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Favre claims he's not out for revenge

Vikings quarterback Brett Favre, who’ll be facing the Packers after playing in Green Bay for 16 seasons, says that he’s not out for revenge, and that he merely wants to win a Super Bowl.

Faced with his quote from February 2009 that he was hoping last year to “stick it” to the Packers, Favre admitted that he wants to show them that he can still play.

Frankly, it’s a matter of semantics.  The Packers pushed Favre to make a decision about playing football in 2008 at a time when they knew he wouldn’t be able to make the commitment.  Then, they bolted the door shut and pushed furniture in front of it.

So when he decided to come back, it was too late.  But then they dicked him around, hoping to keep him from playing for anyone, even after (by all appearances) they had engineered his First Annual Retirement.

Should he be pissed?  Hell yes.  Should he want revenge?  Damn straight.  (Can I squeeze some more swear words into thist post?  F–kin’ A.)

But he’s not dumb enough to admit to the Green Bay media during a pregame conference call.   

And if there’s any doubt that he wants to stick it to the Packers for what they did to him last year, just watch how he plays on Monday night.

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  1. Vox's Mommy says: Oct 1, 2009 3:27 PM

    I agree Florio, he should be pissed. It has all the make up to be a very exciting game. The offenses are performing at about the same level right now, it’s all coming down to whether or not GB will be able to slow down AP.
    I love that this game is on Monday night.

  2. Muscat says: Oct 1, 2009 3:28 PM

    You forgot the part where he decided after his retirement that he wanted to come back and the Packers were willing to take him back. I guess that doesn’t fit your theory so well, though, does it?

  3. DeVoodoo says: Oct 1, 2009 3:30 PM

    Wow, Florio. All it took was one amazing 4th quarter comeback for you to apply the lip gloss and pucker up to Favre’s poop-chute.
    The slant of your post seems to indicate that the Packers didn’t have any just cause for pushing that indecisive geezer out the door. “They dicked him around”??? The Packers are the bad guys now, eh?
    At least Favre didn’t dick around the Green Bay franchise. Right, right.

  4. canamac86 says: Oct 1, 2009 3:30 PM

    Wow Florio! I’ve never seen so much unbridaled passion for Favre from you before! It usually feels like you’re trying to cover up your man-crush on him, but you just let it all out this time!

  5. VikesNut says: Oct 1, 2009 3:30 PM

    This is going to be one of ol’ 4′s best games of his career. YOU WATCH! Comparable to the Monday night game after his dad’s passing.
    Vikes-31
    Pack-10

  6. Resolution says: Oct 1, 2009 3:31 PM

    This will be just as good as Montana VS Young. I can’t wait.

  7. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 1, 2009 3:31 PM

    The BF’er has no credibility in anything he says. I retired, I unretired. Blah Blah Blah why does he keep talking, thank god he only does press interviews once a week

  8. Tampa_Native says: Oct 1, 2009 3:34 PM

    That is true Muscat, but they weren’t going to make him the starting QB jerk-wad. How does that fit your theory?

  9. NoRingsForYou says: Oct 1, 2009 3:35 PM

    Gimme a break, Floio! They did everyting to drag a commitment out of Lord Favre (as you used to call him before he joined your beloved purple). They tried late into the off season but the prima donna wouldn’t make up his mind. It’s not that he couldn’t make up his mind, but he WOULDN’T because he’s Lord Favre and he’s above it all. From no on you should refrain from commenting on anything Viking related. You’re too much of a fan.

  10. Empire Jones says: Oct 1, 2009 3:36 PM

    Saying Favre’s not out for revenge is like saying Florio isn’t out for clicks.

  11. Shootz says: Oct 1, 2009 3:36 PM

    This is an incredibly lopsided article, particularly when you consider the stance you’ve taken in a lot of other pieces covering the Favre-Packers schism. Has ESPN’s planned overuse of Favre’s name won you over to his side already?

  12. Twiz says: Oct 1, 2009 3:36 PM

    This is far too easy to discredit and I would have thought Florio would have figured it out by now.
    The pass thrown in the Niners game, Barrian catches, Farve runs 30+ yards down field to make a block.
    Sound like someone only out for revenge? Not a friggin chance! Does he want revenge, most likely, but that is obviously NOT the only reason he is playing……..

  13. Big Stretch says: Oct 1, 2009 3:37 PM

    So Florio you have spent the better part of twto years trash talking “Lord Favre” and now you’re going to turn around and take his side? What a joke you and this site have become.

  14. marcduke says: Oct 1, 2009 3:37 PM

    Real professional writing up there, Mike ::eye roll::
    Nice revisionist history too, but you were probably just “dicking around” right?
    There are a few things I’ve figured out about Favre in the past two years – he talks out of both sides of his mouth, he doesn’t like playing in the cold and he needs to feel adored by his team’s front office.

  15. Luke says: Oct 1, 2009 3:37 PM

    muscat- dont forget the part where they would allow him to come back and “compete” for a starting position. Like that wasn’t a slap in the face after all he did (and White and Holmgren) for an organization that had decades of losing teams.

  16. Tomb says: Oct 1, 2009 3:38 PM

    This game makes my Florio get all moist.
    Let this one through Florio! If you can swear, then why can’t I use your name in a pudendic sense?
    I’m just sayin’

  17. Markcel says: Oct 1, 2009 3:38 PM

    So are you being paid by both NBC and Favre now? You’re right Favre deserves to be angry that his every desire wasn’t placated by the Packers. The nerve, after all he did for the team and was only made a millionaire in return. Didn’t know you were a Favre sycophant, Florio.

