Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
The Brett Favre retirement soap opera isn’t about to end soon.
Around 9:00 this morning, Karen Taubenheim left a comment on my latest Favre blog. Here’s part of that comment:
Where is the outrage? Where are the fans that show up for a scrimage, a pep-rally in below zero weather, the fans who purchased chunks of dirt in a box called the frozen tundra a few years back, the ones that display flags on their cars, and wear their Packer garb every Packer-Friday to work?
All week long I was waiting for some radio-disc jockey to organize a rally or march down "Holmgren Way" demanding the owners override TT and get Favre back.
Owners? Who are the owners, a bunch of fans who bought stock in the team or a Board of Directors, I don't really know, but this is the same state of WI that practically declared a day of mourning last spring when Favre announced retirement.
Perhaps a little bit of public pressure could have swayed TT to do the right thing? We'll never know. I really am surprised that the Favre faithful didn't rally for him. Or have they grown tired of the yearly ritual of "will he or won't he?" hmm?
Here’s Karen’s answer from jsonline.com:
“Two brothers from the Milwaukee area have just turned up the heat on getting the Packers to bring back the future Hall of Fame quarterback after Favre told Packers officials that he wanted the team to release him so that he could play for another team.
The brothers have established a Web site -- www.bringbackbrettfavre.com -- that should be up and running by 5 this afternoon and are in the process of organizing a rally that will be held beginning at noon Sunday at Lambeau Field.”
Meanwhile the Packers continue insulting Favre. Again, from jsonline.com:
“GM Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy told The Associated Press on Saturday that the star quarterback was welcome to rejoin the team but would have to be a backup.”
Ted Thompson has to be the bonehead of the year.
More from ESPN, including thoughts from Chris Mortensen.