Epic Lambeau Leap
One of my favorite traditions from the Green Bay Packers is the famous Lambeau Leap. The first Lambeau Leap occured after a LeRoy Butler touchdown in December of 1993 against the Raiders. Take a look.
One, I love Reggie White. Two, notice how natural it was for Butler to launch himself into the crowd. That moment in time describes the fan and player relationship of Green Bay perfectly. For those of you who don’t know, wide receiver Robert Brooks went on to make the Lambeau Leap a tradition.
My amazing parents decided to take the whole family up to Lambeau as a Christmas present. My brother, Dan, and our exchange student, Bent, had never been through the Packers Hall of Fame. The day before the Tampa Bay game, we decided to experience the history of Green Bay.
In the Hall of Fame, they have a Lambeau Leap wall. Here is a place that many fans and tourists attempt their best shot at a Lambeau Leap. I consider myself a pretty athletic individual. However, my attempt at the Lambeau Leap quickly reminded me why I quit basketball.
Not pretty, I know. I decided to try a high jump sort of method instead of running straight on at the wall. Mind you, I was not a high jumper during my track and field days.
Obviously this one was much worse. Maybe you noticed the “Physics of the Leap” board. I didn’t see this until after my second attempt. After studying it, I decided there was no way in heck I was going to embarrass myself a third time.
My smart ass brother Dan decided that it was really not that hard. I try to give him advice on how to jump up and not look like an idiot. He chose to ignore me, which was probably smart.
Dan’s Lambeau Leap
Dan made it look unbelievably easy. I guess I am going to leave the Lambeau Leap to the professionals and stick with the Amanda chest bump as my talent.