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Life After Favre

The Green Bay Packers and their Fans Usher in the Aaron Rodgers Era

Published by Sports Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Wisconsin native Phil Hanrahan returns to Green Bay after a long absence for the 2008 football season. He catches games at Lambeau Field and follows the Packers new starting quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, as he begins what one Milwaukee sportswriter called “the toughest job in professional sports,” following in the footsteps of departing legend, Brett Favre. Immersing himself in the worlds of team and town with the familiarity of a local, Hanrahan is reborn a full-blown Cheesehead; living in a motel that decades earlier had served as the Packers offices, visiting training camp at nearby St. Norbert College, attending the Packers’ annual shareholders meeting, interviewing players, tailgating in heat and arctic cold, shoveling snow at Lambeau for $8 an hour, celebrating Packer great Fuzzy Thurston’s 75th birthday at Thurston’s bar, and, at every turn, befriending the scores of diehard Packers fans he encounters along the way.

Hanrahan also journeys far away from Lambeau as well, logging 5,000 road miles and 4,000 air miles following the team and pursuing adventures in Packer Land.

Featuring a new epilogue that brings the Packers story up to date and covers their amazing run to Super Bowl XLV, Life After Favre reveals, with energy, insight, and humor, the story of a singular team and town.