Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) walks off the field after failing to get a first down in the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers during the NFL NFC Championship football game in Chicago, January 23, 2011. Cutler would be replaced due to injury and would not return. Photo: Reuters.
Suppose Packer QB Aaron Rodgers would have gone down in the NFC Championship Game due to an injury that prevented his return. How would have Packer fans have responded?
They would have been deeply saddened and disappointed. Would they have questioned his toughness, courage, veracity, or credibility? Knowing Packer fans, I think not.
Not so on the Bears side. I understand their dejection. However, their vilification of QB Jay Cutler who got his team to within one game of the Super Bowl is disgustingly wrong. Here are some of the comments left on a blog at NFL Fanhouse:
ckandrus2001 1-23-2011 5:24PM
Of course he is hurt. He is always hurt when he is playing terrible. I saw it coming when he started to pout.
gdt372753 1-23-2011 6:33PM
You bet..I Agree...a top flight qb would have stayed in the game and would have argued with the coaches if any thought of yanking would have been mentioned. What a joke Cutler is
georgetheesfeld 1-23-2011 6:42PM
THIS GAME GOES TO PROVE CUTLER IS A P---Y
dblshot16 1-23-2011 6:54PM
Im a HUGE bears fan and have been for 30 something years but little Mary Cutler has to go. When the bears are behind and it doesnt look hopeful, that lil sissy goes out hurt. Aint the 1st time and wont be the last. Play the 3rd string QB and make him into a good starter. Couldnt be much worse that cutler
Alan 1-23-2011 5:32PM
Say anything you want about Brett Favre, but you would NEVER see him take the bench with an entire half to play. Crybaby Cutler quit on his team. If you can stand and walk around on the sidelines you ought to be in the game.
Questioning Cutler’s dedication and toughness, especially in the NFC title game is incredibly foolish. Chicago Bear fans who even give this nonsense serious consideration for more than half a second need to be deeply ashamed. There’s no way Cutler wanted to be on the sideline wearing a windbreaker.
Had that been
The difference between Packer and Bear fans is very wide, indeed.
Hey, Mom, how about it? PACKERS IN THE SUPER BOWL AGAIN!!!!
UPDATE: "Third-stringer Caleb Hanie rallied the Bears in a game they would eventually lose 21-14, but some fans took out their frustration on Cutler by burning his jersey in the parking lots outside Soldier Field." I rest my case.