Packers fans to get their own reality show

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The Packers might never be on Hard Knocks, but their fans might have a reality show of their own.

According to RealScreen.com, TBS is developing a show tentatively called Cheeseheads, which will focus on the lives of Packers fans.

The show promises to “take viewers into the hilarious subculture through the eyes of a group of proud Wisconsinites as they navigate life in the only way they know how – loud, proud and with lots of beer.”

Well, as long as they’re not stereotyping.

While a look at one of the most rabid and educated fanbases in the league might be interesting, it could also quickly devolve into a caricature — which might make it insanely popular.

109 responses to “Packers fans to get their own reality show

  1. Educated fan base? Have you ever been to Wisconsin? The “cosmopolitan” Milwaukee area is bad enough. I can only imagine the more rural parts of the state.

  2. I live in WI, and they are far from educated about the NFL…All they know about is the Packers.

  3. Wow! I bet people can’t wait to see the exciting lives of rural Wisconsinites. I’d rather listen to Emmit Smith give analysis.

  4. Reality TV is there to poke fun at people and allow us all to feel superior. It’s mean spirited and exploitive.

    I hope Packers fans are ready to be made to look like idiots.

  5. This is the perfect “reality” show…

    Because it will be so unbelieveable to most that a group of people can be so incredibly – crazy.

  6. Uh oh, the Packers organization should do everything to stop this program from using their name, this will destroy their image.

  7. They already have a show.its the one about the obese people trying to lose weight – the biggest loser. Except even those people aren’t dumb enough to buy “stock” that never appreciates, earns money or … Does anything except collect dust.

  8. I was born and raised in Green Bay. Those who survived the 70’s and 80’s are true Packer backers. Since 1993 I’ve been saying, “I love the Packers but I just can’t stand Packer fans.”

    You don’t have to worry about this show devolving into a caricature because Packer fans have successfully done this to themselves over the last 20 years.

  9. Fantastic news – now America will get to see that all Packer fans consist of large, basement dwelling super fans that are super friendly, love to hunt, drink beer, eat cheese, and say you betcha! If that’s the case – why don’t they do a reality show about the Jets and follow a bunch of drunk obnoxious people from New Jersey…oh wait…they did that already…Jersesy Shore

  10. I think this is a bad idea. The people they find for this show will probably be only about as interesting as Kim Kardashian. But then again, Kardashian is pretty interesting when she is naked and on her hands and knees with her ass sticking up in the air.

  11. It will only be aired Saturday mornings, to hit the proper demographic intellect level.

  12. It doesn’t promise to make Packer fans look like a genius gathering. What always surprises me that reality show are actually believed.

  13. Probably the first (and last) time I’ve heard the word “educated” used in the same sentence as “packer fan”.

    If by educated you mean “know a lot about the history of one football team, but are completely clueless on just about anything else relating to football and life” then I am okay with that.

  14. Like most things in Wisconsin, this show will become hugely popular in about 7-10 years when Wisconsinites can get this show with the rabbit ears they have hooked up to the old color television. I hear Survivor is really catching on in Sconiville. It’s so new and cutting edge…….to them.

  15. The Packers are the first team in all of professional sports to have celebrity fans.

    Once again, the Packers have managed to transcend football itself.

  16. How will we be able to tell the difference between this show and The Biggest Loser?

  17. A chance for the country to see what those of us who live in the region already see and laugh at every time we drive through? Air it. It’ll be like Jersey Shore without the hard bodies and lots of inhaler breaks instead of dancing.

  18. Where’s the GB trolls? filthy? Tokyo? justwhat?
    How’s the so called low key, only play & win, packer lifestyle?
    Like I said before about green bay, it’s not “premiere” it’s “premiere’. ”
    Cheese packing Drama Queens.

  19. I’m already embarrassed over this. I’d like to think this will be cancelled after two episodes. But this is TBS…this story ruined my day.

