Thursday, January 31, 2013

Double D retires and I only wish I could go to Lambeau to see it.

You don't see career long Franchise players in football much anymore.  At least not ones that aren't quarterbacks.

Today Donald Drive announced his retirement and it brought a tear to my eye.  Not so much that he's retiring, but that he's retiring as a Packer.  Sure this last season his role was greatly diminished and he didn't get a lot of touches, but he did make plays and every now and then you were reminded that this 14 year career Packer is still a man you have to account for.

I'm glad he got his ring and I was hoping he'd get one more.  But I raise my glass to number 80!  The man affectionately know as Double D and one hell of a football player.  From this lifelong Packers fan I will miss you, but I'm hoping that maybe the Packers realize what a great asset you would be to the club off the field.

I don't own any Driver autos, something I'm probably going to have to remedy.  But I do have a couple really nice cards that I'll have to feature here later when I can get them scanned.

Right now I'm just a little sad and happy that I won't have to see number 80 play for anyone else.  It's a little selfish sure, but really how many Jerry Rice fans wanted to see him go and play for the Raiders?

cb out

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