A Minneapolis, MN, radio station has deliberately played on the recent tensions of the football rivalry between the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers. On Saturday night, August 22, 2009, KDWB radio station hired an airplane to fly over Lambeau Field during the Packers-Buffalo Bills game.
The plane hauled a message behind it for Packers fans that said, “Hey Packers We Moved Your Cheese.” Have a look at a video of the event (there may be an ad in the vid that I was not able to remove):
Naturally the message was a reference to the recent hiring of Brett Favre as the Vikings’ number one quarterback. The reports are that the Packers fans at the game were none too pleased with the prank that was played at their expense.
Favre had been the Packers quarterback for about 17 seasons until he retired at the end of the 2007-08 season. He came out of retirement last year to play for the New York Jets, and now this year he again came out of retirement to play for the Vikings.
Perhaps a Green Bay radio station will now reciprocate raising the level of this friendly rivalry even further?