Wisconsinites love their sports and there is no sports team more celebrated in Wisconsin than the Green Bay Packers. It is considered by many to be the greatest franchise in pro sports and it is one of the most unique teams in the NFL. It is the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team in the United States and it has been extremely successful throughout its existence. Led by Vince Lombardi the Packers won Superbowl one and two in dominating fashion. Ever since the Packers have been a winning organization and it looks to continue its success in the 2014-2015 season.
Last season the Packers suffered many injuries but none more critical then when super star, quarter back, Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone in week 9 against division rival, the Chicago Bears. Although all seemed lost and the Packer’s season looked to be over, the team rallied behind rookie running back Eddy Lacey and fought tooth and nail through each week. The Pack started three different quarter backs while Rodgers was out but it still found a way to keep its playoff hopes alive when Aaron Rodgers returned to the field in week 17. It would be a rematch against the Chicago Bears in which the Packers would need to win in order to make the post season. With Green Bay’s playoff hopes on the line, the play that will live on in Packer fans memory is a 50 yard throw from Aaron Rodgers to Randall Cobb for a touchdown as time expired. The Packers had won the game and made the 2014 playoffs with a 8-7-1 record.
Finally Green Bay was healthy, it was at full strength at every position and it was ready to make another Super Bowl run and bring the Lombardi trophy back to where it all began. Unfortunately for Green Bay it had to face an extremely talented San Fransisco 49er team who had eliminated them from the playoffs in the previous year. It would be an epic rematch that would take place on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field but the home filed advantage was not enough for the Packers to overcome the exquisite play of Kolin Kaepernick and the 49ers. The Packers were defeated 20-23 and it was an abrupt end to a roller coaster ride of a season.
Although Green Bay was demoralized in its playoff loss the team has made many moves in the off season and looks to come back stronger than ever. Green Bay went out and signed defensive end Julius Peppers in free agency and drafted a promising safety in Ha-Ha Clinton Dicks in order to solidify the defense. There is much to look forward to for Packer fans in 14-15 season and you don’t want miss out on the action. There is nothing like experiencing a Packer game in the great state of Wisconsin and these are the best places to be. The Greystone Castle, Doubledays and The Badger Den all have amazing environments to root on the Packers and also have tons of games that the whole family can enjoy.