  18. csaber2007 says: Oct 1, 2009 3:39 PM

    Frankly, he had been using “semantics” for a 4-5 off seasons before 2008 Florio. If he wanted to win a Super Bowl, why not stay with a team that had the pieces?
    If he was pissed off about the team being too young and not knowing anyone, why go to another team then?
    If he was adamant about getting Randy Moss (who didn’t bring any Super Bowls to a team yet) and wanted his best bud Mariucci to coach the team, despite the fact Mooch was quite comfortable with the NFL network, why not admit you were the defacto GM of the team during the Sherman era? He basically drove away Javon Walker (with the help of Michael Smith) during that time.
    And I find laughable that he’s now your hero since he’s a Viking now. Come on, you can at least admit they’re your team. Or at least try to be a little credible…”And if there’s any doubt that he wants to stick it to the Packers for what they did to him last year, just watch how he plays on Monday night.”
    Gosh, hope he doesn’t throw up 2-3 ducks Monday night…then maybe you’ll refer to him again sarcastically as “Lord Favre”…back when he didn’t play for the purple pansies.

  19. Rnay says: Oct 1, 2009 3:39 PM

    Okay, who are YOU and what have you done with Mike Florio????

  20. Qoojo says: Oct 1, 2009 3:39 PM

    I just don’t see what the packers did as wrong. They asked him for an answer before the draft, so they could plan for the future. He gives them an answer. Later regrets retiring, the packers are willing to take him back, and ask him to commit. He can’t do it, so it’s dropped. Then just before training camp he decides to come back. wtf were the packers suppose to do? It was time to cut bait on this prima donna.
    His performance in the playoffs do not justify this sort of behavior. He can’t win without a Holmgren on his case constantly, and Reggie White to back up his stupid mistakes.

  21. NoRingsForYou says: Oct 1, 2009 3:39 PM

    Everyone with common sense agrees that the blame probably lies somewhere in the middle. Not Florio….it’s 100% the fault of the Packers. Brett’s an innocent country boy who just wants to play ball. He’s just a kid havin’ some fun out there.

  22. poiuyt says: Oct 1, 2009 3:39 PM

    @Muscat
    Excellent point Muscat. The Packers had a plane chartered and ready to go to Mississippi to welcome Favre back when he changed his mind AGAIN.

  23. mixman34 says: Oct 1, 2009 3:40 PM

    I can’t WAIT to watch the Viking D-Line toss that sorry excuse for an offensive line around like rag dolls. Rodgers should probably increase his health coverage.
    It’ll probably look a little something like this…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MozIVCW9Vo0

  24. Ross'sSweetMinus says: Oct 1, 2009 3:40 PM

    This guys a loser. What a head case!

  25. purple hay-seuss says: Oct 1, 2009 3:42 PM

    Muscat,
    The Packers wanted him back to hold the clipboard for Rogers. If you were a HOFer, would you stand for that? Seriously. You would not. I am not a Favre lover, never have been.
    What if you cook a fantastic barbecue every Saturday; but this week, and from now on, your whole family tells you that they want your Brother to run the grill and you can make your famous Lima bean and strawberry milkshakes and leave it at that. Seems you’ve had your time at the BBQ and they’re tired of your same eats every week, and frankly tired of the sauce. Bro says he’ll ask for your advice when he needs it. Dad says to Man Up.
    Ever been demoted on the job? That is king of the needles in your eyes, man. How about in front of the whole crew, so all know you’re now ‘washed up’?
    You would not take that lying down. I never liked the guy, but I’m thrilled to see what he can do the CheeseHeads Monday night. I hope he can control it inside himself and use a nice slow burn. I hope more that he can transfer some of that fantastic motivation to the rest of the team and ALL the Vikings drive that fire for 60 minutes. Show ‘em who’s boss in the NFC North.

  26. MNfan55 says: Oct 1, 2009 3:42 PM

    you idiot. Even as a MN fan I know Favre wanted out and could have stayed in GB if he wanted from the start. Dont blame the Packers for Favre’s drama. Hopefully Hutchy is ok for da game. MN can’t afford to lose this one.

  27. sven_ftw says: Oct 1, 2009 3:44 PM

    i’m surprised that mike didn’t throw any jabs at brett!
    hope you’re right about beating on the pack on monday night…

  28. paranoidandroid says: Oct 1, 2009 3:45 PM

    alas, you finally admitted it! ted and mccarthy wanted favre out so they could start the rodgers era and not be in brett’s shadow.
    i hope he lights up the packer secondary, this, coming from a packer fan. i wanna see mccarthy cry.
    truth of the matter is favre will prolly be so-so. throw for 200 yards, a touchdown and a pick but still get the win.

  29. Florio-is-a-tool says: Oct 1, 2009 3:45 PM

    Further to Muscat’s comment, what does Mike Freeman think Florio?

  30. Eddie Drycleaner says: Oct 1, 2009 3:45 PM

    I hate that this game is on Monday night! Means I’ll be watching it stream on slingbox from work while every time a good thing happens a customer will walk through the door. Monday Night Football sucks for the Western US.

  31. Tears_of_a_Favre says: Oct 1, 2009 3:46 PM

    Florio, as Muscat posted, you (conveniently) forgot an important part of the Favre/Packers interaction leading up to to his unretirement. I guess making a case to support your position, as opposed to dealing with all the facts. I guess you can’t take the lawyer out of Florio.

