Packers looking for snow-removal help at Lambeau

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The tundra may not be frozen (then again, by definition tundra always is frozen) at Lambeau Field on Sunday, but plenty of asses will be, absent some extensive snow-removal activities in the next two days.

And so the Packers are looking for 450 able-bodied men and women who, for $10 per hour, will help dig out the stands in time for the division-round playoff game against the Giants.

Per the Green Bay Press-Gazette (via SportsBusiness Daily), interested persons age 15 or older should arrive at 10:00 a.m. CT.  They’ll be paid $10 per hour.

Silly Packers.  They could have saved a ton of money by simply offering each shoveler one share of stock.

94 responses to “Packers looking for snow-removal help at Lambeau

  1. “Silly Packers. They could have saved a ton of money by simply offering each shoveler one share of stock.”………that was mine and about 5million other fans first thought. surely if a packer fan is willing to shell out $250+ for a worthless piece of paper, they would shovel snow for the same worthless piece of paper.

  2. They could have offered the stock but that would dilute the shares of others and…. Oh hell, nevermind. We all know it’s a scam anyway.

  3. I am sure Dictator Barry will try to take credit for the job creation. Well done Barry. MSNBC will probably run a special on how he created the jobs with guest appearances on the View and Late Night (that’s after he gets back from his latest multimillion dollar vacation).

  4. Only in Green Bay – I LOVE this story.

    It almost makes me want to see the Pack win another trophy

    almost

    II/V/MMXII

    SB XLVI

    (NE) P – XXXV

    (GB) P – XXVII

  5. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least that when you say $10/hr, you mean the cheesers are willing to pay the Packer organization $10/hr for the privilege of clearing snow from Lambeau Field.

  6. Now Packer fans will be saying that not only do they “own stock” but that they are also “employed” by the Packers. Has it never snowed in Green Bay before? Do they not have an actual crew in place to take care of this? Cue all the Packer fans that are going to say that we’re all “jealous” that we don’t get to “be a part of the organization”. It really is a good idea, though. $10 an hour is probably way more than the average Wisconsin resident makes anyway.

  7. Actually, that’s seriously undermining the “value” of the stock. I think you have to throw in cleaning the bathrooms and running the concession stands for a game or two to get the stock. Maybe the shovelers can get the limited edition “Green BOY Packers” certificates. Same voting rights, but not as prestigious to hang up on the wall.

  8. stupadassle says:
    Jan 13, 2012 10:05 AM
    I am sure Dictator Barry will try to take credit for the job creation. Well done Barry. MSNBC will probably run a special on how he created the jobs with guest appearances on the View and Late Night (that’s after he gets back from his latest multimillion dollar vacation).

    ________________________________

    You should stay off this site and stay on AM radio.

  9. Hey, a lot of Packer fans like doing this…
    I’m not saying that they genuflect when they enter the stadium, but it’s on the bucket list of several die-hard fans.

  10. “I am sure Dictator Barry will try to take credit for the job creation.”

    It kind of makes me sad that the schools failed you so much. I mean, the definition of dictator is pretty easy to understand, and it doesn’t mean “someone you disagree with politically.

    On a Lambeau-shoveling note, I love the Packers, but it’s not an unconditional love where I would do something like shovel for them.

  11. We Packer fans are more than happy to help out OUR team. Whether it be stadium renovations or shovel a little snow. Keep hating in the greatest franchise on earth and we’ll keep winning Superbowls. Go Pack Go!!!

    Packers 59 Giants 5

  12. I’m surprised the Packers didn’t charge the fans $250 for the privilege of shoveling snow on the Frozen Tundra !

  13. Regarding the Packer’s stock, which seems to be a nice little punch line for the writers at this site:

    Why is the purchase of a share of packers stock, which is something unique only to the packers, so ridiculous when billions are spent every year on crap like novelty license plates, fatheads, replica jerseys, replica football helmets, commemorative footballs, etc.?

  14. Angry football people… Your team did something? I don’t like you anymore, and I know for certain that my local sports team is way better than yours. Also, I am a better person than you because of where I live.

