Can we coexist with Dallas Cowboys fans who remind us of terrible games? (The Brawler actually has fond memories of watching Pack-Cowboy games of this era at a Washington DC sports bar. Fans of other teams would periodically hear Packer backers cheer and ask what happened. "Touchdown?" "No, Packers got a first down." That sometimes seemed like quite a victory against the hated Cowboys.)
But now for happier memories.
Seldom has a game seen a more startling turnabout than the one which transpired in the second half of the Packers' 45-17, Sunday victory over the Dallas Cowboys in Lambeau Field, awash with gold "Title Towels" and hunters' orange on a cold but sunny November afternoon which saw the wind chill at kickoff register a minus-4 degrees.
At the intermission, it was a 10-10 standoff and there was no hint of the Green Bay domination to come, especially after each team had possessed the football for exactly 15 minutes during the first half of play.
The Packers came out for the third quarter with a mission, however, and proceeded to take total control of the situation. Fashioning methodical drives of 69, 73, 61 and 88 yards, they scored on all four of their second half possessions in mounting a 38-17 lead with just under 2 minutes remaining in the game.
Who can forget Michael Irvin's post-game analysis?
``The last time I got beat like this was by my father," added receiver Michael Irvin, "(and) my father's been dead for quite a while.''
Oh, yes. The Cowboy fan also wrote a very very long piece about the coexist bumper sticker controversy (that the Brawler, as the Cowboy fan pointed out, failed to link to before) that still managed to miss the point on more than a few occasions. The Brawler would say more, but doesn't want to pile on before what will surely be a heartbreaker for the Cowboy fan.
Pack by 6.