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One Year Ago Today

One Year Ago Today

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It was one year ago today, May 6th 2008, when Brett Favre approached the microphone and retired from the Green Bay Packers.

 

 

 

 

 

I know people are tired of me going on about Favre but Brett is a big part of Packer history and it looks like a big part of our future if he plays for a division rival.

The Favre-to-Vikings rumors are running wild as news leaks about him hiring a trainer, requesting TWICE to be released from the Jets, and his recent discussions with his friend Bevell who works for – you guessed it – the Vikings.

I just want to say that I am not opposed to Favre playing football. I enjoyed his work last year. It was vintage Favre. He looked godly at times and like a rookie at others. Seeing as he was in the AFC, it was fun and had nothing to do with our Packers. Good for him.

Unfortunately his relentless vengeance against the Packers doesn’t seem to be dying. For a man who says he has no ill will against our ballclub, trying for the second year in a row to play for our main competition sure is sending a different message. I never thought I would dislike Brett Favre and I never though one of the reasons for that dislike would be hypocrisy.

Why do you want to hurt us, Brett? What did the Packers do to you? You were paid millions upon millions of dollars. You were worshipped like a god. The team never batted an eye during your eccentric dramatics. Why, Brett, why?

At this point it’s all rumors and hearsay but Brett is right on schedule for his annual “itch” to return.

With us being Favre-less for one full year, I have to say I like where we are. We have a good young team that only gets better. We have a coachable quarterback, great receivers, a re-vamped defense, and new coaches to replace the crappy ones.

Years before Favre retired I always had the feeling that when he left, things would be bad. The dark days would arrive. I assumed the quarterback who took over next wouldn’t stand a chance in hell. Boy was I wrong.

Some think this is much ado about nothing but I think that man is coming back, and he’s coming back for revenge. Revenge for something that is only a reality in his mind and that’s messed up.

As each day passes, more and more Favre news breaks.  Now he plans to meet with Brad Childress, the coach of the Vikings.  Come on.  Wake up.

And for the others who love the Favre drama as I do, I think we might see Master vs. Apprentice in 2009.

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Graffin's picture

Two years ago if someone told me Favre would playing for Vikings, I woulda fought them tooth and nail for hours pointing to all the positives of his character. How silly that seems now. Fu*king guy

Greg C.'s picture

He retired 14 months ago today, on March 6th--not May 6th.

Not that it matters. Either way, he can go screw himself, as far as I'm concerned.

Asshalo's picture

wasted emotions my friend. Enjoy the draft and upcoming season. They got a new training camp field with bleachers. I cant wait.

JRA's picture

If Favre stays retired, as I hope he does, then three years from now most Packer fans will have put the fiasco behind them and start remembering the great things he did for the team.

If Favre plays for the Vikings, he'll have taken an already tarnished reputation and dumped it in a cowpie in Tomah, WI.

Of course, in my mind, it makes no difference. If he plays for the Vikings, Capers and company will simply do some #4 hunting.

Asshalo's picture

If he does go to the vikings I hope Packer fans have the grace to realize not to worry about it anymore...and vikings have the stupidity to think they're superbowl contenders.

JRA's picture

I think the season Favre spent with the Jets has taken much of the worry away for Packer fans. All the great additions to our defense has also helped.

I would also agree that the Vikings will perennially think they have a shot at stardom, only to end the season with egg on their face. They'll do it this year and next and next... It's always fun to laugh at them when the season's done. Although, it would be more fun if we were laughing at them while the Lombardi trophy was headed back to Green Bay where it belongs. :)

Asshalo's picture

I don't necessarily think Favre will be the cause of it though. Like I said earlier they won the division by default last year. They were the definition of overrated.

Erik's picture

It is funny that a year ago we were all sending off like a hero and legend. It he stepped into history bigger than life and left a huge hole to fill.

Apparently he thought he'd take it on himself to piss all that away because Ted Thompson was a big meanie. Amazing what a year can do.

