Well, this seems a bit extreme. A city in Washington has decided to ban cheese altogether from City Hall for a day in advance of Sunday's NFC championship between the Seahawks and Packers because, you know, Green Bay.
The city manager of Bainbridge Island has issued an executive order banning the possession and consumption of cheese in City Hall. Here's an excerpt:
"By the authority vested in me as City Manager of the City of Bainbridge Island, Kitsap County, Washington, by the Revised Code of Washington and the Bainbridge Island Municipal Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:
"Section 1. All executive branch departments and divisions of the Local Government shall authorize employees to celebrate Blue Friday on each Friday prior to any games of the Seattle Seahawks by wearing Seahawks jerseys, logo gear, team colors and gathering at lunch or breaks for tailgating type foods and non-alcoholic beverages.
"Section 2. On Sunday, January 18, 2015, the Seattle Seahawks opponent in the NFC Championship game will be the Green Bay Packers, a.k.a. Cheeseheads. Fans of the Green Bay Packers are frequently seen wearing obnoxious wedge-shaped foam hats painted yellow.
"Section 3. Due to the relationship between the Green Bay Packers, their fans, and cheese, the possession of and/or consumption of cheese or cheese flavored products shall be banned in Bainbridge Island City Hall on Friday, January 16, 2015."
That's going to really throw a wrench into Friday afternoon pizza parties at City Hall. We shall wait to see if Green Bay reciprocates by banning Starbucks.
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