I have this great chocolate cake recipe that tastes amazing straight out of the oven. But let it sit overnight, it becomes heavenly. That is what this Packers game was. As the final seconds ticked away, I was giddy like a school girl. Unable to control my laughter, I honestly did worry that, like my mother always said, if I kept making a goofy smiley face, it would get stuck that way.
Eventually, though I composed myself, started a load of laundry and headed over to SB’s (boyfriend extraordinaire) parent’s house where the entire family – including out of state relatives – were gathered together. Surrounded by non-Packer lovers, I contained my childish joy and settled into the real life conversations of new jobs and potty training.
But as I laid down to sleep last night, my last words were not good night. “We killed Brett Favre.” Giggle. Giggle. “Yeah you did.”
But for some reason it feels even better today. Even though the world seems more willing to talk about the Mannings and their mistakes, or the utter chaos in Minnesota and Cincinnati, this Packers victory is aging like a fine wine. This joy is simply beyond words. We won. This is it. A war which it feels like we have been in for years is now complete. Does it even matter if Favre plays again? I don’t care! He can retire and unretired and play for any team he wants, because WE won. (And I’m going with the universal “we” here and everyone else should too!) It wasn’t just the game. It wasn’t just beating Brett. It was the imploding in the locker room, the downtrodden post game presser, and – the ultimate gift – the firing of Brad Childress. We were right. You (I’m not sure who “you” is) were wrong.
So as I walk through today in a haze of ecstasy, I am purely focused on the highlights of yesterday’s game.
- Nance did more than just go in motion.
- Tramon played straight sexy.
- Props to Rodgers for overcoming slow start and pulling the offense together.
- Hello defensive wall!
- We only yelled Kuuuuuuuhn on special teams.
- AJ Hawk made a tackle behind the line of scrimmage
- Favre on the Ground
So, my fellow Packer Backers, let us rejoice in this feeling of perfect bliss. We have exactly two days to relish in it. Then it’s on to the Falcons.