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Offline CaliforniaCheez  
#1 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 5:53:38 AM(UTC)
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Rams Arrendance 19 % above normal Sunday

I missed the first part of the first quarter of the game. When I got home I turned on the television and started settling in for the game.

It was unsettling!! Before I could kick back, the crowd at the dome in St Louis was erupting in cheering. I wondered what disaster had befallen the Packers.

No worries, Packer fans were out in force.

"That's just a tribute to the Packer organization — the tradition and history of the Packers," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. "They travel well. They do that wherever they go."

Defensive end Chris Long added: "I expected that they'd be well-represented here. We just never got the chance to quiet them down."

Even if you use the St Louis Post-Dispatch conservative number, that is a lot of money spent in St Louis. 10,000 tickets at $100 is a million dollars; call it 2000 extra motel rooms rented at $80 and perhaps a 1000 car rentals at $40 plus meals ans concessions.


Rams fans without commercial interests had some less generous opinions:

St Louis Newspaper message board thread


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Offline CaliforniaCheez  
#2 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 6:01:30 AM(UTC)
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You would never see an honest video like this in some cities.

No lame excuses
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#3 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 6:32:44 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: CaliforniaCheez Go to Quoted Post
Arrendance


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I agree with Twinkiegorilla.

Offline PackFanWithTwins  
#4 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 6:48:32 AM(UTC)
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I like that message board thread. Young team compared to our old farts in Green and Gold who average .33 years older, at 5th youngest. Difference is our young team is experienced. We've been top 5 in youngest for at least the last 5 years.

I liked the stat they gave during the game. 46 players on the 53 man roster have only been Packers. Way to go Ted.


And the Kuhn chant. I might make that into a ring tone for my phone.
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Offline wpr  
#5 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 7:11:17 AM(UTC)
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hey now. It was only 6 am on the Left Coast when he posted it. Gotta cut him some slack.
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Offline wpr  
#6 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 7:15:03 AM(UTC)
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I was listening on the radio on my way home. The crowd noise threw me off until I got my bearings.

The KUUUUUUUUHHHNN cheer at away games is great. Kuhn said it was a little frustrating to him when the fans would call out his name as he ran on to the field. A couple of years ago he said he felt like it was impossible to sneak out there without alerting the other team that he was coming into the game. Also the fans tell the other team when he has the ball.
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Offline wpr  
#7 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 7:18:07 AM(UTC)
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I sent the link to a friend from the Peoria area. She and her family were there yesterday.
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Offline PackFanWithTwins  
#8 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 7:43:34 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: wpr Go to Quoted Post
I was listening on the radio on my way home. The crowd noise threw me off until I got my bearings.

The KUUUUUUUUHHHNN cheer at away games is great. Kuhn said it was a little frustrating to him when the fans would call out his name as he ran on to the field. A couple of years ago he said he felt like it was impossible to sneak out there without alerting the other team that he was coming into the game. Also the fans tell the other team when he has the ball.


Lets put together a plan. Line up Arod under center with Kuhn and Green behind him. And as the ball is snapped, everbody cheer KUUUUHHHHHNNNNN, as Rodgers pitches to green out the backside and runs for the endzone with nobody around as the defense piles on Kuhn thnking he has the ball.

Wonder if it would work.
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Offline wpr  
#9 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 7:50:04 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: PackFanWithTwins Go to Quoted Post
Lets put together a plan. Line up Arod under center with Kuhn and Green behind him. And as the ball is snapped, everbody cheer KUUUUHHHHHNNNNN, as Rodgers pitches to green out the backside and runs for the endzone with nobody around as the defense piles on Kuhn thnking he has the ball.

Wonder if it would work.


that would be such an awesome play. Applause
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#10 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 7:50:21 AM(UTC)
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I doubt that the defense actually pays attention to the crowd during a play, especially not enough to make them think a certain player has the ball.

