As part of the NFL’s “Back to Football” campaign, the league is bringing in a representative from each team to Green Bay for Thursday night’s season opener between the Saints and Packers as part of the pregame celebration. The Cards chose four-time Pro Bowler (and Cardinals Underground colleague of mine) Ron Wolfley to have the honors.
From the press release: “The alumni will hold their team’s flag and form a chute on the field with players representing the NFC on one side and AFC on the other. Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr will walk through the gauntlet onto the field holding the Green Bay Packers flag followed by the Super Bowl XLV Champions running onto the field. … The team flags then will be flown by each team at their stadium during their first home game.”
Interestingly, another former Cardinals great will also be there — Aeneas Williams — as the representative of the St. Louis Rams.
The national anthem will be sung by the Valley’s own Grammy nominated platinum recording artist (and Fitz friend) Jordin Sparks, who makes sense — her father is long-time NFL cornerback Phillippi Sparks. Not coincidentally, Sparks (the daughter, not the father) will be singing the national anthem for the Cards Sunday at their home opener against Carolina.
But congrats to Wolf, whose days walking off the Pro Bowl field with Lawrence Taylor probably seem so very long ago.
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