The Jewel Of Titletown Essay, Research Paper
The Jewel of Titletown
Traffic was moving freely during a recent morning in Green Bay, much like it
always does. Rush hour in Titletown is modest, to say the least.
Green Bay is small by metropolitan standards, but the locals prefer to think of their
community as quaint, cozy, and comfortable. A big city feel without many of the big city
Near the central part of town, along the banks of the Fox River, sits a Green Bay
landmark: Lambeau Field.
The home of the 3-time Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers is a mecca to
football fanatics, some of whom embark on cross-country quests just to lay eyes on the
storied frozen tundra.
A bright sun had risen, and its light radiated onto Lambeau’s eastern wall,
illuminating the bright yellow letters which spell out GREEN BAY PACKERS over the
forest green background – the predominant exterior color of the stadium.
As you approach Lambeau Field, the more intriguing and magnificent it becomes.
Driving on Lombardi Avenue, past the grocery store, Chuck E. Cheese’s and a local strip
mall, the stadium’s confining features are striking, considering the place seats 60,790.
Lambeau Field itself seems small, and it is hard not to immediately focus on the
eight powder blue light standards which line its sides, towering overhead. The facade of
the stadium appears to have been constructed of a forest green sheet metal – a wonderfully
simplistic look in an age of high-tech everything.
Just seeing the inside of Lambeau Field is certainly warranted. Once inside, the
stench of history and greatness is like that of a freshly baked apple pie cooling in a kitchen.
It is all you notice; all you see; all you feel.
Both sides of the forest green walls, which occupy the stadium’s club seats and
private boxes, have displayed upon them in a rich, deep yellow the names of the 19 Packer
players and coaches who have been enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in
Canton, Ohio. The names are not easily forgotten in NFL lore and are not allowed to be
forgotten in Green Bay. Lombardi, Lambeau, Nitschke, Gregg, Star, Hutson, Canadeo, and
most recently Jordan, are just a smattering.
You can almost see guards “Fuzzy” Thurston and Jerry Kramer furiously pulling left
on the Green Bay Sweep while halfback Paul Hornung slowly picks his time to hit the hole
at the right moment, then cutting through untouched for a touchdown on the muddy turf.
Along the wall in the southeast corner of the stadium are the 12 years the Packers
have been crowned world champions. Many admire Lambeau Field, like the Mona Lisa.
The greatest feature in this state-of-the-art facility is the Packer team itself. Those
players sitting on the west side bench are Super Bowl champions and they certainly add
luster to historic Lambeau Field.