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Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Hype: Just Enjoy it While You Can

Enjoy all the Packers' talk while it lasts. Soon all we'll be hearing about is an NFL lockout.

Normally I tune out all the Super Bowl hype about three days before the actual game, but this week I wish life had a pause button so Super Bowl week could last as long as I wanted it to. The Green Bay Packers are in the Super Bowl and I am soaking up every single interview, feature story and TV segment about my favorite team.

I’ve noticed a few Tweets already expressing fatigue from all the Super Bowl hoopla, and it’s only Tuesday. C’mon people! Enjoy this! Do you really want to go back to the real world so quickly? The real world means sports coverage that consists of midseason NBA trade talk and debating who will be the Yankees setup man. I don’t know about all of you, but I’d much rather hear about the Packers in the Super Bowl for 24 hours each day.

I was 14 the last time the Packers were in the Super Bowl. Obviously, I remember everything about the game, but I don’t remember much about the buildup. I wasn’t able to process or comprehend just how amazing having your favorite team in the Super Bowl is because I was only 14 (and the Internet, Twitter and 300 ESPN channels weren’t readily accessible yet).

Now I have Twitter running in the background at work and the NFL Network to complement a smorgasboard of ESPN networks. Every time I look at my computer screen I’m seeing Tweets about the Packers and the Super Bowl. When I get home at night I turn on the TV and watch people talking to or about Packers players — in HD, on a big screen — while I eat dinner. Before bed I wind down by reading an endless amount of features, op-eds and blog posts about the Packers in the Super Bowl. I enjoy all of it.

To be fair, it’s been a crazy week at work. When I get home, I haven’t had much energy to do anything else besides catch up on the Packers. Today we even had diversity training at the office. Diversity training during Packers Super Bowl week is torture. It’s what Hell must be like. Perhaps if I wasn’t so busy during the day, I wouldn’t feel the need to immerse myself in Packers coverage when I get home. But I doubt it.

Look, I get just as sick of sports stories getting beaten to death as the next person. It’s annoying. But the Packers don’t take over the sports world for an entire week very often. I plan to enjoy it while it lasts.

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Adam Czech is a freelance reporter and a Packers fan living in the Twin Cities. Follow Adam on Twitter. Read more of Adam's writing on the Packers here.

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  2. Chris says:

    I was just a babe of 38 the last time GB played in “the big game” and, apparently, I was too immature to enjoy the hype and build up. Perhaps I thought there would be a lot more of these over the following years. Now I am wiser (and, sadly, older) and realize how truly special this is, so I am with Adam and drinking this all in. I am allowing myself to float the in excess and overkill because now I know: It doesn’t matter how bright the future might appear for one’s team, the reality is that this sort of thing just doesn’t happen that often. Enjoy it, Packers fans. It might not come again for a while.

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    • Adam Czech says:

      Exactly. I’m hearing a lot of dynasty talk about this team already. I hope that happens, but you can never count on something like that.

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  4. Bearmeat says:

    I disagree. This hype sucks. Let’s just play the game and win it for cripes sake!

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  5. Tarynfor12 Taryn says:

    I agree,it’s like watching a never ending rerun of a terrible show.Especially the crap the one did with DD and the fur garb.
    Does anyone scan the questions from this losers.
    two weeks is ridiculous,one day and leave them only and get the fans a question period.

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  7. i cant get enough either.i was 36 in 1996 and this one feels greater then the last one.was not expecting this….THIS IS AWESOME

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  8. SWEET TUNADO….GO PAAAACK GO

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  9. jim says:

    sure would be nice if the packers came out and publicly supported the public employees.they are fellow union brothers and sisters.thanks

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