30th Anniversary Of The Lambeau Leap!

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    Can you please explain something more about this for those of us who have no idea what it is about, @Jan Ahlmann , and why it is important to remember ?
    Not being a sports person, I have NO clue what a Lambeau Leap is, or how one does it.
     
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    The Green Bay (Wisconsin) Packers, a pro football team, play at Lambeau Field. Thirty years ago, they were trying to clinch a playoff slot. They were ahead by two touchdowns going into the 4th quarter and needed another score to seal the deal. The opposing teams offense fumbled and the ball ended up in the hands of a defensive back, LeRoy Butler. He ran it into the end zone for a touchdown, but just kept running and leapt the fence into the stands. So, for thirty years, any Packer who makes a touchdown in Lambeau Field does the Lambeau Leap into the stands.
     
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    Is that the same team as that Kramer guy played for (can’t think of his first name ….. Jerry, maybe ?)
    Anyway, he was from Sandpoint Idaho, where i grew up, and I went to school with his younger sister.
     
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    ....and then there's the Fosbury Flop.....
     
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    Yes, Jerry Kramer was a Packer.
     
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    Had to look that one up!
     
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