Last night, Packer Nation was sent back in time to 2008, unleashing the anger and frustration with Brett Favre, despite Rodgers' apparent olive branch offered last night at the NFL Honors Awards Show. Do we have to accept Favre back?
The love affair between the Baltimore faithful and Ray Lewis was awe-inspiring today in his final game in front of his home fans. Donald Driver deserved a send-off far more befitting his accomplishments and bond with Packer Nation than what he got.
Peyton Manning will likely pass Marino today, giving him a clear shot to Favre's career touchdown record. Certainly, it is the first step towards a potentially perfect storm for Packer fans in a few years.
The sack might be the most overrated statistic in football, but the rate at which the Packers are taking them not only affects the Packers chances to win game, but Rodgers' chances for a long and healthy career.
Is Favre deserving of induction into the Pro Football and Packers Hall of Fame? Sure. But having your number retired should be reserved for players who act with class and dignity, something Favre didn't do.
"I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious."