Like many of you who are reading this, I had to go out and shovel snow before the Packers game on Sunday night.
Notice how I said shovel. Not blow or push with a skid loader. Shovel.
I refuse to get a snow blower. I’m 31 years old. I’m more than capable of operating a shovel. I see way too many men under the age of 35 using snow blowers and skid loaders for snow removal these days. Further evidence of the downfall of society, I say.
A shovel is reliable. You don’t need to worry about it not starting after a blizzard.
A shovel is low maintenance. You don’t have to worry about filling it with gas, changing its oil or taking it in for a tune-up.
A shovel is inexpensive. You can pick up a good snow shovel for a couple bucks at just about any store.
A shovel is a great teaching tool. If you have kids, making them shovel snow builds character.
A shovel can be used as a weapon if someone attacks you, or if a Bears fan starts talking trash.
The Packers are a team of shovels right now. We all want them to be the latest fancy model of snow blower, but they’re not. And that’s just fine.