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.
I’ve been fawning over Brett Favre a lot this year. I don’t apologize and I’m not backtracking on any position I’ve taken.
But I always try to be fair, and Favre did not have a good game Sunday in a loss to the lowly Seattle Seahawks. His Jets played poorly, too. All season long, New York has risen to the occasion against really good teams. When the schedule had their opposition some of the NFL’s worst, the Jets turned mediocre, an inconsistency they need to correct.
The Jets have had 4 losses to inferior teams out west. Imagine if they had won those games as they should have. The Jets would be 13-2, and we’d be talking Favre for a 4th MVP.
Because the expectations for Favre are closer to the man in the cape rather than Clark Kent, when he doesn’t light up the stat sheet, the criticism flows. Likewise, the expectations for Aaron Rogers are lower. So when he puts up decent numbers as he did Monday night against the Bears, but the Packers still lose, Packer Nation, in its up North der aina style waxes poetic with something like, “Duuuuhhhhh, ya can’t blame Rodgers. Da guy didn’t get da field goal blocked, ya know. Give da kid a break! He’ll get better! We’ll get ‘em next year! Go Pack!”
Spoken like a true Packer fan satisfied with mediocrity simply because it’s the Packers.
Back to Favre. What’s with him lately?
And that’s from a guy who ought to know.