We’re bringing it back home with one of Wisconsin’s own in this week’s edition of the Big Cheese. Bill Weir, host of ABC’s “Nightline” and former weekend anchor of “Good Morning America”, was born in Milwaukee and spent his summers on Silver Lake in Wautoma. Today, Weir lives with his family in New York, but remains a loyal Packer fan. He tries to watch games at a local Packers bar, but finds the atmosphere a far cry from the energy exuded by Wisconsinites on gameday.
On a recent trip to Green Bay, Weir took in a Packers game and said he plans on coming back to experience the one-of-a-kind atmosphere more often. "I've made a resolution to introduce my daughter (who is 8) to tailgating done right," he said. "I'm going to bring her here."
A frequent Tweeter (@BillWeirABC), Weir updated his followers throughout his game day experience. It started with a trip to church.
When he got into the game, Weir was a little thrown off by the Packers’ throwback uniforms, saying, “Cheering for your team in different throwback colors is like dating your wife in disguise. Or so I've read. (hint, hint)”
Weir’s final tweet of the day perfectly conveyed the feelings of so many Packer fans who take in a game at Lambeau Field. He wrote one word, “happiness”, and shared this picture:
We see your true colors, Mr. Weir…they’re green and gold. Congratulations, you are this week’s Big Cheese!