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RaiderPride  
#21 Posted : Tuesday, January 18, 2011 7:23:05 AM(UTC)
The REAL Message Brett is sending to the Green Bay Packers.

"Hey.. Ok You offered me 20 Million dollars to be the face of the team and an ambassador to the organization, when you chose to go with Aaron.

You offered me 20 Million to show up at events, shake hands, get belly to belly, face to face and kiss babies with the Packer faithful at every public event. I was only required to show up and wear the green and gold until I die.

HOWEVER... I Brett "The Fake" Favre will take 25% of that offer you presented. For FIVE Million I will be there, and sign the agreement with Mr. Murphy with a few agreements to the Five Million Dollar life time contract.

I shall not appear at any event at the same time with Aaron Rodgers. There can be no mention publicly about Aaron Rodgers at any event I am at, and no one is allowed to ask me for an autograph if they are wearing a #12 Packers Jersey.

Every event I attend must not include any person or persons under the age of 40 years old.

You must retire my jersey number next year and Aaron Rodgers must wait in the locker room and not be on the field at the time of my NUMBER 4 is honored.

You must agree that the Packers Organization will never retire Jersey Number 12.

In fact I (Brett Favre) demand that Aaron change his uniform number every year for the next 10 years or that The Packers trade him to the JETS this off season.

If all of the stated herein above are are agreed to, I shall except a lessor offer than was offered to me (Brett Favre) to be an ambassador for the Green Bay packers for the next 20 years.
istanbulpacker  
#22 Posted : Tuesday, January 18, 2011 7:43:07 AM(UTC)
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The greatest quarteback in Packers history.

Guess the 2 Super Bowl victories, 2 Super Bowl MVPs, and 3 more NFL Championships of one Bryan Bartlett Starr don't amount to a hill of beans.
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He will go into the Hall of Fame as a Green Bay Packer and his number will be retired in Green Bay.
So get over it already!

I think it would be funny if they decide to retire his number one year, then change their mind, then come back the next year and decide to retire it again...oh, nevermind.
Nonstopdrivel  
#23 Posted : Tuesday, January 18, 2011 7:51:01 AM(UTC)
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What was the title of the thread, smart guy?


The fact that the thread title mentions Favre doesn't make the following statement any less hyperbolic.

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The guy that took the Packers out of the dark years of the 70's and 80's.


Is it really a coincidence that the Packers didn't win a Super Bowl until after, for example, Reggie White came to town (or that they never won another one after he left)? Favre was certainly an important cog in the renaissance of the Packers, but he wasn't singlehandedly responsible for taking the Packers out of the dark ages.
istanbulpacker  
#24 Posted : Tuesday, January 18, 2011 7:56:33 AM(UTC)
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The fact that the thread title mentions Favre doesn't make the following statement any less hyperbolic.


I considered his statement more trigonometric, though I can see your point
Jacob  
#25 Posted : Tuesday, January 18, 2011 11:01:33 AM(UTC)
i dont mind this at all, i think the sooner everyone, brett included, makes up, the better, because we all know it's inevitable that he will be in the packers HOF, and the NFL HOF, and that he is a packer, not a jet, not a viking.
blueleopard  
#26 Posted : Tuesday, January 18, 2011 11:20:25 AM(UTC)
I think he deserves some credit for actually saying "Aaron" and "best" in the same sentence. Don't think he's even used both words in the same paragraph.

That's sincerity if you ask me.
Dulak  
#27 Posted : Tuesday, January 18, 2011 11:27:43 AM(UTC)
I do find it slightly humorous - but I do agree; we can hold onto anger and resentment or just let it go.

you know brett's anger only hurt himself and us if we let it ...

