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Rodgers gets advice from Starr, Warner, Young — but not Favre

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was effusive in his gratitude today as he talked about three Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks who have helped him in his preparation for his own first Super Bowl. But he offered just a one-word answer when asked whether he has spoken this week to his Super Bowl-winning Green Bay predecessor.

Rodgers said that Bart Starr, who led the Packers to victories in the first two Super Bowls, has served as a mentor to him.

“It’s a privilege,” Rodgers said. “Bart has been incredible to me — in the last three years especially — with the e-mails and conversations that I’ve been able to share with him. He’s an incredible man and a guy I’d love to model my career after.”

Rodgers also talked about his relationships with Kurt Warner and Steve Young, two former Super Bowl MVPs who have encouraged Rodgers to keep his focus on football and not on everything else that goes along with Super Bowl week.

“They said, ‘Good luck with the distractions,'” Rodgers said of his conversations with Warner and Young. “There’s going to be a lot of different things that could disrupt your week if you let them, but they said just focus on keeping your preparation the same.”

And then the subject turned to Brett Favre. Asked if he has talked to Favre about preparing for the Super Bowl, Rodgers simply answered, “No.”

So Rodgers is preparing for the Super Bowl with the support of some quarterbacks who have been there before. But without any encouragement from the quarterback he backed up for the first three years of his career.

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117 Responses to “Rodgers gets advice from Starr, Warner, Young — but not Favre”
  1. iluvwikileaks says: Feb 1, 2011 3:09 PM

    I thought Bart Starr was dead.

  2. peopletrains says: Feb 1, 2011 3:10 PM

    Then again, that’s probably a text he doesn’t want to get.

  3. lbpackfan says: Feb 1, 2011 3:10 PM

    Snooze.

    Nothing here.

  4. Bubby Brister says: Feb 1, 2011 3:11 PM

    To be fair, the dementia is starting to set in and the old man probably doesn’t remember how he prepared for his lone Super Bowl win 15 years ago.

  5. hobartbaker says: Feb 1, 2011 3:11 PM

    When the reporters asked Favre if he had advice for Aaron Rodgers he said “Who?”.

  6. jc1958coo says: Feb 1, 2011 3:16 PM

    good then he won’t throw any picks! brett never helped him cause he knew he was better! let the legacy begin, packers34-24 AR 2 TD’s !!!!

  7. puddinpouch says: Feb 1, 2011 3:16 PM

    He didn’t get any encouragement or advice from Favre while he was here, no one expects that to change this week. What’s he going to tell him anyway?

    “Make sure, late in the game, when everything is on the line, you blow everything with a moronic interception. Unnecessary risks and personal glory are the most important part of the game.”

  8. ethixz says: Feb 1, 2011 3:17 PM

    he didn’t get any advice from Favre because he wants to win.

  9. fngs1 says: Feb 1, 2011 3:18 PM

    They always find a way to bring up LORD Favre’s name. Just let him set sail into the sun, and fade away.

  10. gb15class says: Feb 1, 2011 3:18 PM

    I can’t believe this would surprise anyone. And that’s okay. The best thing Favre can do is get out of the spotlight all together (as much as possible), tend to his personal life and look for an intelligent time and place in which to re-enter the professional football world in a role appropriate to his interests and talents.

    If Rodgers plays like Young, Warner or especially Starr, the Packers are in very good hands. Heck, if Rodgers plays like Rodgers, we’re good!

  11. whitecheddar33 says: Feb 1, 2011 3:18 PM

    “Aaron – oh Aaron … try to throw more completions than interceptions and good luck avoiding the distractions”!!

    Good Lord – give it a rest with Favre … he’s gone now – retired! Everyone must have a hard on for this man!

  12. jcustunner says: Feb 1, 2011 3:19 PM

    Who cares?

  13. footballrulz says: Feb 1, 2011 3:20 PM

    Doubt anyone is ging to be really surprised by this.

  14. facebook.com/joesimmonscomic AKA Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Feb 1, 2011 3:21 PM

    TMZ-type articles like these are why I ignore most of the media hype during Super Bowl week.

  15. fanfair says: Feb 1, 2011 3:21 PM

    Seriously? That headline for THIS article? Who in the hell ever said that Rodgers and Favre were buddies?? Why would he help Rodgers when they’re not even friends?? This is the TMZ of football. Jeez….

  16. steelybills says: Feb 1, 2011 3:22 PM

    Go Bills!

  17. gbfanforever says: Feb 1, 2011 3:22 PM

    How is this news? We already know they aren’t BFF.

  18. conseannery says: Feb 1, 2011 3:22 PM

    Montana told him to look for John Candy.

  19. JimmySmith says: Feb 1, 2011 3:22 PM

    Rodgers doesn’t need any advice on sexting photos, throwing season ending INT’s or cutting the lawn so there is no need to talk to BrINT.

