Wisconsin's governor and his wife celebrate 40 years of marital bliss today, but they just might have to do it without the Packers .
What could be more exciting … the Green Bay Packers take on their arch-enemies — the Minnesota Vikings . Add to that, the uncertainty of Brett Favre 's possible retirement could mean this is the beloved quarterback's last game at the highly regarded Lambeau Field . Of course, even the governor is going to watch that game, right? "Well I can't because it's not on TV. I mean this is one of the real outrages of this."
Many Packers fans around the state won't be able to see the excitement because their cable companies don't receive the NFL Network, which is broadcasting the game, and you can't watch it on free TV, either. Governor Jim Doyle doesn't tip toe around the subject. He says he's frustrated just like everyone else. "You know, everybody knows how important the Packers are to Wisconsin and the fact that the NFL and whatever arrangement with the cable companies … you know they can all point fingers at each other but the fact that you can't turn on the television and watch the Packers is just outrageous."
Although he can't order him to stay, Doyle says he's not ready to see Favre go just yet. "I hope Brett Favre plays as looong as he possibly can. He's still just an incredibly great athlete."
For the record, Doyle predicts the Packers will clobber the Vikings, and he still has hope the team can make it to the playoffs this year.