Bay is unique among NFL cities in that it is a minor-league
town with a major-league franchise. Thus the Packers
enjoy a tremendous presence and support locally. The
fact that the Packers are the only publicly owned professional
sports franchise helps the team maintain a strong community
identity. The success of the team in the last decade
has exposed the passion and devotion of fans to a national
audience and has helped make the terms "Wisconsinite"
and "Packer fan" synonymous in popular culture.