Packers Fan Says Cheesehead Saved His Life

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Many Green Bay Packers fans will be wearing their favorite Packers gear this week in honor of the team's Sunday Super Bowl victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
   
However, what some cheeseheads may not know is that the one Green Bay fan staple - the cheesehead - is also a lifesaver.  According to Frank Emmert, the pretend chunk of cheese spared his life 16 years ago.
    
In 1995, Emmert was flying his plane home after attending a Packers game in Cleveland.
    
During the flight, his plane lost power and crashed 900-feet to the ground.  As the plane made its descent, Emmert grabbed his cheesehead to help shield himself during impact.

"As soon as we lost power and we dipped our nose," Emmert told Newsline 9 back in November of 1995. "We knew we were going in. I grabbed it on my face and covered up."
   
Shortly after the accident, the company that makes the cheesehead contacted Emmert.  Since that time, he's been traveling around the country telling other Green Bay fans about the head gear that saved his life.

"When we travel down to Tampa Bay we call it Lambeau Field South," Emmert told North Central Wisconsin's WAOW television station. "And we go out to our friends in Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium. We had a riot with all of them."
    
Today, he says his motto is "Everything's better with a little cheese on top."

 

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