The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Martin Luther King Jr.
First off Happy Martin Luther King Day. In a time where race tensions are back at its peak it is important to remember one of the people that helped ease those tensions in a peaceful manner. If only we could consciously remember everything King stood for throughout the year maybe there would not be so much hate in this nation.
This week in sports was dominated once again by football who is getting ready to say goodbye until the Fall. The NFL may have gotten off to a slow start last weekend with their not so wild Wild Card Weekend, but this weekend made up for it. All four home teams were victorious, a big turn from all four road teams winning last week, and most importantly all games were watchable. There were no blowouts, no terrible coaching (I’ll give you a pass today Andy Reid), no idiotic behavior to detract from the game.
Instead there was superb quarterback play, awesome defense and close games throughout. No game stood out more than the Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals game which will be played for centuries. In one of the most amazing 15 minutes of football all of those who tuned in saw the first ever 100-yard game-tying drive in playoff history by Aaron Rodgers. Say what you want about his lackluster season, A-Rod completed back-to-back Hail Mary passes to tie the game at 20-20 with time expiring. Who came out in top at overtime you ask?
The answer lies ahead as does the other top moments of the week. So kick back, click the next page and enjoy your day off with this edition of Sporting*Goods.