Recommended (and free) viewing: “Last Day at Lambeau”
Michael Neelsen, director of “Last Day at Lambeau”, is a Wisconsin native who grew up with Brett Favre, the only quarterback Green Bay Packers fans of his generation had ever known. Until all of the complete insanity of Favre’s first retirement, push for return, eventual trade then retirement then release and joining of the Minnesota Vikings changed his legacy, and fan’s views of him and the Packers, forever.
“Last Day at Lambeau”, which appeared in a bunch of film festivals when it was released in 2012, chronicles that entire period. Reporters, bloggers, writers, and fans relive the days and bring the local intensity and nationwide interest back to life. It’s gripping, and really great. For any fan it brings a certain feeling of wrapping up to the whole ordeal, and now, with Favre and the Packers seemingly on the mend as he reaches Packers Hall of Fame eligibility in 2015, is a good time to remember how we got here, and how far we’ve already come.