By: Catherine Boa
It’s no secret that Football fans are some of the most enthusiastic, passionate and committed fans in the world. None more so than those of the Green Bay Packers. A true Cheesehead will bleed green and gold and represent the pack regardless of their location. I should know I am one of the only known packer fans living in Scotland. Location has little impact on the spirit of a Cheesehead particularly when your commitment pays off queue the Super Bowl.
Of course in the hour of glory pride and joy comes to all packer fans but possibly none more so than on Lombardi Avenue itself. Just type into You Tube ‘packers Lombardi avenue celebration’ and you will witness the sheer ecstasy of being a packers fan. Lining Lombardi Avenue all the way to Lambeau Field is honking vehicles and fans screaming with joy.
The unbridled passion for the pack is nothing new of course, It stems from none other than Vince Lombardi himself. Lombardi’s commitment to his team and the game was the example fans now lead by. Let’s not forget he turned a team – who had lost all but 2 of their 12 games in 1958 – into one of the best teams in league within the space of a year. Commitment and passion is why the name Lombardi resides on the Avenue.
The Lombardi spirit lives on in each and every packers fan, win or lose we will represent and most of all inspire confidence in the players making us the flesh and blood of the packer body. No matter what team you represent or where you are in the world you can’t deny that the Cheesehead is a rare breed.
“People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defences, or problems in modern society.”- Vince Lombardi