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Glanville's eye-opening explanation of trading Favre

We often hear criticism of trades because the player for whom the trade was made never justifies the price that was paid.  Some trades end up being criticized because the player becomes in his new home an incredibly great player.  Or, as the case may be, a Hall of Famer.  Or, possibly, one of the greatest of all time.

That was indeed the case nearly 20 years ago, when Brett Favre was shipped to the Packers after only one season in Atlanta.

Our buddy Thom Abraham of WNSR in Nashville passes along a clip of a recent interview with former Falcons coach Jerry Glanville, who defended the decision to trade Favre in blunt terms.

“I had to get him out of Atlanta. . . .  I could not sober him up,” Glanville said.  “I sent him to a city where at 9:00 at night the only thing that’s open is Chili Joes.  You can get it two ways, with or without onions.  And that’s what made Brett Favre make a comeback was going to a town that closed down.  If I would have traded him to New York, nobody to this day would have known who Brett Favre ever was.”

Favre has been candid regarding his issues with alcohol and painkillers, which he eventually beat several years ago.  (He was addicted to the same substance at the center of Ryan Leaf’s ongoing criminal woes.)  Still, we can’t recall Glanville ever being quite so candid about the reason for the trade.  He has mentioned needing to send Favre to a town that closes up early, but Glanville had never suggested that Favre’s problems were essentially continuous.

The reference to New York is interesting, given that former Packers G.M. Ron Wolf worked for the Jets when Favre was drafted — and Wolf was hoping to land Favre.  One of Wolf’s first orders of business once arriving in Green Bay was to get Favre.
  

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  1. TheDPR says: Mar 18, 2010 7:59 AM

    Not to mention the fact that Favre was (still is) an INT machine with no discipline and horrible decision-making in the clutch.

  2. favresux says: Mar 18, 2010 8:00 AM

    he still drank

  3. The Real Shuxion says: Mar 18, 2010 8:01 AM

    Glanville: “We have a turd in the punch bowl”
    Excellent South Park last night. Rothelisberger character was funny, the Tiger Woods PGA 11 stuff was funny, and Butters was a friggen riot, vintage season 8 Butters.

  4. vbhall78 says: Mar 18, 2010 8:01 AM

    And where is Glanville now??? Brett is still playing and Jerry is where, good call…. That’s rich…

  5. mnmaverick says: Mar 18, 2010 8:02 AM

    Sounds like Buddy Ryan on Cris Carter and his drug issues in Philly. Nobody understood why he was put on waivers.

  6. zappa says: Mar 18, 2010 8:03 AM

    When Favre goes into the Hall Of Fame as a Viking, Glanville should be the presenter.

  7. Katmanduu says: Mar 18, 2010 8:03 AM

    Glanville just telling it like it is. When Farve is giving his introduction speen in Canton, he should make sure to thank Glanville for the trade. It’s obvious that Farve had some issues while he was young. Fortunately for him, and Packer Backers, he was able to mature well. I agree with glanville; if Farve ended up in a big city, he may never have reached his potential.

  8. blitzkrieg says: Mar 18, 2010 8:05 AM

    Because everybody knows nobody drinks beer in Wisconsin!

  9. Sarge says: Mar 18, 2010 8:07 AM

    I don’t think Jerry’s spent much time in Wisconsin.

  10. Juicelaw says: Mar 18, 2010 8:08 AM

    It is “Chili John’s”, Jerry. And also, Jerry must not be aware that Green Bay is a drinking town with a football problem.

  11. Duck Fallas says: Mar 18, 2010 8:09 AM

    Good for Glanville, good for Favre. Of course, this will get ugly despite being a positive story. Favre should do PSA’s for AA, MADD, etc.

  12. clevelandmetal13 says: Mar 18, 2010 8:13 AM

    i just want one day in life without reading a stupid brett favre story… much less one thats 20 years old. who gives a shit why the guy was traded 20 years ago???

  13. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Mar 18, 2010 8:16 AM

    Glanville is obviously making an excuse for his mega blunder.

  14. Bob says: Mar 18, 2010 8:22 AM

    It’s Jerry Glanville, so I’ll take his comments with a grain of salt. I’m sure Favre partied hard back then and there’s probably some element truth to what Glanville said. But like all Glanville tales, I’m sure some of it is exaggerated.

