Clean Room on the Line for Falcons-Packers

A house divided by NFL fans of Green Bay and Atlanta will at least get a clean bedroom from the outcome.

The NFL game between the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons has created at least one divided house in metro Atlanta.

I have lived in Atlanta for more than half of my life (we won’t go into how many years that is).

I am an Atlanta Falcons fan, with one exception:

When the Dirty Birds play the Green Bay Packers — like they do this Sunday night — I see only green-and-gold. Yep, I’m a Cheesehead.

That’s not a big deal, with one exception:

My 14-year-old son is partial to the red-and-black of the Falcons.  He’s a big fan, with more Falcons gear than most of his friends. Yep, I failed miserably as a football father.

You can probably guess that the house will hear a little bit of trash-talking this weekend.

Of how Matt Ryan, Tony Gonzalez and Julio Jones will dominate the Packers defense. Or, better, how Aaron Rodgers cannot be stopped in the Georgia Dome, like in last year’s playoff game.

My son predicts the Falcons will win 28-21.

I predict the Packers will win 35-14.

We’re both pretty adamant about those predictions, enough to put a much-needed chore on the line.

If the Pack wins, my son cleans his room to my satisfaction.

If the Falcons win, I clean his room to his satisfaction.

I like my chances.

Who do you think will win the big game? Take the poll below and let me know.

Sharon Swanepoel October 08, 2011 at 02:50 PM
OK, football fanatics - who thinks Scott's son is in for a clean room - courtesy of his disappointed Dad!!!


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