Yee Haw! Down on the farm with Jordy Nelson.
Jordy Nelson may be a new-comer to the Green Bay Packers (he was drafted in 2008), but to really know this wide receiver, we have to get to his roots: Kansas. Jordy Nelson is a farming boy, raised by his parents, Alan and Kim, on a farm outside Manhattan, Kansas. Jordy Nelson considers farming and country music to be his passions. I can hear a Garth Brooks montage playing as I imagine Jordy Nelson hauling hay bales and harvesting wheat and doing whatever else farmers do.
Jordy Nelson had a lifestyle adjustment to make, though, when he was picked by the Green Bay Packers and headed off to Lambeau Field. He now makes his home in Green Bay and his wife is the operator of a mentoring program at a Green Bay elementary school. Not exactly the right spot for fulfilling farming desires. But they seem happy there and I wish the couple well!
By the way, do wives have to buy their own Green Bay Packers tickets for home games? Is there a chance I might see Jordy's wife Emily at a few games this season? Or do they all get together in some private box to watch their husbands and boyfriends play? Let me know...