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Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 | 1 comment

Thanks for the Memories, Quickie

Donald Driver #80 after Super Bowl 45 (photo: Kathy Kramer)

Donald Driver announced that he is retiring. #80 spent all fourteen of his seasons with the Green Bay Packers.  He will make the official announcement on February 6 at Lambeau Field.

Donald Driver was a fan favorite, long before Dancing With the Stars. The sports radio talking heads will argue over whether he was the best receiver for the Packers ever, but that is beside the point.  His greatness was not just his play on the field. Donald Driver’s greatness and legacy is just as much about what kind of person he was off the field, too.  That may not warrant retiring a jersey or a spot in Canton, but those who argue this are missing the point.

Thank you, DD, for your time in a Packers jersey. Win or lose, you were always a joy to watch on Sundays. You were a class-act off the field, a role model, and such an important member of the community. You exemplify what it means to give back.

When the Packers won the Super Bowl a couple of years ago, and I saw you on TV holding that trophy, I had a lump in my throat because now, you had the ultimate prize in football and whenever you decided to hang up the cleats, you would be going out as a Super Bowl Champion.

Green Bay will miss you. Wisconsin will miss you. Packer Nation will miss you.

Packer 4 Life!

P.S. I hope you continue the charity softball game every summer. :)

Kathy Kramer

Kathy Kramer has words in her head, so she writes them down. Kiki Dee had words in her head, but she only just said them. Kathy has other things in her head that aren’t so great, but that’s what the medication is for.

Kathy is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Plains Magazine and eFiction Magazine. Kathy is originally from Wisconsin but her mid-life crisis prompted her to move to South Dakota because she can’t be like other people and do normal mid-life crisis things like dress inappropriately for her age, get Botox or chase after younger men. No. Kathy has to be different.

When Kathy isn’t writing her author bio in the third person, she likes to make things, she likes to read books, and she likes to go outside. Kathy lives with her husband, whom she refers to in these pages as The Hubby or D.

Kathy also likes to hang out on Twitter a lot, especially during football games. Kathy is a Green Bay Packers fan and has been since she was born. She is also a contributor to NFL Female.com, as a writer about the Green Bay Packers.

1 Comment

  1. I am so glad DD decided to retire, and with dignity, instead of exploring the Vikings’ reported interest. IMO, he’s too classy a guy for that franchise. He handled this very well, as we would expect him to.