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A Busy Super Bowl Sunday

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A Busy Super Bowl Sunday

I’m not a big “Super Bowl Sunday” guy.  I’m a real football fan–especially college football.  I love my University of Wisconsin Badgers!

But Pattie and I are also big Green Bay Packer Fans.  We appreciate what they stand for–the only professional team in American owned by the fans.

There is a small town feel associated with the Packers.  They are Wisconsin’s team.

I grew up living near Chicago.  I was a die hard Chicago Bear’s fan.   Dick Butkus.  Gale Sayers.  Walter Payton.  I even knew some of the players.

But after living in Wisconsin for 30 years, eventually I had to concede:  I had become a Green Bay Packer’s fan.  It may have taken 25 years, but the Packers were my team.

These feelings have intensified now that Pattie and I have moved to Florida.  The Badgers and Packers represent home.  They remind us of friends and family and cool, crisp autumn game days.

It is cool (for Florida) and drizzling today.  Pattie is staying home with our dog, Finnegan, as he continues to recuperate from last month’s surgery.

I am heading out to join a state park friends group tour a new property that the state of Florida recently acquired along the Crystal River north of Tampa.  It is a one-of-a-kind manatee sanctuary, never before open to the public.

So big game or not, I need to get up there and meet the group.  I will report back to you about what we find–along with more Super Bowl musings later.

I am also working on a story about the controversy about how extended use of Revlimid may cause secondary cancers–a story that just won’t go away.

For now I am headed to the boats to follow manatees to their new sanctuary!
Feel good and keep smiling!  Pat