The Green Bay Packers are America’s Team

Nov 24, 2013; Green Bay Packers fans hold up signs supporting Aaron Rodgers (not pictured) during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. The Vikings and Packers tied 26-26. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

 

The Green Bay Packers are the real “America’s Team.”

If a couple of years ago ESPN can decide to have a re-vote to decide where should Titletown be re-named, then we, as Packers Nation, can just take back what we were considered decades ago before someone decided Dallas should wear that moniker because we had the Titletown label.

But America’s Team? 

You’re kidding, right? There is only one team that exemplifies rural America all across the country – the small towns, the farms, the trees and lakes of America – these are all the same qualities the real America’s Team possesses, the Green Bay Packers.

Look at stadiums all across the country when the Green Bay Packers travel – they have legions of fans everywhere and in every state.

The Cowboys image is that of a billionaire owner with a billion dollar stadium. The Packers are community owned and their stadium would fit 80 percent of the population of Green Bay.

Across the parking lot of the stadium is a neighborhood of 1,200 square-foot ranch homes. The kids wait outside the stadium to give up their bicycles for the players to ride to practice – from the star QB and LB down to the 53rd man on the roster and the practice squad.

If the team were to be sold, all the proceeds would go to the local VFW. Several hundred thousand fans can say they own ‘stock’ in the franchise.

How can the Green Bay Packers not be America’s Team?

Tell us what you think …

 

Topics: America's Team, Green Bay Packers

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  • TapDogsDad

    Like many who have been pointing out those facts for years, I couldn’t agree more!!

  • Linda Lange

    I also agree totally. You could also point out that the Packers were around for four decades–and became ingrained in American culture–before “Dallas’s Team” was even established. Millions of people who root for their local teams consider the Packers their second favorite, adding to their fan base. And of course, every year we read stories of fans coming from Europe or Australia to see the Pack–we could concede Dallas the “America’s Team” title and call the Pack THE WORLD’S TEAM!

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thepackerbackers Davey Miller

      I like America’s Team better because it is an American sport. They are trying to take the Super Bowl to London. Really!! Give us wimpleton and the British Open then. Not that we want them but if you are going to get a Super Bowl I want something in return, if just to cancel them.

  • Darren Desmarais

    no brainer……

  • Angie Kalob

    Cheesehead Women in swimsuit??? Ralwf!! You have got to be Bikini-ing me!!!??