  15. GB wouldn’t even need the help to clear the stadium of snow if the rest of the NFL had more competent teams that could honestly compete with the Pack ……. This is what has to be done when a team can only be beaten once in 16 tries …..

    In a few short weeks the Pack’s record will rise to 18-1 after they put-down 3 more NFL patsies ……. We will return from Indy with 3-Peat being our next goal …… It is what it is when you are the Pack & all others are just part of the “other 31” …..

  16. waggs12 says:
    Jan 13, 2012 10:10 AM
    Now Packer fans will be saying that not only do they “own stock” but that they are also “employed” by the Packers. Has it never snowed in Green Bay before? Do they not have an actual crew in place to take care of this?

    The team should keep a crew of 400 around to shovel the stadium out a couple times a year?

  17. The government can’t figure out who to create jobs, businesses are not hiring since they’re hoarding cash. The Packers turn Mother Nature’s white stuff into job creation!

  18. “My cousin Richie Czschyznyswzchskyi up in Rhinelander is gonna help out. He’s gotta couple of real good snow units. Is this a BYOS type situation?”

    Firstly, if I could get there, I’d do it for free. Secondly, Richie better finish borin’ out my Yamaha before he goes doin’ somethin’ like that.

    Go Pack Go!

  19. I guess when the Packers went to the White House for last years Super Bowl victory, they asked our clueless president about how they should implement a stimulus program in Green Bay. It’s a good thing that the coaches don’t take advice from him on how to play the next opponent.

  20. That article is not accurate. The ad actually says each applicant must pay the Packers $10 for each hour they are granted the privilage to shovel snow inside Lambeau.

  21. They were lame to offer pay. Other then cow tipping, this is all they have to do in Wisconsin. There would have been a line around Holmgren st of people to do this for free

  22. Do they not have an actual crew in place to take care of this? “

    Yeah they have 100s of folks getting paid to hang around waiting for the 2 or 3 times a year this is needed …….

  23. I still can’t get over how ANGRY people seemingly get because Packer fans will buy stock in their team. They bought official team merchandise!? I HATE THEM!!!!! Seriously, why the bitterness?

    I still think people seriously cannot come to grips with the idea that people like living in Wisconsin. It’s nice here. You should come and visit.

  24. chris6523 says: Jan 13, 2012 10:27 AM

    Regarding the Packer’s stock, which seems to be a nice little punch line for the writers at this site:

    Why is the purchase of a share of packers stock, which is something unique only to the packers, so ridiculous when billions are spent every year on crap like novelty license plates, fatheads, replica jerseys, replica football helmets, commemorative footballs, etc.?
    —————————————-
    It’s stupid because Cheeseheads like yourself think that you own (read: have a say in) your favorite team. Billions are spent on “crap” that is nostalgic or entertaining on every team in the world, including yours. One has nothing to do with the other. You are “uniquely” being exploited by “your” team, Jethro.

  25. supermariojosh says: Jan 13, 2012 10:53 AM

    I still can’t get over how ANGRY people seemingly get because Packer fans will buy stock in their team. They bought official team merchandise!? I HATE THEM!!!!! Seriously, why the bitterness?

    I still think people seriously cannot come to grips with the idea that people like living in Wisconsin. It’s nice here. You should come and visit.

    ****************

    Ya, Wisconsin is the new Hawaii or Cabo… FAIL

  26. “Silly Packers. They could have saved a ton of money by simply offering each shoveler one share of stock.”

    notice how everyone hates the yankees cause of their billionaire owner buying all the good players, yet in the nfl we hate the smallest market team for asking their fans for support so they can survive/thrive against all these big market teams?

  27. 24mountaincreeks says:Jan 13, 2012 10:32 AM

    waggs12 says:
    Jan 13, 2012 10:10 AM
    Now Packer fans will be saying that not only do they “own stock” but that they are also “employed” by the Packers. Has it never snowed in Green Bay before? Do they not have an actual crew in place to take care of this?

    The team should keep a crew of 400 around to shovel the stadium out a couple times a year?

    —————————————————-

    So every time it snows, the citizens have to shovel the stadium? I’ve never heard of this before, so it just seems weird that this time they’re asking for help. I’m sure there are companies they can hire a few times a year, rather than hoping people show up to help them out. Just seems odd is all I’m saying.

