Everyone is bitching about he Green Bay Packers and their inability to do anything other than suck donkey dick in the playoffs, and rightfully so. That’s not news. Those guys are soft and they’re coached by buffoons.
What you probably didn’t know is people are bitching about Packers fans. No, not the mouth breathers from Minnesota. This is coming from within — from Wisconsin sportswriters.
First, the Journal-Sentinel’s Bob McGinn…
And the crowds at Lambeau Field have started to remind me of those staid assemblages at the University of Michigan. It’s the place to be seen and all that, but it has been a long time since a visiting coach or player went on and on about how it difficult it was to hear and play in Green Bay.
Nowhere is it written that the Packers shall contend for if not win the Super Bowl every year, but some fans sure seem to think it is.
Then, WTMJ’s Gene Mueller, who takes McGinn’s comments a step further…
McGinn may be right — maybe Lambeau’s legions aren’t doing their job in collectively creating a hostile environment, giving the Pack the home field edge. Perhaps we’ve become entitled, thinking our team is ALWAYS a Super Bowl contender and that today’s game — win or lose — is merely a social occasion that will culminate in a trip to a larger, more festive clash, one titled in Roman numerals with a trophy that bears the name of a former Packers coach. Win? Lose? Who cares? The brats at that tailgate were AWESOME! And how many shots of RumChata did I down?
First of all, what the fuck is RumChata?
Second, go fuck yourself. I’d be willing to bet if the Packers trotted out a team that actually showed up every week and did their job, the fans wouldn’t be as disinterested as the players sometimes seem on the field.
I also bet people wouldn’t be peddling their season tickets to the highest bidder because they’d actually want to be there themselves, too.
And with that, I’ll leave it to you…
So were bad fans? Even if the packers lost every single game, Lambeau would still be full. I think the writers have become complacent with the kind of fan base the Packers have. Yes, a football game is somewhat of a social interaction. We all get together with other people who share our same interests and have a party. Is that really a problem? Should we just cut out tailgating all together and practice yelling “Go Pack Go” until the game starts? No. At least we have fans. Think about the Jaguars and Titans, Chargers and Browns. Those teams would kill to have the support that the Packers do. As packer fans, this is our life. We wear Packer shirts in the middle of May because we want everyone to know that we love the Packers and their teams sucks ass. There’s so much more to being fan than sitting in a stadium and yelling. And if you want to write about how the Packers’ fans aren’t good enough for you, then you can go eat a dick.
You don’t know what Rumchata is? I’m embarrassed for you.
WELL TO THOSE WHO ACTUALLY GO TO LAMBEAU TO WATCH A GAME THEIR ARE GAME THAT IM YELLING FOR PEOPLE TO GET UP AND MAKE SUM NOISE WHEN THE OTHER TEAM HAS THE BALL WE ARE NOWHERE NEAR AS LOUD AS OTHER VENUES AND WE NEED TO BE
CAN YOU REPEAT THAT? I CAN’T HEAR YOU!!
The Journal writers have a point: Lambeau use to be really loud, especially when the Packers won 24 games in a row a couple years back. Now, its all teens with the tweeter accounts and their fancy shoes.
sports writers can have their opinions too. people who know sports really don’t care about sports writers opinions. there are plenty of egotist asshole writers. who cares what they think? I was at the New Orleans game this year ( one point victory) and Lambeau Field was rockin’, as loud as I ever heard it. And I had a blast tailgating with some folks I just met, from Madison, and ate some damn good brats and drank some iced cold beer before the game. BFD. isn’t having fun a part of going to a Packers game?
Can we address the fact that maybe its a coaching issue please? Are these supposed to be professional writers? What a joke. Blaming the fans is up there on the Allen Iverson level out sports stupidity. Too bad our management didn’t have the sense to fire Capers and hire Rob Ryan while we half the chance. How many more years of soft, frustrating defense must we endure?
Yo listen. I’ve been going to games for 30 years and I agree the fans are lame as fuck recently. I’d prefer to look at the packers performance separate from fans performance for the sake of making a point, which is that the experience at lambeau is still exceptional, but there is a decreasing lack of enthusiasm in stands, especially at crucial times during the game. The writers have a point.
The whole damn thing is out of order. The team, the coaches, the fans, the management have all absorbed the somnambulent, vanilla, boring character of the GM and the head coach. Not a lot of fire with this outfit.
Bob McGinn, who is highly respect as beat writer, is onto something. 20+ years of winning has made the fans a little content (and by winning I mean making the playoffs almost every year). But how much of a difference it makes is not really something that can be measured.
