|Another day, another rally for Favre fans|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 14 July 2008 15:28|
On Saturday, fewer than half the fans who responded to an unscientific newspaper poll said they wanted to see the legendary quarterback return to the Green Bay Packers. The next day, a rally drew fewer than 200 supporters to Lambeau Field. And on Monday, only about 30 people came to a similar event in the Wisconsin State Fair parking lot in Milwaukee.
``I'm shocked that there hasn't been more support from the fans,'' said rally organizer Erick Rolfson of nearby Pewaukee ``This is a Hall of Famer we're talking about, and last I checked, the team is owned by the stockholders, not the front office.''
Eric Anderson of Milwaukee showed up in a referee shirt, which came in handy when he engaged in banter with fans sporting Favre jerseys.
``Maybe this shows that more than a few people are sick of and fed up with Brett,'' Anderson said. ``I personally think he should just show up on the first day of training camp and compete for the starting job like anybody else.''
Wearing the obligatory foam cheesehead, 17-year-old Charles Mollenkamp of suburban Brookfield said the 38-year-old Favre is the only Packers quarterback he's ever known.
``I was born in 1991 and he came here in 1992,'' Mollenkamp said. ``I like Aaron Rodgers, but come on, the guy gets hurt in practice. He's no Brett Favre.''
Chuck Perock of Sussex waved a Packers flag while wearing a ``Favre 4 President'' shirt, which seemed appropriate because Favre and Republican presidential nominee John McCain were both scheduled to be interviewed by Fox News on ``On the Record with Greta Van Susteren'' later Monday.
``I hope he's back,'' Perock said. ``He's a class act and a good role model. That's why these shirts were made. He'd get my vote.''