  20. My brother, Randy, went to an open casting call. Still waiting to hear back! How awesome would it be to win a Super Bowl and get to watch this show every week!!!

  21. Even with Packer fans being better than us Vikings funs it would still be sweet if the Vikings had this show to show the Vikings fans and it.

  22. This will be hilarious. Nobody parties like Packer fans. They have a great sense of humor and do not take themselves too seriously….the best.

    Case in point is the cheeseheads. Nobody looks good in one, but we can laugh it off because it sends the message that we don’t care what anybody else thinks….especially the nose-in-the-air Viking fans.

    And to all of you haters out there? There is a reason your fans weren’t asked…..no personalities whatsoever (unless you include superiority complexes.)

    I’m sure the stereotypes will be drastic, but so what. It won’t be any worse than the deez, demz, and doz spoken by the actors residing in Fargo, MN, in the movie Fargo. How accurate was that? Not very? Uh huh.

    You can expect the same here. But keep hating just the same…..we find it very entertaining.

    After all, it’s lonely at the top.

  23. On tonights episode of packer reality TV we see a middle class family spending thousands on paper that claims to make them an owner of a football tm. Paper that confers 0 influence and has no financial value. Its last like naming a star after a loved one. For $200 you can literally be the only person in the world to know the star by that imaginary name.

  24. This whole concept is just ridiculous. How many hour long shows can you make out of this? Yeah, I love the Packers, hunting, fishing, golfing, eating cheese and drinking beer as much as the next guy…and I don’t have anything close to a boring life. But how do you make a show out of it?

    Thursday, May 16th: Follow along as he goes to work from 8-5 with zero Packer related talk. Enjoy a stunning visual experience while he eats a salad, spaghetti and garlic bread…with cheese on it! A dazzling display of his daughter’s soccer practice ensues, with NFL related talk with some of the other dads. A nightcap of going to the bar for a few beers with a friend…loads and loads of talk about how the Packers are amazing and the Vikings are the worst franchise to ever grace the Earth. The footage is AMAZING!

    Just stupid.

  25. It’s easy to find the lowest common denominator in any fan base. For the Packers, it is rural drunken fat pasty white people. For the Bears, it would be the mayor and city council. Either way, watching them on tv makes you feel superior.

  26. I wonder if Packer fans realize they should be insulted that they will be subject of a reality show? Packer fans will believe they’re doing this because they are their great “knowledge” and appreciation of history, when in reality they picked Packer fans because it’ll be easiest for America to make fun of and ridicule like Duck Dynasty, Swamp People, etc.

  27. As a Packer fan I think this is the dumbest idea for a show yet. A better one would be to follow Titus Young around 24-7.

  28. Does the guy in the picture up top get a part.
    I am sure they will find another ugly person if they can’t get him. The pond is endless in Wisconsin.

  29. So this will be a show about ordinary people who happen to enjoy watching their team beat the hapless, tasteless Vikings twice per season – like they have in each of past 3 years.

  30. It seems many Packer fans are embarrassed…by their own fans. Iwould be too if they are shooting the whole thing in a trailer park lot

  31. No offense, but as a reality show writer, this is not going to last a season. What are they going to show every week? The fan base is basically going to be the same thing every show, and people will just quit watching (IF they ever start) after 2 shows.

    What they SHOULD have done, is either have a different team every week, or season.

    If they wanted to make it interesting, it SHOULD cover fans that live in their biggest rivals city. Like the Steelers fans that live in Baltimore, the Patriots fans that live in Miami, Packers fans that live in Chicago.

    At least then, you would have an original program every week.

    Feel free to use this idea TBS, just give me a call so I can fill the rest of your line up.

  32. This is going to suck. They’ll find the worst 1% of packer fans and exploit them.

    The only solace I can take is in the knowledge that our worst 1% is still leaps and bounds better than any Viking fan.

