It's really a lot of fun when your city's (or, in our case, state's) sports team does well. This weekend the cards continued to fall our way—not only are the Packers going to the NFC Championship Game, but the game will be held in Green Bay, for only the third time ever. Brett Favre has been the Green Bay quarterback for as long as I've been in the Midwest, longer than my teenage son has been alive—there are teams in the NFL who have required the services of as many a twenty quarterbacks during the time that Brett has been starting for Green Bay every week, season after season. This season has rather improbably been one of his best, with records falling like dominoes nearly every week—most points by a quarterback, most victories by a quarterback, most touchdowns. Yesterday they set a few franchise records—most points in a playoff game and most yards by a running back (not bad for a team that started the year with no running game).
So what did Brett talk about? The snow. Believe it or not, it was the first time he's ever played a game in Wisconsin in a snowstorm. "Yeah, that was awesome." he said afterwards. "I've been hoping for that for seventeen years. I watched the weather all day. I'm like, 'just give us one of those big snow games'...I wanted to play where you couldn't see the field and the snow plow comes out, and it just kept getting worse and worse. It's amazing, I've played a long time up here and that's the first time it snowed like that."