Thursday, May 2, 2013

Let me educate you ...

 Day Two - Everyday in May

Today's prompt was :Educate us on something you know a lot about or are good at. Take any approach you'd like (serious and educational or funny and sarcastic)


Well I could educate you on Art History, but I'm not going to lie, I doubt a majority of you want to read it.  I could be wrong though. 

So something else I could educate you on that I am good at?   I suppose I could educate you on football.

I have impressed many people on my ability to talk and hold a conversation about football.  

Whether it be players, even if they don't play for my team, positions, what offsides/false start is, what pass interference is, overtime rules, etc.  

Now I'm not saying I am the only girl can do this...I know I'm not.  I actually find is a bit annoying when people are shocked by how much I know.  It's just a bit sexist.

Since there is no way I could write a short post about the game of football, I will educate you on my team.

  The Green Bay Packers.

Green Bay is the third-oldest franchise in the NFL and have been playing since 1919. The Packers are the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team in the United States.  That means, there is no Jerry Jones.  Regular people actually own the team.

The Green Bay Packers have won 13 league championships, more than any other team in the NFL.

That includes 9 NFL championships (before there was a Super Bowl), the first two Super bowls ever played, and then the Super bowls of 1996 and 2010 seasons. 

Our biggest rivals are the Chicago Bears & Minnesota Vikings.    The rivalry between the Bears and Packers is one of the oldest in NFL history, going back to 1921.

I'm sure you have heard about the Lombardi trophy?  The one you get when you win the Super Bowl.   It is named after the legendary Packers coach Vince Lombardi.  He is one of the most famous coaches in the world and has provided many inspirational quotes.

We have also had some pretty great QB's.  Bart Starr, Brett Favre (who played for the Packers for 16 years - don't get me started on what happened afterwards).

And our current QB, Aaron Rodgers.   One of the best Quarterback in the NFL right now.

The Packers also have one of the one of the best stadiums.

There are also some famous fans - Justin Timberlake & Will Ferrell have been spotted at games and Lil Wayne raps about them.  

All in all it's a hometown team.   A team owned by their fans.  In my opinion the best team ever.

* I love all football so if the Packers aren't your team, I'm not criticizing you...unless you are a Vikings or Bears fan.  That's just not acceptable. *


Nichole said...

Ummmmmmm, how about your ability to play word games at a super high pace?!

Courtney B said...

I love that you know so much about this! But it's to be expected. When you love something or are passionate about it, of COURSE you're gonna be educated and be able to hold your own when it comes to that topic!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm love me some Aaron Rodgers! I pick him every year for my fantasy football team! :)

Packers are my 2nd fave! :)

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