The experience at Lambeau Field is recognized by GQ. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Lambeau Field tabbed one of GQ's best '12 Sports Pilgrimages'


With a title like “The 12 Sports Pilgrimages Every Man Should Make,” one might think we’re dealing with a testosterone-bathed, cliche-filled, religious-experience-hyped offering.


The recently-published story in GQ, author Jeff Johnson produces “Friday a Cub, Sunday a Cheesehead” as the Chicago Cubs/Green Bay Packers section – number 10 on the list.

It’s an enjoyable read … funny and sarcastic, Johnson takes us on a tour starting in Chicago, where he sufficiently insults the Cubbies, showing reverence to the stadium experience.

The three-day tour continues with a trip north that features a couple of interesting stops and activities, while day three takes you into Green Bay and inside Lambeau Field … see below how that experience is described … or click on over to the GQ website here.


Friday a Cub, Sunday a Cheesehead

How to see Wrigley and Lambeau in the same weekend

By Jeff Johnson

Day One

Even an antiquated Wrigley Field is still the most charming big-league ballpark. Ride a bike there and valets will keep it safe for you.

Unless three hours surrounded by Bud Light-pickled frat slabs is your idea of a bucket-list trip, skip the famed outfield bleachers atop the ivy. Instead, sit along the infield walls, or in the outfield club box that made Steve Bartman famous.

After the Cubs lose, go two blocks north to Wrigleyville Dogs (3737 N. Clark St.) for an Italian beef sandwich—a soaking-wet angioplasty on a bun. Do all of this in September, when only a short seventeen-game winning streak separates the Cubbies from a .500 record.

Day Two 

Travel north out of the city, with pit stops to Instagram the Home Alone house (671 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka) and bong recreation area sign (Exit 340). Arrive at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Schwartz House, a rentable architectural gem in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. This is where you’re crashing. With its mackadocious indoor balcony, Schwartz is like living in a Burt Bacharach-Hal David song. Have sex in it.

Day Three

Drive the forty-five minutes to Green Bay. Save cash by coming to see a soft opponent (Falcons) over a rival (Bears). To fit in among the other Packers fans, wear something blaze orange from Mills Fleet Farm (213 N. Taylor St.). Seek out a friendly drunk person in the Lambeau parking lot ladling out the hearty chicken stew known as “booyah.” See the game. Genuflect. Chest-bump Lil Wayne. Make someone sober schlep you back home.

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