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Offline Blitz  
#1 Posted : Friday, January 9, 2009 6:46:14 AM(UTC)
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Interesting article comparing Packers & religion.
National Catholic Reporter

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It is more than going to eight home games a year for Packers fans; it is a lifestyle that has its own norms, signs, symbols, nuances, community gathering, decision-making process regarding the future of the team, and long-lasting impact over the generations.

Let us pray...
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Offline gergobacsi  
#2 Posted : Friday, January 9, 2009 8:21:16 AM(UTC)
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Amen. If Green Bay Packers is the religion, you have faith in the team, then Lambeau Field is the church.

BTW pscychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has a Hungarian name.
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Offline Cheesey  
#3 Posted : Friday, January 9, 2009 9:59:46 AM(UTC)
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Football isn't my "religion", but it IS very important to me.
I enjoy Packer football alot. (As i'm sure most here already know)
But it sure isn't the most important thing in my life.
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Offline mkapp  
#4 Posted : Friday, January 9, 2009 10:23:16 AM(UTC)
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I smell a religion debate brewing...please lets not do that.

I dont have the luxury of Lambeau Field nearby, but watching football is part of my Sunday routine. I religiously watch football and always pray for the Packers to win.
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Offline gbpfan  
#5 Posted : Friday, January 9, 2009 10:57:28 AM(UTC)
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I'm a packer fan but for me God comes first i go to his house first on Sunday then come home.and pray for the pack to win,which didn't help much this year.
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Offline Cheesey  
#6 Posted : Friday, January 9, 2009 11:17:25 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
I smell a religion debate brewing...please lets not do that.

I dont have the luxury of Lambeau Field nearby, but watching football is part of my Sunday routine. I religiously watch football and always pray for the Packers to win.

I don't think this will become a "religious debate" at all.
Of COURSE I want the Packers to win, but i don't think God has a preference of who wins what sporting event.

I love the Packers. Not the same as I love God, or my family of course.
But i do care what happens on the football field.

I still remember the first time I saw Lambeau Field......I was driving, and darn near got in a car accident because i was looking at the stadium instead of the road! LOL! Fortunately for me, God was watching ME, and kept me from hitting another car! I admit.......I had tears in my eyes finally getting to see the place I had watched on TV for so many years.
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Offline gergobacsi  
#7 Posted : Friday, January 9, 2009 11:36:24 AM(UTC)
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I dont want to be misunderstood. God comes before football. I didn't want to start a debate, I just tried to make a metaphor, like the author.
I think I read a Vince Lombardi qoute somewhere, it went something like this: 'God, Family, Green bay Packers. In that order." So true.
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Offline MassPackersFan  
#8 Posted : Friday, January 9, 2009 11:51:00 AM(UTC)
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Religion falls at about 136th on my list of priorities, far under family, loved ones, being a good person, and of course, Packers football.
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Offline Pack93z  
#9 Posted : Friday, January 9, 2009 12:49:53 PM(UTC)
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Packers... Well football in general is more of an addiction for me.. at times it consumes me. I haven't figured out how to shut it off in 30+ years...

I see the analogy your making.. but I would classify it for me as just that.. a freaking addiction of mammoth proportions.
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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Offline vegOmatic  
#10 Posted : Friday, January 9, 2009 1:19:07 PM(UTC)
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Quote:
It is more than going to eight home games a year for Packers fans


They take poetic license here since the details would be a distraction.

The Green Package season tickets receive 6 home games and the Gold package 2 games. That doesn't count pre-season games.

So... not too many fans actually have the opportunity to go to 8 regular season home games.

I'm nit-picking, but statements that are technically wrong stand out.
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