Sniff.....sniff. Now THIS puts me in the mood for the season! Forget Rudolph* gaining acceptance for his fellow reindeer! Forget Tiny Tim's Christmas blessing! Heck forget Frosty the Snowman coming to life with his top hat! Give me Yancy Thigpen totally Schrut-ing an easy touchdown catch to propel the Packers to a Central Division title all day er' day!
Anyhow with Christmas on the horizon and both the morning show and Strange Brew hitting a Christmas break I thought we'd get out on this note. Because you know what happened last week Sunday kids? The Packers won an NFC North title. And I realize that the significance of that might be lost on some younger Packer fans. Heck of the 11 years it's been the NFC North the Packers have won over half (6) of those titles. But 17 years ago, in a time before high def NFL football Sunday's, in a time before fantasy football, in a time when if you wanted to change to the 'other' game you more than likely had to get up and turn a dial to do it, in that time the Packers winning a division title was like Billy Madison nudie magazine day. Like I can remember going to Younkers that night and standing in line for the 1995 NFC Central Packers championship hat. Hadn't won a division crown since 1972 before this Festivus miracle! Now I understand we can't all go bonkers with division championship swag these days because you'd go broke. But there's one thing the Christmas season/Yancy Thigpen can teach us; it's to step back and appreciate the little things.
*So I was jumping channels the other day and noticed 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer' on ABC Family. So I figure why not flip in on and take in all the jump stop motion of my youth. When what do I see? A frieking CGI-ed Rudolph! In the words of Jackie Chiles it was outrageous, egregious, preposterous! Now I know technology makes everyone want to make things 'better' but some things are better left as they were. Rudolph is a prime example. Michael Jackson is another. Point being CGI Rudolph is turrible and I feel sorry for any kids who 'grew up' with that version. Now if you'll excuse me I need to tell kids to get off my lawn so I have enough time to drive 24mph to a 4pm dinner.