I think he deserves a mention in the Packers Hall of Fame for his outstanding devotion to the team in the face of extreme challenges.
I've worked as a foreign correspondent for 15 years, and I feel like the Packers were there on every assignment, from Cairo to Islamabad. On my way back from Egypt, after landing at JFK in New York, I listened in disbelief to the radio in the taxi as Terrell Owens snagged the game-winning pass with three seconds left. Three. In a brutal winter in Kabul, I logged on to the slowest Internet connection in the history of the Afghan capital to see that we had lost to the St. Louis Rams, 45-17. Next to a wood-burning stove, still in my sleeping bag, I asked myself whether Favre really could have thrown six picks. Six.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
RIP, Anthony Shadid
I never had the honor of meeting him, although our years at UW-Madison overlapped a bit. His time in Wisconsin stayed with him. Here is a quote from an article he wrote about a year ago for the Journal Sentinel (h/t Packergeeks):