Somehow we missed this yesterday, but Donald Driver could be getting his own street in Green Bay.
Word is, city officials want to rename part of Pearl St. for the Green Bay Packers all-time leading receiver. The portion by Titletown Brewing would be renamed Donald Driver Way.
The city has also announced plans to refurbish the receiver statue that sits outside of Titletown, turning it into a Driver statue. Presumably, that means changing the number from 88 to 80, slapping the Driver name on the back of the jersey and changing the guy’s skin color.
A white receiver? What were they thinking to begin with?
If the city wants to save a few bucks, they could just change the number to 85 and slap on a mullet and it’s a Jeff Query statue! Boom!
Anyway, the city council needs to approve renaming the street for Driver before anything becomes official. We’re still waiting on Mike McCarthy to get the street he was promised after winning the Super Bowl two seasons ago.
So this could literally take years.
It sounded like this street name change was already a done deal. I also believe that the deal with McCarthy’s street is that they want to put it on a street around Lambeau, but there is some construction going on around there and they want to wait till it’s done and any street changes are done.
The Jeff Query/mullett comment made me laugh out loud.
They announced during the press conference they ARE naming a street after him.
The drivethru at KFC by Lambeau Field is already known as McCarthy Way.
Good idea. I would have changed a more prominent street, like Pine or Cherry on the east side, but I guess the little road by Titletown will do.
If you bought a pack of football cards back in the day you were almost guaranteed to come away with a Jeff Query. Great reference, Monty.