Saints vs Favre: Kiln fans torn over who to cheer for

By Al Showers

KILN, MS (WLOX) - All the talk at Dolly's Quick Stop in the Kiln Monday focused on one thing: Sunday's game between the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings, led by Brett Favre. For Saints fans in Favre's hometown, it's one of the toughest cheering decisions they've ever faced.

"I'm sorry to say, I'm pulling for the Saints," Waveland resident George McCann said, "because I am a Saints fan and I wish Brett Favre was playing for the Saints, but unfortunately he's not."

"I'm going with Brett and the Vikings because Brett is a homeboy," Kiln resident Albert Necaise said. "Me and him have been personal friends forever. His dad coached me ball."

Necaise said his allegiance is to the black and gold, but his heart beats whatever color Brett Favre is wearing. This year, it's purple and white.

"It puts me in a tough position because my fiancee is a Saints fan and we've got the household split. She's going with the Saints and I'm going with the Vikings. No doubt about it, it's a catch 22. But everybody will just have to start toting their pistols on them and have a gun slinging in the Kiln this week," Necaise said with a laugh.

The owners of Dolly's Quick Stop are preparing to paint over the Green Bay mural that has donned the wall for more than 13 years.

"We're getting ready to re-face it," Dolly Lee said.

"We're done with Green Bay until they get rid of Ted Thompson," Keith Lee said. "Ted Thompson is the general manager of Green Bay that we feel is responsible for getting rid of Brett Favre. Biggest mistakes he ever made."

For that mistake, Keith Lee hopes to see Favre and his team pull off a victory over the Saints.

"My heart is with Brett Favre because he's going to retire this year, maybe next year, maybe. The Saints with the package they've got, they'll go back. I would like to see Brett win it, just to show the Green Bay Packers what they lost," Keith Lee said.

"It's going to be a happy day and a sad day either way," Dolly Lee said.

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