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Well Brett's back in town-now what's going to happen?

post #1 of 16
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Man you would think there would be more important news around!!
I'm surprised the local stations didn't break in with film of him arriving this evening -they are probably saving that for the news tonite.

So anyone following this drama and opinions??
I just hope they don't trade him to the Vikings
post #2 of 16
Oh, it needs to end!!! At this point really don't care what the outcome is, there just needs to be one. When my non-football following friends from around the country call and add their 2-cents worth, you know its way too big of a story... But I'll be there next Monday night - can't wait to find out who I'll be seeing!!
post #3 of 16
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So you are going to the Bishop's charity game?? We usually go to that one-we get free tickets every year-sometimes we are in box seats!!
post #4 of 16
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Man you would think there would be more important news around!!
I'm surprised the local stations didn't break in with film of him arriving this evening -they are probably saving that for the news tonite.

So anyone following this drama and opinions??
I just hope they don't trade him to the Vikings
You didn't get the rockstar arrival at the airport up there? It was on at two stations down here in the Milwaukee area...LOL They were even tracking his flight since he left Mississippi! They had to watch something with the game delay....

My opinion is let em all compete for it in Green Bay! I am sure he'll win, but just giving him back the starting job somehow sends the wrong message to the other players that they can change their minds a cabillion times and/or whining or crying loud enough will get you your way! IMO

Scott ordered a Bring Back Brett Favre t-shirt and likes to where it everywhere!
post #5 of 16
I'm not a Packer's fan but this stupidity of the last three off-seasons with Favre is just out of hand. I'm going to come back, I'm not going to come back, I'm going to retire, I want to play now. I liked Favre as a player, now I'm getting just tired of him. The Packers as an organization needed to move on and see what they have in Rodgers.
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I'm not a Packer's fan but this stupidity of the last three off-seasons with Favre is just out of hand. I'm going to come back, I'm not going to come back, I'm going to retire, I want to play now. I liked Favre as a player, now I'm getting just tired of him. The Packers as an organization needed to move on and see what they have in Rodgers.
I agree. I think a lot of people feel that way--that the drama is just getting ridiculous. I live in wisconsin, so it's sort of a "big deal" around here. I've tried to avoid hearing about it though it is everywhere. Even on TCS! (no offense to the OP )

But yeah, this whole thing just makes the Packers look bad, plus it makes Favre look like some kind of Diva...it would have been better to bow out with dignity and respect, now there's all this drama and it looks bad. It's gotta be hard for him to step away from football, something he loves and has been doing for years. But I guess that's just the nature of the game, people retire at early ages in the NFL.
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I'm not a Packer's fan but this stupidity of the last three off-seasons with Favre is just out of hand. I'm going to come back, I'm not going to come back, I'm going to retire, I want to play now. I liked Favre as a player, now I'm getting just tired of him. The Packers as an organization needed to move on and see what they have in Rodgers.
You mean like Michael Jordan did? Retired, played baseball, came back, then retired again... This reminds me a LOT of Jordan.
post #8 of 16
I don't watch football, but I always want the packers to do well. I do have to say that professional sports must be the only job you can retire from and change your mind 4 months latter. If I were to retire (not that i'm old enough), there's no way I could come back 4 months later and demand my job back. Yeah I could go to a differnt company, but no one would care.

I too am sick to death of this. I've always been a Farve fan, but come on you can't tell me there aren't people starving to death somewhere that would make a better news story. Or how about the war, can we hear about that. NOPE, I guess Farve is more important. OK, I'll stop I'll be glad if he's back but then I don't want to hear about it anymore.
post #9 of 16
I guess we'll find out tonight what the deal is - is he staying, being traded, "fighting" for his job....it will be interesting. And then maybe the normal "Packer training camp craziness" can begin
post #10 of 16
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But yeah, this whole thing just makes the Packers look bad, plus it makes Favre look like some kind of Diva...it would have been better to bow out with dignity and respect, now there's all this drama and it looks bad.

