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.
2 Pages12>
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline Zero2Cool  
#1 Posted : Friday, October 2, 2009 12:17:10 PM(UTC)
Rank: Premier Member

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2015Yahoo! Fantasy Football - Gold: 2009FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2011ESPN NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2013

United States
Joined: 10/13/2006(UTC)
Location: Green Bay, WI
Applause Given: 2,442
Applause Received: 3,849
Source Link

Quote:
This was no ordinary press conference.

Brett Favre spoke to members of the Wisconsin media Thursday for the first time since his tearful retirement farewell 19 months ago, and the legendary quarterback was at times defensive, evasive and combative.

The normally long-winded Favre answered some of the telephone conference call questions tersely, and his usual folksy and easy-going manner occasionally gave way to defiance.

Favre is accustomed to a fawning media that laps up his every word. But after Favres messy departure from the Green Bay Packers organization last year and his roundabout arrival in Minnesota to play for the Vikings this season, he was asked some pointed questions.

Maybe Favre isnt used to that, or maybe he was trying to disguise some bitter feelings he harbors toward the Packers. Whatever it was, something was different about Favres demeanor in the run-up to Monday nights grudge match between the Packers and Vikings at the Metrodome.

Favre stated flatly that he has never been motivated by revenge against Packers General Manager Ted Thompson, who chose to trade the veteran quarterback last year and go with Aaron Rodgers as the Packers starter. When reminded that he was quoted earlier this year by Peter King of Sports Illustrated as wanting to stick it to Thompson, Favre said theres a difference between revenge and trying to prove somebody wrong.

Sticking it to somebody sure sounds like revenge to me, but Favre was in no mood to argue semantics. You can call it what you want, he said.

Favre said the reason he retired from the New York Jets after last season was because he didnt want to undergo arm surgery to prolong his career. He denied the notion that he was already planning a future in Minnesota back then, which is seemingly supported by his request to be released by the Jets.

Favres non-response about that was curious. First of all, none of that matters now anyway, he said. What matters is this game Monday night. Thats all that matters, and this team has welcomed me here. Its been a lot of fun. Its been a lot of work but Im having a good time, and thats all that matters.

It doesnt matter what jilted Packers fans think of him. If there are people disappointed and (they) picked sides, Im not surprised by it, he said.

So it is what it is. But I can't control that.

It doesnt matter about his damaged relationship with the Packers organization. Well deal with that later, he said.

It doesnt matter that he has never bothered to contact Rodgers. For what? he said.

It doesnt matter how others perceive his actions. I dont think I need to prove anything to anyone, he said.

This was not the Favre that Packers fans had come to know and love for 16 glorious years in Green Bay. He sounded different, but then, what do you expect from someone who feels perfectly comfortable dressed in purple?



This article grabs quotes unfully to fit his angle on the story. This article wreaks of "boss said I needed another article, so I squeezed this one out".

With that said, I thought it was kind of interesting.
Offline RedSoxExcel  
#2 Posted : Friday, October 2, 2009 3:03:40 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 9/30/2007(UTC)
Applause Received: 3
Lets assume for a second Favre says "yeah revenge and the sticking it to someone means the same thing". This article would be about how Favre wants revenge and he screwed the Vikings by coming back for one two games, etc.

The guy cannot win with certain people and thats fine. Thats life but its getting sooooooo old.

Its one of those damned if you, damned if you don't routines. Regardless of what he says or what he does, hes going to get crapped on by someone, so I think thats why he said I dont think I need to prove anything to anyone, IMO. He can't win, why even try at this point.
Offline Tezzy  
#3 Posted : Friday, October 2, 2009 4:40:20 PM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

United States
Joined: 8/21/2008(UTC)
Location: Wayne's Basement
Applause Given: 40
Applause Received: 113
Stop the presses! Favre hasn't personally contacted Rodgers? What kind of assinine question is that. I hope you're right Z2C that the article was writen in haste to a demanding editor. Because it was in my view a lame attempt at stirring the pot.
Offline Cheesey  
#4 Posted : Friday, October 2, 2009 4:43:32 PM(UTC)
Rank: Honored Member

United States
Joined: 7/28/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 760
Applause Received: 891
"Favre stated flatly that he has never been motivated by revenge against Packers General Manager Ted Thompson"

That one made the needle on my B.S. meter go off the charts.
Offline Tezzy  
#5 Posted : Friday, October 2, 2009 4:45:13 PM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

United States
Joined: 8/21/2008(UTC)
Location: Wayne's Basement
Applause Given: 40
Applause Received: 113
well if rumors are true that Mike McCarthy wanted him out, not TT, then the question should be rephrased =)
Offline Cheesey  
#6 Posted : Friday, October 2, 2009 5:00:51 PM(UTC)
Rank: Honored Member

United States
Joined: 7/28/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 760
Applause Received: 891
" said: Go to Quoted Post
well if rumors are true that Mike McCarthy wanted him out, not Ted Thompson, then the question should be rephrased =)

Good point Tez!!!
Of course, even if it WAS Mike McCarthy who wanted him gone, BF STILL hates Ted Thompson for not getting Moss to come here........even though in reality it wasn't TT's fault.
Offline El3ment12  
#7 Posted : Friday, October 2, 2009 5:39:33 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 12/16/2006(UTC)
Applause Given: 32
Applause Received: 24
All I can say, is my opinion on Brett Favre has changed Quite dramatically, and its a damn shame. I looked up to him as a great team player and overall guy. I just don't get why in the world he would feel the need to stick it to the packers. He has damaged his legacy so much, its not even funny.
Offline VikesFan82  
#8 Posted : Friday, October 2, 2009 5:58:46 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 9/29/2009(UTC)
Definitely time to move on. F' him. For as many good things as he did for your team, he probably did just as many bad. That NFC champ game against the Giants for one, followed by his selfish acts after the season...and those are only the most recent.

