So I’m sitting on my plane right now, high above somewhere (I think Arkansas) and posting this – which is pretty much the coolest thing ever.
As the Dallas lights started to fade, I was overcome with a very real feeling of sadness – which is a strange feeling when your team has just won the Super Bowl. But for all Dallas’s massive fails, this week has been like a dream. One that in someways I wish could become a reality for me. And one that I wish I would have been better prepared for. I loved meeting fans, random players (and Bob Harlan!!) and putting faces to the names and people that I have only known through twitter or blogging. I loved the excitement in the air, being surrounded by people who were absorbed with a pure love for a football team, and I loved freezing my butt off sitting outside with 100+ fans watching the Packers win the Super Bowl.
For a very real moment of my flight, I was saddened by the thought of my “normal” life, the off-season, the complete & utter lack of Packers fans where I live. In my real world there are no daily Packers/sports events to go to, no new Packers fans to meet, no player appearances. And that is depressing. But without my day job, without living in a town with a less than mediocre football team, and without the complete love and support of my friends, family, co-workers and most of all “SB” none of this joy would have felt as great. So thanks to everyone who helped me get to Dallas, who helped me in Dallas and who put up with my FNL posts. It’s been amazing.
So I wiped my tears, ordered my in-flight beverage and filled my head with images of Rodgers, Woodson and Driver with the Lombardi trophy, and the sadness faded. (or maybe I just got tired and started feeling sleepy, who knows??)
My complete wrap of the week and end of season will happen sometime after I land, and after I’ve have a chance to gather my thoughts.
Hope everyone had a great Super Bowl and end of the season. Indy next year?
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