Every Friday, Stuff We Missed looks to other Milwaukee publications (and beyond) for, well, stuff we missed throughout the week. This week: Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre!

• Has there ever been a bigger upgrade in Wisconsin sports than Aaron Rodgers over Brett Favre? We’re not talking about Super Bowls and raw stats, necessarily, but the fact that one legendary Packers quarterback (Aaron Rodgers) seems to be nice and thoughtful and in possession of at least a shred of humility and empathy, while another legendary Packers quarterback (Brett Favre) seems to be mowing his way further down the weedy path of “I’m not racist, BUT…” uncle-dom.

Just compare their past weeks: Rodgers basked in the glow of an incredibly well-received and highly rated two-week stint as guest host of Jeopardy! (Ratings were up 14% from the previous week.) Then, he helped launch the Online Sports Database (OSDB), a “sports version of the TV/movie site IMDb.” Neat! Plus, this moment was priceless:

And now for Favre. Did the increasingly old ol’ gunslinger weigh in on the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of murdering George Floyd last year? Yes he did. “I find it hard to believe, and I’m not defending Derek Chauvin in any way, I find it hard to believe, first of all, that he intentionally meant to kill George Floyd,” Favre said on his podcast “Bolling With Favre.” “That being said, his actions were uncalled for. I don’t care what color the person is on the street. I don’t know what led to that video that we saw where his knee is on his neck, but the man had thrown in the towel.”

Favre’s comments echoed similar “Why is it considered ‘racist?!'” thoughts he’s shared about “politics” in sports (“I can’t tell you how many people have said to me, ‘I don’t watch anymore; it’s not about the game anymore.’ And I tend to agree.”) and a recent retweet about voter suppression that literally includes the line “Why is it considered ‘racist.'” [Yahoo! News]

• Speaking of irrelevance, doddering dipshit Rep. Glenn Grothman shared a typically doddering dipshit take on Cardi B. [WISN]

• Cardi B responded. [Twitter]

• So did Gov. Tony Evers. [Twitter]

• Gov. Evers announced an updated/downsized/realistic deal with Foxconn. “When I ran to be governor, I made a promise to work with Foxconn to cut a better deal for our state,” Evers said. “The last deal didn’t work for Wisconsin, and that doesn’t work for me.” [CNN]

• Alderman Bob Bauman said the big Milwaukee Tool deal everyone is excited about is “in trouble,” and that the Common Council isn’t thrilled about giving the company up to $20 million in subsidies to move to Downtown Milwaukee. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• Amtrak’s Milwaukee-to-Chicago Hiawatha Service is back to full service, baby. [BizTimes]

• The former Birch + Butcher at 459 E. Pleasant St. will reopen this June with a new name (just “Birch”) and a new chef (Kyle Knall). [OnMilwaukee]

• How much money in tourism did Milwaukee lose to COVID-19? “Milwaukee lost at least $608 million in tourism to COVID-19.” [WISN]

• New murals! [Urban Milwaukee]

• More new murals! [Urban Milwaukee]

• New event space (“Gather”) above Good City Brewing in the Deer District! [OnMilwaukee]

• Spanx opened its first free-standing store in Wisconsin, landing at the Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

• Cactus Club will host its first show in 13 months on April 30. Johanna Rose will perform a free, all-ages show in the Cactus backyard, and will follow it up with a screening of  ‘Loon Lake,’ a “docuseries about Rose’s experience building and living in a treehouse in Vermont last year.” [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

The Onion wrote about Milwaukee: “Milwaukee Promotes Itself As Hip, Affordable Place To Live With All The Police Brutality Of Chicago.” [The Onion]

• Have a great weekend, Milwaukee!

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