Fans' Reaction

By: Justin Ware
By: Justin Ware

It was, at times, a nail biter.

Fans decked out in green and gold were parked in front of the screens, hoping that this year's team will be one of destiny.

"The Packers are gonna win, they gotta win," said Packer fan Scott Duison, "The Vikings gave us the playoffs. I think we're gonna go all the way."

And early on, it looked good for the pack.

Despite a slow start, a late second half surge had the guys on the field looking good and the fans sitting back, comfortably sipping on beer.

"I'm happy, it's halftime, they're ahead," said fan Pat Debrous. You can't ask for more than that."

So all seemed to be well, the beer-drinking contests could continue and conversations roll on without too much concern.

That was up until Seattle’s second-half performance soured the mood in Packer land.

The opponent’s lead diminished the happy-go-lucky mood of the fans, but not their confidence.

"No, I still have confidence, a lot," said another fan.

It was enough to make the lone Seattle fan in the building happy, but not safe.

"Yeah, I'm going to run to the bathroom quick and hide out in there," said anti-Packer fan Matt Ferrin.

But a Seattle win was not to be Sunday, much to the delight of a room full of Packer fans that was a lot like the thousands at Lambeau except one thing says Buffalo Wild Wings' Brad Dethmers, "It's warm in here and we've got wings."


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