I would love to be around when Brett Favre is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and when the Packers retire his number. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Even if the end isn't near, some things I would like to see the Green Bay Packers accomplish before I die

Yes, it looks like the Green Bay Packers will be playing the Tennessee Titans after all.

We all know what the Mayans have said and by now we also all know that, like Y2K, it’s all just a bunch of hooey. But that still didn’t stop me from thinking about the end of it all and the end of my life – considering all I’ve seen and all that I would still like to do and see.

So, it also got me to thinking about all that I’ve seen the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers accomplish over 50-plus years and all that I would still like to see the team accomplish before our time here on this earth expires.

So, here are a few of the things that have come to mind as I write this and look forward to the team’s game this coming Sunday:

• At least two to three more Super Bowl championships. Considering that the team continues to build its talent base and keep Aaron Rodgers healthy, there’s really no reason why this wouldn’t be possible

• A viable running game. Yes, we had Ryan Grant run for more than 1,2000 yards two years in a row; we had Dorsey Levens who gave us a few good years and we had the likes of Jim Taylor many, many years ago. But what would it be like to have the likes of an Adrian Peterson, a Jim Taylor, a Walter Payton running up and down Lambeau Field. I guess as long as the pass-happy offense guided by Mike McCarthy stays in place, this might be a fantasy.

• A dominant performance against the New York Giants. For once, I would like to see the Packers defeat the Giants – not by one or two points, but by a whole bunch – kind of like the Atlanta Falcons did to them last week. I would like to see them humiliated at Lambeau Field just once – preferably in an NFC Championship game.

• I would like to see the Packers catch up to and overtake the Chicago Bears in overall wins between the two teams. While one of the legacies left by Brett Favre was his ability to beat the Bears and to shrink what seemed to be a deficit that didn’t see possible to overcome. Now that the Packers are within striking distance, it’s time to do it.

• I would like to see Brett Favre Day at Lambeau Field. I hated the day the Favre pulled on a Vikings uniform, but I will never forget what he did and all that he accomplished while in a Packers uniform. He deserves a big day and I can’t wait to see it.

• I would also love to see the day that something similar is done for Aaron Rodgers. If he continues on this path for at least another 5-10 years for the Packers, he no doubt will be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It may be early to consider that, but he’s certainly on the right track. Two other inductions I would also love to be around for would be Donald Driver and Charles Woodson.

I’m sure there are many other milestones I could list here, but in the spirit of brevity, I’ll leave it there.

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