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.
Some of the comments were about remarks made by WTMJ’s Bill Michaels last week:
"I just heard Bill Michaels, from WTMJ in Milwaukee, on ESPN News, talking about this situation, ostensibly as some kind of expert. He called Brett's brother, Steve. STEVE! Its Scott. What a retard.”
"Not only that, but on some 620 WTMJ show called the James T. Harris Show this afternoon, when Michaels was asked by someone at an event he was at today, if he could recall one sports player ever losing as much favor with his own fans in one day as much as Favre supposedly had (at least in his mind anyway), Michaels said he could only come up with one name: O. J. Simpson. Just so I understand, he was comparing a player changing his mind about playing football again, with someone who slaughtered 2 human beings. What a completely irresponsible and reprehensible comment and I believe he should be fired over it. What a tool."
This is why anonymous comments on blogs are so dangerous. Did Bill Michaels really compare Brett Favre to O.J. Simpson? Not directly.
Michaels said he ran into someone earlier in the day who told Michaels that his friends asked him when was the last time a super-star athlete fell from grace so quickly in a 24-hour period. The man Michaels spoke to said he and his friends could only come up with O.J. Simpson.
Even though Michaels didn’t make the analogy himself, he still saw fit to repeat the totally asinine remark on live radio, which wasn’t very smart.
He made some other comments that weren’t the most insightful. You can listen to his on-air discussion with James Harris here.
Sports fans, typically the ones that call into sports talk shows or write in to blogs, can be truly idiotic. One can easily picture Bear fans portrayed on Saturday Night Live, only in this case, they’re Packer fans:
"YEH, DEM PACKERS, BOY, WIT RODGERS, DAY WILL GO 14 -2 DAY WILL, AND I’D SAY WIN DA SUPER BOWL. OH, YEH! IT’S RODGERS’ TURN. HE’S DA GREATEST. PACKERS ALL DA WAY.”
Here are some of the actual genius statements made on the Journal/Sentinel website:
Get the stones out of Deanna's purse already!! She made you look like a big enough wuss at your retirement announcement. Man up, quit texting, come to camp and earn your job back!!!
Favre is just sinking deeper and deeper. He looks like crap in all of this. The Packers are doint the right thing by exposing Favre for the Prima Donna he is.
Please TT let favre go to the vikings it might be our only hope this year.
Very interesting...I can't help but remember that last playoff game...He (Bret) looked old and cold...He looked like he didn't want to be there...If he came back and got to the nfc title game again....What would be different?? It's funny seeing Favre fans accusing others of not being Packer fans, when they themselves refuse to support a Packers QB not named Favre or Starr. Trade Favre and let these "Packer fans" go root for whatever team he lands on. Like it or not babies you're gonna have to face the Favre-less future at some point. Hopefully it's this year.
Favre left us. I didn't take my ex-wife back either.
This really speaks volumes. Sadly, it tells of a spoiled prima donna who can't make a decision to save his life.
Trade him. Let him tarnish his glorious career by learning a new offense while playing for a second tier team. Hell, trade him to the Vikings, and let the Packer D-Line end the streak by sacking his indecisive a$$ in the first series of downs of the 2008-9 season.
So, Brett Favre and his wife Deanna decided that he should retire. Then, he decides to unretire. I might be grasping at straws here, but those two have been on the ropes before, and wouldn't be surprised if there's trouble at the Favre residence. I'm not wishing trouble on anyone, just making an observation and supposition. I hope I am wrong.
Brilliant. And these people vote, make babies, and operate heavy machinery.