If you are a football fan, then chances are you’re a fan of Lambeau Field and at some point, hope to catch a game there someday. Lambeau, along with Wrigley Field, Fenway Park and Madison Square Garden, is always on bucket lists of stadiums wanting to be visited at some point in a lifetime.
Lambeau Field gives off a nostalgic feeling and symbolizes football’s beginning—smash mouth football, freezing weather and a simplistic fan experience reminiscent of the 1970’s.
Just like me and you, the Washington Redskins grew up and still are fans of the sport; fully understanding Lambeau’s place in history and the aura that surrounds it on game days. For 60 minutes on Sunday though, the player’s will put their fandom aside and focus on getting the first victory of the season.
Wide receiver Pierre Garcon:
“I’ve played there before a couple of times. I know they are going to be loud, it’s their home opener. They’re going to be excited. It’s going to be good, the grass is going to be green and it’s not going to be cold, so looking forward to a good game.”
Running back Roy Helu Jr.:
“It’ll be my first time. I’ve heard some cool stuff about it; it’s pretty quaint [and] really homey type of feel. They’re going to be loud, it’s their home opener.”
Linebacker London Fletcher:
“I think it is one of the great atmospheres in all of football. For the guys who experience it the first time, I think they’ll be very impressed. It’s really like a college atmosphere. I can feel the tradition when you come into the place. The whole city shuts down and everybody is at the Packers game. There [are] more people at the Packers game than they have in the city of Green Bay so that just goes to show how unique a situation it is. It’s an awesome atmosphere.”
Quarterback Robert Griffin III:
“They’re [the fans] going to be hostile. They’re really excited about their team. It’s their home game and they want to win. As far as just the history around the stadium and everything, it’ll be a good experience. To be there, to play in that venue, it’s always an honor. You respect their home field, you respect the history that’s gone on there.”
Wide Receiver Santana Moss:
“It’s just like any other field to us. I played there a few years ago. It’s just like facing any other opponent. We’re lucky, we have to face them early in the season when it’s not cold so that’s the great part of it. Scary? If you’re scared of anything in the game you’ve got to be out of your mind. If I’m going to be scared to go somewhere and play, then I shouldn’t be playing football. That’s nothing—cheeseheads. I like cheeseheads.”
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