Packers Video: Green Bay Packers 101

Lambeau Field

Every Green Bay Packers fan has faced this question at one point or another:

“Why the Packers?”

The fan then gives their reason for their apparent insanity.  It could be the team’s tradition or it could be a family tradition or a Wisconsin birthright for those born in the Dairy State.  Each fan has their own unique story as to how and why they became and still remain a Packers fan.

In rare circumstances, you may find yourself at a loss for words (because the Packers are so darn awesome) or you might have difficulty explaining your fandom to someone who prefers a much more visual medium.

If that’s the case here is’s Greatest Sports Franchises series on THE greatest sports franchise, the Green Bay Packers.  It serves as a great “Packers 101” for anyone who knows little to nothing about the team’s history.

Those poor uneducated souls.


Kris Burke is a sports writer covering the Green Bay Packers for and WTMJ in Milwaukee. He is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) and his work has been linked to by sites such as National Football Post and


6 thoughts on “Packers Video: Green Bay Packers 101

  1. “lam-BO”? Seriously? Jeez, you’d think if they’re going to spend the time and money to do a video like this with a professional voiceover talent, they could at least tell her how to pronounce Lambeau. I mean, she even got Majkowski right. It’s not like it’s an obscure name; the name of the stadium is said on the air multiple times every home game telecast.

    Other than that, great video. Proud to be a fan of the team with the greatest history in the game.

  2. So I wasn’t going crazy thinking I heard that. My apologies. Please send all ear doctor bills to Jersey Al

  3. I live in England. I chose a team I knew nothing about in 1988, after seeing games for maybe four years on channel 4 in the UK, because I thought I would enjoy American Football more, if I supported a single team.

    I knew nothing of the Packers history or uniqueness then, when I chose them as my team. At that time they had been awful for 20 years. One of my better choices, eh !!

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