Since the state of our Bruins Football team is so bleak, I get my football kicks and love from watching former Bruins do well on Sundays.......and today was great. I expect the great days from the MJD's of the world, but today was special, at least it was for me. I was watching the Green Bay vs. Cleveland game (Directv and fantasy football collide) when out of nowhere Aaron Rodgers throws a pass to a speedy tight end who rumbles and outruns the secondary and dives for a touchdown!! That was all fine and good until the announcer said "That's backup Tight End and Linebacker Spencer Havner".
NFL Week 7 - Green Bay Packers vs Cleveland Browns 31-3 (via 555OO555)
I consider Havner one of the best Bruins ever to play in one of the worst Eras of UCLA football, the Karl Dorrell Era. That may not be saying much but Havner was a great, yes great, Bruin who always gave his best on the field. He was a true Bruin in every sense of the word. He played hard and clean, but always with a small chip on his shoulder. He wasn't a blue-chip recruit, but worked his ass off to become a contributor on Sunday afternoons for one of the most storied franchises in all of professional sports.
The first thing I did when he scored was to tell my 9-year old son that Havner is a "former Bruin". I might be gushing too much, but on a day where I was extremely upset about the Bruins performance in Arizona, a reserve Tight End in Cleveland managed to put a little happiness in my Bruin Heart! Way to go Spencer!!!