If you’re in Pewaukee tonight, there’s still time to head up to the high school to see JJ Watt’s number get retired. I wish I could be there. I think JJ is a special person. He’s great for football, he’s great for his communities, and he’s great for the kids. But as JJ said himself, never forget where you came from. JJ wasn’t the first to “make it” (and he’s never claimed to be the first). He’s certainly made it the furthest! He was NFL Defensive Player of the Year! But the first to “make it” was Mac. This post isn’t about Watt vs. Mac. It’s about remembering the story. Remembering the giants who came before you. Remembering the past, celebrating the now, and hopeful for the future.