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From 2006... Sorry, guys.

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When I was in middle school, my friend invited me on a family trip to Wisconsin, where he was born. "We'll play hockey on a frozen lake," my friend promised. (We did). "We'll go skiing," he said. (We did that, too). "And you'll eat your fill of custard and curds." (I'm still full).

It was my first trip to the Midwest. From his mom's Dodge Caravan, I saw Kenosha, Waukesha, and Oconomowoc. Snow was everywhere, up to my waist, and it was bitterly cold.

On Sunday, we drove to his uncle's house in Menomonee Falls, where we played football until the Green Bay Packers took to Lambeau Field. There was a seriousness to those spectators. They swilled Milwaukee's finest. They donned Cheesehead hats. And everyone, save for me, wore a hunter green jersey.

Without exception, Wisconsin sports fans will raise a Pabst or Stroh to Brett Favre, who announced his retirement from the Packers today. If you're a Green Bay fan, what is your favorite Favre memory? If you're not a Green Bay fan, give us your least-favorite.

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One of my favorite photos of Brett is the one from the game he played after his Dad passed away. Just love that look in his eyes. Have a Great Retirement Brett!!!! You are a great player....

Sent by Ruth Gernentz | 5:49 PM | 3-4-2008