I really enjoyed the game last night in Green Bay. It is impossible on TV to communicate the energy and decibel level of that crowd, particularly in the first half before Dallas opened up a large lead. But even with victory pretty much out of reach with 5 minutes to play, virtually no one left (our Arizona fans would already have been out of the parking lot by then).
The game featured a 72,000 person crowd in a town of 100,000. In a world where traditional groups are increasingly fragmented, the entire town is united in their dedication to the team. The Packers are ubiquitous in town, so much so I can't even think of any good major-city analogy. The best analogy I can come up with is that the game was more like a
high school football game in west Texas than a typical NFL game. Even the cheerleaders look like a high-school cheer squad with girls in jumpers and guys with megaphones, in a world where the other 30+ teams all have pinup girls with breast enhancement.