  33. Well, I don’t know how funny it will be to watch domestic abuse when the Packers lose, problem alcoholism, and a lot of ugly people with nothing to do and no where to go. Except of course the mecca of Lambeau Field- where the entirety of their lives and money go.

  34. This show has no shot. Doesn’t matter which fan base they follow — why do I need to watch people tailgating?

  35. ABC want to pilot a show called “Governing With The Stars”.

    It’s a reality show where D-list celebrities are put into high ranking posts within a states elected government, with hilarious consequences.

    49 states declined to participate.

  36. so educated that they like to harass players of opposing teams with slurs and death threats such a great fan base, I think all that cheese has clogged their brains. worst fans in the league.

  37. No matter the subject, the last thing television needs is another mindless “reality” show.

  38. What is entertaining is that over half are veiled viking posts looking for legitimacy by attacking the Packers and their fans. They scream look at me, look at me, but continually are overshadowed by the more popular team just to the east of them.

  39. Rabid, Yes. Educated, Hardly. Most Packer fans have no clue that up to 30 other teams play in another game that very same week.

  40. The cast of BuckWild will look like Harvard graduate virgins compared to the people in this reality show……..and THAT is reality

  41. This may come as a big surprise to most people, but I’ve lived in Wisconsin my whole life; even lived in places much, much more rural than Green Bay. However, I have two college degrees, one in computer science. And I am not the minority. Despite the reputation, there are a lot of educated people in Wisconsin.

    The problem with this show is, it’s going to perpetuate all those stereotypes about us. It’s like when a tornado goes through a town, and they chose to interview the dumbest, dirtiest rube there because everyone else was at work at the time.

    The truth is, we are more intelligent and knowledgeable than people from many other states. It’s just that we can’t shake our reputation because of the few morons that always seem to make headlines. Meh, I’ve lived with it this long. Keep the insults coming, haters. I have thick skin.

    Also, to prove a point, are all Bears fans obese, mustache-wearing, rib-eating morons who brag about their number of heart attacks, like the old super fans from Saturday Night Live?

  42. filthymcnasty1 says:May 16, 2013 11:35 AM

    ABC want to pilot a show called “Governing With The Stars”.

    It’s a reality show where D-list celebrities are put into high ranking posts within a states elected government, with hilarious consequences.

    49 states declined to participate.
    _____

    I liked that one.

  43. They should have done this last season. I definitely would have tuned in to watch all those Packer fans crying and tearing their hair out over that loss in Seattle.

    Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!! That would be so EPIC.

  44. crownofthehelmet says: May 16, 2013 10:58 AM

    It’s planned to be aired only through the Divisional Rd of the playoffs.

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    This is quality work. Thumbs up from filthymcnasty1.

  45. Finally! People will get to see how life is suppose to be lived. Cheese-head culture has more relevance than the bible today. Beer, bratwurst, and winning is what Green Bay does.

  46. I like the way people bash the state of wisconsin and the Packers… Calling them fat and stupid.. I’ve been around the country a few times…. presently I live in california and there are more fat and stupid people here than any where I’ve been.. The people that are bashing wisconsin are the real people that are fat, uneducated and are jealous of the success of the Packers organization… unfortunately the producers of this show will try and fix the show, like they do to all reality shows and poke fun at the people they will be showing… The only people that really believe in these shows are the same people that are bashing.

  47. I assume they’ll have a little brat next door with yellow pig-tails who says her way of life is far superior but spends all her time hanging around the places Packer fans go, throwing eggs at them. (Which, in Ponderous fashion, generally miss their target.)

  48. rikker12 says:
    May 16, 2013 3:18 PM
    I like the way people bash the state of wisconsin and the Packers… Calling them fat and stupid.. I’ve been around the country a few times…. presently I live in california and there are more fat and stupid people here than any where I’ve been.. The people that are bashing wisconsin are the real people that are fat, uneducated and are jealous of the success of the Packers organization… unfortunately the producers of this show will try and fix the show, like they do to all reality shows and poke fun at the people they will be showing… The only people that really believe in these shows are the same people that are bashing.
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    Thank you for your unbiased “reality check.” The haters simply have nothing better to do. You know the truth. I know the truth. Everyone but the haters knows the truth.

