You can help an Antelope Valley native achieve a football fan’s dream! Lancaster native, and U.S. Coast Guard member since 1997, Eric Breuer is a huge Cheesehead. No, I’m not ridiculing him. In fact, this is a title that all fans of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers wear with pride. Some fans follow a team and can recite some stats and records, but a true fan lets his colors show anywhere and all the time. Breuer, who is a father of three, has been a huge Packers fan since his days at Antelope Valley High School.
The Packers are the first professional football team to have a Hall of Fame, and they added to it by establishing a Packers Fan Hall of Fame in 1998. This year, Breuer is a top 10 finalist in the voting, which began on January 28 and will end February 22, 2013. We here at The Antelope Valley Times encourage you to vote this Lancaster native into the Packers Fan Hall of Fame!
What’s in it for you? Your online vote puts you into a drawing to win a trip to see the Packers at an away game next season! Should Breuer be the selected for the Fan Hall of Fame as their 15th inductee, he will receive four club seats to a 2013 Packers home game, a $500 Packer Pro Shop gift certificate and a road trip for two to a 2013 Packers away game, including game tickets, air fare and hotel accommodations, plus a one year subscription to Packers Plus, the official Packers Fan-zine.
More on Eric Breuer’s fandom
Here is what Eric’s wife, Becky, submitted to the Green Bay Packers fan page:
From the very beginning Eric has been a Green Bay Packers fan even though he grew up in Southern California’s Mojave Desert. He found something special in the Packers and has held true to his team.
When Eric joined the Coast Guard in 1997 and began to move around the country, his heart always remained with the Packers win or lose. While stationed overseas in Kuwait for a year, Eric tried his best to watch every Packer game even if it meant watching during the middle of the night while wearing headphones so not to wake the other guys in his tent. He even had a Packers flag flying proudly on his boat during the Operation Iraqi Freedom War.
Eric continued his support of “his team” while at the Coast Guard Station, bringing boxes of Packers stuff to decorate the lounge during game days while he was on duty. Over the years even non Packer fans found themselves rooting for the Packers just to see “Breuer’s team” win.
Through the years his “Man Cave” has also grown from a single car garage, to a basement, and now the main living and dining room in the home. Center stage features the family treasure of a custom framed Greg Jennings autographed jersey including the photo that was taken of Jennings and his daughter as it was signed. His collection ranges from autographed helmets, footballs, cleats, and pictures, to bobble heads, cheese heads, custom Packers artwork, and more. Staying true to the holiday season, the man cave receives a transformation for Christmas to include a green and yellow Christmas tree, garland, and stockings. Holiday greeting cards are often accompanied with a family photo of everybody wearing their favorite Packer jersey.
In 2008, Eric found himself stationed in Kenosha, WI. At first, what seemed far from his normal lifestyle of warm beaches, quickly became a dream come true and would soon rub off on his family as well. Living only two hours from Lambeau Field proved to be one of the greatest times in the Breuer’s life. The family made the trip to Green Bay many times. So much that the girls at the Pro Shop, Curly’s Pub, and Ice Cream shop began to recognize the family. During their time in Wisconsin the family packed the car for the weekend to attend Training Camp, Family Night, Halloween Haunted Concourse, and Festival of Lights. Taking full advantage of his four year tour, Eric attended as many practices and games as he could. Dragging his kids to the bone chilling Return to Titletown Ceremony, Mike McCarthy Show, and autograph signings all over Southern Wisconsin became the norm. As new owners of the Green Bay Packers, Eric teaches his kids how to tailgate and express their Packer spirit.
Eric deserves to be recognized by the Packers Hall of Fame not only for his everlasting support of the Packers over the years, but also because it has been a dream of his and I would do anything for him.
Vote Lancaster native Eric Breuer into the Packers Fan Hall of Fame now, by clicking on the link below. Select “Nominee: Eric Breuer” from the list and then click “Vote” at the bottom of the page to submit your vote.