Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey, Al Bracco found a passion for the Green Bay Packers. Living in the shadow of what is now known as the Meadowlands, home to the Giants and Jets, Al remembers being mesmerized watching Super Bowl I as a child. Bart Starr, Ray Nitschke and Vince Lombardi turned the Jersey boy into a lifelong fan of the Green and Gold.
Despite some lean years for the Packers, Al’s fandom never wavered. In the pre-internet days, the week-late Packer report that arrived in the mail was often the only Packers news available. Always an NFL draftnik, Al would clip newspaper articles about draft prospects in the weeks before the draft. Once the draft was complete, he would run out to buy the NY Times, specifically because it was the only paper that would list every selection by every team.
More than 40 years after Super Bowl I, Al took his fandom to a new level, launching Jersey Al’s Packers Blog. Combining two favorite passions, writing and the Packers, Al built a successful fan site that has recently expanded and morphed into “AllGreenBayPackers.com.” The timing couldn’t have been better, as Al & his writers had the opportunity to chronicle the Packers Championship season.
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