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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.

 

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Mordecai Jones

Mordecai is a writer living in Los Angeles. He primarily writes screenplays, but also does crap like this because GREEN BAY PACKERS, baby!

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9 Comments

  1. Deepsky April 3, 2017

    Green Bay can accomodate that many people.

    Just serve ’em up some Chili Johns or Krolls burgers. If that’s not enough make a big batch of booyah. Throw in some Seroogy’s for desert.

  2. icebowl April 3, 2017

    Trying to figure out

    a) How this would serve the team…
    b) Why this is even noteworthy….
    c) Why I read this article….

    Meanwhile AP is speaking w Patsies and TT still hasnt found an answer to sealing the porous secondary…..

    1. Ace April 3, 2017

      Ditto

  3. PF4L April 3, 2017

    Let me get this straight…Mordecai..AKA…Can’t write under my given name….

    Mildly farts on Suring, making sure to not offend Monty. But will take heaping amounts of SHITdickery on the City of Green Bay, the people of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the people thereof, and offer up ….nothing, but a big fuck you, so to speak. Sorry pal, but go fuck yourself.

    You could write 500 articles in the next 3 years praising Wi, Green Bay, and it’s people. But true colors have been shown. Others might, i don’t forget. I think you’re an arrogant west coast condescending prick, and always will.

    Once again, i have no idea, no clue, no reasons of professionalism, and my imagination doesn’t want to wander into the dark places that may explain why…..Monty brought Mordecai into our Green Bay Packer world.

  4. Kato April 3, 2017

    It would be really cool to see the draft or the super bowl in Green Bay. But let’s be honest with ourselves, a draft would be nearly impossible. The super bowl, forget it, a logistical shitshow. This has been discussed before, how many hotel rooms are in Brown County? Green Bay isn’t exactly a destination for anything except the packers or fishermen. Cool town, but it just is what it is.

    1. PF4L April 3, 2017

      That doesn’t mean we can’t regurgitate the same story every 4 months.

      As far as Green Bay goes, you describe it as..” Cool town, but it just is what it is”. Wrong attitude, and wrong description. What Green Bay is, is a treasure.

      Green Bay, Wisconsin will forever be iconic in the annals of time and the NFL. A small Heartland City of 106,000 people . A city bursting with Industry and the Pride of it’s hard working people. A small little City known around the World as TitleTown, A waterfront City on Lake Michigan.

      Yes, Green Bay is famous for football…Let me rephrase that..for NFL Championship football. If you study NFL history, the most 3 words used will be “Green Bay Packers”. If you looked up Most World Championships won in the NFL…3 words come up…Green Bay Packers.

      Green Bay has the distinction of being the NFL’s smallest city. But it also has the distinction of being the most successful, and having the most iconic Stadium and storied Franchise in the NFL.

      That is something to be damn proud of.

      1. Kato April 4, 2017

        That isn’t my point. Of course Green Bay is something to be proud of. For other things besides even football. I have never lived in Green Bay admittedly, but I go up to the area fairly often. I played high school football for a small town of 2100 people in Illinois, I know all about the intoxicating effects of small town football. On game day, the town appears to be a ghost town, but by the high school, nearly the entire town is there. That was definitely part of the allure of being a packers fan for me, despite living in Illinois. I have been to Lambeau with two separate bears fans, both of them agreed that the atmosphere at Lambeau was way better than that of Soldier Field, strictly being a football fan.

        That being said, I am just being realistic. It isn’t that it “isn’t a good enough place.” They just simply don’t have the accomodations for a hundred thousand people. That is even with Appleton and Oshkosh fairly close. Hell, the highway there can barely handle after a packers game. It would take a hell of an effort by Green Bay and the NFL to pull something off, and it would likely involve some sort of mass transport from Milwaukee.

        Mordecai is a turd, but he certainly isn’t the first to bash Green Bay. I distinctly remember someone making fun of Green Bay’s supposed lack of restaurants and making smartass comments like “where do you take your wife for an anniversary dinner.” I think it might have been an article discussing Greg Jennings parting shots when he first left Green Bay

  5. Kato April 3, 2017

    Pack claimed Ego Ferguson

    1. icebowl April 4, 2017

      Aka Turd