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Whats your best memory as a Packer fan?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by AllouezPackerFan, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. AllouezPackerFan

    AllouezPackerFan Section 121 Row 47

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    I can narrow mine down to two. My first is being a bike kid when I was growing up. I even had the official bike kid t-shirt and membership card from the Packer Pro Shop. Still have both by the way. I would show up to practice very early every day during the summer. Somedays you would get chosen....somedays you wouldn't. I remember when Antonio Freeman rode my bike like 4 days in a row. Great times.

    My second was the best game I was ever at. Christmas Eve Day 1995 against the Steelers at Lambeau. It was colder than hell. We needed to win to win the division for the first time since 1982. We were up 24-19 and with no time left on the clock Neil O'Donnell found a wide open Yancy Thigpen all alone in the end zone. My head immediately went into my hands. I knew we had lost. Then I heard a cheer from the North end zone. I looked up and Thigpen was sitting on the ground with his head down, he had dropped it. The stadium erupted and my dad and I stayed in the stadium about an hour after the game. The team came back out and did a victory lap. Amazing day.

    Mostly my good memories come from going to the game every Sunday with my dad. Great times.

    God damn I love the Green Bay Packers.
     
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  2. Murgen

    Murgen MechaPackzilla

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    1989. Dallas Texas, 32F. Don Majikowski was leading the pack to Dallas for a chance (slim if I recall) at a wildcard spot playing against the hapless 1-14 Cowboys under Landry's replacement Jimmy Johnson. Last game of the regular season. I think Lindy Infante was the Head Coach.

    My parents dropped me off with a friend at Texas Stadium. Brought my Pack is Back sign. ROFL So stupid looking back. Hey, a chance at a playoff back then meant the Pack was doing great, LOL.

    We were sitting in the endzone, and pretty much the only people in the stands were GB fans. Heck, there were 0 Cowboys fans there. I kid you not. Nobody was even in our section but us. I swear there couldn't have been more than 5-6,000 Packer Fans in the stands. Maybe somebody can look that up someplace.

    Jimmy came walking around the stadium just looking up into the stands. He literally walked around the entire ring just looking up into the stands looking depressed. It caught our attention and we started yelling "What are you looking at Jimmy you F***!?" Then we would shoot him the bird. We sort of made an F you Jimmy dance and then at the end shoot him the bird. We would yell "You need a closer look Jimmy?" And fire it again in a jerking forward motion. It was hilarious. My friend and I still laugh about it. He had to have seen us cause he was looking in our section and we were the only ones there. 1-14 Cowboys in 32F weather, cowboys fans stayed home. 32F for us was cold as hell too cause in Dallas we didn't really have cold weather gear. All I had was two pairs of socks on, blue jeans, tennis shoes and a heavy coat. Man, I was cold as hell after 3 hours. My dad who was at the Ice Bowl just shook his head when I told him I was cold as **** after the game.

    I always wonder if me and my friend added a little bad karma to all those defeats by Dallas. I figure maybe Jimmy remembered us and really got his team fired up to play GB from then on out. LOL Probably not, but it's still a fun memory. I don't really remember the game, I think it was tight in the 4th but I do remember we won.

    btw, GB didn't make the playoffs that year.

    2nd best Packer Memory. Farve throwing that beautiful TD pass in the 96 Superbowl to Andre Rison to basically start the game. That was just pure football gold right there. At least to this Packer fan.
     
  3. GBFANATIC

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    Wow there are so many.....

    in no particular order....

    1.) i was headed to to my cousins house across town in san antonio when my car broke down the day after irving favre died. my grandfather picked me up and we watched the 4 amazing throws and receptions by favre in that game. one of the most cherished moments in my life.
    2.) Getting Favre jerseys from Santa because he is a Pack fan(according to my mom)!
    3.) Watching Aaron Rodgers almost lead us to victory when Favre went down against the Cowboys when I was the only Cheesehead (being loud and obnoxious) in a crowd of 300+ Cowgirls fans.
    4.) Of course the Superbowl XXXI victory
    5.) this may be the top one for me.... the 2004 playoff game against seattle.... I'm in a house with 40+ seahawk fans and oddly enough there was 15 inches of snow in seattle and not much in green bay that day.... turned off my cell phone as usual to block out all the texts and calls and once we went into overtime and lost the toss, i felt my heart sink. then all the sudden al harris picks the ball off and I remember seeing him cross the endzone line and I ran out into the front yard and dove in the snow, screaming at the top of my lungs, and doing snow angels!!!!!!!!!!
    5.) seeing the packers whoop the **** out of the seahawks from a suite with all you can drink and eat at qwest field last year
    6.) seeing the packers whoop the **** out of the seahawks from 40 rows back on the 20 yard line north endzone home side this year!!!!!!!!!

    god i could go on forever.........

