Hello everyone. Once again, it is Wednesday, and that means I’m talking sports today. I know it can be difficult during this time to talk about things resembling normalcy, but I will continue to try and keep the mood light and entertaining.
Keeping that in mind, I would like to talk about my favorite football game I attended. It would be a matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and the Green Bay Packers. It took place in 2006 at Lambeau Field.
There wasn’t a lot of significance that day. Neither team would go on to make the postseason, and neither franchise was altered and that cool autumn day. But I will remember it all the same.
It was the first time I got to go to a game with my dad, and it was his first time seeing Brett Favre play in person. The game seemed pretty close fo awhile, but Green Bay started to pull away. As usual, we both had fun watching as Favre did a bunch of stuff that looked even crazier in person than it did on TV. He didn’t have his best game statistically, but provided the highlight of the game. In the third quarter, Green Bay was near the goal line. They called the snap and Favre rolled toward the right, where we were sitting. We were right along the goal line, and as he got closer, it felt like everyone in the stadium was slowly standing up. My dad hollered at him to run it in, as did many others, and Brett did just that. The crowd exploded, and Favre followed it up by doing his first Lambeau leap. Green Bay wasn’t really threatened the rest of the way, and we watched the fourth quarter in a relaxed fashion.
As I said, this wasn’t a game that had any real significance going forward. But I think it goes to show that the game doesn’t have to be a playoff game or a season defining game to be a favorite. I think it’s the people that you watch it with. I was fortunate enough to watch this game with my dad, and I think that’s why it will always be my favorite. I hope someday to do the same with my children.
Anyway, I think that’s a long enough talk. I hope you all stay healthy and safe over the next week, and I’ll talk to you all again next Wednesday.