People Lined Up for Packers Family Night Tickets Because of Course

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Packers fans lined up for Family Night tickets

Packers fans lined up for Family Night tickets

Did you get your tickets for the Green Bay Packers annual Family Night scrimmage? If you said “no” then you’re probably in the same place we are — a boat named Don’t Care.

Other fans are not in that place though. In fact, some people started lining up at Lambeau Field at 5 a.m. on Monday morning to purchase their tickets to Family Night, the annual scrimmage between the Green Bay Packers and the Green Bay Packers.

Of course.

Now, we’re not knocking anyone for going to Family Night. Most of the people who were lined up to purchase the $10 tickets seemed to be people who thought they couldn’t get into Lambeau at any other time during the year. Maybe they don’t know how to use eBay or Craigslist, but whatever.

Or maybe they just like the fireworks that are blasted off after the scrimmage. Fireworks, yo!

During last year’s scrimmage, the Packers let some big, fat linemen try to kick some field goals. Most of them failed miserably.

Who knows what hijinks will ensue this year!

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

17 Comments on "People Lined Up for Packers Family Night Tickets Because of Course"

  1. David

    Do these tickets have seat numbers? Maybe if you are the first guy in line you get to be…

    On the 50 or…
    behind where the players sit down so you can try to get their autograph.

    The stadium isn’t going to sell out for this… so it’s got to be something like that.

  2. Savage57

    This post has kind of that I’m-from-SoCal-so-I’m-above-all-this-shit feel to it.

    If that’s the case then this whole fucking Total Packers thing flies in the face of what the franchise is all about.

    So the question is…

    WTF?

  3. Shawn Iltarion

    Kozak is right.

    I know Family Night is a joke and wouldn’t spend a dime on it, especially since Mike McCarthy rolled into town.

    But I have a family of four, which means I would have to drop at least 3 huddy to bring my family to a regular game. So, I can somewhat understand the demand for tickets.

    Maybe some of you Cali boys drop trip-Benjamins on your weekly stop at the strep club, but that isn’t the kind of money that a working-fool like me can throw around.

    • Wealthy California Cocksucker III

      All you peon packer fans can go to the Aldi and buy some canned suck my dick. I will be eating caviar nachos in my cashmere adorned skybox.

      Sheesh…what a bunch of low rent scum. I might go to a divisional playoff game if i felt like slumming, but otherwise, it’s only conference championships and super bowls for people of my caliber. Regular season games are just there so the janitors of the world have something to do on sunday.

      Someone have my assistant wake me up when the divisional round starts.

    • Monty McMahon

      Yeah, I get all that and I’m not into throwing money around, but I guess I’d rather roll over to The Stadium View and get drunk than go to Family Night.

      As far as those people bringing up real fandom, my old man finally got season tickets – the Green Bay package, not the Milwaukee one, which he passed on several years ago – this year. He got on the list in 1977. I was raised as a Packers fan and sat through the shitty 1980s teams. So, are we somehow less of fans because we don’t go to family night? Because maybe we think it’s dumb and would frankly rather go watch training camp? If anyone wants to make that argument, here’s my answer – fuck you.

      • E. Wolf

        I did not interpet the comments to suggest that you are less of a fan for not wanting to go–most of us would not, but for the slight amount of snark directed at those that do.
        I think your aricle was in good humor so it should all written off as much ado about nothing.
        Let’s harness our darker, more malignant faculties and direct them to what really matters, Vikings fans, Berty nutlickers who claim to be Packer fans and yet wanted the Vikings to win the Super Bowl one terrilble year., and so on.
        We all love that sacred, illustrious oval G symbol emblazoned on the helmet of the team we love. Let’s put small differences aside, let that oval G symbol and the Green and GOld galvanize us, for love of our team and hatred towards all that which stands against it!

  4. FITZCORE1252

    “I know Family Night is a joke and wouldn’t spend a dime on it, especially since Mike McCarthy rolled into town.”

    You were more partial to Sherman or Rhodes?

