A Glimpse of High School

Last Friday, we did the Friday Night Lights thing at the local high school, which, if you know us, might seem out-of-character for our family.

We were there for a specific reason, though…Moose had the opportunity to play with the high school marching band before the game!

I’m really excited that he got to see what it’s like to play with a group that big, and he seemed to enjoy the experience!

I guess if he ends up playing in the marching band next year, football might become a more regular part of my life…I’ll probably survive!

Football Friday

Moose’s school tried something new today–Football Friday. It appeared to be the idea of our new-ish principal, who must be a big football fan. They had all of the students get together in the afternoon, mixed them up so they were no longer organized by grade, and had a tailgate party–Moose said he had a hotdog and chips. Then they all played games, (I’m assuming somehow related to football), on the fields behind the school.

Of course, the idea was that the students all wear their St. Louis Rams apparel. That obviously wasn’t going to fly with us, and in the absence of any Packers clothes in his size, Moose wore a University of Michigan jersey. They put face paint on him at school, and he also got several strands of Mardi Gras beads, I’m assuming as prizes. The day was a big hit with him–I’m just hoping they do something equally fun in the spring, before baseball’s Opening Day!

Why Everyone Should Support the Packers

I think this is an excellent rationale for why everyone (outside of residents of Pennsylvania) should support the Green Bay Packers in the Superbowl:

I realize that people who live or have lived in Pittsburgh and in Pennsylvania generally will support the Steelers.

I urge everyone else to support the Packers.   Liberals should like them because they aren’t owned by some rich capitalist; rather, they are publicly owned.  Conservatives should like them because they represent small town America.  Let’s make this a campaign for national unity (except for Pittsburgh).

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Quote of the Day

Due to the score of the Packer game, I can’t stop thinking of this quote from the third season Thanksgiving episode of Friends:

42 to 21, like the turkey, Ross is done!

Looks like we’ll be saying the same about Atlanta soon!