Friday, November 30, 2007
Sigh. Back to reality.
Every bar in Madison with satellite television was packed, and some had to turn people away. At the Blue Moon I was told at the door, "Sorry, we're at capacity." That was probably true at the Laurel Tavern, too, but I managed to squeeze in. We were there to find out how long a 38-year-old quarterback, holder of almost every record in the book, could hold back time. The answer proved to be 11 games, not 12, as the Packers lost their game plan, their composure, their iconic quarterback and the game, by a margin of 37-27. Now the road to the NFC championship, if there is one, will lead through Texas Stadium, not the Frozen Tundra in January. Sigh.