Tuesday, February 8, 2011

It's Official - I'm Retiring.

Do Not Disturb
Hi Pals,

Winning the Super Bowl is hard work.   I'm exhausted.  

The Green Bay Packers don't need my help now cuz I already helped dem win their 4th Vince Lombardi Trophy.  

It was a tough game, but I helped the boys all I could.  

The Coach is proud of me for my new play - The Tripping Play.   Dis guy would have scored had I not tripped him.

Den I helped Aaron by clearing the way for him to score dat last touchdown.

He was so happy with me - look how he showed me off to the crowd.

Yup - dis football stuff is a very dangerous game.   But I guess it was worth it in the end cuz we got our 4th trophy.   Now, where are they going to display all of them?

Maybe in the Atrium - or Hall Of Fame?

Now there is even talk on our TV dat the Team will go to the White House and meet the President.  Oh my Cat!   I might even get to go and meet The First Dog - Bo.

Hope he won't chase me.
 Yes, being on the Green Bay Packer football team is really exciting, but I think it's time I retire cuz I need a nap - a very long nap. 

Oh, M wanted to tell you just a few background things about our team dat makes dem different from all other teams.  (M - keep it short please so my readers don't get bored.)

M here:  Thank you Mario - I promise I';ll try to keep it short.

1.   Green Bay is the smallest city to have a major league football team in the US.
2.   Green Bay's population, including touching suburbs and City of DePere, which touches Green Bay was 174,624 July 2009 Census.  Green Bay was 101.512 of that 174,624 in 2009.  We are not very large.
3.   The team is the only community-owned franchise in American professional sports with more than 100,000 shareholders.
4.   The shares do not increase in value nor pay dividends, and can only be sold back to the team.

A friend, who formerly lived in Wisconsin and now lives in Florida, sent me the link to this U-Tube video.   It's nicely done by Rachel Maddow of MSNBC and gives a brief run down on our city and the Packers.  

You don't need to be a football fan to enjoy it.

I hope the video shows up - I don't insert these very often.

Just like you are proud of your football or soccer team, we are very proud of our local Green Bay Packers.

Thank you Mario for letting me share a little blog space.

Mario will be back with the next post when he finally wakes up!


Oskar said...

We're proud of your city and your Packers.

Rest up Mario

Nubbin wiggles,

Brian said...

Oh Mario, you scared me, I thought your were retiring from blogging!

Bunny Jean Cook said...

yay Mario - dey cudn't haf done it wifout u! xoxo

AngelSmokey, Butterfly, Peekaboo! said...

Oh Mario I'm so happy yoo were so instrumental in helping your team win. However, Im so relieved cuz I thots you were retiring from Twitter! Was despondents to even thinks about it. So, glad I will keep seeing yoo and CONCATULATIONS GREEN BAY PACKERS!

Herbie said...

Haha! I love the pictures. Absolutely hysterical. We're not a football watching family, but we can't wait to tell all our friends that we know the cat who helped the Packers win the Superbowl. :)

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

Mario, what a player you are! I'm impressed!

Marg said...

Mario you sure were the winning factor in that game. What a good job you did. And thanks for the facts about the city and the team M. The pictures were hysterical. Great job. Take care.

M Dawson said...

Love this Mario!!

Dash Kitten

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

I haven't had a chance to congratulate you and your Packers yet so CONCATULATIONS!! (even if I wanted Pittsburgh to win!!!)
You are sooooo happy and that is all that matters!

OMC you had me laughing with the White House photos and the photo of you being raised into the air!!!
Soooooo cute!!
I have to look at the video later or tomorrow....thanks for sending, I promise I will look!
Love ya!

The Island Cats said...

Congrats to your Packers, Mario!! Are you having a parade?? We hope you'll wake up in time to be in it!!

Anonymous said...

Rest up! Job well done now take a much desrved nap and see you when you get up! xoxoxox!

Tamago said...

You did a wonderful job, Mario! They could not win without you.

HH and The Boys said...

Mario.... you do a super job. How exciting for you. Congrats, pal. I'm very proud to know you.

pawhugs, Max

KarenMcG said...

Yep, it takes a special cat like you to get the team in shape. You done good, Mario. "The Boys" and I are glad you're getting a bit of well-deserved rest now.

Brian said...

Hey, thanks for the Baby tweeing my friend!

Unknown said...

Wow!!! You're amazing, Mario!!!
We read your story from Cat Chat and would like to say HELLO to you!

Admiral Hestorb said...

I missed this Mario...I guess I was too busy getting ready for the pawty! I LOVE those pictures of you in the game. You were magnificent!!! What a man cat!

Mom gives me my meds via the gel pen. That doesn't scare me. What was so bad was me quitting eating and drinking so I had to go for big time meds. :-)

ThePainterPack said...

Woofs to woo! I hope woo will be furiends wif a couple Siberians, a Lab, a Border Collie, a mut (that would be CoCo) and a kitty named Sophie! I thinks woo is pretty cool, for a cat!

Mya Boo Boo

The Crew said...

Thanks for helping The Pack win, Mario. I guess I wasn't watching closely enough, since I didn't realize you played such an important role in the game!


Unknown said...

MOL! in so many ways, ! I. was yelling for you to watch out, 2. I was ROFM cause dat was just too too funny and 3. For helping them win! ~^..^~