My husband was a loyal Green Bay Packers fan even when they were a losing team back in the 70's. So in 1979, when the Pack still played a few games each year at County Stadium in Milwaukee, my husband drove over to the ticket office after work one day on a whim and put himself on the season ticket waiting list. Each year as they continued to play woefully - through the shadowy coaching of Bart Starr and Forrest Gregg - fair weather fans would drop off the list while we moved steadily up.
Finally, in 1989, he got the letter. We were at the top of the list! And it only took 10 years! We've had our four seats every year since, and you can be sure that we will go hungry or lose our house before my husband would let those tickets go!
Those early years offered three games at County Stadium, but since 1995, the Packers have played exclusively at Lambeau Field up in Green Bay. The Milwaukee (or "Gold") package still offers three games per year, and when we pass on, the tickets will be willed to our son and daughter.... lucky them! With over 100,000 people on the waiting list, it can literally take a lifetime - or more - to get tickets. Never mind the tickets - many people are even willing their spot on the waiting list to their children.
That, my friends, is a Green Bay Packers fan!