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(Fox 11 Online)   Packer fan decorates door in honor of Donald Driver, gets a personal visit from the classiest guy in football (with video)   (fox11online.com) divider line 29
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2013-02-07 03:42:02 AM  
Thanks subby. And thanks, Mr Driver- you are a class act all around, and will be missed. Happy retirement.
Peace and long life.
 
2013-02-07 08:22:38 AM  
Damn.  I'm gonna miss that guy.
 
2013-02-07 09:35:39 AM  
That was awsome. Way to go Donald
 
2013-02-07 09:37:49 AM  
That was a great story to start the day with.  It brought a smile to my face.
 
2013-02-07 09:38:23 AM  
My uncle had a great time with Donald Driver one  night, he met him at a bar and then told him he had to leave as his wife was expecting him home, Donald told him to call her up and tell her he'd be out with him, as soon as he said "Hello" Donald took the phone from him and told her that her husband would be out most of the night with him and not to wait up.  He's one of the rare ones that truly appreciates his fans.
 
2013-02-07 10:00:44 AM  
We never had a retirement thread for #80 which gave me sads, but then I remembered this play and I was happy again.

He is a Packer great.  Sorry we couldn't send you out on top.
 
2013-02-07 10:20:42 AM  
Now that he's retired he technically isn't in football, Subby.

/yeah I know, I must be fun at parties etc.
 
2013-02-07 10:38:27 AM  
Let's take stock here:

- Guy gets drafted in the Seventh Round and goes on to be one of the best receivers in the history of one of the most storied franchises in the NFL
- Dude has a lovely wife and kids
- Dude makes a name by making the tough catch over the middle and having great hands (until the last couple years or so)
- Dude is always freakin' smiling on the fieldDude writes a pair of children's books and donates part of the procedes to charity
- Dude goes to the Super Bowl and wins
- Dude goes on Dancing With The Stars ... and wins
- Dude plays his entire career with one team and earns the complete love and adoration of the fans, who had previously been burned with said love by a certain creepy old man quarterback (then tops it all by staring down a chance to go to that quarterback's last team and saying, "Nah")
- Dude ends up breaking that historic franchise's records for receptions and receiving yards, surpassing some pretty good names such as Hutson, Lofton, Sharpe, Freeman, etc.
- Dude goes out in style

Seriously, it's impossible not to really like this guy.  Assuming he doesn't have any skeletons in his closet that will pop out at some point, he is a true legend and will be loved in Wisconsin the rest of his life.  And that's as it should be.

/why u no enable <ul> and <li> tags with new HTML feature?
 
2013-02-07 10:40:13 AM  
One of my coworkers had her bridal shower on the top floor of hotel in downtown MKE.  One of the attendees came up from the lobby and told everyone that Donald Driver was in the lobby.  She was going to leave her own bridal shower just to go see him, but her mother threw a fit about her leaving her own party so she asked her sister to go down and see if she could get a picture or an autograph or something.  A half hour later, her sister comes back to the party with Driver.

He stayed for about 20 minutes signing and taking pictures, one of which was my coworker's ring next to his SB ring.  She sent him and invite to the wedding, but he didn't RSVP.

//Thought he was cool before that story, but damn does he seem like a really nice guy.
 
2013-02-07 10:41:13 AM  
 
2013-02-07 10:49:09 AM  
Packer fan decorates door in honor of Donald Driver, gets a personal visit from the classiest guy in football.

Why did Jay Cutler stop at a Packer fan's house?

/probably to ask for a game ball that he threw as an interception back harhar
/thanks for not using a video of a play against the Bears, Roc. I'm sure there are plenty, although the one you chose is a gem
/always liked respected Driver
 
2013-02-07 10:55:48 AM  
Love that guy.
 
2013-02-07 11:05:24 AM  
That gave me a real warm and fuzzy.  Nicely done, sir.
 
2013-02-07 11:11:07 AM  

skrame: Packer fan decorates door in honor of Donald Driver, gets a personal visit from the classiest guy in football.

Why did Jay Cutler stop at a Packer fan's house?

/probably to ask for a game ball that he threw as an interception back harhar
/thanks for not using a video of a play against the Bears, Roc. I'm sure there are plenty, although the one you chose is a gem
/always liked respected Driver


Uhhh....i didn't post any video link, but since you asked, Bonus End Zone River Dancing
 
2013-02-07 11:53:13 AM  

roc6783: skrame: Packer fan decorates door in honor of Donald Driver, gets a personal visit from the classiest guy in football.

Why did Jay Cutler stop at a Packer fan's house?

/probably to ask for a game ball that he threw as an interception back harhar
/thanks for not using a video of a play against the Bears, Roc. I'm sure there are plenty, although the one you chose is a gem
/always liked respected Driver

Uhhh....i didn't post any video link, but since you asked, Bonus End Zone River Dancing


Oh, crud. Sorry to you and thecpt. I have a couple Packer fans favorited in yellow, and didn't pay attention to who was posting what.

/damn you and your Lord of the Dance
 
2013-02-07 11:54:37 AM  

fatalvenom: Now that he's retired he technically isn't in football, Subby.

/yeah I know, I must be fun at parties etc.



IMO Driver will ALWAYS be in football.  I was so hoping the Packers would offer him a coaching job or something.  He needs to continue with the Packers in some manner.
 
