Packers fever setting in ahead of Saturday's game

By: Kevin Hurd Email
By: Kevin Hurd Email

(WEAU) -- Chad Johnson's basement is full of Packers pride, wall to wall, floor to ceiling.

"It's just one of those things you start collecting and you don't stop," Johnson said.

Towels, blankets, and helmets are some of the things you will find in the basement.

And that is not even all of it. Most of his stuff is still sitting at his dad's house in boxes, waiting to be brought over and unpacked.

He has a Packers flag hanging in the basement that flew at his family's house. He calls it the Indiana flag because that is where he was born and raised. It may have been home, but on game day, it was all about Green Bay.

"I bled green and gold since the day I came out of my mother's womb and same thing with this little one here," he said about his daughter, Aubrey.

At just 5 1/2 months old, little Aubrey is already taking well to the green and gold.

"Before she was born I had my own little room, and then when she was born she got it, so my wife let me have the man cave down here," Johnson added.

It is a great place to watch a game. But on Saturday, Johnson will get an even better seat, 14 rows up at Lambeau Field.

"When my dad told me we were going, I got the biggest grin on my face," he said.

It is a family tradition and a birthday present. Lambeau is the same spot he proposed to his wife two years ago as well.

He says he does not mind the cold and actually would not mind a little snow, like he had at the playoff game against Seattle.

"Gotta get my voice ready and be loud and proud out there," he said.

Because he says life is like the poster he has in his basement that reads," God, Family and the Green Bay Packers. In that order."

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 185620442 -
Gray Television, Inc.