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Expectations high for Packers playoff game

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What would a football game be without food? That's why County Market in Wausau rolled out all the green and gold goodness.

"As they progress, we will have green and gold cheese curds, bread and buns green and gold," County Market Store Director Mary Gaiche said.

But for the Green Bay Packers first playoff game of the season, cupcakes and cakes will have to do.

"Anything they can get that's green and gold," Gaiche said.

The fun doesn't end with baked treats. At Hoffman's Hobbies in Wausau, fans stopped in to get their last minute merchandise.

"Everyone is always excited, especially game days, no matter who they're playing. When it's the Vikings, it's doubly exciting," Manager Tim Ramer said.

Ramer say the postseason is good for business.

"It helps if they can have a long playoff run and win it all," Ramer added.

As the Packers and Vikings battle on the field, family rivalries are heating up as well.

"We used to have bets whoever lost had to do more chores," Angie White of Wausau told Newsline 9.

While Angie White roots for the Vikings, her son supports the green and gold.

"I think she should switch all the way to the Packers," Logan White said.

The Saturday night game has some businesses seeing green, and not just on the field.

"It's pretty nice considering no one has to work on Sundays. Generally draw more business, especially when there's a rivalry," Steve Beattie, Manager at the Bar in Rothschild said.

Beattie says that only gets better.

"Generally the further they go, the higher the stakes, the busier we are," Beattie said.

And the stakes are plenty high tonight.

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