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Purple pride means overtime For GB police By PG A. Nelesen

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  1. PWT36

    PWT36 Cheesehead

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    Posted November 11, 2007

    Purple pride means overtime for Green Bay police

    Vikings-Packers rivalry has a history of high arrests at Lambeau

    By Andy Nelesen
    anelesen@greenbaypressgazette.com


    "The Minnesota Vikings' annual trip to Lambeau Field has topped the list of rowdy crowds at 1265 Lombardi Ave., besting the Green Bay Packers-Chicago Bears crowds in arrests and ejections.


    Over the last five seasons, Green Bay police have arrested an average of 12.5 people per game when the Vikings are in town, according to a Green Bay Press-Gazette analysis of Lambeau Field arrests — slightly higher than the 11.6-person average for the Bears' visits.


    Most arrests are for unlawful conduct at a public event, a municipal ordinance encompassing such offenses as fighting, cussing and smuggling booze. The citation usually carries the potential of an $865 fine and a trip to jail to post bail.


    Skewing the Bears' average was the perfect storm for arrests created on Christmas 2005 when 25 people were arrested. The 4 p.m. kickoff, a division rivalry, a legal holiday the next day and a Packers loss all contributed.


    Without the Christmas game arrests, the Bears' average drops to about eight arrests per game, 1.5 arrests shy of the 10-year average for Bears games at Lambeau.


    Only six of the fans arrested during the most recent Bears and Vikings visits were from out of state. Seventeen were from Wisconsin.


    But the arrests don't tell the whole story.


    Police ejected an average of 28 people a game during the last six visits from the Bears, which pales in comparison to the 44-person ejection average from the last six Vikings visits.


    Green Bay police are aware the Lambeau crowd gets rowdy during Vikings games. However, that doesn't change their game plan.


    "We have a history of having staff that can adequately handle even the most troublesome games," said Lt. Bill Bongle, who supervises the game day planning. "I am aware we have an increased level of activity with the Vikings games, and we'll be ready.


    "But that one factor doesn't cause us to spill over and put on extra staff because it's a rowdy game."
     
  2. Raider Pride

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    I understand that Jeffery Dahmer was arrested at Lambeau in 1990 for urinating in public. I wonder what he had on the grill in the pre game tailgate party?

    Not sure if he was a Bear, Viking, or Packer Fan.
     
  3. IronMan

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    Re: Purple pride means overtime For GB police By PG A. Neles

    I don't know why people have to cause trouble when they go to games. Packers fans, Vikings fans, whoever. And alcohol is no excuse for stupidity. Oh well.
     
  4. Cdnfavrefan

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    I usualy just come down for the Viking game so I thought it was normal. I remember one cop telling me as long as no one dies it's been a good day. Only death today shally be the purple pride
     
  5. cheesey

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    For real???
    I wonder not what, but WHO was on the grill.
    That guy was one sicko. He worked at the factory right acroos the street from where i and my wife went to college. Glad we didn't become the "main course".
     
  6. Cdnfavrefan

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    If Brett would of come along a few years earlier maybe Jeffrey would never of been driven to do what he did. I can't promise what I'll turn into if the Vikes beat us
     
  7. brennan1884

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    id get arrested if i got my *** kicked by 34 points and i paid 700 bucks for the tickets
     
  8. PackwillBEback

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    OMG CUSSING????? CALL THE NATIONAL GUARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. vegOmatic

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    This is a stupid thread. The Packers had a bye week.
     

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