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Ted Thompson: "It Was A Tough Time"

As veteran quarterback Brett Favre continues to inch toward ending his retirement and suiting up for the Minnesota Vikings this fall, the subject of the former NFL Most Valuable Player’s messy divorce from the Green Bay Packers continues to linger.
At the center of that breakup was Favre’s reportedly icy relationship with Packers General Manager Ted Thompson.
And that has spurred plenty of speculation that one of Favre’s chief motivations for playing again has to do with wanting revenge on Thompson.
Thompson downplayed whether he was offended that Favre intends to play for the Vikings one year removed from Thompson thwarting Favre’s efforts to wind up in Minnesota last season, saying “No” four times when asked whether he had any hard feelings about Favre during an interview with Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com.
However, Thompson didn’t hide his feelings about the disruptive nature of Favre’s exit from Green Bay. 
“It was a tough time,” Thompson told ESPN.com. “A tough time for everybody.”
When asked to clarify if he only meant that statement in the past tense in reference to Favre going to the New York Jets last summer, Thompson replied again: “Tough time for everybody.”
It’s obvious that Favre, who played for the Packers for 16 years, will remain a touchy subject in Green Bay.
Especially when it comes to the principals like Thompson who were directly involved in dealing with Favre’s high-profile power play last year.

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  1. VikesfaninWis says: Jun 23, 2009 5:16 PM

    Not nearly as tough watching Favre coming out of the Vikings tunnel wearing a #4 Viking jersey and totally kicking the Packer’s ass twice this year.. Now that is worth the price of admission by itself..

  2. ElCabong says: Jun 23, 2009 5:18 PM

    GTFO Really?

  3. PackAttack says: Jun 23, 2009 5:19 PM

    The Villains in this saga in order are:
    Bus Cook
    Brett Favre
    Steve Favre
    Deanna Favre
    ‘end’

  4. hayward giablommi says: Jun 23, 2009 5:19 PM

    What the Favre apologists/Ted Thompson haters continue to fail to acknowledge is that if he hadn’t “retired” after 2007, or was just honest about his intentions, there would have been no controversy.
    Favre would have been the starting QB in Green Bay in ’08.
    Refute that, idiots.

  5. gameday says: Jun 23, 2009 5:21 PM

    It’s really going to be tough on you T.T. when Favre comes into Lambeau and beats the Pack and takes the Vikings to the playoffs while your prodigy mr. Rodgers sits home with the rest of the team during the postseason.
    Wonder how the Packer faithful will feel about you then? Will you still have a job next season?

  6. gary says: Jun 23, 2009 5:23 PM

    Ted Thompson handled himself and the Packer organization in an extremely professional manner. The same cannot be said about the PrimaDonna QB who still carries the grudge.

  7. avansen says: Jun 23, 2009 5:23 PM

    So glad that circus has left town. Pack only has to deal with him twice, the rest of the time he’s Minny’s problem. Have fun with that.

  8. PeterGundrum says: Jun 23, 2009 5:33 PM

    Ted Thompson is “The Man”.
    We’ve got a very good quarterback playing in Green Bay now and for probably the next decade. And it’s all because of Ted Thompson. First by drafting him when nobody else wanted Rogers and then by knowing when it was time to cut loose Favre.
    Thompson handled that Favre situation beautifully and he did it with class which is something you can’t say for Brett Favre.
    Brett Favre can go screw himself and go mess up another franchise. He never cared about the Green Bay Packers. He only cared about himself and it’s been proven the last couple of years.
    I don’t care if Brett Favre ever shows his face in Green Bay again. The guy was way overrated in the first place. He’s a choker in big game situations when the game is on the line.
    Have fun with that moron Minnesota Vikings. Ha Ha. I love how you fools think that knucklehead is going to help you at 40 yrs old.

  9. jrmbadger says: Jun 23, 2009 5:37 PM

    And how is this news? “It was a tough time”, the sky is blue, grass is green, the sun rises.
    Duh…..
    What did you think? He enjoyed it?
    Sometimes I wonder if Florio keeps posting this Favre stuff constantly for the sole purpose of getting Viking and Packer fans into fights, thereby boosting his post and visitor count as well as his ad revenue.
    Nothing to see here, move along.

  10. Mactator says: Jun 23, 2009 5:38 PM

    “What about me” Favre just destroyed whatever integrity and legacy he had left with all his “4″ year old antics. Just proves that he’s not the most sharpest chainsaws in the shed!

