I have returned from my parents home in the shadows of Lambeau Field. My excursion to the hallowed grounds is over. And, so is the 2008 football season for “Wisconsinites.”
It was a short drive up Interstate 43 from Milwaukee to Green Bay. I stayed at my parents house Saturday night (just a hop, skip and a jump from the legendary battlegrounds).
You get the point.
After about 4 hours of sleep into Sunday morning…I woke up not feeling so good.
There he stood. Such a stoic figure looking down upon me.
It was my moment of truth. I could either run and hide OR I could “man-up.”
I heard him say, “get yourself together, young man” (actually, he yelled it).
“If you will represent PackerBackers under my watch, you will act like a man!”
Staring into the eyes of our heroic leader, I decided it was time to put up or shut up.
After eating that, I felt as good as new! Like a gift from the heavens…thanks Mr. Lombardi.
Thank you Kroll’s Restaurant/Bar!
Now, it was gametime.
I’ll spare you the details. You probably heard what happened. If you didn’t, let me tell you.
That’s all you really need to know…poor Lions.
I’m just relieved the Packers didn’t choke under the pressure (the ghost of Lombardi works in mysterious ways, you know).
After the game, we headed back (you guessed it) to Kroll’s!
So worth it.
After my meal, I went to wish some of the players well into their offseason.
As an avid sports memorabilia collector, I was able to get a few items signed by some of the Packers star players.
Former Heisman Trophy Winner Charles Woodson was gracious enough to sign the Packers mini helmet pictured below.
CHARLES WOODSON 2008 Statistics:
7 Interceptions/2 Defensive Touchdowns/3 Sacks
2008 Pro Bowl Selection
Rising NFL star Greg Jennings also was kind enough to stop and sign a collectible helmet for me.
GREG JENNINGS 2008 Statistics:
80 Receptions/1292 Yards/9 Touchdowns
2008 Pro Bowl Selection (1st Alternate)
Thank you Mr. Woodson and Mr. Jennings for taking the time to add to our collection.
Helluva good time had by all!!
Now, forget snowballs…bring on the baseballs!!