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Ray Rice doesn't like Green Bay

Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was anything but his recently electric self against the Packers on Monday night, likely can forget about ever donning a yellow helmet with a slightly squished “G” on each side.

After Monday night’s 27-14 loss, Rice took aim at the stadium in which the game was played, and the city in which the stadium is situated.

“To be honest with you, it was just
Lambeau Field,” Rice said, per Drew Olson of OnMilwaukee.com.  “I didn’t see anything special.  They put us in
the middle of nowhere and it’s not a real exciting place.

Everything about this place is terrible, to be honest with you.”

Ray?  You’re from New Rochelle, New York.  You went to college in Piscataway, New Jersey.  And now you live in Baltimore.

Not that we have a problem with any of those places.  But if Rice is going to cop an attitude about Green Bay, then we need to point out that he doesn’t spend the bulk of his time in Manhattan or Paris or some other place that would satisfy the exacting standards that he apparently compromises when choosing where he’ll live.

We know he had no choice when it came to being drafted by the Ravens.  Still, the guy shouldn’t be looking down his nose at a small city with a low crime rate and a population that, per capita, has more zeal for pro football than any other city in the world.

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  1. Fed up says: Dec 8, 2009 8:04 AM

    As a youngster, the family took a vacation and drove through the city of Baltimore. My dad told us all to wind up the windows and lock the doors. ‘Nough said.

  2. VoxVeritas says: Dec 8, 2009 8:09 AM

    “We know he had no choice when it came to being drafted by the Ravens. Still, the guy shouldn’t be looking down his nose at a small city with a low crime rate and a population that, per capita, has more zeal for pro football than any other city in the world.”
    It’s not like there’s anything else to do in that God forsaken burg. Ask Ryan Longwell about that. If not for the Packers, there probably wouldn’t be any black people in Green Bay. Ask Ray Rhodes about that.

  3. dlodown1 says: Dec 8, 2009 8:09 AM

    More “zeal” for pro football than oany other in the world….? Have you ever been to Dallas..? Dummy…..!

  4. BlackberryBartakamos says: Dec 8, 2009 8:14 AM

    If you read between the lines, you’d see that he probably meant GB isn’t exactly the Mecca of the NFL that people claim it to be.

  5. djstat says: Dec 8, 2009 8:17 AM

    Fed Up, your Dad is just as ignorant as you are. Baltimore is a nice city, beautiful downtown area. I can go through any city in the county and suggest rolling up windows and locking doors. FYI Lambeau Field is in the middle of nowhere.

  6. Cleveland Sucks aka Philly Sewer Rat says: Dec 8, 2009 8:19 AM

    “Ray? You’re from New Rochelle, New York. You went to college in Piscataway, New Jersey. And now you live in Baltimore.”
    Classic Florio.
    Go figure Rice has his worst game of the season and he starts his crying. Deal with it pussy.

  7. bearsrule says: Dec 8, 2009 8:24 AM

    I live in a small town in the middle of Illinois. When I think of vacation spots or places to go with something to do, Rutgers University campus and the city of Baltimore aren’t on my list of Top 1,000 places to go. Shut up, Ray. I can’t believe I’m defending Green Bay, but it is a nice town and a beautiful area.

  8. Bill In DC says: Dec 8, 2009 8:25 AM

    Oh come on. New Rochelle, New York is where Rob & Laura Petri lived (Dick Van Dyke show 1960s for those young’uns reading the posts), how could it be bad? Besides, it’s pretty close to New York itself, it can hardly be compared to Green Bay. Piscataway? Well maybe you have a point, but Baltimore is a pretty hot town with the Harbor area and it’s relatively close to DC and Annapolis (the epicenter of yuppydom) so it isn’t anything like Green Bay. Sure, parts of the city look like Dresden after the bombing, but there aren’t many.
    Don’t be dissing my home town Mike or else me and my homies will have to teach you some respect.

  9. ftomeo says: Dec 8, 2009 8:26 AM

    I don’t see how turning the tables works. Baltimore is a poor city, a crime-ridden city, a small city — but it is one hell of a great city! Just because some West Virginia hick is so insular that he can’t come down out of the hills to appreciate that fact doesn’t mean Rice doesn’t have a point that GB is a whitebread, boring wasteland.

  10. bluestree says: Dec 8, 2009 8:28 AM

    If you haven’t been to Green Bay during football season you should reserve judgement on Florio’s opinion. Walk into Wal-Mart and over half the people are wearing Packer colors, including virtually all the kids. Football is deeply enmeshed in the local culture to the point where my sisters know more about football than most of the posters on this site.

  11. packerfanfornot4life says: Dec 8, 2009 8:31 AM

    dlodown he asid per capita if u dont know what that means get a Websters

  12. bigfog says: Dec 8, 2009 8:31 AM

    Ray should be more concerned about how generally ineffective he was last night. He met a stone wall, now he’s crying sour grapes about it.

  13. trickbunny says: Dec 8, 2009 8:36 AM

    Yep. They always start saying things like this when they become frustrated over their team’s performance and their own personal performance. The Bengals have a huge lead in the division, the Browns are still bad, and the Ravens and Steelers are about to slip into non-contender status to keep the Browns company.
    I’d be frustrated and lashing out, too, if I were a Raven or a Steeler.

  14. favrecansuckit says: Dec 8, 2009 8:37 AM

    Well, he’s right.

  15. Hank says: Dec 8, 2009 8:38 AM

    BTW, nice comments Florio. Not much different than where you live. Beautiful, simple, well intentioned people.

  16. SlipperyPete says: Dec 8, 2009 8:38 AM

    You got shut down in the game, Ray. Maybe you you shut down your mouth as well. Green Bay (the Pack and the city) rocks!
    There are no better fans in the NFL than Pack fans.

  17. emoser says: Dec 8, 2009 8:44 AM

    “# djstat says: December 8, 2009 8:17 AM
    Fed Up, your Dad is just as ignorant as you are. Baltimore is a nice city, beautiful downtown area. I can go through any city in the county and suggest rolling up windows and locking doors. FYI Lambeau Field is in the middle of nowhere.”
    I moved to Baltimore and can’t wait to get out. A couple months ago someone broke the window of my car just to steal an old cd I had inside. I’d be surprised if it was even worth a dollar. FYI.

  18. psychoward86 says: Dec 8, 2009 8:47 AM

    What do you expect from a low class team like the Ravens? He is learning from the biggest cry baby in the league in Ray Lewis. Lewis cryed when they got a penalty for diving at Brady’s legs, however when Quinn does it to big lips it is a criminal move! And I emphasis CRIMINAL! The ravens are a joke, and it starts with their cry baby coach. I have never seen a coach cry about every flag! Rice don’t act like the rest of the goofs on your team.

  19. PervyHarvin says: Dec 8, 2009 8:50 AM

    This whole idea that Lambeau is the sacred stadium and the fans there are by far the best is udder(word play just for you cheeseheads!) bullshit! Many teams have great fans, grandiose delusions are pathetic GreenBay!

  20. Igottz5onit says: Dec 8, 2009 8:53 AM

    No, you are definitely right Florio, all those places you associate with Rice are definitely crapholes… especially Baltimore. If you have not been there, just check out the HBO show “The Wire” and that is pretty much how most of the city is but the people are dumber, ruder, and uglier.

  21. ftomeo says: Dec 8, 2009 9:00 AM

    bluestree, are you trying to make Ray’s point? When you mention going to WalMart to observe the local “culture” and everyone wearing football paraphernalia as if it were a uniform, the last thing I’m thinking is this sounds like a town I want to visit.

  22. mixman34 says: Dec 8, 2009 9:02 AM

    He’s right. I’ve been there. The stadium is sweet, the rest of the place stinks, literally. Shi*thole town filled with hillbilly’s that know nothing other than their precious football. It’s no wonder GB was voted 3rd least desirable place to play in the league in a recent SI players poll.

  23. GoBrowns19 says: Dec 8, 2009 9:02 AM

    I’ve been to Baltimore and I’ve been to Green Bay. The only people that would say Baltimore is better than Green Bay are black crack addicts. Rice is a Raven, so I guess it’s possible.

