Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
3 Pages<123>
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Online mi_keys  
#11 Posted : Tuesday, September 8, 2009 1:14:02 PM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 295
Applause Received: 504
" said: Go to Quoted Post
" said: Go to Quoted Post
There are, of course, thousands of Packers fans in the Twin Cities. I've probably run into or heard from, oh, all of them. Not one can let go of the Favre thing. They are obsessed with his decisions to retire and then not to retire.


What irks me about this opinion piece is not that it's inflammatory (opinion pieces often are) but that it's irrational, which a trained journalist should not be. Leaving aside the obvious hyperbole in the statement quoted above, it's still irrational. He's "run into or heard from" every one of the thousands of Packers fans in his area? "Not one can let go" of the fact Favre no longer plays for the Packers? Really? Even without regard to the fact that he fails utterly to differentiate between Packers fans and Favre fans, his argument completely ignores the obvious fact that only those Packers/Favre fans who actually care about this situation would bother to contact him. People like me, who couldn't care less, would not take the time to write him, and therefore would not be represented. His sample is therefore not only not representative, it's entirely biased.


+1

I'm looking forward to seeing just how desperate their articles will become if the Vikings start to falter this year and the Favre saga blows up in their face.
Offline Cheesey  
#12 Posted : Tuesday, September 8, 2009 2:15:30 PM(UTC)
Rank: Honored Member

United States
Joined: 7/28/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 612
Applause Received: 741
I just laughed!
A guy that wants people to stop talking about Favre, talks about Favre.

There are good and bad fans of ALL teams. Thats fact.
To make a big deal out of it.........i guess he had nothing to write about, so he used "old faithful" to make up a column.
Offline Pack93z  
#13 Posted : Tuesday, September 8, 2009 2:23:12 PM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Bronze: 2012

United States
Joined: 3/16/2007(UTC)
Location: North Central Wisconsin
Applause Given: 429
Applause Received: 1,186
Favre will always hold a place in Packer fans hearts.. and uttering his name is sure to bring an emotion of some sort to a majority of the Packer fan base.

Unless you view it as how modern day sports works with players moving around like nomads, you will be left hanging on in either grief or anger.

They parted ways.. it is done and moving forward.

Put I think it is in error to push someone to move past it that isn't ready.. people handle things differently.
Offline Cheesey  
#14 Posted : Tuesday, September 8, 2009 2:31:22 PM(UTC)
Rank: Honored Member

United States
Joined: 7/28/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 612
Applause Received: 741
Thats true Pack93z!
Everyone deals with it their own way.
Some choose to follow Favre everywhere he goes, and they have a right to do so.
Heck, i still care alot about the guy. I hope he doesn't get hurt. Thats my main "concern" for him. I do NOT want him to do well for the Vikings, because I'm not a fan of the Vikings. Is that spewing venom? I don't think so, but that writer might see it that way.
I want the Packers to "spank" the Vikings both games this year. But i also hope NO player on EITHER team gets hurt.
My wife is one that follows Favre. She has never been a football fan, and only watched with me to see what Favre would do. So i don't say anything bad about him, or she gets mad at me!!!LOLOL!!!
Offline TwinkieGorilla  
#15 Posted : Tuesday, September 8, 2009 3:11:46 PM(UTC)
Rank: Member

Joined: 9/14/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 19
Applause Received: 43
meh.

*yawn*

who?
Offline Formo  
#16 Posted : Tuesday, September 8, 2009 3:27:01 PM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

Joined: 8/12/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 216
Applause Received: 154
" said: Go to Quoted Post
So i don't say anything bad about him, or she gets mad at me!!!LOLOL!!!


Now that is funny. lol
Offline LambeauEast  
#17 Posted : Tuesday, September 8, 2009 3:57:31 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 10/19/2007(UTC)
Applause Given: 5
Applause Received: 20
I embrace my hatred...I nurture my hatred...I LOVE my hatred! And the whole "poison pill" was not because they didn't want anyone else to have him, (he was traded to the Jets, so that is obviously not true...silly dhazer) it was because they knew LAST season he wanted to be a Queen, and they were right!

Oh, and can I please hear the "Lombardi left to coach the Redskins" argument again?! He did, but oddly enough it WASN'T the Queens, Bears or Lions...therefor making that argument null and void in my opinion.

Thank you, and good day!
Offline Nonstopdrivel  
#18 Posted : Tuesday, September 8, 2009 8:24:31 PM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

United States
Joined: 9/14/2008(UTC)
Location: Germany
Applause Given: 389
Applause Received: 263
" said: Go to Quoted Post
Oh, and can I please hear the "Lombardi left to coach the Redskins" argument again?!


As a matter of fact, the Lions went 4-0 in the preseason but went 0-16 in the regular season.
Offline LambeauEast  
#19 Posted : Wednesday, September 9, 2009 12:37:39 AM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 10/19/2007(UTC)
Applause Given: 5
Applause Received: 20
" said: Go to Quoted Post
" said: Go to Quoted Post
Oh, and can I please hear the "Lombardi left to coach the Redskins" argument again?!


As a matter of fact, the Lions went 4-0 in the preseason but went 0-16 in the regular season.