  11. ZN0rseman says: Jun 23, 2009 5:38 PM

    I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again…
    At no point has the Packers front office treated Favre like they should have.
    If they were determined not to start the greatest legend in franchise history, fine. But they should have done the right thing and by just wishing him well and cutting him loose. Instead they proceeded to play hardball and mess things up even more by offering him a bribe not to play again. Then they screwed up again by making idiotic and frivolous claims of tampering against the Vikings. And then finally they proved their asshattedness up by doing everything short of putting a bullet in Brett’s knee to keep him from playing where he wanted to.
    In short, Thompson and McCarthy suck… and they proved it in their horrid handling of the greatest player in Packers history.
    $0.02,
    –Z

  12. ShimSham says: Jun 23, 2009 5:38 PM

    Everyone mocking Thompson by talking about how Favre will destroy the Packers on the field is just kind of assuming that’s going to happen.
    Favre knows nothing really about the Packers defense (schematically.)
    Yet the Packers know everything about Favre, and the offense he’ll run in Minnesota. The throws he can and can’t make. What plays he likes to run. What he audibles to in certain situations.

  13. bigstretch says: Jun 23, 2009 5:39 PM

    FAVRE CLOCK = ZERO DAYS

  14. drew says: Jun 23, 2009 5:41 PM

    I’m sick of this garbage. PFT, when not discussing bicycles and justice, has been and will always remain Pro Favre Talk. And I mean that in the opposite of what “Pro Favre Talk” would generally mean.
    Florio and co., let Favre screw up his legacy by himself. Posting under the guise of Aaron Wilson is sly Florio. Stop trying to accelerate the process, and let sleeping dogs unretire. Quit trying to milk hits with this Favre garbage, you guys are partnered with NBC for pete’s sake (no, not Peter King).
    The return of Lord Favre will happen regardless of what PFT does. So why doesn’t PFT talk about other things? Like more Jim Brown rants. In fact anything related to Jim Brown, maybe his movie career (the Dirty Dozen, anyone?), or his 100 rifles sex scene with Raquel Welsh.

  15. CKL says: Jun 23, 2009 5:47 PM

    The thing I really love about the whole Favre saga is that now more people are starting to see the turd he has always been. That’s fun.

  16. bigstretch says: Jun 23, 2009 5:47 PM

    maybe it should be measured in hours….
    PFT has me on the edge of my seat with all this breaking news.
    the fact that i hate Brett Favre, the bitter whinny self centered fame whore, makes me feel terrible.
    I wonder if this is what it would feel like to find out that Clint Eastwood is a D-Bag in real life.

  17. VikesfaninWis says: Jun 23, 2009 5:51 PM

    I absolutely love how all GB fans looked at Favre as a God when he was in GB all those years yet now he can go screw himself. About typical of the inbreeding Packer fans these days. Its all jealousy knowing that we kicked your asses last year without Favre, and we will dismantle you this year with Favre. Jealousy will get you GB fans nowhere except 3rd place ahead of the Lions if you are lucky.

  18. SUPERBENGALFAN says: Jun 23, 2009 5:53 PM

    Sour Grapes. Brett Farve has the right to decide whether or not he wants to play football, if someone is willing to hire him, he owes nothing to the Packers who didn’t want him any longer. Case closed.
    Go VIKINGS!!

  19. gameday says: Jun 23, 2009 5:54 PM

    hayward giablommi says:
    June 23rd, 2009 at 5:19 pm
    What the Favre apologists/Ted Thompson haters continue to fail to acknowledge is that if he hadn’t “retired” after 2007, or was just honest about his intentions, there would have been no controversy.
    Favre would have been the starting QB in Green Bay in ‘08.
    Refute that, idiots.
    ****************************************************
    He has a right to change his mind if he wants to. Dont know what you mean by “honest” he retired and changed his mind. Hell, Ive done it twice myself.
    I know your probably only 15 or so sonny. But once youve put some time into your work for quite a few years, it’s not always easy to walk away. I retired, found out I still wanted to work, so I went back to train new hires.
    I D I O T!

  20. packman says: Jun 23, 2009 5:56 PM

    When Favre played for the pack he was overrated, sucked, can win the big one etc…now that he is going to play for the Queens he is the greatest almost 40 year old QB to ever play and gonna take them to a Superbowl. Dream on

  21. letitride says: Jun 23, 2009 6:11 PM

    I love how the Vikes fans assume Favre will win. the eternal optimism that has been here for the 20 years I’ve lived in MPLS. That in itself will make it all that much more special when the Vikes fall flat on their face at the hands of Favre and once again Vikes fans hopes are dashed. You can’t make it up!
    Favre and AP – the 2009 turnover machine

  22. myasylum says: Jun 23, 2009 6:11 PM

    hayward giablommi
    1. Thompson didn’t want Farve there from day 1 – Idiot.
    2. Thompson did NOTHING to help the offense while Favre was there – Idiot.
    3. Favre felt pressured into retiring because he knew Thompson didn’t want him there -Idiot
    4. If Favre had a better support around him (other then Driver), and a supportive GM there wouldn’t be any controversy either – Idiot.
    Theres more then one side to the story, neither of which was handled correctly.
    They were both “idiots” in the situation. Now leave the man alone and let him play football if he wants to. Oh yea… Idiot.

