The Green Bay Packers have not been to the Super Bowl since 2010. Last year, the Packers made it all the way to the NFC Championship before losing to the Atlanta Falcons and falling short of the championship opportunity. On Monday, Packers president Mark Murphy spoke to about 7,000 fans attending the shareholders meeting at Lambeau Field. During the meeting, Murphy turned his attention to this season's Super Bowl Lii in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mark Murphy's statement

While talking to the fans, Mark Murphy said that it will be a lot of fun for them to just drive across the state when the Green Bay Packers are playing in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.

It was an obvious attempt to get fans excited and it worked. This is what these fan events are all about. However, there are always reporters who want to take statements like this and make them into big stories.

When asked in a press conference after the Green Bay Packers shareholders meeting about his statement, Murphy backtracked somewhat and said that it was not a "guarantee" but it would be really nice if the Packers could play in Super Bowl LII close to home, especially for the fans. Mark also said that he has heard that the Vikings' new stadium is spectacular and that Minnesota is a nice city.

Much like the Dallas Cowboys, the Green Bay Packers have fans all over the country and they were out in full force when the Packers played the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV. That game took place at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

Odds of Packers' Super Bowl trip

So, while Mark Murphy would love to see Green Bay Packers hometown fans get a short trip to watch their team play at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, they are the second ranked team according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

According to odds, the Packers are 10-1 odds to win the Super Bowl this season.

The Dallas Cowboys have better odds, at 8-1, and the New England Patriots have the best odds at 3-1. For non-betters, this means that Packers fans can bet $10 to win $1,000, while Cowboys fans can bet $10 to win $80 and Patriots fans can only win $30 on a $10 bet. The hometown Minnesota Vikings

The hometown Minnesota Vikings have 30-1 odds (bet $10 to win $300).

The worst odds in the NFL are the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers, who are both at 300-1, meaning a person could bet $10 to win $3,000.

While the Green Bay Packers know they will never host a Super Bowl thanks to the weather conditions in the winter, the team will hear back from the NFL soon about hosting the NFL Draft starting in 2019.

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