By the time you read this post, I am hopefully on my way to Dallas – God and Mother Nature willing. As such, it may be quiet around here for a few days. Perhaps one of the fine writers who grace this site with their work may have something they want to share with you (if they can overcome that nervousness and excitement we’re all feeling).
As for myself, while I will bring a computer with me, I don’t plan to spend my two days in Dallas in front of one.
I plan to revel in this experience, which could very well be a once-in-a-lifetime for me. I will surely be depositing more money in Jerry Jones’ wallet, as much as that thought displeases me. I want to meet as many of you great Packers fans as I can, including some superfans who will be there, like St. Vince, Steve “The Owner” Tate & a host of others. I want to share Packers stories with you and eagerly listen to yours. For those of you in Dallas, PLEASE be sure to make the Cheesehead TV Meetup at Sherlock’s in Lincoln Square Mall, Arlington, TX. Saturday at 8:00. Please stop by and say hello.
This has been a special two weeks for me here in NJ. I actually hear, on a daily basis, the Packers being talked about on the local TV stations. For someone who goes back to pre-internet days, when the only Packers news I could get was from an already one week behind Packer Report that was delivered to my house every Tuesday, my head pops up every time I hear “Packers” on the TV. It’s just surreal, when all you’re used to hearing is “Giants” and “Jets.”
Certainly, those of you living in Wisconsin can’t know what that feeling is like, nor can I really know what you’re feeling inside. But it doesn’t really matter, we’re all just Packers fans about to enjoy a lifetime experience, whether you’ll be watching in Dallas yourself, or on your usual couch.
Root hard for the Packers. And whether in victory or defeat, represent all Packers fans with dignity and class. Show the NFL exactly what is so special about us Packers fans and the true America’s Team, the Green Bay Packers. Go Pack!
Jersey Al Bracco is the founder and editor of AllGreenBayPackers.com, and the co-founder of Packers Talk Radio Network. He can be heard as one of the Co-Hosts on Cheesehead Radio and is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for Drafttek.com.