Since 1997, our family has been Packer fans, so I am watching the Packers play the Bears for the NFC Championship.
In the winter of 1996/1997, I signed a contract to practice medicine in central Wisconsin. We knew from our visit up here that the community up here bleeds green and gold, so we became Packer fans. In January of 1997, PWM and I went to a Super Bowl party at a friend’s house and watched the Packers defeat the New England Patriots. Our friends were highly amused when we showed up with a “cheesehead”. Of course, we couldn’t find one in Kentucky to purchase, so we made one out of cardboard and yellow construction paper. It wasn’t too far into the game that the camera found someone with a foam cheesehead and we were vindicated!
One day at the dentist office, Fuzzy Thurston, a former Packer, was also in the office. He stopped and chatted with Wild Man and then gave Wild Man one of his football cards and signed it! What was funny was that we didn’t know who Fuzzy Thurston was at the time. The dentist’s staff, all locals, enlightened us.
It may be obscenely cold up here but we have our Packers!