I think that we all have heroes. We all have people that we admire and look up to. And I'm no different. I have my heroes too. Guys like Rob Bell and Dr. Olshine. But, above all heroes, stands the man that I have admired and watched since I was in 8th grade, Brett Favre. I have been a Packers fan, and especially a Favre fan since I was 12 years old. Whenever I play Madden, I always play as the Packers and I always make myself a wide receiver. Why? Because I could never think about replacing Favre. He is easily one of the top 4 QB's (maybe even top 3) who have ever played the game. AND TONIGHT I GET TO SEE HIM PLAY!
Tonight the Green Bay Packers come to San Diego to play the Chargers. I'm going, and it's going to be amazing. Some of you might be wondering why this is such a big deal. Well, there are a couple of reasons:
1) Growing up in South Carolina, we lived in a world without our own professional football team. We had USC Football, which is amazing, but no pro team. So this will be my first NFL game!
2) It's going to be the last time that Favre plays in San Diego. If I missed this game, I would regret it for the rest of my life.
Yes, it's a preseason game. Yes, Favre will only play for about a quarter, maybe a quarter and a half. And yes, it might not make that big of a difference to the regular season. But, to this fan, it will be the greatest game ever played on 100 yards of turf. It will be great because, for one night, I will be in the same stadium as my hero. And for the first time in 13 years, I will be able to see my hero in person. I will get to see him play the game that I, and even moreso him, love so much.
And I can't wait...