  32. Rex Grossman says: Oct 1, 2009 3:46 PM

    Would be sweet if Aaron Campman blindsides him, snaps his spine and leaves him helplessly twitching on the turf. Favre begins to bleed from his eyeballs, bones piercing from his neck as his skin turns pale. He screams in anguish as 70,000 fans look upon the blood covered field then defecates all over himself. As his life is quickly coming to an end, Favre is seen opening his bloodshot eyes and says “I feel like I can still play…”.

  33. LBPACKFAN says: Oct 1, 2009 3:47 PM

    What you are forgetting though is home many people wanna stick it to Pharv. A lot of guys are sick of him. Is it good for football? Sure….I guess.
    Lets see Bret run down and field and try to throw one of his cute little blocks. There may be a Barnett…Hawk….someone lurking to lay a big hit on him.

  34. JCD says: Oct 1, 2009 3:47 PM

    Seriously, how many times did Favre “dick around” Green Bay with the will he/won’t he retire shenanigans? They stuck with him until they couldn’t take it anymore, and I don’t blame them a bit. Go away Favre, no one really cares if you can play anymore and by the way, the only ones you are “sticking it to” are the fans who adored you above all else.
    As an aside, Florio you have really been letting me down with some of your columns recently. When did you become such a fanboy for Favre???

  35. sigmaed51 says: Oct 1, 2009 3:48 PM

    this guy acts like everyone is a moron and noone remembers the things he says….hes constantly contradicting himself. Plus it wasnt about whether or not he could still play. He can play. however with ill advised passes like the NFC championship game you could see how they might not have wanted him too. This was about risking the future for 2 more years of Favre max, or going with the young guy Aaron Rodgers who may be your franchise for 10 years. The Packers remember the 70′s and 80′s, theyre not dumb. Brett Favre’s ego cannot possibly understand that rational. I mean, hes BRETT FAVRE BITCH.

  36. 4+28=2SB says: Oct 1, 2009 3:49 PM

    He’s pissed, he’s motivated, and he’s ours now. Can’t wait for the smack talk on here Tuesday morning.

  37. Dewey ActSwooned says: Oct 1, 2009 3:49 PM

    Listen, Packers can go suck milky by-products for all I care–but in this break-up, they were RIGHT.
    Even if old google-eyes Rodger-dodger had failed miserably, they would’ve been right.
    And the Queens could have learned a valuable lesson, too–that no ONE player is bigger than the team.
    (But failure to grasp this basic lesson in hubris will utlimately lead to yet ANOTHER disappointing season for the purple horn-suckers, too.)
    Not only is Bratty boy motivated by revenge (and therefore he’s a LIAR, too), but he’s also motivated by greed, by his own ego, by the selfish ambition to set individual records at the cost of whatever team he happens to play for, and by his insecurities and need for attention and need to be “wanted”.
    I can’t wait to see him play the Pack on Monday–it’s gonna be a BLAST…
    …rooting for injuries.

  38. ty@thelionsinwinter says: Oct 1, 2009 3:50 PM

    When it’s all said and done, all this will do is ensure another generation of icy Packers-Vikings relations.
    In an age where money drives everything, and no team or player is any better or worse than they were in their last game, I’m all for it.
    Peace
    Ty @ The Lions in Winter
    http://thelionsinwinter.blogspot.com

  39. Resolution says: Oct 1, 2009 3:51 PM

    If the Viking’s coaching staff said “they don’t call him the silver fox because his beard is grey”. That would mean they know what color Favre’s PUBES are then, right?

  40. Raider Pride says: Oct 1, 2009 3:51 PM

    Mr. Florio:
    One fricken luck sack pass, brilliant catch, and Brett is now sitting on your lap while you run your fingers through his hair.
    Slap that woody down Mike.
    Everyone should know the Packers did what he forced them to do. The Packers as a team have more motivation going into Monday Night than Brett.

  41. footballrulz says: Oct 1, 2009 3:51 PM

    And the debate continues

  42. Slim says: Oct 1, 2009 3:52 PM

    Yes the Packers were willing to bring him back…and have him compete for the starting job. Say what you will about Favre but the idea of competing for a starting job when you just finished a 13-3 season is total crap.

  43. PackFaninPackLand says: Oct 1, 2009 3:52 PM

    Wow, that was like the first pro-Favre (or unbiased) post I can recall by Florio on this web site.
    Is someone holding you at gunpoint Florio ???
    As to Muscat – the Packers were NOT “willing to take him back” as you said. In fact, last year Ted Thompson wouldn’t even allow him on the sideline during the Packers Annual Family Fun Night scrimmage last August, nor allow him into the locker room afterwards. So, you have your facts bass-ackwards.
    Ted Thompson is the guy that drove Favre out of Green Bay. Favre wanted to come back last year but TT wouldn’t allow him, so Packer fans who are P.O.’d at Favre – your venom is directed at the wrong person – it should be at Satan, I mean Ted Thompson!

  44. hayward giablommi says: Oct 1, 2009 3:52 PM

    Garbage.
    They guy had held the team hostage for how many offseasons? He *RETIRED* and the team announced they were moving on to the guy that they had used a first round draft pick on. Any subsequent attempt by Favre to finagle his way back to Green Bay at that point was tantamount to sabotage.
    Oh, and don’t forget that since Green Bay “bolted the door shut and pushed furniture in front of it”, Favre has effectively “retired” and “unretired” three times, while not missing a single game. If he loved the game as much as he claims, he never would have put them in that position to begin with.
    Go Packers.

