Could you use a 'Go Pack Go' right about now? Harry Styles talks about his love of the Packers

Kendra Meinert
Green Bay Press-Gazette
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Harry Styles is a big Green Bay Packers fan.

Harry Styles' Tiny Desk Concert for NPR won’t publish until Monday, but let’s be honest, we’re here for the Packers interview he did after his performance.

That’s now available for Packers fans’ viewing pleasure or anyone else who feels like they could use a "Go Pack Go" from a British pop superstar to buoy them during the coronavirus pandemic.

NPR personality and Iola native Stephen Thompson shared video Friday of his interview with the former One Direction singer when he stopped by NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., in February to perform one of the intimate Tiny Desk Concerts. The two put on their Packers jerseys and talked about their shared love of the team.

Styles got hooked on the Packers when he first started traveling to Los Angeles and stayed with a friend from Appleton. The Packers were some of the first games he watched, and he suited up as the team whenever he played “Madden NFL."

“They’re also the only NFL team owned by the fans, so I like that. That’s nice,” he told Thompson. “I’m also a big fan of cheese, so yeah, Packers were the team for me.”

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He told the story behind the tattoo of the Packers logo, which has a minor glitch. “It’s black and white, so it looks like (University of Georgia) is the problem,” he said. 

Styles also talked about attending a Packers game at Lambeau Field, where the bratwurst left a lasting impression.

“They had like very big sausages,” he said. He recalled the Horse Collar, an over-the-top concession offering of a 22-inch horseshoe-shaped bratwurst in a house-made bun topped with crispy fried sauerkraut, mustard and beer cheese sauce.

He didn’t indulge.

“I don’t eat meat so no Horse Collar for me. Not in Wisconsin, there was no veggie Horse Collar, which was a shame, but it’s probably coming,” Styles said.

The original Horse Collar was retired from the Lambeau menu in 2016, but hey, there’s always next season, Harry.

Contact Kendra Meinert at 920-431-8347 or Follow her on Twitter @KendraMeinert

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