I admit openly that I am only a Green Bay Packers fan because my boyfriend and his dad are fans.
But then you learn that they are the only non-profit, community-owned team in ALL of professional sports and come from a small town like Green Bay, Wisconsin…I don’t know, I find it hard to not love them.
And football in general was never my cup of tea. I hate baseball, and I love college basketball. Now, I feel closer to the game because Bryan actually explains the action and teaches me about the rules, which are insanely complicated! Football is crazy technical.
Now, after seeing a live game, and feeling the fellowship of fandom, not to mention the insane referees and the controversy that followed Monday Night Football, Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks on September 24, I feel much closer to the sport. Cheers to crossing something off of my 30 by 30 list!
(This is what packing for 24 hours in Seattle looks like.)
We headed over to Seattle Monday morning and came back Tuesday morning, so it was a quick experience. Bryan and I drove to Coeur d’Alene Sunday night to stay at his parents’ house so we could all leave together the next morning.
Then it was family time until Seattle time!
The Pyramid Brewery was our first stop on the way to Century Link field. It was crowded from top to bottom with Packers and Seahawks fans intermingling all over. There were some seriously combative Seahawks fans sitting by us, but in general, there seemed to be pretty good blood between the two teams.
Once we found the field entrance, we joined in on tailgating excitement such as hot dog eating and woo-hooing with fellows in green and yellow, green and yellow, green and yellow.
Century Link is the loudest field in the NFL, so luckily Bryan’s mom brought ear plugs that I kept in the whole time!
Despite the food poisoning at the end of the night and the sickly drive home the next day, it was such a blast to spend time with his parents and see such a historic game – 1 down, 29 more to go!