Green Bay Packers: Big Chill

My husband and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary tailgating with friends this past Monday.  We arrived at 2 pm to an alive parking lot; a group to our right was already playing flip cup and Frisbee.

Forty degrees and windy, it was chilly, almost too chilly for the bubble machine.

With bubbles filling the parking lot we shared a champagne toast over anniversary cake made by Chef Ron and Carmen.

Denise brought fancy cheese that we baked on the grill aside beer soaked brats and cheeseburgers.

It was the first time since its inception during the 2010 tailgate season that we almost ran out of our ‘beer challenge’ beers.

We created the beer challenge as a way to get rid of random beer accumulated throughout the years. You know the ones.

Should you accept the challenge, I pick a beer, which may or may not be cold, and all you need to do is finish it.

After this past Monday, we have one beer challenge beer left, New Belgium Juicy Watermelon Lime Ale, which expired in September 2017.

Many first times on Monday night, first shotskis, first times at Lambeau, first baked cheese on the grill and a first for me playing a tailgate game called ‘big chili.’

All you need to know is that I think the group to the right made it up.

After chanting ‘big chili, big chili, whooooaaa, big chili’ into the air a relatively sizeable inflatable chili pepper is thrown.

The goal for all players is to keep it off the ground.

If you are the last person to touch it before hits, you are eliminated, and everyone points at you.

The chanting and pointing continue until one person remains victorious.

Big chili, you heard it here first. Only in Wisconsin.

I was sad that my light up beach ball made it only 5 minutes in the stadium after the national anthem but thrilled to witness another W live at Lambeau.

I had my Adams jersey on, and each time he had a catch or touchdown I took my coat off for high fives.

My coat was off a lot, but I never got cold.

On the other hand, I can’t be the only one who got chills over some of those 4th quarter completions, Kevin King’s interception and of course the game-winning field goal by Mason Crosby.

With the falling temps and bye week this week I am putting together my gift buying guide early.

You won’t want to miss it next Wednesday. It will most definitely include where to find the must-have stocking stuffer of the season, a big inflatable chili.

A 13x World Champion vibe always, did you know Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers have combined for 41 fourth quarter comebacks according to Pro Football Reference?

The Gunslinger ranks 10th overall among quarterbacks since 1960.

Icy veins indeed in Green Bay.