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Open Practices

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by nathaniel, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. nathaniel

    nathaniel Cheesehead

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    I'm thinking about making a trip up to Wisconsin to see family, and I'm thinking about heading to Green Bay to check out some of the open practices. Has anyone here gone to them? Just wondering if it's a pretty good time, and if there is any interaction with players.
     
  2. cheesey

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    Oh yeah.....i try to make it to at least one a season. If you come, bring your camera! I get lots of nice photos of the players riding kid's bikes down to the practice field.
    It's hard to get autographs though, as the players are really busy, and theres usually big crowds.
    When they have the OTA's is the best time for autographs.
     
  3. nathaniel

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    Sounds cool. Is there seating, or do people take lawn chairs? I probably wouldn't be able to sit down anyways! Haha! I really don't think I'll be able to afford to go to a game, so this might be my best bet.
     
  4. cheesey

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    They have bleachers set up by the practice field, but you have to nab a space before they fill up.
    You can bring your own chairs too, but the spots fill up pretty quick too.
    Make sure you allow yourself the whole day, as the Packer hall of fame is a must see too!
     
  5. yooperfan

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    Here is a pic of my youngest son getting interviewed by Larry McCarren at a Packer practice.
    The interview was then aired on Locker Room Live.
    We always enjoy getting down to Green Bay for training camp, it's a great time.
     
  6. Lynch

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    i envy you over there I also want to get to green bay
     
  7. mi_keys

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    It's a lot of fun, I've gotten to come up a few times and cheesey's dead on. Get there early 'cause it fills up. I always got there late and it was a bit of a task to get somewhere where I could see, and I'm reasonably tall at 6'2". But it's still a good time, and you can get autographs of some of the younger players. I almost got Reggie White's autograph back in '96, I was literally inches away but he had been getting mobbed and had probably been signing for about 45 minutes so he finally slipped away. Damn, oh well. So you never know who you might catch.
     
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    Well we will be there the week of Aug 11th..and plan to hit two practices if we can, the ones on Tuesday and Thursday...maybe pick up Cheesy so he can go with us...:) Anyone else going that week?
     
  10. cheesey

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    Sweet photo Yoop! You never know who you might see there!

    Hey Hedder! Hopefully we can hook up that week! Gotta see whats happening then.
     
  11. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    I was gonna pick up Cheesey and go to a few but apparently the dude lives a bazillion light years away.
     
  12. nathaniel

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    Thanks for all the info! I'm going to try my hardest to get up there this year. Seems like a great time. Plus, I have a ton of family in Milwaukee that I could visit. I'll just make a long weekend out of it. Thanks again!
     
  13. cheesey

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    A "ton of family"........hmmm......if thats anything like my family, that means about 8 people!!!LOLOLOL!!! :rotflmao:

    Zero! What makes you think i live THAT far away???
    Is it because i was once known as "Darth Cheesey???" :rotflmao:
     
  14. nathaniel

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    Haha! I'm not sure of the exact number. I'm originally from West Allis, so pretty much my mom's whole side of the family lives around there and Milwaukee. I'm sure their combined weight is well over a ton!
     
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    How crazy would that be if you got to meet Driver :0
     
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  17. cheesey

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    Mi_keys........it is not good to make fun of the DARK SIDE!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
    May the FARCE be with you!!! :thumbsup: :rotflmao:
     
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    I met him 2 years ago. He signed my Packer helmet for me!
     
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    Grafton is way to far for me to drive in my little gas guzzling Ranger :)
     
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  21. cheesey

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    Does that surprise you 1245?
    He was pulling out of the parking lot at Lambeau, and i went up to him with my helmet and asked if he would sign it. He was REAL nice about it!
    (To see the helmet, go to the Atrium and there's a thread about it with a photo of it)
    Oh....in case you didn't know, if you click on the photo, it should make it bigger. If you look right under the "NFL" sticker on the helmet, you will see where Driver signed it.
     
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    Where do you live again Zero? I can't remember!
     
  23. Zero2Cool

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    De Pere. Moving to Howard in a few months.
     

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