A Super (Bowl) Packers Moment
After not following up on a chance to go to Super Bowl XXXI due to the cost, I kicked myself for 14 years for missing the party and vowed that the next time my Green Bay Packers made it there, I would too.
I was all set to buy my ticket in early 2008, but it was not meant to be. So, as soon as the clock ran out in the NFC Championship game against the Bears, I started making arrangements. I got a flight to Dallas, a room in a shady North Dallas hotel and one of the cheapest seats in the stadium — way up in the upper tier in an end zone corner.
But when the Packers scored back-to-back touchdowns directly below me, I wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else in the world — it seemed like Nick Collins was looking right at me. And when I saw that last, desperate Pittsburgh Steelers pass deflected, the hair on the back of my neck literally stood up with the realization that my team had just won the Super Bowl on the field below me.
No matter what the game or how good the seats, I’ll never have a feeling like that one again.
This Green Bay Packers memory was submitted by Steve Hoffman of Lakewood, Colorado. Check back for a new Packers story from fans just like you each week.