    And I’m sure Glanville didn’t trade him to Green Bay out of the goodness of his heart. The Packers probably gave the Falcons the best deal (or the best deal as the Falcons brass/Glanville saw it) If the Jets or Giants had given the Falcons the best deal (or the best deal as the Falcons brass/Glanville saw it), I’m sure they would have traded Favre to New York.

  15. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Mar 18, 2010 8:25 AM

    There’s probably a lot of truth to this. Favre might not have gotten anywhere in an Atlanta or a New York, with the big night life. Or without a bad cop/good cop coaching tandem of Holmgren and Mariucci. Or a spouse like Deanna.
    Even after Favre went to GB, it took awhile for him to sober up and fly straight. There were probably a lot of factors that contributed to him becoming a great player.

  16. hickory says: Mar 18, 2010 8:36 AM

    We all know that Favre has had his substance abuse issues, but the reality for Jerry is that he traded a future hall of famer and I’m sure he’s been trying to justify that decision to himself and the rest of the world ever since.
    If Holmgreen, Green, Gruden, Reed, etc. had the chance to work with Favre in Atlanta, New York or the North Pole I’m sure he would have still turned into a star player.

  17. TC says: Mar 18, 2010 8:39 AM

    Glanville is on camera in a number of NFL films insinuating the same thing. He just doesn’t say it in as many words.
    There are a bunch of those NFL films Farve love-fest specials with Wolf & Glanville both giving plenty of interviews abouth this. It isn’t anything new.

  18. Pack_Attack says: Mar 18, 2010 8:45 AM

    Favres trips to Milwaukee in those early years are legendary. So while he didnt immediately stop, I have a certain amount of admiration for him for his eventual maturity and becoming a great family man and quit drinking as far as anyone knows. Deanna and the fact that he was the starter on a winning team added to this. While I’m not a big Holmgren fan I think Mike and Reggie White deserve some credit also. Brett knew he was better then a 3rd stringer on a shitty team.

  19. Opie says: Mar 18, 2010 8:50 AM

    There was a little more to it than just, “I couldn’t sober him up.” It makes a nice little juicy tidbit of a story to say that, but more of the story was that Glanville loved his boy, Miller. Didn’t want to draft Favre in the first place and swore “that kid won’t start in this city, while I’m here.”
    Now, to say that BF enjoyed what our fair city made available is a bit of an understatement. However, if the head coach says you’ll never start & you just got a nice contract……..well, I say enjoy Hotlanta!

  20. LBPACKFAN says: Mar 18, 2010 8:51 AM

    Mike Holmgren was a big reason Favre got his sh*t together…guys like Steve Mariucci were also big influences as far as sobering up and treating Deanna and their kid better.

  21. FreddieBaby says: Mar 18, 2010 8:53 AM

    # TheDPR says: March 18, 2010 7:59 AM
    Not to mention the fact that Favre was (still is) an INT machine with no discipline and horrible decision-making in the clutch.
    If Favre is “still” an INT machine as you state, then so is Errant Rodgers. They both threw seven interceptions last year and both had a 1.3% INT ratio, although Favre threw for three more TDs and his QB rating for the season was four points higher than Rodgers. So, I guess Favre, the INT machine, outperformed Rodgers, the INT machine last season.

  22. kuhawks28 says: Mar 18, 2010 9:00 AM

    Hahahah..Turd in the punchbowl.
    Love it.
    So Brett liked beers… And women… And stocking hats.
    Everything worked out fine.

  23. Hauschild says: Mar 18, 2010 9:01 AM

    Another idiot commenting from the front row of the Peanut Gallery.
    Favre’s like any great talent – they become apparent when they play on decent teams – not the 1991 Falcons.

  24. Popeye says: Mar 18, 2010 9:03 AM

    Favre = Over rated
    I wonder if he is still slapping man a$$ and singing pants on the ground…..what a douche

  25. GoBrowns19 says: Mar 18, 2010 9:05 AM

    I buy it. If clubs are open late, that’s when players get into trouble. People drink in Wisconsin, I’ll give you that…but it’s in bars and homes, not clubs. There’s a difference in how much trouble you can get into.

  26. Munze Konza says: Mar 18, 2010 9:05 AM

    He would have been fine in Seattle. Knox wanted him but ownership made him draft Dan McGuire…who was such a complete bust people forgot all about him.

