Friday, January 28, 2011
After it was known that the Green Bay Packers were in fact heading to Dallas, I received multiple text messages and phone calls from friends proclaiming that they would be joining them. Five days later, all of said friends have backed out from those plans. The only guy that I really know that is going to Dallas is my old friend Gregg Wavrunek, and you can follow his journey there by checking out @news8gregg.
Granted, his trip to Dallas will be aided by his employer, WKBT-TV out of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Back when Gregg and I were co-workers, his was the only house in town that had the NFL Network at the time, and I fondly remember watching the Packers lose to the Dallas Cowboys at his place. I say fondly, because that was when we first realized what we might have in Aaron Rodgers, as he came in for a sad and grumpy Brett Favre. It was the only time in my Packers fandom that I've been that happy after a loss. I also fondly remember the wings that Gregg made that night, and I can say that they are sorely missed.
So have fun in Big D Gregg, and I'll trust that you'll deliver the folks of Western Wisconsin nothing but the finest in Packers journalism.