It’s long been shown that having the home-field advantage is a tremendous help to any team. But with the Green Bay Packers, they really have a home-state advantage. They’ve moved around their church services, and now they’re doing everything they can to rattle the Giants. And one of those things includes taking “Seinfeld” off the air.
WLUK, the Fox affiliate in Green Bay airs reruns of “Seinfeld,” including ones on Saturdays at 5:30p CT. Giants QB Eli Manning is a fan of the show...and so the station has pulled the program.
"That's exactly when Eli will be relaxing in his downtown Appleton hotel room getting ready for Sunday's game," WLUK says in a news release. "Why give comfort to the enemy?" said Jay Zollar, general manager. "Green Bay Packers fans do not want any of the New York Giants to get a good night's sleep, and Fox 11 will do its part."And so the good folks of Green Bay and its surrounding areas have a choice as to what thrilled program they’ll get instead. An episode of “M*A*S*H*,” a Vince Lombardi special and a rerun of Donald Driver’s weekly show are the options. Umm, does everyone have to suffer?
I’ve never seen Wisconsinites act meanly or maliciously, and this surely isn’t either – it’s all in good fun. But if I were Eli, or any of the other Giants, I’d learn a lesson from Kobe and bring my own food on this road trip as well.