Regular PF readers will remember the story of how all those pink plastic creatures ended up outside faculty offices in the C Wing. If you’re curious, check out our archive (click on PF Legend under our Topics heading). In a nutshell, we now create specially decorated flamingos to honor our colleagues or to celebrate special events in their lives. This year, our PF Legend series will focus on profiling specific faculty flamingos.
Many of you have probably noticed the beautifully decorated Green Bay Packer flamingo outside Dr. Martin’s office. You probably also assumed it was there because of his undying affection for the Green and Gold. Well…not so much. In fact, although we all believed when he interviewed that, because of his educational roots with the University of Southern Mississippi, he would be a Favre fan and Packer Backer, his ties to his home state of Minnesota were apparently stronger. With heavy hearts, the PF investigative reporting team is sad to announce that soon after he arrived at UWGB, the faculty uncovered incontrovertible evidence that Dr. Martin is indeed…a Vikings’ fan. Rather than accept Dr. Martin as one of the gang despite his support for the Vikings, HUD/PSYCH has been working tirelessly to try and convert him by providing him with all sorts of Packer paraphernalia. To date, he has been graciously given a Packer banner, Packer notepaper, “Favre Bucks,” and the decorated flamingo shown below. Amazingly, he doesn’t see the flamingo as an object of affection and has even accidentally knocked it over from time to time. Of course, we all know what Freud said about accidents.