  27. PackFanNChiTown says: Mar 18, 2010 9:06 AM

    “When Favre goes into the Hall Of Fame as a Viking, Glanville should be the presenter.”
    Players don’t enter the HOF affiliated with a particular team.
    Now he COULD choose to RETIRE as a Viking, (boy wouldn’t that stick it to Ted Thompson…not), but that’s only fair since he’s already retired as a Packer and a Jet…

  28. lilhopo says: Mar 18, 2010 9:10 AM

    Hey Sarge, I dont think many people spend alot of time in Wisconsin

  29. just_a_cigar says: Mar 18, 2010 9:10 AM

    Um, yeah. I actually live in Green Bay. There is a bar on every single corner and they are open until 2 AM every night. Downtown Green Bay is seriously nothing but bars.
    This city and this entire state is known for the amount of booze that flows through it on a nightly basis. Yeah, I’m sure Favre had a lot of trouble finding a spot to wet his whistle.
    Glanville is one of the biggest tools in football history, and is just trying to make excuses for himself. Hell, he traded one of the best QBs of all time for what ended up amounting to absolutely nothing. He has to cover his ass somehow.
    I have no idea how anyone could take anything he says seriously. What a jackass.

  30. BroncoBourque says: Mar 18, 2010 9:13 AM

    Why are some of you criticizing Glandville? He isn’t saying that Favre wasn’t a great player or even saying anything that hasn’t been said before about Brett. The guy had a drinking problem and being in a city with a night life wasn’t doing him any good. Jerry probably didn’t think that he was going to be able to get much out of Brett if he couldn’t get him off the booze so he traded him the Green Bay. It all makes a lot of sense and nowhere does Glandville say he did it for philanthropic reasons, he did it because his asset (Brett) was going to go to waste in Atlanta. Why else would someone trade a QB they just took in the 2nd round the year before, who a lot of people thought would go even higher?

  31. packerfanfornot4life says: Mar 18, 2010 9:14 AM

    It’s Chili Johns and this sounds like an excuse

  32. deke952 says: Mar 18, 2010 9:17 AM

    Jerry, it’s Chili John’s, not Chili Joe’s, and they are one of the FIRST places to close in Green Bay.
    When Favre got here, he was a regular at the taverns, often getting behind the bar to pour beers. It wasn’t until he almost died from the Vicodin use that he finally went sober and got serious about his wife and kids.
    Glanville can paint history any way he wants, but he just couldn’t tame Favre so he gave up, and he was convinced he swindled the Pack when he snagged a first for Favre.

  33. MuskyHunter2542 says: Mar 18, 2010 9:21 AM

    Only idiots (Fans of the Vikings) think that when you go into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, you go in as a member of a team. When in fact you go in as a player, not with a team.
    However had that be the case where a player went in with a team. im sure that the heartbreaking interception at the end of the NFC Champ. game would have made Favre want to go in as a Viking, instead of the team that he WON A SUPERBOWL WITH!!!

  34. DCViking says: Mar 18, 2010 9:23 AM

    Yep, Brett is the only person in the NFL who partied and drank too much…I’m sure his problems were unique.
    This is the NFL —- which stands for Not For Long

  35. wrath4771 says: Mar 18, 2010 9:32 AM

    Sending Farve to Green Bay didn’t solve his problems with the bottle – Deanna threatening to give him the boot did.

  36. eagledan says: Mar 18, 2010 9:34 AM

    There is a huge difference between corner bars in Green Bay, and Gentlemans Clubs in Atlanta.
    Brets Partying at USM was famous also, but regardles of the truth of the matter, why bring it up now!

  37. Fan of Football says: Mar 18, 2010 9:34 AM

    “Not to mention the fact that Favre was (still is) an INT machine with no discipline and horrible decision-making in the clutc”
    really? 7 INTs in 2009. I mean, really?
    lulz @ Favre haterz

  38. Fan of Football says: Mar 18, 2010 9:36 AM

    “Because everybody knows nobody drinks beer in Wisconsin!”
    lol, that is funny. Wisconsin is the last state you want to send someone who needs to quit drinking. That states is brimming full of alcoholics. My childhood friends that still live in that state are all going on their 2nd or 3rd DWI. That is why Jerry’s story doesn’t make sense, he is just trying to salvage his legacy.

  39. realitypolice says: Mar 18, 2010 9:41 AM

    vbhall78 says:
    March 18, 2010 8:01 AM
    And where is Glanville now??? Brett is still playing and Jerry is where, good call…. That’s rich…
    ========================
    What the hell does one have to with the other?

