Green Bay pep rally gets Packers fans pumped for NFC championship game

NOW: Green Bay pep rally gets Packers fans pumped for NFC championship game


GREEN BAY (CBS 58) -- Packers fans are so pumped for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers, they held a community pep rally in downtown Green Bay on Friday, Jan. 17. 

Green and gold lined the street in Titletown. Cold weather definitely didn't stop fans from showing their support. 

"We are here to get the crowd fired up for the big game Sunday so we’ve got our green and gold and we’ve got our 'go pack go’s' ready,” said Kathryn Kroll, Marketing Manager of Downtown Green Bay, Inc.

"I’m here to support Aaron Rodgers, he’s the king of football and we’re gonna win,” said fan, Erica Smith. 

The pep rally hosted by Downtown Green Bay was fun for fans young and old. Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy and Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich made an appearance for their favorite team. 

Sounds of the Preble High School Pep Band and Drumline helped bring Packers pride to the community. 

The Mayor says that's what it's all about in Titletown. 

”Well it’s a community owned team so we are literally invested in the Green Bay Packers. We love coming out supporting them regardless of the weather and having a great time again at a pep rally,” said Mayor Eric Genrich. 

Murphy says he’s proud of the team and new coach Matt LaFleur for taking the Packers this far. 

”He’s exceeded my expectations, you know what he’ accomplished this year is nothing short of remarkable, you know both he and Brian Gutekunst work so well together and I think we’re really in good hands for the future,” said Mark Murphy, Packers President and CEO. 

”Coach LaFleur has been able to really connect with his players, he’s developed a really healthy culture,” adds Mayor Genrich. 

Downtown Green Bay employees were tested on their love for the Packers with a spirit contest. The company with the loudest employees to yell "Go Pack Go: won a Packers party, and wearing green and gold only bumped up their chances of winning. 

The community can't hide their excitement for Sunday's game. 

”We’re gonna bring it back home this year, bringing it back home," cheered fan, Collette Secor. 

"It’s fantastic. I mean it’s great to be in the playoffs it’s wonderful to be in the NFC championship game, we were down here last week having a great time, it’s a little bit colder this week but I don’t think anybody really cares right? Everybody’s just really excited," said Mayor Genrich. 

On Saturday, Jan. 18 Packers fans will be making an appearance in California for another pep rally near San Francisco. 

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