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Canadians can now buy Packers stock, too

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When Bob and Doug McKenzie sing their own version of the 12 days of Christmas later this year, they can replace the “beer . . . in a tree” with something that costs significantly more — but that actually has less value than a can of their Strange Brew.

One share of Packers stock.

Yes, folks in Canada can now buy a piece of the Packers.  (Previously, folks were relegated to smuggling certificates across the border, perhaps trading them for a big bottle of Deux Deux Deuxs.)

“Since launching our sale in the United States, we’ve received a lot of interest from our fans in Canada,” Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said in a team-issued release. “After receiving approval from the NFL, we have now clarified the regulatory requirements in Canada and are excited to offer ownership to our fans there.”

The price continues to be 250 U.S. dollars per share, with a per-transaction processing fee of 35 U.S. dollars for folks in Canada.

The stock remains available through February 29.  A total of 17,000 shares remain; all proceeds will fund a $143 million renovation of Lambeau Field.

And here are the various disclaimers that the Packers are required by U.S. and Canadian law to mention, as copied and pasted from the release:

1.  Stock in the Packers does not constitute an investment in “stock” in the common sense of the term.

2.  The Packers have no obligation to repay the amount a buyer pays to purchase Packers stock.

3.  Anyone considering the purchase of Packers stock should not purchase the stock to make a profit or to receive a dividend or tax deduction or any other economic benefits.

4.  The offering of Packers stock in Canada is made only through the Canadian offering document.

5.  Purchasers of Packers stock will not receive the protection of Canadian or other securities laws with respect to any offering or sale of Packers stock.

6.  The Packers bylaws and NFL rules severely restrict transfers of Packers stock.

So, yeah, Bob and Doug may prefer the beer in a tree.  Especially if the sheet of paper says “Green Boy Packers.”  Or if it doesn’t show up in the mail by the 12th day of Christmas.

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90 Responses to “Canadians can now buy Packers stock, too”
  1. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Feb 20, 2012 11:24 AM

    I didn’t realize Canadians were that dumb.

  2. elwaysbrain says: Feb 20, 2012 11:27 AM

    Don’t Packers fans have MS Office or Open Office? Just design your own “stock”. Use some green, yellow, write “Owns 10% of the Green Bay Packers”, search for a football in the art gallery, put it somewhere in the center and print that thing out. Save yourself 500 bucks or whatever they are paying for this worthless piece of paper.

  3. megatronownsyou says: Feb 20, 2012 11:27 AM

    It truly baffles me that anyone would be such a sucker as to buy this “stock”

  4. norseyapper says: Feb 20, 2012 11:27 AM

    Screw those tukes down tight and go for it eh!
    After all, why should idiocy be limited to the southern side of the border?

    By the way all you frozen Canadian fans, if you’re interested I can sell you stock in a beautiful island just south of the Bahamas with the same rules as those listed above applying.
    Meaning, you get a certificate and a nice 5×7 photo.

  5. lbpackfan says: Feb 20, 2012 11:29 AM

    C’mon, contra…here’s another chance for you to inform the world about how worthless the Packers stock certificate is.

  6. realnflmaster says: Feb 20, 2012 11:29 AM

    lol we don’t want the second class packers. We want the JETS baby! Woooooo.

  7. geo1113 says: Feb 20, 2012 11:30 AM

    Shouldn’t the headline have read :”Canadians can now buy Packers stock, eh”

  8. j4a1 says: Feb 20, 2012 11:30 AM

    Drink a sixer of strange brew….lose it in the urnal 30 minutes later. But a share of Packer Stock hangs on your wall forever.

    Laugh if you must, but the Lambeau renovation is being paid for WITHOUT tax money. And the fans of the greatest team in the leauge get a nice keepsake to show off. No different than a jersey or autograph.

    Meanwhile our friends across the river are broke and are arguing who will pay for their stadium…the state taxpayers?…the City? If you’re not willing to put up the cash, maybe it would be easier just to move???

  9. jakek2 says: Feb 20, 2012 11:30 AM

    $35 processing fee? That’s priceless ayyyy???

  10. contra74 says: Feb 20, 2012 11:33 AM

    “Mr Murphy – we didn’t quite sell enough of this stuff to cover our costs” – “ahem – due to popular demand from our international fans, packer stock is now available in Mexico, puerto rico, Iceland, and peru! Hurry because supplies are limited!”

    What a sham!!!

  11. rpiotr01 says: Feb 20, 2012 11:36 AM

    This latest stock offering makes much more sense in light of the recent article about the increasing culture of corporate greed in the Packers front office. Shame on them. My guess is we’ll be seeing these offerings every 2-5 years until someone – either locals in GB through grass roots efforts, curent stockholders through the Board of Directors or the NFL – puts an end to this charade.

    And this is coming from a Packer fan with stock from the 1997 sale that helped fund the new stadium.

