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Football and food

December 29, 2008 - Cindy Votruba
Despite a slow economy, it did seem there were quite a few people out shopping on the day after Christmas. I hit the Wal-Mart, mainly to pick up a bag of chips before I headed out to a friend’s house. As I was going in, I almost got ran over by a couple of carts filled with 50 percent off gift wrap and other items. I even indulged in some half-off candy (Hershey Kisses mint truffles, yum! and Sweet Tarts). The same held true when I stopped at the Target in Cambridge on the way home Saturday. People had flocked to the holiday merchandise. I bought a Tim Mahoney CD and a three-pack of mittens.

It took only 10 minutes for my family to open presents. Then we had to wait until 2 p.m. to eat. Luckily I had indulged in a Wendy’s junior bacon cheeseburger at 10:45 a.m. to tide me over. I love turkey, don’t get me wrong. I wish I could eat it more often. I just have to learn how to cook one!

I’m sure Kelsey got a litle flak for her Favre column she wrote for last Wednesday’s paper. I brought the column home to show my folks. Growing up only 8 miles from the Minnesota border, I had a few classmates who were Vikings fans; otherwise it was mainly Packer territory in Somerset. It’s no different in my family’s household. Every Sunday, my parents will have the Packers or the Vikings games on TV or tuned into the radio. If the Packers weren’t on TV, they were sure to be on the radio. And there’s always the yelling and hollering if the Packers got a touchdown, fumbled the ball or just plain lost the game. I show no loyalty toward either team, probably much to my parents’ dismay. I’ll catch a few minutes of a game once in a while as I like watching offensive drives, especially ones that lead to awesome touchdowns or spectacular (can you believe it?) plays.

This past Sunday, the folks watched the Vikings play the Giants (and cheered for the Giants of course) and listened to the Pack on the radio play the 0-15 Detroit Lions. I left for Marshall before the ending of each game. Boy, too bad for the Lions, eh?


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