  23. gameday says: Jun 23, 2009 6:12 PM

    hayward giablommi says:
    June 23rd, 2009 at 5:19 pm
    What the Favre apologists/Ted Thompson haters continue to fail to acknowledge is that if he hadn’t “retired” after 2007, or was just honest about his intentions, there would have been no controversy.
    Favre would have been the starting QB in Green Bay in ‘08.
    Refute that, idiots.
    *************************************************
    Lets not forget that Favre changed his mind and wanted to continue to play. This is his right. Ted and Fatboy didnt want him back, nor would they release him. They didnt want him, nor did they want him to play for anyone else. Instead, they attempted to “bribe” him, “pay him off” , whatever you want to call it.
    So Favre had no choice but to push the issue.
    But I know its easy to look at a situation with blinders on. All Pats fans do that every day.

  24. 1stngoal says: Jun 23, 2009 6:21 PM

    The Vikings like taking in Green Bays’ old washed up hand-me-downs,like Darren Sharper and now Beer Fartz. Oh well,I guess whatever gimmicks will work until it’s time to pack the trucks for LA…..

  25. cut the cheese says: Jun 23, 2009 6:27 PM

    Ya’ll are crazy. Ted pretty much forced him to retire by telling him he needed an answer. I understand that he wants to know, but after everything he’s done for GB. You call that class… U say the vikes are the whiners… Ya’ll need to pull ur heads out of ur asses. We will take him. We will treat him right. Call him what u will, facts are facts. We will kill ya’ll twice a year till HE decides HE is done. Hope he moons ya at the goal post!! Ha ha.

  26. mikewi says: Jun 23, 2009 6:32 PM

    Pretty sad when your hopes rest on a player who hasnt even played a snap yet

  27. Tempus fugit says: Jun 23, 2009 6:38 PM

    There are some Packers fans that need to let it go (or Favre haters)
    “I don’t care if Brett Favre ever shows his face in Green Bay again. The guy was way overrated in the first place. He’s a choker in big game situations when the game is on the line.”
    Its really going to suck when that “overrated” QB, with all those NFL records (including INTs), 3 time MVP, who won a Super Bowl with your team and took you to a 2nd Super Bowl, gets into the Hall of Fame. Get a grip…
    Aaron Rogers did great this year but he needs to become better in the 4th quarter, or he will be closer to Tony Romo than Favre in the end….

  28. mdfrankie says: Jun 23, 2009 6:42 PM

    Hey VikesfaninWis you can shoot your mouth off until October 5 then you can become insignifcant just like Brett Favre and Brad “the Chiller” Childfress.

  29. kwwkkwwk says: Jun 23, 2009 6:42 PM

    TT and MM did nothing but be professional over the last year compared to Favre and slimebag Cook.
    The biggest part that nobody mentions is the fact that Rodgers is a better QB than Favre (not 1997 Favre, but 2007 Favre) both as a player and teammate

  30. schmitty says: Jun 23, 2009 6:52 PM

    I was ticked at first, but the truth is Brett is an old man. I think Ted did the right thing because if he wouldnt have traded Favre Aaron Rodgers would have left and I think at this stage in both Bretts and Rodgers careers Rodgers is the better QB. I think we will take Brett down when he plays the Pack. I do however still have respect for Favre and I say play as long as you can Brett because once its over you will defenatly miss it.

  31. nelsdj11 says: Jun 23, 2009 6:52 PM

    Vikes 6-10 < Green Bay 11-5, Bank it…………..
    Adrian is finally due for that knee injury…………

  32. pduck says: Jun 23, 2009 7:08 PM

    We need to remember that Thompson did not cut Favre loose. Favre retired. And the first time that he had a change of heart, about a month or so after his retirement press conference, Thompson and McCarthy had a plane chartered and ready to fly down to Mississippi to welcome him back. But then he changed his mind again and decided to stay retired. This was before he changed his mind again deciding to come back and eventually playing for the Jets.