  12. contra74 says: Feb 20, 2012 11:38 AM

    lbpackfan says:
    Feb 20, 2012 11:29 AM
    C’mon, contra…here’s another chance for you to inform the world about how worthless the Packers stock certificate is.
    ——
    Done! It’s too easy not to! And by the way, it’s not just me who is laughing haha.

    How’s that green boy packer stock looking on your wall? Wish you had that money back for gas money or food money right? It’s ok, as part owner I’m sure you can just waltz into lambeau and take anything you want out of the concessions stand for free – just show them your share!!!!

  13. modellforprez says: Feb 20, 2012 11:40 AM

    canadian bacon cheese heads ayy but peep this throwin blows on some kno its beef $#!+ so much drama who the fock knoz we got beef wit lift up off ur feet like ski-lift discount double chitterlins u heard

  14. greatdanton77 says: Feb 20, 2012 11:42 AM

    Canadian are all aboot being America’s hat eh?

    Hosers.

  15. awdlmd says: Feb 20, 2012 11:43 AM

    Wait I am confused. If Packers stock is now available in Canada, where was it available before? Isn’t Wisconsin in Canada?

  16. mrplow3 says: Feb 20, 2012 11:45 AM

    Wow, another video of Berman acting like a prick off camera.

    I swear this guy has tricked the entire country. On camera he’s like that lovable, quirky uncle you love having a few beers with over thanksgiving….

    Off camera, he’s that angry, obnoxious, fat white guy you end up sitting next to at the bar that makes you contemplate quitting drinking entirely.

    What a fraud.

  17. bdoubleoey says: Feb 20, 2012 11:46 AM

    It is a Tax, its a Tax on Stupid. u take the history out of Lambeau and u get a crapy college stadium. Boy i wish i could sit on cold concrete everygame at my stadium.

  18. t16rich says: Feb 20, 2012 11:48 AM

    Hahahaha. I love that the Canadian accent gets made fun of when you could argue most American accents leave people sounding like illiterat inbreds.

  19. frenchy121212 says: Feb 20, 2012 11:49 AM

    For goodness sakes. It’s not “stock”. It’s a piece of paper that makes the person who purchased it look kind of dumb.

  20. schuch10 says: Feb 20, 2012 11:52 AM

    Haters be hating. $250 for a pretty sweet piece of memorabilia isn’t bad; take it and get it signed by a few Packers and all of a sudden it is a pretty damn nice addition to the man cave.

    If it wasn’t for this public ownership aspect, the Packers could be in the same condition the Jaguars, Rams, Bills and plenty of other teams’ fans find themselves in (are they staying or are they leaving). Packer fans show their appreciation by making a $250 donation; I don’t see the problem with this.

  21. stellarperformance says: Feb 20, 2012 11:56 AM

    In the meantime……Lambeau is completing a gorgeous tax-free expansion without burdening the local non-football residents, and a state-of-the-art venue at that.

    Yeah…keep laughing contra, laugh all the way to LA. I had never wished for the Vikings to leave, but if they do they’ll have people like you to thank. And I won’t lose any sleep.

  22. haileli says: Feb 20, 2012 11:59 AM

    17,000 shares, eh? What’s that all aboot?

  23. roastbeefsandwich says: Feb 20, 2012 12:02 PM

    Does every one forget that Brown county was taxed for over 10 years to fund the previous renovation? Quit spewing this “at least we’re not taxing anyone for it,” since this current “renovation” is a small increase in seats and some big TV screens.

    The Packers should just issue bonds to pay for this, and then pay them back with the increased revenue from the seating increase. They could even do it for dirt cheap interest since its very unlikely the Packers in their current state would be a credit risk, and their would be even more people willing to fund put some cash behind it as they would be getting it back.

  24. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Feb 20, 2012 12:05 PM

    thankheavenfornumberseven says:Feb 20, 2012 11:24 AM

    I didn’t realize Canadians were that dumb

    Who is dumber? Canadians for buying Packer stock or minny pols for thinking taxpayers are going to kick in $728M for zygi’s new boondoggle. By the way, that “preliminary agreement” has about as much chance of coming to fruition as the viks do of ever winning the Super Bowl.

  25. medtxpack says: Feb 20, 2012 12:05 PM

    I truly dont understand why people cant wrap their heads around the fact that a team has great fans that want to contribute. Yes its quite alot for the every-man, $250, mine was a gift to me in 97 when I was 11 and between SB 31 and SB 32. If you hate, you must be jealous, cause you obivously can be happy for osmeone that is truly a fan of their team. There is only a small numebr of idiots who actually purchase it thinking its actually stock, those are confused bears fans.

  26. dirtdawg55 says: Feb 20, 2012 12:05 PM

    “Anyone considering the purchase of Packers stock should not purchase the stock to make a profit or to receive a dividend or tax deduction or any other economic benefits.”

    So it is like real stock?

