Fans or not, Aaron Rodgers wants more of the Lambeau Field traditions

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The Packers have not welcomed any paying fans to Lambeau Field and that won’t change against the Bears on Sunday night, but they will have a small number of people in attendance.

The team announced that 500 team employees and family members will be at the game. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers hopes that won’t be the only nod to the normal mode of operations.

Rodgers would also like to see the return of the songs, videos, and other stadium traditions that have marked Packers games in the past. He said on Wednesday that he’s made that request ahead of this weekend’s game.

“I am a big fan of ‘Roll Out the Barrel,'” Rodgers said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “I can’t say the sentiment is echoed by every one of our coaches and players, but s–t, I’m one of the old guys, so I enjoy the traditions like that. I hope they do that. I hope they put up the beer races. I hope we can get more than 500 or 600 down the stretch, fanwise.”

Low energy performances in home games have been a topic of discussion for the Packers this season, so it would behoove them to figure out some way to catch a spark with four of their final six games at Lambeau.

12 responses to “Fans or not, Aaron Rodgers wants more of the Lambeau Field traditions

  1. The 500 people allowed in is to test out protocols for a couple weeks. Then after the Bears and Eagles home games they will decide on whether they will allow fans in and what number of fans. I assume if all goes well they will try to have 10 to 12K in attendance starting with the Carolina game on Dec.19th.

    #OneTeamOneNation

    #PackerNation!

  2. He forgot the most common tradition of all, the refs calling a phantom DPI on the opposing team.

  3. When your team plays with the energy of a snail,especially the defense, he should be getting on his teammates cases instead of asking for traditions at Lambeau to return.hopefully next season under a new defensive coordinator the energy will return.

  4. I’d expect the fans of teams with billion dollar McStadiums not to understand football’s most legendary stadium traditions.
    Open air, aluminum bleachers, and cold beer – better football for better fans. 👍

    #forthepeoplebythepeople

  5. He’s right – stadium traditions, however irritating to the opposition, are great. Admittedly, I enjoyed Dalvin Cooks Lambeau leap in the Vikings victory at Lambeau – would’ve never been allowed pre-covid.

  6. They have the most important tradition that travels with them… the most favorable officiating in the NFL.

  7. This Thanksgiving I am incredibly grateful our team is once again a contender, and not some hapless and tasteless 4-6 scrub team.

  8. ariani1985 says:
    November 27, 2020 at 11:43 am
    How about winning a home playoff game this decade

    xxxxxxxxxxxx

    I guess you forgot about last year against Seattle

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