This Guy Was Terrified of The Lambeau Leap (Photo)
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings said this week that the Lambeau Leap isn’t always appealing to him because of overzealous fans who can be too touchy-feely.
“I try to go away from the men, because the men get a little grabby,” Jennings said. “The women get grabby too, but them men — it’s like, come on, really, seriously?”
It’s not all helmet pats and chest grabs for the fans either, Gregory. Sure, some people may get too grabby and spill the occasional drinks, but think about from their perspective. A large man in helmet and pads is jumping up with vigor into your unprotected arms. That could be scary. Frankly, I’m amazed Packers fans are as accommodating as they are.
One man on Thursday night was not. It’s not that he didn’t want to catch Crabtree, it’s just that he seemed to realize that the undertaking wasn’t as easy as it seems on TV. Perhaps it was because Tom Crabtree had a 50-yard head of steam before jumping into the stands about his fake field goal touchdown. Perhaps it’s because Crabtree went into the crowd like James Harrison into an open-field tackle. Perhaps it’s because everyone else around the man in the gray sweatshirt backed off too, like a guy in the mosh pit who suddenly has to catch the stage-diving drummer from Green Day because everyone else bailed. Whatever it was, he was not excited to be catching the six-foot-four, 245-pound Crabtree.