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Rodgers’ brother: “Aaron’s got one up on Brett”

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As MDS pointed out last night and as we reiterated during Monday’s ProFootballTalk Live, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers accomplished something on Sunday night that his Packers predecessor pulled off.

Rodgers was named Super Bowl MVP.  Brett Favre never was.

After the game, Albert Breer of NFL Network pointed that out to Rodgers’ brother, Luke.  “I didn’t know that,” Luke said.  “That’s fantastic.  Now Aaron’s got one up on Brett.”

Rodgers’ dad, Ed, also was happy to hear the news.  “He didn’t?” Ed said of Brett’s non-Super Bowl MVP prize.  “Oh, I didn’t know that.  OK, I like that, though.  That’s awesome.”

In other words, don’t be shocked if Favre comes back in 2011.  Or 2012.

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  1. khmer379 says: Feb 7, 2011 4:06 PM

    No farve go away you ruin our season just retire and stay away for good

  2. cheatsburgh says: Feb 7, 2011 4:11 PM

    so great. happy for A-rod and his patience through the whole favre ordeal. he deserves it. last two superbowl winners have been deserving.

  3. mikeborio says: Feb 7, 2011 4:12 PM

    awesome, not even 24 hours after the super bowl and end of the football post-season, and you’re already hyping up another favre return?

    get over it mike.

  4. seaner44 says: Feb 7, 2011 4:12 PM

    i think you are clutching at straws here, i doubt this is enough of a reason for brett to come back

  5. mvp43 says: Feb 7, 2011 4:13 PM

    If you’re a Packer fan, this victory was huge for reasons other than just winning the Superbowl:

    1. Rodgers “one upped Favre” with the MVP
    2. The Bears winning the division means absolutely nothing considering they lost the last regular season game and a home NFC championship game to the Packers.
    3. If you’re a Viking fan, your team got trounced by the Packers twice; Your beloved Favre has retired; you have an aging team; your own city doesn’t want you…….. etc, etc, etc

  6. brettsmyboi says: Feb 7, 2011 4:14 PM

    Brett Favre did more than enough to be named Super Bowl MVP, Brett was responsible for three touchdowns and was robbed by Desmond Howard because he took a kickoff to the house.

  7. 2002sheds says: Feb 7, 2011 4:15 PM

    As a Packers fan, it should be enough that the team won the Super Bowl (after that ’96 season). There is really no need to take anything away from Favre, who was fantastic in that game, as Rodgers was yesterday. Just savor the wins!

  8. infectorman says: Feb 7, 2011 4:18 PM

    yeah, but there’s NO WAY ARodge will ever be able to throw as many INT’s or even come close to as many “disasterously timed” INT’s as Brett Farve

    SO!
    Along with a tiny weener, at least Brett’s got THAT going for him…

  9. piemasteruk says: Feb 7, 2011 4:19 PM

    Sounds like Brett bashing is a common subject around the Rodgers dinner table. Mind you, given what they must have been through, that’s neither surprising or a slight on the family.

  10. ratedrsuperstar1331 says: Feb 7, 2011 4:19 PM

    The fact that we are comparing Aaron’s run, which was undeniably, absolutely spectacular, to the sure-fire Hall of Fame career of one of the greatest NFL players in league history, is asinine. When Aaron wins another, or two more, or three more, we can revisit this discussion. I have all the faith in the world that he’ll be one of the greats. But for now, declaring him better than #4 is ridiculous.

  11. sundaysundaysunday says: Feb 7, 2011 4:20 PM

    I wonder why Rodgers has become such a great QB? Could some of his skills had been helped by watching Brett Favre first hand? Nope that can’t be it. Lets bash him instead. Remember, Favre won his title early and there is no guarantee Rodgers will ever make it back to the Super Bowl, let alone win another. With the amount of concussions Rodgers has suffered this year, I would be amazed if he lasts long enough to retire within 20,000yds and 100 TDs of the Ole Gunslinger. In the short run he has stepped out of Favre’s shadow but he has a very long way to go to surpass Favre as the best Packers QB ever.

