There are plenty of memorable moments in sports. After all, isn’t that why we watch them?
We watch because of the chance to see something we don’t expect to see. We hope collectively, on our couches, cushioned recliners and calloused leather sofas, waiting for a moment that might be indelible. If we get lucky, maybe we can experience that greatness in real time.
Think of the most iconic moments in the NFL.
- Joe Namath’s guarantee
- The Catch
- The Holy Roller
- Bart Starr’s sneak in the Ice Bowl
- The Dolphins’ perfect season
And on and on and on.
With the exception of the Dolphins’ perfect season (and the Patriots came oh-so-close), most of the greatest NFL memories and stories we have revolve around one game or one play, but what these Green Bay Packers — and specifically Aaron Rodgers — have a chance to accomplish this season is different than all of those before. It’s greater, more important, harder to define and much more difficult to accomplish.
“Run the table” was said to mean one thing and has become something else altogether. And when it was said, what were the odds it could occur at that moment? Improbable? Astronomical? Impossible?
Nothing in the NFL has ever been this great. THAT is what this Packers team is playing to capture. To pull off the greatest feat this league has ever seen.
From 4-6 to the Super Bowl without a loss in between and the words will be up there with Broadway Joe for all to see.
I think John Doe in Seven said it best when he offered, “What I’ve done is going to be puzzled over and studied and followed… forever.”
That’s what this Packers team is playing for. Eternity.
Of course, a loss in the Super Bowl and all is lost. No one said it was easy becoming iconic.
One game at a time boys.
Go Pack Go!