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I love the Green Bay Packers

By Tom Milligan

packers-tattooI love the Green Bay Packers.

I love that the team is owned by its fans.

I love that Joey Hamilton – winner of Ink Master – gave me an AWESOME Packers tattoo last year.

I love that the Packers don’t have professional cheerleaders and rely on the local high school cheer squads to perform at the games.

I love that every year, the Packers have more homegrown players than any other team in the league.

I love that Lambeau Field is situated smack dab in the middle of what is basically a residential neighborhood.

I love that despite the frigid temperatures, there’s never been any serious discussion about putting a roof on the stadium – and I hope there never is.

I love that the players “borrow” bicycles from the local kids and ride them to practice.

I love that the fans volunteer to clear the snow from the bleachers before the games.

I love that the seats are just bleachers with the seat number spray painted on using an old fashioned stencil.

I love that the Packers have won more championships than any other team in the history of professional football.

I love that the Superbowl trophy is named after Vince Lombardi.

I LOVE that the Packers crushed the Seahawks today. (12/11/16)

I love that my wife Tiffany has adopted my team and loves the Packers almost as much as I do.

I love that Packers fans are so loyal that if I got on the waiting list for season tickets today, that my great grandchildren MIGHT make it to the top of the list.

I love that I’ve been fortunate enough to see Brett Favre AND Aaron Rodgers win at Lambeau Field.

I love that my dad, who wouldn’t allow TV on Sundays, taught me to love the game by watching Monday Night Football with me and patiently explaining the rules (and why Howard Cosell talked so funny).

I love that my dad, who traveled a lot when I was young, took the time to read me stories of his sports heroes Vince Lombardi, Bart Starr, Ray Nitschke, Jerry Kramer and many more.

I love that watching the Packers always reminds me of my dad.

I love the Green Bay Packers.

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