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Packer fans are attempting a mass boycott. Will you join?
WAUWATOSA—The call from Monday night’s game is prompting some Packers fans to call for an NFL boycott. Patti Wetzel came up with the idea and has been using social media to spread the word.
"Next Thursday through Monday we don't anyone watching the NFL, we don't want anyone going to the games," Wetzel said.
Wetzel and others turned to Facebook, creating an event they hope will catch on across the country.
"This is not just disgruntled Packer fans or disgruntled people in Wisconsin,” she said. “This is all over the country because everyone has been on the receiving end of these bad calls and bad officiating."
Wetzel hopes the boycott message spreads from the Wisconsin restaurant where she works to NFL fans everywhere, who just like her, have had enough.
I know some of you believe it's not going to make a big deal, and it won't have a long lasting effect. But I bet many also didn't expect 70,000 of us to pick up the phones at midnight on monday night, and made calls to the NFL last night, but we did. So at least a part of us, are not quite as complacent as some would say we are. The Packers are not the only team that got screwed over this past weekend. We did as well and our coach is in talks of being fined or suspended for simply trying to give us and his team an explanation. Regardless of what this franchise may have been accused of in the past, here is your chance to prove that we, as fans, stand by having a clean, officiated game and we would much prefer it if none of this ever happened and do support a clean, competitive football game, win or lose. At the very least, it will put pressure on the media to not let this matter go and sweep it under the rug betting on our inability to focus on an event for more than a day and our short memories.
It's simple, here is your chance to stand up for what you are passionate about and what you really believe in. You have little to lose. Personally I am in. I can very easily control myself for one weekend. It's up to you. Just my two cents. Or you could sit by, do nothing, and cry about it on here next week when it happens again....
PS: And as a suggestion, for those of you that just can't get away from your crack, you could simply have a couple of guys on here keep up with the scores, drives, results, etc and post them on here for everyone to see. It helps a non official website out with some traffic, who believes in doing things the right way, and at the very least it puts pressure on TV ratings, the only people we can affect.
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Good luck friend. Im not ready to give up my addiction just yet, though. (Although, ive admitted to being a football junkie, so im on the right path i guess)
Anyway, could you imagine if people got this emotional/involved with their country's health rather than their entertainment's health?
Nah, that's crazy talk...
__________________ “ I think good coaches will coach with the personnel they have, and if you only have one (good) linebacker, you’re not going to play a 3–4. ”
—Hank Bullough, who installed one of the first 3–4 defenses with the New England Patriots.
Re: Packer fans are attempting a mass boycott. Will you join?
Originally Posted by PatsWickedPissah
I don't remember Cheeseheads flocking here to protest the SNF officiating debacle.
And this is where us our fans need to rise above this. Jets are happy we lost unfairly too. I'm sure they wouldn't participate either. But if you can put those differences aside for one weekend for a greater cause, it's a you scratch my back, I scratch yours situation that could pay off for everyone in the long run.
After all, can you really feel proud of a win in such a manner as a fan? I know I couldn't and wouldn't be bragging about it. And to be honest with you, I'm not sure what would feel worse: losing as a Packers fan, or if I was a Seattle fan and "won" that game.
Both sides lost, no matter how you look at it.
Last edited by PatriotSeven; 09-25-2012 at 08:34 PM..