Favre featured in field
ELEVA —Carlene and Duane Schultz thought creating a corn maze featuring Brett Favre’s image on a Wisconsin farm would be anything but controversial.
The husband and wife said Favre is still welcome at the Schultz’s Country Barn in Eleva, even though they’ve received a few grumbling comments after the quarterback said he was considering a comeback and wanted a release from the Packers.
The Schultzes have had mazes created in their cornfield for the past three years and sold tickets for people to walk through it. The couple decided this spring to use Favre’s image as a “thank you” after the quarterback announced his retirement.
The family gives $1 from each ticket sold to the Deanna Favre Foundation, since Duane Schultz’s sister died of breast cancer.
“Once in awhile, we have people who come in and say ’No way. Not if it’s for him,”’ Carlene Schultz said.
Her husband said he’s not sure the grousers were fans of No. 4 in the first place “There are some people who complain about anything,” he noted.
The farm has been in the Schultz family since 1947. Carlene Schultz said she keeps up with the team, but her husband and four sons are the bigger fans. Duane Schultz said Packers fans gathered at the farm in the 1960s because his family was one of the first in the area to get a color television.
Schultz shared his solution to the Favre standoff: The Packers should let Favre start. “Favre’s got a couple of good years left,” he said.
The real problem, Schultz said, will happen if Favre ends up playing for the Vikings.
He said he doesn’t want to think about the prospect.