  40. favrefromover says: Mar 18, 2010 9:44 AM

    Green Bay closes at 9:00? That is news to the Tavern League. (and for all the Rothlesturder stories about being a dickhead there is a drinking story about Favre… but the difference was Favre wasn’t a dickhead…..just a kid getting drunk and having too much fun…. funny youtube video from Favre trick or treating with Frank Winters and Don Beebe knocking on Holmgren’s door… hilarious.. look it up.

  41. realitypolice says: Mar 18, 2010 9:44 AM

    Juicelaw says:
    March 18, 2010 8:08 AM
    It is “Chili John’s”, Jerry. And also, Jerry must not be aware that Green Bay is a drinking town with a football problem.
    =====================
    I was thinking the same thing. Having been to that part of the country often, it’s pretty funny to think that sending someone with a drinking problem there is a good idea. I was in Wisconsin once and a native said to me: “Wisconsin- the state where every intersection has a church on one corner and a bar on the other three”.

  42. Supersuckers says: Mar 18, 2010 9:49 AM

    People think Green Bay is a ghost town. It isn’t. he had his run ins up here as well. If I remember correctly it was his wife the gave him an ultimatem in 1998. Glanville is lying.

  43. daPACK says: Mar 18, 2010 9:58 AM

    Chili Johns a-hole. You should have kept the chump

  44. bucc19 says: Mar 18, 2010 10:00 AM

    When Favre goes into the Hall Of Fame as a Viking, Glanville should be the presenter.
    Too bad that won’t happen. If you knew anything about football ,you would know that Favre will NOT be going in as Viking, or a Packer, or a Jet, or a Falcon..he will go in as Brett Favre..NFL is not like baseball, they go in as a person,not a member of a team…they will have all his stats and what years they where made, and where he made them…and he will be in there as a bronze bust.

  45. sniperhare says: Mar 18, 2010 10:00 AM

    Shuxion that episode last night was awful. I hate duds of an episode when the new SP seasons are only 7 episodes.

  46. bucc19 says: Mar 18, 2010 10:06 AM

    lol, that is funny. Wisconsin is the last state you want to send someone who needs to quit drinking. That states is brimming full of alcoholics. My childhood friends that still live in that state are all going on their 2nd or 3rd DWI. That is why Jerry’s story doesn’t make sense, he is just trying to salvage his legacy.
    If your are going to print somethingTHAT ignorant..please state some real facts….you “queenie fans” need to look in the mirror..Wisconsin and Minnesota are mirror images of each other..get over yourself..you’re not a “fan of football” you should be called fan of myself”

  47. green&bold says: Mar 18, 2010 10:08 AM

    No drinking in WI, oh no. I remember that Good ol brett, chmura, and winters would frequent the bars in appleton, specifically the philling station (where I was told they had a “room” upstairs for their use. Just in case they needed it.) Packers still frequent that bar.

  48. bucc19 says: Mar 18, 2010 10:10 AM

    It’s amazing…every time there is a mention of Favre..the Viking fans and the Packer fans show their true ages of 4 and 5. Why don’t you people show your passion for world affairs or health care reform? Maybe something could get done. That goes for you too Pervert Harvin, Bob Nelson, Jimmy Smith, and all you other tards. What , is there no school today in the midwest or something today ?

  49. tatum32 says: Mar 18, 2010 10:14 AM

    # Joe in Toronto, Canada says: March 18, 2010 8:16 AM
    Glanville is obviously making an excuse for his mega blunder.=========================
    Glanville turned the Falcons into the eventual “dirty birds”… the irony is a far worse Falcon team made it to the NFC title game and Super Bowl WITHOUT DEION at that.

  50. giantcatfanhouse says: Mar 18, 2010 10:14 AM

    Carolina did the same thing with Collins. They didn’t hedge around the bush about it, as Glanville did.
    Granted, Collins isn’t HOF material. But he certainly benefited from it, and has had a longer NFL career, than he would have, had he stayed in Carolina.
    So, yeah, I buy it. Doesn’t mean Glanville is raised on my list of respected NFL coaches (if he was even on it) any higher. But I’m certainly not going to bash him, for saying something every team in the NFL has had to face, and dealt with. The only reason this is even newsworthy to some, is… it’s about Farve, who IS a future HOF.

  51. Citizen Strange says: Mar 18, 2010 10:18 AM

    Like Glanvillle the leaving tickets for Elvis a-hole woule EVER put ANYTHING above his own self intetest.
    I have never been to Green Bay but I will bet you a gazillion dollars that their bars stay open later than 9:00 PM.
    Glanville is once again just talking absolute crap just to fulfill his pathetic need for attention in whatever form he can get it.

