Skip to comments.Popular Packers jerseys may soon be hard to find
Posted on 12/29/2011 7:36:43 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
A new supplier combined with the Packers popularity might make favored jerseys like Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews scarce over the next three months and then more expensive.
In April, Nike and several other new vendors will take over from Reebok. Retailers say Reebok ordered conservatively going into the season. Their plans also were also affected by the NFL lockout, which still was in effect when buying decisions were made.
Brian Swallow, with online retailer Fanatics, says sales of their Packers items are up 170 percent. He says retailers have to predict sometimes a year in advance.
Mike Walters, manager of the Jersey Store in Ashwaubenon, tells the Green Bay Press-Gazette ( http://gbpg.net/tDtvzE) the cheapest Nike jersey will be $100, up from $75. Authentic jerseys will be $250, a $60 to $75 increase.
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We are NOT fashionistas around here. No $2000 sundresses are flaunted in Wisconsin, although I noticed that the Altar Boys wore some pretty outlandish tennis shoes at Christmas Mass!
Wisconsin Packer Ping!
Good heavens, I love the Packers!
I wonder how many people will be assaulted for their jerseys now? LOL!
I still do not understand such allegiance to a pro team. Here in the South college football rules. Come to think of it, I had the same experience in Pennsylvania. Raised a Penn St. fan. Graduated from Auburn, now a Tiger. WDE! Really, someone explain it to me. My Grandpa and Dad are both PSU men. I have an Auburn degree. I like pro football, but a loss or win by my team does not have the same impact.
I would agree with what you said before I moved to Wisconsin. The Packers are different. They are not owned by some rich play boy. They are owned by the people of Wisconsin, and stadium improvements are financed by occasional “stock sales”. The stock is worthless and cannot be transferred, or re-sold, but people line up to buy it at $250 a copy so they can call themselves “owners”.
Jimmy Taylor No. 31. Bart Starr No. 15 Paul Hornung No. 5 Best backfield ever! All 3 HOF. All 3 great jersey numbers! Go Pack!
My husband is outdoors right now in the cold getting 2 cars ready to donate to Bart Starr’s Rawhide Boy’s Ranch. Nothing like leaving it to the last minute. (end of year)LOL.
I hope I’m the one home when they come to pick them up, ‘cause I’m going to ask if they take bulldozers! Maybe next year.
Good deal! Roman Gabriel, Sonny Jurgenson, John Brodie, Fran Tarkenton, Lenny Dawson, Jack Kemp, Darrel Lamonica, Joe Namath, John Hadl, Norm Snead or Johnny U.,(well, okay Unitas....maybe!!!), never saw the day they could carry Bart’s HUGE QB jock in the ‘60’s!!!! (just a bit of an old guy’s prejudiced blast from the past for my fave guy Bart!!). GO PACK!!!!
If you (or anyone here) hasn’t read Instant Replay by Jerry Kramer, about a year with the Packers in the Lombardi era, I recommend it highly. Great book, really gets into the nitty gritty of football in that time, shows a lot of why Lombardi was such a winner.
You bet Unitas was the 1 and only. Sorry. ;-)
The Packers are as close to a community team as any college team could be. They are part of the fiber of Wisconsin as much as Auburn is part of Alabama. There’s no owner, just a bunch of folks who shelled out for stock and season tickets.
I have a co-worker who’s an Auburn alum and I’d say my connection to the Packers is greater than her connection to Auburn even though she spent four years at the school.
Well, for 1, there are only a small # of teams to keep track of, and they all are in the same exact league.
There is only 1 goal, not 75 watered-down meaningless goals.
The guys are there for a long time, not big changes every year, and every 4 years. No turnstiles constantly turning. People you can warm up to rather than wave goodbye when they were becoming familiar.
College is supposed to be for collegiates (LOL), not old people!
Some of us don’t get the other way around!
(And we’ll remain silent on the PSU thing...)
“They are owned by the people of Wisconsin,”
What I want to know is this:
or genuine fans only?
Because even if it’s local, if I couldn’t care less about football I wouldn’t want to be funding this with $1, either!
Fans. I suppose the taxpayers kick in on traffic control, etc. It’s a zoo in Green Bay on game days, but everybody is really well behaved. They start their games telling the assembled fans that there will be NO SWEARING. It makes a memorable day, and I don’t even particularly like football. Going to Lambeau Field is like going to Disneyland for Football Freaks.
Imagine how many Super Bowls they might've won if they'd dropped Favre, the Interception King, and put in a real quarterback, the one that was sitting right under their noses. Mostly Sherman's fault in my opinion, but I'm guessing he didn't really have the pull to dump Favre.
Glad the franchise is back on it's feet to stay, and Favre retired in shame for pulling a Weiner. Things do work out for the best in the end.
But when it comes right down to it, the vast majority of college games are just downright boring. The average margin of victory in pro football is in the mid single digits. The average margin of victory in pro football is around 30 points. Most games are blowouts, and even the good teams spend 2 or 3 games a season playing terrible competition, like FCS schools or teams that barely field a squad.
Even teams that are supposedly well matched can end up in a blowout, case in point the PSU/Wiscosin game at the end of the season. There's several Texas Tech fans in my family, and the unranked Red Raiders beat #1 Oklahoma on the road 41-38, then 3 weeks later lose to Oklahoma State 66-6 at home. 66 points? Seriously? Who wants to watch blowouts all day?
Stuff like that doesn't happen in the pros, and in regular season college football, in any given week you're lucky if you get 1 or 2 games that are even competitive. The Bowl Games are usually much better, but the whole BCS Bowl system is so corrupted by the sponsors that we'll never be able to get the real playoff system that everybody wants because there's too much corporate money on the line. And don't tell me that you can't have a playoff in college football because the FCS/Division II/Division III teams have been doing it for decades. You can keep the bowl system as consolation games for those that don't make the final two.
In the pros, you can watch every game with the Sunday Ticket, line up a good fantasy team with some friends and a friendly buy in, and nearly all of the games are competitive. The traditions and history might not be there, but the quality of the football is much, much better.
You also won't find two teams from the same division of the same conference playing in the Super Bowl that's for sure. In college football, the championship game is an SEC West division rematch. Whoop dee friggin' doo.
The average margin of victory in pro football is in the mid single digits. The average margin of victory in college football is around 30 points.
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