However, it would definitely let the defense know when he is running onto the field. That makes sense.
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Offline Yerko  
#11 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 7:59:32 AM(UTC)
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While I am not surprised there was an abundance of Packers fans at the St. Louis game (it was the same way in '09), you gotta think a good chunk of their fan base was traveling to San Francisco or just more interested in prepping for the Cardinals game.

Pack fans travel well.
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Offline Zero2Cool  
#12 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 8:03:44 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Yerko Go to Quoted Post
Pack fans travel well.


or Packers fans are in every city, lots of them.

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Offline CaliforniaCheez  
#13 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 8:10:19 AM(UTC)
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1) Yes I was posting in the dark and the "r" key is next to the "t" key.

2) The video in the 2nd post is both accurate and good news coverage.

3) One of the most telling stats given by FOX about the game was that the Rams had the most "new" players on their roster with 27. Clearly Fisher is rebuilding the Rams team with that much turnover.

Conversely, they said that the Packers had 46 players that had begun their careers in Green Bay (again the most in the NFL).

That got me to think who were the 7 that hadn't started as Packers. I started thinking defense:
Pickett
Woodson
Bush
Tramon Williams
Kuhn
They mentioned Crabtree on the air otherwise I would have had to look up the answer.
I couldn't think of the last one for a long time and then it hit me, Saturday.

There isn't much outside influence on the Packers.
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Offline Pack93z  
#14 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 8:11:52 AM(UTC)
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St Louis is an easy drive.. plus it is a nice place to visit. Call it the Metrodome of mid central America. We shall fill it and call it home for a day.

The bonus yesterday, the St. Louis Cardinals lost.. that Brewer blood was warmed just a little upon that result.
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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Offline Yerko  
#15 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 8:18:24 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
or Packers fans are in every city, lots of them.



or they travel well and live in every city.Whistle
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Offline zombieslayer  
#16 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 8:18:32 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: CaliforniaCheez Go to Quoted Post
You would never see an honest video like this in some cities.

No lame excuses


Wow! I urge everyone to watch this video. My respect for the Rams and St. Louis just skyrocketed. Applause

That's one classy franchise. Applause
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#17 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 8:19:47 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: CaliforniaCheez Go to Quoted Post
1) Yes I was posting in the dark and the "r" key is next to the "t" key.
......

That got me to think who were the 7 that hadn't started as Packers. I started thinking defense:


The R and T key's are in the same spot with the lights on or off! :P

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Offline Yerko  
#18 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 8:20:28 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: CaliforniaCheez Go to Quoted Post
1) Yes I was posting in the dark and the "r" key is next to the "t" key.

2) The video in the 2nd post is both accurate and good news coverage.

3) One of the most telling stats given by FOX about the game was that the Rams had the most "new" players on their roster with 27. Clearly Fisher is rebuilding the Rams team with that much turnover.

Conversely, they said that the Packers had 46 players that had begun their careers in Green Bay (again the most in the NFL).

That got me to think who were the 7 that hadn't started as Packers. I started thinking defense:
Pickett
Woodson
Bush
Tramon Williams
Kuhn
They mentioned Crabtree on the air otherwise I would have had to look up the answer.
I couldn't think of the last one for a long time and then it hit me, Saturday.

There isn't much outside influence on the Packers.


Said every wide receiver started their career in Green Bay (this was while Aikman was calling the Packers organization intelligent). Mentioned that Crabtree would be the only one who didn't start in GB. He was with the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad.
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#19 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 8:20:49 AM(UTC)
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Wow! I urge everyone to watch this video. My respect for the Rams and St. Louis just skyrocketed. Applause

That's one classy franchise. Applause


I agree 100%... the only jackass I knew of from that city was Tony Larussa, he is about tied with Billicheat on that accord. Genuine asshole.
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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Offline CaliforniaCheez  
#20 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 8:27:04 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
or Packers fans are in every city, lots of them.