  49. @stellarperformance

    Yeah because the Packer fans don’t troll other sites and make fun of other states and teams and people that live there right?

    Go back to the basement!

  50. Soon after other fan based teams will follow. Packers have the#1fan base. Since the 60s we have sold out EVERY game & for the idiots who make fun of the 360,000+ people who own stock in the team know this. There are fans from the other 31 teams as well that own stock in the best historical team ever. This reality show will be better than u think. I only wish I could be part of it & hopefully I get the chance

  51. I hope they spend a portion of each episode showing Cheeseheads torturing and making fun of the hapless and tasteless Viking fans. Because everybody loves that.

  52. Hopefully the presence of cameras will help quell at least a few of the domestic assault outbursts that come after each Packers loss.

  53. Hopefully the presence of cameras will help quell at least a few of the domestic assault outbursts that come after each Packers loss.

  54. Lots of Vikings fans and Bears fans making comments I think wishing that their fan bases did not suck and had fans as good as packer fans.

  55. Bikini Girls, Pope Guy, and that Italian dude from the Superbowl …. Those are the fans off the top of my head that maybe able to carry this show.

    I’d rather television networks just air things like that HBO documentary on Lombardi or more of that “Football Life” show.

    Then again, I’ve been wanting History Channel to air things history related, not sci fi conspiracy crap for the Rashard Mendenhall audience out there.

  56. The hapless tasteless packers will have a chance to be further laughed at by all of America!

  57. dtrb10 says:
    May 16, 2013 5:13 PM
    @stellarperformance

    Yeah because the Packer fans don’t troll other sites and make fun of other states and teams and people that live there right?

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    Right.

    I can only look at it from a personal point-of-view. I prefer wordplay when putting down the opponents and their fans. The cheap grade-school level stuff is so unoriginal and lacks any level of creativity. And everyone knows the fat, stupid, toothless insults could apply to any state in the country, so, why waste our time?

    But I also know that is all some of you are capable of. And with Viking fans it is virtually automatic. Their levels of frustration and jealousy over anything “Packer” is well-documented. The insults is all you have….we get it.

  58. I live in Wisconsin, and the only reason I truly can’t stand the Packers is because of the fans….They belittle, degrade, feel entitled, and think people are jealous of them. Jealous of what? They think they are better then everyone else because of the Packers history. I would be a Packer fan, but I can stand being that stupid, and by that I only mean the 5-10% (filthy and Carl types) of the fans that make up that portion. And yes every team has those fans. Happy cows come from California!

  59. iwantmyownrealityshow says:
    May 17, 2013 10:17 AM
    I live in Wisconsin, and the only reason I truly can’t stand the Packers is because of the fans….They belittle, degrade, feel entitled, and think people are jealous of them. Jealous of what? They think they are better then everyone else because of the Packers history. I would be a Packer fan, but I can stand being that stupid, and by that I only mean the 5-10% (filthy and Carl types) of the fans that make up that portion. And yes every team has those fans. Happy cows come from California!

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    This is a football site! The Packers and their fans are unparalleled! Why do you think TBS chose them for a TV show? If you can’t handle the truth, move to Minnesota. You’ll fit right in.

  60. and you just proved my point….Nah, I will keep cheering for the 49ers (and now I will be a Packer like fan)… You remember the 49ers right, the team that waxed your arses last year because the pacqueens were too busy making hair care commercials than practicing football! Yea, that team, who have more actual Super Bowl victories the the Pacquers (and don’t give me the 7 other non super bowls when there were 8 teams in the league). Play football in GB and be a god, but leave and you smell as bad as Kaukauna!