    On a related side note, where do I send my contribution for putting up a billboard sign in Mississippi this off season asking, or is it begging, Favre to return to the Vikings for one last try.

    Geez, it worked so well last year.

  20. pftard says: Feb 1, 2011 3:23 PM

    This is very surprising, considering that Favre was very supportive and helpful to Rogers when he was drafted by the Packers.

  21. citizenstrange says: Feb 1, 2011 3:23 PM

    Both Favre and Warner won their first Super Bowl before LOSING their second so really they couldn’t even give themselves any good advice from their experience.

  22. jimmysee says: Feb 1, 2011 3:24 PM

    Brett has never been a mentor to anyone. It’s all about Brett.

  23. iluvwikileaks says: Feb 1, 2011 3:24 PM

    I don’t blame Rodgers for shunning Favre. He never did anything to help Rodgers when he was still with Green Bay. His ego wouldn’t allow it. Rodgers made it on his own without Favre’s help.

  24. whatever897 says: Feb 1, 2011 3:25 PM

    So they don’t like each other… And?

  25. shibbyleigh says: Feb 1, 2011 3:26 PM

    So basically Rodgers won’t learn how to throw a gut-wrenching interception at a crucial moment in a big game. That sits fine with me.

  26. wisbadgers says: Feb 1, 2011 3:27 PM

    In fairness to Brent, he’s too busy convincing Mike Holmgren and Darrell Bevell that he’s a better option than Jake Delhomme and Charlie Whitehurst.

  27. iluvwikileaks says: Feb 1, 2011 3:28 PM

    I wasn’t being disrespectful. I really thought Bart Starr was dead.

  28. blackglass3 says: Feb 1, 2011 3:29 PM

    Favre is probably too busy trying to figure out how to get the spotlight back on himself and off this pesky “Super Bowl” crap. Anyone else notice how Brett’s downfall in the media came at the exact same time Madden stopped broadcasting?

  29. newreality1 says: Feb 1, 2011 3:30 PM

    Hey everybody,remember when the pack was a bunch of yuks. remember the lynn dickey years. Remember the magic man. How soon we forget how a brash kid from ms came in a game and wowed us for many years including taking us and winning a super bowl. I love my packers and yea thank Brett for all the great games and excitement . Yes he did become a diva, and yes midlife crises aside made some poor choices, but dont we all. And I can tell you guys I gaurentee I wont have a superbowl ring or see myself in the hall of fame. THANKS BRETT FOR ALL THE GOOD YEARS! And go pack go.

  30. tombradyswig says: Feb 1, 2011 3:30 PM

    he doesn’t need help throwing INT’s!!

    No need to ask Bert for anything!!

  31. thehelmutt says: Feb 1, 2011 3:31 PM

    AWESOME. If I was him I wouldn’t talk to Favre either. That’s all he would hear about all damn week if he said they talked. “No” is as perfect and precise of an answer as he could give. Apparently that’s a story.

  32. whathappenedtovox says: Feb 1, 2011 3:32 PM

    This morning, my wife offered to scrape the ice off my car windows. Did Brett Favre? Nope. Today when I got to work, a co-worker offered me a bagel. Brett Favre was nowhere to be found. I read that there was a fire in Idaho last night. Brett Favre reportedly did nothing about it.

    Please keep us informed of everything else Brett Favre doesn’t do for the next 5 decades, please. Thanks in advance.

  33. newreality1 says: Feb 1, 2011 3:32 PM

    Oh and by the way , I forgot to mention that there arent to many of you that if you saw him in public wouldnt crap yourself and get his autograph YeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  34. allascowboys says: Feb 1, 2011 3:34 PM

    Favre is a bitter old man

  35. vikescry1 says: Feb 1, 2011 3:37 PM

    favre’s not going to talk to him, he doesn’t want a-rod to win cuz then all the crap he put packers fans through the last couple of years will be for nothing. besides favre would just be a distraction at this point. if he’s gonna do anything call him when the superbowl is over win or lose and talk to him.

  36. calloustongue says: Feb 1, 2011 3:40 PM

    Surprised? Favre wouldn’t even help out Rodgers when he was a rookie, much less talk to him.

    Keep the king of sour grapes out of this and let’s focus on the QB actually playing the game.

  37. southyank7 says: Feb 1, 2011 3:40 PM

    brett farve = scum bag jerk…wish mrs. farve had enough strength left from fighting cancer to throw him out of the house…

  38. pervyharvin says: Feb 1, 2011 3:43 PM

    Not Favre’s job to care. I wouldn’t either.

  39. joetoronto says: Feb 1, 2011 3:46 PM

    PFT finds a way to play the Favre card, yet again.

    How about we leave the man alone?

  40. dragonfly99 says: Feb 1, 2011 3:46 PM

    Of course not. Everyone knows Favre’s relationship with Rodgers was cold and distant. It’s been so long since Favre won a Super Bowl he probably doesn’t remember much. The media should just let Brett fade away and move on.

