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“Two Beers Later, It Was a Great Idea”

December 18, 2007

Brett Favre is going to Iraq. Sort of.

Like most Packers fans, Matthew Bannach, Jayson Wissmueller and Joe Stewart wanted Brett Favre’s autograph.

Not content to wait outside Lambeau Field with pen and paper, the three Marine lance corporals simply Googled the Green Bay quarterback’s signature, printed it and took the John Hancock to a tattoo artist in San Diego while they were on leave. Actually, Wissmueller organized it and talked Bannach and Stewart into getting the $50 tattoos in October.

“Two beers later, it was a great idea,” said Bannach, 21, of Franklin.

I’m completely sober and it’s still a great idea. (Be sure to check out the photo.) There is little question these guys drink Pabst.

I’ve only been tempted to get a tattoo once (Harley Davidson), but these Marines have got me thinking. I wonder what my wife would say. Actually, no I don’t.

It’s only fitting that the country — and Packer fans everywhere — raise a 12 oz. can of PBR to these guys at some point this week.


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