  28. supermariojosh says:
    Jan 13, 2012 10:53 AM
    I still can’t get over how ANGRY people seemingly get because Packer fans will buy stock in their team. They bought official team merchandise!? I HATE THEM!!!!! Seriously, why the bitterness?

    I still think people seriously cannot come to grips with the idea that people like living in Wisconsin. It’s nice here. You should come and visit.
    ________________________________

    Steeler fan here and I cannot understand it either other than they are a just a bunch of haters…..SMDH…..and it is a nice state…very beautiful!!!

  29. Once again with the “Packer Stock” nonsense.

    For the 100th time I must tell you clowns (including those at PFT) that use it as a running gag to GET OVER IT!

    It is a $250 item of sports memorabilia (not unlike many a similarly priced “official NFL” jersey ) that allows it’s owner to display it in his home or office. The difference is where the money goes…

    The stock money goes to the team and allows it to successfully (VERY successfully compared to much richer teams) compete in the NFL.

    But most importantly, those sales mean you will never see folks in Green Bay being threatened like the fans in San Diego, Minnesota, Seattle, Jacksonville, San Francisco, etc etc with their team being moved out from under them unless they capitulate to some billionaire’s demand for taxpayer money to further enrich himself and his extended family who all suckle from the team teat.

    So…$250 for stock to keep my team in town and thriving or $250 for a Phillip Rivers jersey when Spanos tells me daily unless I allow him a handout from my taxes he is moving to LA. Thats such an easy question to answer it’s no wonder the stock sells out and the Rivers jerseys languish in Quallcom souvenir booths.

  30. “tundra always is frozen”

    Uh, no. The subsurface soil in a tundra is always frozen, but “tundra” refers to the entire ecosystem which can get quite toasty at times.

  31. supermariojosh:

    People in Wisconsin don’t actually know there are better places to live, because the furthest they ever go on vacation is Summer Fest. By the way, the Earth is not flat.

  32. 1historian thinks he’s cool for giving the score in roman numerals. No one cares what you think will happen anyways…

  33. The packers can sell their stock for like 10 times more if they move to LA. Just like everything else on the market!

  34. As a Colts fan I can’t say anything bad about any other team this year. What I can say is; Welcome to Hoosier Hospitality and this year’s Super Bowl. Please bring plenty of money to spend
    and we will not make you shovel if it snows.

  35. Every time I hear about someone complaining about Packer stock, it is amusing as hell. Bitter people abound. You must complain for a reason, jealousy is the most obvious explanation, waiting for a better one. Forcing your discontent upon perfectly content individuals is pretty much as petty as petty can be. Complaining about another person’s treasures is sad beyond belief.

  36. Just swing by your local home improvement mega market, they will get bus loads of hard workers. Maybe not so much in WI, but all day here in the Bay.

    Pack better watch out for Rambeau…even Packer fans have to think that’s great! Won’t happen again, but got to hand it to NY media on that one…

  37. clintonportisheadd says:
    Jan 13, 2012 11:24 AM
    Once again with the “Packer Stock” nonsense.
    —–
    You’re right, that whole “packer stock” thing IS nonsense.

    Guess what, I played the California Lotto and lost but the money I used to pay for the numbers helps out our environment and school systems so I guess that means I own California. Wow, is this what its like to be a delusional packer ‘shareholder” hahahahahaha.

  38. Since the majority of Pack fans would rather piss themselves than miss a second of the claymakers hair flopping in the wind. Save the money let the fans melt the snow with piss and also they can eat a yellow Mil a wakee best snow cone.

  39. Former Packers cap guy Andrew Brandt, now at National Football Post, posted a tweet about how many of the people receiving checks for shoveling end up not cashing them in. So in a sense, it is like the stock in that it memorabilia that people can hang on their wall.

  40. “It’s stupid because Cheeseheads like yourself think that you own (read: have a say in) your favorite team. Billions are spent on “crap” that is nostalgic or entertaining on every team in the world, including yours. One has nothing to do with the other. You are “uniquely” being exploited by “your” team, Jethro.”

