Packers Have a New Horn That Sounds Too Familiar
The experience at Lambeau Field is a great one. There isn’t a bad time when you’re cheering on the Packers in Green Bay. Typically, I’m at Lambeau once a year for a game. I’ve been very fortunate in that regard. Last night in the first game of the season, Green Bay rolled out a horn that’s from the U.S.S. Green Bay for third downs. This is brand new and driven likely by Matt LaFleur. It is to get people hyped up and ready to go on that down. These are more common in today’s NFL as teams want to grab the attention of the fan. Per what some said on Twitter, the horn sounded very close to what the Minnesota Vikings do… hot yikes.
But honestly, @packers, if your fans are immediately saying the 3rd down foghorn reminds them of Vikings gjallarhorn you need to reconsider. Seriously reconsider.
— Kyle Cousineau (@KCousineau09) August 9, 2019
Meanwhile, @KCousineau09 and others, LaFleur was asked about the new Lambeau Field third-down horn, which apparently is from the USS Green Bay and sounds too much like the Vikings' horn — to the annoyance of many of you. Here's his reply. (Note the bold portion, Mr. Mayor.) pic.twitter.com/0Fuv22Bgvw
— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) August 9, 2019
I enjoy the head coach trying to find something to fire up the fan base, but that’s a tough look to have a horn that sounds exactly what we would hear at Minnesota. That’s not what the Packers do. Minnesota usually copies us, not the other way around. Hopefully, the PR team will see the noise around the horn being too Vikings sound and move on to something else. It’s likely there will not be a change unless there’s overwhelming fan distaste for it. I commend LaFleur for trying something different though.