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On 4/20/2016 at 1:08 PM, The Thrill said:

Packers vs. Redskins preseason action...from Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, WI.

 

Back in the day, the Badgers' home would host 1 Packer preseason game per year...a practice long since discontinued.

 

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HA!  I just sifted through all the pages to make sure there wasn't already a picture of the Packers at Camp Randall.  Not only is it the exact photo I was about to post, but it was posted by a guy I know and have worked with in real life.

Notice those goofy goalposts.  Wisconsin kept the H-style posts well into the 80s and long after most other schools had replaced them with the slingshot style.  Apparently this was how they compensated for the different widths of the NFL and NCAA posts.

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I like the H goalposts a lot better. They seem more sensible.

 

Did the Packers play any games in Madison after the Lambeau renovations or was it all Green Bay from that point on? I swear I remember my friends seeing the Packers at Camp Randall in like 1998. Maybe they went to a Badgers game and I'm an idiot.

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Astros played the Rangers in Tampa in 2018 after Hurricane Harvey. ‘Stros were on the road, so they had to wear grey pants as the “home” team, and Texas wore home whites. Hard to tell, but it’s the Trop with the crappy turf.spacer.png

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3 hours ago, the admiral said:

I like the H goalposts a lot better. They seem more sensible.

 

Did the Packers play any games in Madison after the Lambeau renovations or was it all Green Bay from that point on? I swear I remember my friends seeing the Packers at Camp Randall in like 1998. Maybe they went to a Badgers game and I'm an idiot.

 

IIRC, they played at Camp Randall every odd numbered year until 1999. But I think that's when the series ended.

 

I wish they would start playing at Camp Randall again. Or better yet, switch between there and Miller Park for a "downstate" preseason game. It's not like fans in Green Bay would complain about missing a preseason game.

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8 hours ago, MJWalker45 said:

Because people look how little attention the team has gotten from the owner. Even good runs will be affected by horrible ownership. Look at Columbus. 

By signing international team talent and firing coaches when they don’t succeed, and hiring coaches with good resumes. Sure they have 0 care. You can’t blame the krafts for stars not wanting to play in New England. Sure the pats get the most of the attention because it has made them billions of dollars, but they haven’t shown complete disinterest for the mls team. They just got a bad rap because of an article almost a decade ago that was completely inaccurate especially since it came within 3 years of making an mls final, and a year before making another.

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If Levis Stadium has so many problems, was there anywhere in San Francisco proper or at least closer to SF than Santa Clara that the 49ers could have built their replacement for Candlestick.

 

Speaking of the Stick, were there other sites the baseball Giants looked at before settling on the coldest part of town?

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I don't think so. There's not much room left in San Francisco. I guess they could have torn Candlestick down and played in PacBell/Berkeley/Stanford in the meantime while building a new stadium on the old site. Not ideal but better than Lego Stadium.

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Eddie D did have his grand plan of a new stadium/mall at Candlestick but as shady as that was, it couldn't beat his other shady shenanigans in Louisiana. The Idiot Yorks took over and now we have lovely Legoland. 

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