  33. Bob_Nelson says: Jun 23, 2009 7:13 PM

    The full details of it may never be known. Had Favre remained retired the Packers would have received nothing in trade.
    As it turned out the Packers paid a first round pick for Favre. In return got 16 years of great starting quarterbacking and 3rd round pick.
    Statistically Rodgers had the better season last year (he had the better WR’s and offense too).
    Packer fans should have no regrets.
    They should not be angry that Favre wanted to continue to play even if he is no longer good enough to be a Packer. There are plenty of players around the league that still play even though they are no longer good enough to be Packers.
    Btw Packer fans you should not bad mouth Brett Favre. He has not signed with the vikings and that deal may never happen.

  34. purpleguy says: Jun 23, 2009 7:32 PM

    Favre ain’t the answer for the Vikes, he’s the waffle king, and you’ll get no Viking Super Bowl predictions out of me if he signs. However, TT still screwed the pooch with Favre almost from the day he joined the Pack. Just like he screwed the defense last year by depleting the depth that made it successful in 2007. More important, had he handled Favre straight up from the outset last year, the team wouldn’t have gone through all the “disruption” that supposedly trashed the season, not that the TT-sculpted defense had anything to do with that of course.

  35. VikesfaninWis says: Jun 23, 2009 7:37 PM

    nelsdj11 says:
    June 23rd, 2009 at 6:52 pm
    Vikes 6-10 < Green Bay 11-5, Bank it…………..
    Adrian is finally due for that knee injury…………
    **********************************************************************
    Vikings 6-10? Please. They won 10 games last season with a QB carousel and that was 4 games better then the Butt Packers. With Favre and the addition of Harvin to go along with Berrian, AD, and Shiancoe, this will be Favre’s best supporting cast since 96. They will easily be a 12-13 win team this year and DIVISION CHAMPS again!!!
    GB 11-5? Again, give me a damn break.. Rodgers took over the same exact team as the season before and turned a 13 win team into a putrid 6 win team.. Now I know that GB fans are that smart, but that is a 7 game slide in one season with basically the same exact team. Now you need to learn a entirely new defense and moving your best pass rusher to LB.. You will be lucky to hit the 6 wins you had last year..
    And……….. The only way AD has a serious knee injury is if your cheating, useless, CB Al Hairy Ass takes another cheap shot on him.. I doubt that will happen though seeing as though Peterson put Hairy Ass on his back the next time they met and he tried to take Peterson down.. Your team doesn’t stand a chance.. This is not the 90′s anymore, your team is done..

  36. JimmySmith says: Jun 23, 2009 7:52 PM

    At one point, Favre was a MVP QB, (3 times actually) and he was at the top of the league.
    But the annual drama of “will he or won’t he?” grew stale after a couple of seasons and remember, Favre played that card for 5 straight off seasons. We would have put up with the drama queen only if he didn’t choke like a Viking during the playoff games. My god, he was terrible over his last 5 seasons the Packers were in the playoffs.
    Ron Wolf used to say it was better to get rid of a player one season too early than one season too late and that has proven to be the case with Favre. TT should get credit for that.
    But it is completely delusional to think that Favre’s track record of fading in the 2nd half of the season and choking in the playoffs is going to magically disappear once he wears a Viking uniform. That same level of dilusional thinking is mandatory to be a Viking fan in the first place so its no great surprise to read the Queen fans post about this year’s paper championship. The one factor that bears mentioning is that Favre’s most successful seasons were when he had a mentally tough coach who would hold him accountable to the team for his turnovers. That is hardly an apt description for Mr. Noodle over there in Mpls. That guy is as gay as their fan base so good luck with that.

  37. empty13 says: Jun 23, 2009 8:10 PM

    tt did handle barf fart straight up.
    barf fart kept changing his mind. then the pack said “screw this”.
    should barf play? sure. just quit jerking “your” team around. because, barf fart, it wasnt “your” team.
    betting barf is toast well before week 11.

  38. Girthy One says: Jun 23, 2009 8:23 PM

    As I have stated before, Ted Thompson should be fired. I have also stated for you Favre haters, that Thompson be fired for everything he didn’t do that caused the decline in talent. TT = Total Turd.
    Where is the stellar line for the young, talented QB? Oh yeah, +/- $150m in salary cap in his 5 years with only Woodson to show for it. Nice drafts too, not!
    Myasylum already said the specifics on Favre. Nice job myasylum.
    Packer fans (which I am one) should all be calling for that idiot Thompson to be run out of town!