  41. deepbacksidedig says: Feb 1, 2011 3:46 PM

    Just win.
    Rodgers is so happy happy.
    Happy to be there right now, and associating with those he sees as his peers.
    Isn’t this fun, golly guys, gee whiz.
    Happy that folks are recognizing him, getting caught up in the hype whirlpool.

    Pregame looks at his face, attitude will be interesting.

    Pitt is not happy to be there.
    They are not happy about anything.
    They are angry.

  42. razsan says: Feb 1, 2011 3:48 PM

    I thought Brett Favre was dead??

  43. bradshawlives says: Feb 1, 2011 3:49 PM

    Bye Brett………your shadow is fading………

  44. purplehayseuss says: Feb 1, 2011 3:51 PM

    Didn’t like my comment, MDS? Not tame enough? Too creative?

  45. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Feb 1, 2011 3:52 PM

    Rodgers may never get the records that Favre owns, or the longevity, but with one more win this season, he will essentially tie any legacy in Green Bay that Favre still may have…by bringing a Lombardi trophy back with him. He may, in fact, have the pieces in place to get another one or even two in the next few years.

    I pray that the City of Green Bay doesn’t get down on their knees quite yet and start naming streets after this group of players and coaches, should they win.

    Favre’s been an all about me guy since 1999, and if he doesn’t change his tune, he may watch Rodgers get his number up in the Lambeau Ring before he does himself. Hope it was worth it all….Mr. DramaDivaDouche.

  46. canadianvikingfaniii says: Feb 1, 2011 3:53 PM

    Who cares. Brett is suddenly obligated to give advice because they were on the same team? You media clowns are ridiculous and will turn anything into a story.

  47. kegpack says: Feb 1, 2011 3:53 PM

    Favre is going to root against Rodgers this weekend because he is a self-absorbed narcisist.

    If GB wins, Rodgers will have just as many rings as Favre. He will also have done it with out any mentoring from Favre. Karma.

    I saw a big chip on Aaron’s shoulder and it wore a #4 jersey with wrangler jeans, and spoke like a hillbilly.

  48. nwstreethawk says: Feb 1, 2011 3:54 PM

    Bart Starr … seriously?! This is like asking Great Grandpa Fred to explain how flat screen televisions work.

    Steve Young was surrounded by the best talent money could buy (borrowing into the future). Unfortunately, it meant the 49ers were a disaster for all the years following.

    Kurt Warner has been to three Superbowls in the past 12 years thus his advice is what to follow.

    Favre has been to two Superbowls early in his career and became a football Diva. You don’t ask this guy for advice unless you are a Diva. Rodgers does not fall into this category.

    It’s Superbowl week so everything is news. If a mouse once farted in the presence of Aaron Rodgers while he was eating breakfast when he was 12 you are going to hear about it this week. :)

  49. Manbearpig says: Feb 1, 2011 3:57 PM

    Sweet “news story.” The same site that has constantly blistered Favre for the past two years just can’t seem to keep him off their site. Sells page hits, I suppose, just like the libelous story about Aaron Rodgers supposedly dissing a cancer patient.

    I’m sure this won’t get approved because Michael David Smith doesn’t approve any comments critical of his work.

  50. terrellblowens says: Feb 1, 2011 3:58 PM

    Well if Aaron Rodgers was a masseuse we know he would have gotten at least a voicemail or two.

  51. MinnesnowtaJagsFan says: Feb 1, 2011 3:58 PM

    PFT.com is contractually obligated to mention Brett Favre at least once every 10 days to fulfill commitments to “insider” information from Bus Cook.

    Cam Newton, WHAT!!

  52. stinkfingers says: Feb 1, 2011 3:59 PM

    The fact that Favre is a total ass is supposed to be news?

  53. scudbot says: Feb 1, 2011 3:59 PM

    “Remember to try to force it into triple coverage. If it works it’s awesome! Want to buy some of my legendary memorabilia?”

  54. stavreafavre says: Feb 1, 2011 4:01 PM

    Bart Starr is one of the classiest people you’d ever want to meet. He and his wife are still involved with an organization which helps at-risk boys to straighten out their lives. He also wrote a lot of encouraging letters to Favre when Brett was starting out with the Packers. Unfortunately Favre didn’t learn enough about being a good person from them. Maybe Rodgers will as he tries to replace Favre as the second-best QB in Green Bay history. Pack for life!

  55. nitschke66 says: Feb 1, 2011 4:08 PM

    Mr. Starr is one of the greatest QBs of all time! He never gets mentioned because it is not in the east cost’s media’s self interest to talk about all his Championships he won. Rather they think the league started in 1967.

    It does my heart good to know that Mr. Starr is mentoring #12! He is a class act, has always been. Ask anyone who has ever met the man. He is everything that the diva was not. I can’t tell you how pathetic it was to hear Favre say “I’ve got nothing more to prove” for the last five years. He won one Superbowl. He’s not even in the top 10 QBs to ever play the game regardless of his records. Longevity does not = greatness.

