Watching the Green Bay Packers battle the Atlanta Falcons last night had me cringing all evening long.

It was a rematch of the NFC title game the Packers lost so dramatically ending their playoff hopes last season.

A classic quarterback match up between Aaron Rogers and Matt Ryan.

I cringed as Atlanta took an early lead and then commanded the ball through much of the second quarter.

I also cringed knowing that staying up late for the entire game would put me at risk of oversleeping the next morning. 4:00 a.m. was going to come very early for this morning show co-host.

But the thing that made me cringe the most was watching the NBC TV coverage on Sunday night football of the beautiful new Atlanta stadium. With the space-age roof opening and closing like a camera lens shutter. The huge video screens. Everything looks so cool.

And then I saw the concession prices on food and beverages, kept at affordably low costs. The TV commentators were practically drooling over the the menu. So was I.

I was also green with envy.

As halftime approached with my team trailing by double digits, I sadly and reluctantly went to bed.

9:00 p.m. couldn't come soon enough.

I said my prayers before I fell asleep hoping the Packers could pull it off.


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