If you watched the World Cup, you no doubt saw images of world-class players walking out in the pre-game processional with young children. Spectacular moments in the lives of those kids. It’s a tradition in soccer. So much so that it became a SportsCenter commercial:
This Instagram picture from Clint Dempsey captured the perfect sentiment:
Now that tradition has made its way to the NFL.
Why is this a twist? The Packers’ tradition of riding bikes like this one below (with kids alongside or on the bike) is a long one:
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) July 26, 2014
So, while the sports Twitterverse continues the day’s dog days of Summer “hot topic”, I choose to celebrate the good in sports.
Well done, Packers. Well done.