  27. rugdog100 says: Feb 20, 2012 12:06 PM

    “Canadians can now buy Packers stock, too”… LOL!

  28. bsizemore68 says: Feb 20, 2012 12:06 PM

    I wrote yesterday about the bubble some fans have about what having this stock means to them, they act like the can tell the management what to do, dream on and hope the powers that be don’t file for bankruptcy if things go bad. Bill

  29. bearsoxass says: Feb 20, 2012 12:14 PM

    All americans are stupid dumbass except in Wisconsin .

  30. bensstinkyfingers says: Feb 20, 2012 12:16 PM

    Hey at least their not offering it to the Chinese!

  31. propertyofthebroncos says: Feb 20, 2012 12:21 PM

    everyone who bought the stock understands that it doesn’t entitle them to “owning” the Packers. they wanted to help their team out and they got a little something for it. they have a great fan base and if you are ever able to go to a game there I highly suggest it, took my brother to a game and the people are amazing. I’m willing to bet if anyone else’s team did it they would be just as fast to get stock regardless of the hateful posts they have on here. I know of the Broncos did I would!

  32. shlort says: Feb 20, 2012 12:37 PM

    Why PFT has such a hardon for the Packers is beyond me. To anyone who thinks they can tell anyone what to do with a few hundred bucks, shut up. The Packers make no promises of anything other than the usual benefit of ownership of these stock certificates (look up benefits, as I am sick of writing about it). It isnt like anyone is buying these things, thinking they have some sort of vested interest in the day to day operations of the Green Bay Packers. It is a novelty item, numbered and authentic as memorabilia. It isnt worth face value, and the Packers make that abundantly clear. People jabbing at others for buying it are ignorant. No one is ribbing you for buying a 20 dollar Jersey for 150 bucks. People can spend their money on whatever they want. I wouldnt buy any stock, but I wouldnt buy any overpriced NFL gear either. So, unless you dont own any NFL licensed, overpriced merchandise, shut up about what someone else choses to spend their money on.

  33. riverhorsey says: Feb 20, 2012 12:37 PM

    In other words if you want to give us your money we will let you.

  34. meatduck says: Feb 20, 2012 12:37 PM

    It’s so funny the only people the non-stock stock buyers try to rag on are the one from MN. The remaining 31 teams fan base laughs at the Podunkers and their ‘stock,’ and yet they all think we are “jealous” because we are noT real fans. ROFLMFAO!!! Get a clue GB fans, no-one is jealous of you, Brown county residents are still paying increased taxes from the last expansion, and congrats for being “real fans”!! It doesn’t make you any more of a fan buying worthless non-stock stock than someone who buys a $10 t-shirt of their favorite team and cheering them on every week. All you did was help pay for something that employs a bunch of millionaires in the entertainment business, and you get nothing of true value in return except thinking you are better than all other fans….morons.

  35. calwilliams06 says: Feb 20, 2012 12:43 PM

    I thought that was Rick Moranis and Paul Merton in the pic.

  36. purplekoolaid1 says: Feb 20, 2012 12:48 PM

    I’m going there to pick up some Deux Deux Deuxs next week. Let me know if anyone wants me to pick some up for them.

  37. huskersrock1 says: Feb 20, 2012 12:54 PM

    Lighten up, people it is a donation with a thank you “stock” certificate in return. If they can raise money without begging taxpayers, some of which don’t even watch football, then more power to them. Screw the rest of you “haters”.

  38. foodstamp69 says: Feb 20, 2012 12:55 PM

    hey bdouble idiot ive only been to lambeau a few times as recent as this past season n i dont remember sitting on concrete. know ur stadium before u trash talk it. tool

  39. iluvbears says: Feb 20, 2012 12:58 PM

    Would that be the “Green Bay” Packer stock or the “Green Boy” Packer stock?

  40. lbpackfan says: Feb 20, 2012 1:10 PM

    meatduck -

    But we are better than you…

  41. supermariojosh says: Feb 20, 2012 1:11 PM

    Jealous of Packer fans or not – the majority of people ripping Packer fans in this thread would buy stock in their team if it was made available. Them’s the facts son.

  42. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Feb 20, 2012 1:12 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Feb 20, 2012 12:05 PM
    thankheavenfornumberseven says:Feb 20, 2012 11:24 AM

    I didn’t realize Canadians were that dumb

    Who is dumber? Canadians for buying Packer stock or minny pols for thinking taxpayers are going to kick in $728M for zygi’s new boondoggle. By the way, that “preliminary agreement” has about as much chance of coming to fruition as the viks do of ever winning the Super Bowl.
    ___________

    It’s a trick question. All politicians and all Packer fans should be subject to ridicule. Every once in a great while you’ll run into a reasonable politician or a reasonable Packer fan. This isn’t one of those days.

