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Packer fans boo presidential hopeful for dissing Favre

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Heatherthepackgirl, May 15, 2007.

  1. Heatherthepackgirl

    Heatherthepackgirl Cheesehead

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    LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (AP) -- Note to Sen. Sam Brownback: When in Packerland, don't dis Mississippi native Brett Favre.

    The Kansas Republican drew boos and groans from the audience at the state Republican Party convention Friday evening when he used a football analogy to talk about the need to rebuild the family.

    "This is fundamental blocking and tackling," he said. "This is your line in football. If you don't have a line, how many passes can Peyton Manning complete? Greatest quarterback, maybe, in NFL history."

    Oops.

    Realizing what he had said, Brownback slumped at the podium and put his head in his hands as the crowd expressed its displeasure.

    "That's really bad," he said. "That will go down in history. I apologize."

    His apology brought a smattering of applause and laughter. He tried to recover, saying former Packer Bart Starr may be the greatest of all time, but the crowd was still restless.

    "Let's take Favre then," Brownback said. "The Packers are great. I'm sorry. How many passes does he complete without a line?"

    "All of them!" more than one person yelled from the back.

    "I'm not sure how I recover from this," Brownback said. "My point is we've got to rebuild the family. I'll get off this."

    He recovered to finish his speech, which also touched on Iraq, abortion and his run for the presidency. Another presidential candidate, but one who knows how to cater to a Wisconsin crowd, was scheduled to address the convention on Saturday.

    After all, the Packers won the Super Bowl in 1996 when Tommy Thompson was governor. And he often famously worked into his speeches a plug for Packer fans all over cheesehead land: "Wisconsin, where eagles soar, Harleys roar and Packers score."

    Copyright 2007 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
     
  2. Bertram

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  3. cheesey

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    Remember when John Kerry was here a few years ago, and called Lambeau Field "Lambert Field?"
    I just laughed about it. But alot of people got VERY mad at him. I didn't vote for him because i didn't LIKE him. It had NOTHING to do with him messing up the name. Me, i wouldn't vote for or against a guy because he knew or DIDN'T know our local sports teams or heroes. But.....if you are gonna try to score points by throwing them in, then at LEAST get them RIGHT! :rotflmao:
     
  4. Green_Bay_Packers

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    LMAO
     

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