Friday, January 16, 2015

Greenbay's strategy weapon

WSJ Green Bay  Catan

Greenbay's strategy weapon

No. It’s not cheese. Greenbay Packers players bide their time with a tough game - Settlers of Catan. A group of them play whenever they can.

Wall Street Journal - subscription required.

(Sometimes the pay wall can be bypassed by a Google search: "Green Bay’s Board-Game Obsession”.)

They are very, very serious:

But [backup quarterback] Flynn said the players take it so seriously that when he stopped by to play for the first time after a win last month, he was shocked by what happened when he attempted to turn on some celebratory music.

“I was just trying to play some music—some Pearl Jam, and [Bakhtiari] wouldn’t let me. He wanted to hear the players talk and strategize. He was very serious,” Flynn said. “They take it to a different level.”

Graphic: Wall Street Journal

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