Ahhhs and boos.
Those are the two distinct and opposite reactions the home crowd rains down on the same missed opportunity. Popular Green Bay Packers named Jennings, Jordy and James hear the former.
The latter may seem reserved solely for embattled tight end Jermichael Finley when he does the same thing . . . drop the rock.
I first noticed the hostility toward Finley during the 2012 season opener at my favorite place to cover a football game, historic Lambeau Field. The Packers played host to the NFC Championship Game runners-up, the San Francisco 49ers, and the joint was hoppin'.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed a simple, routine short-yardage pass to his intended target. Finley made the grab. Then I heard it. It was unequivocal.
If an entire crowd can break out in insincere, sarcastic applause, this one did. "Look, what do you know, he caught the football he's paid handsomely to catch," was how that reaction struck me. I cringed a little and grew intrigued a...