From NPR, Patrick Daley, owner of Manhattan's Kettle of Fish:
"I know it's only football, but to us it's more than that. And we all feel like we're at a wake," Daley says of the mood among Packer Backers.And people think I overdo the accent sometimes. Oh no. Anyway, here's Favre himself:
"I was watching at home last night, I actually broke down (watching) some of the footage. How could you not?" Favre said. "I realized what it's like to die. As I'm watching TV last night, I said this is what it's like for me to die."The tragedy of Favre -- and it is a tragedy -- is that he's a simple man who has been made very complicated. No one who has heard him at press conferences, parsing his thoughts like a cook leveling a cup of flour, can deny this. He analyzes, he weighs, he judges, and he does it extremely well, and I don't think it comes naturally to him at all. He remade himself to be who he is, and now it's done, and now what? Now what.