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Packers crowd gets patriotic with huge American flag display (pics)


 Packers crowd gets patriotic with huge American flag display (pics)
topic by SickaMorStyle - 09-08-2011, 10:25 PM - Boxden > BX SportsCenter


The 2011 NFL season got off to a patriotic start Thursday night with a coordinated American flag display by 70,000 Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

During Jordin Sparks' performance of the national anthem, fans held up placards to make a wavy flag that could be seen from above by NBC cameras.



At first I thought that it was pretty coincidental that everyone at Lambeau color coordinated their sweatshirts enough to make this happen. Then it dawned on me that all that Packers green and gold would probably make a Jamaican flag instead and that they were actually holding red, white and blue placards that had been left in their seats.

The visual was even cooler when seen from the blimp covering the game:



These sorts of displays rarely impress me and I realized tonight it's because there are too many fans in the crowd who either aren't in their seats or don't care enough to participate. That's not a problem in a place like Green Bay, where I'd imagine love of America runs second only to love of Aaron Rodgers(notes) and the Packers.

Sparks did a fine job with the anthem, much better than the last time the song was sung at an NFL game (cough, Christina Aguilera, cough). But, for my money, the best part of the festivities was the flyover by four F-16s immediately after the conclusion of the song. Flyovers by military jets always get the goosebumps going but this one was even more special, perfectly timed by the 115th f!ghter Wing of the Wisconsin Air National Guard.

We've all seen what they look like on television. This YouTube clip shot outside a house in Green Bay provides a different angle.

Flyover - 09/08/2011 - YouTube

Packers crowd gets patriotic with huge American flag display - Shutdown Corner - NFL*Blog - Yahoo! Sports


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 09-08-2011, 10:26 PMaway - #2
TheGame4705 21 heat pts21

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Jordin sparks was lookin GOOD
 09-08-2011, 10:31 PMaway - #3
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Originally Posted by TheGame4705
Jordin sparks was lookin GOOD
randall cobb to:laughing19:
 09-08-2011, 11:35 PMaway - #4
DrX 56 heat pts56

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same america thats screwing us over everyday :laughing19:
 09-08-2011, 11:38 PMaway - #5
Sivraj 69 heat pts69

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Originally Posted by TheGame4705
Jordin sparks was lookin GOOD
Ah man was she??
 09-08-2011, 11:44 PMaway - #6
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Originally Posted by DrX
same america thats screwing us over everyday :laughing19:
Same America that brought you The NFL , Boxden and your Internet Service.



But nah i feel you
 09-09-2011, 05:25 AMaway - #7
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that flag !! was hot.......I was in awe ..... !! what anyone has to say about America.....no place is perfect but I rather be able to step out my house and for the most part not worry about being blown up or shot the !! up for religious or political !!. Getting shot cuz you sitting on a stash house......well thats another story.
 09-09-2011, 05:36 AMaway - #8
finishim 80 heat pts80

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that !! looks amaZing
 09-09-2011, 01:40 PMaway - #9
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Originally Posted by peeyump
that flag !! was hot.......I was in awe ..... !! what anyone has to say about America.....no place is perfect but I rather be able to step out my house and for the most part not worry about being blown up or shot the !! up for religious or political !!. Getting shot cuz you sitting on a stash house......well thats another story.
 09-09-2011, 01:42 PMaway - #10
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Originally Posted by peeyump
that flag !! was hot.......I was in awe ..... !! what anyone has to say about America.....no place is perfect but I rather be able to step out my house and for the most part not worry about being blown up or shot the !! up for religious or political !!. Getting shot cuz you sitting on a stash house......well thats another story.
Co-Sign. America is in turmoil but at least we still have houses. We still have places to go. People in third world countries are sleeping in dirt huts. No Internet, No TV. Hell, We got it made.
 09-09-2011, 01:48 PMonline - #11
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Originally Posted by peeyump
that flag !! was hot.......I was in awe ..... !! what anyone has to say about America.....no place is perfect but I rather be able to step out my house and for the most part not worry about being blown up or shot the !! up for religious or political !!. Getting shot cuz you sitting on a stash house......well thats another story.
Dumbass generalizations. Acting like the only countries outside the US are Afghanistan and Iraq
 09-09-2011, 01:57 PMonline - #12
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Originally Posted by peeyump
that flag !! was hot.......I was in awe ..... !! what anyone has to say about America.....no place is perfect but I rather be able to step out my house and for the most part not worry about being blown up or shot the !! up for religious or political !!. Getting shot cuz you sitting on a stash house......well thats another story.
Bill Hicks - Go Back to Bed America - YouTube
 09-09-2011, 06:04 PMaway - #13
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i was watching last night and that !! was HOT!
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