dear mathew kowald

Mathew,

First of all, only one person is allowed to spell it that way

But, seriously, taping a Packers jersey to your seven-year-old? It's this type of garbage - along with the goofy dancing and the Brett Favre the Red-Nosed Reindeer' song - that's making me root for Eli Manning this weekend.

Eli Manning.

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You've left me no choice with your actions, Matthew. 

Upset that his 7-year-old son wouldn't wear a Green Bay Packers jersey during the team's playoff victory Saturday, a man restrained the boy for an hour with tape and taped the jersey onto him.

Mathew Kowald was cited for disorderly conduct in connection with the incident with his son at their home in Pardeeville, Lt. Wayne Smith of the Columbia County Sheriff's Department said. ....

The boy refused to wear the jersey Saturday, when the Packers beat the Seattle Seahawks in a playoff game, Smith said. Smith said the incident sounded strange when reported at first, but the mother took pictures with her cell phone and that type of evidence is difficult to dispute.

Kowald, contacted later Wednesday by the Portage Daily Register, said the incident started as a joke. His son challenged him by saying he wouldn't root for the Packers. When he tied the boy up, the youngster was laughing while his wife took pictures, he said.

[via Yahoo] 

On the whole, it doesn't sound too traumatizing, but I loved rooting against Duke as a child because my dad for some reason likes them, and if he tied me up for that, I would have freaked.

Matthew, please don't tie up your children. It's not good for anyone.

Love, 

Thurs