It’s only going to get worse, Wisconsinites.
Packer Fans Flies Flag at half staff
Greg Kurzynski of Greenfield is frustrated with the Green Bay Packers for trading Brett Favre to the New York Jets and he’s in mourning.
So he did what you’re supposed to do when there’s a tragedy.
He’s flying his Packers flag at half staff.
“When I woke up this morning and saw that they had made the trade, I had to so something,” he said. “It was just eating me up.”
Kurzynski, a lifelong Wisconsinite and Packers fan, said he bought a Packers flag when he moved from South Milwaukee to a house on Howard Ave. in 2003. He flies it on game days.
He’s been on vacation from work for the past two weeks and fuming over what looked to him like the Packers seeming to push Favre away.
Usually Kurzynski spends his vacation at Packers training camp, but he couldn’t this year, he said, because Favre wasn’t going to be under center.
Kurzynski said a letter to Packers general manager Ted Thompson would just be ignored. He figured a flag placed in a position of distress would get more attention.
He lowered the flag, then mowed his lawn. His wife, Gloria, called the newspaper and a television station.
So now Kurzynski has two teams. He said he’s going to order his New York Jets jersey once the Jets’ official online store comes back up. The Web site had been down all morning, Kurzynski said.
Kurzynski will watch Jets games on television, he said. He will watch the Packers too, if the games aren’t on at the same time.
Kurzynski and his wife have mapped out a game-time routine during their 38 years of marriage. He sits on the edge of his chair and can’t be interrupted. Gloria Kurzynski will listen in, but she won’t let a game stop her from doing chores around the house.
“I’ll watch,” she said, “but only if I bet on it.”