Packers Fans Celebrate Opening Win

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WEST ALLIS - It is tradition for Willie Falk to hoist the colors before the first regular season game. He raised a green and gold Green Bay Packers flag in his West Allis backyard Sunday.

"Now the season has begun," Falk said as his team's banner reached the top of the poll.

At Willie and Wendy's home, back to football means back to the basement. It could be easily be mistaken for a corner tavern; complete with a full length bar, stocked fridge and a crowd of family and friends.

"First game of the season is the start of a great three months of the year," Willie told TODAY'S TMJ4 reporter Tom Murray. "I'd have to say the greatest."

For the Falk's three grown daughters, Packer Sundays are a family ritual.

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"It's great that we can all get together and we love all being here," said Kristen Riddell, who now attends with her husband and son.

There are a few rules. You're supposed to wear green and gold, definitely not purple. Willie always sits in the stool closest to the fridge. Guests who want a seat need to arrive well before kickoff.

When there is a touchdown, the assembled crowd joins Willie in singing along with Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World".