Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Packer fans: Let's party like it's 1929!

Ah, 1929. What a great year. Well, except for that "Crash" thing and the start of The Great Depression. But at least Packer fans back then were happy, because that's the year our beloved Packers won the first of their many World Championships! Called the Acme Packers in those days -- yes, kids, Acme as in the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote cartoons -- the uniform look was a bit different back then, too. The colors were blue and gold, a bit like that of the University of Notre Dame today. Except for the brown leather helmet of course. That would be the '29 Packers, not the modern day ND Irish, of course.

Now, just in time to re-live those Championship memories (after all, if it worked in one Depression it might just as well work in another), the Packers Pro Shop has just today unveiled its "Third Jersey Collection" featuring a whole bunch of, well, jerseys and other goodies featuring that throwback look of '29. This look will actually hit the field at Lambeau this season as the team's third jersey (hence the "Third Jersey Collection" name...a-duh!). You can even get an Acme Packers bobblehead. With the leather helmets worn back then you have to figure that this is a pretty accurate replica as most of the players would have been living bobbleheads during the course of a game. In fact, you can even get yourself one of those helmets...although not the leather kind, just a modern version with the leather brown color. Just imagine the fun as you pit yourself against a clueless leather-helmeted friend in a head-butting contest. It doesn't get any better than that! Anyway, if you want to see the entire collection, you can do so here.

But another great alternative to yet more Packers gear is yet more Packer Fans United gear! Today through July 30 you can receive Free Shipping on orders of $45 or more! Yes, this is a shameless plug for which we make no apologies. We have some really cool items at our shop just waiting for you. T-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, cups, etc. If you can't find it...well, it means we probably don't have it, but that's beside the point. What we have there is good stuff. For men, women and kids. We have you covered. Stock up now for Christmas and get free shipping to boot. C'mon, Packer fans! You need it, you crave it, you know you want it...so get it, already! What are you waiting for? Just click on the scrolling banner or shop link in the righthand column. Or if that is too overwhelming for you, just click here. That will do the trick, too.