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Brooke U, Wheaton, Ill.

This past semester, I’ve been studying abroad in Spain.  It’s not easy to find NFL games on TV in Spain, but I found a way.  I woke up in the wee hours of the morning to watch the Pack and root them on.  It’s definitely a unique experience watching the games alone in a foreign country and not being able to scream in delight or frustration because you’re afraid you’ll wake your neighbors.  I didn’t do the greatest job of staying quiet.  Just this past week, I found a way to watch “Double D” on Dancing with the Stars.  I was definitely impressed.  I have to root on my Packers in the opportunities that they pursue. 

This past Saturday, I celebrated my 21st birthday in Spain.  The only thing that I asked for was a stock share of the Green Bay Packers. I asked for this last December because I knew it would sell out quickly. My dad owns a share and I have always wanted to have my own.  Unfortunately, I did not receive a share of the Packers for my birthday, but I did have an amazing day.  To celebrate my birthday, I donned a Packers shirt with 21 on the back (to root on Charles Woodson and to represent the big birthday) and trekked up a cliff to arguably one of the most beautiful places in the world, the island of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe.  I rung the bell and made a wish, just as the Spaniards do.  In true American fashion, I finished off the day with a night on the town and some beers.