(Photo) Renowned ‘Favre Barn’ In Wisconsin No Longer Has Any Reference To The Man

For years, a red barn could be seen rising up from the fields surrounding a stretch of road on Highway 10/45 near Fairmont, Wisc. with the words, “”4Ever in Our ♥” in tribute to the Old Gunslinger, Brett Favre. After Favre joined the Minnesota Vikings, barn owner Patti Schroeder “broke” the heart on her barn to properly illustrate Packers fans’ sense of betrayal:

Last February, as the Green Bay Packers prepared for the Super Bowl, Schroeder, along with some help from her neighbor, modified the message on her big red barn so it paid homage to the new quarterback in Packers fans’ hearts, Aaron Rodgers…

…which, while incorporating an appropriate tribute to Rodgers (she even began to refer to it as “Mr. Rodgers’ Neighborhood” instead of “Favre Barn”), still contained a reference to Favre, albeit one rife with bitterness.

But that is no more. Schroeder and her neighbors climbed 40-foot ladders and once again modified the the Green Bay Packers-centric message on her big red barn, removing any reference to Old #4 and permanently banishing the memories underneath coats of red and white paint. As you can see up above, the new message, “#12 is #1″ along with the Green Bay “G” beneath it.

I suppose it was time to move on. When asked why she elected to finally banish any memory of Favre from her barn-side and instead go with one solely dedicated to Rodgers, Schroeder replied, “It’s his time.” Yep, I would say so. Well done, Patti Schroeder. Through your actions, you have undoubtedly helped a lot of Packers fans exorcise some demons as they drove by your barn.

And in closing, all I’d like to add is, man, Wisconsinites sure do put a lot of thought into painting their barns. Or is this story simply an anomaly? I’d like to think that the Wisconsin countryside is sprinkled with barns featuring odes to Packers lore. But I doubt it. Even folks from Wisconsin aren’t that kooky.

Favre banished from Winchester barn [Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]

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  1. revrose49

    October 28, 2011 at 4:01 am

    If it wasn’t for the fans, the Packers would be a better team. When the Packers are losing, some of the fans won’t even talk about them.(Good fans)

  2. Shavager

    October 28, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Just don’t understand the antipathy toward Favre by Packers fans, he was THE dominant QB in 90’s. His records, MVP awards, wins were accomplishments for GB that hadn’t been seen before or since–many records may NEVER be broken. From Bart Starr’s last title in ’67 to Favre’s SB team of ’96 was 30 years of futility for Packers fans and in his prime the gunslinger could beat anyone. Packers mangmt. shoulders a lot of the blame as well as media–Thompson, Murphy first pushed him to retire, when he decided to play again–did anyone REALLY think Favre was ready to quit?? Then they tried to pay him to retire, then refused his offer of a trade to team of his request. He came back with a season in ’07 nearly taking Vikings to SB with stats and results most QB’s in their prime don’t put up–at the age of 39–greatest season of any QB at that age. Packers should’ve traded him in the beginning just as 49ers did with Joe Montana, let the man go where he wanted. This “traitor” tag Packers fans hang on him is ridiculous and childish. How many would sit home and not work again if their employer fired them from a job they loved for so many years if another competing employer offered you the same job, same opportunity? I salute Brett Favre for his durability and willingness to play through injuries most would sit out with, for his warrior mentality, never quit attitude. He was and is one of the GREATEST QB’s to ever play the game, a first ballot HOF’er and incredible player of his time.

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