  12. pervyharvin says: Feb 7, 2011 4:23 PM

    So it really is all about getting out from Brett’s shadow isn’t it? Well the Rodgers family should be proud of Aaron.They should also know that Aaron is still chump change compared to Favre. Favre…3 time NFL MVP,SB winner,Iron Man Streak(one of the greatest records in all sports) holder of numerous NFL records,future 1st ballot HOF for sure. Be proud but you have a LONG,LONG road to even be mentioned in the same category as Favre.

  13. daytonaken says: Feb 7, 2011 4:23 PM

    I would not be shocked if Favre comes back in 2011, just sickened.

  14. pack4gop says: Feb 7, 2011 4:24 PM

    As a die hard Packers fan, I love both Favre and Rodgers. Too many people want to pick one over the other. Favre was amazing and brought so much to Green Bay. 3 MVP’s, a Super Bowl in which he was one of three people who could have been named MVP, a ton of wins, and he helped put Green Bay back on the map. I for one was sad to see him go and didn’t like the way it was handled at the time, but the proof is in the pudding. It was the right thing to do.

    Now, as a Packers fan, it is time to move on and love Rodgers the same way we loved Favre and stop comparing the two. Yes, Rodgers has a Super Bowl MVP and has one up on him there, but let’s not forget how many NFL records #4 has and the consecutive game streak. Those alone are many up on #12. I love Rodgers and he is our QB. Let’s stop the bashing between the two and just embrace both of them as Green Bay Packers!!

  15. smellmyface says: Feb 7, 2011 4:24 PM

    Wow alot of people still have a hard oooon for Farve. Everyone forgets he never wanted to leave GB that they pushed him out. And Rodgers is as big prick as Farve.

  16. jhorton83 says: Feb 7, 2011 4:24 PM

    I really think Favre is staying retired this time and disappearing from public view for quite a while. This season was a disaster for him in many ways. He’ll eventually re-emerge once Packer fans have forgotten the Vikings years, but I don’t expect to hear from him this offseason, despite his affinity for attention-whoring.

  17. scoops1 says: Feb 7, 2011 4:25 PM

    in a perfect world….

    Favre would set up a conf call tommorow wit McCarthy, TT, A-Rodge, and the rest of the team, then apologize and Congratulate em. Then he would crown em because they are who he they thought they were: Super Champs who beat him twice this season

  18. omegalh says: Feb 7, 2011 4:28 PM

    Favre has done something Rodgers hasn’t: fake retire 3 times.

    scoreboard 1-1.

  19. scytherius says: Feb 7, 2011 4:32 PM

    Favre will never come back.

    Also, I read today for the first time, MUCH to my surprise, that Favre did nothing to help Rogers or any other young QB. This is unlike the older players on the Packers now who go our of their way to help their younger players. A few other teams have veterens that do that. That is what Champions do.

  20. cytofed says: Feb 7, 2011 4:33 PM

    Rodgers is not only 1 up on Brett but he’s a lot passing td and wins on on the guy that was suppose to be better than him coming out of college(Alex smith) he’s also a lot more wins up on the organization that passed on him (49ers) last but not least he’s also more than one up on the guy that directly passed on him and screw up the whole qb situation in sf (mike nolan) I don’t know if the packers play the dolphins next year but can’t wait to see Arod shred mike nolans defend.

  21. newreality1 says: Feb 7, 2011 4:33 PM

    THE KING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE KING. Maybe one day Brett can sit in the box seats like Bart Starr. That day may be a Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooong way away but I hope that day comes. Thankyou #4 and Thankyou very much #12

  22. hobartbaker says: Feb 7, 2011 4:34 PM

    If it takes a SB win by the Triple Cheese Pizza Slice Heads to bring back Favre, then there really was a point to the game.

  23. JimmySmith says: Feb 7, 2011 4:35 PM

    If that’s all it takes to get BrINT to return for two more seasons, I hope Aaron’s relatives don’t stop talking.