    I LOVE THE PACKERS!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. AllouezPackerFan

    AllouezPackerFan Section 121 Row 47

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    I totally forgot to mention being at the parade through Green Bay the team took after getting home from New Orleans with the Super Bowl. We actually got school off that day. I was in 6th grade. It was great, all the schools were closed, which was almost as cool as the Pack winning the super bowl. My dad and I camped out on Ridge Rd. in front of Krolls all day. It was amazing.
     
  5. GBFANATIC

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    I think I was in 6th grade too. I did my own parade around school in Kent, WA!!!
     
  6. AllouezPackerFan

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    Atta boy.
     
  7. Clay's Jock Strap

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    I was a "bike kid" before they had a membership and a club. I just got a new Huffy Santa Fe 10 speed for my birthday in the 6th grade. I rode it to practice and Ezra Johnson rode it from the field up to the locker room. His heavy *** freakin' bent the hell out of the rims and I wobbled all the way home. A few years later in high school I was a bus boy at Sergio's Mexican Restaurant and as karma would have it I was cleaning up around tables where Ezra and his wife were eating. I went over by him and told him my story. He laughed his *** off and gave me a $20 tip.


    I have others...
     
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  8. AllouezPackerFan

    AllouezPackerFan Section 121 Row 47

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    nice!!!!
     
  9. Forget Favre

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    My memories are seeing them on TV and not in person as others have shared.

    Growing up we had like 3 TVs in the house and all of them were in B&W. And this was in the 70s. LOL.
    However we did have this tiny color non-cable portable which I would watch in my bed room.
    My friend was over and we tuned into a Packer game. I can't remember if we watched the whole thing or just the last few moments.
    Because all I remember was Chester Marcol, kicker during the 70's, was going to attempt a field goal against Da Bears. The kick was blocked. The loose ball ended up in Marcol's hands and he ran it in for the winning TD.
    (If anyone knows where footage of this is online or could upload to youtube, that would be sooooo awesome!)

    From wikipedia
    Chester Marcol may best be known for his game winning touchdown against the Chicago Bears in 1980. In the first week of the 1980 NFL season the Packers were tied with the Bears 6-6 in overtime. A 32-yard pass from Lynn Dickey to James Lofton helped set up a 34-yard attempt to win the game for the Packers. Marcol's kick was blocked and came straight back to his facemask. He caught the ball and ran around the startled Bears in what appeared to be sheer fright. Marcol was able to run 25 yards into the end-zone to give the Packers a 12-6 victory.

    I've never owned a TV. But when I started dating my gf I would go over to her house to watch the Pack.
    She doesn't get the NFL network so we ended up going to a neighborhood bar to watch them play Dallas. (This was the game when Favre was hurt and Rodgers took over.)
    It was the first time I had ever done anything like that.
    Every time the Pack got a first down, some dude would stand up and yell "That's another Green Bay Packer first down!"
    Even though the Pack lost, it was still fun watching being surrounded by other fans.
     
  10. Ted's Zombie Army

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    This is easy. December 1967, I was 10. My best friend called me one day to ask me if I wanted to go with him and his dad to see a Packer game because his brother didn't want to go because it was too cold. My parents approved, I put on everything warm that I could find, and I went to the game which later was glossed the Ice Bowl. It was my first Packers game.
     
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  11. GBFANATIC

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    ....... I envy your life!!!!!!!!!!!!!......
     
  12. Green_Bay_Packers

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    Ted that story is ace :D
     
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    That is just awesome.

    To me it's the SB in New Orleans, then the only game I went, the famous "we want the ball, and we're going to score" playoff game against the Seahawks.
     
  14. Clay's Jock Strap

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    Holy Scnit... That is like getting set up on a blind date, your first time out with a girl, and you find out it is Miss America (and she puts out)... That is truly the sort of thing where you could say, "Lord, you can take me now - nothing in life can top this!!"
     
  15. Clay's Jock Strap

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    A personal favorite of mine involves #66... My Grandmother owned a bar in GB back in the '60's and '70's (still open today but under different ownership obviously) called the Packer Stadium Lounge. She knew a few of the Lombardi Packers because of it and scored me some cool schwag like a ball signed by the SBII team. Anyway, as fate would have it, Dick Nitschke (Ray's older brother) was a beer distributor out of Chicago. He and my Grandma were good friends. So before Ray stopped drinking, he was in that bar a lot. Anyway, back in the mid '90s I was back in Green Bay for something or another. I went to the Oneida Casino with a friend of mine... The big hotel there that is next to the Casino used to (maybe still does) from time to time get local "celebs" as greeters for various conventions/functions that they hosted. Well, this time they had Ray at the door greeting. I saw him and thought I'd go over and say "hi." He didn't know me but I knew if I dropped my Grandma's name he'd know right away who I was. So, I am sitting there with my friend, jawwing with Ray. He has his trademark stogie in his mouth and is speaking in that lovable gruff voice. Well, at that point, some guy and his wife come in the door for the convention. No idea where they were from but they had NO idea the greatness they were standing next to. As a matter of fact, this dude actually though Ray was a bell hop head bag boy or something. Ray greets him, and the dude tells him what room to bring his bags to...

