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Packers fan who has attended every Super Bowl will miss Sunday’s game

Four men have attended all 44 Super Bowls.  On Sunday, the “Never Missed a Super Bowl” club will be trimmed to three.

Robert Cook, 79, of Wisconsin has been hospitalized and won’t make the trip to Texas.  His two daughters will be going in his place.

Per the Associated Press, Cook became very weak on Thursday.  “We were packed and ready to go,” Sarah Cook said.  “To have the Packers go to the Super Bowl, we were just over the moon about it.”

Donald Crisman, Larry Jacobson, and Thomas Henschel have been to every Super Bowl, and they’ll be attending the 45th edition between the Packers and Steelers.

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57 Responses to “Packers fan who has attended every Super Bowl will miss Sunday’s game”
  1. mackenzie83 says: Feb 6, 2011 2:20 AM

    I am sad not to see this happen. I hope Green Bay wins for this guy.

  2. rcunningham says: Feb 6, 2011 2:20 AM

    That’s sad to hear. I hope he gets well!

  3. alpod says: Feb 6, 2011 2:30 AM

    worst ad campaign ever? the photoshopped picture of all of them together is so bad.

  4. cornellsteelers says: Feb 6, 2011 2:38 AM

    Too bad. Why couldn’t it have been that obnoxious Patriots fan one?

  5. rovibe says: Feb 6, 2011 2:40 AM

    Well that sucks. On the other hand, he’s had a pretty good run… Most of us are still hoping to go to our FIRST Super Bowl.

  6. scytherius says: Feb 6, 2011 2:45 AM

    Awww. That sucks. =(

  7. hobartbaker says: Feb 6, 2011 2:46 AM

    Mr Cook revealed some of the background about a well known Packer fan tradition.

    “Y’see, it were originally a large block of cheese that fans used. Called ourselves Cheese Block With Holes Heads. To save a bit of money, they started cutting them in half then cut them halves perpundicalur. So the whole dang family could have one. Sorta like a slice of pizza, which is the staple diet around here. Goes well with beer and you don’t have to leave the housetrailer to pick it up. But, they ain’t made outta real cheese anymore. Taste like stryofoam and don’t stink harly atall. It just ain’t the same.”.

  8. svenhoek86 says: Feb 6, 2011 3:25 AM

    It’s for the best. You would hate to go and see your team lose.

    But seriously, I hope he is OK. Really sad he has to miss it this close to the big game.

  9. 85bears4life says: Feb 6, 2011 3:59 AM

    Anybody have his room number so i can send him some balloons and flowers wrapped in a Terrible Towel when the Steelers win it all tomorrow night?

  10. dugganmit says: Feb 6, 2011 4:37 AM

    This is not newsworthy, child please. Real news from now on.

  11. contra74 says: Feb 6, 2011 4:37 AM

    A blessing in disguise as his heart will be too weak to watch a major disappointment this Sunday.

  12. mmskin says: Feb 6, 2011 4:44 AM

    these guys brag, they missed weddings, the birth of their own kids, and so on. They are all losers.

  13. alkscout says: Feb 6, 2011 5:06 AM

    It’s probably Aaron Rodgers fault, right?

  14. rooneyruleblues says: Feb 6, 2011 5:07 AM

    all good things must come to an end.

  15. tinopuno says: Feb 6, 2011 5:39 AM

    Terrible news, just terrible!
    The rest of us who have NEVER been to a Super Bowl are heart broken over this.

  16. koydetmersneckbeard says: Feb 6, 2011 5:59 AM

    Nothing else to say then this is a shame.

    If there was only a way to airlift him into the stadium.

  17. skoobyfl says: Feb 6, 2011 6:58 AM

    He ate too much cheddar.

  18. nesuperfan says: Feb 6, 2011 7:04 AM

    Of all the games to have his first miss on, when his team makes it to the SB. Damn shame.

    I hope he gets well soon.

  19. ninjapleazee says: Feb 6, 2011 7:36 AM

    “over the moon about it”… while your grandpa is hospitalized……. yeah.. great family

  20. atcojack says: Feb 6, 2011 7:37 AM

    Gotta feel for the guy, but the run had to come to an end sooner or later.

  21. chuckiesez says: Feb 6, 2011 7:54 AM

    Ok Jerry. Here is a chance for you to flaunt your money and influence and actually come out smelling like a rose.
    This club of four is Americas Team. Four heroes to the fans that will never get to ONE Super Bowl.
    Pony up the money for a life-flight jet and all necessary medical personnel for Robert and bring him to the game.
    Think of the headlines ! The talk shows ! The new born babies named Jerry !