  39. simon says: Jun 23, 2009 8:30 PM

    It was a tough time.
    Coming off a great 2007 season, and instead of just allowing our QB, who helped mature a group of
    receivers (except Driver) that had little or no experience and molded them into a group that could compete.
    We were 13-3, and a solid running game away from being that good again.
    It was so tough that I, Ted Thompson, and our coach Mike McCarty, decided that even though we were
    13-3, that we needed to improve our quarterback position by pushing our starter (and All-Pro and MVP
    winner multiple times) to the side by making him uncomfortable. Besides, the guy who was his backup (ie
    carried the clipboard) for 4 years (never started a game, never won a Super Bowl, never was in the playoffs,
    never won a 4Q comeback, never won an MVP or was All-pro) was SOOOO good.
    It was so tough to force our former QB to think about having to compete for a starting slot, over a guy who
    had never started a game in the league.
    It was so tough of me to make sure that when the former QB decided to come back, to make sure he
    twisted in the wind. I sure showed the rest of the league how tough it was. I was so tough that The
    COMMISH had to make the Jets thing happen, and I was so tough that I made sure those NY peckerheads
    wouldn’t just trade the former QB to the teams that really wanted him.
    It was so tough that we knew it would hurt to not even win half our games that year. But I showed them
    what tough was; I gave the new QB a big contract, even though he will probably never do anything to really
    earn it. ‘Cuz I’m really tough like that.
    It was even tougher when the former QB’s team seemed to be on a roll and winning. But it was easier
    when the former QB got hurt and still played; it would have been tougher to just watch that NY team in the
    playoffs while we sat at home.
    Yup, last year was really tough.
    What’s even tougher is that in 4 years we’ve had only 1 winning season.

  40. GB3Pack4 says: Jun 23, 2009 8:38 PM

    “FAVRE’s power play”?
    Favre wanted to play, TT wanted him gone, he got gone.
    TT SENT him to the Jets, i.e., executed a POWER PLAY with ramifications that will take years to play out.
    Seemed to me then, seems to me now, that this was Brett’s first experience with the depth and range of real executive power. Professional player (loved or not) Brett never had a chance in the arena of that kind of power. He was an amateur, and looked like one. He learned that real life doesn’t work like football, where you can come back next week and put it to ‘em.
    You have to wait a year …

  41. ihatethejets says: Jun 23, 2009 8:49 PM

    the idea that ted thompson “forced” brett to retire is ludicrous. no one had a gun to his head. no one forced him out. he made his own decision, and the packers moved on. the idea that they shouldve dropped everything to welcome favre back (likely ensuring that they’d lose rodgers and wouldve wasted a first round pick) contradicts everything any football coach has ever said about the importance of the team over the individual.
    furthermore, the people who say the packers “wronged” brett favre by sitting on his rights are freakin morons. your saying the packers should have cut him free so he could waltz over to their hated division rival and provide an imediate upgrade at the most important position in sports? cause of “all he did for green bay?” what a load of crap. they paid him very well for his services and owe him nothing. the packers front office should be applauded for making the best decision for the GREEN BAY PACKERS (not the green bay favres), and recieving decent compensation for favre. they handled a messy situation (made messy entirely by favre) as well as any front office could.

  42. patriot fan says: Jun 23, 2009 8:56 PM

    Love some of these comments. As an ex packer fan I can tell you that the inbreeding comment and the “holier than thou” attitude of Packer fans is sickening..and drove me away. Florio, you are messed up on this issue. TT, which stands for tick tock, is about done in GB. He is responsible for what has happened to Favre and is a below average GM. Why those idiot Packer fans want to support him is beyond me. He is 31-33 in 4 seasons. It won’t get much better this year. Missed out on Moss, drafted Harrell…..blinded by idiocy, all TT can do is make the koolaid those “real Packer fans” like to drink. I for one will always cheer for the QB that brought GB out of the 70′s and 80′s and already in TT’s short 4 year career, he’s had two losing seasons. The Bears and Vikes got better…GB got richer. That’s what it’s about in GB. It ain’t about the Super Bowl.

  43. cut the cheese says: Jun 23, 2009 8:56 PM

    I think u packer fans are doing alot of wishful thinking. Not like there isn’t alot on our side too. I’m not here to kiss and make up, but atleast we will both kill the bears this year. Our 2 teams have not screwed the pooch as bad as shitcago. Rogers will be alright (never be a Favre), and the vikes only hole is QB. Favre makes it more exciting (for us) and everyone knows that. U won’t be able to stack the box on us this year. Percy MAY bring the wildcat threat. I’m just glad it’s getting back to the “black and blue” divsion. I also think Shitcago and the lions are gonna see who can lose more games. Wait till Allen rips cutlers head off, the Bears are done.
    P.S. I still hate cheese heads.

