In a lengthy piece over at Yahoo! Sports, Michael Silver brings us all up to date on what has led Favre and the Packers to this point. It's a great read, full of comment-worthy items, but I'd just like to focus on one that appears at the beginning of the article.
Aaron Rodgers...paused during an individual drill late in the Green Bay Packers’ training camp practice Tuesday afternoon and spied a little boy, maybe 6, among the hundreds of spectators lining the Oneida Street side of Clarke Hinkle Field.“We don’t love you,” the kid said. “You suck.”
First of all, someone needs to smack that kid.
Secondly, where is he getting this stuff? Oh, that's right. From his Northeast Wisconsin hobbit parents. I am so sick and tired of the willful ignorance that I encountered while visiting the once-great-but-now-suspect state of Wisconsin. This kids parents have obviously told him "Brett Favre is the greatest player ever and the Packers don't want him back. Aaron Rodgers sucks and won't win anything. Now go have fun watching practice!" Question for this kids parents: When Ron Wolf traded a first round pick for a third string quarterback, what did you do? Oh that's right. You lambasted him and were perched on the rails at training camp telling Favre how much he sucked and how Don Majkowski was the greatest quarterback since Bart Starr. In short: You don't know a damn thing about playing quarterback in the NFL, or about football in general. Stop spreading your ignorance to the next generation, who should have their OWN heroes to cheer for.
Again, this is only one small, fairly inconsequential part of the whole Silver article. You really should read the whole thing. That first part just really got to me.
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