Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 14.
While this is a football blog, and that is what the readers come here for, sometimes things are beyond football.
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I have yet to discuss anything personal about myself on this site. I am the managing editor for cover32 Packers.
All the readers know me as the guy who believes Aaron Rodgers is the best ever, Tom Brady is a product of the system, the Packers’ have a terrible from office and so on. Or on Twitter as the guy poking fun at the ones who take life all to serious.
Me writing on this site is me doing exactly what I love to do, talk football.
The thing is, none of this would be possible without my mother. And on Sunday while we all gather together to celebrate, I decided to use this platform to celebrate mine.
Growing up in a small rural town, the thought of sports writing or any success in anything outside working on a farm was considered laughable.
However, I did not, and do not care what most think – that is obvious when my first column was calling out the Packers’ front office on a Packers’ site – this is a trait I learned from my mother.
I have reached out to many platforms to better myself with no concern at all of the failures that could be a result.
The reason for this, was because I had nothing to lose. If I was rejected, laughed at, or criticized I knew I would still have my mom’s support.
Knowing that I had that made me realize I was playing with house money. If I was told “no” I still had all the support I needed, a “yes”, well, that made her even much more proud.
Writing about sports is not neurosurgery, I am not saving lives. I am not fighting crime, however, my work is public.
What I do is a 100% accessible to anyone at anytime. And by that, my mom can follow all my work.
My archives are saved right on her iPhone, and if it can bring any enjoyment to her, it is all worth it.
At the end of the day, not a single soul on this planet has done what she has for me.
Some of you reading this may be a fan of my work, some of you may hate me, some of you may just accidentally click on my work, but that is okay because I have one dedicated fan, my mom.
So this Sunday, I know I can never repay you, Mom, but to quote Tupac, I just want you to know you are appreciated it.
Thank you for everything, it has not always been easy, but you made it seem like it was.
— Bobby Burack covers the Green Bay Packers and is the Managing Editor for cover32 Packers. Connect and follow on Twitter @bburack16.