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Local fans prepare for Packers playoff game



Some fans who couldn't make it to San Francisco, brought San Francisco to them by honoring the Packers with some restaurant tailgating at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Dozens of fans prepared to cheer on the green and gold the best way they know how, with some wings and giant flat screen TV's. While others, prepared their home for the ultimate Packers party.

But, before the appetizers hit the table, many fans say they had some work to do.

At 50-50 Factory Outlet in Schofield, the term "Packers Nation" has taken on a whole new meaning.

"There's a lot of people coming in and looking for supplies," Natasha Clark, 50-50 employee said. "It gets pretty busy, a lot of people buying balloons and a lot of plates and napkins to go with it, usually beads and face paint too."

In fact, store employees say that when the Packers are on, so is business.

"It is really fun, just people coming in and talking about it because it is so popular over here," Clark explained.

Over at Packerland Plus in Wausau, it's the same scene. Dozens of Packers fans rummaged the racks to find that last minute Packers outfit. Many suiting up to cheer the team on.

"It'S fun when they succeed and everyone can cheer along and then when they have the bad plays, it softens the blow a little when you're with other people," Packers fan Matt Klug said.

But for others, they're just happy to watch the game here at home. Cindy Guenther lives in Texas, but she proudly sports her green and gold.

"People will stop me in the grocery store and say hey I'm a Packer fan too, but it's hard to get a game down there," Guenther said.

So for this big game, there's no place else she'd rather be.

"All I hear is Texans, Texans, Texans," Guenther said. "So, it's nice being home because I finally hear Packer news and hear about the Packers players."

So now matter how your celebrate, whether it be at a Packers party, or stuck at work. Everyone has one thing in common. Come 7:00 on Saturday night, they'll all be backing the pack.

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