Packer fan quote of the year? It has to be up there.
“I dream about this guy. I dream that I’m going shopping with him. I’m not kidding. I’m just saying, we worship Favre.” – Robert Ruprecht in Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback.
It’s always fun for me to see the national media get a taste of genuine Wisconsinness, as it were, and this article by Peter King captures some of it nicely. The only way for these national folks to understands what it means to be a true, Wisconsin Packer fan, is to come here and spend time at the bar or a local place (have some beers) and talk – just like Peter King did.
I was in Door County Friday night/Sat morning and I’d say at least 95% of the people I encountered Sat morning had Packer gear on. That includes the Nelson Hardware store folks who rented me cross country skiis (by the way, several old man injuries occurred on the ski effort including an IMMEDIATELY pulled groin) – the servers at Perry’s Cherry Diner in Sturgeon Bay and the woman making a lengthy trek from her house to her mailbox at the end of her driveway. I don’t want to get carried away with my out of control love for the Packers, but something special is going on here and I think getting carried away may be OK. (Also, I would be a liar if I said I couldn’t identify with having Favre dreams – though in mine he’s losing money to me on the golf course).