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Most Memorable Games Attended

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  1. NOMOFO

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    I didn't want to hijack that most memorable season thread but LTF made me think of this after he mentioned he was at the Steelers Thigpen drop game.

    What are some of the most memorable games you attended?

    For me...two come to mind right away.

    1994 NFC Wild Card round in Detroit: I was at this game with a Packer fan tour bus. Favre to Sharpe to win it. I was sitting towards the endzone side where Brentdt threw the ball from and I couldn’t even see Sharpe catch the ball... but I knew by the Packers reaction and the fan reaction what happened. We had about 3 rows of Packer fans.

    This one punk kept running up to us and taunting us the entire game every single time the Lions did something good. Well, the game ends and this same guy had to walk right past the three rows of Packer fans. Some “ahem” of us made sure to wish him a good off-season. I’ll never forget it. This guy was a skinny little beaaatch. He’s walking up the stairs with this really big dude and he looks at the dude and says “F’ them, let’s go” (Like he was ready to brawl) ...and the big dude goes “No, f” YOU, you deserve it for acting like such an a hole the entire game taunting these guys!” We sang “The Lions Sleeps Tonight” in the bus as we drove out of the parking lot.


    2005 Lambeau Field Vikings' playoff game: Randy Moss moon game. We had seats in about the 3rd row corner endzone so we had a perfect view of the grand mooning event. Before the game the clown in front of me, wearing a BreNt jersey, made a comment about how brent wouldn’t allow Culpepper to beat the Packers at home. I asked him exactly how many times would he need to see Brent gag on his tongue before he would realize the Brent FavroerINT of the 90s was long long gone? One of the interceptions was right in front of us and I shouted “Hey, another great game Brett. Way to step up as usual gun slinger!!!” ...the Brent fan didn’t take to kindly to that but I “wasn’t all that interested in what he had to say.”


    This was yet another BrentINT FAvrerint gem. 4 interceptions and another season lost-over-done-toast. What was supposed to be a great post game celebration of bars and casino action ended up being a brutal night of sulking and going to bed at 10 pm. One of the most brutal days I’ve ever had as a fan. I said that day I would never again pay my hard earned cash to see that idiot play and I never did.

    I remember telling my brother that night... “You know, we have years of this to look forward to because Favreint is not going anywhere. He’ll play until he’s 50 and because he’s the toast of the town we won’t be able to get him out from under center no matter how many times he keeps pulling this!” I was kind of correct in that prediction in that he didn’t go gracefully but major kudos for TT and MAC for proving me wrong about being forced to stick with the POS gag artist.
     
  2. Ace

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    2007 game home Vs. San Diego. I believe SD was coming off of a 14-2 season. Favre hit Jennings in the 4th Qtr for what I believe was the record tying TD to put us ahead. Barnett then picked off Rivers for the "dagger".
     
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    I've haven't been to a ton in my life, so my most memorable was the '07 championship game. It ended badly but was memorable for so many reasons. They kicked us out of the stands at the end. I just wanted to soak up the environment a little longer. It hurt more that they allowed the Giants fans to stay and cheer behind the Fox broadcast stage in the corner of the endzone while we needed to go. I understood why, but it was another reason I remember that game so well.
     
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    October 1972 beating the Bears 20-17.
    It wasn't the game though, it was what we did at the Northland Hotel the night before.
     
  5. VolvoD

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    Out of the 5 games I've been to...by far is Vikings at Green Bay 2009. I can't put into words how magical that was. It was also my first game in Green Bay.
     
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    Three of most memorable have been Vikings games. Favre beating us, us getting revenge the next season, and the tie last year.

    Also, the game with Cutler throwing 4 picks in his first game as a Bear and Rodgers hitting Jennings for a long TD on 4th and short.
     
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  7. longtimefan

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    Detroit, Sunday night, Sharpers rookie season..He ran int back for int...But it was more memorable because Ray Nitschke sat in front of me for the entire 1st half..

    Yancy Thigpen drop in endzone

    Detroit playoff win when they held Barry Sanders to 0 yards rushing

    Beating Brett
     
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    1996 Chargers at Lambeau Field - First game at Lambeau. Packers scored almost every way imaginable including punt return for td and Leroy Butler int return for td in a rout over SD.
    Super Bowl XXXI - Sitting in the end zone and watching Desmond Howard break through the intitial wave as he runs towards us and scores, what his basically, the winning td (with help from Reggie's 3 timely sacks.)
    Opening game of the 1999 season against the Raiders - Favre hits Jeff Thomason with the winning td pass with less than 30 seconds in the game. Packers would win the first 3 games of the season in similar fashion, but the season would quickly go south in Ray Rhodes only season as HC.
    2004 playoffs against the Vikings - The aforementioned "Moon" game. Packers had dug an early hole, but were making a comeback when right before halftime, Favre throws a pass after he's at least 5 yards past the line of scrimmage. Packers never threatened again.
    2007 playoffs against Seattle - Best time I've ever had at a football game. The atmosphere in a heavy snow storm was incredible. Unfortunately, flew back up the next week to brutal conditions and a very disappointing ending.
     
