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.
Comin’ right at ya.
Plain and simple.
And I make no apologies for it.
I hate the Bears.
I love seeing pictures like these:
(Chicago Tribune photos)
Come to think it, I'm not crazy about any team that hails from 90 miles to our south. I’d probably root for the Russians against the Bears, Cubs, White Sox, Bulls or Blackhawks.
During my days in the 90’s at WTMJ, I mentioned on the air my “hate” for the
A few days later I received a letter in the mail, hand-written. I can tell you that in my business, a had-written note is normally not from a fan. The author tends to be nasty and generally remains anonymous.
However, this letter contained meticulous penmanship, grammar and spelling. The author divulged her identity, too. She was a Catholic nun, and she was disappointed.
Seems this listener had followed me at WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio and was, well, there’s no other to put it but disappointed at my discussion of “hating” certain sports teams. The Kevin Fischer whose career she followed, she thought would never make such a statement. I remember the letter was very respectful, so, the next day, I used it as the subject of my daily radio column.
The word “hate” when used in the sports vernacular is appropriate in that I’m not suggesting the Bears’ team bus drive off the road into a ditch. It merely conveys the emotion and passion of a sports rivalry. I “hate” could easily translate to “I can’t stand.”
In his Journal Sentinel column today, Jim Stingl writes, “Speaking of funerals, I can't wait to see the Bears buried under their clumpy Soldier Field turf when this thing is over. I'm speaking metaphorically now. These days you have to be clear about that. Rules of civility are elastic when it comes to the Packers and Bears and their fans.
A rare Kevin Fischer-Jim Stingl agreement.
Yes, I hate the Bears.
But no, Sister, I would never under any circumstances want to offend a nun. Now that would be sacrilegious.