"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it...but I'm afraid God might ask me the same question."
-Anonymous

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Welcome Home Packers!

Aaron Rodgers
Coach McCarthy (and the Lombardi trophy)
Donald Driver - a crowd favorite

Can you believe that over 56,000 fans showed up at Lambeau Field today to welcome back the Packers and the Lombardi trophy? Keep in mind that the temperature was well below zero (minus ten degrees windchill). The players took time to thank their fans, show off the Lombardi trophy, and celebrate their victory. Notice the snow all over the field. The mayor presented a street sign to the head coach (McCarthy) and explained that a street would be named after him. The Governor of Wisconsin declared the entire month Packer Victory month (or something like that), and even our U.S. Senator (Herb Kohl) paid a visit from Washington to thank the Packers.
Crazy. We seriously do have the best fans in the NFL here- and did you know that the Green Bay Packers are owned by the fans? They are the only publicly owned team in the NFL. We are a shareholder (112,00 shareholders in all). It is pretty special to live in the smallest city in the U.S. to have an NFL team...I guess that is why the Packers are so special to the community.

The best part of the whole Super Bowl win is watching the excitement on my kids faces. They have now LIVED to see the Pack win a Super Bowl. Thank goodness...my son Drew has been waiting for this...here he is celebrating with some friends at Lambeau Field today (and he even thanked me for making him wear a hat and snow pants...he had complained that he "doesn't get cold" and "wouldn't need them...").


4 comments:

  1. Oh, Deena... this is just SO GREAT! So very special. I am so happy for you guys! And so cool that your son got to go to the field today! That must have been an amazing experience. He'll never forget this time in his life!!!

    And I gotta say, everything I heard in the pre-game about Aaron Rogers makes me think he is a really stand-up kind of guy. Awesome.

    I'm really happy for you!!! (you haven't de-friended me over my Steeler's comment on fb, have you? ;-)

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  2. I was wondering if you all got to go. Looks like a lot of fun! Enjoy the win.

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  3. I love this! I can't wait to do sports things with my little one!!

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  4. What fun!! I hope that you got a lot of necklace orders for Valentines. Let me know how long you are making them for..would love to post again closer to Easter as a basket/egg idea.

    I can't wait to give them to the girls..I know they will be thrilled since they are just starting to recognize their names.

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