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    Yes! That was right in front of me and the pick I mentioned. CLEARLY brent didn't want to get hit on that play and that's why he threw it! You could literally see him flinch and toss it away like a school girl playing hot potato! Give me a break! Of course he knew he was well past the line!

    With every year as he got closer to retirement his happy feet got worse and worse in the pocket. It's the number one thing that pizzez me off when people talk about the guy. He simply DID-NOT stand in the pocket and deliver like he needed to. He had happy azzz chicken shi# feet!
     
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    1995 Bears vs Packers at Lambeau - Would Favre play or not? Ankle was busted and TJ Rubley had literally thrown away the game in Minnesota the week before. Favre came out to the loudest roar I'd ever heard at a sporting event. (Odd wikipedia note- Rubley served as a consultant for the film The Replacements, specifically coaching Keanu Reeves in his role as the starting quarterback for the fictional Washington Sentinels)

    2009 Bears vs Packers at Solider Field - 2nd play Grant runs for a 75 yard+ TD as we walk into the stadium. Finley TD catch over the middle and a Cutler INT so seal the deal. Went with 2 Bears and 2 Packer fans good banter the entire time. Surprisingly civil Chicago crowd.

    Family Night 2013 - Fireworks show at the end of the game was spectacular, best entertainment Lambeau has ever had (yes way better than the country "artists" they bring in).

    2013 Packers vs Bears at Solider Field - Boykin fumble / TD, Cobb TD to end the game. First NFL game for my Norwegian Packer fanatic friend. Pure bliss the entire night in Chicago afterward.

    I've gone to other games against lots of different teams in different places, but the games against the Bears are the best. Heated / friendly rivalry between the fans and best of all no Viking troll fans in the stands.
     
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    Hmmm ... been going to games since 1982, so this is quite a list I need to think through. Off the top of my head ...

    1982 - County Stadium vs. Buffalo Bills. My first game, so that's on the list.
    1987 - Lambeau Field vs. 49ers. My first Lambeau game, so that's on the list.
    1988 - County Stadium vs. Patriots. We killed them 45-3 and that was needed after rough 0-5 start to the season.
    1989 - ALL of them. I went to 7 of the 8 home games that year and '89 was a Majikal season!
    1993 - Lambeau Field vs. the Bears. We beat them big and I'll always remember that one.

    After 1993, the bandwagon jumpers arrived and that was the end of being spoiled, going to any game I wanted for 10 bucks. I've been to quite a few since, but the 80's was when the real, true die-hards were there, so those are more treasured to me.

    2013 Lambeau Field vs. the Lions. My first game with my season tickets.
     
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    Reggie White's last game in Chicago!
     
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    :laugh: Yep! I went to all of them and I always said the same thing. I remember when a Packer "win" was actually being competitive against a decent team.
     
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    Easy, 1998 vs SF on my birthday, on my retirement date from the Army. First game at Lambeau. It was like being in church. Final round of the Masters was only other experience that's come close. I got there 2-3 days early and just soaked in Lambeau. Camped at a public campground outside town, can't believe more people don't use it on packer weekends, I think I caught a bus a short walk away. Stopped by a zillion tailgates pre game and just talked to fellow packer fans. Favre threw a long strike to Freeman early and the party was on!!
     
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    I was at that game!
     
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    because I'm from Germany and therefor it costs alot of bucks on top of the ticket itself to attend a game I was only once at Lambeau....it was the 2006 game vs. the Patriots :(....so that game was memorable in 2 ways at once
     
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    I remember that game clearly. You knew we had "arrived".
    I remember reading a comment from the Chargers Pro Bowl NT after the game, and he answered a question and said "You have no idea, that team is good!".
    That gave me confidence, and we went on to have the best team in the NFC that year, until Favre froze vs the Giants.
     
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    2010 Super Bowl here in Dallas.

    2013 Miracle comeback vs Cowboys here in Dallas.

    1995 New Year's Eve, Falcons at Packers Wildcard game.
    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/199512310gnb.htm.
    It was our first home playoff game in a long long time.
    I remember watching the Madden Cruiser arrive before the game early.
    We also were there when 26-year old Favre arrived and walked in.... fans chanting MVP MVP MVP... he was about to win his first one.
    That place, at that time, felt like the center of the universe.

    1993, Broncos at Packers, Sunday Night TNT game.
    Elway vs Favre. With Reggie White.
    Packers were great, Sterling was 3x better than Shannon at that point in time, had 10 catches.
    Packers were blowing them away 30-7 at halftime!
    Favre started the 2nd half with a Pick-6 gift swing pass right to their guy, and he would throw 3 Ints that second half....
    Favre went into his Playoff Mode, and the game was suddenly 30-27 late and Elway had the ball with a minute+ to go.
    Enter Reggie White: He sacked Elway on the final 2 (or maybe 3) plays to stop them. REGGIE REGGIE REGGIE chants took over.

    1997 at Tampa Bay.
    An ugly, low-scoring win. But those days were great for the Packers and my life, great memories. We were the reigning Super Bowl champs, and it was like a Champions Tour. Our defense won us that game as Monte Kiffin's defense stymied Favre.

    1996 at St Louis, Sunday night game.
    It was the arrival of Andre Rison. Our WR's had gotten hurt and our offense was falling apart.
    We won that game and got on track and went on to win the Super Bowl finally.
     
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