+1 to you, Non...you don't miss a thing!
Offline ILikeThePackers39  
#20 Posted : Wednesday, September 9, 2009 1:05:23 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 8/11/2008(UTC)
" said: Go to Quoted Post
" said: Go to Quoted Post
There are, of course, thousands of Packers fans in the Twin Cities. I've probably run into or heard from, oh, all of them. Not one can let go of the Favre thing. They are obsessed with his decisions to retire and then not to retire.


What irks me about this opinion piece is not that it's inflammatory (opinion pieces often are) but that it's irrational, which a trained journalist should not be. Leaving aside the obvious hyperbole in the statement quoted above, it's still irrational. He's "run into or heard from" every one of the thousands of Packers fans in his area? "Not one can let go" of the fact Favre no longer plays for the Packers? Really? Even without regard to the fact that he fails utterly to differentiate between Packers fans and Favre fans, his argument completely ignores the obvious fact that only those Packers/Favre fans who actually care about this situation would bother to contact him. People like me, who couldn't care less, would not take the time to write him, and therefore would not be represented. His sample is therefore not only not representative, it's entirely biased.



Thank you. I can assure you he's not ever run into me. He'd remember that.
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
3 Pages<123>
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error


Fan Shout
gbguy20 (13m): i like waffles
Mucky Tundra (1h): mmm Waffles
IronMan (15h): seriously. Waffle House
IronMan (15h): Waffle House!
Mucky Tundra (29-Apr): In unrelated news, a six figure sum was wired to Dr James Andrews bank account in the Cayman Islands
Zero2Cool (29-Apr): Dr. James Andrews, who examined Myles Jack in December, told the UCLA LB today that he does not need micro-fracture surgery.
wpr (29-Apr): 64321 is still available
Mucky Tundra (29-Apr): thanks wpr, now i have to change it :(
wpr (29-Apr): Right. Mucky is 12346. Big difference.
Mucky Tundra (29-Apr): because i'm smarter than he is ;)
Zero2Cool (29-Apr): 12345 didn't fare well for Tunsil, what makes you think it will for you?
Mucky Tundra (29-Apr): I don't want to reset my password
Zero2Cool (29-Apr): First round is over. Reset your passwords.
Zero2Cool (29-Apr): Thompson on Clark: We thought he was the best player available.
IronMan (28-Apr): Brady won his appeal. no suspension.
Yerko (28-Apr): Happy Draft Day everyone!
Pack93z (28-Apr): Buckeye players that is... speaking of that, anyone see Buckeye around?
Pack93z (28-Apr): You certainly can have enough Buckeyes.... and 1 is probably too many. lol.
Zero2Cool (27-Apr): draft chat party tomorrow boys/girls welcome come all
wpr (27-Apr): Hawk is a FA
IronMan (27-Apr): AJ Hawk is still in the NFL?
FLORIDA PACKER88 (27-Apr): You can Never have Enough Buckeyes! Lets sign Lil animal Laurinitis and Hawk and put em both in the middle! ;)
wpr (26-Apr): 48 hrs until Christmas!
Zero2Cool (26-Apr): We have one too many Buckeye on the team already!!
Porforis (26-Apr): AJ Hawk released. Lol if the packers picked him up, would make for some spirited debate
Zero2Cool (25-Apr): Tom Brady re-suspended for four games. Boring.
Zero2Cool (25-Apr): and next year it'll take 24 seconds to do 2017 ;-)
Zero2Cool (25-Apr): 2016 NFL Pick'em schedule ... done!
IronMan (25-Apr): ball for 14 seconds and doesn't even get a shot off. lol
IronMan (25-Apr): So the Hawks call a TO with 15 seconds left, the coach scribbles some play down on the board. They inbound it to Teague and he holds the bal
Zero2Cool (25-Apr): Scores for every season matchup dating back to 2012 ... done!
wpr (23-Apr): Smokey I posted something a day or so ago that it is 10 + mil
Smokey (23-Apr): How much CAP money is left in the Packers acct. ?
Zero2Cool (23-Apr): ;-) until tomorrow folks
Zero2Cool (21-Apr): Always surprised how deep his non-singing voice was and also how high pitched he sang.
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

Current Headlines

2016 Opponents
Sunday, Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM
at Jaguars
Sunday, Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Oct 2 @ 12:00 AM
BYE
Sunday, Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM
GIANTS
Sunday, Oct 16 @ 3:25 PM
COWBOYS
Thursday, Oct 20 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 30 @ 12:00 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Nov 6 @ 3:25 PM
COLTS
Sunday, Nov 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Titans
Sunday, Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM
at Redskins
Monday, Nov 28 @ 7:30 PM
at Eagles
Sunday, Dec 4 @ 12:00 PM
TEXANS
Sunday, Dec 11 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Dec 18 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Saturday, Dec 24 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Jan 1 @ 12:00 PM
at Lions

Think About It
Think About It

Recent Topics
13m / Green Bay Packers Talk / TedThompsonsShades

16m / Green Bay Packers Talk / Wade

45m / Green Bay Packers Talk / Laser Gunns

57m / Green Bay Packers Talk / Wade

4h / Green Bay Packers Talk / millertime

4h / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

4h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

16h / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

20h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Wade

20h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

20h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DakotaT

29-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / Wade

29-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / buckeyepackfan

29-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

29-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / millertime


Tweeter