  22. myspaceyourface says: Feb 6, 2011 8:05 AM

    Then there was 3

  23. bcgreg says: Feb 6, 2011 8:07 AM

    Speedy recovery.

  24. lean6 says: Feb 6, 2011 8:18 AM

    Yeah, get well and all, but this might as well be a story about some rich snob bragging about having every year model of a Maserati. Bury this little piece of useless white collar trivia please.

  25. Steeler's Will says: Feb 6, 2011 8:24 AM

    Amazing. Sad that he’s going to miss it. Get well soon Mr. Cook.

  26. dempsey63 says: Feb 6, 2011 8:29 AM

    It seems like such an easy streak to achieve: you get your tickets; you go.

    I came close to winning Super Bowl tickets once. A stranger called our house telling me that my wife’s name had been announced on the radio as a recipient of two drawn tickets if she phoned back within 10 minutes and 40 seconds. I contacted her at work and begged her to drop everything, that I had placed her name into the drawing at a gas station box.

    Oops! I never took note of which station was sponsoring the drawing!

    She was two minutes late with her RSVP once we figured out which radio station it was, so somebody else got to see the Bills vs. the Redskins in Minneapolis.

    But I came down with the stomach flu as the game kicked off and spent several hours on the bathroom floor kissing the linoleum. (The guy’s streak is much more impressive than it looks!)

  27. 3octaveFart says: Feb 6, 2011 8:30 AM

    “Yeah, I was gonna go until I came down with this bad case of cramps. Now they call me Mr. Excrement.”

  28. wydok says: Feb 6, 2011 8:36 AM

    Dude, that sucks. Hope you feel better, Mr. Cook.

  29. jc1958coo says: Feb 6, 2011 8:37 AM

    that is too bad, finally have to miss one and it’s your team

  30. igottz5onit says: Feb 6, 2011 8:37 AM

    He’s not gonna want to see this one anyways.

  31. gangsterg22 says: Feb 6, 2011 8:41 AM

    s*cks for him. does the hospital have HD TV? be well.

  32. lawboy2000 says: Feb 6, 2011 8:44 AM

    God bless him.

  33. tjjohnson98 says: Feb 6, 2011 8:49 AM

    Not that I wish this guy ill (quite the opposite), but I don’t care that he’s going to miss the game. Leave it to a credit card company (Mastercard) to rub it in the nose of the general broke public that these 4 guys have had thousands of extra dollars every year to go to the Super Bowl while many of us are struggling to make mortgage payments, keep our kids fed/clothed, etc. Oh, I get it, we should all just put the $3500 tickets on our Mastercard anyway… So out of touch with reality and it pisses me off every time I see that asinine commercial. Congrats, you old geezers, thanks for rubbing it in our faces.

  34. ggreen7 says: Feb 6, 2011 8:51 AM

    That sucks. Get well soon Bob, and enjoy watching the Pack kick the bigmiuth Steelers asses on tv!!

  35. chief4ever says: Feb 6, 2011 8:53 AM

    That’s really too bad.

  36. PFTiswhatitis says: Feb 6, 2011 9:00 AM

    That’s too bad. Get well soon Mr. Cook.

  37. nygiantstones says: Feb 6, 2011 9:12 AM

    Good, those guys are douche bags. I’m with Drew Magary on this one. The Superbowl isn’t worth skipping family events for and those four idiots are not cool.

  38. holeinone09 says: Feb 6, 2011 9:19 AM

    Too bad his streak comes to an end, and after they did the commercial about those 4 guys attending every game. Speedy recovery to you, sir, and hope you can enjoy the game watching it on TV. It should be great.

    However, GO STEELERS!!

  39. deadmanwalking47 says: Feb 6, 2011 9:21 AM

    hate to hear this,but hopefully he’ll make it back next year to next year’s game!

  40. spartyfi says: Feb 6, 2011 9:31 AM

    Tjjohmso andlean..1st off you’re both rude. 2nd, tickets for the superbowlhavent always been insanely expensive and if they buy nose bleeds at the beginning of ticket sales early it’s not thousands. Don’t hate because you’re down on your luck and can’t get work. That’s your fault and your problem, not ours. Haters hate on.

  41. robsterny says: Feb 6, 2011 9:34 AM

    @ lean6

    Your a schmuck!

