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Vince Vitrano: Not For Broadcast

MY PLACE IN HISTORY

COLD GAME COULD UNSEAT '93 CHILLER

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The closer Sunday gets... the colder the predicted temperatures. I just hope my place in history is secure.

Who was with me? It was the day LeRoy Butler invented the Lambeau Leap! It was also the second coldest game in Lambeau Field history, and among the top ten coldest in NFL history.

It was December 26th, 1993. I was a sophomore in college, and took my wife-to-be for her Christmas gift.

Zero degrees... wind-chill well below zero. Packers beat the holy hee-haw out of the visiting Raiders 28-0. Reggie White flipped a recovered fumble to LeRoy Butler who scored and jumped into the North end zone stands for the first Lambeau leap.

Well, okay, LeRoy didn't get all the way into the stands. As Robert Brooks would later describe it in his rap song, "He stuck to the wall like Velcro."

They can never take that away from me, but right now my buddy Craig Koplien is predicting a game temperature of 1 degree. If it slips... Sunday's NFC Title Match could become the second coldest in Lambeau History.  I guess it's all good as long as we win.

emails: vvitrano@todaystmj4.com

 

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