Monday, February 7, 2011
Faith, Hope, Football, and Fishing
Hola Amigos -
Well the Green and Gold have done it - The Packers are Super Bowl Champs! A nice winter diversion for those of us waiting out the snow and ice anxious for the March 1 early season. I have waxed philosophic on these pages in the past about the intersection of faith, fishing, and rooting for the local team. I'm a bigger baseball fan than football fan - the former requiring infinitely more faith and patience - but the local franchise has provide great joy this winter. Teams are up and teams are down but as I have said before - rooting for a team is like putting some action on a big streamer in a deep hole - sometimes great things can happen.
I guess that is why I stick with my teams through thick or thin; because I need all the hope I can get. I need to believe in the things I can't see - like that lunker deep in that hole. Soon the snow will melt and I will take my hope, my faith, and my patience from my living room out to the stream bank with my rod in hand in the hope that great things can happen. They always do.
Watch your back cast,