ha! i didn't know there were message boards...
after the SB, i went on an internet fast. no internet, no emails (except for work). i couldn't bear to read anything about that game.
my google reader is still full with SB articles i have yet to read. but i thought i was finally coming to grips with the loss. then yesterday, as i was putzing through the mall, i passed one of those sports jersey stores. they had packers SB champ gear on display, and i literally had to turn around and walk the other way. it took a few seconds, but my wife (God bless her) knew why i had turned around, and didn't say anything.
in SBXXX, after levon had that huge sack of aikman in the 4th quarter, i was convinced that (even though we were behind) we were on our way to win the game.
in SB XLV, even on 4th down, i knew we were winning that game... i had seen that same thing happen so many times, even in the last GB-stillers game.
for a long time, there was no pain, just numb. i gotta admit, there wasn't the agony like new eric felt... just utter and complete disbelief. it's like working through a long math problem, knowing you are right with the formulas, but then the final answer comes out as 2=1, which just can't be right... just can't be.
this is the first thing i've written about the SB. i haven't even mentioned it in email or texts to friends. a few folks asked me how i was doing, but most of my friends know me well enough to not bother me.
gotta admit, writing about it doesn't make me feel better. yet.