Packers playoff bye means fewer bar-goers this weekend
Packers fans at Major Goolsby's. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MILWAUKEE - Four NFL wild card games will go down this weekend, but the Packers will be relaxing at home.
That may be a good thing for the team, but not-so-hot news for local bars and taverns that depend on the football bump in business.
"Obviously, not every Packers fan is a hard-core football fan," explained Wisconsin Tavern League head Pete Madland on Newsradio 620 WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Morning News."
"You might get people that might not be out to see the Cincinnati-Houston game that would have been in the taverns for the Packers (vs.) Cincinnati, for instance."
He says for 99 percent of their members, the Packers play a huge role in helping business.
Madland told us that after years in the business, the Packers phenomenon still amazes him.