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What a game!! There aren’t enough superlatives to toss out to describe today’s NFC championship game that pitted the Green Bay Packers vs. the Seattle Seahawks.  Usually when the First Lady and I watch the game with our kids (the Association and the Merger) our viewing is pretty limited.  However today we were able to watch the exciting end to this classic because of them.  (Bless their little sport loving hearts)

With the Seahawks down decidedly in this game the First Lady and I went on to prepare our Sunday night feast (for you foodies out there we dined on pork chops stuffed with goat cheese and spinach – delish is the review on this meal).  With us parentals out of the way the boys decided to change from the NFC championship game to a more suitable program for their age and peer group. That program was Special Agent OSO.  When dinner was ready and the Seahawks down 19-7 we went about our business and turned off the television.

As dinner went on we discussed the weekends events and yada yada yada before desert was summoned upon the Merger said “Hey Dad who is winning the game?”.  It was at this point we turned on the radio in the kitchen to hear the score.  19-14 Packers with 2 minutes to go.  The Association and the Merger both look at me and say “Desert downstairs?  Let’s watch the game!!”  What a great call by the youngsters (second best call of the day apparently coming in slightly behind the fake punt that Jon Ryan threw for a score).

The whole family was glued to the television as we watched Marshawn Lynch rumble to a go ahead touchdown.  Both the boys were slapping high fives (while getting in nibbles of cake and the last licks on a lollipop).  The boys became Seahawks right there.  They were undaunted by the Packers game tying field goal (although they firmly believe that Mason Crosby is related to their hero Sidney) and never lost hope.  The screams and victory dances as Russell Wilson connected with Jermaine Kearse were probably YouTube worthy.  What a complete joy to see them so invested to the last 2 minutes and OT.

A great Sunday all around but I have to thanks my kids for letting me in on this game.  Thanks boys!

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Could Green Bay Packers lineback A.J. Hawk be gearing up for a sequel of Happy Gilmore? Instead of being a hockey playing golf pro, perhaps Hawk will be the football verison?.  You see recently at the American Century Championship Celebrity Pro Am a fan asked Hawk to tackle him (probably another strike against the availability of alcoholic bevvies on the course).  Hawk acquiesced to the fan’s request.

 

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