Monday, July 14, 2008
Company with too much time on hands: Keep Favre
A Chicago communications company conducted a poll of Green Bay citizens via the telephone with 74 percent participating. The results? According to MarketWatch.com: "Other than the 33 percent who want Favre to start, 19 percent said they want him to return to the club as back-up quarterback and 15 percent prefer him in a role as player/coach. Only 17 percent of those responding to the poll said Packer management should trade Favre." This is the crazier part of this story: the survey was conducted "by telephoning everyone listed in the white pages of the Green Bay phone book between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday. Of the 49,721 calls that were made, 21,377 answered the phone and 9,995 took the survey, 46 percent of those who answered." This almost seems like a made up story. Who does this stuff. And why?