I’m happy to say that we’ve suffered through the lockout, the finger pointing and the posturing and bigtime pro football is back for most of us (sorry Peyton). Last night’s game between the Packers and Saints was a great start to the season and it even ended the right way, with a victory for the Pack, our family’s official home team.
I think the Packers will continue to win, and I’m predicting a Packers vs. Jets Superbowl, which will pit Don’s favorite team (the bratwurst bunch) versus my favorite team (the one with the GQ quarterback). In the end, my Jets will reign supreme and Don will be so disheartened by the loss that he’ll quit this blog in anger and shame.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves – there are lots of games to be played yet and lots of beers to be paired with the match ups.
This weekend I’m going to start the season with something light and crisp, watching Sunday night’s Jets-Cowboys game while enjoying a Prima Pils or perhaps a Dale’s Pale Ale. I’ll pair it with chips and guac, saving the stouts and the heavier treats for when the weather turns cold and the trees get naked. At least that’s the plan – I’ll probably wind up gripping a Yeti by the second quarter of Sunday’s game. Maybe I’ll even have a nip of the Knob Creek Single Barrel my wife picked up the other day. 😉
How about you? Any grand plans for celebrating the return of Earth’s greatest sport? As always, let us know below, and for you non-Jets-fans, I’m sorry your team’s not going to be Champions this year!