Monday, June 30, 2008

If I Ever Meet Tim Krumrie, I'll Buy Him a Beer

While my stretch of being homeless continues (long story), I've found myself blessed to be spending a night in a home with the NFL Network. As I watch Terrell Buckley return a punt for his first NFL touchdown, I don't think I could be happier. Yes, tonight just happens to be the night NFLN is replaying the 1992 matchup between the Packers and the Bengals. You may know it more commonly as the game in which Brett Favre relieved an injured Don Majkowski and earned his first comeback victory in the process.

As much as I don't like to root for injuries (unless fantasy implications are involved), I think we all are in debt to Tim Krumrie, who was a defensive lineman for the Bengals from 1983-1994. Krumrie was the guy who injured the Majik man, paving the way for the comeback, and essentially launching the career of the legendary Number Four. Fun fact for you as well. Krumrie went to school at Wisconsin, and is from Mondovi.

What's also interesting about this game is watching a broadcast where the announcers aren't gushing over Brett Favre the entire time. For the first quarter or two, they are talking about how much of a miracle a Brett Favre touchdown would be, and how the "young kid" just needs to hang in there. Of course, that changed as soon as he made your typical Brett Favre play, where he was hit by a defender, stayed on his feet, and then completed the pass for the first down. All the love, all the admiration, and all the career success started on September 20th, 1992.

I think the least we can do is buy Mr. Krumrie a beer.

2 comments:

b2 said...

i take it nfln wins this round over espn

Tony said...

This complete game will be available on dvd with many of the other greatest games in Packer history at the end of August. Check out packers.com proshop for the details. I'm pretty pumped about it myself.

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