GL to the packers and let the best team win.
Cheesey  
#28 Posted : Tuesday, January 18, 2011 1:29:38 PM(UTC)
So.....now that he has "officially" retired (I'll believe it when he's not on the field SOMEWHERE next year) he finally has something nice to say about the team that gave him his shot to become a rich star.
Even though just 3 weeks ago he was telling a Bears player to beat the Packers.
The "Waffle King" strikes again.
NOW he loves the Packers? The guy changes his mind like the direction of the wind changes.
And that's ok with me. I don't really care. He changes what he says so much i never know WHAT to believe anymore.
Yes, he was a big part of the Packers winning ONE Super Bowl. I'll never forget that. But he lost alot of my respect with his antics. He will always be remembered fondly by me, just not with the same reverance i once had, before i knew what he really was like.
sanguine  
#29 Posted : Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:10:49 PM(UTC)
I always had respect for favre untill he said to peppers to "go beat the packers".
And now he's stating the packers will win it all.
The guy doesn't know what he wants or what he's talking about.
Greg C.  
#30 Posted : Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:21:15 PM(UTC)
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How could the Packers receiving corps be the "best ever, maybe" when it doesn't even include Randy Moss?


Maybe the brief stint of being Randy Moss' team mate has lit a bulb for him?


Considering that Driver, Jennings, and Jones were all there when Brett left, I guess it was the addition of Jordy Nelson in 2008 that put them over the top.

Jordy Nelson=Randy Moss. Who woulda thunk it.
dfosterf  
#31 Posted : Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:31:25 PM(UTC)
Brett can come back and get his one day contract, ring of whatever, etc. when Ted retires, and let him (Favre) know that.

If he wants to suck up in the meantime, feel free.

Ed Werder (dateline Kiln, 2021)

"Again this week Brett announced that the current Green Bay Packer roster is the greatest one he has ever seen."

"This is his 62nd pronouncement of these sentiments since his last retirement in 2011."

Hopefully Ted will waffle for several years on his decision to retire.

That would be kind of fun. I'm not married to this sentiment regarding the Vikes QB, I just want him to fade away. The lasting "resentment" for me will always be how he played a gullible fanbase and media to spin things in favor of his "camp", at the extreme expense to the GBP FO, specifically Ted and MM.

...And the Favrolites that fell for it-

I didn't give much of a damn that he wound up in Minn. That was his right as an athlete. It's the crap he pulled enroute that pisses me off to this day.
Zero2Cool  
#32 Posted : Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:18:53 PM(UTC)
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If I were Brett Favre, I would have kept playing too. The Packers moved on because they knew what they had in Aaron Rodgers. They were right. Common sense says to go with the younger player. Favre had a nice year in 2009 and proved he still had it. This year, things did not go his way. I hope Packer fans can get over him playing for the Vikings because Favre is a Packer. You cannot write Packer history without him and you cannot write pro football history without the Packers.


I like how you don't mention that BRETT RETIRED, which led the Packers to moving on. Why is that FACT so hard to understand in this whole thing?

/unmount (soapbox)


I don't and didn't blame Favre for continuing to play, or even wanting to play, or hell even joining the Vikings. What other team was a GOOD QB away from being a LEGIT contender? 1, the Vikings, no other team was that close. What tarnished my opinion of Brett as a man, was his comments and his going back an forth and the lying. As a player, I always enjoyed him, always will too.


I know some Packers fans will cringe at this, but I truly hope that Brett signs a one day contract with the Packers to retire as a Packer. It means nothing, holds no significance. I just think it would be a nice "first step" to mend the fence between both Favre and the Packers. I don't see it happening, not this year or next.

Peppers says Brett told him to 'beat the Packers in two weeks'. Here we have a direct quote from Brett saying he hopes they win it all. Personally, the latter means more to me than what a Bears player said. Am I bias? Probably, Brett has pissed me off with some of the things he's said over the last few years, but when the water settles, he's still #2 on my favorite players list. And I know that means a lot to him.
Zero2Cool  
#33 Posted : Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:26:44 PM(UTC)
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Favre launches his Green Bay image rehab effort

Given that Brett Favre had twice before filed retirement papers with the NFL (and then came back), we didnt give much credence to the notion that hes not returning in 2011 simply because he filed his retirement papers again.

Far more indicative of his intentions was his Monday bouquet to the Packers and their fans. Favre told ESPNs Ed Werder, who may have to start selling insurance or something now that the centerpiece of his career is finally leaving the game, via e-mail that the Packers are by far the best team left in the tournament.

And Favre would know how to rank the remaining teams his Vikings lost five of their 10 games this year to three of them.

But regardless of whether Favre believes it, the fact that he said it (and that he cleared Werder to use it) means that Favre likely will now focus on getting back in the good graces of the folks in Green Bay whom he angered by seeking an opportunity to stick it to the Packers after he retired from the Packers and the coaching staff and front office barricaded the door.