  56. scoob766 says: Feb 1, 2011 4:09 PM

    Why would he get advice from Favre? Does he want to lose the SB? Shouldn’t he get advice from Desmond Howard on how to win over Favre?

  57. Wisconsin77 says: Feb 1, 2011 4:10 PM

    gasp!! OMG, the horror!

  58. righthereisay says: Feb 1, 2011 4:11 PM

    Wow. Brett needs to have a 4 hour press conference to talk about this.

  59. 4sacroc says: Feb 1, 2011 4:14 PM

    Bart Starr remains the classiest – and most successful – QB in Green Bay history.

    Proud to have met him and his family.

    Good man.

  60. gojags says: Feb 1, 2011 4:16 PM

    iluvwikileaks says: Feb 1, 2011 3:28 PM

    I wasn’t being disrespectful. I really thought Bart Starr was dead.

    —————————————————-
    Should have used wikileaks to find out.

  61. jaltreality says: Feb 1, 2011 4:18 PM

    @newreality1: Right on. The mindset of “fans” is boggling to me.

    It’s not that Brett Favre hasn’t contribute to the souring of his PR image, but so quickly everyone forgets, eh?

  62. nickynick04 says: Feb 1, 2011 4:19 PM

    Brett, you did ruin your legacy…..Maybe in 10, 15, 20 years things may change,,,but I was once a big fan,,,now I think you are a joke !

  63. toolkien says: Feb 1, 2011 4:26 PM

    Hey everybody,remember when the pack was a bunch of yuks. remember the lynn dickey years. Remember the magic man. How soon we forget how a brash kid from ms came in a game and wowed us for many years including taking us and winning a super bowl. I love my packers and yea thank Brett for all the great games and excitement . Yes he did become a diva, and yes midlife crises aside made some poor choices, but dont we all. And I can tell you guys I gaurentee I wont have a superbowl ring or see myself in the hall of fame. THANKS BRETT FOR ALL THE GOOD YEARS! And go pack go.

    ___________________________

    Yes I remember. I also remember that it was Harlan who took over for Parins that kick started the whole process. When Braatz didn’t seem to able to cut it, it was Harlan who brought in the HOF GM Wolf – a bit of coup. And it was Wolf who brought in the “girl with the curl” in Holmgren. And it was the two (reportedly) who fished Favre out of his beery haze in Atlanta and bypassed little issue like a necrotic bone issue and put Favre out on the field. And, voila!, three and a half years later he pulled his head out of his posterior and the Pack were a legit team. And all we had to do was show a wonderful degree of patience and overlook a pesky vicodin addiction. And then, yes, we got a Superbowl. All thanks to Brett Favre alone, apparently.

    And when Holmgren, on whom a full quarter of the credit at least should be given for the Pack’s 90’s success, thought he should have a little more than he had he, of course, threw a huge fit and made it all about him and made a protracted deal out of it all. Oh, that’s right he went off to Seattle on good terms.

    And when Wolf felt it was time to retire with his full quarter of credit, retired, unretired, cried, whined, made public press releases through ESPN, and had a public battle with Bob Harlan. Oh, that’s right, he simply retired, and worked with Sherman as a consultant on the next draft and departed on good terms.

    And when Bob Harlan, with the last quarter of credit, felt it was time to move on he made certain that all the press was on him and made sure to go to a division rival to screw his old team and pay them back for the millions that he had made. Oh, that’s right, he is chairman emeritus of the Packers and is on splendid terms.

    I have no doubts that Brunnell would have won a Superbowl (if not more) with the Pack if they had benched Favre in 1994 like they should have, and kept Brunnell. As it was Brunnell helped the Pack in 1996 by dispatching the only team out of the AFC, the Broncos, that scared me when he was a member of the Jaguars.

    But I feel silly explaining all this to someone so well schooled in Packer history. It is only the podunks who give all, and the only, credit to Favre for single handedly turning around the fortunes of the Packers. Favre was just one link in the chain. He did his part fairly well, but he came at a high price. When it was clear that there was more pain than Lombardis in the future it was time for him to go.

    And it should be kept in mind that HE pulled the plug on the relationship. But so many want to put the blame on others for not letting him put it back in again.

  64. buzzbissinger says: Feb 1, 2011 4:31 PM

    Can I expect similar article to follow re:Brady, Manning, Brees, The other Manning, Stan Humphries, Neal O’Donnell, Kerry Collins…

    This is going to be one interesting offseason…

  65. stairwayto7 says: Feb 1, 2011 4:32 PM

    Starr probably told him about the Ice Bowl, Young proabbly told him about being a QB for the Bucs and hsi concussions and Warner told him about being a 2 time Super Bowl losing QB!
    Steelers 38 Gratedcheeseheads 28

  66. handlethehandles says: Feb 1, 2011 4:33 PM

    Ouch why does this matter, does who Rodgers talk too change anything during the game?
    Seriously do people think the pack can win? Come on no RB vs a solid Steelers squad.

