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  • Brett Favre's Place in the Wisconsin Sports Galaxy of Fame

       March 05, 2008

    As this morning dawned, we entered the first day of the A.F. era - After Favre. Brett retired, but he'll always be a Packer. He may not even realize it, but the entire state of Wisconsin will always have his back. It's what we do.

    I was thinking about what other athletes share Favre's stature in the state. Obviously, no one shares the stage with him, but who's just below him? My rankings (I'm totally stealing the format from the late, lamented Fametracker's Galaxy of Fame) are a subjective measurement of how hot and how close these living sports stars are to the white-hot glare of the Sun (Vince Lombardi).

    Mercury (think Summerfest in July)- Brett Favre

    Venus (Rhythm & Booms) - Paul Molitor, Robin Yount, Ron Dayne, Barry Alvarez, Hank Aaron

    Earth (Sun Prairie Corn Festival) - Bart Starr, Paul Hornung, Bo Ryan, Bob Uecker, Jerry Kramer

    Mars (Dane County Farmer's Market) - LeRoy Butler, Edgar Bennett, Bret Bielema, Dick Bennett, Prince Fielder

    Jupiter (Miller Park (roof open)) - Eric Heiden, Don Majikowski, Gorman Thomas, Andy North, Pat Richter

    Saturn - (Hodag Country Fest) - Dick Trickle, Jim Gantner, Mark Johnson, Rollie Fingers, Brian Butch

    Uranus - (State Boys Basketball Tournament) - Matt Kenseth, Dany Heatley, Dan Jansen, Ryan Braun, Sidney Moncrief

    Neptune - (Wisconsin Football vs. Cal State Poly) - Mike Holmgren, Bonnie Blair, Kareem Abdul Jabar, Lynn Dickey, Ben Sheets

    Pluto - (World Championship Snowmobile Derby) - Don Morton, Mark Chmura, Tony Mandarich, T.J. Rubley, Ray Rhodes

    Pretty much everyone but the folks on Pluto are still popular. Did I miss anyone?


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    Comments

    #  March 5th, 2008 10:01 AM      KVBigSis
    You left off Vince Lombardi! (And Bob Johnson).

    I think you're WAY overrating Paul Molitor.  
     
    #  March 5th, 2008 10:02 AM      kris
    LIVING sports stars  
     
    #  March 5th, 2008 9:59 PM      themandownthehall
    A bit off topic. Congrats on the B10 Basketball title. Y'all kick rear this year. Good luck in the NCAA's.  
     
    #  March 5th, 2008 10:02 PM      kris
    W00t! I just want us to make the Elite Eight. That'd be exciting.  
     
    #  March 5th, 2008 10:24 PM      themandownthehall
    I hope you do. It would be good to see some different teams there.  
     
    #  March 6th, 2008 9:05 AM      kris
    I probably overrated Brian Butch, just because I love him so much. On the other hand, I really should have included Joe Krabbenhoft because everybody loves him.

    But tell me you don't love Butch after looking at this picture from last night?

     
     
    #  March 6th, 2008 5:29 PM      themandownthehall
    Happen to be at a steak house for lunch with TV coverage of Favre's farewell speech. Love or hate the Packers, no one can say he was not a class act. Football is going to miss him badly. Another great one hangs it up.

    I was kind of surprised. He looked like he was really enjoying himself last season, but the reason he said at the press conference was it wasn't fun anymore. Glad to see him going when he should and not diminshing his great career by trying to stay too long.

    He said he plans on doing nothing. Enjoy doing nothing Brett. You earned it.  
     
    #  March 6th, 2008 8:52 PM      kris
    I'm going to miss having Brett as our QB, but I'm really just going to miss Brett. He's not going to be the kind of former player to hang out around Lambeau. He's going to be down in Mississippi on his farm and Wisconsin isn't going to see him much anymore.

    :-(  
     

     

     


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