Packers' Fans Getting Reality Show
Reality TV's romance with profession football is about to get a little more interesting.
The sport has produced some quality television (see: "Hard Knocks") and some, um, not-so-quality TV (see: "Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch").
Now the cameras are moving away from the players and into the stands to chronicle one of the most passionate fanbases in all of sports, that of the Green Bay Packers.
Producers from the production company Good Clean Fun ventured to Green Bay recently to interview fans for a reality show surrounding the lives of the most diehard Cheeseheads. Good Clean Fun has produced Style's "Tia &Tamera" along with MTV shows like "Run's House" and "Life of Ryan."
Kjerstin Johnson, a casting associate with Good Clean Fun, told the Green Bay Press-Gazette that Packer fans may not be getting the acclaim that they deserve.
"Wisconsin in general has great people and it's an area that hasn't been shown to all of America yet on television," Johnson said. "We find it fascinating, and think the personalities are great, and want to catalog it a bit."
About 80 Green Bay fans showed up at a recent casting call at a bar near Lambeau Field. Most were decked out in green and gold and ready to prove their extreme fandom. One fan, Steve Tate, wore an exact replica uniform and several replica Super Bowl rings. He said that being a Green Bay fan is more work than people think.
"There's practice, the shareholders meetings," Tate told the Green Bay Press-Gazette, "a lot of things to do in the off-season."