Who’s that you ask? Apparently, somewhere in the great state of Wisconsin there is someone calling themselves ‘Winks’ (yes, on purpose) and said person runs a blog called ‘The Bucky Channel‘. (Warning: Apparently some people follow other sports teams in Wisconsin. Who knew?) On that blog today, Winks wrote a perfect post called ‘The Point of No Return‘. Money quote:
Look, last season was great and all, but it was just two years removed from a 4-12 season in which Favre did not look very good at all. Many of the same fans who are clamoring for him now wanted him to ride into the sunset back then. And just how good was he last year? I can only remember a few times where Favre has played worse than he did in the NFC Championship Game. Several of those times happened to come into the playoffs, which is unacceptable.
Favre was a great quarterback, but he hasn’t won the MVP since ’97, and the Packers haven’t won a Super Bowl in 12 years. With those facts, why are so many of us chanting “Bring Back Brett” at training camp practices, and why are so many of us calling for the head of Ted Thompson? Favre is legendary, yes, but he is not worthy of this kind of demand or attention.
The Packers need to move on, and they’ve been committed to doing that since the day Favre retired. How could they not be? No one foresaw the summer that was to come, and the Packers can’t backtrack on months of preparation just because he wants back in.
Read the whole post. It is a true pleasure.