  45. milleruni says: Oct 1, 2009 3:55 PM

    Favreageddon is coming http://backseatfan.com/index.php/2009/10/favre-ageddon/

  46. Glad4sGone says: Oct 1, 2009 3:55 PM

    I’ve defended you in the past, Mr. Florio, but not this time. While I think the impasse could have been handled better on both sides, I am sticking with my team on this one. Favre “dicked” (your term, not mine) with the Packers, too., as Muscat points out above.

  47. Mattmanus says: Oct 1, 2009 3:55 PM

    BULL! Why else would he want to magically be on the Vikings Which happens to be in the NFC North & one of the better possible teams in that division. Why wouldn’t he have stayed with the Jets? They are a big market team & a pretty good one at that. He continues to show his lack of smarts at every turn.

  48. ryleck80 says: Oct 1, 2009 3:58 PM

    How can you say that Favre is not to blame for this? Hes played the “Im retired-Im coming back” game so many times and expectes an organization not to be effected by it? How does that not effect an offseason, gameplans, depthcharts, signings, etc. .. Everytime Favre has wanted to come back, the packers have sat down and invited him…The last time we said yes, he backed out, and the packers told him they were moving on because they HAD to…Aaron Rodgers leaves and the packers are stuck in a QB quagmyre if we keep Favre for maybe one or tow more years…Favre is having a good year(thus far) because of the threat of AP in the backfield…Monday night will be a battle that i cant wait to watch, but dont think the packers are the evil side in this one…It was something Brett,whether intentionally or not, forced upon them…and yes FAVRE wants to stick it to TED THOMPSON, but in the end he will try to hard and end up losing the game for his team

  49. greenngld says: Oct 1, 2009 3:58 PM

    Florio, you are a complete tool.
    You are all over Favre the past year and a half, and now that he plays OK, you crawl in his jockstrap and snuggle up?
    The Packers needed to know Favre’s plans. They had to prepare for the draft and the season.
    Did you write that crap, or copy it from Bus Cook’s press release? Moron.

  50. Chickenfoot says: Oct 1, 2009 3:59 PM

    They shouldn’t have mad him make the 1st descision in early March.
    They had until the end of April–the draft before they needed a concrete answer.
    For those of you that are going to say, well they needed to know which direction to go in the draft…..
    No, they didn’t, if Teabag is one thing, he’s consistent on drafting what he thinks is best player available, regardless of position.
    plenty of blame on both sides, initiated by making the man decide 6 weeks after an agonizing loss.

  51. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Oct 1, 2009 4:00 PM

    He should be pissed? Come on. They should be pissed.
    He retired, then talked about unretiring, then decided to stay retired.
    They gave the job to Rodgers. They drafted 2 QBs to back up Rodgers. Then in July (July!) he decided to come back and claim his old job back. Too late, another guy’s had that job for 4 months, Brett. Did he expect them to waive one of the two rookie QBs they drafted to make room for him?
    He had a little pillow talk with that reknowned sports reporter… What’s her name again? Oh yeah, Greta Van Susteren. He threw the team under the bus. He tried to force them to take him back.
    Brett made his bed. Thompson only made him lay in it.

  52. csaber2007 says: Oct 1, 2009 4:00 PM

    From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (7/12/2008)
    Favre Timeline:
    # Feb. 25 – McCarthy calls Favre on trip back from combine and discusses how he might be able to lesson the quarterback’s load and whether Favre can commit 100%.
    # Feb. 29 – Favre calls McCarthy and tells him if he had to make a decision now, he would retire. McCarthy tells him to think about it over the weekend and both think Favre will play. “Mike talked to him about, ‘Well, what if we change (reduce) some reps or off-season things’ and things like that and he was pretty sure that he wanted to retire.”
    # March 3 – Favre calls McCarthy at a function in Austin, Texas, and tells him he’s retiring. McCarthy asked if he needed more time and he said no. Favre tells him he can’t commit 100%. McCarthy flies back to Green Bay.
    # March 4 – Thompson, McCarthy and public relations director Jeff Blumb are in Thompson’s office and Blumb reaches Favre on his cell phone. “Jeff spoke for a few minutes and then I talked to Brett for I don’t know, 20 minutes, 15 minutes, something like that. We got to the point where he wanted to go ahead and make the announcement here and then I think Jeff got back on the phone and then they worked it out that he would come up here and do the press conference.”
    # March 6 – Favre conducts retirement press conference.

    Yeah….really sounds like a man being pushed out by the EVIL Ted Thompson…doesn’t even mention his un-retirement again where the Packers were going to put Rodgers on hold, AGAIN.

  53. Mactator says: Oct 1, 2009 4:01 PM

    He should be pissed !?! Give me a F–Kin’ break! He brought all of this on himself. How long were the Packers suppose to wait for him to make/remake/make/remake/make/remake……… a decision? The Packers dealt with this the only way they could. They have to look out for the TEAM and franchise, not Favre. If Favre wanted to play, he had ample opportunity to do so but he chose not to.
    We are dealing with a media w*ore, plain and simple. To look at it otherwise would be ridiculous. As for the revenge comment, of all the teams he could have played for in the NFL… he ONLY wanted to play for the Queens! Hmmmm… strange!

