Patterico's Pontifications

2/9/2006

Another Greg Packer Sighting

Filed under: Morons — Patterico @ 6:58 am



A quarter million fans showed up for the Super Bowl victory parade in Pittsburgh. Five of them were quoted in this article, including . . . the ubiquitous Greg Packer:

Greg Packer, 42, a lifelong Steelers fan from Huntington, N.Y., wanted to see it in person after failing to bag a ticket to the Super Bowl.

“I couldn’t get into the game, so I decided to make a detour to Pittsburgh to root for the team here at the rally,” said Packer, who staked out a front-row spot near the stage at 5 a.m. “There was no way I was not going to be up close for this. It’s fantastic.”

Previous Packer sightings here.

6 Responses to “Another Greg Packer Sighting”

  1. He’s a Steelers fan? I thought Greg Packer was a Green Bay Packers fan.

    Justice Frankfurter (2dcd84)

  2. What do St. Louis Cardinal managers do in the offseason?

    By David Conti and Tony LaRussa

    They moonlight as sports reporters.

    Brandon (2be5c4)

  3. I think Packer never even goes to these things. He’s on reporters’ rolodexes. They call him from their fav bar, get the quote, email it in without ever having to leave their favorite booth.

    clarice (c49871)

  4. The Man, The Myth, The Legend

    As Patterico notes, at least when it comes to the newspaper world, it’s Greg Packer’s world, we’re just living in it. (Via Mickey Kaus.)…

    Ed Driscoll.com (47121e)

  5. MSM’s beat you to it: http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000576165

    [That link is in one of my previous posts on Packer. — Patterico]

    Trail (1cad2a)

  6. “I think Packer never even goes to these things. He’s on reporters’ rolodexes. They call him from their fav bar, get the quote, email it in without ever having to leave their favorite booth.”

    The null hypothesis should be: there is no Greg Packer. It’s a name reporters use to cover made up quotes for stories that need one.

    Robert Schwartz (b04206)


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