  24. The Jimmy says: Dec 8, 2009 9:03 AM

    To each his own, but usually thoughts like that are best kept to yourself.

  25. Kevin from Philly says: Dec 8, 2009 9:09 AM

    Wow, Florio got his panties in a twist over this one! Someone putting down small town life hit a little too close to home there, Mike?

  26. Calistin says: Dec 8, 2009 9:14 AM

    LOL @ Pervy. Better embrace Lambeau now sucka. When the Queens abandon the Metrodump and move tho LA, it’s gonna be your new cathedral of the North.
    Mostly though, you should just shut your pie hole. The Mall of America Metrodump is the biggest pos stadium in the country. Which gives you less than no room to talk.
    Lambeau rocks, if you haven’t been there, then STFU, b/c you have no idea.
    And the dipshit comment about, “Just ask Ryan Longwell about GB” Right b/c we all know that Longwell having his family and his main residence in Florida must reflect on the sheer awesomeness of the Twin Shitties.

  27. Fan of Football says: Dec 8, 2009 9:15 AM

    If it isn’t the town, it is the crappy GM no one wants to play for. Not a good situation for GB. Better hope all those rookies can win a SB themselves.

  28. JT11 says: Dec 8, 2009 9:16 AM

    Every big city has their bad sections.
    I’ve never been to Lambeau but I don’t like that a young player like Rice doesn’t have an appreciation for the historical value of Lambeau or a smaller city like Green Bay having a professional football team.

  29. Hank says: Dec 8, 2009 9:16 AM

    This whole idea that Lambeau is the sacred stadium and the fans there are by far the best is udder(word play just for you cheeseheads!) bullshit! Many teams have great fans, grandiose delusions are pathetic GreenBay!
    —————————-
    History says otherwise puber.

  30. ftomeo says: Dec 8, 2009 9:17 AM

    GoBrowns19, based on your comment, there’s a good chance you are a racist scumbag who’s happy to advertise it. Not surprised you’d prefer GB. By the way, Cleveland is a shithole too with all the excitement of GB (none).

  31. DTHOMAS58HOF says: Dec 8, 2009 9:19 AM

    Hmm… Ray rice people love GB not Baltimore’s ghetto run down city from what Ive heard from a guy who moved from baltimore! Your just mad because your overrated team got beat again. I know my chiefs suck but thats what you get for talking all this hype after scoring and putting up a lot of points on our D which everyone does. Your team sucks

  32. DayAllOnJuice says: Dec 8, 2009 9:21 AM

    I’m trying to understand how one of the posters above managed to drag the Steelers into this converstation. The Steeler and Patriot fixation ingrained into some of you people is really quite comical.

  33. Mike says: Dec 8, 2009 9:22 AM

    Every city has it’s “culture”. In GB that culture evolves around football in more ways than anyone can care to imagine. I know a guy who left GB because he couldn’t get away from it. Does this makes GB a bad place? No, different maybe, but not bad. I can also atest to the fact that it is a nice city to live in. It isn’t a big city so let’s not compare it to one. I know of other small cities who care about there local teams as much. They just aren’t in the NFL. To diss a place without having spent any real time there is foolish IMO.

  34. VoxVeritas says: Dec 8, 2009 9:22 AM

    “BTW, nice comments Florio. Not much different than where you live.”
    West Virginia has cannibal necrophiliacs TOO?!?

  35. dgreene78 says: Dec 8, 2009 9:23 AM

    How are you going to hate on New Rochelle?
    Everyone from Thomas Paine to JC Penny to Joe Torre to Irv Gotti have lived there.
    I’m warning you Florio, don’t hate on the Huguenots.
    New Rochelle, NY > Green Bay, WI

  36. cmich06 says: Dec 8, 2009 9:23 AM

    This could be your best piece of work yet
    “Ray? You’re from New Rochelle, New York. You went to college in Piscataway, New Jersey. And now you live in Baltimore.”

  37. VoxVeritas says: Dec 8, 2009 9:24 AM

    “Football is deeply enmeshed in the local culture to the point where my sisters know more about football than most of the posters on this site.”
    The underaged ones, anyway.

  38. topcide says: Dec 8, 2009 9:25 AM

    Florio, you live in West Virginia, best not to cast any stones.
    With that being said, green bay is ok, and Baltimore is not bad either. Green Bay is a small midwest town, not too exciting. Baltimore is an old school industrial port city with an amazing harbor area.
    There are good things about any place people live, every big city has a crime ridden area, and every small town is lacking in stuff to do.

  39. PervyHarvin says: Dec 8, 2009 9:26 AM

    Actually Green Bay is a great place to get a DUI. Everyone there has a few. I really enjoyed my jail stay there. Had warm Packer pajamas and matching slippers, assorted cheese tray for dinner and my own Najeh Davenport signed shitter. Place is first class all the way! I would go back.

  40. Craig says: Dec 8, 2009 9:26 AM

    Not the smartest thing Ray ever said but to all you people not understanding it are stupid. I guarantee Baltimore attracts more tourists then Green bay any day.

  41. FLPackerBacker says: Dec 8, 2009 9:26 AM

    Green Bay and Ashwaubenon are nothing to write home about, unless you appreciate sports history and small towns. But then, I’m that kind of guy. I’ve only seen one game at Lambeau in my life (a couple at old County Stadium and many road games) but it was an experience I’ll never forget.
    Parked the rental car at some tiny strip mall to avoid the $20 fees people were charging… to have strangers park on their lawns. But it’s incredible; you’re walking through a typical Midwestern suburb and then, as Madden would say, BOOM! Don Hutson Center to your right and on the left is Lambeau Field, sitting there like a glittering jewel in the middle of nowhere.
    For a guy who went to college in America’s dumpster, and who plays in a city that today is best known for being the basis of The Wire, Rice has a lot of nerve to say what he said. No doubt that Green Bay isn’t NYC, Chicago or Miami; hell it isn’t even Tampa or St. Louis. It’s definitely small town USA and not a thrilling place for a young rich dude. But he’s from Westchester County and a city with fewer people than Green Bay. You’d think he’d appreciate playing pro football in a city much like his hometown… minus the train line to Manhattan.

  42. slutnuts says: Dec 8, 2009 9:33 AM

    shut your mouth and get me some fantasy points asshole.

  43. shinsnake says: Dec 8, 2009 9:41 AM

    You have to understand the mindset’s of these big city folk, they just don’t understand flyover country. If there isn’t some groupie to smack around in some random bar at 3AM in the morning, what’s a jet setting man out about town to do? Never been to Green Bay, but it seems like a place I’d love to raise a family in. Of course, that’s probably exactly why Rice finds it so bland. “What the hell? This ain’t Baltimore that’s for sure. I didn’t wake up from gunfire one time the night before the game and where the hell are all the prostitutes and crack heads?”

  44. Bob Loblaw says: Dec 8, 2009 9:49 AM

    BlackberryBartakamos says: “If you read between the lines, you’d see that he probably meant GB isn’t exactly the Mecca of the NFL that people claim it to be.”
    Thank you. That was his point. Green Bay’s built up to be some magical NFL paradise, and Lambeau is hallowed ground. But Green Bay really one of about 8,000 midsized towns in the United States and Lambeau is a nice stadium, but nothing any more special than the other nice stadiums.
    **********
    bluestree says: “If you haven’t been to Green Bay during football season you should reserve judgement on Florio’s opinion. Walk into Wal-Mart and over half the people are wearing Packer colors, including virtually all the kids. Football is deeply enmeshed in the local culture.”
    Great. Sounds like a typical college town where the university has a perennial Top 20 program. So Green Bay is a smaller version of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Baton Rouge, Louisana.
    ************
    That being said, Ray Rice is an idiot for saying what he did. Never bad mouth any organization. If/when he becomes a free agent, he can’t expect the Packers to field an offer (not that Ted Thompson would actually spend money on a free agent). Even if Rice didn’t want to go to Green Bay, he couldn’t use them for leverage for a better contract elsewhere.
    Learn from Jon Gruden. Say every player and every organization is the greatest, and it will never come back to haunt you.

