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DVD captures fans in their Packers glory

9:23 PM, Nov. 16, 2012  |  Comments
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If you've lived in Green Bay for multiple football seasons, you're probably thinking you've seen it all when it comes to unwavering fan devotion for the Green Bay Packers.

Except, of course, you haven't.

That's because the family that painted its house green and gold, transformed its deck into a football field and put a ring of honor around its pool lives in Geneva, Iowa.

The guy with a Packers-themed tattoo sleeve up his arm is in Dallas. The high school teacher who has only missed two games at Lambeau Field in 34 years is in Wausaukee. And the fan who has been wearing a Packers shirt (he has 265) every day for more than 24 years is in La Crosse.

They're all captured in their green-and-gold glory in the 60-minute documentary "eXtreme, Loyal, Victorious. The Packers Fan Experience,'' now out on DVD. Wisconsin native Meghan Parkansky went in search of "the most passionate, loyal and extreme Green Bay Packers fans'' in 2010 - the season that ended with a Super Bowl victory in Dallas.

She found the kids who share their bikes with players during training camp, the owner of "The Lambeaulance'' (an old ambulance turned tailgating wagon) and Greg Jenss (aka Titletown Clown). Viewers also get a peek inside an upscale Packers party house on Shadow Lane in Ashwaubenon and a $350,000 Packers memorabilia collection that includes a 1979 check written by Ray Nitschke to pay a speeding ticket. There's also a touching segment on Anna Walentowski, the girl from Neenah with a rare brain disorder whose wish was to meet Brett Favre.

The DVD, which includes comments from former Packers president Bob Harlan, sells for $14.95 at www.thepackersfanexperience.com. Two dollars from each DVD will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin.

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It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
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