Mike Hlas has written a number of articles about Kurt Warner. In each of these articles he has only covered part of the story. He has consistently overlooked one set of parents and has done an injustice to two wonderful people.
Gene and Mimi Warner have been by Kurt’s side every step of the way, through all the ups and downs, the good and the bad. When Kurt was at the University of Northern Iowa for four years riding the bench, Gene attended every home game. In his senior year, when Kurt finally started, Gene and Mimi went to every home and away game — from Louisiana to Wyoming and a lot of points in between. Kurt made it to the NFL and again they attended the majority of his games. Gene has attended the last five Super Bowls with Kurt, the last three anxiously waiting in that hotel room on Friday night to see if Kurt would make the Hall of Fame. Kurt wanted him to be there and Gene wanted to be there to support him.
Last weekend was the crowning of a remarkable career for Kurt Warner and Gene and Mimi Warner were there along with their other children; Matt and Katie Warner, Matt and Kari Post. Gene and Mimi are two of the most dedicated parents and grandparents that I know. A grave injustice has been done, not only to them but to all your readers. You owe it to them to tell the whole story.
Thomas Petsche Sr.