  45. Ambrose says: Dec 8, 2009 9:49 AM

    I don’t think I would be enamored with anyplace where I had memories of getting my ass kicked either.

  46. K-RoQ Smash says: Dec 8, 2009 9:55 AM

    “More “zeal” for pro football than oany other in the world….? Have you ever been to Dallas..? Dummy…..!”
    Per capita, “dummy…..!” Dallas sucks.

  47. Mountaindont says: Dec 8, 2009 9:58 AM

    If you read between the lines Ray is saying “I don`t like Green Bay because there aren`t many strip clubs.” Isn`t this the main type of entertainment for the Ray Rice types ?

  48. golongboyee says: Dec 8, 2009 10:01 AM

    Fed Up = Idiot
    …..and Ray is right, Green Bay is a dump.
    I find it hilarious and ironic that everyone waxes poetic about the place but if the NFL was starting from scratch, it would be the last place they would put a franchise……even after Indianoplace.
    Get real Packer fans…….that is all the franchise has is tradition……….the logo is pathetic and the stadium (even with the renovations) is the worst in the league.

  49. Bo Darville says: Dec 8, 2009 10:02 AM

    Green Bay is the armpit of the Mid West. Full of obese drunk people. Ray Rice deserves a nobel prize for pointing this out.

  50. golongboyee says: Dec 8, 2009 10:03 AM

    If anyone in here thinks they would rather live in Green Bay, Wisconsin than the Baltimore metro area, they have to be either legally insane or totally comatose!

  51. green&bold says: Dec 8, 2009 10:05 AM

    I’m from WI and now live in Ohio, in a so called big city. Not sure why people who live in big cities claim that all small towns suck. Its two different lifestyles with much different expectations. To say any town or big city is really a dump or a crappy place to live is just stupid. Then again there are a LOT of stupid people who post on here that can’t wait to show their ignorance on a daily basis.

  52. cheddar is beddar says: Dec 8, 2009 10:06 AM

    Rice sounds just like all the other current and former Ravens chirping after getting their asses handed to them. Bart Scott, Rolle, Lewis…if it doesn’t go their way they have to find something to cry about.

  53. Percy Nugz says: Dec 8, 2009 10:12 AM

    Green Bay reminds me of St. Cloud, Minnesota.

  54. JimmySmith says: Dec 8, 2009 10:13 AM

    VoxVeritas says: “If not for the Packers, there probably wouldn’t be any black people in Green Bay. Ask Ray Rhodes about that”
    Another uninformed remark from PFT’s resident bozo, Vox. Granted, GB probably doesn’t have a big enough homosexual community to fit Vox’s tastes but Ray Rhodes was a huge mistake and I give the GM (Ron Wolf) credit for recognizing quickly and firing him. Ray Rhodes never was a head coach again and for good reason, he was lousy at it.
    The biggest race baiter in the world, the adulterous Rev Jesse even called a press conference to protest Ray Rhodes dismissal If Vox loves him some Rhodes so much, he should convince Jerry Jones to hire him again at head coach, its looking like the Cowboys will be making another coaching change at the end of yet another disastrous December.
    Ah, I almost forgot, 17-7.

  55. MSWRavens says: Dec 8, 2009 10:15 AM

    I love Baltimore. Come to work here every day for twenty years, and grow oh so tired of those who decry the crime or point to the Wire. If you’re not involved in drugs or domestic violence, your chance of being a crime victim in Baltimore is about the same as being a crime victim out in the country. Get over your racist self-serving streotypes and open your eyes!
    That said, Ray Rice’s comments were plain STUPID! There are country folk and city folk. That doesn’t make Green Bay terrible. To some people it’s heaven on Earth, and Baltimore is a cesspool! To others, cities like Baltimore are heaven, and the country is a vast wasteland. Different strokes for different folks. All Rice did was spout some sour grapes because our below average team had its collective asses handed to it…and he tehreby allows people to spew hatred about other places.
    And Florio – I LOVE PFT, but your take on his comments were equally stupid and simply invited all these assinine comments…O, wait, selling papers… I have come to expect better from you though!

  56. DTHOMAS58HOF says: Dec 8, 2009 10:15 AM

    Hmm… Ray rice people love GB not Baltimore’s ghetto run down city from what Ive heard from a guy who moved from baltimore! Your just mad because your overrated team got beat again. I know my chiefs suck but thats what you get for talking all this hype after scoring and putting up a lot of points on our D which everyone does. Your team sucks

  57. lebowski says: Dec 8, 2009 10:15 AM

    Green Bay will always struggle with the stigma of being small, white, and cold. But the vast majority of Americans live in small towns, and Green Bay is a nice one with an NFL team, for crying out loud. If I were a 25 year old, black, single millionaire I wouldn’t want to live there either I guess. But you can live wherever you want all winter and play football for a good team. Ryan Pickett and Charles Woodson both admitted they didn’t picture themselves playing in Green Bay, but once they got there they loved it.

  58. UffDaItsBryan says: Dec 8, 2009 10:19 AM

    Just reading Sweet Baby Ray’s gripings, makes all northern Wisconsinites smile, then laugh aloud. We don’t expect you to understand. Looking at where you grew up, you have no foundation to appreciate this area or this place we call Title Town. I can’t imagine you’ve ever held a fishing rod in the early morning glow, let alone one with a 35lb. freight train on the other end. I doubt the thought of stalking a 10 point buck through knee deep snow in 3° weather, gives you goosebumps of excitement. The absolute scerenity, of raindrops hitting the roof of your tent. And finally. Being completely faithful to your team of over 90 years. Living in a town of 100,000 people that sells out a 70,000+ seat stadium EVERY week. Where getting season tickets has a waiting list that’s 20 years deep.
    No Ray … I don’t expect you to like or understand us. Between you and me, ” Ve kinda like it dat vay”

  59. HughJassPhD says: Dec 8, 2009 10:22 AM

    More “zeal” for pro football than oany other in the world….? Have you ever been to Dallas..? Dummy….
    You forgot the part about low crime rate.

  60. HughJassPhD says: Dec 8, 2009 10:24 AM

    Baltimore is a pretty hot town with the Harbor area and it’s relatively close to DC and Annapolis (the epicenter of yuppydom)
    So the best part of Baltimore is that is near nice places?

  61. purpleguy says: Dec 8, 2009 10:25 AM

    Lambeau is great and it’s fun to watch a game there, but come on, Green Bay is the middle of nowhere. Rice is right about the city. No young, single rich football player with half a brain would want to spend his free time in hicksville. That’s evident by the SI poll listing the Packers the 3rd least desirable team to play for in a recent player’s poll. That doesn’t mean the team is bad or that Green Bay people suck. What some people see as “charming” others see as boring as hell.

  62. 1mge says: Dec 8, 2009 10:27 AM

    Green Bay is 8-4 & going to the playoffs.
    Baltimore is 6-6 and Ray will be watching Green Bay in the playoffs.
    Jealousy hurts, enough said!

  63. jrillah10 says: Dec 8, 2009 10:29 AM

    I’m confused on how this came up. Who gives a rats ass if he likes GB or not. He doesn’t play for them. It’s not suppose to suit him. Ray should shut his mouth and worry about his play. I’m sure the hotel he stayed in had something to do with that fumble he had last night. Cry baby!! It might have something to do with Clay Mathews planting his ass all night!

  64. BIG BLUE in tx says: Dec 8, 2009 10:30 AM

    More “zeal” for pro football than any other in the world….? Have you ever been to Dallas..? Dummy….
    I’ve been to Green Bay and I live in DFW. If dallas has a fraction of the zeal that Green Bay did they’d throw jj, wp, tr, and the rest of those pretenders call the cowboys out of the state instead of spending so much time trying to convince the rest of the nation that they’re a legitimate contender.

  65. HughJassPhD says: Dec 8, 2009 10:31 AM

    Ray Rice deserves a nobel prize for pointing this out.
    Well, people have to done less to win it. So, sure. Why not?

