Bucks, Brewers or Packers: Who Will Win a Championship for Wisconsin First?

May 1st, 2010 by Kevin Damask Leave a reply »
I remember exactly where I was the last time a Wisconsin professional sports franchise won a championship. 

I was 16 years old, sitting in my living room with my older brother, watching the Green Bay Packers hold on to defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI. As I recall that magical night, the highlights of that game are like snapshots in my subconscious.

There's Desmond Howard returning a kickoff return 99 yards for the game's turning point touchdown; Brett Favre stretching to reach the corner of the end zone on a rare quarterback sneak and then ripping off his helmet and dashing off the field in giddy celebration; Reggie White planting Patriots QB Drew Bledsoe to the Superdome turf three times to thwart any possibility of a New England rally. 

And then following the game, who could forget White clutching the prized Vince Lombardi Trophy above his head as he jogged around the Superdome for a celebratory victory lap? 

Super Bowl XXXI was the last championship the Packers won. It was the last title for any Wisconsin pro sports team. That was January of 1997. 

The Packers returned to the ...

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