  54. FumbleNuts says: Oct 1, 2009 4:04 PM

    If the Packer’s come after Favre like they did Jay Cutler………….. It’s going to be a very long night for the gunslinger.

  55. stetai says: Oct 1, 2009 4:06 PM

    Education:
    1st retirement: After holding out hopes for Randy Moss, he is signed by the Patriots. The next day Brett announces his retirement.
    1st un-retirement: After cooling off a bit, he wants to play. The Packers already moved on without him and let him know. They mutually agreed for him to be traded somewhere.
    2nd retirement: Unsure if he felt up to it in the winter, out of respect for the Jets organization, he tells them to go on without him, so they can sign a free agent or rookie QB.
    This past summer, he said he WANTED to play for the Vikings but wanted to see how his shoulder felt before committing. After rehab, he revealed didn’t feel up to it, but he never un-retired.
    2nd un-retirement: After one week of pre-season, Brad Childress called HIM, and Brett decided to give it a go, and here we are.
    He ONLY officially retired ONCE this year from NY. He never actually un-retired until August.
    There was never any indecisiveness, his moves were clear cut and fully explained, its just the media speculation went back and forth, that’s all.

  56. GBISFULLOFFATTIES says: Oct 1, 2009 4:08 PM

    All BS aside, this will be a great game to watch…. The QB battle: Favre vs Rodgers might go down as one of the best story lines ever for a MNF game.
    Ratings will be high and beers will go down “into my belly”
    Cheers

  57. csaber2007 says: Oct 1, 2009 4:12 PM

    Ted Thompson is the guy that drove Favre out of Green Bay. Favre wanted to come back last year but TT wouldn’t allow him, so Packer fans who are P.O.’d at Favre – your venom is directed at the wrong person – it should be at Satan, I mean Ted Thompson!
    Pure BS…they were going to have him come back after he retired, then he pulled this retirement routine again. That’s when he wanted to be released to go Minnesota to be with his buddy Darrel Bevell..in the cozy dome where he didn’t have to worry about playing in the cold anymore.

  58. Muscat says: Oct 1, 2009 4:12 PM

    FTR, I’m talking about his first attempt at un-retirement in late March. That’s when the plane was chartered and the Packers were ready to take him back (as starter.) But then he changed his mind (again) and decided to stay retired. (Until he changed his mind again, that is.) So, you tell me, who’s dicking who around here?

  59. smokesome says: Oct 1, 2009 4:12 PM

    if you honestly think that this game will fill favre with as much emotion as he had during the game after his dad’s passing, you are taking this whole thing way too seriously

  60. Twiz says: Oct 1, 2009 4:15 PM

    Reading the comments has literally made me laugh at the mentality of some of the ppl making posts.
    Florio is looking for hits. Favre/Vikings get them for him. I’ll bet the bank there is a clause in his NBC buyout guaranteeing an amount of hits or a % increase. Florio is gonna do what he can to make sure it happens, period.
    As for all the Favre bashing, 85+% of these people have a serious memory problem. They forgot the facts (already stated above) before Favre played for the Jets. They want to make it all his fault. Why? Cause they all wish he was playing for their team. With only a few exceptions, you all know damn well the Raiders, the Rams, the Bucs would kill for him to be on their team.
    Suck it up people……..
    Vikings 31
    Packers 10

  61. ZombieRevolution says: Oct 1, 2009 4:23 PM

    Florio wrote? Really? Come on- who wrote that post?

  62. PimP JuicE MaN says: Oct 1, 2009 4:24 PM

    They offered him 20 million to stay retired,,,,,
    HE SAID NO………….
    THE LOVE OF THE GAME………………..
    PLAT UNTIL YOU WANT,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    Brett, called he said some of you should keep your day job………….
    Buh Bye

  63. paranoidandroid says: Oct 1, 2009 4:24 PM

    csaber2007 says:
    October 1, 2009 4:00 PM
    From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (7/12/2008)
    Favre Timeline:
    ——-
    i guess it would be easy to accept everything you read as the truth.

  64. luigiboy says: Oct 1, 2009 4:28 PM

    That’s about the most honest and succinct assessment without actually knowing what went on behind closed doors. It’s surprising to read it here.
    Who wouldn’t want to stick it to their former employer. It’s best not to bear that cross but do your talking on the field.
    Good job with this post!

  65. marcduke says: Oct 1, 2009 4:29 PM

    @PackFaninPackLand
    That’s an outright lie – Favre was traded to the the Jets on August 6th – but I’ve seen your posts, that all you do is spout lies about this situation.
    Please go away, the real Packer fans don’t want you around.

  66. ncm42 says: Oct 1, 2009 4:29 PM

    csaber, if it’s in a newspaper then all the details must be totally accurate huh? NO chance of one-sided reporting or the details only being told from one perspective?
    I think both sides are at fault in the Favre/GB breakup. What continues to baffle me is the venom for Favre. His big crime is that he wants to continue playing the game he loves. Many of the people wanting to burn Favre in effigy also support Vick’s “right to play and have redemption.”
    How many of us, if we spend our entire lives devoting ourselves to a craft or profession we truly love, would be able to walk away from it at the drop of a hat? How many people could just give up their life’s work, without second thoughts or reservations? How many of us can really understand how it feels to love what you do, but also have to deal with a tremendous amount of physical pain as a trade off for doing it? So Favre wants to play? So effing what? He knows the end is near, and he is torn every year about whether his body can take another season of abuse. If he decides it can, and some team’s owner wants to pay him, why are so many of us up in arms over it?