Now that has been scrub is on our team and likely going to cause the same problems....only we will see much less of the good. Count your blessings and just be glad he's gone.
Aaron Rodgers is looking like a damn good QB in the making so who the hell cares about Favre and his "legacy"...apparently not Favre. He didn't love GB, he loved winning games and playing football. He doesn't feel he owes GB anything, and frankly he probably doesn't. He's an NFL player, not a GB resident or Packer fan. He'll do whatever he thinks is in his best interest.
Offline Trippster  
#9 Posted : Friday, October 2, 2009 6:29:57 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Received: 10
Proving someone wrong and revenge are two seperate things.

I think he is or was trying to prove Thompson and GB wrong when he went to NY. I think this year, he is trying to win a SB and the Vikings are his best chance.

He is not a fan so the loyalty of not playing for the "enemy" does not apply. It is his career and job.

I have gone to the "enemy" in my career a few times.

Truth be said, I am sure that the Vikings are a fine organization. I hope he is happy there. I hope he has a good season with them.

I hope we kick their ass on monday too.
Offline VikesFan82  
#10 Posted : Friday, October 2, 2009 6:39:22 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 9/29/2009(UTC)
" said: Go to Quoted Post
Proving someone wrong and revenge are two seperate things.

I think he is or was trying to prove Thompson and GB wrong when he went to NY. I think this year, he is trying to win a SB and the Vikings are his best chance.

He is not a fan so the loyalty of not playing for the "enemy" does not apply. It is his career and job.

I have gone to the "enemy" in my career a few times.

Truth be said, I am sure that the Vikings are a fine organization. I hope he is happy there. I hope he has a good season with them.

I hope we kick their ass on monday too.


QFT! well put. (How does it feel to have a Vikings fan agree with you?) lol.
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
2 Pages12>
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
Zero2Cool (2-Dec) : lol
TheKanataThrilla (2-Dec) : That's a better description Zero thanks.
Zero2Cool (2-Dec) : I wasn't cheering for Cowboys. I was just hoping Vikings lose lol
Smokey (2-Dec) : NFLshop.com
TheKanataThrilla (2-Dec) : Seems best for our divisional prospects
hardrocker950 (2-Dec) : then don't
TheKanataThrilla (2-Dec) : It feels awful to cheer for the Cowboys.
Zero2Cool (30-Nov) : You know you don't have a Google sign in, so ... ahh ... don't click it :-) (having fun with ya)
Laser Gunns (30-Nov) : I don't mean to make the dupe, it happens when I try to sign in using the google account link thing.
Zero2Cool (29-Nov) : Erik Walden has as many sacks as Nick Perry.
Zero2Cool (29-Nov) : Most players fly "home" for offseason.
Porforis (29-Nov) : Or they just don't want to beat their bodies to hell to get a bunch of money and not having stuff around to enjoy with said money
Cheesey (29-Nov) : Well, i guess it just shows who thinks their football job is less important then going out to party.
Zero2Cool (29-Nov) : Green Bay is a smaller town, and it's cold as crap here.
Zero2Cool (29-Nov) : What I've heard and read, more likely true than we care to admit.
hardrocker950 (29-Nov) : If that is true... they don't know what is good for them hehe
Zero2Cool (29-Nov) : That was from Brady Poppinga.
Zero2Cool (29-Nov) : Ted has always been aggressive & proactive in FA.It's just that a lot of big time free agents have taken less to play in bigger cities.
Zero2Cool (29-Nov) : Gunnar, QUIT creating that duplicate account! lol
Zero2Cool (29-Nov) : Reggie ragland was on IR early too.
Zero2Cool (29-Nov) : Seems anyone and everyone related to Packers is hurt lol
wpr (29-Nov) : Boy it's a good thing GB didn't sign Trevthan. Uncle Teddy is a genius. 8-l
The_Green_Ninja (29-Nov) : Silent from Nerdmann tonight :)
Zero2Cool (29-Nov) : Davante Adams turns 6 targets into 5-113-2 in MNF win
Zero2Cool (29-Nov) : Yeehaw
Zero2Cool (28-Nov) : Danny Trevthan to IR with ruptured patellar tendon in right knee. Going on IR.
Zero2Cool (25-Nov) : It's time for someone to step up at corner, Whitt says. He refuses to use injuries as an excuse, no matter how many ways I ask.
Zero2Cool (25-Nov) : Joe Whitt on Randall's return: "That's what we get paid for. Nobody really cares about the rust." Only thing that matters is performance.
Zero2Cool (25-Nov) : LB coach Winston Moss says rust affected Clay Matthews: "We're looking forward to him getting back to his old play-making self."
Zero2Cool (25-Nov) : CB coach Joe Whitt on Damarious Randall: Nobody cares about rust. The only thing that matters is performance.
Zero2Cool (25-Nov) : Packers are 4.6 yards per rush. Only 4 teams with better average rushing per carry.
hardrocker950 (25-Nov) : But Ted will probably blow the pick on another bust
dyeah_gb (25-Nov) : I guess we can be thankful for a high draft pick
dyeah_gb (25-Nov) : happy thanksgiving everyone.
Zero2Cool (23-Nov) : Today's Birthdays: polargrizz (62)
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

2016 Packers Schedule
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 @ 3:25 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
31m / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

53m / Green Bay Packers Talk / steveishere

58m / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

3h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

3h / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

6h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

8h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

8h / Packers Draft Threads / steveishere

13h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Barfarn

16h / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

3-Dec / Green Bay Packers Talk / steveishere

2-Dec / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

2-Dec / Around The NFL / Smokey

2-Dec / Green Bay Packers Talk / Barfarn

1-Dec / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr


Packers Headlines