  44. DCViking says: Jun 23, 2009 9:03 PM

    It never seemed like Thompson really wanted Farve — he seemed to be wanting to put his own stamp on the team which is understandable.
    The Packers tolerated plenty from Brett for a long time ( waffling on retirement, OTA attendace, the gunslinger approach), and he leveraged the organization to the hilt in terms of PR hits last year. I thought the Packers did the best they could last year in terms on dealing with him.
    Really not looking forward to seeing him in purple at this point — I’d rather roll with Sage.

  45. jrmbadger says: Jun 23, 2009 9:08 PM

    “VikesfaninWis says:
    June 23rd, 2009 at 5:51 pm
    I absolutely love how all GB fans looked at Favre as a God when he was in GB all those years yet now he can go screw himself. About typical of the inbreeding Packer fans these days. Its all jealousy knowing that we kicked your asses last year without Favre, and we will dismantle you this year with Favre. Jealousy will get you GB fans nowhere except 3rd place ahead of the Lions if you are lucky. ”
    And I absolutely love all the Bi-Queen fans who hated Favre, criticized him for being a choker and overrated when he was with GB. Couldn’t wait to point out that he is the all time INT leader. Now that he’s possibly going to be a Viking they are cutting in line to be the first to worship him (you included).
    You like to criticize Packer fans, yet your own team cannot even fill their own stadium for a playoff game. Wow – what terrible terrible terrible fans.
    Lambeau has been filled since the 1960s and road games frequently have high attendance of Packer fans.
    People from Minnesota like to think that they are better than people from Wisconsin. I’ve got news for you – I’ve lived in both Wisconsin and Minnesota and there IS NO DIFFERENCE between Wisconsinites and Minnesotans. NONE. They are both midwestern states with similar demographics and similar population. So if you think Packer fans are inbreed, then Vikings fans must be as well. (Have you ventured outside the Twin Cities in Minnesota?)
    Oh and last I checked you were 1-1 against us last year, with only a missed fg (and a poor ref call) that seperated you from being 0-2 against the Packers. How would I be jealous of that? Thats not exactly what I would call domination. But then again your whole post was so strange that your sense of reality is obviously distorted.
    The only one’s that should be concerned about the Lions are the Vikings who should be 0-2 against the lions as well, but got lucky and some help from the refs.
    Posts like your’s remind us all that grade school is indeed out for the summer.

  46. cut the cheese says: Jun 23, 2009 9:37 PM

    2 years ago chedder is better had a hard on everytime favre’s name came up. Now he’s the worst thing on the planet. Ur chedder has a stench. U don’t see vikes fans all over culpepper like ya’ll do over favre. Chedder fans are sad. We would beat ya’ll with booty. We don’t need Favre. He will just sell tickets to real chedder fans. The ones who understand nobody in any (even ours) front office is a good guy. This guy played his ass off for u, and Ted tossed him like yesterdays leftovers. Give me a break

  47. footballnonsense says: Jun 23, 2009 9:40 PM

    You packer fans are some of the most dilusional people i have ever run across in my lifetime. You have no respect for some of the players that have done everything but died on the cross for you. Which in some instances i believe Brett almost did!
    Do you remember a magical game against the Raiders a few years back when his father passed away shortly before the game? I sure do! Brett in no way should have been out there playing. Granted he said his father would have wanted him to be. But my gosh! Come on! He gave each and every one of you packer fans something to be proud of, and to hang your hat on… And yet you Trash him the way you do on these boards? That’s low, it’s rediculious, and distasteful! The guy has given everything he could to Green Bay. He played hurt, happy, sad, in pain, he played in one piece, and with his eyes bulging out of his head. And yet, you complain about him? He’s taken you to how many playoff games, how many divisional championships? 2 super bowls, and 1 super bowl victory, and yet, you trash him?
    WoW! I’m very impressed at what kind of people you are… Over here in minnesota, i’m actually a packers fan, Because your team plays football the way it’s meant to be played. Outdoors, the atmosphere is something amazing at lambeau… We don’t have that here in Minne… But what’s pathetic is how you trash someone who has given you his heart and soul over the course of 16 years… I believe he deserves to have the opportunity to change his mind about retirement! And GB sure screwed the pooch with this guy! Any team would be proud to have him hang his #4 jersey in the hall of fame sporting their team colors. GB was fortunate enough to have someone like him on their team for 16 years… Change your attitudes and appreciate someone special that was there!