  61. Packer fans have been blessed with 13 World Championships, and now this reality television program. Good things happen to good people.

    Viking fans have been cursed with roof and bridge collapses.

    I’m not sure what they’ve done to deserve such a horrible fate, but it must have been pretty bad.

  62. filthymcnasty1 says:May 17, 2013 11:43 AM

    Packer fans have been blessed with 13 World Championships, and now this reality television program. Good things happen to good people.

    Viking fans have been cursed with roof and bridge collapses.

    I’m not sure what they’ve done to deserve such a horrible fate, but it must have been pretty bad.
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    31 other teams in the league and Packers fans are only concerned about the Vikings. Haha, what a small mn syndrome they have.

  63. I’ve been reading PFT for a few years now but have never been compelled to leave a comment as most of these threads quickly degenerate into childish name calling. Most of these threads, I believe, are good natured ribbing between fan bases, comments and barbs that make rivalries so much fun.

    But when people make comments about the 35W bridge collapse in which thirteen people lost their lives, the conversation moves from good natured ribbing to mean spirited bullying.

    I find these insults akin to 9/11 jokes or holocaust gags, classless and juvenile.

    Anyway, hopefully this program will add to Wisconsin’s rich history of cultural icons such as Ed Gein, Jeff Dahmer and Walter Ellis.

  64. I am amazed by all of the narrowed minded comments. True Packer Fans are the friendlest, most accomidating people you will find. We are not all fat, nor are we all uneducated of which I take offense too. This group of “Super Fans” are all college educated and are career professionals. I myself hold a Master and an Engineering Degree. On Game Days we are the host to many Fan’s from throughout the world. We offer special appearance’s throughout the year helping to raise money while attending charitable events helping to raise money for various charities. This year we are hosting a major event called “The Ultimate Packer Fan Connection”. This event is put on by the Fans for the Fans. Why? To raise 1.5 million dollars for Children’s Autism. Does your team have a Fan Base that does that?

  65. I imagine that it will be a mixture of Duck Dynasty and Bob Villa’s special: How to Install Wood Paneling in Your Basement

  66. UW Madison produces more CEO’s of fortune 500 companies than any other school in the country. Suck on that Wisconsin haters!

  67. It will be a combination of Jeopardy, The History Channel, and Cosmos. Finally, an opportunity to demonstrate to the sporting world the superior intelligence of the best fan base in the NFL. You’ll watch. You’ll contribute to the Neilsens. You’ll keep it airing for years. It will draw you in like the Sirens. You’ll become………one of us!

  68. I can’t wait till they show the one fan who will be proudly showing off his non-Packers fan buddies his piece of paper which declares him as an “owner” of the team only to have them laugh in his face.
    And as a Packers fan, I’ll be laughing right along with them.

  69. Don’t like to make fun, but it’s too easy.

    Tell that Packer fan in the picture if he/she didn’t drink so much that he/she would be able to spell in a straight sentence.

    “Now here’s a bunch of drunkin’ idiots that apparently call themselves NFL owners but have been arrested multiple times for acting like the kind of complete morons most wouldn’t trust with a potato gun”

    “The best part of Wisconsin is the cow tipping, me mom should me how when I was real young, she missin’ two front teeth but she’s still real perrty”

    And… “Pass me my moonshine woman! And don’t let the stank out when you get off the plastic covering next time!”

    Don’t forget, endless upon endless hours of footage about commenting on Viking threads

  70. If your dog and your wallet is on the same chain……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. you just might be a packer fan…

    If you climb water towers to defend your sister……………………………………… you just might be a packer fan…

  71. Why are people so against the idea of packer fans having a reality TV show the dolphins have hard knocks and the packers aren’t a bad team they are one of the best in the NFL and the most historic. Packer fans practically invented tailgateing. I think packer fans deserve a show and if you don’t like them then…don’t watch it its already going to be a show so there is nothing you can do about it.

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