Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Voyage To Lambeau Field


This past weekend I was lucky enough to be in attendance for Bert Frave...I mean Brett Favre's return to Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers.

If you are not a sports nut I'll sum it up: Future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre ended up leaving the Packers after a sixteen year career there under...shall we say...extenuating circumstances. Through a series of events, he eventually became the Minnesota Vikings QB. As a result, November 1, 2009 was the date for possibly the most hyped game in recent football history . I had always wanted to go to Lambeau for a Packer/Viking game and had bought my ticket before Brett was even a factor. Now the pieces were in place, the intensity level was off the charts, and I was going to be there!

One of my best buds, Randy, was my co-pilot on this voyage. We have been friends since we were little kids and enjoy being stupid together whenever possible. Since I knew how difficult it was going to be put this trip into words, we took the opportunity to be stupid one more time and create a video blog that would capture how electric the atmosphere truly was.

We interviewed several fans from both sides and everyone we talked to loved the idea of a video blog. Randy and I were pleasantly surprised how willing people were to participate in our buffoonery. I intended to put a longer version with more footage on here, but it was too large of a file and I couldn't upload it. Oh well. The chopped down version is still pretty damn good. We also made it on Fox 9 News, but didn't want to deal with any copyright issues, so I didn't post it on here. ;-( I channeled my inner pro wrestler and said the game was going to be insaaaaaaane!

Before this trip I wasn't completely convinced that we needed a new stadium in Minnesota, but after this weekend I have changed my mind. Outdoor football is awesome and I hope the people of Minnesota can figure out a way to make it happen.

From the stadium tour (which was awesome and a must if you are going to make the trip), to tailgating, to the actual game itself, it was a once in a lifetime experience. Lots of love to Randy for all the help and being a great friend and also to Dan and Liza and their crew for feeding us and showing us a good time...and then feeding us some more. ;-)

Here is the video blog of our trip. Enjoy it and look forward to the normal format next post. SKOL VIKINGS!




Peaceful and Gridiron Things,

Josh

4 comments:

  1. Holy Crap that was freakin awesome!!! You guys made me want to go to a game like NOW!! That was professional work! What program did you make it on?

    ps. you have a funny accent :)

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  2. I have to say probably one of best trips together. Thanks for doing all the work and only keeping half of my car dancing part in it. Somehow we always end up doing dumb stuff but it always makes us laugh. I think thats why we have been friends for so long and will continue to be. Until our next trip of fun and stupidity. Heres to you my friend. Lots of love.

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  3. Greetings from the awesome Packer fan sitting behind you. Thanks for the link to the blog. The video was awesome! It was a great game and awesome meeting you. Congrats to the Vikes once again. :) - Brittany

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  4. Brittany - Randy and I had a great time with you at the game. I hope you'll keep in touch.

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