I think it is more as Zero says.

Quick story:

Back in 2003 I was a Reservist involuntarily activated for the Gulf War II. With everyone wearing camo gear it was tough to stand out in the crowd. I kept a Packers pen clipped visibly on my pocket and found that every workshop and work center had a Packers fan who noticed that pen.

Those in my chain of command thought I was some sort of master politician making so many friends, getting favors so easily, and getting noticed everywhere.

I have seen cheeseheads worn at the winter Olympics in Japan and multiple Packer jerseys worn to the state high school cross country championship meet in California (and I was not one of them). My relatives are always amazed at the number of Packers' bumper stickers and decorations are here in northern California.

Packers fans are everywhere!!
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#21 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 8:35:21 AM(UTC)
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I agree 100%... the only jackass I knew of from that city was Tony Larussa, he is about tied with Billicheat on that accord. Genuine asshole.


He was a great manager. Nothing wrong with pushing the edge a little.
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#22 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 8:41:05 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: wpr Go to Quoted Post
He was a great manager. Nothing wrong with pushing the edge a little.


I agree for the most part.. but some of his beanball antics and complaints were pathetic. But the guy could manage, no doubt.


The time I have spent in St. Louis, my wife was born there, has been enjoyable. Outstanding fans and for the most part a great city. East St. Louis.. well.

I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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#23 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 9:02:14 AM(UTC)
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I agree for the most part.. but some of his beanball antics and complaints were pathetic. But the guy could manage, no doubt.


The time I have spent in St. Louis, my wife was born there, has been enjoyable. Outstanding fans and for the most part a great city. East St. Louis.. well.



1. A lot of the beanball antics was retaliation. If you don't want your players hit then don't hit mine. Throw at my players head and I will come after you. I respect that. I like the old game better. Bob Gibson always threw at hitters to keep them from leaning out over the plate. he would say that the batter gets the inside part of the plate. He was entitled to the outside part.

2. Tony did embarrass me with some of his tirades. But the point was not to win that argument but the next 3. He pushed the boundary back. Every manager is entitled to do the same. 90% won't and he will eat their lunch because of it. If MLB uses more replay monitors with would make managers like Billy Martin, Earl Weaver and Tony L less effective. I am all for it. Replay reviews would not slow the game down because they allow the manager to ant for 10 mins.

3. Unfortunately the shithole that is E StL is in IL not MO. I would give that away in a heart beat if I could. I made a wrong turn and ended up down there just like in Natl Lampoon's Vacation. I ran every red lite until I was out of there.
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#24 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 9:20:09 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: wpr Go to Quoted Post
1. A lot of the beanball antics was retaliation. If you don't want your players hit then don't hit mine. Throw at my players head and I will come after you. I respect that. I like the old game better. Bob Gibson always threw at hitters to keep them from leaning out over the plate. he would say that the batter gets the inside part of the plate. He was entitled to the outside part.

2. Tony did embarrass me with some of his tirades. But the point was not to win that argument but the next 3. He pushed the boundary back. Every manager is entitled to do the same. 90% won't and he will eat their lunch because of it. If MLB uses more replay monitors with would make managers like Billy Martin, Earl Weaver and Tony L less effective. I am all for it. Replay reviews would not slow the game down because they allow the manager to ant for 10 mins.

3. Unfortunately the shithole that is E StL is in IL not MO. I would give that away in a heart beat if I could. I made a wrong turn and ended up down there just like in Natl Lampoon's Vacation. I ran every red lite until I was out of there.


He was the As manager before St. Louis and I can assure you that he did #1 for the As as well. Which is a GOOD thing. Stand up for your players.
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#25 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2012 9:21:35 AM(UTC)
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I think this whole situation proves that the PACKERS are "America's Team", NOT the "Dumbass Cowboys".
When you have that many fans at every away game, i think it shows the love that the Packers get from all over the world.
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