Cheesehead Gears up for Post-Season Border Battle

By KBJR News 1

January 1, 2013 Updated Jan 1, 2013 at 11:59 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Superior native and Packer fan Mike Salus comes from a long family line of "Team Pack" shareholders and super fans.

"There's a few Vikings fans sprinkled in there, but we don't talk to them. But, it's in my blood—I bleed green and gold," said Salus, sporting his treasured Green Bay wide receiver Randall Cobb jersey.

Even though Sunday didn't go as planned for Salus, he said he could still at least take comfort in the fact that the Pack was able to keep Vikings running back Adrian Peterson from breaking the all–time rushing yards record.

"They stopped him from getting the record, which warmed my heart a little bit," said Salus, laughing.

But for Salus, the loss on Sunday means following through on a bet with a Vickings fan and shaving off his beard, which some football fans consider a good luck charm.

"I think that was the worst part of losing. We're still in the playoffs, but now I have to look like a fool and come to work with a ridiculous mustache," said Salus.

It's game–day rituals, superstitions, and the occasional swallowing of pride that many football super fans say comes with the territory, and while Salus says the key to a Green Bay victory doesn't lie within his beard, he says he'll be sure to be closely following his other rituals.

"I have to wear a jersey every game, and I have to say 'go, Pack, go!' at least 15 times, and I have to post it on Facebook, and on my Twitter feed," said Salus.

One thing is for certain: he won't be getting any sympathy from Chicago Bears fans anytime soon, whose playoff spot would've been secured had the Packers won on Sunday."

"[I have] no sympathy for the Packer fans. The Packers should've done what they set out to do, and that was destroy a terrible team," said dejected Chicago Bears fan Josh Lee.

Saturday's game will take place in Green Bay, at Lambeau field. You can catch that game at 7 PM, on NBC.