2013-02-07 12:14:39 PM  
tukatz:
IMO Driver will ALWAYS be in football.  I was so hoping the Packers would offer him a coaching job or something.  He needs to continue with the Packers in some manner.

If there was ever a player who deserved to be brought back as a position coach with little to no job responsibilities it's Driver. Dude earned anything and everything the Packers can give him.
 
2013-02-07 12:19:15 PM  
I hate the Pack but Driver is pure class.
 
2013-02-07 12:23:56 PM  

skrame: roc6783: skrame: ***snip***

Oh, crud. Sorry to you and thecpt. I have a couple Packer fans favorited in yellow, and didn't pay attention to who was posting what.

/damn you and your Lord of the Dance


Jim McMahon-like typing detected.
 
2013-02-07 12:39:26 PM  

tukatz: fatalvenom: Now that he's retired he technically isn't in football, Subby.

/yeah I know, I must be fun at parties etc.


IMO Driver will ALWAYS be in football.  I was so hoping the Packers would offer him a coaching job or something.  He needs to continue with the Packers in some manner.


He should fight Kevin Greene for a position coaching spot.  There is no way that event would not sellout Lambeau.  Clay Matthews as the ref, McCarthy and Woodson as corner men, I'd watch it.  Halfway through the 3rd round, the lights in the stadium go out and Tim McGraw's "Down on the Farm" starts blaring over the PA.  BY GAWD TED, THAT'S BRETT FAVRE'S MUSIC. A spotlight hits the tunnel and Brett comes running out toward the ring.  The lights come back up, and as everyone is trying to sort out what the hell is going on, Favre dives in the ring and whips Greene to the far side.  He and Donald double clothesline him for the win.  Donald becomes a coach, and they retire Favre's jersey on the spot.
 
2013-02-07 01:23:42 PM  
Why does he keep saying "love"?  Is he a Beatle?
 
2013-02-07 01:39:17 PM  
I feel like a hug from Donald Driver must have healing properties.
 
2013-02-07 03:45:25 PM  
Assuming he has no skeletons that come out, he will always be loved by Packer fans. Class act on and off the field.
 
2013-02-07 05:08:41 PM  

Pfighting Polish: Let's take stock here:

- Guy gets drafted in the Seventh Round and goes on to be one of the best receivers in the history of one of the most storied franchises in the NFL
- Dude has a lovely wife and kids
- Dude makes a name by making the tough catch over the middle and having great hands (until the last couple years or so)
- Dude is always freakin' smiling on the fieldDude writes a pair of children's books and donates part of the procedes to charity
- Dude goes to the Super Bowl and wins
- Dude goes on Dancing With The Stars ... and wins
- Dude plays his entire career with one team and earns the complete love and adoration of the fans, who had previously been burned with said love by a certain creepy old man quarterback (then tops it all by staring down a chance to go to that quarterback's last team and saying, "Nah")
- Dude ends up breaking that historic franchise's records for receptions and receiving yards, surpassing some pretty good names such as Hutson, Lofton, Sharpe, Freeman, etc.
- Dude goes out in style

Seriously, it's impossible not to really like this guy.  Assuming he doesn't have any skeletons in his closet that will pop out at some point, he is a true legend and will be loved in Wisconsin the rest of his life.  And that's as it should be.

/why u no enable <ul> and <li> tags with new HTML feature?


Forgot to add this too:


Draft day came and Driver was taken with the 213th overall pick in the seventh round. Upon arriving in Green Bay, Driver says general manager Ron Wolf brought him into his office.

"He said, 'I have everything riding on you. Don't let me down,'" Driver said. "For a general manager to tell you everything's riding on you the first time, you can't let him down."
 Drafted in the 7th round and the first time the GM sees him, he says I have everything riding on you.  WTF?  Crazy.
 
2013-02-07 06:09:25 PM  

Pfighting Polish: /why u no enable <ul> and <li> tags with new HTML feature?


I clicked that little link above the right side of the edit box to switch it back to the old style

/it doesn't allow them because it's a WYSIWYG, so if you type HTML it will display your HTML
 
2013-02-08 12:42:03 AM  
I'm not necessarily a Packer fan, but I have alway respected him.  As many times as he has gotten rocked making catches across the middle, I worry about his brain.  He's one guy I want to keep tabs on to see how he is holding up.
 
2013-02-08 01:35:34 AM  

neuroflare: Pfighting Polish: /why u no enable <ul> and <li> tags with new HTML feature?

I clicked that little link above the right side of the edit box to switch it back to the old style

/it doesn't allow them because it's a WYSIWYG, so if you type HTML it will display your HTML


I switched over to Raw HTML (the button top-left), used the tags and had it look like the unordered list I wanted when I switched back to WYSIWYG mode.  But, when I hit 'Preview', it pulled all the tags out for the preview.

I can understand not allowing <script> tags or whatnot, but <ul> and <li> are pretty harmless.  Just program in something to make sure they get closed off for users who don't do it themselves and you're set.  Not happy that I can't use lists ... they format so much cleaner than the way I did it above.

</geekiness>
 
2013-02-08 01:52:06 PM  
My boss played in the for a short time league back in the 90s, cornerback and special teams for GB and StL.
(practice squad most of the time but did get in a few games)

He loved everything about Green Bay; the staff, management, fans and camaraderie among the players.
Sadly, he listened to his agent and went to the Rams for financial reasons.
 
2013-02-08 01:54:02 PM  

Odd Bird: in the

league

/ftfm
 
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