Larry Fitzgerald Won the Game for the Cards, But It’s What He Did for a Veteran That Really Has Us Cheering [PHOTO]
It was an exciting finish for Arizona this weekend, but it's the heart of Larry Fitzgerald that has won us over.
For those of you who know me, you know I'm a big sports fan. I played multiple sports growing up and I love watching them, especially football. And this weekend was an exciting one. We're getting closer and closer to finding out who will be playing in Super Bowl 50 and this weekend we saw the Divisional Rounds.
The Cardinals and Packers was thrilling to the end.
It looked as if Arizona was going to walk away with a 20-13 win with just seconds on the clock, but Aaron Rogers marched the Packers down the field and threw a Hail Mary for a touchdown. With the extra point being good, we went into overtime.
After a brief #ItDidntFlip scandal with the coin toss, Larry Fitzgerald came alive and took that ball 75 yards to put his team in scoring position. Two plays later, the Cardinals were in the end zone and on their way to their first NFC Championship game in seven years.
It couldn't have been done by a more stand-up guy.
See, Larry Fitzgerald is quite a guy. Back in November we saw him take the time to go over to the sidelines, remove his glove and shake the hand of one of our brave veterans.
The photo was also shared on social media by the veteran's grandson. Colonel Ballard not only received the respect of Fitzgerald, but also a signed practice ball. His grandson, Chris, said that his grandfather had recently lost his wife of 64 years in September. This certainly lit up his day and his life.
The family has been longtime supporters of the Cardinals and will surely be fans of Larry Fitzgerald for life.
The Cardinals will now face the Panthers in the NFC Championship game on Sunday.