Green Bay Packers - duh. No explanation necessary. But just in case, here are some reminders of why we're the best team in the NFL.
- We have 13 world championships. I don't want to hear the haters out there who have more Super Bowls. Because let's be real, we're not far behind and I'd rather cheer for a team like the Packers, than a team that half the country hates.
- Some of the most famous / influential men in football have played for or coached in Green Bay. Not even worth naming them. You know who they are.
- Even players who are no longer with us do classy things like this. I have this hanging above my desk as a reminder not only of how great Packer Nation is, but of how we should treat people every single day. They don't have to be famous to deserve respect like this.
- And then there are articles like this one. I can't find the original link but every time I read it, miss home (more than) a little bit.
|Thank you, Mom, for sending this to me via email one day last fall so I didn't need to wade through countless photos of this beautiful man before posting.|
|I tried really hard to find a picture of Ryan Grant's booty since that's by far his best asset but I failed. Sorry ladies!|
Cheese Curds - (Who knew they had their own Wikipedia page?)
My coworkers are afraid to try them but they're missing out. Don't just settle with the fried ones, which are good in their own way, but be adventurous and try the real deal. They squeak between your teeth, taste even better at room temperature than cold, and have just enough saltiness to them to go great with an ice cold beer. The perfect Wisconsin snack. My mouth is watering thinking about them.
Leinie's Summer Shandy - By far, the best beer on the planet for days when it's 85 degrees and sunny and you're out on the lake. Don't even argue with me because you'd be wrong.
I don't think I've ever met someone who tried it and didn't like it. Non-beery enough for non-beer drinkers, light enough for those who don't like dark beer, but flavorful enough for serious beer drinkers. I want some. Mostly because it's 80 degrees and sunny in Kentucky this week.
Johnsonville Brats - Yes, I can get these (and the beer for that matter) in Kentucky. But there's nothing like sitting on my parents deck, eating a hard roll with two brats and a boatload of ketchup.
|Two brats, one bun. That's just how we do it...|
No one grills a brat quite as good as my dad (hi Dad!) and no one makes a hard roll quite like Sheboygan. Just sayin'.
(Last but of course not least) These People -
That's my family. A very old picture of us (look at my hair!) but it's one of my favorites. Three of the five of us don't even live in Wisconsin but they're what makes it home, of course.