    Outside of a few outlying exceptions, I’m pretty sure most share holders are self-aware that they’re “owners” and not owners of an NFL team. It’s memorabilia. It’s the right to say “we” with your tongue planted firmly in cheek in regards to results on the field. It’s also a feeling of security knowing that as long as people are willing to fork over $250 for “stock,” we won’t have to worry about somebody taking the team and moving it to LA -ever.

  41. $10.00 an hour damn that is CEO Money out in fly over country.

    If they dont get it clean Giant Stadium is ready to host the game.

    And while they do not have people on staff should they not have a contract with a snow removal company?

    Oh wait that is how a real business is run you have a contract so that when snow removal is needed they come and remove the snow.

  42. Man there is a lot of haters on the Packers these days. How come every time an NFL team experiences success like a SB win you get all of these jealous haters and additionally the ranks of fans increases exponentially with front runner fans who are more than likely salesmen in their day jobs. Still the haters really seem to be bitter these days. I can’t imagine being that bitter unless my team had never and will never win a super bowl like the vikings or something.

  43. This is excellent! Somebody please tear the roofs off the Colt’s, Viking’s, Detroit’s, and other cold weather team locations, so they can play some real football.

    Oh wait, God already took the roof off the Metrodome…

  44. mikeeg says: Jan 13, 2012 11:13 AM

    Ya, Wisconsin is the new Hawaii or Cabo… FAIL
    ———————-
    Yep that’s exactly what I said! “Come and visit” actually means “Come check out the newest warm weather hot spot for vacations that rival the world’s best!” Fail yourself dude.

    also…

    dougydougdoug:

    People in Wisconsin don’t actually know there are better places to live, because the furthest they ever go on vacation is Summer Fest. By the way, the Earth is not flat.
    ————————
    You’re proving my point. “Better” is in the eye of the beholder. We do know there are “better” places, and we choose to stay, because again *GASP* we like it here. Deal with it – you don’t need to get angry about it. Maybe, just maybe, it means your stereotypes about WI are wrong, and it’s not as bad as you think.

  45. I love your site Mike, it’s great! but your insistence on this Packer stock thing really is getting old. you’re acting like a 6th grader. Every packer article has some crappy back handed line about packer stock. yes we”re all dumb, move on.

    Im sure there is a larger market team that could use your praise for running an organization the wrong way.

  46. Smart move by the Packers organization:

    400-people x $10-hour= $4000 x 2hrs of work= $8000

    The cost of a private company to remove the same snow = $15,000

    So in the end, they save $7000 and end up helping the community by providing jobs = Darlings of Wisconsin

    Good Franchise.

  47. I drove 600 miles for the opportunity to shovel snow and when I finally got there I was number 451 and was told there was only 450 shovels available. So headed back home. Guess I will try and file for unemployment.

  48. For all of the crap North Texas took during the SuperBowl for their lack of ice and snow experience why on earth does Green Bay not tarp their seats to spare their fans? I am only pretty sure Green Bay gets more snow than Texas so its not a fluke thing. You would think they would be better prepared for such an event.

  49. elgaffo says:
    Jan 13, 2012 12:52 PM
    I love your site Mike, it’s great! but your insistence on this Packer stock thing really is getting old. you’re acting like a 6th grader. Every packer article has some crappy back handed line about packer stock. yes we”re all dumb, move on.

    Im sure there is a larger market team that could use your praise for running an organization the wrong way.
    ———-
    Awwww…here have a tissue. Sorry to hear about your discontent but its ok when this site keep writing articles about “Vikes to LA” chatter right? As usual – Packer fans love to dish it but they sure as heck cant take it.

  50. stupadassle says:
    Jan 13, 2012 10:05 AM
    I am sure Dictator Barry will try to take credit for the job creation. Well done Barry. MSNBC will probably run a special on how he created the jobs with guest appearances on the View and Late Night (that’s after he gets back from his latest multimillion dollar vacation).

    =========================

    Who the frak is Barry?

  51. A lot of lambeau bashing from fans whose teams I bet are not playing this weekend. Same with the stock sale. I bet these gripes are from fans who have spent more buying jerseys of their favorite players who are already back home after a short season. Also, clmdcbm23 and stupadassie, this is a sports thread. Your comments are best posted on Limbaugh’s blog.

