September 19, 2005

Real women love football...

…the rest can stay in the kitchen*.

This last weekend I took my wife, Ktreva, to see the Packer/Browns game. Yes, my team lost which sucks, but that is life. For all of the naysayers out there, remember the Packers started last season with a 1-4 record and ended up with a 10-6 and the division. There are 14 games left so don’t get too worked up yet.

On the way up, we made excellent time. We were behind this Semi averaging 80 MPH; we drafted most of the way to Green Bay behind him. It was nice. However, we lost him around Fon Du Lac. When we got to Oshkosh, we were stuck in traffic. The city is on both sides of Lake Butte Des Morts; however, the only bridge that crosses it is the highway. We hit Oshkosh right around 5:15 when everyone that worked on the south side of the lake was trying to get to their homes on the north side. It was insane. We went 10 miles in 30 minutes.

We spent Saturday buying Packer items, including mud flaps for my truck, clothes and Packer Lingerie for the wife… Its football and sex… how can you go wrong? We also went through the Packer Hall of Fame and took a tour of Lambeau Field. The tour was great because we were able to go out the tunnel the Packers run out of every home game. We were able to walk along the edge of the field itself, however we were specifically told to stay off the grass. I was a bad man. After weighing the possible penalties, I decided I had to take the risk. The only people around me where my wife and the tour guide and he seemed to be pre-occupied with the other members of our group; so, I reached down and touched the grass. He caught me and I just gave him a guilty look and was ready to be thrown out of the stadium. He just laughed and shook his head. Apparently some fan does it every tour group. To me I wasn’t sure if I would ever have the chance to be down there again. Being a life long Packer fan I had to do it!

My wife was great; she understood my little idiosyncrasies and played along with them. She also was excited at the whole Packer Experience. Being able to revel in the history and legends of one of the founding teams of the NFL AND the only team that has its original name. All of the others have either changed names and/or cities.

There were Cleveland Brown’s fans there of course. Even they seemed to enjoy the city and the stadium. The only complaint I heard from the Brown’s fans was; “Packer fans are way too nice.” That just goes to show you that Packer fans are the greatest and classiest fans on the face of the earth.

I ended up wearing jeans and a Jersey to the game. Five minutes before kickoff I was regretting not wearing shorts, it was hot! Well it was hot to me, I’m used to winter games. It was nice that we weren’t all cramped together. When you go to winter games, the seating is very cramped due to all the cold weather gear everyone wears.

On Sunday, during half time, the Packer’s retired Reggie White’s number 92. It was a nice ceremony. I’ll admit I got a little misty-eyed, especially when they unveiled his name and number on the ring of Fame at Lambeau. His was only the fifth number to be retired in Packer history. The others are Don Hutson’s 14, Tony Canadeo’s 3, Bart Starr’s 15 and Ray Nitschke’s 66. You may not be a Packer fan, but you can’t deny that Reggie was a class act and one of the greatest defensive players ever to play the game. It’s a shame that he was taken at such a young age from this world.

I pressed my luck again with speeding, and succeeded, I didn’t get a ticket. We were able to get out of the Stadium at the end of the game and back home by 9:30. I made sure to note the times because I’ve had people tell me that it isn’t possible to go to a 3:15 game in Lambeau and make it back to Rockford before 10 PM. Of course I averaged 10 MPH over, but aren’t speed limits more of a suggestion anyway?

* as seen on a T-shirt in Green Bay, WI

Posted by Contagion in Football at September 19, 2005 12:56 PM | TrackBack

WHAT? I can't hear you Contagion I am tooo busy in the kitchen...

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at September 19, 2005 01:20 PM

It reminds me of when my hubby took me to my first Hockey game of Panthers vs Flyers.

Posted by: VW Bug at September 19, 2005 04:38 PM

I would've tried to touch the tundra as can you not...

Posted by: spurs at September 19, 2005 06:24 PM

*goes back to kitchen where she is not welcomed as well*

Posted by: Sissy at September 19, 2005 06:27 PM

You DID keep a couple blades, right?

Posted by: Harvey at September 19, 2005 06:39 PM

Very Very Cool. I'm so glad y'all had such a great time.

I can totally relate. I just wish they could have won since you were there. That would have made it perfect.

Oh, and I can cook AND watch football! I'm just blessed that way. ;-)

Posted by: Tammi at September 19, 2005 07:04 PM

Packer lingerie? It's that cheese bra, isn't it?

Yeah, I'll join the womin folk in the kitchen...

Posted by: Bou at September 19, 2005 09:20 PM

Harvey, I tried, but alas I couldn't desecrate that sacred field by plucking blades of grass from it.

Bou, no that is a novelty. I'd post pictures, but I don't want people oogling my wife in her sexy things.

Tammi: Prove it!

Posted by: Contagion at September 20, 2005 07:59 AM

I don't cook even when it isn't football season. Bring on the microwave dinners!

(There's something just wrong with my husband having to ask me for an update on the game because he was busy in the kitchen and missed the big play. So we got a TV for the kitchen.)

Posted by: Jenna at September 20, 2005 11:30 AM