Though he is in a profession infamous for provoking a maniacal focus impervious to outside distraction, Mike McCarthy isn't completely oblivious. The Green Bay Packers' coach may not spend as much time at home as some wage-earners, but the big Christmas tree with the pile of Santa's offerings underneath hasn't escaped his attention.
"I'm in winter wonderland," McCarthy said Thursday, three days before the home game against the New York Giants that will likely define his season. "I don't know if anybody has as many presents under the tree as we do. My wife's all over Christmas."
With three young kids in his and wife Jessica's household and an impending visit from older daughter Alex, a freshman at Kansas University, McCarthy says he has every gift he could ever want. He's also pretty pleased with the current state of his team, a disappointing 8-6 record and non-existent margin for error notwithstanding.
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