Date: Mon, 4 Dec 1995 00:04:50 -0500
From: ALICE FABER faber[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HASKINS.YALE.EDU
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.