’96 Packers Weren’t Allowed Champagne Celebration
Now that I think of it… I do not remember the 1996 Green Bay Packers celebrating their Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots with the traditional post-game locker room champagne celebration.
That’s because they didn’t and former Packers tight end Mark Chmura tells us the reason why right here in this clip.
He starts off by saying a lot of guys on the team considered the decision to be “garbage.” Although he didn’t name the culprit, it’s pretty apparent.
“There was one or two guys on the team in New Orleans who thought it was inappropriate, so we didn’t have [champagne].”
“One guy that I knew. You should be able to guess. It was one of the starters. One of the most important guys on that team.”
If you’re still drawing a blank, it was defensive end Reggie White.
A great player on the field, a Bible-thumping, anti-fun homophobe off it.