    BTW didnt Favre do this first, make a run with a crappy supporting class and then lose when it all was on the line..

    What are all of you going to say when Rodgers throws a pick that costs the game, you gonna hate on Favre still?

  67. discosucs2005 says: Feb 1, 2011 4:34 PM

    “What you’re going to want to do, is act extremely enthusiastic all the time with the media. When you play the Lions or other bad teams, don’t be afraid to run up the score to push your numbers higher. Anytime you do anything of value, celebrate like you are a 6 year old kid who just got a new bike. Every touchdown warrants a 50 yard run down the field with your arms above your head. Be very upfront with the media about issues that will make people feel sorry for you. If a family member dies, make it a huge deal, but be sure to still play because it’s a win/win. All this will distract the media from mediocre play for years.”

  68. pghguyy says: Feb 1, 2011 4:35 PM

    im sure rogers was kicking farve in the ass on his way out the door. not that was nessicarily wrong. but why would farve want to be his buddy after that?

  69. sterilizecromartie says: Feb 1, 2011 4:38 PM

    Favre already told Brian Urlacher to “go beat the Packers”. He is obviously rooting against GB because of his distain towards the GM. He is an extemely bitter person. He has at least a dozen former teammates playing for the Packers and he is telling Urlacher to go beat them?? What a guy. His children could be playing for the Packers this week and he would still be cheering against them.

  70. scytherius says: Feb 1, 2011 4:40 PM

    Favre doesn’t strike me as the, um, teaching mentoring type. lol

  71. toolkien says: Feb 1, 2011 4:44 PM

    Ouch why does this matter, does who Rodgers talk too change anything during the game?
    Seriously do people think the pack can win? Come on no RB vs a solid Steelers squad.

    BTW didnt Favre do this first, make a run with a crappy supporting class and then lose when it all was on the line..

    What are all of you going to say when Rodgers throws a pick that costs the game, you gonna hate on Favre still?

    ________________________

    It sure is going to be hard to match Jackson/Starks 3.7 ypc up against Mendenhall’s 3.9 ypc. We might as well just forfeit.

    And if you think the Packers are going to rely on their running game to win this game, you’re nuts. Rodgers and the receiving corp are going to light up the Steelers like a christmas tree. We’ll need just 17 -20 carries just to keep Mr. Head & Shoulders honest.

    The only reason the Packers lost last year was a spotty secondary. That has been MORE than fixed this year.

    Packers 34
    Steelers 20

  72. dkhhuey says: Feb 1, 2011 4:44 PM

    Brett who?

  73. dukemarc says: Feb 1, 2011 4:49 PM

    stairwayto7 says: Feb 1, 2011 4:32 PM

    Starr probably told him about the Ice Bowl, Young proabbly told him about being a QB for the Bucs and hsi concussions and Warner told him about being a 2 time Super Bowl losing QB!
    Steelers 38 Gratedcheeseheads 28

    ————————————-

    No chance in hell that the Steelers score 38….and if the Packers score 28, your boys will be losing the game.

  74. scytherius says: Feb 1, 2011 4:50 PM

    @handlethehandles

    “Seriously do people think the pack can win? Come on no RB vs a solid Steelers squad.”

    =============

    Vegas thinks so. And they make serious money on those betting lines. It’s why they installed the Packers as a 2 1/2 – 3 point favorite. Who will win? Beats me. Should be close. But your comment is nonsensical since the overwhelming consensus is that the Packers will win.

  75. puddinpouch says: Feb 1, 2011 4:51 PM

    toolkien, spot frickin on. I do remember Lynn Dickey. He was an unbelievably talented QB on a less than mediocre team, played with a ton of heart. Made throws only a very select few could. Battled like an absolute warrior on two shot knees. Packer fans love him.

    I remember the Majik Man. He brought a sense of winning, fun and success back to this team we hadn’t tasted in years. He authored an unbelievable victory in Candlestick in ’89 vs the 49ers, who would go 14-2 and win the SB 55-10 over Denver.

    1989 was one of the most exciting seasons for an educated Packer fan, whether we just missed the playoffs at 10-6 or not. The Cardiac Pack.

    Wolf’s vision rescued Favre out of his “beery haze”, he was pretty much getting cut from Atlanta, was overweight and showed up routinely to camp hungover. Yes, he did a lot of good things once he got to Green Bay and was surrounded by serious coaches and people invested in mentoring his talent.

    What is so often ignored is what the franchise, city, state and fans everywhere gave to him and what he did with it.

  76. granadafan says: Feb 1, 2011 4:57 PM

    Lord Brett reminds us what a vindictive and bitter old man he is. From day 1 when Aaron was drafted by Green Bay, Wrangler shunned him and never even said so much as hello until weeks later. He wouldn’t even train or mentor Aaron. Meanwhile, Aaron EARNED the trust and loyalty of his teammates while the sexter used his diva like status to have his own changing area. As Sterger found out there’s a reason Brett didn’t want anyone to see him down there.

