With the offseason in full swing the Green Bay Packers looked to stay in touch with fans as they set out on their 10th annual Tailgate Tour. This takes some current and former Packers around various Wisconsin cities to attend and put on charity events and give fans a chance to engage with some of their heroes.
This year’s tour features former Packers Jerry Kramer, Dave Robinson, Gilbert Brown, Antonio Freeman and Bill Schroeder along with current Packers Casey Hayward, Micah Hyde and Andrew Quarless.
Packers fans are said to be some of the most loyal and engaged in all of the NFL and while the team has enjoyed over 330 straight sold out games at Lambeau Field, the team still understands the need to recognize that loyalty. The popular Fan Fest was cancelled after a six-year run for what the Packers said was a declining fan interest. Judging by many of the comments and a Facebook page dedicated to bringing it back, it appears there are quite a few who would value a return of the Fest.
It’s hard to ignore the financial aspect of these fan events. If they were profitable enough or created enough good public relations, the team wouldn’t stop doing them. From the reputation that Green Bay fans have earned over nearly a century of following the team, it would seem odd that there is any lack of interest over any activity related to the team, especially in the middle of the offseason. Football fans barely get their cravings satisfied during the regular season let alone in the middle of April. It would seem any chance for them to be around their favorite team and players in the spring would be quite a draw.
I know there are varying opinions on this topic so please carry the discussion on below. Are the Packers doing enough to stay in touch with their fans?——————
Jason Perone is an independent sports blogger writing about the Packers on AllGreenBayPackers.comFollow Jason Perone: