Posted on: August 18, 2009 12:06 pm
You know Brett, we Packer fans love ya, and will never forget all the great moments in Green Bay. Even after last year's fiasco, where I think management's pride was as much to blame as anything else, we wished you well in the AFC. You then retired again, only to entertain the idea of playing yet again, this time for the Vikings...
...you say no to that idea, only a few weeks ago...
and now, reports are, that you will sign with the hated vikings. the vikings. the F#$%ing Vikings.
What's happened to the emotions of Packer fans everywhere is not fair at all. Maybe that doesn't matter. Maybe you don't care. Maybe you do care, I think you do, but it doesn't overrule this burning desire you have to play football. You. A man with nothing left to prove in this game...
Like I said, Brett, we love ya, but it remains to be seen if this is unforgiveable. If you of all people lead the purple and gold to victory against the Packers, you Brett...well, I just don't know I'll handle that. And now, we have to root against you. Packer fans, rooting against Brett Favre. The thought of it is sickening.
I've always supported your right to play. You are a football player, it's all you know, it's what you're great at, it's what God meant you to do on this earth, it's your life. You don't judge my "legacy" or tell me when to hang it up, so I certainly won't do that to you. If you can still play, and still want to play, then play. Life is too short to pass up doing what you love to do. That said, Packer fans can't stand losing to the Vikings, and no way can we root for you against our team. No way can we cheer for you against the Packers and, depending on the division standings, I'm not sure we can root for you playing against anyone else in the league either. I guess I hope you throw for 4,000 yards, 30 TD's, lose to the Packers twice, and finish behind us in the division. That's the ideal.
Good luck playing for second place in the division this year - I can only say, I hope, that to you, when we've beaten you twice and won the division, that it was worth a second place finish (or worse) and the price (however fairly or unfairly) you're going to pay...
Posted on: July 28, 2008 12:26 pm
That's the simplest solution to the whole thing, which means it won't happen. Ego, complications, stubborness gets in the way of the easy/ simple solution. So, for a minute, forget all the complicated parts to all this, all the timing errors, all the egos, and let's talk brass tax football.
This team is built to win now. Period. Who gives you the best chance to win now - Brett Favre. There is no case for any other Packers QB. It's that simple. Brett wants to play. So should QB the team. Easy.
Ownership (reasons aside) is in the way of that. Last I checked, it was their job to put the best team out there to win. With a 13 win team, it's all about the here and now (long term viability is another issue). You are built to win the SB now. Forget long range planning. You go throw those types of rebuilding plans to get where you are NOW!!! Don't undo all of the good work to get this far. This the goal. Do your job, suck up your ego, and put No. 4 at the helm.
But what about Rodgers you say? He hasn't gotten his shot, you say, and has been treated unfairly? 100% agreed. So, trade him, give him his shot elsewhere. You don't take a 13 win team built to win now and "give a kid his shot" with them.
Furthermore, teams don't want to trade for a 38 year old QB and have him for a year, so then offer them to build around a young kid with potential by offering Rodgers. The Packers can't get value for a HOF QB, then trade one for which you can get some value. So Rodgers becomes a wasted pick - what, he's the first first round pick to not pan out? Give me a break. Cut your losses and move on.
And guess what: worse case scenario, Brohm gets a year on the bench, watches Favre, who retires at year's end, and guess what, we're back where we started with an unproven young QB. Sound familiar? It's happening now. Only next year, at least we would have taken our best shot at a super bowl in '08.
Trade Rodgers. it's that simple. It ignores all egos, hard line positions, and feelings. It's the clear objective answer. Which is all the more reason why the people in this mess who have all fouled it up will get in the way of the most logical solution.