That being said Lambeau field is still one of the best, if not the best, stadium in the NFL.
Last time i checked the packers lost one home game each of the last 3 years. So clearly that’s because the fans have been doing a crappy job (sarcasm)
I was at the Jaguars game last October and noticed it was a quiet crowd. Then again it was the Jaguars.
I have been going to Lambeau since 1976 and the noise and crowd has not changed at all.
had season tix for about 10 yrs now and was also at the jags game and it was definitely the most tame crowd i’ve seen. i think there’s been a downward trend in overall excitement too as much as i hate to admit it…i frequently witness – and have been told myself – to sit down and stop yelling so much, even on 3rd down and other big situations.
now, i still have a ton of fun and that hasn’t even come close to changing, but there is a difference between filling the seats (which will never change) and being a loud, intimidating place to play – which i do think used to be far more true. i am hopefully optimistic that the new seats will re-energize the place though.
The Packers need to decide to play hard each and every week. It’s a fucking nightmare wondering which team will show up to play, for fuck sakes they’re getting paid enough to give 100% whether or not they feel like it.
Packers fans are twice as into the game as your average Badger fan. It’s not even close. And I graduated from UW and had season tickets all four years. I love the fact that packer fans are friendly and cordial and as passionate as anyone in the NFL. It’s about the LAST place anyone should be looking to place blame.
And I’m willing to bet the noise level goes up a few ticks next year when the upper deck is jam packed.
The faggot who runs this site doesn’t know what Rumchata is!? What the fuck kind of Packer fan is running this gay ass site. Even I know people in Wisco drink that garbage.
No self-respecting packer fan would do shots of rumchata. Before some marketing team convinced little brained dweebs like DD it was cool, it was called rum cream & it was best used for Jamaican blue mountain coffee (better than Bailey’s Irish in coffee, I think).
I’ve never been to Lambeau, so other than the Rumchata definition & drink suggestions, I got nothing.
GO PACK GO!
Why because Packer fans at Lambeau are’t stabbing and killing or just plain beating the fuck out of some poor shmuck who just goes to a ballgame to support his team with friends and family. ie Oakland, Atlanta, Cleveland and all those other great places where their classless fans love their team so much they will KILL for them.
Not sure why they bring this issue up now and not 12 months ago. It’s seems foolish to complain about the home crowd after their season ends in San Francisco. If anybody should be crying about homefield advantage this week it’s the Chowderheads and the 10,000 Raven fans they had cheering against them last weekend.
As a rabid fan who rarely gets to attend games, I was lucky enough to score tickets to the Wildcard game this year. What an awesome experience for my 15 year old son’s first game! What I did notice was the only young people around us were from Minnesota! (Both Packer & Viking fans). I think the issue we face is most of the tickets are controlled by the oldest fan base in the NFL. I wonder if there’s any way to prove it. Unfortunately, many of these people would rather sell their cold game, including playoff, f tickets & watch the game from the warm confines of the sofa. Not judging, but that’s the price you pay when someone has to die without heirs to get season tickets. I still wouldn’t trade the experience for any other in sports. Remember, sportswriters are paid to be myopic. It’s way too difficult too put that much thought into an article every day! And as an aside, you don’t need to know Rumchata unless you’re a women or metro-sexual!
Rumchata is a rum + rice milk + cinnamon (think Horchata) drink that is yummy. Hey guess what? Its made in Pewaukee.
maybe we should pump in noise like those shit heads in Minnesota?
I was at the SF game when we won it all in 96. THAT was loud. The entire game. I usually make 2 games a year. Not one in the last few years has been nearly that loud. not even close.
Waaaaaaah Waaaaaaaah how does it feel watching the 49ers in the bowl bitch!!!! City of Champs! Fuck dem Packers
That fattie in the video is still trying to find the “right guy” on dating sites, which sadly, I belong to…hmm. Maybe I should go hogging? Wouldn’t be the first time…
Let’s get something straight….
The most diehard GB fans aren’t necessarily the ones at Lambeau….
Some of most legitimate fans, like Nurseratchett, will even admit they’ve never been….
I saw them go 8-0 in SD in Nov 2011…. The stadium was flooded with green and gold. Rivers was totally drowned out. The press dubbed Qualcomm – Lambeau West….
Go pack go cheer was huge – We even started a Bears Still suck chorus that permeated the stadium…
Saw Bears get smacked in GB that X-mas….
No crowd problems there either…
BTW : there’s a reason Cutla sux in GB, if he even had the balls to suit up….. It’s the fans…
The press has it all wrong….