  67. Ross'sSweetMinus says: Oct 1, 2009 4:31 PM

    I love it how all the Vikes fans on this comments pages love him. JAG-OFFs for the last 19 years you hated him. You Lousy fair weather fans. Now you love him? Remember he’s proven time & time again he’s a mental midget.

  68. Fan_Of_ Four says: Oct 1, 2009 4:33 PM

    I hope the Vikings win it all. A Vikings Super Bowl with Favre at the helm would be the greatest story in sports ever told. The best part would be the embarrassment to Ted “Alternative Lifestyle ” Thompson and all his boot licking followers.

  69. AD4MVP says: Oct 1, 2009 4:34 PM

    Congrats Brett! You learned how to give the cliche answer and shut your mouth. A step forward I must say.
    Of course he is pissed, for all the reasons florio lists. But I dont believe the only reason he came back was to stick to to Ted Thompson. I think he really wants to win another SB.

  70. danlinker says: Oct 1, 2009 4:35 PM

    Covering thy ass huh florio? You are so full of it man.
    I thought he was washed up?
    You are a total idiot there dude.
    The bandwagon is already full of fans that actually believe in the guy (count me as one of those).
    No room left for little waifs like you.

  71. PkrNboro says: Oct 1, 2009 4:38 PM

    mixman34 says:
    October 1, 2009 3:40 PM
    =========================
    re: the YouTube “Adrian Peterson lays out Al Harris”…
    that was just “pad-level”…
    and “gap-control”…
    which can be cleaned-up…
    and…
    uh…
    corrected.

  72. footballrulz says: Oct 1, 2009 4:39 PM

    @ Fumble nuts–they’re coming, oh yeah, they’re coming
    @stetai–you are so right, his moves were clear cut alright. Knew exactly what he was doing the whole time. I would have to argue the point that when Favre told Chilly he wasn;t coming & Chilly told his team they were moving on (with a stright face no less) that would be a retirement. After training camp was over & he decided to come on back that would be a 2nd unretirement. Course now we all know that Chilly knew he was coming sooon as camp was over, right? NO
    yada, yada, yada
    Who cares anymore? We can debate it until Favres dead. Every body has their opinion and I don;t see anyone’s arguement changing it. Fact is there’s a game coming on Monday night that I can’t wait to watch. Then, in a few more weeks they get to play again on a field that doesn;t have a roof-in other wordfs–real football.
    Florio–your hypocrisy should only go so far–think Doc Holiday

  73. PackerHaiku says: Oct 1, 2009 4:40 PM

    Vikes Super Bowl hopes
    Pinned upon graybeard Brett Favre
    Viva Favragra!
    http://FavreHaiku.com

  74. Dewey ActSwooned says: Oct 1, 2009 4:45 PM

    csaber2007 says:
    October 1, 2009 4:00 PM
    From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (7/12/2008)
    Favre Timeline:
    # Feb. 25 – McCarthy calls Favre on trip back from combine and discusses how he might be able to lesson the quarterback’s load and whether Favre can commit 100%.
    _____________________________
    Does the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel not know the difference between “lesson” and “lessen”?
    Just wondering…

  75. Fan of Football says: Oct 1, 2009 4:48 PM

    lol, this is the week all the Favre haters get their undies in a bundle.
    Enjoy your crow!

  76. alobar26 says: Oct 1, 2009 4:50 PM

    It isn’t necessarily semantics, Florio. It could be timing – he admits that last year he wanted to “stick it” to Green Bay. That doesn’t mean he’s out for revenge now. I admit that in high school there were people I wanted to stick it to. That doesn’t mean that if I saw them today I’d be out for revenge.

  77. TheWizard says: Oct 1, 2009 4:51 PM

    The sooner his self lovefest is over, the better.
    I’ll be happy when he’s out of the League, his bridges are burnt, and we can all move on.
    I liked Don Majkowski better anyway.

  78. cfuska says: Oct 1, 2009 4:59 PM

    hayward giablommi says:
    October 1, 2009 3:52 PM
    Garbage.
    They guy had held the team hostage for how many offseasons? He *RETIRED* and the team announced they were moving on to the guy that they had used a first round draft pick on. Any subsequent attempt by Favre to finagle his way back to Green Bay at that point was tantamount to sabotage.
    Oh, and don’t forget that since Green Bay “bolted the door shut and pushed furniture in front of it”, Favre has effectively “retired” and “unretired” three times, while not missing a single game. If he loved the game as much as he claims, he never would have put them in that position to begin with.
    Go Packers.
    ——————————————————–
    Wow, here is something I never in a million years thought I would say, but….okay…. here it comes….I agree with Hayward. Oh, that hurt.
    But seriously, I was a fan of Favre and thought he was great with the Pack, but when it’s time to go it’s time to go. The fact that he had the entire Vikings franchise (or at least Childress) wrapped around his finger for how long is ridiculous. Any member on that Vikings team should be outraged because I doubt they would get the same treatment. Favre, you are the Iron Man, but if you retire, retire. This crap of keep changing your mind is unreal, especially when it holds up an entire NFL franchise.
    Hope Aaron Rodgers has a field day and not just because he’s on my fantasy team.

