GREEN BAY, Wis. -- If there were any further evidence needed to demonstrate just how wildly popular Donald Driver is among Packers fans, the retirement ceremony held in honor of the franchise's all-time leading receiver was it.
Driver shouldn't be considered just another popular former Green Bay player. The excitement and emotion inside the Lambeau Field Atrium on Wednesday morning was the final bit of proof that Driver is the most beloved player to put on a Packers uniform since the Vince Lombardi era.
Over the past 40 or so years, many great players have worn the green and gold. None of them, though, has been as cherished in the hearts and minds of Packers fans as Driver.
Given the extensive 94-year history of the Green Bay franchise, there aren't many opportunities left to be the first to do something. However, no Packers player has ever ended his career like Driver did. Thousands of players have come and gone, but none of them has ever officially announced his retirement in a...