Now that the 2nd Annual Titletown Awards nominees have been announced, we thought we'd shine a spotlight on each of the nominees for Best Packer Fan Video 2009.
What better place to start than a video that gives meaning and a theme to the 2008-2009 Season for the Green Bay Packers?
This video was made by a family of die-hard Packer Fans in Nashota, Wisconsin.
First posted to Youtube on July 26th - this video was featured in a WTMJ newscast segment as well as here on our site. Producer & Co-Writer Charlie Starks, father Ted and brother Jack are the three featured Packer Fans in the video. The original inspiration for the video? Favre's Greta Van Susteren Interview. Director Rebbeca Brumder tells CHTV what inspired them to make the video:
We decided to make Brett Favre Burning after Brett appeared on Greta Van Susteren's show last July. We all loved Brett (I idolized him myself) but were very disillusioned and upset by his interview with Ms. Susteren. I can remember one of my nephews saying that it was like finding out Santa Claus doesn't exist; Brett Favre the myth and Brett Favre the man turned out to be two separate and distinct entities. This realization was a rude awakening for all of us.
Although much of the response to Brett Favre Burning was positive, we also got some pretty scary feedback from viewers on YouTube; it provoked a number of very angry responses, a few of which we deleted because they were so bizarre and/or threatening in nature.
Anyhow, we decided to make the video as a kind of catharsis, to help us deal with our anger and disappointment with Brett. We didn't actually burn anything of value during the making of it; we took the helmet, jersey, and the signed photos off the burn pile before igniting it. And, we still like Brett and are grateful for all that he (and Deanna) did for the Packers and for the State of Wisconsin.
Well said. Nice video. It sort of says everything you need to say for last season as far as mood & theme goes...If you don't watch the video in it's entirety I must say you are missing out though. There is a BRILLIANT clip of Ted Thompson interviewed at the very end...wow..."Toilet Bowl to the Superbowl" - what a great way to dedicate a piece. Oh and guys - I got a certain Jets Jersey you can actually burn for the sequel.