Date: Mon, 4 Dec 1995 00:04:50 -0500



Larry Horn writes:

Dennis, obviously no great Packer-backer himself, writes,

Either that, or he's a fair-weather fan...

I saw the Green Bay Packers play today and heard their fans, them, and

Wisconsonites (Wisconsonians?) in general referred to as 'cheeseheads.'

One of the fans in the stands had a hat shaped like a big wedge of cheese

(apparently a Swiss).

Green Bay Packer fans have been proudly wearing those

cheeseheads (yes, it refers to the large yellow object itself as well to the

wearers, and may well encompass all Wisconsinites--not Wisconsonians or

Wisconsonites--but I think the team itself is not known by that moniker) for

some years now, but it was only last week when the cheesehead performed its

first life-saving mission. A fan was returning home from the game in a

private plane which began losing power, and he propped his cheesehead between

himself and whichever hard object he was to encounter on his speedy way down.

I forget the details, but he swears he'll never leave home without one now.

I should have known that if anyone was going to beat me to posting this

it would be Larry. Anyhoo, this "face-saving" ability of the cheesehead was

widely reported last week, and should do wonders for the sales of such things

at the Milwaukee airport and museum.

Alice Faber