This State Journal editorial ran on Sept 24, 1971:
Wisconsin’s football fans, who know how to take it as well as dish it out, will sympathize with Green Bay Packers coach Dan Devine’s rough introduction into professional football’s league play.
And they will hope for his speedy recovery from the leg fractures he suffered in Sunday’s game.
He set a good example by being more concerned for his team than for himself. And he set a better example of sportsmanship by sending a telegram to the player, a former Packer, who accidentally caused his injury.
To him, there is grim humor in comments about breaks of the game. He knows them only too well.