That Draft Isn’t Coming to Green Bay Anytime Soon
We’ve detailed the fact that the Green Bay Packers have wanted to host the NFL Draft since it’s been on the move from New York City. They’ve applied, they’ve publicly politicked for it and they haven’t been denied.
The year would be 2019, if the NFL was in a giving mood because that’s when — you know — despite the NFL and their t-shirts claiming it was 1921, the Green Bay Packers will be 100 years old.
Your move, NFL?
Unfortunately, old Ginger Gap Tooth doesn’t think it’s happening.
The Packers have asked to host the draft in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
“I think (the hotel space is) certainly not what you’d need for a home game or a Super Bowl,” Murphy said. “Lodge Kohler would be – having a nice hotel would probably help – not that we don’t have other nice hotels. So we’ll see. I keep my fingers crossed, but I’d say it’s probably a long shot.”
And there’s the rub.
Green Bay — the city, village, town… whatever — needs to be able to accommodate a ton of people. Around 250,000, which — if you are from or have ever been to Green Bay — you know is two times as many people and then some as live in the town.
Logistically, it might be impossible.
I will give Green Bay this — they’ve managed to develop themselves into a destination as the Mecca of football. And rightfully so.
The Packers’ organization — I am reluctant to say because of their shitdickery to us in a very personal manner — has had a huge part in that.
Green Bay only is what it is because of the Packers. Green Bay would be Suring — no offense, Monty — if it weren’t different.
And logistically, the city can’t handle it.
Here’s what the NFL would have to tell people.
“Hey, just fly into Chicago, rent a car and drive the four hours up!”
Or… “Hopefully, you can get lucky and get a direct into MKE and then rent a car and drive the two hours up!”
My point is, I know this living somewhere else, all of that is horseshit. You shouldn’t have to try so hard to go someplace you want to, unless that place involves a beautiful woman constantly fellating you every time you open the door to the place you’re staying at.
I mean, then, maybe…
But not fucking Green Bay.