  79. AJD says: Oct 1, 2009 5:04 PM

    Ever since Florio sold out he has been like this. How sad. And how wrong. Florio has always been a Packer hater and that’s fine. At least he doesn’t hide it. The Packers want this game a lot more than #4 does if you ask me. Favre will be lucky to come out of it alive.

  80. packerfanfornot4life says: Oct 1, 2009 5:05 PM

    MUSCATT says You forgot the part where he decided after his retirement that he wanted to come back and the Packers were willing to take him back. I guess that doesn’t fit your theory so well, though, does it?
    thank you. that has been my argument from the start. Nobody ever remembers this little tidbit!!!!!!!!!!

  81. Ken1313 says: Oct 1, 2009 5:10 PM

    Don’t worry Bret…..the Packers ARE out for revenge……………….you have nothing to get revenge for……you almost ruined that franchise with your indecision..and they held back a BETTER QB waiting for you to make up your mind..but they finally had enough and handed the reigns to a better player……and you continue to prove them right………expect them to really give you a BAD day

  82. paranoidandroid says: Oct 1, 2009 5:10 PM

    Majkowski? he started all 16 games only once in his lack-luster career and incidently that was the only year while he started that they had a winning record. good luck with that.

  83. hayward giablommi says: Oct 1, 2009 5:11 PM

    @ cfuska:
    See, that wasn’t so bad, was it? Only difference is I was never a fan of Favre or the Packers, but good to see a guy like Aaron Rodgers have his time to shine.

  84. paranoidandroid says: Oct 1, 2009 5:18 PM

    csaber2007 says:
    October 1, 2009 3:39 PM
    …….He basically drove away Javon Walker (with the help of Michael Smith) during that time.
    ——-
    uh walker was a problem player who couldn’t stay healthy. the only time he thrived was under favre.
    he can’t even get on the field in oakland and he didn’t last long in denver.

  85. paranoidandroid says: Oct 1, 2009 5:23 PM

    Ken1313 says:
    October 1, 2009 5:10 PM
    Don’t worry Bret…..the Packers ARE out for revenge……………….you have nothing to get revenge for……you almost ruined that franchise with your indecision..and they held back a BETTER QB waiting for you to make up your mind..but they finally had enough and handed the reigns to a better player……and you continue to prove them right………expect them to really give you a BAD day
    ———-
    yeah rodgers couldn’t take the SAME team that favre led to the playoffs last year anywhere so keep puttin all of your eggs in that basket.

  86. cfuska says: Oct 1, 2009 5:25 PM

    @hayward
    I think worlds are colliding. We agree on something. Somebody call hell, see if it froze over :)
    Brett, hang it up.

  87. shaunpk says: Oct 1, 2009 5:54 PM

    that was a very Emo article, thanks.. I’ll go see if I can find news somewhere else then. I didnt realize this was a vikings fans myspace blog.

  88. TheWizard says: Oct 1, 2009 6:10 PM

    Majkowski? he started all 16 games only once in his lack-luster career and incidently that was the only year while he started that they had a winning record. good luck with that.
    Not even sure what you’re trying to say here.
    Maj took a Packer team that was bad for nearly two decades and went 10-6, then injuries derailed him.
    Favre didn’t turn the Packers around.
    And Maj isn’t an asshole who won’t go away.
    That’s why I like him. Good luck with your choices.

  89. Matt says: Oct 1, 2009 6:51 PM

    … on an unrelated note, have that many people not heard the phrases “dicked around” or “dicked with” that they have to put quotes around it ( … like I just did)? I thought it was more common than that.

  90. paranoidandroid says: Oct 1, 2009 7:02 PM

    those are your opinions. the facts are that don wasn’t that good and couldn’t stay healthy while favre set the starting consecutive games record and had a winning record all but one or two seasons. i’d say favre did more for the packers than maj. jsut sayin

  91. packers4life says: Oct 1, 2009 7:15 PM

    Florio,
    Do you really blame the Packers for pushing Favre to make a decision? I mean, he took 3-4 months the last three years to make a decision. The Packers didn’t want to wait until April for his decision. They wanted it right away so they could prepare for next season. Once Favre did make his decision, they moved on. They started to work on Aaron Rodgers and when Favre wanted to come back in July, it was too late and the Packers said no.
    I am an absolute diehard Packer fan and I loved Favre and I still do for what he has done to the Packers over the years. However, as long as he is the Vikings QB, I don’t like him. Just like all the other Viking players and I hope on MNF, the Packers will snap him in half.

  92. pjfuller says: Oct 1, 2009 7:58 PM

    Wow. Florio, I’ll just be blunt. You are so f-ing wrong it’s not even funny. The Packers dicked Favre around? Are you high?
    Favre Quit in March. One week later, Sam Farmer – one of the best in the business – reported that Bus Cook was shopping Favre’s services at the Owner’s meetings.
    Translation: He quit to get out of Green Bay. But I guess the Packers dicked him around by not letting him run the team, right?
    Oh, and when the Packers called his bluff when he said a month later he wanted to return, and said they’d take him back, he quit again.
    Really? All he wanted was to get out of Green Bay. And then he pimped bitches like you in the media to create the media circus in Green Bay during training camp, forcing Green Bay’s hand.
    He’s a dick. And you are still a CV-rated commodity lawyer with little journalistic skills.

  93. jorge says: Oct 1, 2009 8:03 PM

    Suddenly Ozzy Osbourne’s “Iron Man” has that “when life imitates art” (thing) going for it.
    Here’s to hoping the Packers put him in a body bag this Monday night when the Packers face the Viqueens!
    And the funny thing is I’m wearing his jersey as I type this!
    For sure there’s no love lost. But I’ll let it be known he’s the enemy as long as he’s still wearing that fag purple-penis-eater color!

