For those that don’t know, I’m borrowing that line from the Brian Laviolette Scholarship Foundation. (Check them out. Unbelievable cause)
As I write this, I’m literally flying from Milwaukee to Atlanta. The 1st leg of my journey is literally underway. Last night I could barely sleep. I fell asleep fairly easy, but after a short while I was tossing and turning. Thankfully 6:00am (when my lovely girlfriend woke up for work) came soon enough and I was able to get up and finish throwing everything together.
Shortly before 9:00am I picked up my buddy Chris and we made our way down to Milwaukee so I could catch my flight. Chris is my business partner’s son and a fellow diehard Packer fan and we spent the entire hour and forty-five minute drive talking Packers. Chris isn’t going to Dallas unfortunately, but he was willing to ride with me to MKE and then drive my car back to GEEBZ. Chris, if you read th1.is, thanks again. I owe you a couple of cold ones.
Last night it was finally starting to sink in that I’m going to Dallas. For the past 8 days it was a surreal feeling and it didn’t really feel possibly. Like I’ve said before, going to the Super Bowl was always on my “bucket list”. But the fact that I’ll be at Cowboys Stadium will definitely be a highly emotional even for me. If you know me at all, and my brother can attest, I take Packer football pretty damn serious. More than once I’ve been in the stands at Lambeau with tears in my eyes. Whether it be for the National Anthem & following flyover or when 70,000 were chanting “ONE MORE YEAR!!!” as Brett Favre walked off the field after the games against the Seahawaks (2005) or the Vikings (2006).
I’m very thankful for the opportunity to be able to attend Sunday’s game. If I sound redundant or like I’m bragging, I apologize. Never was that my intention. I really truly am grateful for such an unbelievable opportunity.
My only wish…that I could have my brother and dad sitting beside me on Sunday.
Go Pack Go!