GOOOOO Packers! Having been born and raised in Green Bay, football is a key part of life here. Where else in the world does a football team sell out practice games? Or require the middle school kids to wear packer colors if they want pizza for lunch? The Green Bay Packers have a long history in Green Bay, started in 1919 and have only grown from there. I continue the traditions with my sons, back in 1991, and very recently my grandson.
It is amazing how the Packers impacts families. My Father-in-law purchased tickets in 1957 when they were having a hard time selling them. I have seen pictures of my husband’s Aunt Sally wearing a fur coat, high heels and dressing up to attend a game. Packer tickets are included in wills. People place their newborn babies on the list hoping tickets will be available by the time they can actually attend. They even allow the community to own stock. Packers are such an integral part of the Green Bay community.
From a business perspective, it is fascinating to watch how the Packer organization conduct business. Just consider everything they do for just 17 season games. They plan, write up playbooks, practice, have coaches for everything, watch replays, scout for new players, manage the players reputations, constantly marketing, and the list goes on. Can you image if we put that much effort into our everyday life? Or into our business?
Let’s see if this is the year we make it to the Superbowl!
Mary Guldan-Lindstrom, CPA