MADISON, Wis. It's no secret that Green Bay Packers fans hold a special affinity for their team, arguably unlike any in professional sports. The Packers, after all, are the only community-owned team in the NFL and certainly the only game in town for miles around during football season.
So when a Packers player is tied to the organization for 16 years and becomes the face of the franchise, he is considered an icon until the end of time.
But when a Packers icon leaves amid controversy and ultimately wears the purple of the rival Minnesota Vikings in the way quarterback Brett Favre did, feelings from fans can span a broad spectrum.
How fans cope with such a blow to a city and a franchise was explored on Wednesday night during the premiere of "Last Day at Lambeau," as part of the Wisconsin Film Festival at Monona Terrace.
The film directed, produced and co-written by Wisconsin native Michael Neelsen opens with a voiceover from Neelsen that asks: "What does it m...