  48. FidoMcCokefiend says: Jun 23, 2009 9:52 PM

    [I absolutely love how all GB fans looked at Favre as a God when he was in GB all those years yet now he can go screw himself. About typical of the inbreeding Packer fans these days. Its all jealousy knowing that we kicked your asses last year without Favre, and we will dismantle you this year with Favre. Jealousy will get you GB fans nowhere except 3rd place ahead of the Lions if you are lucky.]
    I absolutely love how idiot Viking fans looked at Favre as over the hill, pathetic, and and INT waiting to happen when he was in GB all those years, yet now he’s going to win them the Super Bowl. About typical for the inbreeding Viking fans these days. It’s all hypocrisy and pain knowing that you now have to root for the guy you hated the past 16 years. Hypocrisy will get you Vikings fans nowhere except farking corn and your mom. If you are lucky.

  49. maverick7wi says: Jun 23, 2009 10:30 PM

    All you Favre nut huggers and viqueen lovers enjoy. You two deserve each other. Darrell Bevell and Favre are friends. Favre is going to do his gun slinging routine and might have some success first half. Then he’ll begin is his annual second half fade.
    This is for you Butt Favre. I”m going to send you the fake Favre jersey I bought while in Korea (boy am I glad I didn’t buy a real one now. at least I’m only out 25 bucks) and the “retirement crap” I foolishly bought. I want you to keep it. As far as I’m concerned Butt, you never played for the Pack. Please Butt, show the character and values you’ve shown the past couple years. You’ll fit right in with the Love Boat team and Chillybeans For Brains Childress.

  50. maverick7wi says: Jun 23, 2009 10:45 PM

    Oops, forgot a sentence about Bevell. Since those two are friends, does anyone think Favre will play under control? I don’t. He’ll be stupid and think he can chuck it up to the fly pattern man, Berrian.
    I wouldn’t care so much if he was doing this nonsense with any other team. But to wear purple…you’ve lost it Brett. If only Big Irv was around to talk some sense into you.

  51. VikesfaninWis says: Jun 23, 2009 10:45 PM

    jrmbadger says:
    June 23rd, 2009 at 9:08 pm
    And I absolutely love all the Bi-Queen fans who hated Favre, criticized him for being a choker and overrated when he was with GB. Couldn’t wait to point out that he is the all time INT leader. Now that he’s possibly going to be a Viking they are cutting in line to be the first to worship him (you included).
    You like to criticize Packer fans, yet your own team cannot even fill their own stadium for a playoff game. Wow – what terrible terrible terrible fans.
    Lambeau has been filled since the 1960s and road games frequently have high attendance of Packer fans.
    People from Minnesota like to think that they are better than people from Wisconsin. I’ve got news for you – I’ve lived in both Wisconsin and Minnesota and there IS NO DIFFERENCE between Wisconsinites and Minnesotans. NONE. They are both midwestern states with similar demographics and similar population. So if you think Packer fans are inbreed, then Vikings fans must be as well. (Have you ventured outside the Twin Cities in Minnesota?)
    Oh and last I checked you were 1-1 against us last year, with only a missed fg (and a poor ref call) that seperated you from being 0-2 against the Packers. How would I be jealous of that? Thats not exactly what I would call domination. But then again your whole post was so strange that your sense of reality is obviously distorted.
    The only one’s that should be concerned about the Lions are the Vikings who should be 0-2 against the lions as well, but got lucky and some help from the refs.
    Posts like your’s remind us all that grade school is indeed out for the summer.
    ****************************************************************************************
    Speaking of grade school being out for the summer, can you read? You ask me if I have ever ventured outside of Minnesota.. Read my screen name numb nuts. I will spell this out slow enough so you and the rest of the Packer fans can understand it (that will be hard to do no matter how I do it, but I will try nonetheless)
    V-I-K-E-S- F-A-N- I-N- W-I-S-C-O-N-S-I-N..
    Are you still with me? I have never lived in Minnesota, I was born in Florida, and have lived 30 miles from Lambeau Field for the past 19 years. So answer your own question, have I ever ventured outside of Minnesota? Apparently I have.. Just because I live in Wisconsin, doesn’t mean I have to like GB..
    Also, I am not a Favre backer by any means, but watching him stick it to the Packers will be to good not to like. We will dismantle GB easily.. Just tell Rodgers to man up this time and take a hit from Allen in the endzone, its not like he will have a choice anyways..

  52. taxistan says: Jun 23, 2009 11:00 PM

    Bart Starr and Don Hudson are the greatest Packers ever!!!!

  53. DCViking says: Jun 23, 2009 11:34 PM

    taxistan says:
    June 23rd, 2009 at 11:00 pm
    Bart Starr and Don Hudson are the greatest Packers ever!!!!
    ——————————————————————————
    I’d have bet on Paul Hornung……

  54. taxistan says: Jun 24, 2009 12:15 AM

    I really’,really thought about that and thought of others. Jim Ringo maybe. But I will stick with those two. Cold Hard Football Facts says they are the greatest WE and QB in NFL history!!!

