AUSSIE FAN LEAVES DOWN UNDA’ FOR THE FROZEN TUNDRA: There’s a special mystique about the Green Bay Packers. How many other teams can claim a 25-year waiting list for season tickets? And what other pro franchise can drive a deranged fan to shoot the coach’s dog?
The Pack surely drew something out of Wayne Scullino, who somehow convinced his wife to pack up the family and head to northeast Wisconsin - from Australia.
The MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE reports on the obsession of one fan willing to quit his job, sell his house, and travel 10,000 miles just to park himself on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field.Scullino admits more than one person has called him crazy, but says he doesn’t regret making a decision “that flies in the face of all rational thinking but one that we should all do at least once in our lives.”
The Aussie adventurer has used proceeds from his house sale to purchase tickets for games this season. In the meantime, the Scullinos have depended on the kindness of strangers to make Wayne’s ridiculous dream a reality.
Fellow Packers fans have offered to sell their hard-to-get seats to Wayne. Meanwhile, other Green Bay residents have helped the family in many ways, such as getting an affordable apartment, and keeping their kitchen stocked. Wife Kelly is amazed by all the generosity, happily asking, “Who gives someone a car?“Wayne also has a website up, detailing his experiences of Packer Backing, and also his view of living in America.