Random Birthdays Week for Feb 25: Don Majkowski

Now THAT’S random!

Readers of my daily postings know that I like to recognize birthdays of some famous people that I admire or are just worth writing about.

This one might be an exception.

It’s not that I don’t admire Don Majkowski. I really don’t know much about him.

I do know this:

He was born on February 25th, 1964.

He played for the Green Bay Packers.

I can’t stand the Green Bay Packers.

But I have to admit, I admire them.

It seems like they are always good. Or at least better than my beloved Chicago Bears.

But this wasn’t always the case.

Let’s go back to November 5, 1989.

The Bears were still in their slow-motion free-fall from being the greatest team ever… EVER… in 1985 to where you find them today, the worst team in the National Football League, getting ready to go to the store and purchase a big bundle of lottery tickets.

On that Sunday almost 35 years ago, the Bears were leading the Packers late in the game, and The Majik Man, Don Majkowski threw a touchdown pass that gave Green Bay what proved to be the winning score.

But Majik’s pass should not have happened. He stepped past the line of scrimmage, and the rules say you can’t throw a pass once you do that.

After a long review, the officials decided that despite my screaming loud protests from my home in Columbus Ohio, about 600 miles away, the touchdown should count.

Packers beat the Bears, 14 to 13.

Here’s my point: don’t let important outcomes be decided by someone else. By something out of your control.

If you don’t want to lose 14 to 13, then score 15 points. Or hold the other team to 12.

If you want something, go get it. Don’t wait for someone to give it to you, and certainly don’t wait so long that someone else grabs it before you do.

Great lesson, Don. Thanks a lot, Don.

What do you think?

See you tomorrow!