Green Bay Packers: How Fans Should Be Celebrating Without Lockout Fear

J FCorrespondent IMarch 19, 2011

ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 06:  Green Bay Packers fans celebrate after winning Super Bowl XLV 31-25 against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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The lockout casts a shadow of despair over NFL fans who fear there may be no season in 2011. But does anybody really believe both sides will let that will happen?

There is hope, cheeseheads. Stay optimistic. Deep down inside, everyone knows that the Green Bay Packers will be defending their 13th title come September.

The Packers are packed with potential for another playoff run in 2011, but don't even think about next year yet, or tremble over the possibility of no next year.

Your beloved team just won its fourth Super Bowl, Lombardi is back in Titletown and your franchise QB is best in the league.

Cheeseheads, it's time to celebrate.

Go buy a Super Bowl jersey. I suggest a Rodgers, Woodson, Jennings, Matthews or Driver replica, but if you're daring snag a Nelson, Starks, Collins or Williams version.

Personally, I picked up a golden Driver jersey as a tribute to his 13 amazing years with the team and his first ring. There are great deals on eBay.

While you won't be able to see the Super Bowl XLV trophy because it's still in the engraving process, take a trip to the Packers Hall of Fame in the Lambeau Atrium and feast your eyes on the three trophies that are already there.

If you're into hip-hop and rap, it's a must to download Lil Wayne's track "Green and Yellow," and listen to it until you can recite it perfectly to the local Bears fans and the somber Steelers supporters.

Also, if for some ungodly reason you don't own a cheesehead, overnight shipping will have one at your door tomorrow morning.

The Pack's Super Bowl victory is going to cost you some money, but you should have no regrets about emptying your wallet for such a valiant cause.

You're going to need at least three articles of clothing with "Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Champions" stamped across the front. There is even a T-shirt with a Super Bowl ring plastered on the side.

The Green Bay Packers are at the top of the NFL. They sent the Bears home with Jay Cutler licking his wounds, and Brett Favre's stain on the franchise has faded with his final retirement.

Things are too bright and beautiful in Titletown for the lockout cloud to cover the sun. And even if there is no football this year, the Green Bay Packers will hold the title of Super Bowl champions in its absence.

The worst-case scenario is that you'll have a little extra time to grow your hair out like Clay Matthews and to get a "Rodgers championship belt" tattooed across your torso.