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.