I waltzed into work this past Monday with a megawatt grin and a desire to obnoxiously spread, as far and wide as possible, the good news I’d just learned from the internet a few minutes prior.
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but the Green Bay Packers are going to the Superbowl.
This is big folks. There are marriages in Wisconsin currently being saved by this news. There are people who are getting out of bed again for the first time in years. Green and gold will become practically a uniform in my hometown for the next 2 weeks, schools are debating whether to cancel school in case of a victory parade, and the grocery stores are stocking up on brats, cheese, beer, chips and those tiny little packer flag toothpicks.
While we won’t be in Green Bay for the big game (but you can bet I’m out to find a Packers sports bar down in Charlottesville!) I’m looking forward to living and breathing in the palpable green and gold excitement while we are hanging out in “Geebs” next week.
And if you need me to pick up any paraphernalia for you while I’m there, just let me know in the comments. Remember, cheeseheads are not only great for showing your team spirit, they also make excellent head protection implements in case of a post-game car crash (a fact that is proven over and over by overly-enthusiastic tailgaters every year).
Dan, Alexis: it’s go time. Remember, it’s never too late to switch over to the green and gold side of life.