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Offline longtimefan  
#16 Posted : Saturday, October 31, 2009 6:03:10 PM(UTC)

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116 comments on that site and about 99% are bashing Brett
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#17 Posted : Saturday, October 31, 2009 6:08:00 PM(UTC)

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nothing unifies the mob sentiment like a common enemy. just sayin'
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#18 Posted : Saturday, October 31, 2009 6:14:04 PM(UTC)

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Two of the comments are mine.

The only thing negative I stated was speculation (since Andrew speculated, so can I) that Brett's ego and insecurities were used against him in the sense that he interpreted silence--as in not making the (required) annual pilgrimage down to Kiln to sit at the Lord's throne (I didn't say that part, lol)--

as not being wanted anymore.

A passive but tacit (and perhaps the most classy way) of letting him know that the Packers were moving on without him.

His ego and insecurities did him in as a Packer...That is what I said.
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#19 Posted : Saturday, October 31, 2009 6:55:22 PM(UTC)

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Could someone help me out with the timeline of events? Didn't the Packers front office make an attempt at getting Brett to unretire and recommit to coming back for another season?

The entire soap opera was so vast and the number of new developments were so plentiful -- it's difficult to keep track of the clusterf**k. I do recall, sans specific evidence, that they recruited him after the teary-eyed retirement. He said no; they moved on.

I'm not making this up, right?
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#20 Posted : Saturday, October 31, 2009 7:53:08 PM(UTC)

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Could someone help me out with the timeline of events? Didn't the Packers front office make an attempt at getting Brett to unretire and recommit to coming back for another season?

The entire soap opera was so vast and the number of new developments were so plentiful -- it's difficult to keep track of the clusterf**k. I do recall, sans specific evidence, that they recruited him after the teary-eyed retirement. He said no; they moved on.

I'm not making this up, right?


http://m.espn.go.com/nfl...d=3484868&topId=null

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-March 6: Favre's tearful press conference. McCarthy says he is surprised at how honest Favre is about the reasons behind his decision -- particularly about not being able to commit 100 percent to football.

-Week of March 24: During the coaching staff's spring break, Packers offensive line coach James Campen, whose in-laws live in New Orleans, goes up to visit Favre in Mississippi on March 26. On the 27th, Campen tells McCarthy Favre is having second thoughts and McCarthy should call him.

He does, and learns that Favre indeed is having second thoughts. McCarthy and Thompson decide they will welcome him back. They secure a private jet from a Packers board member to visit Favre in person and seal the deal.

-March 29: Favre calls McCarthy to deliver a message: Thanks, but no thanks.

"He felt at this point we had reached a point of closure," McCarthy said. "Those were his words. And he was going to stick with his initial decision."


Yes, you are right about that.
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#21 Posted : Saturday, October 31, 2009 7:55:21 PM(UTC)

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^ In addition, I think one of the points in accepting Brett back initially was that he'd have to compete with Rodgers for the starting job, it wouldn't just be handed to him.
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#22 Posted : Saturday, October 31, 2009 8:10:14 PM(UTC)

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^ In addition, I think one of the points in accepting Brett back initially was that he'd have to compete with Rodgers for the starting job, it wouldn't just be handed to him.


To be clear, this was a stipulation made late in the summer -- not the late March courtship of Favre. Later in the summer, after everything had reached "Super Clusterf**k" status, yes, the Packers said he'd come back and compete for the job. Then Favre met with McCarthy for several hours, and when it was all done the "train [had] left the station."
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#23 Posted : Saturday, October 31, 2009 8:40:28 PM(UTC)

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116 comments on that site and about 99% are bashing Brett



Oh yeah

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/FIRE-TED-THOMPSON


How many are bashing Ted?

I can play silly games too LT.
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