  43. bdoubleoey says: Feb 20, 2012 1:14 PM

    Foodstamps69-i have been to a game at Lambeau, and I sat in the endzone on concrete. And enjoyed a big L from the Pack. So maybe YOU, should try knowing what u r talking about before u say something stupid.

  44. jimmysee says: Feb 20, 2012 1:16 PM

    If enough Canadian fans buy in, when the league expands to an 18 game schedule, maybe the Packers could play a couple home games each year in Saskatoon.

    :-)

  45. schmitty2 says: Feb 20, 2012 1:19 PM

    contra74 says:
    Feb 20, 2012 11:38 AM
    lbpackfan says:
    Feb 20, 2012 11:29 AM
    C’mon, contra…here’s another chance for you to inform the world about how worthless the Packers stock certificate is.
    ——
    Done! It’s too easy not to! And by the way, it’s not just me who is laughing haha.

    How’s that green boy packer stock looking on your wall? Wish you had that money back for gas money or food money right? It’s ok, as part owner I’m sure you can just waltz into lambeau and take anything you want out of the concessions stand for free – just show them your share!!!!

    People can debate whether owning “stock” is dumb or not..but considering the team you cheer for can’t even get a new stadium and is not even a good team to begin with, you should probably pipe down. You come across as a jealous moron

  46. canadianvikingfaniii says: Feb 20, 2012 1:26 PM

    Well, there sure is enough bandwagon fans out after their last SB win. Hell any team that wins the SB I see a flurry of their jerseys when I know they never had them before or even cared. Heck I saw one guy with a Saints then a Packer jersey, next time I bet I see a Giants one.

  47. rcampore says: Feb 20, 2012 1:28 PM

    So let me get this straight, instead of paying for these renovations with taxpayer money, they called it stock and suckered people into buying the renovations basically the same way?

    I guess the Packers organization has some pretty smart gangsters running the show.

  48. contra74 says: Feb 20, 2012 1:40 PM

    schmitty2 says:
    Feb 20, 2012 1:19 PM
    contra74 says:
    Feb 20, 2012 11:38 AM
    lbpackfan says:
    Feb 20, 2012 11:29 AM
    C’mon, contra…here’s another chance for you to inform the world about how worthless the Packers stock certificate is.
    ——
    Done! It’s too easy not to! And by the way, it’s not just me who is laughing haha.

    How’s that green boy packer stock looking on your wall? Wish you had that money back for gas money or food money right? It’s ok, as part owner I’m sure you can just waltz into lambeau and take anything you want out of the concessions stand for free – just show them your share!!!!

    People can debate whether owning “stock” is dumb or not..but considering the team you cheer for can’t even get a new stadium and is not even a good team to begin with, you should probably pipe down. You come across as a jealous moron

    —–
    Again – quit diverting attention to the Vikings. It’s sad when that’s the expected answer from you guys! Regardless of what team I or anyone else cheers for, it does not erase the fact that the Paker fanbase is being taken for a ride just like all other 31 fanbases are but this “stock” further cements the fact that packer fans are mindless special kool aid drinking lemmings!

  49. meatduck says: Feb 20, 2012 1:41 PM

    lbpackfan says:
    Feb 20, 2012 1:10 PM
    meatduck -

    But we are better than you…

    ———————————————

    Please elaborate.
    Why exactly are you better than me, just curious….

  50. bordner says: Feb 20, 2012 1:42 PM

    It never ceases to amaze me how worked up everyone (mostly jealous viking fans) get over how we Packer fans spend our own money.

    I don’t have the time or the desire to care about how anyone else spends their money, why should it bother you so much how I spend mine?

  51. MedCityBob says: Feb 20, 2012 2:06 PM

    doubleb:
    “Foodstamps69-i have been to a game at Lambeau, and I sat in the endzone on concrete”

    You are either lying…or You didn’t know which stadium You were in……….because if You were at Lambeau, You weren’t sitting on concrete ! !

    All You haters keep it up…and spend Your $$$
    buying over-priced NFL jerseys, etc. We
    enjoy looking at our Certificate on the Wall; and
    have a lot of fun with it. To have to explain it
    to You (and the folks at PFT); means You will never, ever understand…….It’s a Packer Backer thing ! !

  52. lbpackfan says: Feb 20, 2012 2:11 PM

    Vikings fans…and other fans “think its funny..LOL .. LOL…LOL” this whole stock offering from the Packers.

    What is funny? I dont understand it. Lets take a look back the past 1.5 – 2 years

    Packers win Super Bowl…Lambeau is going through renovations…Rodgers MVP…cool (in my opinion) stock certificate offered to fans/public…and more.

    Vikings fans…6-10 and 3-13 seasons… a stadium collapse, holes everywhere on your team, stadium issues ongoing…deal in place, wait…no…

    So really, what REALLY is funny????

