I was signing books at the Kickapoo Country Fair when a woman handed me a copy of Population 485 that had been signed by Don Majkowski. Apparently she had met him at a football camp earlier in the week and she had him autograph the only thing handy, which was a copy of my book. She was a little apologetic, but I thought it was terrific.
I still remember the excitement of watching the “Majik-Man” play, blonde mullet and all. In the midst of some grim doldrum years for the Pack, Majkowski gave us hope, and he beat the Bears in an especially delicious way.
Then he got hurt. Then he came back. Then, on September 20, 1992, he injured his ankle during a game against the Bengals and was replaced by a new kid named Brett Favre.*
So. If you see Don Majkowski, please tell him I don’t mind him signing my books as long as he doesn’t mind me signing his footballs.
*Sadly, after serving as the Packers starting quarterback for 16 consecutive seasons and setting nearly every record extant, in 2008 Favre abruptly and mysteriously disappeared, never to be heard from again.
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