. . .for their wild, snowy playoff victory over Seattle. (P.S.: All Packers fans are very grateful to the New York Giants.)
HT: Pastor Esget
Now I’m all verklept!!! Thank’s a lot, Dr. Veith!
The delight in success when none was expected is headifying! Most of the “serious” Packers fans in Wisconsin were more than ready to run GM Ted Thompson out of the state at the beginning of the year, as a result of the perception that he wasn’t heading the team in the right direction. They are now close to being a position to shut down the very Randy Moss he let get away.
So, you were raised in Oklahoma and you are now on the Eastern Seaboard building up Christian Higher Education. But, Wisconsin has gotten into your blood, Doc.
Yeah, it has, Kerner. I taught at Mequon for nearly two decades. I resisted Packer mania as long as I could, but then I was swept away.
We look forward to another ice bowl this weekend. The Cowboys will never forget the previous historical one. Peyton’s little brother is still going.
I volunteer to be this blog’s local correspondent for Packers coverage. I live seven miles from Lambeau Field, and my son’s school is just a couple of blocks from the stadium. This morning, my boys and I went to see the large football-themed snow sculptures that were built outside the stadium last week (see http://www.packers.com/news/releases/2008/01/10/1/).
If anyone makes the pilgrimage to Lambeau and wants to hang out with a local, I’d be happy to meet you for dinner at Curly’s Pub (in the stadium) or Brett Favre’s Steakhouse (on Brett Favre Pass, just off of Holmgren Way).
A good season for the Packers makes winter in Wisconsin more bearable. I could use a few more weeks of bearable.
Cindy! You are hereby the official correspondent of the Cranach blog. Maybe that will get you into the press box! I’ll blog on it, and you can report.
They shouldn’t be grateful, they should be worried to face the toughest team Tony Romo’s had to face!
Here’s a local news update from Green Bay, as the city prepares for the big game. The current forecast puts the gametime temperature at 1 degree, with wind chills up to 15 below.
Over six inches of snow has fallen on Green Bay in the last two days. As the Lambeau Field parking lot is plowed, dump trucks haul the snow out of town so that parking and tailgating spaces aren’t lost to huge snow piles. Hundreds of Packer fans showed up Thursday evening to wait their turn to help shovel the bleachers inside the stadium. It was a brisk evening, with the wind chill below zero and the wind-blown snow feeling like bits of ice hitting the face. The volunteers earn $8 an hour. For video coverage from the local news, see http://www.wbay.com/Global/story.asp?S=7736061.
A few Wisconsin folks found something useful to do with the snow. I wonder whether this hobby is a celebration of winter or an act of defiance. When life gives you snow, make snow sculptures. See photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22933148@N07.
Team Spirit on Display
Along Oneida Street, the main drag running past Lambeau Field, hundreds of tree trunks are wrapped with green, gold, and white plastic ribbons. Every tree on both sides of the street is decorated, from Lombardi Avenue to Mason Street, a mile north. Whoever did this had to climb over several feet of snow to get at the trees in the narrow strip between the street and the sidewalk.
People at the local FOX television station heard that Eli Manning likes to watch Seinfeld, so the station will not be broadcasting that show on Saturday night.