  53. meatduck says: Feb 20, 2012 2:16 PM

    Here are a couple reasons why idiot GB fans are NOT better than me (as lbpackfan thinks).
    1. I am not a Viking fan so no your team is not better then mine. Why, because my favorite team kicked the crap out of your 15-1 Pack on their home turf by double digits making them the first team in history to go 15-1 and lose in theit first playoff game (on their home turf–did I mention that before, by double digits–in case I didn’t mention that too).
    2. My team also beat the Pack in 2007, again on their home field, and went on to win the Super Bowl that year too.
    3. I do not live in WI (thank god) where the UE rate keeps climbing because their politicians are about as clean as Chicago’s south side, and as ethical. Much like the non-stock stock, the rest of the nation makes fun of the politicians in WI as much as the packer non-owners owners. (but that’s not relevant here I know)
    4. Finally, I don’t have to rip on the fans of other teams to make myself feel better about mine. Today is my exception because Packer fans just don’t freakin know when to shut their loud mouths up. It is not so much the fault of the Viking fans that their team is having issues with the stadium–they really don’t have a lot of say in that matter. BUT you Packer fans, being owners, have everything to do with your teams success and failures.
    So c’mon Pack fans, let’s hear it today!! Vikings suck–their fans already know it some try something new. Amaze us all with some new material. No one is jealous of Packer fans, because Packer fans are some of the most hypocritical and egotystical pricks out there–and they have more of those fans than any other team (except maybe the Eagles)…. And the funny part is, this is all coming from a Giants fan, and yet they will still make this out to be something a Viking fan wrote….lol

  54. ickky says: Feb 20, 2012 2:19 PM

    The Packers have announced a limited opportunity to buy a piece of a bridge. This bridge currently sits in Brooklyn, but rest assured..this bridge will be comming to Green Bay very soon.

  55. cleverbob says: Feb 20, 2012 2:19 PM

    roastbeefsandwich says:
    Feb 20, 2012 12:02 PM

    Does every one forget that Brown county was taxed for over 10 years to fund the previous renovation? Quit spewing this “at least we’re not taxing anyone for it,” since this current “renovation” is a small increase in seats and some big TV screens.

    The Packers should just issue bonds to pay for this, and then pay them back with the increased revenue from the seating increase. They could even do it for dirt cheap interest since its very unlikely the Packers in their current state would be a credit risk, and their would be even more people willing to fund put some cash behind it as they would be getting it back.
    ====================================

    Why issue bonds that have to be repaid when they can just print money?

  56. schmitty2 says: Feb 20, 2012 2:24 PM

    contra74 says:
    Feb 20, 2012 1:40 PM
    schmitty2 says:
    Feb 20, 2012 1:19 PM
    contra74 says:
    Feb 20, 2012 11:38 AM
    lbpackfan says:
    Feb 20, 2012 11:29 AM
    C’mon, contra…here’s another chance for you to inform the world about how worthless the Packers stock certificate is.
    ——
    Done! It’s too easy not to! And by the way, it’s not just me who is laughing haha.

    How’s that green boy packer stock looking on your wall? Wish you had that money back for gas money or food money right? It’s ok, as part owner I’m sure you can just waltz into lambeau and take anything you want out of the concessions stand for free – just show them your share!!!!

    People can debate whether owning “stock” is dumb or not..but considering the team you cheer for can’t even get a new stadium and is not even a good team to begin with, you should probably pipe down. You come across as a jealous moron

    —–
    Again – quit diverting attention to the Vikings. It’s sad when that’s the expected answer from you guys! Regardless of what team I or anyone else cheers for, it does not erase the fact that the Paker fanbase is being taken for a ride just like all other 31 fanbases are but this “stock” further cements the fact that packer fans are mindless special kool aid drinking lemmings!

    Nice attempt at a comeback. Pack fans know exactly what they are buying. It has sentimental value just like your Ponder jersey hanging in the closet that you cherish so much

  57. fijabbersman345 says: Feb 20, 2012 2:32 PM

    Love all the Packer fans who are trying to say the Vikings are stupid while at the same time justify buying a piece of paper for $250…maybe the FO is just smart enough to take advantage of the intelligence of their fans.

  58. n0hopeleft says: Feb 20, 2012 2:32 PM

    Hahahaahaha.. Value is now at an all time LOW.

    Let me hear some moron from Wisonsin spin this one now! Remember all that crap you talked before the Giants game? SUCKS HUH?!

    SELLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. chassej says: Feb 20, 2012 2:37 PM

    Please explain:

    To my understanding the NFL won’t allow other teams to be publicly owned and the Packers are the only team “grandfathered” in on this issue.
    It is also my understanding that because the Packers are publicly owned; they are allowed to sell stock (not real stock) publicly.

    So my question is this, isn’t this unfair to all the other NFL teams that aren’t allowed to sell stock? I mean the Packers now have an INTERNATIONAL way of funding their team that NO OTHER TEAM IS ALLOWED TO DO (or am I wrong). If other teams can do this, they why don’t they?