  42. cubano76 says: Feb 6, 2011 9:35 AM

    One hell of a run my man! Get well very soon.

  43. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 6, 2011 9:38 AM

    This is a sign for Packers fans.

  44. cmstrick says: Feb 6, 2011 9:50 AM

    ninjapleazee said: Feb 6, 2011 7:36 AM

    “over the moon about it”… while your grandpa is hospitalized……. yeah.. great family


    I think they were “over the moon about it” BEFORE he was hospitalized.

    I feel bad for him. When I first saw the commercial I thought, “Man, how cool? How lucky?” Even worse that he can’t even watch the game – it must be heart problems.

    Ah, well. At least Mr. Excitement will be there.

  45. tommytd says: Feb 6, 2011 10:10 AM

    Maybe now they will can those ridiculous commericals they’ve been beating over the head with. Who cares anyway?????

  46. gabe77 says: Feb 6, 2011 10:19 AM

    This commercial is just about as bad as all of the pointless celebrity awards shows. These guys did nothing but have enough money to buy a ticket to every superbowl and they need another pat on the back for it? I’m sure MC gives them tickets for free now which is even worse. Is there anything else MC could do to highlight that four old white guys are their core target audience? Boooooo….

  47. peytonwantsaflag says: Feb 6, 2011 10:21 AM

    Beginning of the Visa Jinx?

    (btw it’s Packers’ fan – please, for the love of all that’s holy, hire a copy editor)

  48. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 6, 2011 10:24 AM

    Nice picture btw, of Mewelde Moore streamrolling over a Packer.
    The writing’s on the wall boys…

  49. johnnyshore says: Feb 6, 2011 10:34 AM


    ““over the moon about it”… while your grandpa is hospitalized……. yeah.. great family”

    -I suggest you actually read the article. She is stating that the family, including the grandfather, was over the moon about it, BEFORE HE GOT SICK.

  50. lowleadman says: Feb 6, 2011 10:44 AM

    I have been to 2 SB, one a win and one a loss. It is a logistical nightmare to plan everything, rooms, flights, and hope your health is well and there are no adverse issues in your life preventing you from doing so. This streak is the fans version of Dimaggio’s hitting streak.

    My hat’s off to all of them. Talk about dedication.

    Mr Cook, you went as far as you possibly could. It’s an insprational story. God bless.

  51. bensstinkyfingers says: Feb 6, 2011 11:11 AM

    Get well soon Mr. Cook, Ironic and horrible you’re streak would end with your favorite team in the superbowl. hopefully you have a couple of hot young nurses, that will dress up in cheerleader outfits for you, and give you a spongebath while you watch your packers demolish the Sqeelers! Go Pack Go Mr. Cook!

  52. harpoo51 says: Feb 6, 2011 11:13 AM

    Could this be the beginning of the Mastercard curse?

  53. pervyharvin says: Feb 6, 2011 11:21 AM

    As far as some lucky dude who will miss this SB after 44 of them, I don’t care. Tough.

    The real story is the game. Rodgers threw 2 td’s and 4 ints. vs the Bears in 3 games. Posted QB ratings of 89.7 92.5 and 55.4 I find the Steelers D better than da Bears and don’t see Rodgers lighting up jack. LaMarr Woodley is going to give rookie Bulaga fits. Long night for the Packers Steelers 27-17.

  54. asherallencanttackle says: Feb 6, 2011 12:26 PM

    I’m sorry that he’s sick but after some reflection I thought it was funny because he’s a Packer fan.

  55. stairwayto7 says: Feb 6, 2011 12:54 PM

    Is that the guy they call, Mr. Excitement? He knows the Steelers are gonna roll the Packers so he sends his kids! He can now throw his bed pan at the TV when Rodgers throws his 2nd int!

  56. packmanfan says: Feb 6, 2011 2:41 PM

    skoobyfl says:
    Feb 6, 2011 6:58 AM
    He ate too much cheddar.
    Actually, that could be.
    Humans are not meant to eat dairy. It leads to too many health problems for us.
    Like clogged arteries, diabetes, many types of cancer and osteoporosis in women.
    So what he ate, especially if it’s pus filled dairy and dead animals, could have led to his health problems.

  57. packmanfan says: Feb 6, 2011 2:42 PM

    I’ve watched many Super Bowls on TV.
    That’s gotta count for something.
    Where’s my ad for doing that?

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