  52. Real Football Fan says: Mar 18, 2010 10:23 AM

    Old news, although the change of scenery from a clown’s outfit in Atlanta to the structure of a no nonsense coach like Holmgren helped. My cousin attended Southern Mississippi during the early 90’s and always laughed to me about how Brett Favre would be riding around Hattiesburg “lit” during down time in that era. Why this has never come to light with how much scrutiny we put on pro athletes is beyond me. That’s why I laugh when Florio writes those dedication pieces to Tony Romo and Jamarcus Russell. There’s no bigger example of a guy turning it around with the right structure in place.

  53. NightTrainNeckTie says: Mar 18, 2010 10:25 AM

    Joe in Toronto, Canada says:
    March 18, 2010 8:16 AM
    Glanville is obviously making an excuse for his mega blunder
    ————————————————–
    Maybe it never made it to Canada, but this story has been common knowledge for years. I remember hearing these stories when I was in Middle school and Brett Favre was racking up 3 straight MVPs.
    The truth is Brett Favre was such a sack in Atl he didn’t even show up for the team picture. Anyone who thinks trading Brett Favre was some colossal blunder is, quite frankly, wrong.
    It took the small town environment of Green Bay and the hands on baby sitting of Holmgren and Mooch to get Favre’s head on ,well, semi-straight.
    Everyone talks about his pain killer and alcohol addiciton but nobody talks about his sex addiction. Didn’t Favre bang literally every girl in Green Bay? Or is sex addiction only news if it’s a golfer?

  54. realitypolice says: Mar 18, 2010 10:29 AM

    bucc19 says:
    March 18, 2010 10:10 AM
    It’s amazing…every time there is a mention of Favre..the Viking fans and the Packer fans show their true ages of 4 and 5. Why don’t you people show your passion for world affairs or health care reform?
    =============================
    Yes- because a pro football website is certainly the proper forum to go looking for informed debate on world affairs and/or health care reform.
    Do the Viking-Packer fans get a little over-zealous now and then? Um……Yeah. But at least they are entertaining. I will take them over a self-important, arrogant douche-bag like yourself anytime.

  55. Sociofan says: Mar 18, 2010 10:33 AM

    I find it interesting that, even though we are talking about Jerry, most people commenting here do not believe that coaches at least TRY to look out for players as people. I think most coaches (good coaches) look at their guys as human beings first. Front office guys have a little different perspective, but most coaches actually care.

  56. mcarey032 says: Mar 18, 2010 10:34 AM

    This isn’t what I would call breaking news. Glanville said that Favre missed the team picture in Atlanta because he was always out partying. Favre admitted as much on his DVD that he has out “Brett Favre 4 ever”. Glanville said that he was too wild and that he couldn’t stay in Atlanta. At the time, he had to send him out of town because he probably would have washed out of the league.

  57. ECOX says: Mar 18, 2010 10:36 AM

    2:30 is bar-time in GB

  58. pervyharvintouchesboys123 says: Mar 18, 2010 10:46 AM

    Pervy harvin sobered farve up

  59. Ruvell100 says: Mar 18, 2010 10:46 AM

    I know it’s been said a million times already, but I just can’t get over it.
    “Lets send him to a nice, quaint place where nobody drinks. Like…Wisconsin.”

  60. Johnnyb612 says: Mar 18, 2010 10:47 AM

    Zappa,
    unlike the baseball hall of fame, in the pro football hall of fame, players don’t get inducted as a member of a certain team. But I’m sure a brain surgeon such as yourself already knew that. Right?

  61. JimmySmith says: Mar 18, 2010 10:52 AM

    The stats will show Wisconsin has higher percentages of drinking problems than the national average so Glanville is wrong on the facts but no matter, Favre was an above average QB for years. His biggest problem is not drinking, its choking in the playoff games so it makes sense that he is now playing for the Vikings because that is their reputation also.

  62. brasho says: Mar 18, 2010 11:05 AM

    I agree with Glanville, Favre had some major problems early in his career and he would have likely amounted to little if he didn’t overcome them or went someplace to make it worse. It’s funny how these idiot posters don’t read the full article but have the gall to post their moronic comments… about how Green Bay is a drinking town… but they don’t understand that the bars aren’t open until 4AM like in Atlanta.

