Before we get to the details, a few observations…
- I don’t know why people would choose to live here. Getting ready to go outside is a total pain in the ass. And it’s cold. Really, really cold.
- The people here are very friendly. Which I don’t get, considering the cold. Everytime the Packers scored a touchdown I got patted on the back. And my head. Well, actually my cheesehead. And high-fived. Even the waitresses are friendly. Not that I don’t like it. I do. It’s just a little surreal.
- I totally get bowling. The warmest I’ve been in the past 5 days was when we were bowling this afternoon.
Okay, so on to yesterday’s game, our whole reason for being here.
The hotel shuttle dropped us off a few blocks from the stadium, so we (along with a horde of people) walked towards the stadium.
Yes, it was cold. I had on long johns (top and bottom), jeans, a turtleneck, a turtleneck sweater, a vest, a jacket, socks, footwarmers (which didn’t do squat), boots, gloves, handwarmers, mittens, two scarves, earmuffs, a hat, and a cheesehead.
After a quick search by security and a short walk through the stadium (they were right…there aren’t any bad seats!), we were there:
And so was the rest of Green Bay.
Attendance was 70, 800+ fans. And I’d be willing to bet they are the nicest group of 70,800+ people to crowd into a stadium. In this case, crowding is good, because it helps to counter the wind chill. Right before the game started the sun came out. Woo-hoo! It didn’t do anything, but it boosted morale. An hour later it was gone and we saw honest to goodness snowflakes. They were quite pretty, you could even see the flake design. But at that point the camera batteries were dead. Which is okay, because it’s really difficutl to take pictures with your mittens on.
Anyways, back to the pre-game action. Here’s Hamburger looking all excited. Really, he’s excited. He’s just a little cold.
And here’s Favre (the Green Bay quarterback, for all you football neophytes). He’s #4.
It’s hard to keep track of it when you’re wearing a hat and a scarf underneath.
Really, that’s me underneath all those layers. Aren’t I fashionable?
Oh, and yes, the Packers won. Of course they won, they were playing the Raiders. Although maybe it was because I was wearing my lucky cheesehead.