  66. letsgonattyjoe says: Dec 8, 2009 10:37 AM

    I can’t imagine you’ve ever held a fishing rod in the early morning glow, let alone one with a 35lb. freight train on the other end.
    ————————————————-
    No my friend, in the Chesapeake right outside of Baltimore we grow our stripers to 60 plus. A 3 hour drive to Ocean City and then 30-50 miles offshore and we get into blue tuna in the 150 plus range. It’s also the white marlin capital of the world. I love fly fishing in Wisconsin, however, we grow our “freight trains” just a bit larger than 35.

  67. HamBurghlar says: Dec 8, 2009 10:55 AM

    Baltimore is full of trash, which is why Ray Rice and Stabmaster Ray Lewis reside there during the season. Hell, they’d be better off in Cleveland where they should still be.

  68. Bzilla says: Dec 8, 2009 10:56 AM

    …………..more zeal for pro football than any other city in the world.
    Blah, Blah, Blah. The love affair for Green Bay because it’s tiny is getting old! Ray is right! Enough already!
    If you’ve ever spent time in G.B. you’ll soon figure out that the folks there have absolutely nothing else to do. Drink beer, eat brats and cheese (90% are obese), and holler for the ‘Pack. Not really all that damn romantic! These traits don’t make you a saint. I lived in Wi. for a short period of time. The folks are very nice, but the sophistication level is a -3!

  69. PurpleIsForGays says: Dec 8, 2009 10:59 AM

    I had a lot of respect for Ray Rice, thought that he was a good player and had a bright future. Than he comes into Green Bay, gets his ass tossed around, and starts crying wolf.
    You stay classy Baltimore.

  70. Bob Nelson says: Dec 8, 2009 11:03 AM

    Well, if you take it one way,
    Did he get outside of his hotel during the 37 hours he was in town?
    As a 22 year old nonstarter, he has seen little of the NFL and is ignorant on the subject.
    At 5′ 8″ shrimp in a big man’s league he may have a certain complex about not seeing very far.
    If you take it another way, he only gained 54 yards and was a complete nonfactor in the game. He had his worst performance of the season with the fewest yards from scrimmage all season.
    Going against the NFL’s #1 defense his performance was “nothing special”.
    The interview didn’t clarify which way to take the little guy’s remarks. Either way he and his remarks are insignificant.
    Every year there are fools who make ignorant remarks. The more than 50 years of Lambeau Field and Titletown need no defense as the finest venue in for any sport.
    Sour grapes from an ignorant poor performing loser little guy requires no response.

  71. topcide says: Dec 8, 2009 11:04 AM

    UffDaItsBryan says:
    December 8, 2009 10:19 AM
    Just reading Sweet Baby Ray’s gripings, makes all northern Wisconsinites smile, then laugh aloud. We don’t expect you to understand. Looking at where you grew up, you have no foundation to appreciate this area or this place we call Title Town. I can’t imagine you’ve ever held a fishing rod in the early morning glow, let alone one with a 35lb. freight train on the other end. I doubt the thought of stalking a 10 point buck through knee deep snow in 3° weather, gives you goosebumps of excitement. The absolute scerenity, of raindrops hitting the roof of your tent. And finally. Being completely faithful to your team of over 90 years. Living in a town of 100,000 people that sells out a 70,000+ seat stadium EVERY week. Where getting season tickets has a waiting list that’s 20 years deep.
    No Ray … I don’t expect you to like or understand us. Between you and me, ” Ve kinda like it dat vay”
    EXACTLY.
    I’m from suburban detroit where hunting and the outdoors are engrained into the culture of the state. People that are not from around here, and honestly most african americans that are from here, can’t grasp why I use my vacation time to head up north in the fall, or how I enjoy getting up at 3am on the weekends and sitting in a tree on a cold morning with the hope of a taking a monster buck.

  72. Gautam says: Dec 8, 2009 11:08 AM

    says the guy from a city where my friend’s purse was stolen while moving food from one table to another!

  73. CutlerISaPussy says: Dec 8, 2009 11:13 AM

    He is right. I am from a small town and like small towns, but Green Bay takes the cake for being the shittiest of any that I have ever visited.
    And he isn’t the only one that thinks it so give him a break. It is in the bottom 3!! of teams players want to play for. Every player in the league is thinking what Rice is saying.
    GREEN BAY = SHIT-HOLE!
    There is even proof in the above posts with a Fudgepacker wrote:
    ‘Most of the people at WalMart you see are wearing green and gold, and when I bang my sister she is always wearing green and gold panties’
    I mean, who does all of their shopping at WalMart and bangs their sister? Only Fudgies from WI.

  74. rarson says: Dec 8, 2009 11:15 AM

    I spent one night with a friend at some bars in Fells Point, and we didn’t get back to the parking garage until 3 am. That’s when we realized it closed at 12. We spent the next 4 hours walking around Baltimore. Yeah, Baltimore sucks, if you’re a pussy. If you actually have the balls to go out into the city and do something, it’s not bad.

  75. Florio-is-a-tool says: Dec 8, 2009 11:17 AM

    Ravens players find it impossible to be dignified. If it’s not a conspiracy by the referees/NFL it’s got to be something.
    I hate people who can’t feel good about themselves unless they tear others down. Rice is just another Raven’s player who’ll be forgotten 10 minutes after he’s left the league.

  76. CutlerISaPussy says: Dec 8, 2009 11:20 AM

    Agreed Bzilla, their A LOT of fat asses in that town. Most are obese and it is hard to differentiate their women from the men, both have facial hair.

  77. GoUPackers says: Dec 8, 2009 11:20 AM

    I don’t understand how someone can take credit for their city having more people and a different culture than others. Did you have something to do with the geographic and economic patterns that led your city to be different than mine? And then you pass judgment on the people who live in the smaller, more quaint community. Who cares what you think? To denigrate the citizens of Green Bay, or St. Cloud, or West Podunk is just ignorant and mean. Go enjoy your Starbucks and hour-long commute in traffic.

  78. Stoogie says: Dec 8, 2009 11:21 AM

    Green Bay, the city, is a shit hole and this is coming from someone who lives 35 miles south of there.
    There are two things that draw people to that area of NE Wisconsin … the Packers and Oneida Bingo and Casino. Hell, GB can’t even score a hotel nice enough to house the visiting teams. They stay at The Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton and bus up there on game day.
    Rice was correct in his assessment, but he probably should have just kept his mouth shut about something that everyone already knew.

  79. mossholder says: Dec 8, 2009 11:26 AM

    HA! Bzilla you have no idea. Green Bay is a small town, and we love our Packers but “not all that damn romantic…” haha this post is about FOOTBALL. Not sophistication and the level of how romantic a town can be.
    I love how people that DON’T LIVE IN WISCONSIN think we are all fat, are all heavy alcoholics, have a lot of DUIs, etc. It goes on and on, all of the people that don’t live up here STFU! We do have the best fans in the league. We are NATION WIDE and we have one of the smallest market teams! Do you take your wife to a Ravens game with a couple glasses of wine, and some candles and have a romantic dinner Bzilla? Maybe you just aren’t used to fans that actually care about the game.
    Oh yeah, HAHA according the the Center for Disease Control, Wisconsin is 28th in obesity! Look for yourself: http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html#state

  80. gobearsgo says: Dec 8, 2009 11:36 AM

    I used to travel in Wisconsin for work. The women are plump from sausage and smell like cheese.
    I’m with Ray on this one.

  81. BigMikeSkinsFan says: Dec 8, 2009 11:38 AM

    how can Wisconsin people talk ANY shit on any other city?
    How many serial killers have come from your great state?
    I love the guy who said “come in to any Wal Mart during football season…” you better not criticize ANYONE when you start off your defense with Wal Mart.

  82. shinsnake says: Dec 8, 2009 11:41 AM

    mossholder
    Again, big city folk don’t understand flyover country, despite it being the largest section. Gotta love those sophisticates though, art shows and poetry readings help out a lot out here in the midwest. “Ewww, you expect me to ‘catch’ my own food?”

