Below is something I wrote in 2011. By the way if you go to Green Bay even in the summer---take a sweater---I had gone there for a 4 day old car---rock n' roll show...drove my old Corvette...all that way....made it just fine..class act....Bart Starr...
Just some thoughts:
Last week I spent a few days in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
I was there for four days at an old rock-n’- roll music festival and old car show. It was a good one at that. While there, I went out to see and walk around Lambeau Stadium, the home of the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. The Green Bay franchise is a unique one in the current days of professional sports. While walking the stadium I was reminded of a story that involved one of the most famous of all Packer players.
His senior year in college must have been a nightmare for him. For the past two seasons he had been the starting quarterback for his team with much success. In his final season there was a coaching change, and he found himself as third string. His team ended its season with a perfect record of zero and ten, which was the only time in the history of his school to go winless. The clock on his college career ran out; he was third string and his team was winless. To add further injury he is invited to be a part of the annual Blue-Grey Football Classic on Christmas Day, only to enter the game near the end and take very few snaps. It was his senior year, and essentially he has vanished from the football scene; he caught no one's attention.
At that point the basketball coach from his school entered the picture. Note I said basketball, not football. The coach told him, "I'm going to make some calls for you." The basketball coach (Johnny Dee) called a friend of his. His friend just happened to be the director of player personnel for the Green Bay Packers. Dee told his friend, "You need to take a look at this kid." The "kid" was Bart Starr and if you know just a bit about professional football, you know the name Bart Starr. He is a member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame and the only quarterback in the history of the NFL to lead his team to five super bowls.
Interesting isn't it? Sometimes just a word on behalf of another can be life changing. Sometimes we need to step out and act on behalf of another. If the truth was told, probably someone in our life time has probably done that very thing for us. Sometimes a word fitly spoken can change a person's life. If we can speak a good word for another, then we should do it.
September 22, 2011