  63. Johnnyb612 says: Mar 18, 2010 11:18 AM

    I’m from Green Bay and I have heard many stories about a young Brett Favre getting so wasted the night before a game, he would fall out of his barstool. Then he would go out and throw 4 td’s the next day. The man can obviously handle a hangover, so what’s the problem here?

  64. Cannon says: Mar 18, 2010 11:19 AM

    Jerry Glanville sending Favre to Green Bay had nothing to do with him wanting to help Brett Favre get sober. And Green Bay is a hick town with nothing but a Chili Jones.

  65. Roxtar10 says: Mar 18, 2010 11:22 AM

    I’ve been to Green Bay twice and found good drinking holes (all within stumbling distance of each other after midnight) a whole lot more readily than I ever did in Atlanta.
    Jerry Glanville?!?!? Holy Irrelevant Has-Been Batman!
    As nearly everyone’s seen through here, Glanville’s telling us that he “did the right thing for Brett” when trading away one of the all-time greats. Why not counselling? A chaperone?? You….screwed….up. And twenty years later, we all look back – for those of us who can remember your name, Jerry – and view you as the guy who….screwed up. Not the guy who looked out for the best interest of a 20 year old kid. The city of Atlanta should never let you back in for all the winning seasons you cost them.

  66. superbowl says: Mar 18, 2010 11:32 AM

    Favre will never enter the Hall of Fame as a Packer
    Southern Boys hold grudges and he would not even take your $20Million to stay a packer.
    There is no way in hell he puts on a packer uniform or helmet in the HOF

  67. EMan says: Mar 18, 2010 11:35 AM

    Hey Pack and Viking fans alike know one thing for sure- we fight better than any other teams or this type of idiot article would not even appear here!

  68. edgy1957 says: Mar 18, 2010 12:05 PM

    Bob says:
    It’s Jerry Glanville, so I’ll take his comments with a grain of salt. I’m sure Favre partied hard back then and there’s probably some element truth to what Glanville said. But like all Glanville tales, I’m sure some of it is exaggerated.
    *******************************
    Uh, no. Jerry Glanville once said that it would take a plane crash to get Favre into a game. There are stories of Favre and his partying ways at Southern Miss that make anything that Glanville said understatements. Even his teammates at Southern Miss will back up anything that Glanville or anyone else has ever said about Favre. It took him a while before he ever stopped his partying and if Atlanta hadn’t traded him or if Don Majkowski hadn’t gone down with an injury, he would drank himself out of the league. I’m not sure where some people were getting their news but I can guarantee you that Glanville has been just as candid about Favre long before this. You might ask the Falcons media guys because he let anyone know about HIS feelings about him and he didn’t try to cover up his problems like Ryan did with Carter (“He only catches TDs”).

  69. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Mar 18, 2010 12:16 PM

    NightTrainNeckTie: At the end of the day, it was a horrible decision and a brutal trade for the Falcons.
    No matter how you slice it and dice it, buddy.

  70. Richm2256 says: Mar 18, 2010 1:52 PM

    zappa says:
    When Favre goes into the Hall Of Fame as a Viking, Glanville should be the presenter.
    ————————————————-
    Yeah, because when anyone thinks of Favre, the first jersey that comes to mind is the one he wore in Minnesota ….. for a whole year.
    A little presumptuous to even claim the whole Hall of Fame thing though, what’s he got, a dozen Super Bowl rings? I’m not sure if the HOF looks at INT’s …..

  71. sand0 says: Mar 18, 2010 1:53 PM

    Glanville probably is telling the truth that he traded Favre based more on character and not talent.
    But it isn’t like he gets credit for curing him of his drinking problem by sending him to the heaviest binge drinking state in America.
    That is like sending Michael Jackson to Thailand because you can’t keep him out of recess.

  72. stetai says: Mar 18, 2010 2:04 PM

    This isn’t anything new. Even Brett Favre has stated that was one of the reasons.
    What I find funny is, the worst place on Earth to send an alchoholic is Green Bay, WI. The entire culture here is all based around drinking, there is literally a liquor store or a bar on every block, and because it’s a dinky town, there is absolutely nothing to do here, but drink, which is why everyone is always drunk.
    The tales of Brett Favre’s drunken escapades in DePere and all over the area are legendary in the 90’s. However, he cleaned all that up, and doesn’t booze it up with the boys anymore (which in the Jets locker room, makes you aloof and a prima donna)

  73. mnmaverick says: Mar 18, 2010 2:41 PM

    blitzkrieg says:
    March 18, 2010 8:05 AM
    Because everybody knows nobody drinks beer in Wisconsin!
    ——————————————————————
    Ha, I was about to mention that.
    Outside of drinking, there isn’t much to do in WI.
    So they drink like mad.

