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Super Bowl-winning Packers lineman gets his own sandwich challenge

Gilbert Brown. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Super Bowl-winning Packers lineman gets his own sandwich challenge

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Mar 5, 2014

Some Super Bowl champions' eyes bug out when they see their Super Bowl ring.

For 1996 Packers Super Bowl-winning lineman Gilbert Brown, it just takes a five pound sandwich from a renowned deli like Jake's to make him look in awe and wonder.

The restaurant is offering the "GraveDigger Challenge."

Jake's says that the sandwich's total size includes three pounds of corned beef, a half-pound of cheese, a half-pound each of peppers and onions, mustard, mayo and a cored-out loaf of rye bread.

If you eat the sandwich in 39 minutes, you get the sandwich free, your picture on the wall next to Brown's at the North Avenue restaurant, a t-shirt, sunglasses, a coupon for a free sandwich and an autograph of the Packers defensive tackle.

The sandwich costs $29.93 with half of it going to the Gilbert Brown Foundation.

You can get it from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the North Av. location.  You can also split the sandwich to share with friends, but the prizes don't come if you wolf it down in 39 minutes as a team.

Jay Sorgi

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A lifelong sports fanatic whose grandfather appeared on a weekly show in the early years of 620WTMJ, Jay was well-groomed for a career with Journal Broadcast Group and WTMJ.