  83. TerriGuy says: Dec 8, 2009 11:41 AM

    thank you mossholder..apparently you must give these people facts in order for them to get by their preconceived notions. Im born and raised in Green Bay and there is no better place to grow up. If by shithole you mean relaxing and calm throughout the week until sunday then fine. I apologize Green Bay has kept gangs, strip clubs and dirtballs under control. We like the small town atmosphere you like your big cities. Get over it and dont come to Green Bay.
    The DUI thing is funny because yes alot of people have them but thats the same with crime rates. More cops equal more people to see the crimes. We dont have murders so they focus on DUI’s..making sense PFT world?
    The luster of Green Bay may be in the eye of the beholder but I’m 21 yrs old and I have no problem living in there. All you probably dont like the city because when you try and tailgate you’re upset you’re not having as good a time as the Packer fans next to you

  84. cheddar is beddar says: Dec 8, 2009 11:45 AM

    Stoogie-
    You call GB a shit hole yet you reside in Menasha? Or maybe Manitowoc…Neenah perhaps? Maybe Mishicot. In any case, get off your own pole tool.

  85. Bzilla says: Dec 8, 2009 11:47 AM

    mossholder
    I love my NFL team as much as ANYONE – however I do also have a life on the side. At least you basically admit there is a lack of sophistication. Intelligent folks EVERYWHERE will tell you that’s important! I’VE LIVED IN WI.! Big freakin’ deal – IT’S OVERRATED (by it’s own residents only) AS HELL! Many residents there are totally delusional. My states so great and our fans are THE greatest anywhere. WHATEVER! I’ve got another equally trustable source for obesity – MY EYEBALLS. It’s undeniable. Furthermore, ask folks familiar with multiple areas of the midwest where the “good-looking” folks are. You’ll hear Iowa, Minn., Mo., etc. Not gonna’ hear Cheeseville,……. sorry.

  86. TerriGuy says: Dec 8, 2009 11:49 AM

    serial killers? wouldnt gangs be considered serial killers and in that case every other state besides the idahos and vermonts have more than wisconsin. especially in washington dc eh BigMikeSkinsFan.so very intelligent thought process.
    Everyone has walmarts we just choose to use them for purchasing our tailgate needs its not like we hang out there on a regular basis. we can talk shit about other cities because people come from all around the world to our city for good football and a good time.

  87. marshall70 says: Dec 8, 2009 11:52 AM

    Rice speaks the truth and some can’t deal with that. There are some players that would rather not play in GB. I know it’s hard for Packer fans to believe, but it’s true.

  88. Ambrose says: Dec 8, 2009 12:10 PM

    How fortunate that everyone on this site is lean and mean! In case you haven’t noticed, this entire country is fat. Seems like every kid, every teenager, every parent, every old fart….all fat, all the time. Get over yourselves.

  89. JackieTreehorn says: Dec 8, 2009 12:15 PM

    Rice head, Rayn man Rice. Let’s just say it. You are a total half whit, dumb A for saying something so stupid.
    The Packers kicked your young rookie butt all over Lambeau Field. Nick Barnett smashed your face into the frozen tundra of Lambeau. Then BJ Ragi and Clay Matthews threw its dirt in your face.
    Your response was to insult Green Bay. How about responding to our Players that kicked your butt. The next time you play against us, you will targeted at all costs. Players and fans alike. Remember Barry Sanders had -5 yards total against The Pack in a playoff game against Reggie & Co. – you are nothing special and all of Green Bay welcomes your return at some future time.
    Good luck. Peace.

  90. MinneapolisResident says: Dec 8, 2009 12:28 PM

    I honestly am at a loss for words on this fat thing. I’ve lived in Wisconsin and Minnesota and don’t see any difference. They are both in the top 15 for fittest states in the country.
    As far as the drunk thing, I get that. If I went to someone’s house to watch a game and there was Sprite, milk, water and no beer I would leave immediately. Everyone knows you can’t trust a man who doesn’t drink.

  91. Ralph says: Dec 8, 2009 12:31 PM

    If Green Bay was a small town, maybe it would be a better place. It’s not. The fans there are rabid fans, because there’s nothing else to do.
    The crime rate is low, except when the Packers lose, then the domestic abuse calls shoot through the roof.
    I grew up in a small town in Northern Illinois, spent plenty of time in Wisconsin and have lived in the Twin Cites for over 35 years.
    The Packers are a unique team. I wish all the NFL teams were “publicly” held. It would be a better league. On the other hand, Packer fans are the most obnoxious people I’ve ever met. Not that other teams don’t have wing nuts for fans, it’s just a higher percentage when it comes to the Packers.
    They talk about selling out their 70,000 seat stadium forever, but a large percentage of those seats belong to Milwaukee season ticket holders and when the team is mediocre like it was in 70s-80s, they don’t bother to make the drive. So the stadium is sold out and half full at the same time. When the revenue sharing and salary cap go away, they’ll be nothing more than a farm team for the rest of the league.

  92. Lamblow Field filled with Dairyland Drunks says: Dec 8, 2009 12:39 PM

    I’m a Viking fan that usually loves to take a jab at the Packers but even I think Ray sounds a little bitter from the ass whoopin he took last night.

  93. rarson says: Dec 8, 2009 1:01 PM

    “wouldnt gangs be considered serial killers and in that case every other state besides the idahos and vermonts have more than wisconsin.”
    No, they wouldn’t. I guess you have no idea what a serial killer is.

  94. MinneapolisResident says: Dec 8, 2009 1:03 PM

    I am from Wisconsin. Therefore, I am fat, ugly and check out my latest drunken episode…
    I got a little tipsy at the Packer/SF game. Leinie’s in one hand and a Packer Backer in the other. Very packed in there, intense crowd since it was a must-win game. After the game, went to the bars with 75,000 other people and celebrated. The atmosphere was incredible for a small town, much better than Minneapolis on any given night. Drinks were again involved and I got shitfaced. Oh well, definitely an enjoyable football Sunday.
    Meanwhile…
    Jeff, jxmario82987 and mixman34 are in Jeff’s basement in Burnsville watching the Vikes in comfort. Ding Dong! Pizza Hut delivery! They drink 2 Premiums each and share a large pepperoni with no cheese. Mixman says, “God, I’m glad I’m NOT at the game.” jcxmario, “Man, I’m glad I live in MN and not Wisconsin where they’re all drunk and not eating Pizza Hut in comfort.” Jeff, “Man, it just doesn’t get any better than this.” Standard Viking football Sunday.

  95. cheddar is beddar says: Dec 8, 2009 1:03 PM

    “They talk about selling out their 70,000 seat stadium forever, but a large percentage of those seats belong to Milwaukee season ticket holders and when the team is mediocre like it was in 70s-80s, they don’t bother to make the drive. So the stadium is sold out and half full at the same time. When the revenue sharing and salary cap go away, they’ll be nothing more than a farm team for the rest of the league.”
    That’s not farther from the truth. Milwaukee season ticket holders get 2 games a year because of old CS. If they don’t use them, the tickets are passed along and used just like any other team that’s not the Vikings. When have you ever seen Lambeau half empty? Never.

  96. TerriGuy says: Dec 8, 2009 1:20 PM

    serial killers..yes they kill many people in the same fashion over a long period of time. most the time its a psychological gratification. that doesnt describe gangs? gratified by the fact they’re a bigger man?rep yo hood?
    congrats rarson, read a book instead of thinking you know whatever you learned from daddy

  97. Cohl4 says: Dec 8, 2009 1:24 PM

    Okay as a huge vikings fan I hate the Green Bay Packers…But you cannot deny the fact that they have an amazing stadium and fan base. Someone is just mad that he got swallowed by GB defense….

  98. Philtration says: Dec 8, 2009 1:28 PM

    # bluestree says: December 8, 2009 8:28 AM
    If you haven’t been to Green Bay during football season you should reserve judgement on Florio’s opinion. Walk into Wal-Mart and over half the people are wearing Packer colors, including virtually all the kids.
    —————————————————–
    Yup.
    Nothing like a visit to the Green Bay Wal-Mart to make you feel better about your own home town.
    Everyone should do it at least once.
    “Ya thank we ought ta get another Packer bib fur lil Brett honey bunch?”