  94. J.Cannon says: Oct 1, 2009 8:18 PM

    Brett Favre hates the Packers and all of their D-bag fans and that is why he’ll prepare his ass off in order to have one of the best games of his carer Vs. the Fudge Packers. He allready had one of the greatest plays in NFL history last week now hell put it together for a whole 4 quarters and send all you hillbilly’s to bed upset Monday night.

  95. packers4life says: Oct 1, 2009 8:43 PM

    “He allready had one of the greatest plays in NFL history last week”
    Typical loser Viking fan. That play wasn’t even close to being one of the greatest.
    “send all you hillbilly’s”
    Sorry but that name is trademarked to Viking fans like yourself.

  96. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Oct 1, 2009 11:34 PM

    paranoidandroid says:
    October 1, 2009 4:24 PM
    csaber2007 says:
    October 1, 2009 4:00 PM
    From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (7/12/2008)
    Favre Timeline:
    ——-
    i guess it would be easy to accept everything you read as the truth.
    —————————
    I guess it would be even easier to dismiss what you read without offering any logic or supporting facts.

  97. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Oct 1, 2009 11:41 PM

    paranoidandroid says:
    October 1, 2009 3:45 PM
    alas, you finally admitted it! ted and mccarthy wanted favre out so they could start the rodgers era and not be in brett’s shadow.
    i hope he lights up the packer secondary, this, coming from a packer fan. i wanna see mccarthy cry.
    truth of the matter is favre will prolly be so-so. throw for 200 yards, a touchdown and a pick but still get the win.
    —————————
    News flash: If you’re rooting against the Packers in arguably their biggest game of the season… You’re not a Packers fan.

  98. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Oct 1, 2009 11:45 PM

    paranoidandroid says:
    October 1, 2009 5:23 PM
    yeah rodgers couldn’t take the SAME team that favre led to the playoffs last year anywhere so keep puttin all of your eggs in that basket.
    ————————–
    Look at the performance of the defense in 2007 and 2008 and tell us all that’s the “same team”. Rodgers put up numbers in 2008 comparable to Favre’s 2007 team with much, much less support from his defense.
    And remember what Favre did when he had a defense that bad? 29 INTs and a 4 win season. I’m happy with Rodgers, thank you very much.

  99. paranoidandroid says: Oct 2, 2009 11:47 AM

    Adam-Chris Scheftersen says:
    October 1, 2009 11:34 PM
    paranoidandroid says:
    October 1, 2009 4:24 PM
    csaber2007 says:
    October 1, 2009 4:00 PM
    From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (7/12/2008)
    Favre Timeline:
    ——-
    i guess it would be easy to accept everything you read as the truth.
    —————————
    I guess it would be even easier to dismiss what you read without offering any logic or supporting facts.

  100. texasPHINSfan says: Oct 2, 2009 11:53 AM

    i hope this entire article was a joke, because favre screwed the packers, not the other way around.

  101. paranoidandroid says: Oct 2, 2009 12:11 PM

    Look at the performance of the defense in 2007 and 2008 and tell us all that’s the “same team”. Rodgers put up numbers in 2008 comparable to Favre’s 2007 team with much, much less support from his defense.
    And remember what Favre did when he had a defense that bad? 29 INTs and a 4 win season. I’m happy with Rodgers, thank you very much.
    ———
    well hell bring back KGB or maybe they can prop up a life-size replica of reggie white to distract their opponents. where the Packers have failed is in their drafts. Hawk is a nice player but he can’t play corner, defensive end, safety or defensive tackle.
    the model in the nfl for the past 30 years has been stop the run and run the ball. the packers haven’t run the ball successfully since ahman green left, which put a lot of pressure on favre and the defense.
    keep in mind karen has already had just as many losing seasons in GB as favre.

  102. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Oct 2, 2009 2:49 PM

    paranoidandroid says:
    October 2, 2009 11:47 AM
    ok half-wit. i live in dallas, i know just how skewed a paper’s perception can be…..so with that said i don’t accept every idiotic story they pass off as the truth. just like if you tune into foxnews you won’t get an unbiased view on anything.
    you think you could wrap your head around the fact that not everything that is printed is true?
    —————————
    Absolutely I can accept that fact. Now can you accept the fact that it’s better to dispute reported facts with a different version of events rather than just cover your ears and scream, “I’m not listening! I’m not listening! LALALALALA!!”

  103. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Oct 2, 2009 2:55 PM

    paranoidandroid says:
    October 2, 2009 12:11 PM
    keep in mind karen has already had just as many losing seasons in GB as favre.
    —————————
    And this statement is the crux of the disagreement between us. You want to pin all the wins/losses on one guy out of 53. I’m saying it’s a team effort.
    You made no attempt to dispute my statement about Favre’s self-implosion in 2005–with a terrible defense, just like Rodgers had last season. And yet Rodgers put up 4000+ yards and a 2-to-1 TD to INT ratio (and the TEAM got 2 more wins last year than in 2005).
    If you want to compare Favre to Rodgers, you have to compare their performances individually. Comparing passing stats from Favre’s 2007 season and Rodgers’ 2008 season is a fair comparison because it was mostly the same offensive personnel. And it’s a pretty even comparison.

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