Part 1 of this two-part article can be found here.
Dallas Texas Super Bowl Baby! The day was finally here. The cellphone alarm woke my cousin Pete and I up around 8:30AM. We each took a quick shower, changed into our game day attire, and headed downstairs for the free breakfast at the hotel.
Once again, there were plenty of Steeler Jerseys to be seen, with just a spattering of Green and gold mixed in. We joined a couple of fellow Packer fans about our age, introduced ourselves and talked Packers while we ate breakfast. These two fans were originally from Wisconsin, but had both re-located after getting married (to Alabama and North Carolina, I believe).
They talked about some of their early memories in Green Bay and were eager to hear our stories about how we became and stayed Packers fans while living in New Jersey. We had planned to get out earlier and make it over to the NFL Experience, but ended up talking with these guys for almost an hour.
One of the guys was convinced my cousin would make the perfect Vince Lombardi, in a fedora and topcoat and kept coming back to that during the conversation. They randomly threw a little Packers history trivia at us, probably figuring what do a couple of guys from Jersey know, but of course, we handled it all without a problem.