Elmo's picture

C'mon...you and the rest of your Madden generation chorus has been calling for Favre's head since 2005....don't be such a hypocrite. At least admit it, I have the emails...

Ted Thompson, the weird one, has been angling to get rid of Favre since he arrived so that this could be "HIS" team, The Green Bay Thompson's, to assuage his massive, perverted EGO. And you guys defend this mediocre nobody (Mr. 31-33) over the guy who actually delivered WINNING to that perpetually LOSING outpost in the NFL known as Green Bay....

Wow..you guys really sicken me...with your CULT of TED attitude...and the same goes for AROD, a guy who couldn't win the starting position, but justifies it, in your view, by going 6-10...

Do you guys worship losing, or what?

Erik's picture

You know nothing of me good sir, and I can guarantee there is not a single e-mail from me in your in-box. A year and a couple months ago I cut a send off package for Brett Favre for what became an Emmy-nominated web program:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONMfKDP8jkI

This isn't a cult of Ted Thompson, who could just as easily piss away any good will he has in my eyes as Mr. Favre did, this is a matter of being objective rather than giving into hero worship.

IronMan's picture

I remember that video. Very well done Erik!

Erik's picture

Thanks :D

Franklin Hillside's picture

"I have the emails."

Creepy.

Master Bates's picture

The Packers will be much better off when the Albatross know as "Ted Thompson" is fired and burned in effigy in Green Bay..

He is a Cancer...and a LOSER...and you guys worship him...

"Shakes head and leaves the room..."

Franklin Hillside's picture

"Smiles contentedly and says to himself: finally."

Andyman's picture

It still baffles me that guys like Elmo and Master Bates call themselves Packer fans.

Franklin Hillside's picture

They have to because no one else would.

Toby Hump's picture

Master Bates - ROFLMAO. Love that shit bitch.

Asshalo's picture

Nice words, Z. Seriously.

"Unfortunately his relentless vengeance against the Packers doesn’t seem to be dying. For a man who says he has no ill will against our ballclub, trying for the second year in a row to play for our main competition sure is sending a different message. I never thought I would dislike Brett Favre and I never though one of the reasons for that dislike would be hypocrisy."

I'm not sure who initiated this and if he's just humoring some old friends on the coaching staff. Although I'm sure some of it is out of bitterness, some of it is to prove he's still got it-- especially after how last season ending. The vikings are a sexy pick for the superbowl yet again with him as QB and they have a lot of things ON PAPER that read as a QBs best friend. I think he may want one more shot. Frankly, I'm not really offended. In the past year fans and the media have created a lot of soap opera values to condemn either side of this (myself included) and I've heard so much of it by now that it's all meaningless. If he wants to play that's fine. I respect it but I won't cheer for him or against him anymore than I would Adrian Peterson. As far as paying him millions is concerned, the team is still making money off his name. They definitely got their money's worth and I wouldn't take a penny back.

"With us being Favre-less for one full year, I have to say I like where we are. We have a good young team that only gets better. We have a coachable quarterback, great receivers, a re-vamped defense, and new coaches to replace the crappy ones."

I couldn't agree more. I'm much more invested in who we have. The vikings won the division last year by default. Frankly, the North sucked. Anyone who thinks Favre and Culter coming into is suddenly going to make the North the NFC east is seriously mistaken. We played bad last year and we have the power to fix it. Go Pack Go.

Anonymous's picture

he retired on march 6th, not may 6th so a year ago on may 6th he was already making the first of apparently many comebacks...err...getting the 'itch'.

ReadyforSomeFB's picture

On NFL network today, two guys on they're regular morning show were asked which 6 teams would be OUT of the playoffs, and which 6 would be back in. Both picked MN to NOT be in the playoffs and GB to be IN. Lots of excitement out there for Capers et.al. and staff - and the draft.

Now when I hear ANYTHING about BF I cover my ears and sing LALALALALALA.

Yuk

Master Bates's picture

Two guys said that...?

Wow...it must be true then....

The Packers are going to suck this year, just like they did last year.

Count on it!

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