    Ray doesn't get even slightly upset. He removes the stogie from his mouth, looks at the guy and calmly says in his gruff voice "Nitschke don't do luggage..."

    The guy gets this totally puzzled look on his face and just walks away. My friend and I about piss ourselves from laughing so hard.
     
  16. AllouezPackerFan

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    Awesome. Great Stuff. My mom was on the field at the Ice Bowl. She was a cheerleader.
     
  17. IronMan

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    Excellent stuff guys! Great idea for a thread as well. I will add my stories later.
     
  18. Ted's Zombie Army

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    I think that now. At the time I was just ten, and it was my first time in a stadium like that and a crowd like that. So at the time, I didn't remember much about the game except getting to see Bart Starr (he was a god to me then) and all the excitement at the end of the game because we won the championship. I'm pretty sure I was gawking a lot and I remember how good the hot chocolate was on that day. That it would be a legendary game came later. I was just a lucky kid that day because I got to see Bart Starr play.
     
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  19. Jess

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    I don't know how the answer to this can be anything other than Desmond Howard's kick return to seal Super Bowl 31.

    Runner up: Antonio Freeman's catch to beat Minnesota on a Monday Night. "He did WHAT?!?"
     
  20. AllouezPackerFan

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    Great story about Ray. I actually got to know him a little bit. I caddied for him at Oneida Golf and Riding a few times. Mike Holmgren too, but Ray was the most fun and nicest Packer I ever caddied for.
     
  21. Clay's Jock Strap

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    He was a hell of a nice man. Ten times better after he stopped drinking!

    According to my dad, Ray used to keep all sorts of photos and other goodies in the trunk of his car. If people (especially kids) used to see him out at a restaurant and come to ask him for an autograph, I guess he'd always tell them to please let him eat and then come back later. I guess he was known for going out to his vehicle and bringing in all sorts of stuff and signing it for the fans and then shooting the **** with them. He was an icon in Green Bay and it was really sad when he died early.
     
  22. AllouezPackerFan

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    Well said my friend.
     
  23. Forget Favre

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    This reminds me:
    Have any of you ever seen the original and best version of the football movie The Longest Yard starring Burt Renolds?
    Yup. Ray has a part in it playing a tough prison guard.
    He even puts his fist through a wall.
    And during the game twice Burt throws a football right at him hitting him in the croch both times!
    Ray doubles over in pain and whines about it!
    What a good sport for doing that.
    :D

    As for the remake starring Adam Sandler? Forgedabout it. It's just way too clean and sanitized and not as tough and raw looking as the origingal.
    Sandler playing a QB would be like eating a PBJ without the bread. Something is missing or doesn't seem right.
     
  24. don_frosto

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    Wow. These are all really great stories!! Awesome thread idea.

    My favorite memory might have to be the only Packer game I've actually been to. November 21, 2004 against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium (Sunday Night Game). I told my dad in the off-season that the Packers are playing in Texas and that we should get tickets ASAP. Of course, my father said he'd get to it "eventually." We never bought the tickets ahead of time.

    So as gameday approaches, we decide we'll head down there on Sunday afternoon and hope we get lucky and find some ticket scalpers. I remember seeing the stadium miles away. That stadium is huge!! So we get there around 3 or so and start looking for tickets. Every time we found someone that had tickets, their asking price was way over our budget. After nearly 3 hours of searching we were ready to abandon all hope and head back home. I was so depressed. I remember just laying down in the back seat, not saying a word lol

    Luck struck our side about an hour before gametime and we were able to find some tickets. Walking into the stadium was some experience. Never before had I been to a pro football game, and here I am walking into what was then the newest stadium in the NFL, and had just hosted the Super Bowl earlier that year.

    The game itself was awesome!! We ended up pulling a huge 4th quarter comeback and won the game on a game winning kick by none other than Mr. Ryan Longwell. He BARELY snuck the ball through the right goalposts!! I mean BARELY!! :D All I could hear was the roar of the Packer fans. It was awesome!! :happy0005:
     
  25. Green_Bay_Packers

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    Wow thats a great story but tbh it should have had Mason Crosby in it ok probably not
     

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