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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Well, I was just doing some more reading and realized that the Packers Partners is the official fan club of the GB Packers. With so many fan clubs, I guess I missed that earlier. Now I'm just a little irate!

What I believe happened is; With the final weekend of the contest looming, and Steele not pulling away like he expected, he contacted the one Packers Partner that he knew. That person contacted two others, and they went through the members list of the Packers Partners and submitted ballots for each member without their knowledge.

I know the work involved in getting the 3408 paper ballots that we got in, and I certainly don't believe they doubled that effort. Nor did they send ballots out to PA for Steele to fill in and get back to Wisconsin.

Then the other thing. I visited Mattress Firm & Goodwill locations every day to drop off ballots and had the people at these locations voting for me even though they couldn't win the Packers Road Trip for two. One of them posted on the voting page "Mattress Firm is voting for you" and I was told by Green Bay, that we can't have it appear that one of our corporate sponsors is endorsing you! Isn't it quite hypocritical if I can't have that, but the official fan club of the Green Bay Packers is then responsible for placing the new FAN into the HOF????

Of course nothing we do now is going to change anything, but I will be contacting GB with some of this knowledge and letting them know how displeased many of the fans are.

It is amusing to note - when I got to work last night, a recall petition for Steele had been started for me, and was already nearly full

If you watch the video announcement, Mark Murphy does appear to be aware of what happened and not pleased, by his statement "this contest was intended for . . . ." . I'll try to get that posted in here when I run across it again.
Thanks once again for all your words of encouragement!

Numbers are the unfortunate result of our geocaching addiction. 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:00 am Reply with quote Back to top

Bump! Smile Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Is Rick W eligible again this year if he submits the essay?

MapQuest and Google maps really need to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure everyone knows how to get out of their own neighborhood. 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:33 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Chatauqua560 wrote:
Is Rick W eligible again this year if he submits the essay?

I was just wondering the same thing actually.

The post above is purely the opinion of the poster and is no way connected to the opinions of the WGA Board.

Bushwhacking Unnecessarily Since 2006!! 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

He should be. But I don't think he wants to. He was not thrilled about how the voting process went last year.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top


The 2012 HOF voting, which Rick was in, received over 100,000 votes. Rick alone received over 33,000.

The 2013 HOF voting received 30,000 votes. Total.

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