Donald Driver came a long way. Thanks to a lady who sheltered him from police when he was a teenager running from the cops to the leading receiver in Packer history and one of the most beloved players by Packer fans. It's a real achievment to spend your entire career with one team in professional football. Montana didnt do it...neither did Emmit Smith...or Jerry Rice..or Namath, Unitas, Peyton Manning, even Packer greats like Jim Taylor, Herb Adderly and of course Brett Favre followed the money or tried to hang on long after they should have hung it up. Its a rare athlete that knows when to go. Could Driver have played another year or two in Minnesota...sure...but he realized that a life-long legacy in Packer history was more important than one year of ego-gratification and money. He leaves relatively healthy, wealthy and beloved with records that will be tough to break...and not many pro athletes can say that.
This Super Bowl should be a competitive one. Both defenses are good and both quarterbacks can make plays.
From the "Thats why you play the games" department.
The Wisconsin womens basketball team upset 7th ranked Penn State last night 63-61. It was their first win over a ranked team in over three years and came just two week after the Nittaany Lions blew out the Badgers by 44 points
Stevens Point won the Wisconsin Valley Conference Boys Swim Meet. Its the first time in 7 years that a team other the Wausau East won the crown.
DC Everest beat Wausau West in hockey 3-0 ending the Warriors 47 game conference winning streak.
I'll be up in eagle River on Saturday as the East hockey team plays Northland Pines. A time change for that game. It begins at 3pm and I'll have the pre game show at 2:45 on Foxsports AM 1390 & FM 93.9.
Songs Of The Day (from my I-pod)
Little Wing-Jimi Hendrix (1967) from Axis:Bold As Love comes this guitar-slinger favorite that has been done by all kinds of people like Clapton & Stevie Ray...but I'll take the original
Live-Lenny Kravitz (1998) Kravitz channels Sly Stone & Earth, Wind & Fire for this rock-funk classic from the "5" album