I have to say upfront that I’m a New England Patriots fan. Both the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers have denied the Patriots a Super Bowl in the recent past, so I don’t really care who loses. I don’t think I’ve seen a Packers game all year and probably couldn’t name even one Green Bay starter.
When I was a kid, I had a Pittsburg Steelers sweatshirt. I was a fan of the mighty steel curtain. I remember Mean Joe Green, and LC Greenwood. And Jack Ham and Jack Lambert – Mel Blount too. And who could forget those potent offenses with Bradshaw, Franco Harris and Lynn Swan. The Packers weren’t very good in the 70’s when I was growing up and I can’t remember many of their players – John Brockington is the only name that comes to mind.
My only real connection to either team apart from childhood memories, is a friend from college who lives in Pittsburgh and is a Steelers fan. For this reason, I’ll probably root for Pittsburgh. Oh, and I just remembered that my daughter visited the city last year on an art museum tour. I wonder if Andy Warhol was a Steelers fan?
On the Packers side, my sister lives in Chicago and occasionally travels to Wisconsin. She is fond of cheese. Cheese Fondu. And I am fond of Cheez Doodles, Cheetos, Natcho Cheese Doritos and cheese dip made with velveeta, cumin, chili powder and rotel.
Prediction: Steelers over the Packers by a touchdown, 28-21.