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103 yo fan lands ticket to her first Packers game.

Postby Guttpuppy » Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:50 am

Centenarian gets to first game

Monday, January 2, 2006

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GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (AP) -- At 103 years old, Leone Margaret McKenney couldn't see or hear much over the crowd's roars at her first Packers game -- but she had the time of her life.

"I will never forget this. It was a humdinger," the great-great grandmother said after the Sunday game. "I don't know when I have enjoyed anything as much as I enjoyed that."

McKenney had said she never got to a Packers game when she was younger because her husband wasn't "too keen about football" and she never had the opportunity, even though her family moved to the Green Bay area in 1947.

But she keeps a picture of legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr in her apartment and wears Packers garb as she watches every game.

McKenney received the luxury box tickets from the owners of Renaissance Assisted Living in De Pere, where she has lived for five years.

Her occupational therapist accompanied her to assist with steps at the stadium because McKenney is recovering from a fractured hip.

On Sunday, Brett Favre threw his first touchdown pass in five games, giving the Packers a 23-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

"It was fabulous, and then to have a win," she said, "that was almost more than I could bear."
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Postby PACKman1144 » Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:03 pm

That's good stuff. Glad to see she is still out and up on her feat at that age ;-D
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Postby Mercer Boy » Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:00 pm

Very nice story...I'm sure she enjoyed herself. I would imagine at that age there is little to keep you rolling along, but if a sports team can do it for you, I'm all for it. ;-D
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Postby michaelavelli » Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:54 pm

Packers suck.
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Postby The Great Gambini » Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:00 pm

Gutsy move going out in the cold at her age.
Maybe she had alterior motives?
I'm sorry, that's a horrible thing to say.
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'Twas a fun year, fellas.
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Postby flotsamnjetsam » Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:33 pm

I thought you were going to say that she was on the waiting list for 80 years and finally got tickets. :-D
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Postby BrutallyHuge » Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:38 pm

It would be funny if she got hit with a beer.

Anyone else agree?
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Postby flotsamnjetsam » Tue Jan 03, 2006 3:03 pm

I don't think that could happen in a luxury box, unless someone else in the luxury box throws one at her.
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Postby Kensat30 » Wed Jan 04, 2006 2:23 pm

It would be funnier if she hit someone else with a beer.
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