Green Bay Packers Fan Cured From Curse: How Aaron Rodgers Let Me Watch the Pack

January 22, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Yes, it's true. I was a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan up until the time that Brett Favre retired. It was nothing personal against Mr. Brett Favre. The story behind the story is simply this:  every time I watched the Packers play, during the Favre years, they lost. This wouldn't have seemed like a true story, but the theory was put to the test during the 1990s. 
In 1991, I was still living at home. My mom, Marlene, is a rabid Packers fan and raised me to be a Packers fan. From the preseason to the Super Bowl, everyone my mom knew would know not to call during the game. Talking to Mom during the game was like talking to a wall. She would respond in short, terse answers, punctuated by screams of either glee (RUN!) or disappointment (THE REF IS A BEARS FAN!).

This in itself was quite humorous, to see my five-foot tall, hundred pound mother screaming at a television set with big, burly football players on it. In 1991, as I was forced to watch the Packers, the team wen...

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