    This just seems unfair to me to the other 31 teams, thoughts?
    – ChasseJ

  60. eaglesw00t says: Feb 20, 2012 2:43 PM

    lol

    Thats about all I have to say about Packers “stock” sales…

  61. dino2997 says: Feb 20, 2012 2:49 PM

    This whole “Packer Stock” business is getting seriously old. Is the team that desperate?

  62. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Feb 20, 2012 2:59 PM

    contra74 says:Feb 20, 2012 1:40 PM
    Again – quit diverting attention to the Vikings. It’s sad when that’s the expected answer from you guys! Regardless of what team I or anyone else cheers for, it does not erase the fact that the Paker fanbase is being taken for a ride just like all other 31 fanbases are but this “stock” further cements the fact that packer fans are mindless special kool aid drinking lemmings!

    —–

    How exactly are we being “…taken for a ride…?” We are offered the chance to buy stock and can decide for ourselves whether we want to buy it or not. Also, the decision whether or not to use public funds to renovate Lambeau is put to a public vote and again, we decide whether or not to allow that. Whereas, the only way minny can get such a thing done is to bypass the referendum. So, it actually sounds to me like you are the ones being take for a ride. Enjoy Metrodump 2.0!

  63. chris6523 says: Feb 20, 2012 3:21 PM

    I wonder how many people here who talk about how stupid the packer stock sale is have plunked down $250 or more for a leather starter team jacket that is essentially worthless once it can’t be returned to the store for a refund. Or have paid $100 for an “authentic” team jersey. Or $150 for a fathead. Or a couple hundred bucks for an non authenticated autographed football. BTW, not an owner of Packer stock. Used to be. But I got Paul Hornung to autograph my share and sold it to a guy in Cali for $375. Bet I could get $500 for a share with Rodgers’ or Matthews’ autograph.

  64. gb4mn0 says: Feb 20, 2012 3:22 PM

    contra74 says:
    Feb 20, 2012 1:40 PM
    Again – quit diverting attention to the Vikings. It’s sad when that’s the expected answer from you guys! Regardless of what team I or anyone else cheers for, it does not erase the fact that the Paker fanbase is being taken for a ride just like all other 31 fanbases are but this “stock” further cements the fact that packer fans are mindless special kool aid drinking lemmings!

    ———————————————-

    Who appointed you the content manager of this web site?

    Your arrogance is simply…..well….. silly!

    I’m sure your mother has shouted this to you down the basement steps a 1000 times and it hasn’t taken hold yet but you need to hear it again, GROW UP!

  65. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Feb 20, 2012 3:32 PM

    chassej says:
    Feb 20, 2012 2:37 PM
    Please explain:

    To my understanding the NFL won’t allow other teams to be publicly owned and the Packers are the only team “grandfathered” in on this issue.
    It is also my understanding that because the Packers are publicly owned; they are allowed to sell stock (not real stock) publicly.

    So my question is this, isn’t this unfair to all the other NFL teams that aren’t allowed to sell stock? I mean the Packers now have an INTERNATIONAL way of funding their team that NO OTHER TEAM IS ALLOWED TO DO (or am I wrong). If other teams can do this, they why don’t they?

    This just seems unfair to me to the other 31 teams, thoughts?
    – ChasseJ
    ______________

    You’re absolutely correct. But if the Packers weren’t able to do this, they would have blown town four decades ago. Despite this unfair advantage, the fans still look down their noses at the fans of every other NFL team.

  66. bobhk says: Feb 20, 2012 3:39 PM

    Why the hell do they call it stock (instead of simply donation). All the caveats mentioned above say that it resembles nothing like a real stock.

    In all fairness to the Canadians, let’s wait to see if any of them are so stupid as to buy this junk.

    On a separate note, this will fund $143M for stadium renovation. What will the stock price be when they have to replace lambeau? I thought Goog was expensive.

    For all those that claim that others buy worthless junk like jerseys, there are some of us that don’t. We just enjoy the game without pretending to be someone else (by having their name on our back).

  67. orcheon says: Feb 20, 2012 4:08 PM

    Why the hell do they call it stock (instead of simply donation). All the caveats mentioned above say that it resembles nothing like a real stock.
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    Except that you do get to participate in voter activities, such as the annual shareholder’s meeting at Lambeau field where you get to meet players, staff, coaches and tour the facilities. You also get to vote on the board of directors in addition to other topics.

  68. contra74 says: Feb 20, 2012 4:19 PM

    contra74 says:
    Feb 20, 2012 1:40 PM
    Again – quit diverting attention to the Vikings. It’s sad when that’s the expected answer from you guys! Regardless of what team I or anyone else cheers for, it does not erase the fact that the Paker fanbase is being taken for a ride just like all other 31 fanbases are but this “stock” further cements the fact that packer fans are mindless special kool aid drinking lemmings!

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    Who appointed you the content manager of this web site?

