Football is here!
|My view from the sidelines. (c'mon! I couldn't pass that up!)|
The Packers practiced outside at Ray Nitschke Field, next to the Don Hutson Center. Both are across the street from Lambeau Field. I feel like I need to draw a map. Practice started at 7pm, but those in the know got there when the gates opened at 5:30.
It was insanely sunny
But I had a mini Clay head to shield my eyes
Nothing could shield my eyes from this horror, though
|Just because you're a kid doesn't mean you don't know better.|
As we all know, there are no greater fans than Packer fans (except for that kid above. I don't know what his deal is). There's a limited number of seats at the practice field, but that doesn't stop people from watching the action. Fans were lined up along this fence throughout the entire practice.
I sat on a hard bleacher for 3 hours with a raging headache just to watch my team practice. So, what did I see in those 3 hours??
Ryan Grant. It was so great to see him out there. He looked very quick and ready to go.
rookie Randall Cobb. He looks good. Made some smooth catches.
rookie Alex Green. He looked way fast.
Jermichael Finley. Limited in first few practices.
Charles Woodson. Looked good. No sign of his collarbone injury.
Offensive Line. A couple rough plays, as expected, until they get in the groove.
OLB'S. Looked big and ready.
Donald Driver. Does it get any better than seeing DoubleD on the field?
Overall, everyone looked excited to be there. From what I've heard the players who were injured last year are hungry. Very hungry.
I realize the practice I watched was over a week ago, and a lot has happened since then, but this is my account of what I saw. As a fan, there's something so invigorating about watching the first practice. It's like the first day of school, you're excited and nervous and bound to get lost in the hall at least once, but it doesn't matter. You're back with your friends and you're going to have the best year ever!
And before I forget, I sucked it up big time at the 5k, but who cares!
I got to run INSIDE LAMBEAU FIELD!
|Please ignore the fake cheerleaders.|