With the offseason picking up, time to generate our own discussions.
I live in Utah. Closes teams are the Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos. Most of my community is Broncos fans with some Raiders mixed in. A couple Bears, a Rams fan, Jets fan and two Bucs fans. Oh and those Steeler fans. That is my knowledge.
Yet in my family: Dad is Steelers, Mom is Cowboys, other brother is Cowboys, another brother is Saints and last is a Browns fan (go figure). Then there is me, the Packers fan. I am one of the few Packers fan in my community. I have met one other, so I am not alone. The question gets asked to me all the time. When and why are you a Packers fan?
Truth be told, Dec 8, 1996 was the first time I saw the Green and Gold play. They were playing the Broncos. I rooted for them, since all my friends were Broncos fans. Green Bay beat them down 41-6. I remember watching Brett Favre and being drawn to his style of play. Needless to say, they won the Super Bowl that year. I told everybody I was a Packers fan, when really I was a Brett Favre fan.
The following year, we lose to the Broncos in the Super Bowl. I took it rough. I remember taking hell and feeling like crap about it. But I stay true to the team that had #4. As the years went on, I cared less and less about Favre and more about the team. Sadly as they were in some low spots, I started to lose interest in the Packers and football in general. Then one day I got invited to a boss's house to watch Cowboys vs. Packers.
Of course I wear my Brett Favre jersey. Talk a bunch of crap. Yadda, yadda, yadda, Favre gets hurt. Aaron Rodger steps on the field and it was like I was 7 again. Rodgers looked like that young Brett Favre I remember from my youth and I was once again suck back into the Packers. Since then, I have followed the Packers every offseason, preseason, season and post season.
So when and why are you a Packers fan?