Yesterday was a tough day. Not only was the temperature at 1 degree, the Packers' performance was dismal at best, Todd had caught Tommy's achy vomit bug, and I had the worst cramps of my life (my first period in almost two years decided to show up yesterday-TMI, I know, but oh well) beat out only by child birth.
Still we were determined to have a good time. We were lucky enough to find prime seats in a little restaurant in the atrium at the stadium and watched the Patriots/Chargers game before the Packers game started. It was warm and cozy, and everyone was in a good mood. That was probably the best we felt for the rest of the day.
I won't bore with all the sad details of the game. Either you watched it and saw how flat the Packers played, or you didn't, and you lucked out. But I will tell you that I am still very proud of my Packers for making it this far. They had a bad game yesterday, and that is all there is to it. We were outplayed by the Giants who obviously wanted it more. The Giants fans were respectful and friendly, and I will definitely be rooting for them when they take on the Patriots and that annoying Tom Brady in the Superbowl. Go Giants!
Without further ado, I give you the nominations for the Best Packer Fan of the Year!
The first nominee is Kathryn. Anyone who endures a 1 degree temperature with horrible cramps and hot flashes deserves a slight nod. She sweat through the majority of the game until late in the third quarter when she realized she couldn't feel her toes. Add to that the fact that later that night when she got home she threw up because the crampy pain was so bad and you can see she is a devoted fan.
The second nominee is Todd. Even though he was holding back his vomit, his back felt achy and broken, and he had the chills on top of the plummeting temps, he managed to smile and cheer for his team. Well, except for in this pic.
The third nominee is Florida Girl. She and her boyfriend made the long trip all the way from Florida to see their beloved team. However, she was so cold she could barely look up from her scarf most of the time. No one even saw her face except for when she was able to squeak out, "Everyone tells you how cold it is. They tried to warn us. But nothing can prepare you for this. This is crazy."
The fourth and final nominee is Packer Elvis. He has been at every Packer game since, I don't know, Elvis? Just walking through the parking lot he was swamped by Packer fans (including our first nominee) who wanted a pic with him. He was gracious enough to take photos and then had his bodyguards turn people away.
So my dear readers, who shall it be? Who wins the coveted award? Go to the poll on the side of my blog and cast your vote.
The nominations are in participation with Monday Missions, sponsored by Painted Maypole.