  99. Ralph says: Dec 8, 2009 1:37 PM

    That’s not farther from the truth. Milwaukee season ticket holders get 2 games a year because of old CS. If they don’t use them, the tickets are passed along and used just like any other team that’s not the Vikings. When have you ever seen Lambeau half empty? Never.
    go back to the Lynn Dickey days, it happened all the time. You’re only talking about the old gold package holders. There are plenty of season ticket holders making the trip up from Milwaukee today, don’t fool yourself. Who do you think is filling those luxury suites? Certainly Joe Bob and his wife/sister who own the corner gas station.

  100. Cohl4 says: Dec 8, 2009 2:12 PM

    “They talk about selling out their 70,000 seat stadium forever, but a large percentage of those seats belong to Milwaukee season ticket holders and when the team is mediocre like it was in 70s-80s, they don’t bother to make the drive. So the stadium is sold out and half full at the same time. When the revenue sharing and salary cap go away, they’ll be nothing more than a farm team for the rest of the league.”
    That’s not farther from the truth. Milwaukee season ticket holders get 2 games a year because of old CS. If they don’t use them, the tickets are passed along and used just like any other team that’s not the Vikings. When have you ever seen Lambeau half empty? Never.
    ya and plus green bay sells out their entire stadium for a scrimmage between the offense and defense…to watch them practice!!!!!!!!!

  101. jeff says: Dec 8, 2009 2:13 PM

    MinneapolisResident says:
    December 8, 2009 1:03 PM
    I am from Wisconsin. Therefore, I am fat, ugly and check out my latest drunken episode…
    I got a little tipsy at the Packer/SF game. Leinie’s in one hand and a Packer Backer in the other. Very packed in there, intense crowd since it was a must-win game. After the game, went to the bars with 75,000 other people and celebrated. The atmosphere was incredible for a small town, much better than Minneapolis on any given night. Drinks were again involved and I got shitfaced. Oh well, definitely an enjoyable football Sunday.
    Meanwhile…
    Jeff, jxmario82987 and mixman34 are in Jeff’s basement in Burnsville watching the Vikes in comfort. Ding Dong! Pizza Hut delivery! They drink 2 Premiums each and share a large pepperoni with no cheese. Mixman says, “God, I’m glad I’m NOT at the game.” jcxmario, “Man, I’m glad I live in MN and not Wisconsin where they’re all drunk and not eating Pizza Hut in comfort.” Jeff, “Man, it just doesn’t get any better than this.” Standard Viking football Sunday.
    ================================
    Idiot:
    I live in La Crosse Wisconsin……where does it state in the fandom rulebook that you have to live in Minnesota to be a Vikings fan?
    Don’t drink premiums either tool, Jack and Coke is my drink of choice.
    And Pizza Hut pizza is bottom of the barrel.
    Nice try though, once again, you are full of shit!

  102. Cohl4 says: Dec 8, 2009 2:21 PM

    “They talk about selling out their 70,000 seat stadium forever, but a large percentage of those seats belong to Milwaukee season ticket holders and when the team is mediocre like it was in 70s-80s, they don’t bother to make the drive. So the stadium is sold out and half full at the same time. When the revenue sharing and salary cap go away, they’ll be nothing more than a farm team for the rest of the league.”
    That’s not farther from the truth. Milwaukee season ticket holders get 2 games a year because of old CS. If they don’t use them, the tickets are passed along and used just like any other team that’s not the Vikings. When have you ever seen Lambeau half empty? Never.
    ya and plus green bay sells out their entire stadium for a scrimmage between their defense and their offense. they sell out to a practice!!!!!!!!!!!!

  103. Cohl4 says: Dec 8, 2009 2:23 PM

    Plus green bay sells out their entire stadium EVERY year to watch the offense scrimmage against the defense!! they sell out for a practice!!!!!!

  104. Supersuckers says: Dec 8, 2009 2:31 PM

    Mr.Rice probably spent 6 hours tops in Green Bay and all 6 of those hours were in the stadium. Visitingteams stay 30 mles south in Appleton a the Paper Valley Radisson. Typical

  105. Ambrose says: Dec 8, 2009 2:34 PM

    Ralph…
    If the revenue sharing goes away, Lambeau will still be filled to capacity….with left-over pro football fans from Minnesota. I know very many that already drive over from the Twin Cities whenever they can. A good many more would rather cheer for the Packers than the LA Vikings.

  106. DocBG says: Dec 8, 2009 3:21 PM

    Florio, your unabashed love of the packers comes through again. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
    But seriously, there is nothing wrong with being open about it. Simply because you choose not to prosecute certain criminals doesnt mean the streets are safer. Wasn’ there an assistant coach of the packers whose kid was busted rapping a couple of gals at the local highschool? somehow the guy was never convicted.
    Good win by GB last night, it was as sloppy as their women, but a win is a win regardless.

  107. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Dec 8, 2009 3:43 PM

    PervyHarvin says: December 8, 2009 8:50 AM
    This whole idea that Lambeau is the sacred stadium and the fans there are by far the best is udder(word play just for you cheeseheads!) bullshit! Many teams have great fans, grandiose delusions are pathetic GreenBay!
    —————–
    You never seem to disappoint with stupid comments Pervy! It’s even more humorous coming from a fan of a team that’s on it’s way to LA and currently plays in a stadium that looks like an inflatable toilet and resembles one on the inside as well.
    Ironically I’ve been to Lambeau with 8 different Vikings fans and not one has said anything short of “Wow. Impressive stadium along with the entire fan experience.” There must be a reason that national media people always talk about it being one place you must see a game if you’re a football fan. You might as well try it. It will be a shorter commute than driving to LA to see a game.

  108. UffDaItsBryan says: Dec 8, 2009 3:53 PM

    Not to let FACTS interfere with your banter about tickets. But the former Milwaukee County Stadium ticket holders ONLY have tickets for games 2 & 5 of the 8 home games and they are only 10% of the season ticket holders on those days. I don’t mean to explode your theory with the truth or anything.
    I’ll go back to eating my cheddar filled beer brat and drinking my Leinies now. It’s alot of work staying in game shape.

  109. Route36West says: Dec 8, 2009 3:54 PM

    He said Green Bay was boring and in the middle of no where. He didnt say their was criminals everywhere and thats why he didnt like it.
    Baltimore is a packed city with alot of things to do Ive been their plenty of times and enjoyed it. New Jersey has the most people in a little space then anywhere in the country and its deffently not boring and deffently not in the middle of nowhere. It is surrounded by the 1st and 5th largest cities in the country. Which means he could have gotten to either one within an hour from Rutgers.
    You try to twist what everyone says into something else. He didnt say New Jersey or Baltimore was a great place to be. He said that Green Bay wasnt and he didnt get why everyone made a big deal about Lambeau field.

  110. garylandon41 says: Dec 8, 2009 3:55 PM

    Everything about Ray Rice last night was Terrible.
    I guarantee 75% of the people on here talking trash about GB have never been there.
    Do yourselves a favor if you’re a big NFL fan. Go see your team play at Lambeau, then make a conclusion about Green Bay.
    Rice was probably bored off his ass in his hotel in Appleton the night before (smaller than green bay) cuz he didn’t have high class titty bars that he could go make it rain at. Wisconsin just isn’t very “hip hop”. Lil’ Wayne, 50cent, DMX and TPain wouldn’t want to live there either…
    If you’re a fan of NFL, good people, raising a family, good schools, the outdoors (Lakes, Hunting, Fishing) and you don’t care to go the the hottest clubs to drink forties, smoke pot, make it rain, and bang hoes Green Bay is a great city and a wonderful place for a football team.
    Ray Rice will grow up in 8-10 years then appreciate it.

  111. MinneapolisResident says: Dec 8, 2009 3:55 PM

    Pizza Hut being bottom of the barrel was part of the point, Jeffrey. Vikings fans don’t attend the games. They sit at home. Shitty stadium or not, 3 Million people live in the metro. And for some reason Packer fans should be ashamed of gettin’ sauced, dropping some serious coin and braving the cold to watch the games in person.
    Congrats on living in La Crosse. Nice little city. I suppose there are no good looking women there though, since it’s in Wisconsin, right?

