Monday, January 24, 2011

Superbowl bound......

I am not a sports nut! I'm pretty sure I don't have an athletic bone in my body, but you can't grow up in the state of Wisconsin and not learn a little about the Green Bay Packers. I grew up with two older brothers, a dad and grandparents that LOVED the Packers! I was taught there is no loyalty to any other team in the league. Now there were many years when my Viking's cousins got to wear all their cool Purple and White gear, and rub our noses in the fact that we were not a winning team anymore but then in 1996 Brett Favre and the Packers changed all that. We are a team that gets criticized for not spending a lot of money on free agents. We prefer to pick underdogs and build our team. And through thick or thin you will never meet more loyal fans than the Packers. We love our green and gold so you can imagine there was a lot of yelling, and jumping up and down when we knew for sure we were going to the Superbowl. I don't even care if we win the Superbowl I'm just glad we made it this far. My bestie took this picture so she's not in it but from left to right starting in the back: my husband Charles (no hair), Dirk (my bestie's husband) Kevin (Cheri's hubby). Bottom row left to right: My daughter Grace, my besties daughter Hannah (peeking out from under Grace), our son Sam, Me (drybottomgirl) and our friend Cheri. Dressed in our Packer gear(mine is very dated I'm wearing #92 Reggie White) and ready to yell our team on to victory. But it's funny how much more enjoyable these games are sober to me. As we were driving to their house I was remembering all the Packer parties we had gone to in the past. It was fun at first, but then I would drink a lot, be full, and tired and not really care by the end of the game. Now I'm yelling, and cheering and jumping around. Isn't that the truth of AA? It gets you going, it gets you involved, it gets you out of yourself. When the pity party gets to big to handle, my program teaches me to get busy working with someone else, or just doing something to help someone else. By giving of me I get so much more. So it's Monday, I'm at work, not hung over, and happy to call the Green Bay Packers my team.....Smiles :)


  1. ok, lets just agree now to be friends after the dust settles...and i wont wave my towel too much...smiles.

  2. I was a avid football fan until I left Miami, Florida in 1989..Go Dolphins!!! Moved to Colorado, but couldn't get too thrilled about the Broncos..So, just stopped watching football and stayed with my first love, tennis..Yea! Andy Roddick!! Anyway, I'm now back in Illinois after being gone since 1956. Well, you can imagine what went on around here yesterday. Not me so much, because I've drifted away from football, but I did watch and did hope the Bears would win. I did cruise by the Jets and Steelers (my sister lived right outside of Pittsburg for many years) so she was glued to the TV. I think a game between the Packers and the Steelers will be a very good game. I may watch the Super Bowl this year. I met "Bill" 22 years ago..

  3. I'm with y'all, sorry, BM. PRAYER: God, please keep our players safe...But No Matter What, HELP THE PACKERS TO WIN! (As if they need help--grin!)

    Hey, I know 'Bill' also--and a lot of others!
    PEACE, Peeps!