Ok, maybe that was a little bit over the top. I make no excuses for my rooting interest in the Packers, part of which is genetic (I’m only half troll), but most of which is based on my anarcho-syndicalist politics.
The Packers are “the only publicly owned company with a board of directors in American professional sports”. They are one of only 7 publicly traded companies (Atlanta Braves, New York Rangers, New York Knicks, the Carolina Hurricanes, the Seattle Mariners, and the Toronto Blue Jays) which are required to fill out annual reports for the SEC and other regulators. Until 1965 they played at City Field, Lambeau is the name of one of the founders (the other is George Whitney Calhoun) and first coach.
“No shareholder may own over 200,000 shares, a safeguard to ensure that no individual can assume control of the club.” “Shares of stock include voting rights, but the redemption price is minimal, no dividends are ever paid, the stock cannot appreciate in value, and stock ownership brings no season ticket privileges.” The last time they sold shares the price was a flat $200 and as of 2005 over 111,921 people owned 1 or more of the 4,749,925 shares.
Now some people may think that all they do in Wisconsin is drink-
Well, they drink a lot, but the Summer is short and the Winter nights long dark and cold and without much else to do. There are other hobbies however like eating Brats and Cheese and writing songs. I was looking for a simple sample of their fight song and I found these pieces in the Rap, Polka, Punk, Southern Rock, House, and Lil’ Wayne categories (yes, he has his own category).
Now if I only knew who Lil’ Wayne was.
And they make cookies.
I’m sure the Seahawks are a fine team and fully worthy of their fans devotion and loyalty (in the sense that Billionaire Paul Allen, Microsoft, and any franchise that hasn’t Bolted deserve it), but I must say that my heart is in Green Bay with the Packers and Cheeseheads.
The Seahawks are everyone’s pick to win (7.5 points) which is only fitting for the top seeded team. They have a good offense that totally confounded the Packers in Game 1 of the season but the Packers were sporting a new defense that has since been abandoned and have performed much better. The real story is on the Packers side of the ball where the #1 offense will be facing the #1 defense. Aaron Rodgers is still feeling the effects of being stepped on in the Lions game, so there is that. Still, I rate the chances about even especially if the Packer D can get their act together.
Coverage on Faux starting @ 3 pm.