  112. PervyHarvin says: Dec 8, 2009 4:08 PM

    @whatthehellisgoingonoutthere :
    I would turn my back on the NFL before I turn into Packqueer fan!!!!! Keep talking L.A. Have fun with those great Lion rivalry games then!! Yawnnnnn Real Pack fans have no interest in seeing the Vikings move,I happen to know some.

  113. PervyHarvin says: Dec 8, 2009 4:13 PM

    Been to a few Wisconsin Rumbles down there in LaCrosse jeff.Have them yearly. Great place to get drunk. lol Fished that area many times.

  114. footballrulz says: Dec 8, 2009 4:18 PM

    Good God @ the lunacy.
    What freakin town doesn’t have a Wal Mart? How many of you do NOT shop at Wal Mart? DO NOT Lie? I personally refuse to go in one because Sam Walton is one of the biggest asses to ever go into business and walked all over multitudes of small businesses and ruined people’s lives. But the little sheeples just keep filing in there like zombies with the lower prices mantra. Try a freakin Target.
    I suppose like any other town or city GB and Baltimore both have a Staples, Home Depot, Auto Zone, etc.
    Little boy got his ass spanked last night and like many idiots on here had to come up with something bad to say about his victors. Spoiled little freakin millionaire cry baby.
    And then you guys get into some damn big war about GB being a shithole & Baltimore being a damn gang town.
    Met my wife in Baltimore. Beautiful city. First date was an Orioles game. Love Green Bay & Lambeau. If I had to make a choice it would be GB because I like snow, cold weather and country living. Not a big city guy but I can order off a freakin menu with no price tags–in FRENCH.
    Jesus people

  115. MinneapolisResident says: Dec 8, 2009 4:39 PM

    @ Perv- Pool 8 is a phenomenal fishery. Great backwater bassin’ with some big eyes to boot. And no real Packer fan wants the Vikings to move. We need someone to hate and Cutler will leave the Bears irrelevant for a long time.
    @jeff- How’s your balls doing since you can’t take home any of those “fat WI pigs?” Or are they up to your exacting standards?

  116. jeff says: Dec 8, 2009 4:39 PM

    garylandon41 says:
    December 8, 2009 3:55 PM
    Everything about Ray Rice last night was Terrible.
    I guarantee 75% of the people on here talking trash about GB have never been there.
    Do yourselves a favor if you’re a big NFL fan. Go see your team play at Lambeau, then make a conclusion about Green Bay.
    Rice was probably bored off his ass in his hotel in Appleton the night before (smaller than green bay) cuz he didn’t have high class titty bars that he could go make it rain at. Wisconsin just isn’t very “hip hop”. Lil’ Wayne, 50cent, DMX and TPain wouldn’t want to live there either…
    If you’re a fan of NFL, good people, raising a family, good schools, the outdoors (Lakes, Hunting, Fishing) and you don’t care to go the the hottest clubs to drink forties, smoke pot, make it rain, and bang hoes Green Bay is a great city and a wonderful place for a football team.
    Ray Rice will grow up in 8-10 years then appreciate it
    ===============================
    I suppose by “good people” you mean White people? That post drips of racism.
    You are an idiot.

  117. The Hormel Row of Fame says: Dec 8, 2009 5:02 PM

    “Wahhh! you picked on our stadium & city and we are going to cry & extoll the virtues of our city. Your team is going to move, wahhh!”
    Here’s an idea, to keep Green Bay so beautiful, please build a really high wall around it so no one can get in or out. And to keep America beautiful, fill it with sand.

  118. Ambrose says: Dec 8, 2009 5:16 PM

    For those of you that haven’t figured it out on your own…..”Jeff” is really Chickenhead. Remember him? Dissappeared about two weeks ago? Heeee’s baaack! You can’t disguise that kind of anger.

  119. MinneapolisResident says: Dec 8, 2009 5:23 PM

    Dear Jeff Dungy,
    I am sorry for offending your delicate psyche. I do not believe that Ray Rice is a fan of hip hop music and it’s lifestyle. I should have assumed that he prefers light jazz and reading novels, as most 23 year old men do. Say hi to Jesse and Al for me.
    Sincerely,
    Gary Landon

  120. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Dec 8, 2009 5:47 PM

    PervyHarvin says:
    December 8, 2009 4:08 PM
    @whatthehellisgoingonoutthere :
    I would turn my back on the NFL before I turn into Packqueer fan!!!!! Keep talking L.A. Have fun with those great Lion rivalry games then!! Yawnnnnn Real Pack fans have no interest in seeing the Vikings move,I happen to know some.
    —————————-
    Don’t the Cowboys and Giants have a rivalry? Aren’t they in the same division?
    Let the queens move. The rivalry can continue.

  121. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Dec 8, 2009 5:48 PM

    Ray Rice has his opinion. I’m comfortable with that. If Baltimore weren’t a bleeding sore on the ass of the world I might take offense.
    See how that works?

  122. AugustusMcCrae says: Dec 8, 2009 7:23 PM

    @Jeff: Word.
    @My fellow Baltimorons: Our team still sucks.
    @all Non-Baltimorons: If you’re knocking my town based on what you saw in “The Wire” then you are just as ignorant as Ray Rice.
    @FedUp: Your Dad is a pussy.

  123. rarson says: Dec 8, 2009 7:47 PM

    “most the time its a psychological gratification.”
    Serial killers are driven by compulsion, not gratification. Serial killers kill many people, and they continue to kill because they have to, not because they want to. By calling gang members serial killers, it’s clear that you have no idea what criteria establishes someone as a serial killer.
    I’m done with this retarded conversation, since it has nothing to do with football anyway.

  124. Sarge says: Dec 8, 2009 7:51 PM

    Come on now Ray. You didn’t get a chance to go shopping at Fleet Farm and get a light lunch at the Applebees? They had a flannel shirt sale at FF!
    That’s what we do here. Fleet Farm, Applebees, then go to Wal Mart to show off our Packer gear.
    Scuse me, I have a deer carcass to sodomize.

  125. jeff says: Dec 8, 2009 11:16 PM

    MinneapolisResident says:
    December 8, 2009 5:23 PM
    Dear Jeff Dungy,
    I am sorry for offending your delicate psyche. I do not believe that Ray Rice is a fan of hip hop music and it’s lifestyle. I should have assumed that he prefers light jazz and reading novels, as most 23 year old men do. Say hi to Jesse and Al for me.
    Sincerely,
    Gary Landon
    ==============================
    His post was blatatant stereotyping.Racism is fear and it is ignorant. Are you going to tell tell me you condone that garbage?
    I’m all for bashing people and trash talking, but racism? There are so many other reasons to hate people, other than skin color.

  126. sandy70 says: Dec 9, 2009 2:48 AM

    Relax Florio, he was talking about Green Bay, not VW Bus, West Virginia.

  127. psukonthis says: Dec 9, 2009 5:17 AM

    LMAO@ bluetree…
    “Walk into Wal-Mart and over half the people are wearing Packer colors, including virtually all the kids. Football is deeply enmeshed in the local culture to the point where my sisters know more about football than most of the posters on this site.”
    —————————-
    That is so funny on so many levels. Friggen hicks don’t get it! Ray Rice thanks you for proving his point!
    Walk into WALMART!!! LOL Classic!
    what was that line from joh cougar “small town”
    “Aint hayseed enough for the samlltown…..”
    Well, some around here are definately hayseed enough! Oh yes they”is”!

  128. 1963 says: Dec 9, 2009 7:01 AM

    Maybe Ray should worry about the performance of his offense a little more than cracking on a city that didn’t meet his “delicate sensibilities”. I for one am proud to live in the Green Bay area. Not every city has to be a playground for rich/whiney athletes. Why is a city a s**thole if you enjoy a certain type of living. Just because we don’t have high rises and subways doesn’t make the area backwards. I myself and plenty of others who live in the area would be absolutely miserable living the lifestyle that many larger cities offer. I don’t consider those places s**tholes, but I also know I would never want to live there. How about some perspective here, I for one don’t think we should be worrying about what a guy who’s “visited” Green Bay for what amounts at the most to 48-72 hours thinks. After all, we in the area aim to placate and entertain every single person who visits. Wonder if Ray would think GB is a s**thole if he was a free agent someday and GB offered him the most $$$?