  55. cheddar is beddar says: Jun 24, 2009 12:17 AM

    Girthy One says:
    June 23rd, 2009 at 8:23 pm
    As I have stated before, Ted Thompson should be fired. I have also stated for you Favre haters, that Thompson be fired for everything he didn’t do that caused the decline in talent. TT = Total Turd.
    Where is the stellar line for the young, talented QB? Oh yeah, +/- $150m in salary cap in his 5 years with only Woodson to show for it. Nice drafts too, not!
    Myasylum already said the specifics on Favre. Nice job myasylum.
    Packer fans (which I am one) should all be calling for that idiot Thompson to be run out of town!
    hey pencil dick – get over ringing out your drawers everytime you hear or see the word FAVRE.

  56. cheddar is beddar says: Jun 24, 2009 12:22 AM

    patriot fan says:
    June 23rd, 2009 at 8:56 pm
    Love some of these comments. As an ex packer fan I can tell you that the inbreeding comment and the “holier than thou” attitude of Packer fans is sickening..and drove me away. Florio, you are messed up on this issue. TT, which stands for tick tock, is about done in GB. He is responsible for what has happened to Favre and is a below average GM. Why those idiot Packer fans want to support him is beyond me. He is 31-33 in 4 seasons. It won’t get much better this year. Missed out on Moss, drafted Harrell…..blinded by idiocy, all TT can do is make the koolaid those “real Packer fans” like to drink. I for one will always cheer for the QB that brought GB out of the 70’s and 80’s and already in TT’s short 4 year career, he’s had two losing seasons. The Bears and Vikes got better…GB got richer. That’s what it’s about in GB. It ain’t about the Super Bowl.
    wow, how ironic. a bandwagon packer fan is now a bandwagon patriot fan. go figure. we’re glad not to have you anymore tool.

  57. cheapskate says: Jun 24, 2009 8:20 AM

    As a packer fan I can say a few things. 1) Favre was a great qb for us for many years and I enjoyed watching him play. 2) He’s gone from the packers because he wanted to be, not because of TT. 3) When he puts on purple he’s dead to me.
    He’s still a good qb and the queens will be better because of him. I know packer fans are hoping he’ll stink it up but that is just denial. He’s no savior anymore but he doesn’t need to be on that team. There will be more chances for pick sixes for Charles Woodson and Nick Collins though!

  58. ihatethejets says: Jun 24, 2009 2:49 PM

    to the favre ballwashers/ted thompson haters: rodgers had a much better season than favre last year. this coupled with his youth and upside make him undeniably the better QB. how anyone cant recognize that confuses the hell outta me.

  59. jrmbadger says: Jun 24, 2009 4:17 PM

    VikesfaninWis says:
    June 23rd, 2009 at 10:45 pm
    Speaking of grade school being out for the summer, can you read? You ask me if I have ever ventured outside of Minnesota.. Read my screen name numb nuts. I will spell this out slow enough so you and the rest of the Packer fans can understand it (that will be hard to do no matter how I do it, but I will try nonetheless)
    V-I-K-E-S- F-A-N- I-N- W-I-S-C-O-N-S-I-N..
    Are you still with me? I have never lived in Minnesota, I was born in Florida, and have lived 30 miles from Lambeau Field for the past 19 years. So answer your own question, have I ever ventured outside of Minnesota? Apparently I have.. Just because I live in Wisconsin, doesn’t mean I have to like GB..
    Also, I am not a Favre backer by any means, but watching him stick it to the Packers will be to good not to like. We will dismantle GB easily.. Just tell Rodgers to man up this time and take a hit from Allen in the endzone, its not like he will have a choice anyways..

    Wow a bit grumpy are we? I guess I’d be grumpy too if my team was about to give Favre a big contract.
    You seem to have a lot of pent up anger that manifests itself in name calling and insults that have no basis in fact or reality. You should see someone for that . Preferably before Brett Favre throws that inevitable interception that loses the playoff game for you guys. I know from experience: It happens every time; and it’s frustrating. I wouldn’t want you to explode in a fit of rage and hurt someone.
    By the way: for the record, my point was that Minnesotan’s and Viking fans (in general) often express a superiority complex over Wisconsinites and Packer fans (as evidenced by both of your posts – “inbred” and “stupid” packer fans), when in fact the two citizenry of the states and the two fan bases are almost identical. So to put it bluntly – when you call Packer fans inbred, you are also calling fellow Viking fans inbred. It’s childish and silly.
    -J

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