The NFL lockout remains in effect (although hopefully not much longer) and the date is June 16, not January 16.
The excitement was over the unveiling of the Packers’ Super Bowl XLV championship rings. Tonight was a different kind of night, given that the players and coaches have barely interacted since they got back from Dallas, but it’s a night none of the players or fans who were following along on Twitter will likely ever forget.
Like a great movie, the occasion had it all: Drama, laughter, nervousness and an ultimately very sweet payoff. Yours truly was even sucked into the drama of the evening thanks to one of my soon to be patented poorly timed and poorly worded jokes. More on that later.
Since the event was private, no media were allowed inside the Lambeau Field Atrium until after the event. This was a night solely for the players in coaches. We were treated to some “pre –game” coverage on NFL Network but sooner than later the players were inside the stadium, ready for the festivities to begin.
Without any media, the obvious question on Twitter became “Which player would be the first to tweet a picture of the ring?” The early favorite was tight end and new fan favorite Tom Crabtree with Nick Barnett not far behind. Another thing that got a chuckle out of me were all the tweets that said Aaron Rodgers had arrived…..solo.