  129. DeuceDeuce13 says: Dec 9, 2009 10:06 AM

    TerriGuy says:
    December 8, 2009 1:20 PM
    serial killers..yes they kill many people in the same fashion over a long period of time. most the time its a psychological gratification. that doesnt describe gangs? gratified by the fact they’re a bigger man?rep yo hood?
    congrats rarson, read a book instead of thinking you know whatever you learned from daddy
    ……………………………………………………………………
    no its dosnt….and ur an idiot for thinking so. if you think gangs kill people to prove there the bigger man or to “rep yo hood” u need to take your advice and read a book and stop thinking you know whatever you heard in the hip hop musics. and theres a lot of poverty in baltimore..so yes that will equal crime. welcome to every city in america.
    i went to the game to watch my ravens get there ass kicked…and win or lose, it still sucked there. usually the snobs and farmboys hate each other….here they assimilated

  130. Ruvell100 says: Dec 9, 2009 3:31 PM

    @Jeff- You need to lighten up. Yeah, there were racial undertones, but there is enough race card pulling in our pussified society without white college libs fueling the fire.
    I’m Italian/German. My wife is Irish. I give her family shit about leprechauns, potato famines and being a bunch of drunks all the time. They give me more shit about being a thieving greaseball whose tanks move backwards in wars. We’re talking about two of the most maligned racially persecuted groups of people this country has ever had, and we stuck together and gained wealth and respect for ours hard work. For that, we won the right to free speech and to call a spade a spade.
    I say you are white and like the Vikings. That makes me correct.
    Gary says Ray Rice is black and likes hip hop. That makes him a prejudiced racist. What the hell is this country coming to?
    If John Wayne were alive today he’d have a patch over both eyes.

  131. pluto says: Dec 9, 2009 7:14 PM

    hey “pervyharvin” when your team has 12 nfl championships, you can start running your mouth, until then shut the fook up.

  132. Favre On HGH says: Dec 9, 2009 10:30 PM

    Visit Anchorage, Alaska or Wasilla and it’s great out there during the summer. People take cruises up there and all that jazz.
    Can catch salmon on the river banks around 35 easily, go to the bay and king salmon are common 80-100lbs. Deep sea fishing is a whole nother story, could chop up your 150+ tuna for bait.
    Problem comes with the winter that lasts forever. Some places are great to visit but hell to live and other are the opposite. Love how people get riled up over what a 22 year old athlete thinks.
    Fed up still has the first and best comment.

  133. brooklyn says: Dec 10, 2009 12:10 AM

    I have an actual unique perspective. I’m 28, grew up in Wisconsin near Green Bay, went to the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and have lived for the past 6 yrs in Manhattan/Brooklyn/and New Rochelle (btw…New Rochelle is considered pretty tony even compared to Manhattan for anyone who only knows NYC for Times Square). Oh yeah, and I visit Baltimore on occasion
    So yes, I have experienced all 3 cities and lived in 2 of them. They are all completely different. You won’t find a person in the 5 boroughs (or burbs) who doesn’t wish to get out of our city every few months for a more relaxed break, whether its Vermont, the Poconos or Pa., the Midwest, or upstate New York. And yes, most who live in Manhattan and the boroughs enjoy weekly trips to Costco, Walmart, or Target since everything is so damn expensive.
    The common denominator is no matter the personality the vast majority in NYC and Green Bay is that people are real. The only difference is whether you like to live in a city and vacation in smaller places or vice versa. As for Baltimore, I much prefer it to D.C. for the same reason. The people. To tell you the truth, its the Regional cities (Charlotte, St. Louis, etc.) that I have the hardest time imagining wanting to live in.
    So I’ll forgive Ray Rice on this one. He was mad. I still like him. And I still love the Packers. Oh yeah, and for the pseudo racist comments, I’m white. But yes, I have many black friends in Wisconsin and NYC.
    As for Rutgers, its a Big Ten type university with more diversity which is always a good thing.

  134. MelissaEauClaireWI says: Dec 10, 2009 11:09 AM

    I went to Wyoming to work one summer a few years ago and met people from all over the country. I have blonde hair, blue eyes, and (since it was summer) I was tan. Everyone thought I was from California and couldn’t fathom that I was really from Wisconsin. Because I’m not fat and eating cheese and drinking Leine’s and don’t have a serial killer for a dad, I can’t possibly be from Wisconsin. You guys think you’re cool because of where you live? Hah! If only that could make a person cool.
    And let’s not forget, when I go to Lambeau or the Leine Lodge, YOU GUYS are the ones visiting with your camera around your neck and your brand new overpriced gift shop t-shirt on.

  135. golongboyee says: Dec 10, 2009 2:40 PM

    1963 – yes, he would still think it is a shit-hole, doesn’t mean he wouldn’t play and take the money………
    Green Bay has nothing to offer anyone……period. The only people that defend it are ones that have lived there all their life and have nothing to compare it to………who in hell would want to live in a friggid city with nothing to do but go to an NFL game 10+ times a year?????????

  136. The Rural Juror says: Dec 10, 2009 3:59 PM

    “Mr.Rice probably spent 6 hours tops in Green Bay and all 6 of those hours were in the stadium. Visitingteams stay 30 mles south in Appleton at the Paper Valley Radisson. Typical”
    ___
    Poor Rice, he didn’t get to experience the REAL Green Bay…just the po-dunk Paper Valley…
    buhahaha!

  137. golongboyee says: Dec 10, 2009 4:31 PM

    MinneapolisResident = total moron!

  138. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Dec 11, 2009 11:34 AM

    Anyone who uses equal signs in a one-liner comment = total idiot!

  139. RB says: Dec 12, 2009 1:26 AM

    What is the big deal? One guys opinion, is really everyone that insecure?…who cares? Besides, in all honesty, its not like he is too off base.

  140. Dave Bob says: Dec 12, 2009 6:32 PM

    I am a former Wisconsinite. I had a major job transfer and had to take it. Back of my N. Carolina plates / PACKEFN
    When you have a city with 102,364 people like Green Bay ……..and the waiting list for games in Sellout City is (75,000) 16 years is a Major Acheivement.
    Green Bay is a Great City. So, its not Baltimore…
    Its 102,000 fans On any Given Sunday…..AND I am proud of Packer Nation……Does Baltimore gave abackup of seats stretching into years?
    Dave Bob

  141. nocheeseplease says: Dec 13, 2009 12:33 AM

    Just a guy being honest. What is wrong with that? Wouldn’t Pittsburgh be more like title town BobbyNelson? Seriously Lamebeau. The tradition is pretty cool but not sacred.

  142. Murgen says: Dec 13, 2009 1:44 AM

    Craig- “Not the smartest thing Ray ever said but to all you people not understanding it are stupid. I guarantee Baltimore attracts more tourists then Green bay any day.”
    You actually think that! LOL
    Dude, Lambeau field probably gets more tourists a year than your entire fudging city gets. Go to Lambeau on any day of the week and you’ll meet people from all over the U.S.
    My family has 10 season tickets to the Packers going back to the 1950s. I love Lambeau.
    Green Bay….meh… Not much different than any other midwest town of 100k people. Still, Rice shouldn’t be hating.

  143. stetai says: Dec 18, 2009 11:58 AM

    I have a feeling Ray wouldn’t have made those comments two seasons ago. There is nothing special about the city, or the historic stadium. because the team traded it’s heart and soul away to the Jets.
    And that important piece of history joined the arch enemy team in vengeance and has spiked this Packer team twice now on his way to winning that enemy team its first Super Bowl.
    The magic is gone in Green Bay folks, and the ones you have to thank for it is Ted Thompson, Mike McCarthy, and you!!!

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