Extra Cheese: Getsy ready for the juggling act

Aaron chats with Packers fans worldwide about all things Green and Gold after hearing from Jerry Gray and Luke Getsy.

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Ferrari-Driver's picture

June 12, 2020 at 01:00 pm

Aaron,

I just can't accept your suggestion that fans get behind the team when/if they protest during the national anthem. I'm a lifelong Packers' fan and season ticket holder who lives in California and I'll be damned if I'm going to spend a couple thousand bucks each game to travel to Lambeau to endure any Packer player kneeling or protesting during the playing of our sacred National Anthem. I'm no soldier and have never experienced the terror of combat, but I recently read about the soldiers who fought on Ewo Jima during World War Two and struggled after all the death and injuries to raise the American flag after securing that island. That American flag has to have great meaning to our soldiers so don't try to tell me that is is not being disrespectful to soldiers and the flag when a football player kneels or protests during the playing of the National Anthem. They have the PRIVILEGE of wearing that Green Bay Packers uniform and are being highly paid to entertain us that day and to say that their protesting is not upsetting at least a significant portion of those true heroes who have fought, been injured, watched buddies get killed, and suffered the trauma of a war is ludicrous. I for one will not tolerate it! And in spite of your suggestion to get behind the team when/if they protest during the National Anthem during the first game this year, that game will be the last I attend at Lambeau Field. Next season I will make available two 45 yard line season tickets that have been in our family since Lambeau Field opened in 1957 to those on the waiting list who will tolerate such actions.

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sonomaca's picture

June 13, 2020 at 11:53 am

Absolutely agree. In a year when revenues will be way, way down, they’re going to alienate fans, again? There’s talk that expensive vets will be let go, not for cap reasons, but because revenues will be way, way down. Some of these veterans are the protest ringleaders, so they might find that this type of disrespectful behavior has serious costs attached.

I left Wisconsin 30 years ago, yet I’ve remained a faithful member of Packer nation. If they go down radical road, I’m out. Let all those millennial protesters buy the DirectTV packages, jerseys and $80,000 trucks advertised during games. Oh, that’s right, they haven’t got any money.

I abandoned the NBA long ago. I couldn’t name many more than 5 players at this point. If the NFL becomes more about politics than entertainment, I’ll be going back to MLB (if it ever starts). MLB players are happy to be there. They don’t hate the society. The black and Hispanic players are mostly from poverty-stricken hellholes, and couldn’t be more pleased to be enjoying lives of freedom and prosperity in the USA.

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jannes bjornson's picture

June 15, 2020 at 08:56 pm

As long as you get the hell out, we'll be happy. Wake Up! It's not 1963,or '65, or'68, or Tet, or whatever. The line has been drawn in the sand. We do not support white supremacy, any way shape or form. The cracker nation is a long, gone, bad memory.

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nstewart1's picture

June 13, 2020 at 10:28 pm

Aaron,

You really are a voice of reason among too many people covering sports reaching for sound-bites .

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WisconsinStrong's picture

June 14, 2020 at 10:59 am

Kneeling to peacefully protest police brutality against Black men was the idea of U.S. Army Green Beret Nate Boyer; the players aren't protesting the U.S. flag or the National Anthem. How do we still not know this? My father is a Vietnam vet and retired Milwaukee-area police lieutenant, my son is Army active duty, and my uncle is a retired Milwaukee police officer, and none of them struggle with Black players and their non-Black allies calling attention to racial injustice. How is kneeling for freedom and justice--as Nate Boyer said, freedom that he and my son are fighting to defend--an act that we can't all get behind, particularly as fans of a sport that is played mainly by Black men? What I'll never understand beyond the pervasive lack of understanding on this issue is why people who don't love and support our Packers players come to CHTV, devoted to Green Bay Packers fans worldwide.

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Pack88's picture

June 15, 2020 at 12:22 pm

Wisconsin Strong: I agree- No where do is it the law you have to stand; if people are offended too bad, we are nation built on protest movements and soldiers are just people. They do a job for pay. I did it for a career and it gives me no special right to criticize others. If I were offended by anything it is draft dodgers who wrap themselves in the flag "after " they decide they are too important to serve

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Ferrari-Driver's picture

June 14, 2020 at 04:19 pm

WisconsinStrong, Not all soldiers would agree with your position and it is not proper to offend that segment of soldiers who are repulsed by football players protesting during the National Anthem and flag display.
My friend who lives in northern Wisconsin is a retired Navy man who enlisted during World War Two and eventually became a Navy "Captain" which is a high rank. He is quite renowned and I saw his picture in the paper a couple of times when he was a guest speaker a certain events.
He told me that he was disgusted and offended by the display of Professional football players kneeling during the National Anthem and has sense stopped watching pro football entirely and said that he now spends his Sundays going for walks in the wooded areas with his dog. I would love to state his name and put one of the newspaper pictures on this website, but will not do so without his permission and I believe he would not want it done. Perhaps the intentions of those players are well founded, but I do believe the venue is the incorrect one.

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