Earlier today Will Blackmon said that the majority of Packers fans are women! I applauded him, cause most of the diehard fans I know are female too.
He then retweeted two responses to his statement. One guy said that those girls probably couldn't name more than 5 players on the team, and another (a bears fan!) said that they were all ugly and fat.
1. March 4th, 2007. While drowning my sorrows of B Favre retiring in a bottle of wine, or three, I began to mourn the loss of the last member of the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Champ team. I rememberd fondly back to the girl who knew that roster forward and backward. I decided to test myself. This is my drunken, first run, at remembering the 1996 Packer Roster
2. Starting with the last game of the regular season in 1995 (the Yancy Thigpen drop) until the last game of the 2000 season (i went away to college) I cut out every article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the Packers. I filed them and stored them until I moved to Cali. I eventually had to cut the collection down and now what I have are the ones that truely mean something to me.
Who else still has this? And who else remembers this celebration?
I am not unique. There are thousands of us. Women and men. Who truely love this team and this game. I post these things not to toot my own horn, but to say we exist. Women who love the game. Who know the game. Who have a slightly neurotic affection with the game.
GO Pack GO!