  77. 4sacroc says: Feb 1, 2011 5:05 PM

    stairwayto7 says:
    Feb 1, 2011 4:32 PM

    Starr probably told him about the Ice Bowl, Young proabbly told him about being a QB for the Bucs and hsi concussions and Warner told him about being a 2 time Super Bowl losing QB!
    Steelers 38 Gratedcheeseheads 28

    ===========

    More likely Starr educated Rodgers that his opponent Sunday was a horrible franchise for DECADES and was actually KICKED OUT OF THE NFL in 1969 and sent to the AFL. The Steelers became relevant in 1972 ….

    So, YINS, let’s have a little perspective.

  78. calloustongue says: Feb 1, 2011 5:14 PM

    “Favre already told Brian Urlacher to “go beat the Packers”

    Actually it was Julius Peppers he said that too. He also was quoted two weeks ago as saying he thinks the Packers will win it all. But really, who cares what the waffle king thinks?

    Far be it from you, being a Steeler fan, to get your facts right.

  79. theoriginalcaptainmarvel says: Feb 1, 2011 5:27 PM

    Did Rogers wish Favre luck in last year’s NFC Championship game? Or console him on his injured ankle (caused by a non-flagged illegal hit) ? All you Peckers fans better be consistant and say Rogers was a total @ss last year.

  80. steelerfan9598 says: Feb 1, 2011 5:27 PM

    That’s because Favre is a self righteous A-hole.

  81. ruvelligwebuike says: Feb 1, 2011 5:28 PM

    In fairness, it’s not Brett’s job to mentor Rodgers and coach him into one of the top quarterbacks in the league. It’s Mike McCarthy’s.

    And it’s not Brett’s job to put incredible talent and depth around the quarterback, building the team into Super Bowl contenders. It’s Ted Thompson’s.

    It’s really only Brett’s job to make the right decisions on and off the field that help put rings and him and his teammates fingers within the last 15 years.

    So in the past, present and future, who is good at their respective jobs and who is the piece of crap who got what was coming to him?

  82. crefan says: Feb 1, 2011 5:34 PM

    Burt is the ultimate douche bag bar none.

  83. geezohman says: Feb 1, 2011 5:38 PM

    Posted earlier: “This is very surprising, considering that Favre was very supportive and helpful to Rogers when he was drafted by the Packers.”
    ===================================

    haven’t really followed the NFC… I didn’t know AR and Brett didn’t get along….

    wow, most backups work with the starter and usually the starter helps the backup…

    like cutler

  84. raideralex99 says: Feb 1, 2011 5:38 PM

    Has Brees, Manning or Brady given Rodgers advise or maybe big Ben can give Rodgers some tips.

  85. stairwayto7 says: Feb 1, 2011 5:49 PM

    Vegas made the molded cheeseheads favorites so the average fan would bet on the Packers and woudl lose money! Remember people VEGAS NEVER LOSSES! IF LEGAS ALWAYS LOST THERE WOULD BE NO VEGAS! STEELERS BY 10 EASILY! Who will cover Wallace, Sanders and Brown going deep? 34 year old slow Woodson? I would take that every play!

  86. nitschke66 says: Feb 1, 2011 5:52 PM

    I hate mentioning his name because he so classless, but Favre is rooting against the Packers solely to protect what legacy and goodwill he can muster over the next 4 years and 11 months before he goes into the HoF. If Rodgers wins 2 or 3 SB’s or a has a great deal of success in the next 5 years, it will diminish Favre’s “greatness”. You just know that Bart and the great ones who are proud of their place in history are rooting this team on to win while Favre is rooting for any team besides the Pack. Just because they got tired of his Diva act.

    Sorry steelers fans, you are a great franchise, also with a rich winning history, but fate is not on your side in this one!

  87. packercpa says: Feb 1, 2011 5:57 PM

    I love how Viking fans are now coming to Favre’s defense. He wasn’t supposed to help Aaron out when he was in GB, but they expected him to help TJack and Spud Webb. Typical Vikes fans it is only about our team and nobody elses. They hated Favre for years and now they have drank the kool-aid and fell for his BS.

    Anyway, I hope Rodgers gets the win and Packer fans can be done with BF.

  88. Wisconsin77 says: Feb 1, 2011 6:05 PM

    toolkien: “I have no doubts that Brunnell would have won a Superbowl (if not more) with the Pack if they had benched Favre in 1994 like they should have, and kept Brunnell. As it was Brunnell helped the Pack in 1996 by dispatching the only team out of the AFC, the Broncos, that scared me when he was a member of the Jaguars.”

    A big fat negative on that. Have you seen Brunell’s playoff record? And for the record, the Packers lost the Superbowl against the Broncos not because of the QB (Favre outplayed Elway by a large margin) but because of the Packer’s defense.

