Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Nun Seeking Induction into GB Packer Fan Hall of Fame

From theMilwaukee Catholic Herald – December 4, 2003:

"From a rocking chair in her living room, School Sister of Notre Dame Isaac Jogues Rousseau spends Sunday afternoons cheering for her beloved Green Bay Packers. What sets this avid Packers football fan apart from the millions of other “Packer backers” across the land of cheeseheads?

The words on her specially embroidered game-day sweatshirt reveal the answer: “Green Bay Packers 1921 — Me Too!” Yes, the enthusiastic cheerleader for the green and gold was born the same year the Packers joined the newly formed National Football League. What’s more, Sr. Rousseau was born in Green Bay.

Her life-long connection to the Packers and Green Bay makes Sr. Rousseau a true fan. But does it make her a “hall of fame” fan? For friends at Mount Mary College, where Sr. Rousseau is a professor emeritus of Greek and Latin and volunteers as a tutor, the answer is a resounding yes. So when the Green Bay Packers announced earlier this year that the club would induct one new member into the Packers Fan Hall of Fame, two Mount Mary librarians nominated Sr. Rousseau"