    • Shawn Iltarion

      That is no diss on MM’s coaching, which I regularly defend.

      That is merely an observation of the fact that MM has turned Family Night from a scrimmage into just another practice that gets held at Lambeau Field.

      If I wanted to take my kids to a practice, I can do it for free.

  5. FITZCORE1252

    Since you’re giving back stories… What’s up with your affiliation with “Total Steelers”? Just curious.

    • Monty McMahon

      I own it with a couple other guys. The theory was we could duplicate the success of this blog and then someday we’d all be able to quit our regular jobs and devote our full time to doing what we love – in my case, writing about the Packers. People want straight-forward, no bullshit takes on their teams, right? Well, turns out the writer for TS – while totally awesome and sharing the same POV as us when it comes to delivering analysis – can’t post as much as we do here, which means less traffic. And that means less revenue. So, my designer and I tested my theory and it didn’t work, but am I going to shut that site down because of it? No. Chris is a good writer and delivers the same kind of content we do for the Steelers. I don’t contribute to that site because I’m ignorant and, frankly, don’t give a shit about the Steelers. But he does it well, deserves the platform and I’m happy to lose a little money on it each year to let him do his thing and maybe strengthen the “Total” brand. At the end of the day, that’s about passion and dedication. We demonstrate that here on a daily basis (and so do you) and he does it there. So that’s the story.

  6. E. Wolf

    Im a single guy so this would not be for me, but I would not disparage those who go. I have no idea how affordale (or nt so affordable) games are on the seconary market. I paid 150 for one seat on aout the 40 yard line, 22 rows behind the Packers bench for the Boxing Da ygame against the Giants. I got that seat cheaper because it was just one .. When purchsed in pairs or fours, seats like that ofen go for double that. So for a family of four, you are looing at a grand or more, an that is if you live local, not including airfare or loding.
    Depending on how much of a fan any would be wife would be, one could always just take the son when he is old enough to appreciate it.
    In other words, I think Family Night is great for a family with young children. It also raises revenue for the Pack, and the Pack alone.
    This would notbe for me, but there is an obvious difference between being single andhaving a family with small children.
    I think it’s great that our team has a variety of venues for all Packer fans fromall walks of life. Some of the snark in the articule is really not constructive.

  7. E. Wolf

    To Monty,

    I did not interpet the comments to suggest that you are less of a fan for not wanting to go–most of us would not, but for the slight amount of snark directed at those that do.
    I think your aricle was in good humor so it should all written off as much ado about nothing.
    Let’s harness our darker, more malignant faculties and direct them to what really matters, Vikings fans, Berty nutlickers who claim to be Packer fans and yet wanted the Vikings to win the Super Bowl one terrilble year., and so on.
    We all love that sacred, illustrious oval G symbol emblazoned on the helmet of the team we love. Let’s put small differences aside, let that oval G symbol and the Green and GOld galvanize us, for love of our team and hatred towards all that which stands against it!

  8. jessica

    Wow! The comments are so ridiculous I almost didn’t post. As for the “gentleman” who stated it wouldnt be a sold out event-it will as it has nearly every single year. The event is an amzing opportunity for not only those who wouldn’t normally be able to afford the high ticket prices to regular season games, but is a remarkable family event. The scrimmage is only part of it. They have tons of kids activities throughout the day where kids can practice their hand at the punt, pass and kick zone, get their faces painted, enjoy a delicious family style picnic, dance, and the list goes on. True Packer fans come for a chance to get a jersey worn by one of the guys that day and there are many other raffles/prizes throughout the stadium grounds. And if it rains?? Who cares? We don’t melt! It was a complete downpour a few years back and that was one of the most memorable times we have been there. My family has season tickets so I am lucky enough to have attended many games but Family Night is something I would not miss for the world! Oh and the fireworks are THE best I have ever seen and I have lived in major cities during the 4th. The Packer organization does a fantastic job putting this together. You should only be so lucky as to have a team that does that which reminds me…not one of you stated which team you are rooting for. Embarrassed??

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