Well, being a Favre fan myself, I hated to see him go. I'm glad he's back (?? ). But the entire incident was getting ridiculous: he should have just left well enough alone..

However, from what I've read & heard, Brett really wasn't entirely sure that he wanted to retire just yet - and the Packers' 'forced' his hand. I don't know how true that is, but if it is, the Packers' weren't playing fair..

I have and always will be a Packers/Farve fan, and this whole thing bugs me. It's a shame it had to turn into such a mess, and such a media circus..
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Well, being a Favre fan myself, I hated to see him go. I'm glad he's back (?? ). But the entire incident was getting ridiculous: he should have just left well enough alone..

However, from what I've read & heard, Brett really wasn't entirely sure that he wanted to retire just yet - and the Packers' 'forced' his hand. I don't know how true that is, but if it is, the Packers' weren't playing fair..

I have and always will be a Packers/Farve fan, and this whole thing bugs me. It's a shame it had to turn into such a mess, and such a media circus..
I don't think that they forced his hand. Favre has waffled a lot in the past years, and never seemed to be 100% sure until summertime for the last few years. They asked him to have a decision by the draft. To me, that is not unreasonable, and they did take two guys in the draft as a result. Would it have made a difference if he waited until the end of April? I don't know. He said Mike McCarthy would call him once a week to see how he was doing a few weeks after the season. Favre said himself during the interview with Greta that they didn't force him out.

The Packers front office hasn't been perfect in the media spectacle at all, so I'm not saying they're perfect, but I did see less criticizing (leaks)through the media/ public from their end then what came from the Favre camp. The front office was wrong about the tampering charges against the Vikings, but I can see their point that Favre/Childress's behavior was suspicious at that time.

As I said before, let 'em compete for the position! I do still think Favre gives them the best chance at another run for the championship!
post #12 of 16
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I don't think that they forced his hand. Favre has waffled a lot in the past years, and never seemed to be 100% sure until summertime for the last few years. They asked him to have a decision by the draft. To me, that is not unreasonable, and they did take two guys in the draft as a result. Would it have made a difference if he waited until the end of April? I don't know. He said Mike McCarthy would call him once a week to see how he was doing a few weeks after the season. Favre said himself during the interview with Greta that they didn't force him out.

The Packers front office hasn't been perfect in the media spectacle at all, so I'm not saying they're perfect, but I did see less criticizing (leaks)through the media/ public from their end then what came from the Favre camp. The front office was wrong about the tampering charges against the Vikings, but I can see their point that Favre/Childress's behavior was suspicious at that time.
Well, like I said, I don't know how true it is. I'm just voicing my opinion based on what I read & heard from others.

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As I said before, let 'em compete for the position! I do still think Favre gives them the best chance at another run for the championship!
I think that they'd have a better shot at another winning season, too, if Brett's at the helm. But as you say, in all fairness, he should prove it..
post #13 of 16
Not being from there, and really not being a Packers or Favre fan...Brett, let it go. Retire with some dignity. We all saw what happened to Joe Montana when he refused to retire when it was time. He got traded to Kansas City and went no where with a crappy team. So much for the legacy. He became a joke. Brett's becoming a joke to the rest of the football world too, not for his ability or lack of but for his inability to make a decision and what he's doing to his team. This dancing around retirement really isn't fair to them at all.

Yes, I'm a Broncos fan, but John Elway did it the right way. He went out on top. No one will remember the declining seasons where he tried to be the quarterback he used to be. He'll be remembered for winning 2 Superbowls back to back. I'm sure he had the desire to play. I'm sure he questioned his decision - could he make it 3 in a row? But he made the decision and stuck with it.
post #14 of 16
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Well Brett and the coach were having a meeting at 6 pm and a press conference at 8:15pm but nothing on the TV yet. The newspapers were speculating about competing for the QB position.
post #15 of 16
Here's the live streaming video....he (Mike McCarthy) still hasn't come on....

http://packers.com/multimedia/packers_on_air_schedule/
post #16 of 16
Favre and McCarthy have been in a meeting together since about 6 PM....its still ongoing and the press conference won't be until tomorrow.
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