  52. packerowner says:
    Jan 13, 2012 1:22 PM
    A lot of lambeau bashing from fans whose teams I bet are not playing this weekend. Same with the stock sale.
    ———-
    Hey ‘packerowner’, why are you on here typing instead of helping clear the snow? Wait, is that type of work beneath ‘shareholders’ and good for only those fans who are now ‘non-shareholders’. Is that how this ‘buy into’ class system amongst packer ‘shareholders’ now works? What about the guy with two ‘shares’? does he get to tell you what to do? hows this circus work?

  53. greatminnesotasportsmind says:
    Jan 13, 2012 1:16 PM

    Packer fans are just plain dumb or the Packer organization knows a sucker when they see one. Probably a combo of both.

    _________________

    They got paid, moron. What else do you want?

  54. The following people have rested for several weeks, are available for the job, and are inbound to Austin Straubel as this is being written:

    – Santonio Holmes
    – Rex Ryan
    – Hue Jackson
    – Mark Sanchez
    – Albert Haynesworth
    – Lovie Smith
    – Jay Cutler
    – Pete Carroll
    – Raheem Morris
    – Steve Spagnola
    – Colt McCoy

  55. stupadassie should work on his keyboarding; missed an “i” between the p and the d and the other word doesn’t end in “ie.”

  56. It’s stupid because Cheeseheads like yourself think that you own (read: have a say in) your favorite team.

    So you admit you are ignorant about the fact stockholders can vote on the board of directors?

  57. Pretty fired up today. Eh, contra? My advice to you is save it for August because that’s the earliest the vikings will be relevant again (we both know that’s an extremely kind estimate).

  58. johnnyb216 says:
    Jan 13, 2012 2:40 PM
    Pretty fired up today. Eh, contra? My advice to you is save it for August because that’s the earliest the vikings will be relevant again (we both know that’s an extremely kind estimate).
    ———-
    No fired up at all. I just love having good laughs throughout the day. Its so painfully obvious how funny the rest of the fanbase finds the stock purchase gimmick as well as how packer fans can dish it but they sure as hell cant take it. crybabies.

  59. Yeah, I’m at a loss for who “Barry” is also, stup. Is that Scott Walker’s middle name?
    Anyway, this story is about as timely as “Sun rises in the east.” There’ve been plenty of snowfalls before games before, and Packer fans always have the stadium ready for their team. I love the people in this state.

  60. So, when these “$10.00/hr fans” show up for work and hurt themselves, are they covered by Workers Comp, or are they considered “owners” and are thus exempt from the comp. rules?

  61. Here is a good one for all you folks who are so critical of the Packers fan support. Most of the people who show up to shovel the snow from the stadium dont do it for the 10 bucks an hour. Most of these folks only want the check so they can frame it and hang it on their wall. I still must say. Why does anyone in the world care what others do with their money? I wouldnt buy a certificate, but I really dont care if anyone else does. I dont drink, but I dont care if anyone spends 200 bucks at the bar. It is none of my business what anyone else does, whether it is considered foolish, or wise. Dont like the stock? Dont buy it. I bet some of you complain about what is on TV but refuse to change the channel.

  62. Here is another bit of information. A lot of people wont see the bleachers in Lambeau unless they shovel the snow. Tickets are hard to come by when the stadium sells out every game. Most teams have general admission ticket booths and tickets are available for purchase on game day. In GB, every ticket is purchased as soon as the schedule comes out. There are about 86,000 people on the waiting list for Packers season tickets. whoever is 86,000th on the list might get their tickets in about 800 years. I can see why other fans are so jealous.

  63. stairwayto7 says:
    Jan 13, 2012 2:53 PM

    $10 an hour? Give these idiots a 6 pack of Old Milwaukee, a cheesehead adn a pound of cheese and the whole state will be there!

    ————————————————-

    Still bitter over last year`s SB beatdown, huh? My guess is that that 7 is going to be there for a long time. May as well change it to stairwaygotasfaras6andisstillstuckthere. How did Tebowmania feel?

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