Saturday, July 12, 2008

more Favre drama

So, there's been a new development in Green Bay.  The whiny ex-Packer quarterback formally requested his release from Green Bay via letter that arrived yesterday—the Dear John letter that must break so many hearts in Wisconsin.  Who woulda thunk it?  Brett Favre's ego and his desire to play are greater than his love for the team that gave him a chance after he flopped in Atlanta.  (For those of you who don't know, Favre was a total bust with the Falcons: he completed two passes to other teams, and none to a Falcon receiver in five attempts his rookie year.)  The man would rather have a year or two with some other team (the Vikings?) than return to Green Bay as a backup to Aaron Rodgers.

That's right.  Ted Thompson, GM of GB, decreed that the only way Favre could come back as a Cheese Inspector would be as a backup.  Said Cheeseheads—at least at the level of management—have moved on, and are looking to the future with their young, project QB.

For one, this episode of will-he-or-won't-he certainly tarnishes Favre's image as a Packer.  I can only guess into what sort of conniptions this has thrown the digestive tracts of cheddar lovers Wisconsin-wide.  He's no Green 'n Gold saint; not any more.

It also seems like Thompson and the rest of the Green Bay management won't let him play for any other team.  Thank goodness we don't have to read Kevin Seifert, who now writes for ESPN about the NFC North instead of the Star Tribune about the Vikings, conjecture about Favre in Purple.    (See below for why that won't happen.)

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