Tuesday, November 15, 2005

What might have been...

The Packers picked up win number two last Sunday. They did it against one of the better teams in the league...and they did it with a fourth-string running back and a bunch of backups. Maybe that's the thing that sets a team apart. The desire to try and win even when there shouldn't be a chance of winning. Who says that sports has no lessons to teach?

Out here in Wisconsin, our new hero is Samkon Gado. I mean, seriously...is this kid too awesome, or what? He was born in Nigeria, played football at a small college (Liberty) and was let go by the Chiefs, where he was on the practice squad. The Packers sign him for their practice squad in the middle of October and less than two weeks later he taking handoffs from Brett Favre in an NFL game. And the thing is, he's actually pretty good. Top it all off with the fact that he's polite and he seems like a nice guy...and you've got a player that Packers' fans are starting to love.

Anyway, even with an abyssmal record, the Packers have been in pretty much every game, which makes fans of the Pack wonder just what might have been if there weren't so many injuries...

3 comments:

Shelly said...

I know nothing about the Packers except that my brother-in-law goes crazy during their games. (He grew up in Wisconsin). I, myself, am a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. (I grew up in Pittsburgh). And not to rub it in or anything, but our record is great!!:)

The Zombieslayer said...

Maybe that's the thing that sets a team apart. The desire to try and win even when there shouldn't be a chance of winning.

Yup. And it applies to life too.

This season has been wonderful. The record shows otherwise, but the Packers kept fighting until the very end, and they have inspired me greatly. No matter how good the other team is, they always still make them crap in their pants.

The Zombieslayer said...

Oh, and Gado is cool. I voted for him for Player of the Game last week on packers.com.