  74. Dewey Axewoond says: Mar 18, 2010 2:47 PM

    The Progression of Brett’s Addictions:
    Booze –> Vicodin –> HGH –>Interceptions -> Retirement Ceremonies –> Media Attention –> Jared Allen’s man gravy

  75. chickenragnar says: Mar 18, 2010 3:26 PM

    Dewey Axewoond says:
    March 18, 2010 2:47 PM
    The Progression of Brett’s Addictions:
    Booze –> Vicodin –> HGH –>Interceptions -> Retirement Ceremonies –> Media Attention –> Jared Allen’s man gravy
    ================================
    Man gravy?
    Hello Pot, this is the kettle.

  76. jimicos says: Mar 18, 2010 3:37 PM

    superbowl says:
    March 18, 2010 11:32 AM
    Favre will never enter the Hall of Fame as a Packer
    Southern Boys hold grudges and he would not even take your $20Million to stay a packer.
    There is no way in hell he puts on a packer uniform or helmet in the HOF
    —————————-
    Wow, you’re an idiot on two threads today. Careful, you might break Pervy’s record (23).
    You don’t go into the hall of fame as an anything. He’ll go in as a QB. That’s it.
    Thanks for playing. Maybe you should retire for the rest of the day.

  77. Purple People Eater says: Mar 18, 2010 4:04 PM

    They should never have hired Glanville as a head coach. Do you see him as a head coach today? Nope. Good reason for it too. The guy was more hype than Keyshawn Johnson and dropped the call coaching more than TO. He was, and apparently still is, a no class act that no one would want to follow. Whatever Brett Farve has done I can only point to where is he is now. And where is Mr. Glanville again?

  78. Ruvell100 says: Mar 18, 2010 4:09 PM

    mnmaverick again…
    “Outside of drinking, there isn’t much to do in WI. ”
    ______________
    Name one thing you can do in Minnesota that you can’t do in Wisconsin. Outside of go to the world’s largest mall and walk 6 miles to a really big Lego store. Great place to get shot by a Hmong or Somalian gang, too.

  79. DeeDubb says: Mar 18, 2010 4:53 PM

    Glanville is trying to make himself more insightful than he really was. For starters, Glanville NEVER approved of Favre being drafted, so clearly he was NOT his guy. It also helps to “give up” on a guy who had a “problem” when the Packers offer you a 1st round pick (#19) in the ’92 draft for your 2nd round pick from a year before. Hmmm…oh by the way, the Falcons had a 26 yr old Chris Miller coming off his best year as a pro. Sure, it was Glanville’s foresight that got Favre to Green Bay.

  80. Dewey Axewoond says: Mar 18, 2010 5:42 PM

    chickenragnar says:
    March 18, 2010 3:26 PM
    Dewey Axewoond says:
    March 18, 2010 2:47 PM
    The Progression of Brett’s Addictions:
    Booze –> Vicodin –> HGH –>Interceptions -> Retirement Ceremonies –> Media Attention –> Jared Allen’s man gravy
    ================================
    Man gravy?
    Hello Pot, this is the kettle.
    _______________________________
    You’re as predictable as Obama defending Tiger.
    Of course that would get YOUR attention–no surprise there.
    My occasional gay quip in relation to your endless, obsessive barrage of poop/booger/ overtly homo-erotic nonsense is like saying a single drop of dew and the Pacific Ocean are both bodies of water.
    Nice try though, Chickenneck.

  81. Johnnyb612 says: Mar 18, 2010 7:40 PM

    Superbowl! Congratulations! In one day you have overthrown the incumbant to become the stupidest person on the Internet (also on this site). Congrats!