Wishy washy as he may be, Favre rarely does something without a reason at the time for doing it. And we think he wants to commence the process of cozying up once again to the franchise with which he spent the vast majority of his career.
dhpackr  
#34 Posted : Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:40:55 PM(UTC)
Thx Brett, c-ya next year when they retire your number and mount it in the Ring of Honor in Lambeau.
RedSoxExcel  
#35 Posted : Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:41:25 PM(UTC)
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Black list the 4.

No ring of honor, no Packers HOF and no retirement. Just don't let it be issued due to the dishonor he brought on himself.

Until he says he is sorry for ratting the team out an accepts full responsibility. I say he has to actually be remorseful and contrite before he gets forgiven.

But I am not bitter. Forgivness is not out of the question.


Come on, no ring of honor and your not bitter? I assume your joking about the no ring of honor, no Packers HOF, etc.
RedSoxExcel  
#36 Posted : Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:47:18 PM(UTC)
Overall, if you think he's a piece of crap and a horrible person and therefore don't like him and don't want to associate with him, go for it. Or you feel betrayed because of his actions off the field or whatever.

But the only thing I don't like is when people try to downgrade what he did for the Packers because of that dislike. I'm not saying any one on here is doing that, I didn't read all the comments. But I've heard and seen stuff that just blows my mind. There was a comment on Yahoo from a "Packer" fan that said "Favre, go away, you sucked, now Aaron is going to do what you never did - win a SB". I know, an extreme example but you can never take away from the fact that we had ONE losing season when he was here. May be he was always surrounded by great teams, may be not. Either way, hate him as a person but don't let that hate go to what he did for the organization.

Btw, only Favre, a guy who hasn't played for the Packers in 3 years can rile up fans this much with an e-mail, haha. I'll miss Favre's drama as it creates something to talk about, lol.
Nonstopdrivel  
#37 Posted : Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:49:06 PM(UTC)
Kevin and Foster together pretty accurately represent my own views on this matter.
RedSoxExcel  
#38 Posted : Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:55:27 PM(UTC)
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What was the title of the thread, smart guy?


The fact that the thread title mentions Favre doesn't make the following statement any less hyperbolic.

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The guy that took the Packers out of the dark years of the 70's and 80's.


Is it really a coincidence that the Packers didn't win a Super Bowl until after, for example, Reggie White came to town (or that they never won another one after he left)? Favre was certainly an important cog in the renaissance of the Packers, but he wasn't singlehandedly responsible for taking the Packers out of the dark ages.


But you can't deny that Favre was the biggest piece to the puzzle in bringing the Packers back to relevence (I'm pretty sure Reggie White at some point said Favre was one of the reasons he wanted to sign with the Packers). In terms of players, at least.

The guy won three MVPs in a row, meaning he was the best or one of the best players in the league when the Packers got to the SB twice. While Yooper's statement is technically I guess not right because one guy can't win games in football, I don't think the thought is that far off.

If people are going to blame him as the biggest reason why the Packers lost to the Eagles or the Giants in the playoffs, then you should also give him his credit for the success too. Can't have it both ways.
Nonstopdrivel  
#39 Posted : Tuesday, January 18, 2011 4:12:34 PM(UTC)
Your post makes no sense. I already said he was an important cog, and you respond with "But you can't deny . . ."? Fine, he was an important piece of the puzzle, if that's the analogy you prefer.

I don't put much stock in MVPs. They're awarded by sportwriters, most of whom are nothing more than bandwagon jumpers who hop on the trendy pick and only twice in the history of the award have they given it to anyone but a running back or quarterback. As Vic Carucci so aptly wrote yesterday: "You have to wonder how that league MVP voting would go if the ballots were turned in today rather than on Jan. 7."

I prefer to look at the results on the field. Favre had a three-year stretch in which he was one of the best quarterbacks ever (and had a fantastic defense, to boot). After that he was, for the most part, above average but not exceptional. There were years interspersed in which he was downright dreadful.
Zero2Cool  
#40 Posted : Tuesday, January 18, 2011 4:14:05 PM(UTC)
I'm down for this stuff during the off season, we're in the NFC Championship game for the love of god, talk about THAT.

I'll unlock this after the Super Bowl.
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