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Rick Reilly/ESPN: Pack mentality

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by LombardiChick, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. LombardiChick

    LombardiChick Win or lose, I love this team.

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    I searched and didn't see this - I hope I didn't miss it somehow. (Mods, please delete if I've screwed up here.)

    I think a lot of you guys will find this piece speaks to you the way it did to me. PackerForum.com is mentioned, too. (It's well worth reading the rest at the link.) [On edit, I'm not sure where this vid came from; it's tied to the link somehow. The article is called "Pack Mentality" on ESPN, and the forum even inserted different text, because that's what I typed and now it says something completely different. So anyway, I don't know how to fix it, but if you want to find the rest of the article, it shouldn't be too hard. : ) ]

    The Green Bay Packers need to win - ESPN


    You root for the Packers in this Super Bowl because it's more than just Green Bay's football team. It's the blood in their veins and the asphalt under their tires. They drive down Lombardi Avenue. They speed down Holmgren Way. They park on Reggie White Way. They learn at Vince Lombardi Elementary and daydream of starring at Lambeau Field. And if they lose Sunday, there will be a line to jump off Ray Nitschke Bridge.

    You root for the Packers in this Super Bowl for guys like the one on PackerForum.com writing about hearing his mom shriek downstairs and thinking she's in trouble and running down to find her in her robe and slippers shrieking in delight at the man standing in the doorway, Packers god Bart Starr, who had stopped by to drop off some gifts as thanks for the guy cutting Starr's lawn and shoveling his sidewalk this year.

    You root for the Packers in this Super Bowl because being a Steelers fan is a sickness but being a Packers fan is incurable. In Green Bay, Packers gas up where you gas up, pray where you pray, eat where you eat. The players are like family, which means they get yelled at a lot. "That's the thing that's a little different here," says All-Pro Packers linebacker Clay Matthews. "If you mess up here, the lady at the grocery store will let you know."



     
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  2. Cheesehead Brittany

    Cheesehead Brittany Cheesehead

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    video isnt working
     
  3. Cheesehead Brittany

    Cheesehead Brittany Cheesehead

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    "You root for the Packers in this Super Bowl because, at the end of it, they're not giving out the Noll Trophy, they're giving out the Lombardi Trophy. Nobody on Broadway is rushing to see the hit play Cowher, but they are rushing to see the hit play Lombardi.
     
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  4. JBlood

    JBlood Cheesehead

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    Rick Reilly is great.
     
  5. fettpett

    fettpett Cheesehead

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    thats the article that got me to the site :D it's a great read for all Packer fans
     
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  6. robdog

    robdog Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Stupid video parser script, LOL. I will fix that for ESPN.

    Cool article though, nice to get a shout out on ESPN. Wish that was an actual link! :)
     
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  7. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    WOW
    We are all over
    Rob send the author an email asking for a link
     
  8. IluvGB

    IluvGB I <3 Packers!!!!

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    :give_heart:
     
  9. ivo610

    ivo610 Cheesehead

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    yeah a national article like this should drive traffic. wow
     
  10. packerfan4ever

    packerfan4ever Cheesehead

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    what a great feeling to be a packer fan and to have a great sight,that has great people on it.
     
  11. JJP41

    JJP41 Cheesehead

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    "Being a Steelers fan is a sickness."

    That's funny stuff.

    I guess that would mean Chicago fans are permanently braindamaged for being Bears fans.


    :chisux:
     
  12. TheSnowPlow

    TheSnowPlow Driving Don Shula Crazy

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    Does a Bear fan S**t in the street? :happy0005:




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  13. JJP41

    JJP41 Cheesehead

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    Nope, he chits his pants first.


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  14. PackersRS

    PackersRS Cheesehead

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    That is one great article.
     
  15. LombardiChick

    LombardiChick Win or lose, I love this team.

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    Thanks! I felt like a rat in a maze trying to get the preview to match the published result last night! (I was shocked to see a video appear - I never even saw one on the page the article was on. LOL)

    Congratulations on the notice by ESPN - very cool! :happy0005:
     
  16. LombardiChick

    LombardiChick Win or lose, I love this team.

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    I loved that paragraph - I think maybe this is my favorite line in the piece:

    You root for the Packers in this Super Bowl because every now and then the game needs to have on top the little team nobody can seem to hate.

    I also loved this, because I think it's so true:

    Rodgers deserved better and now he deserves this.

    GO PACK GO!! FOUR MORE QUARTERS!!!
     
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  17. Jess

    Jess Movement!

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    Do we know who posted what he mentioned in that one paragraph?

    Feels like a GreenGoldAngel type of post.
     
  18. LombardiChick

    LombardiChick Win or lose, I love this team.

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    That's what I was thinking, too. Where is GGA, anyway?
     
  19. PackersRS

    PackersRS Cheesehead

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    Yeah, it was him.

    Don't know where he went these couple of days, though...
     

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