Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2021-06-16 08:42:59 –
This must have been how Don Horn felt.
In the first draft topic of the Packers in 1967, Horn saw the last day of the Lombardy / Star era in Green Bay before retiring.
It must have been fortunate to be able to get up close and personal with some of the best he has ever done.
It is not necessary to say that the names Lombardi and Star are treated with great respect in this state.
There is one person around here who is treated exactly the same.
That is Gene Mueller.
I’ve only known Gene for three years.
I have the great privilege of being able to work with him together.
Gene’s impact on broadcasting in this state is immeasurable.
As a fan of him, you are probably more qualified to talk about it than I am.
That doesn’t mean I don’t recognize it.
The man is a unicorn and a holy cow that can be conveyed in the air. Do you feel lucky to be able to sit for three and a half hours a day and become a sponge?
But the way he keeps people away from the mic makes him really special.
As a transplant in my twenties who adopted this wonderful condition as my home, I probably didn’t show Jean the awe he deserved. I think youthful ignorance.
Still, he has put up with me. It was useful. comprehensive. type.
Heck, several times a year, he leaves 12 of my favorite beers on my desk at just 3 o’clock in the morning.
It happened earlier this week.
He is such a man.
I’m proud to call him a friend.
So, Jean, congratulations on your retirement, and thank you.
I am very fortunate to be able to sit in the front row and see one of the best players he is good at.