The Few Packers Fans Who Give Us All A Bad Name
Last Sunday was a bad day to be a fan of the Green Bay Packers.
In addition to losing to the then-winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers, there was some truly questionable judgment exhibited off the field by Packers fans.
I’m not talking about verbal abuse, public intoxication or the physical altercations that often result. For better or worse, these things come with every Packers game. Hell, if you’re from Wisconsin and a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan, getting drunk in public and verbally abusing non-Packers fans is your birthright.
What I am talking about are the fashion choices that continue to make me cringe. The Cheesehead was enough. It’s a stupid idea, it looks even more stupid, it screams “I have a sixth-grade education and work at a factory!”, and personally, I’ll never be caught dead with a fucking foam wedge of cheese on my head. It’s bad enough the term is now associated with the geographic location of my birthplace, i.e. when I meet someone, tell them I’m from Wisconsin, they may reply with some form of this sentence – “Ah, you’re a cheesehead.”
No, I’m not a cheesehead. My fucking skull is not made out of cheddar or any other variety of cheese. I just happened to fly out of my mother’s uterus in the state of Wisconsin.
But I digress. This past weekend in Tampa a couple individuals really ratcheted up the douche factor for us Packers fans who actually look and behave like normal people.
This first example comes our way via Busted Coverage.
Not only is this guy wearing a Cheesehead, but he’s painted his body and face (poorly, I might add). Note that he’s painted a bikini top on. I tried really hard to imagine why someone might do this, but I came up completely blank. Fortunately for him, he’s big enough to kick anybody’s ass who says anything.
Douche factor: 7.5
This second example comes to us via Sports By Brooks.
It’s not so much what this guy is wearing as what he’s saying. He’s wearing a hat and t-shirt. He’s saying “I support the Packers and am an ignorant, homophobic redneck hick.”
I absolutely love people who reinforce that stereotype of Packers fans. It really does all of us a genuine service.
Word is he got a cheese wedge rammed up his ass after the game by a gay and pissed off Buccaneers fan.
Douche factor: 9.5
So, let this be an example of what not to wear to the Packers game. And god, for the sake of us normal people, if you have to look this stupid, please don’t get caught on camera.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.