    Your arrogance is simply…..well….. silly!

    I’m sure your mother has shouted this to you down the basement steps a 1000 times and it hasn’t taken hold yet but you need to hear it again, GROW UP!
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    I’m sorry but am I, and everyone else that’s not a Vikings fan on here, hurting your feelings? Need a tissue? Go ahead and take down that “stock” and use it to blow your nose in. By the way, did it occur to you that this rash of stock offerings is GBs way of saying the finance is in trouble? Soon, this gimmick will stop working and the team will have to play catch up with all the other corporate teams you fans despise.

  69. binkystevens says: Feb 20, 2012 4:25 PM

    Meatduck -I’ve got a pretty simple explanation for you (and I’m an Atlanta native).

    1. Your team just won the superbowl. Congrats. So why are you ragging on everyone like a sore winner? Particularly when you call out Packer fans for being classless and hypocritical – that’s like being doubly classless and hypocritical.
    2. You use an NFL message board to make personal attacks on the political climate of the State of an opposing team. Seriously? Get a life bro.

  70. cowboyscanada says: Feb 20, 2012 4:31 PM

    No thanks, I’ll pass,,,money grab!

  71. stavreafavre says: Feb 20, 2012 4:34 PM

    Still respect the Giants team and their tradition (and disrespect the Vikings for their lack of same) but wow, obviously the Jets aren’t the only New Jersey team with plenty of loudmouths.
    My only comment on the continuing stock “debate” is that I’m happy that my team is financed by a lot of people with $250 to spare rather than by one guy with billions to spare. See, this is part of the reason that the Packers are the nation’s – and the world’s – team. And I think that even the trolls here understand that on some level. And are a little bit jealous of it too.

  72. bobhk says: Feb 20, 2012 4:41 PM

    orcheon says:
    Feb 20, 2012 4:08 PM
    Why the hell do they call it stock (instead of simply donation). All the caveats mentioned above say that it resembles nothing like a real stock.
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    Except that you do get to participate in voter activities, such as the annual shareholder’s meeting at Lambeau field where you get to meet players, staff, coaches and tour the facilities. You also get to vote on the board of directors in addition to other topics.
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    Ok so you get to vote. You don’t get dividend. You can’t transfer it (i.e. no profit). It’s not under umbrella of SEC rules. No tax deduction.
    Infact, the point #1 from the press release says:
    1. Stock in the Packers does not constitute an investment in “stock” in the common sense of the term.
    So, it’s an insult to common sense to call it stock instead of memorabilia or donation.
    If you want to help your franchise you are better off buying some well performing hi tech stock sell it for profit and donate the profit to the team and still take care of your personal/family needs. You can print the Packer non-stock, stock.
    This of course is only applies if you are already met all your personal financial needs.

  73. golonger says: Feb 20, 2012 4:53 PM

    I’ll bet there are a few dumb Canadians that will be duped by this…..still not as many as dumb Packer fans!LOL

  74. golonger says: Feb 20, 2012 4:55 PM

    orcheon – so what….getting to vote and the vote being binding are 2 entirely different things. If you aren’t officially an owner, your vote isn’t binding…they can choose to accept the vote…or not

  75. 15to12 says: Feb 20, 2012 4:56 PM

    Green bay doesn’t have a billionaire owner or an huge skyline of trump towers to pull revenue from. This is how a town of 100k keeps their beloved franchise movin forward. It has taken stock sales and a lot more to keep it going. The types that put down this stock sale are the arrogant ones that believe everything between new York and LA is useless fields inhabited by chromosomal rejects.

  76. golonger says: Feb 20, 2012 5:10 PM

    15to12 – no, the people that put down the “stock sale” are people with a clue!!!

  77. stairwayto7 says: Feb 20, 2012 5:33 PM

    Does that mean Packers are relocating to Canada?

  78. stellarperformance says: Feb 20, 2012 5:35 PM

    In every state I travel, I see NFL-themed vanity plates, and I see a lot of them. I am willing to bet that some of the Packer-haters on this site have them on their cars too. Same thing….memorabilia. We know it’s not “stock.” You’re the ones having a difficult time understanding what it is.

  79. brianbosworthisstonecold says: Feb 20, 2012 5:37 PM

    Green bay packers=Snake Oil Salesmen

    Green bay packer fans willing to buy snake oil=Idiots

  80. golonger says: Feb 20, 2012 8:58 PM

    stellarperformance – wrong…you DONT all know its not stock…that is the point. The vanity plates are sold as just that…plates….this worthless stock is sold with a meaningless charter, touted as a form of veiled ownership which a large majority of Packer fans haven’t the acumen to see it for what it really is…. a ruse of ownership to get $275 bucks out of each that purchases it…pathetic!If it was sold as a fake certificate of ownership and everyone understood that clearly, i would have no problem with it.