  82. rudedog36 says: Mar 18, 2010 7:41 PM

    Im a packers fan, but this is funny!
    http://www.theonion.com/content/video/packers_fan_announces_he_will

  83. flop 4 strahan says: Mar 18, 2010 8:18 PM

    Nice try Jerry…
    Wisconsin ranks 7th in the nation in alcohol consumption including 1st in hard liquer. Georgia is 47th.
    Anybody who lived within 30 miles of BF Steak House or Taylor’s in Milwaukee knows Brett was drunk 24/7 right up until his buddy’s hot tub incident when Dianna decided to put him on a VERY short leash.
    Brett didn’t win because he had nothing else to do – He won because Ron wolf gave him a starting job, gave him the best QB coach in the game, and gave him the best defense in the NFL
    but in defense of Jerry…
    He got a 1st round pick for a 3rd round drunk of a QB.
    Almost every GM in the league (and every blogger on this site) would have made that trade.
    Where Jerry screwed up is using that pick on bust Tony Smith.

  84. flop 4 strahan says: Mar 18, 2010 8:35 PM

    …at least TT got an all-pro stud linebacker for his BF trade…
    If Goodell had a pair we’d also have the Queens 1st rd pick for tampering.

  85. flpackerfan says: Mar 18, 2010 9:22 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WlwumGkSec

  86. Mimbresman says: Mar 18, 2010 10:18 PM

    Let’s get a few facts straight:
    1. Glanville is a widely-acknowledged fool, and never liked Favre from the day he was pressured to draft him by the Falcons’s owner;
    2. That being the case (1), his story is simply a rationalization for what was a bad decision;
    3. If the story were true, G. should have known that Green Bay isn’t the “little town” portrayed so stupidly by the “big city” (and small-minded) media clowns and fans. It simply does NOT “close down” at 9:00, as well testified by many past Packers greats;
    4. There’s no “Chili Joes” in Green Bay, but there is a Chili Johns. (And isn’t it too bad G. never had the career opportunity of learning that first hand, hmm?)
    5. Finally, when Favre goes into the Hall of Fame it will be primarily as a Packer since that is where he will have spent most of his career, where he will have played his best ball, and where he will have won his one Super Bowl ring. (Forget it, Crykings fans!)

  87. Ross says: Mar 18, 2010 10:25 PM

    That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. He can’t really believe he saved Favres career. Anyone who knows anything about Wisconsin knows that beer is a religion there. He sent Favre to beer-town and claims credit for what followed. On second thought maybe we can blame Glanville for all the INTs. Oh yeah, the Vikings did get away with tampering.

  88. Ross'sSweetMinus says: Mar 18, 2010 11:39 PM

    Anybody that thinks the Hillbilly has been sober all these years are as dumb as Tim Tebow. The guys still a drunk! & a C@ke nose!

  89. jx4cmario1 says: Mar 19, 2010 12:03 AM

    @mimbresman
    I think you need to get a few facts straight.
    1. Have you ever witnessed a HOF induction?
    2. If so, (which is doubtful by reading your “facts”) when have you ever seen someone inducted as part of any team?
    Jesus people, if football is not your forte, it’s fine, just don’t pretend it is.

  90. chickenragnar says: Mar 19, 2010 1:42 PM

    flop 4 strahan says:
    March 18, 2010 8:35 PM
    …at least TT got an all-pro stud linebacker for his BF trade…
    ==================================
    SORRY, NO HE DIDN’T. mATTHEWS WAS NOT ALL PRO.
    If Goodell had a pair we’d also have the Queens 1st rd pick for tampering
    =================================
    Are you actually still whining about this?
    Seriously?!
    Obviously, you have no clue what tampering is.
    If you did, you would not still be carrying on about it.

  91. footballrulz says: Mar 19, 2010 3:48 PM

    so, let’s see here. Deanna gave him the ultimatum in ’98 so he cleaned up. 96 wins SB, 97 makes it but loses, 98-2009……hmmmmm
    I’m just sayin

  92. Joeyjoejoeshabadooooo says: Mar 19, 2010 6:09 PM

    yeah, get him to sober up by sending him to…Wisconsin?

  93. TheWizard says: Mar 20, 2010 1:28 AM

    Fortunately for him, and Packer Backers, he was able to mature well
    Call him rich. Call him a future hall of famer.
    But mature he ain’t.

  94. Little Tommy says: Mar 20, 2010 6:27 AM

    Still doesn’t rival the Cubs best trade of all time…Lou Brock for Ernie Broglio! What a great trade that was.

  95. Deb says: Mar 20, 2010 8:00 PM

    People who have serious drinking problems can drink anywhere they have access to alcohol … or vanilla extract … or kerosene … all of which they have in Green Bay and Mississippi. It’s a nice lil story, but Glanville got rid of Favre because he didn’t want him. And Favre cleaned up his act because Favre made the decision to do so.

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