Packers giving away free grass at team birthday party

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Packers fans turned wearing hunks of cheese-colored foam rubber on their heads into a thing.

These people obviously have a taste for non-standard collectibles, and perhaps recreational agriculture.

The latest must-have for Packers fans is, of course, grass seed; and they’re giving it away as part of the team’s 100-year celebration.

According to Richard Ryman of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the team is celebrating its birthday on Aug. 11 with a big party which will include free Lambeau Field grass seed, among other freebies.

They’re distributing 5,000 pouches of seeds, and 100 of them will be autographed by players including Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, Kenny Clark, Jaire Alexander, and Blake Martinez, along with head coach Matt LaFleur, General Manager Brian Gutekunst or team president and CEO Mark Murphy.

If for some reason they run out, they’ll happily sell you a pack for $5, with proceeds going to the American Red Cross, and there’s a contest for more seeds autographed by Rodgers.

They’re also encouraging fans to follow up by sending in photos of the seeds after they’re sown, and track their progress via social media. That’s right, they want to watch your grass grow.

Which, come to think of it, might be more exciting than the last couple of years of Packers football.

34 responses to “Packers giving away free grass at team birthday party

  1. Anybody else think the story was headed in a different direction after reading the title?

  2. Okay, yes, several obvious jokes. But since fans everywhere – even in “sophisticated” Minnesota – regularly PAY for stuff from stadiums being torn down, this isn’t really anything worth much notice.

  3. They are going to have to give away a lot more than that to keep fans,
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    You must not remember the 70’s & 80’s. Packer fans are going no where.

  4. Why did they have the patch last year? if they turn 100 on Aug 11th… good grass though, man.

  5. For those wondering(Some will say didn’t the Packers do the 100 year thing last season?) the August 11th ‘Birthday Party’ brings to a close the year of 100 Seasons celebrations.

    They will be showing the first part(The first 10 years) of the “Legacy” documentary which will be released in it’s entirety later this year. A 100 Seasons book by Packers historian Cliff Christl will also be out soon.

    Stop by the event in Atrium after practice on August 11th.

    Since they(rudely😏) didn’t include Bakh in those autographing the packets, I will for sure get a packet autographed by the great David Bakhtiari. These things will be gold to collectors in the coming years.👏

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  6. “You must not remember the 70’s and 80’s.”

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    I know you were making a point to the little troll, but it should be noted that the Packers owned the Vikings in the 1980’s with a 14-5 record vs. the purples in the decade.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  7. Most of those fans won’t plant the seeds. They’ll just add the packet to their shrine. Those who do plant the seeds won’t plant it correctly and the seeds will do nothing more than feed the birds. Which is actually befitting; what the birds do after eating is telling of what the last two Packers season were.

  8. At first I thought this was some sort of Sam Shields, Lance Kendricks, Letroy Guion, Aaron Jones “joint” sales collaboration.

  9. They can plant it on their cheese head. Will they then be known as Chia heads?

    With kizer thinking he is a superbowl MVP, they must be keeping the hallucinogens for the players.

  10. They’ve given us 100 years of memories, 13 championships, and now free keepsakes?

    How does that compare to giving a team’s fans the love boat, the Herschel Walker trade, and 6 decades of futility?

  11. Its a trail run. If they have another losing season the Packers will have a negative cash flow and they are looking into alternative means of making money. Since they are no longer allowed to fleece their fan base with fake stock they will name sell the “Lambeau” grass instead.

  12. freefromcommonsense says

    but it should be noted that the Packers owned the Vikings in the 1980’s with a 14-5 record vs. the purples in the decade….
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    That’s when the Packers/Vikings games became the Packers Super Bowl…

    That’s what happens when you only have one year with 9 or more wins in a decade.

    Now let’s talk the 70’s…

    The Packers went 4 – 16 against the Vikings.

    The Packers were just another regular season win for the Vikings as they earned the honor of playing in the real Super Bowl.

  13. gtodriver says:
    July 16, 2019 at 1:21
    Now let’s talk the 70’s…The Packers went 4 – 16 against the Vikings.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    So what? During the Seventies AND Eighties, the money-making, king-of-the-hill, days-of-splendor for all the Viking Attaboy Banners, the Vikings and Packers split somewhere along the lines of 15-14, 14-15. Hair-splitting moron.

  14. Are packer fans just suckers or what?

    I mean grass seed like Lambeau?

    You mean the powers that be at the packers organization bought a bunch of seed from Lowe’s or somewhere, packed it up and now claim it’s just like Lambeau?

    I doubt the seed from Lambeau is any different from anything else used to plant grass.

    But believe what you want.

  15. gtodriver said:

    July 16, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Now let’s talk the 70’s…

    The Packers went 4 – 16 against the Vikings.

    The Packers were just another regular season win for the Vikings as they earned the honor of playing in the real Super Bowl.

    ————————————————————————-

    Which, as we all know, they lost four times in a row, and haven’t returned since. Impressive. You have to win the big games in order to be champions. Something the Vikings STILL can’t figure out how to do, even with 58 years of practice.

    Viking trolls just keep blowing smoke.

  16. It might be worth it if this is the same Kentucky Blue Grass/Northern California sinsemilla grass seed developed by Carl Spackler in Caddyshack; otherwise it has the same practical value as Packer stock.

  17. You will never be criticized by someone who is doing better than you.

    You’ll always be criticized by someone who is jealous of you.

  18. Novak Djokovic ordered some. He said it was some of the best grass he’s ever tasted. If you don’t watch tennis you’ll have no clue what I’m talking about.

  19. stellarperformance says:
    July 16, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    So what? During the Seventies AND Eighties, the money-making, king-of-the-hill, days-of-splendor for all the Viking Attaboy Banners, the Vikings and Packers split somewhere along the lines of 15-14, 14-15. Hair-splitting moron.
    __________

    You can’t add 4-16 and 14-5, and he’s the moron?

    It’s 18-21, by the way. #math

  20. “You can’t add 4-16 and 14-5”

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    For starters, you have the wrong numbers, not something new for you. The Packers record vs. the Vikings in the 1970’s was 4-15-1.

    The only decades the Vikings have a winning record vs. The Packers is the 70’s and the 90’s. The Packers though were clearly the more successful and better team in the 90’s. Two Super Bowls and one World Championship in the 90’s by the Packers ends any debate you may want to have. Congrats on the 70’s, it’s all you have.👍

    Long before the Vikings were around the Packers were winning World Championships, and EVERY decade in the past and present, besides the 70’s, in the Vikings existense, the Packers are known by everyone as the clear more successful and superior team.

    #TitleTown

    #GoPackGo!🏈

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