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Offline longtimefan  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, August 19, 2009 7:05:27 PM(UTC)
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The bigger news is that this surprises anyone. Having lived through Bretts long bouts of indecisiveness for many years, I know that this is predictable behavior from someone whos a good guy but troubled by having to make decisions without a clear, apparent choice.

He would much rather have someone else, through his or her actions or words, make the decision for him.

Through all the drama about Brett over the past several years, I have never felt any sense of closure from him about playing football. He retired a year ago because he wanted the Packers to court, woo and recruit him to play another year, as they had in the past.

But he didnt get that affection from the team he felt he had put into the national consciousness.

Brett has an insecurity about him that is not logical for one of the most established players in the game. He knew how he got his job Don Majkowski was injured and how he could lose it in the blink of an eye.

Thus, his relationships with rising young backup quarterbacks were always at arms length. I saw this from afar in representing Matt Hasselbeck 10 years ago and up close in watching him and Aaron Rodgers for three seasons.
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, August 19, 2009 7:17:46 PM(UTC)
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Having lived through Bretts long bouts of indecisiveness for many year


See, this is what I have said so many times. Blinded by the glare of media hype and Favre's well-cultivated "Aw, shucks" demeanor, fans deluded themselves into believing that somehow he had changed after overcoming his struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction. But the insiders knew all along it was just a smokescreen. Under the stresses of the past couple of years, his true nature has re-emerged. Deep inside of Brett Favre, one of the greatest QBs ever to tread the gridiron, lives a scared little boy. It's sad, really.
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, August 19, 2009 7:22:11 PM(UTC)
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I think Brett -- when it's all said and done -- will be an interesting case study for sports psychologists. On one level he's been immensely successful. His longevity in the sport (for good or bad) is legendary. As are some of his records, his unorthodox-but-endearing style of play, and his persona.

But these last few years won't be kind to how he'll be remembered.
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#4 Posted : Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:57:22 AM(UTC)
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He retired a year ago because he wanted the Packers to court, woo and recruit him to play another year, as they had in the past.

But he didnt get that affection from the team he felt he had put into the national consciousness.


I find this to be the most striking comment. It's exactly what I felt all along, but had never really heard someone privy to information come out and say it.

I truly think Brett loved all the end-of-career montages that every network played the last 2 games for the last 5 years when they thought "could this be brett's last game!?!"

He lives for all the "brett is so great for the game, he's a good 'ole boy" ego stroking crap from every network, sports pundit, and packer executive, so when he couldn't get that steroid shot to his ego from the packers he worked hard until he could find someone else to inflate his sense of self worth (which the Jets and now vikings have done a great job of...e.g. press conference with NY mayor, helicopter following on tues, etc.)
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#5 Posted : Thursday, August 20, 2009 9:51:00 PM(UTC)
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I think the reality of sitting at home, where NO ONE except Packer fans would care about him, was too much for him to take. He HAS to have the spotlight on him, and he's gonna grab every second of it he can.
I guess i don't blame him for it.
I just hope it doesn't end up costing him alot more then he thought it would.
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#6 Posted : Friday, August 21, 2009 11:44:51 AM(UTC)
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I love how people claim they know what another man is thinking for certain.

Maybe he came back because he just really loves Football and like a lot of athletes can't find something to replace that feeling on Sundays. Michael Jordan still has trouble staying away from basketball. I said Favre was going to come back after he retired in 2008 because I felt he still had that itch and most people on this board chewed me out for it. Or maybe its he felt hurt about the Packers. Or who cares?

No one knows except for Favre.
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#7 Posted : Friday, August 21, 2009 2:05:29 PM(UTC)
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What I don't understand is the frenetic need some people have to defend him, when he has shown himself less than worthy of such defense. He doesn't need the rest of us to defend him. Let him defend himself.
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