  81. outlawshark says: Feb 20, 2012 9:25 PM

    There appears to be a lot of ignorance regarding why the Green Bay Packers can sell shares and the other NFL teams can’t. It has a little something to do with the Packers being required to open their financial books to the public because they are the only publicly-owned American pro sports team. When the other teams open their books, then maybe they can sell their own shares. Good luck with that. It’s a team choice. If your team is unwilling to make that sacrifice, it’s not the Packers fault. Complaining about other fans’ treasures because you can’t have your own is petty indeed.

  82. outlawshark says: Feb 20, 2012 10:10 PM

    golonger says:Feb 20, 2012 8:58 PM

    stellarperformance – wrong…you DONT all know its not stock…that is the point. The vanity plates are sold as just that…plates….this worthless stock is sold with a meaningless charter, touted as a form of veiled ownership which a large majority of Packer fans haven’t the acumen to see it for what it really is…. a ruse of ownership to get $275 bucks out of each that purchases it…pathetic!If it was sold as a fake certificate of ownership and everyone understood that clearly, i would have no problem with it.
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    And yet, it’s more awesome than any memorabilia you could possibly own for your favorite team at any price. That has to drive you nuts…

  83. golonger says: Feb 20, 2012 10:16 PM

    “It has a little something to do with the Packers being required to open their financial books to the public because they are the only publicly-owned American pro sports team.”

    It has nothing to do with that at all….they were essentially grandfathered in…..and for some reason, the rest of the NFL has allowed it, mainly due to the nostalgia associated. It isn’t as simple as “opening your books” to be able to sell “shares”. The NFL knows that without the current structure remaining, the Pack will be out of GB….so, they essentially left them alone…if it was that simple, all teams would be selling “shares”

  84. outlawshark says: Feb 21, 2012 12:29 AM

    golonger, Do you understand the NFL’s grandfathering rules? In the 1980′s, the NFL stipulated team ownership as “a limit of 32 owners of one team and one of those owners having a minimum 30% stake”. Since the Packers didn’t have a true owner, and had been in the league for over 60 years, they were grandfathered in. The alternative was to disband the Packers. Why would you want that?

    And “opening your books” and “selling shares” are both byproducts of being publicly owned. Which your favorite team cannot be, but the Packers are. Yes, it is that simple, even for the simple-minded.

  85. stellarperformance says: Feb 21, 2012 6:21 AM

    golonger says: Feb 20, 2012 8:58 PM

    stellarperformance – wrong…you DONT all know its not stock…that is the point. The vanity plates are sold as just that…plates….this worthless stock is sold with a meaningless charter, touted as a form of veiled ownership which a large majority of Packer fans haven’t the acumen to see it for what it really is…. a ruse of ownership to get $275 bucks out of each that purchases it…pathetic!If it was sold as a fake certificate of ownership and everyone understood that clearly, i would have no problem with it.
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    In other words….you have NFL-themed vanity plates on your car.

  86. stellarperformance says: Feb 21, 2012 6:26 AM

    golonger says: Feb 20, 2012 8:58 PM

    stellarperformance – wrong…you DONT all know its not stock…that is the point.
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    Really?

    Did I miss the post from a Packer fan that knowingly purchased the “stock” saying “this is a fraud. I want my money back. I want to speak with my congressman.”

    I don’t think I did. You, my friend, still don’t get it. And to remain focused on something like this only tells me you are obsessed with anything anti-Packer. It’s a big club. Jealousy breeds contempt.

  87. golonger says: Feb 24, 2012 4:36 AM

    outlawshark – LOL….this is hilarious…..NOT!!!….LOL

  88. golonger says: Feb 24, 2012 4:38 AM

    “Did I miss the post from a Packer fan that knowingly purchased the “stock” saying “this is a fraud. I want my money back. I want to speak with my congressman.”

    ah, NO…. my nit witted friend….you didn’t miss this post. That IS the point. Packers fans are too stupid to know enough to write this!!!!

  89. golonger says: Feb 24, 2012 4:43 AM

    This has proven that Packers fans are by far some of the dumbest and most gullible fans in the NFL…….just keep relying on your twisted meanings which are totally incorrect..you have proved my points..LOL…kinda like near the end of the season when EVERY idiot Packer fan thought the Packers were going back to the SB….i said, no way based on your pathetic defense….gee, what happened????LOL

  90. justaintrightisit says: Feb 24, 2012 6:11 PM

    The Packer stock is nothing more than a piece of paper to put on your wall to show you support your team. There are a few little perks to owning this piece of paper but nothing major, it is still just a keepsake.

    The part most people get confused about is where the money goes. The money can only be used for renovations on the stadium, not for player salaries.

    As a Packer fan yes I bought this “stock” and it looks good framed on my wall along with other sports memorabalia I have. I also know I have no real rights in the everyday operation of the Packers. It was just my way of supporting my favorite team.

    If you feel the need to post on this site how stupid I am for purchasing this “stock” have a blast.

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