Saturday, December 27, 2008

Happy Birthday, Lambeau Leap

The Lambeau Leap turns 15 this week.  

It was on Dec. 26, 1993, that Green Bay Packers legendary defensive end Reggie White scooped up a fumble by Los Angeles Raiders running back Randy Jordan and lateraled the ball to Butler, who ran the final 25 yards to the end zone to give the Packers a three-touchdown lead early in the fourth quarter.

Then, on a sudden impulse, Butler pointed to the stands and took off toward the wall behind the end zone. Blame it on the numbness caused by the third-coldest game day ever at Lambeau Field, with the temperature at zero and the wind chill at minus-22. Or the jubilation of putting the nail in the coffin of the shivering Californians for a victory that clinched Green Bay's first playoff berth in 11 seasons, paving the way for a new era of greatness.

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