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Old 07-12-2011, 08:15 AM
 
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Green Bay has a population of just over 100,000, metro just over 300,000. Did the Packers help achieve its current population? They certainly put GB on the map. What would Green Bay be like if the Packers weren't there?
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:57 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Green Bay has a population of just over 100,000, metro just over 300,000. Did the Packers help achieve its current population? They certainly put GB on the map. What would Green Bay be like if the Packers weren't there?
Um, I think the meat-packing industry is what put Green Bay on the map.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I live in NE Wisconsin 40 minutes from GB, I won't comment also choose to ignore dog kicking miscreant remark.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:14 PM
 
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A quick note here; Green bay, like all cities, has its fans and detractors. Let's keep opinions of the town in tune with the thread title. Thanks.
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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On 2nd thought I've only lived in Wisc. 4 yrs., formerly NE Illinois, my opinion is Green Bay would have had the population increase regardless.

Interesting question, got me thinking because I don't live in Green Bay or Brown county, which is why I didn't comment at first. I've been wanting to visit Heritage Hill State Park, this year I'm going to do it.
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:30 PM
 
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Sports teams, DON'T attract people to cities.

End of Line.
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:32 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Sports teams, DON'T attract people to cities.
Yep. It's the other way around...
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:17 AM
 
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Yes. Without the Packers, Green Bay would be a village with a population of 397, according to the 2010 Census, and everybody would have to commute to Appleton, or at least Little Chute, for good jobs. Appleton would have a population of 164,331, and would be the third-largest city in Wisconsin. Bellevue, De Pere, Hobart, Howard and Suamico would not exist. Most people in Wisconsin would be fans of the 20-time NFL champion Chicago Bears, although LaCrosse and Eau Claire would be outposts for the Minnesota Vikings. Cheese and beer production in Wisconsin would plummet, and the suicide rate would be the highest in the United States. As you can see, the Green Bay Packers are the fabric of Wisconsin, and without them, that fabric would rip like the fart I just let a few seconds ago. (I don't think I blew mud, but I'm gonna have to check in a second.) So here's a toast to the Packers. Wisconsin needs you just as much as these guys from Cleveland need LeBron James:



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Old 07-21-2011, 01:03 PM
 
Location: NC
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Green Bay would do just fine
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Old 07-22-2011, 05:16 AM
 
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i've never been to Wisconsin, so i don't know what green bay is like, but I have definitely wondered this myself as well.

green bay is exactly the same size as my town -- 100k city, 300k in the metro, plus we get millions of tourists here at the beach. We are so far from having a major sports team it would be comical to suggest. We barely have minor league sports.
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