    And you call yourself a master on Packer’s history? lol, what a joke.

  89. ampatsisahypocrite says: Feb 1, 2011 6:05 PM

    Did Rodgers also get “advice” from Freddie Mitchell when he stole his wrestling belt thing?

    Just asking.

  90. duece5 says: Feb 1, 2011 6:05 PM

    gb15class says:
    Feb 1, 2011 3:18 PM
    I can’t believe this would surprise anyone. And that’s okay. The best thing Favre can do is get out of the spotlight all together (as much as possible), tend to his personal life and look for an intelligent time and place in which to re-enter the professional football world in a role appropriate to his interests and talents.

    If Rodgers plays like Young, Warner or especially Starr, the Packers are in very good hands. Heck, if Rodgers plays like Rodgers, we’re good!

    duece5 says:

    You don’t want the 2nd half bears game rodgers playing for you—–eech…..he had 0TDs and 2 INTs for the game! When it was getting tighter, rodgers was playing ALOT tighter and Mcarthy almost blew that game going against a 3rd string qb. No, rodgers will be under duress a good part of the time, and with the heavy reliance the packers have on the passing game, I see a long day for rodgers-0TDs and 2INTS again. …..and I am NOT a steelers fan. I see a 27-13 steeler victory……..

  91. Wisconsin77 says: Feb 1, 2011 6:09 PM

    For all of those saying Favre is rooting against the Packers, don’t let the facts get in the way (i.e. a direct quote instead of 2nd and 3rd hand information of something he supposedly said in a game in which he suffered a concussion): http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/19/sports/football/19leading.html

  92. raideralex99 says: Feb 1, 2011 6:20 PM

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Do you think McNabb would cheer for the Eagles if they were in the SB or how about Vick cheering for the Falcons.
    The Packers kicked Favre off the team 3 years ago and last year Favre was was an AP fumble away from being in the SB.

  93. richmondhokie says: Feb 1, 2011 6:35 PM

    Favre is down in Mississippi trying to recuperate from the many injuries he suffered this season while trying to pull the Vikes out of the toilet. He probably didn’t offer advice to Rodgers b/c articles like this are why that happens. Tools like this site jump all over him for everything. If he’d offered advice, you would have picked it apart. If he doesn’t offer advice, you still rag on him. Why should he offer advice? Did Joe Montana advise Steve Young? Did Starr advise his replacement? Did Kurt Warner help Matt Leinart?

    Yeah, I didn’t think so.

  94. richmondhokie says: Feb 1, 2011 6:36 PM

    p.s. Favre has already texted Ed Werder that he wants Green Bay to win, and thinks they will. Stop trying to make up a story where there isn’t one.

  95. canalzonebaby says: Feb 1, 2011 6:39 PM

    2 things… 1) Some would say it inappropriate for Favre to enter the picture. In my profession the previous “boss” would not be allowed to involve himself in my administration. 2) Rodgers can ask. Something he did with Warner and Young.

  96. richmondhokie says: Feb 1, 2011 6:47 PM

    “[Packers QB] Aaron [Rodgers] is the best QB and the receiving corps is the best ever, maybe,” Favre said in the e-mail. (to Ed Werder, before the Chicago game)

    “I think they will win it all! I hope they do, if you are wondering,” Favre said in the e-mail.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2010/news/story?id=6031703

    C’mon PFT. Don’t be the National Enquirer of football.

  97. nickynick04 says: Feb 1, 2011 6:48 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has been released from a California jail where he’s been held since his arrest for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

  98. pack15forever says: Feb 1, 2011 6:52 PM

    It’s obvious that Favre never mentored Rodgers because Rodgers unlike Favre is not an interception throwing machine. Rodgers is smart getting advice from Bart Starr who has more rings than ANY QB in NFL history. Rodgers will never have all the stats like Favre but before he is done he will be more like Starr having won a few championships and after all that is the only stat that really matters.

  99. nickynick04 says: Feb 1, 2011 6:58 PM

    late Monday of Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen’s arrest for felony battery of a police officer. As it turns out, that’s not the only trouble he’s been in recently.

    Griffen’s on a law-breaking binge.

    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune has confirmed a TMZ.com report that Griffen was also arrested last Friday night in Hollywood for public drunkenness

    See folks,the Vikings are a class act !

  100. jordinh says: Feb 1, 2011 7:04 PM

    Michael David Smith is a retard. I cant believe someone would take the time to write this. The interviewer who asked the question is a retard too.

    Of coarse Farve is not going to talk to Rodgers and vice versa. Do we need to remind the world Packers traded Farve? Hello? Does anyone think Farve is rooting for Packers? Does anyone think Farve calls Rodgers on a regular basis?

    Apparently the qualifications for being a journalist are LOW.

