LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- About 25 members of the Rockies' traveling party didn't arrive at their hotel rooms for the Winter Meetings until 3 a.m. ET Monday, but had an experience to remember Sunday.
Rockies owner and CEO Dick Monfort, a longtime Green Bay Packers fan and Green Bay restaurant owner, took the group, which included manager Walt Weiss and senior vice president of Major League operations Bill Geivett, to the Packers' 22-21 victory over the Atlanta Falcons at frigid Lambeau Field. The group then ran into a weather delay in Chicago, which accounted for the late arrival in the Orlando area.
Weiss said he became one with Packers fans by wearing a Cheesehead hat. He sat in a suite, but acknowledged that what little time he spent outdoors was not comfortable.
"It's a different cold -- their 5 [degrees] isn't Denver's 5," Weiss said. "It was a good game, too. They were down 21-10 at the half and won 22-21. It was my first time seeing Lambeau. It was good to experience."
Geivett said, "I haven't seen a lot of football games. It was different. Even people who live there said it was cold. But that's a bucket list item."