MILWAUKEE – This morning, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, in conjunction with Bobbles Galore, unveiled a special edition bobblehead featuring Green Bay Super Fan Eugene “Mean Gene” Greening. The long-time Green Bay Super Fan is the beloved “unofficial mascot” of Clubhouse Live, a popular weekly Packers-themed talk show.
The new limited-edition bobblehead of “Mean Gene,” is in stock and ready to ship. The bobbleheads can be purchased online from the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum and Bobbles Galore as well as at the Museum, which is located at 170 South 1st Street in Milwaukee. The bobbleheads are $30 each with an $8 flat-rate shipping charge per order.
Standing on a circular base bearing his name, the smiling “Mean Gene” bobblehead is decked out in green and gold from head to toe. He is wearing a green jersey while wearing a gold cap with GREEN BAY across the front and holding a gold rally towel.
A native of New London, Wisconsin, who currently resides in Menasha, “Mean Gene” became a Packers fan in 1958 while watching games “on a black and white television with distorted reception.” Brett Favre and Reggie White are his all-time favorite players for the way they revitalized the franchise and helped bring the Lombardi Trophy back to Green Bay with a victory in Super Bowl XXXI. As for how he acquired his nickname, “Mean Gene” told diehardpackerfan.com: “The name ‘Mean Gene’ is my stage name and I created it when I did the Coca-Cola Football Town USA Contest in 2003. I performed my own cheer and was in the Coke ad. The dancing came about and was part of doing The Coke Cheer, but when I realized how much it was liked, we did more!”
Co-hosted by Brett Christopherson and Ricardo Arguello, Clubhouse Live is USA Today Network’s live weekly Packers’ show held at The Fox Club inside Neuroscience Group Field – home of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers – in Grand Chute. During Clubhouse Live shows, “Mean Gene” pumps up the crowd with his energetic dance moves and unyielding enthusiasm for the Packers. The 79-year-old, who is a U.S. Army veteran and retired truck driver for Kimberly-Clark Corp., has been a season-ticket holder since 1990. He has become such a Clubhouse Live fixture that former Packers fullback John Kuhn once dressed as “Mean Gene” for a Halloween show when he was serving as the player host.
“We are excited to team up with Bobbles Galore for this one-of-a-kind bobblehead of Green Bay Super Fan Eugene ‘Mean Gene’ Greening,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said. “There are so many passionate Green Bay fans across the world, and it’s fun to be able to celebrate one of them with a bobblehead that we think fans will love!”
About the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum:
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, which is located at 170 S. 1st St. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, opened to the public on February 1st, 2019. The HOF and Museum also produces high quality, customized bobbleheads for retail sale as well as organizations, individuals, and teams across the country. Visit us online and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Bobbles Galore:
Bobbles Galore is one of the world’s largest bobblehead retailers. Over the last two decades it has featured every type of bobblehead: sports athletes, politicians, entertainers, mascots and much more. Bobblesgalore.com continues to be the premier site for bobblehead collectors throughout the world.