On this 14th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, we pause to look at the first game that was played following the week of cancelled games. The Packers were scheduled to play the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football, and it became a super patriotic evening. Packers LB Chris Gizzi, an Air Force Academy graduate, was asked to lead the team out of the North end zone tunnel while proudly carrying an American flag. It was an emotional moment that we were privileged to experience first-hand that night. We did not know, while sitting in a steady rain two weeks earlier watching the Packers beat the Lions on opening day, 28-6, that everyone’s world would forever change two days later.
The program cover from that game.