Monday, November 06, 2017

Weekend in Titletown


In anticipation of tonight’s game at Lambeau Field between the Packers and the Detroit Lions, we took some photos around town on Saturday and Sunday. Above, as our regular readers know, we like to drive past Coach Vince Lombardi’s residence on home game weekends for “good luck.” It always looks better with the leaves on the ground.


As part of the larger “Packers Heritage Trail,” a sign was recently placed in the park along the Fox River Trail, just down the street.


Lombardi was a member of what was then known as the Oneida Golf and Riding Club, and now known as the Oneida Golf and Country Club. After all of these years, we finally took a ride out to see the facility for ourselves. Above, one of the main gate signs.


This is the country club as it appears today.


And here is a photo of the club prior to Vince Lombardi’s arrival in town, but probably generally what it looked like structurally in the 1960’s.
Photo: Oneida Golf and Country Club


An undated aerial view of the Oneida Golf and Riding Club.
Photo: Oneida Golf and Country Club


Bill Furnari (right) was the Oneida Golf and Riding Club head golf professional from 1964-1968. Funari played in the famous 1965 charity event foursome with Jack Nicklaus, Vince Lombardi, and legendary Packer end Don Hutson.
Photo: Oneida Golf and Country Club


Lombardi (right), standing with Jack Nicklaus at Oneida.
Photo: Oneida Golf and Country Club


A current aerial view of the Oneida Golf and Country Club.
Photo: Oneida Golf and Country Club


Speaking of Oneida, here is a view driving south on Oneida Street towards Lambeau Field.


And, now that it is November, the Packers Pro Shop has plenty of armed services-themed merchandise.


“Salute to Service” merchandise.


“Salute to Service” merchandise.


“Salute to Service” merchandise.


“Salute to Service” merchandise.


“Salute to Service” merchandise.


“Salute to Service” merchandise.


“Salute to Service” merchandise.


Footie pajamas, anyone? It wouldn’t hurt to have this on under your outer clothing for tonight’s game.


Stylin’ the green & gold.


Truck full o’ cheese (heads).


Christmas is coming, sooner than you think.


Christmas and the Green Bay Packers — 🎶These are a few of our favorite things🎶.


Up and coming RB Aaron Jones’ jerseys are now available. This wasn’t on anyone’s radar back in Training Camp.


You can also get a freshly-printed QB Brett Hundley jersey in the Pro Shop. This is the first time we’ve seen one.


Packers sweaters available for winter. If you get the one on the upper left, you can look just like former Packers’ coach Lindy Infante. All styles come back around... eventually.


Every home game, two Packers alumni are brought back to be honorary captains. This week, it’s DE/DT Don Davey (1991-1994), and CB Tyrone Williams (1996-2002).






Davey (left), and Williams sign memorabilia for fans who lined up on Sunday afternoon.


Lambeau Field Stadium Tours were going strong, led here by guide Tom Pigeon.


We decided to take a walk down Lombardi Avenue’s north side of the street to check out the “party houses” and the various painted fences. Enjoy.














All of these houses feature views of Lambeau Field, and rent out for game weekends at varying prices.














































On Saturday, Lambeau Field was a ghost town, but on Sunday, it was very busy because of the game being on Monday night this week. Normally, Saturday is the busiest non-game day during home weekends.




The Detroit Lions’ gear is being transported into the visitor’s locker room through this loading dock.


The T.V. compound was also a very busy place on Sunday afternoon.






The players/coaches parking lot.


The official Lambeau Field loading dock.


On our late Sunday afternoon walk, the clouds parted slightly for few minutes, illuminating Lambeau Field’s largest Packers logo in the world with heavenly rays of sunshine. We took that as a good omen for Monday night’s game.

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