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TBS developing reality show about Packer fans

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03:00 PM ET 05.17 | TBS, at Turner's joint TBS/TNT/TruTV upfront on Thursday, announced a reality series, tentatively titled Cheeseheads. It appears to be a chronicling of the lives of Packer fans, but also just an attempted look at how people live in a certain part of the country. It could be entertaining and enlightening, or it could be Jersey Shore, Wisconsin-style. TBS described the premise behind the show in a press release: "Green Bay, Wis., is home to the World Famous Green Bay Packers and their fans: The Cheeseheads. These citizens don't just bleed green and gold; they eat victory for breakfast. For them, being a Cheesehead is more than just being a fan. It's a way of life. This show will take viewers into the hilarious subculture through the eyes of a group of proud Wisconsinites as they navigate life in the only way they know how - loud, proud and with lots of beer. For these folks, there is no off-season."

Green Bay Press-Gazette

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May 17, 2013  03:30 PM ET

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

May 17, 2013  04:17 PM ET

I will not watch this. (Just in case anyone from TBS monitors this site and is looking for some level of research...)

May 17, 2013  05:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I will not watch this. (Just in case anyone from TBS monitors this site and is looking for some level of research...)

Ah, come on Otis. Who wouldn't want to watch a 300 lb. woman in a cheese hat, throwing down some Old Milwaukee, ice fishing? I'm all in on this one. Especially early or late in the ice fishing season. That stuff breaks.

May 17, 2013  05:07 PM ET

I hope they ask the locals about Favre and that interception in the 20 degree below playoff game in 2007.

May 17, 2013  05:15 PM ET

"Pumpkin Heads Gone Wild"....can't wait!

May 17, 2013  05:37 PM ET

There's some places around Pittsburgh where they could find a lot of people that would fit right in in a Jersey Shore -style show. Funny accent and everything.

May 17, 2013  05:40 PM ET

Can their Heads get any Bigger?

May 17, 2013  06:19 PM ET

I HATE reality series, shows, where the fu*k is creativity? Cheese!

May 17, 2013  08:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Ah, come on Otis. Who wouldn't want to watch a 300 lb. woman in a cheese hat, throwing down some Old Milwaukee, ice fishing? I'm all in on this one. Especially early or late in the ice fishing season. That stuff breaks.

When I can watch a 300 lb. woman catch catfish with her bare hands from the banks of the Red River, 50?

Geez... the choices I have.

May 17, 2013  09:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I HATE reality series, shows, where the fu*k is creativity? Cheese!

Creativity costs more money than a bunch of yokels who are willing to work for food. And the opportunity to act like scum in front of a million people.

May 17, 2013  10:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Creativity costs more money than a bunch of yokels who are willing to work for food. And the opportunity to act like scum in front of a million people.

I've been a Packer fan for many years and attended a few games. The fans are generally well-behaved, polite and practice good sportsmanship. Admirable, but not the stuff of reality TV. Here are some alternatives that are much more marketable. Shows on Philadelphia Eagles or Fliers fans!! Follow the cops around during the game as they break up fights and then take the miscreants down to the holding area for prosecution in the bowels of the stadium. Same with New York and Boston fans. Air the shows on HBO so you don't have to edit out the profanity. For "Miscreants Lite", talk to the Bleacher Bums in Wrigley Field. For heavy metal, follow the Oakland fans of Raider Nation. Unfortunately, the Hoggettes rooting for the Redskins have retired. They would have been perfect!! Passionate, entertaining and endearing.

May 17, 2013  10:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I've been a Packer fan for many years and attended a few games. The fans are generally well-behaved, polite and practice good sportsmanship. Admirable, but not the stuff of reality TV. Here are some alternatives that are much more marketable. Shows on Philadelphia Eagles or Fliers fans!! Follow the cops around during the game as they break up fights and then take the miscreants down to the holding area for prosecution in the bowels of the stadium. Same with New York and Boston fans. Air the shows on HBO so you don't have to edit out the profanity. For "Miscreants Lite", talk to the Bleacher Bums in Wrigley Field. For heavy metal, follow the Oakland fans of Raider Nation. Unfortunately, the Hoggettes rooting for the Redskins have retired. They would have been perfect!! Passionate, entertaining and endearing.

I've met many Packer fans... Some of the nicest fans I've had the pleasure to come across.

May 18, 2013  12:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I've met many Packer fans... Some of the nicest fans I've had the pleasure to come across.

Indeed, until a wall of Packer fans decide to moon you (and that's fine), but then surrounded my six year old girl and told her she was a ****. Packer players are the epitome of professionalism. The fans can burn in hell> They think it's funny to pick on a 6-year-old girl.

May 18, 2013  01:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I've been a Packer fan for many years and attended a few games. The fans are generally well-behaved, polite and practice good sportsmanship. Admirable, but not the stuff of reality TV. Here are some alternatives that are much more marketable. Shows on Philadelphia Eagles or Fliers fans!! Follow the cops around during the game as they break up fights and then take the miscreants down to the holding area for prosecution in the bowels of the stadium. Same with New York and Boston fans. Air the shows on HBO so you don't have to edit out the profanity. For "Miscreants Lite", talk to the Bleacher Bums in Wrigley Field. For heavy metal, follow the Oakland fans of Raider Nation. Unfortunately, the Hoggettes rooting for the Redskins have retired. They would have been perfect!! Passionate, entertaining and endearing.

I see how it looked like I was saying Packer fans are scum. I wasn't, actually. I was talking about the Jersey Shore Housewives of Honeyboobooland. That kind of reality show. Just the lowest common denominator stuff.

May 18, 2013  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

When I can watch a 300 lb. woman catch catfish with her bare hands from the banks of the Red River, 50? Geez... the choices I have.

Is that just a local channel or can I get it with my direct tv? bare hands?

 
May 18, 2013  09:54 AM ET

From Cheese Heads to Pumpkin Heads! What's happening in Green Bay? Their beer's gone sour?

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