The Green Bay Packers Trump Reading for a Day

Barbara Vey -- January 24th, 2011
Green Bay Packer Championship Jersey

Green Bay Packer Championship Jersey

There are times (not often) that I must deviate from my love of all things books.  Yesterday, my beloved Green Bay Packers clinched the National Football Conference title in a nail-biter game against their archenemy Chicago Bears.


After cheering myself hoarse the first half, da Bears managed to close the gap in the second half.  By the two minute warning I had my blanket over my head and just listened.  I couldn’t watch because I’m always convinced that if I watch it’s my fault that they do something stupid (like fumble or get a penalty).  Not rational, but watching sports rarely is.


I did have my computer on my lap during the game, alternating between Twitter and Facebook, while receiving texts on my iPhone (there’s an amazing number of authors who love the sport).  It was like watching the game with a group of fanatic fans, but I didn’t have the messy clean up afterward.  I even found myself sweating, although the temperature here is about 9 degrees.  I’m exhausted, but in a good way.


Tomorrow morning I’ll hit the mall and buy my grandkids the Green Bay Packer Championship shirts and send them to St. Louis so they can wear them on Super Bowl Sunday.


Looks like the Pittsburgh Steelers will be the opponents and I can go through this pleasant agony all over again on February 6th when the Packers face them for the Super Bowl title.  I’m already planning the food menu, which is a big part of being a true fan.


Bottom Line: Now packing away my Cheesehead for two weeks and will pound out a bunch of books so I can then take a day off of reading to cheer on my very favorite NFL team.  Go Pack!!

110 thoughts on “The Green Bay Packers Trump Reading for a Day

  1. B.E. Sanderson

    =oD Go Pack! Although, I also like the Steelers. This will be the first Super Bowl in a long long time where I don’t have anyone to root against.

    Have fun with your Super Bowl food. I get email sales flyers from a place in Racine called O&H bakery and their most recent one had green and gold treats to honor the Packers. I can’t get stuff like that in CO.

  2. Dianna Love

    I figured we’d see a Packer celebration out here. :) Great game between the Packers and Bears. Condolences to Chicago & NY Jets – our Falcons are out, too, so we know how you feel: There’s always next year. Congratulations to all the Packer and Steeler fans. I can’t wait for the Super Bowl. It’s going to be wild.

    I’ve been a football fan as far back as I can remember. We had battle for the college national championship this year, too. My thanks to all the awesome players who have given us so much to enjoy this year.

  3. Shari Anton

    I had the kids and grandkids here for the game. We were all well fed, worn out and ecstatically happy at the end. I’ll go out a bit later this morning to score a hat for the dh and a shirt for me. Go Pack!!

  4. Jody

    Was stuck in a car coming back from Denver and I tried to get on NFL site to watch but site was so busy I couldn’t get in. Thanks to fb I was able to get the score but I felt the same way I didn’t want to check because I was afraid to jinxs them. The dh won’t let decorate car as we drive thru Iowa and Illinois today as drive home. Thnakfully we recorded the game.

  5. Blurbette Heidi

    So sad my Bears didn’t do so well yesterday as we hoped. But celebrating with friends and food over ANY football game is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

    Plus being able to see the husband on the sidelines for the chain crew at a Championship game, makes up for any result of any game! :)

    Better get the recipes going for two weeks Barbara!! I bet you will make a mean spread! :)

  6. Ann

    A Packers fan since the ’60s, I’m thrilled to see them back in the Superbowl! As we parted for work, my husband said, “Love you.” I winked and replied, “For the next two weeks anyway.” (He’s a Steelers fan.)

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