Tuesday, August 11, 2009

GB Packer Training Camp 2009

By Father Scott Joseph Garrett

Lambeua Field, Green Bay, WI., Tuesday, August 11, 2009, on the 90th anniversary of the Packers.

The Green Bay Packer fans ROCK! After arriving at Lambeau Field I first had to have my picture taken in front of the statue of Vince Lombardi, the man who lit the Packers on fire. Click on all pictures to make larger.

Then a picture with another legend, my grade school idol Bart Starr, well, at least with Bart's picture.

Here is my half sister Staci in front of Lambeau Field.

Staci asked one of the diehard Green Bay Packer fans what we should see. This fan started talking about the Green Bay Packers riding in on kids bikes to practice. I thought the guy was a little nuts so I kind of tuned him out. He basically said the players get on children’s bicycles and ride to the training field. Yeah, right. Here is what actually happened. Well, that actually happened! Here is Durant Brooks, number 8, punter.

The children wait for more players to come out of the locker room.

Number 23, Tyrell Sutton, Running Back.

Here is a guard, number 64, Andrew Harline.

Here is the little guy, number 22, who told me where to stand so I could get autographs from the players. The Green Bay Packer on the bike here is number 87, Jordy Nelson, WR. My first Video Attemp.

Devin Frischknecht, Tight End, number 46.

Number 96, Michael Montgomery, Defensive end, and me.

Packers warm up before running plays. 54, Brandon Chillar; 96 Michael Montgomery; 98 Alfred Malone;

Here the Packers are praying to the rain god's, or something?

Starting Quarter Back Aaron Rodgers lines up for a Pass.

Rodgers runs out on the field.

Aaron Rodgers, starting QB, talks with running back Ryan Grant.

Number 36 Nick Collins, safety and number 51 Brady Poppings, line backer, get ready to intercept Rodger's Pass.

Number 27 comes off the practice field, which is located next to Lambeau Stadium.

Rick Tennyson, a parishioner from Dillingham, Alaska, suggested that I get a Packer football and try to get some autographs. Then, I could auction it off and raise money for World Youth Day in Madrid Spain, 2011. I have a list of 12 youth who I plan to get signed up. They are all from the Holy Rosary Mission territory, i.e. Clarks Point, Naknek, Dillingham, King Salmon. Great idea Rick, I hope to get three more signatures, that is what my sister Staci challenged me to do. Believe it or not, the signatures are not that easy to get.

UPDATE: 14 August, Signatures

#2: Kicker Mason Crosby #11: Back-up Quarter Back Brian Brahm #36: Pro Bowler Safety Nick Collins #98: Defensive End Alfred Malone

I hope to go to the Green Bay Packer Hall of fame today. God bless...Fr. Scott

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