St. Vince sounds off on Mr. Bromley’s column

St. Vince, known in everyday life as John O’Neill, celebrates with the Packers faithful during a game at Lambeau Field in 2009.
Raymond T. Rivard photograph

If you missed my post yesterday about a column published by Mr. Ben Bromley in the Baraboo News Republic, you can find it here … but the reason I write once more about the column because St. Vince, one of the iconic Green Bay Packers fans known in real life as John O’Neill of Middleton, today also sounded off as only a “fanatic” could.

His column was published in the Wisconsin State Journal and can be found here

St. Vince knows what it’s like to take fandom to a unique level and eloquently describes his reasons in this piece. He understands that being a fan is more than watching games at home on the tube. He knows because he drives to Green Bay for every home game during the season and makes himself available to all Packers fans who love having their pictures taken with O’Neill, who seems to always have a smile on his face.

He loves to dress in his full Bishop regalia. He does it because he is a fanatic. Not the kind that Bromley feels is going to destroy the image of the entire state. Lest we distance ourselves from the likes of O’Neill and his ilk, Bromley says, the state will surely disintegrate.

In my column of yesterday, I counter Bromley’s comments. In today’s guest column, St. Vince demolishes Bromley’s arguments.

While I surely suggest you click on over to my post, I also highly encourage a click on over the St. Vince’s column.

It’s time we understand the fun of being a fan and stop taking it too seriously … a lesson Mr. Bromley should learn.

I say thanks to St. Vince and join him in exclaiming …

GO! PACK! GO!

Topics: Green Bay Packers, St. Vince, Wisconsin State Journal

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