  101. bigjim50010 says: Feb 1, 2011 7:04 PM

    The Packers kicked Favre off the team 3 years ago and last year Favre was was an AP fumble away from being in the SB.

    ==========================================================================
    AAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad a 12 man call

    AAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad a classic game ending INT

    AAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad 2 other fumbles

  102. tommytd says: Feb 1, 2011 7:16 PM

    Why should that surprise anybody? #4 is all about #4 and that’s about it. I’m not surprised a bit.

  103. msadpoet says: Feb 1, 2011 7:26 PM

    If GB wins, the packers should change Favre drive to Rodgers blvd….LOL.
    Favre was too busy texting others (cough, cough) to send Rodgers anything…

  104. granadafan says: Feb 1, 2011 7:45 PM

    raideralex99 says:
    Feb 1, 2011 6:20 PM
    The Packers kicked Favre off the team 3 years ago and last year Favre was was an AP fumble away from being in the SB.
    ————————————————————-

    Don’t forget one major BF interception when the game counts!

    Years ago I had an ex-girlfriend who WAS great in bed, but then never cleaned, or washed and made life hell for me by constantly threatening to leave the relationship when life wasn’t good for her. Finally we parted ways and I met my future wife. The ex came storming back the day BEFORE my wedding and demanded to be with me again. Sound familiar?

    BrINT Favre is bitter ex-girlfriend.

  105. puddinpouch says: Feb 1, 2011 8:33 PM

    msadpoet: It’s called Favre Pass and it is literally a half block long, behind Holmgren Way (a two-mile stretch), in front of his restaurant.

    Which no one can believe is still open.

    Politely and respectfully correcting you, I live in GB.

  106. garyman1 says: Feb 1, 2011 9:24 PM

    Bart Starr barely gets a mention when the topic of great quarterbacks comes up because he doesn’t have the guady numbers but he is the all time leader in playoff win percentage and was very accurate. He is almost one of the most decent human beings you will ever meet and ARod can do a lot worse than emulating him.

  107. deconjonesbitchslap says: Feb 1, 2011 9:46 PM

    OK we get. Rodgers hates Favre. how shocking.

  108. raideralex99 says: Feb 1, 2011 10:59 PM

    granadafan says:
    Feb 1, 2011 7:45 PM
    raideralex99 says:
    Feb 1, 2011 6:20 PM
    The Packers kicked Favre off the team 3 years ago and last year Favre was was an AP fumble away from being in the SB.
    ————————————————————-

    Don’t forget one major BF interception when the game counts!

    _____________________________________________
    If that was McNabb or Vick throwing that int … all the blame would go to AP … right?

  109. michaeledits says: Feb 2, 2011 2:05 AM

    Aaron Rodgers is like Brett Favre without the interceptions. And the photos. I hope he’s having fun out there.

  110. footballrulz says: Feb 2, 2011 8:12 AM

    Does anyone know if Bradshaw has talked to BR. It’s about as relevant.

  111. gunnyd says: Feb 3, 2011 11:06 AM

    All you Favre haters….you wanted Favre to retire…..he’s RETIRED! Get He was one of the all-time great QB’s, a first ballot HOF’er. off his back already.

  112. gunnyd says: Feb 3, 2011 11:13 AM

    All you Favre haters….you wanted Favre to retire…..he’s RETIRED! He was one of the all-time great QB’s, a first ballot HOF’er. Get off his back already.

  113. juancorsair says: Feb 3, 2011 12:15 PM

    raideralex99 says:

    The Packers kicked Favre off the team 3 years ago and last year Favre was was an AP fumble away from being in the SB.

    IIRC, it was actually the Percy Harvin fumble that was recovered by the Saints and resulted in a TD run by Bush two plays later for the tie. However, it did appear that Adrian “Oven Mitts” Peterson washed his hands with butter before the game, seeing how many times he put the ball on the ground. He is the best RB the Saints had playing for them!

  114. theoriginalcaptainmarvel says: Feb 4, 2011 5:34 AM

    You worshipped Favre all those years. But now we like him, cause he’s a Vikings and hates the Packers. Get over it, and enjoy your current lucky streak. You should be real thankful that the NFL decided on Katrina Payback last year.

  115. packmanfan says: Feb 6, 2011 12:05 PM

    You can’t really give any good advice when your whole career is based on luck.
    Which is what it looks like for Burnt Fart when you compare him to the skills of A-Rod.

  116. kennyrogerschicken says: Feb 6, 2011 3:40 PM

    theoriginalcaptainmarvel –

    Congrats on being the worst person on this site. You continue to astonish with your clever Katrina posts and your willingness to make yourself look stupid with everything you write. You’re a loser at life, my friend, so please keep entertaining us with your horrible perspectives.

  117. gunnyd says: Feb 7, 2011 12:12 PM

    If Brett Favre would have called Rodgers to offer advice, you Favre haters would have accused him of sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong. Brett Favre can’t win no matter what he does. He’s retired. Leave the man alone.

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