    I just hope BrINT returns to the CryQueens. Not that they can finish any lower than last place, its just fun to watch the ineptness of the Vikings continue and to think it is an washed up ex Packer doing all that damage is just a cherry on top of the sundae.

    Wouldn’t stop the CryQueen fans from bashing the Packers, it just makes them sound like even bigger idiots than they already are, if that is possible.

  24. nickynick04 says: Feb 7, 2011 4:37 PM

    Dang Brett, why did you have to turn into an idiot..I use to admire you,,,now I do not

  25. mvp43 says: Feb 7, 2011 4:37 PM

    brettsmyboi says:
    Feb 7, 2011 4:14 PM
    Brett Favre did more than enough to be named Super Bowl MVP, Brett was responsible for three touchdowns and was robbed by Desmond Howard because he took a kickoff to the house.

    ———————————–
    That is true, but fact remains that he wasn’t.

  26. holdthemayo123 says: Feb 7, 2011 4:39 PM

    ratedrsuperstar1331 says: Feb 7, 2011 4:19 PM

    The fact that we are comparing Aaron’s run, which was undeniably, absolutely spectacular, to the sure-fire Hall of Fame career of one of the greatest NFL players in league history, is asinine. When Aaron wins another, or two more, or three more, we can revisit this discussion. I have all the faith in the world that he’ll be one of the greats. But for now, declaring him better than #4 is ridiculous.
    ———————————
    He may need more years to get the stats, but as far ring total, Rodgers has equaled Brett with time to go.

  27. intedwetrust says: Feb 7, 2011 4:41 PM

    Can you PLEASE stop writing stories about Favre?!?! He hasn’t been on our roster for 3 years and we’ve moved on. It’s the media that keeps bringing him up and makes us look like we can’t move on when in reality it’s the media that can’t move on. What’s next, are you going to start writing stories about us finally being able to move on from Holmgen?!?! Wolf!?!? Get over it, we did!!!!!

  28. minnyjoe says: Feb 7, 2011 4:42 PM

    mvp43 says:
    Feb 7, 2011 4:13 PM
    If you’re a Packer fan, this victory was huge for reasons other than just winning the Superbowl:

    1. Rodgers “one upped Favre” with the MVP

    3. If you’re a Viking fan, your team got trounced by the Packers twice; Your beloved Favre has retired; you have an aging team; your own city doesn’t want you…….. etc, etc, etc
    ____________________________
    1) How many league MVP’s does Rodgers have?

    3) Trounced twice? I am sure you probably don’t know the definition of that word but if you remember correctly the score was only 28-24 in the first meeting and the NFL had to issue an apology over blown calls in this game.

    Yes the Packers won the Super Bowl and completed a nice run of 5 must win games but get the facts straight before you write something.

  29. rpiotr01 says: Feb 7, 2011 4:43 PM

    If that SB in 1997 was played today, the voters would have made Favre MVP of the game, maybe Reggie White. These days it’s the QB unless something really extraordinary is done, even when they don’t really deserve it.

    Ever since they gave it to Peyton Manning when Dominic Rhodes really deserved it, that’s when I knew it was a sham.

  30. packattack1967 says: Feb 7, 2011 4:47 PM

    Reggie White actually should have won the MVP that year. Brett was very good that day also.

  31. kcjohnson2 says: Feb 7, 2011 4:47 PM

    All the Favre hating is over done.

    You can be a Favre fan and a Packer fan at the same time. Brett Favre was the best Packer in the history of the team. The Organization wanted to go with a different QB (ended up being the right choice) and Favre wanted to keep playing, so we went elsewhere. Anyone who can’t see those two simple facts and gets caught up in the media bs doesn’t understand the business of football.

    Congrats to Brett Favre on an amazing career. If he decides he wants to still play, (maybe for the Cardinals?) more power to him.
    Congrats to the Packers on another World Championship. (Congrats to the Steelers as well on a great season and handling the loss with incredible class…especially Mike Tomlin)
    Congrats to Aaron Rodgers on a great start to a very possible HOF career.

  32. scoops1 says: Feb 7, 2011 4:51 PM

    The only thing I can thank the Viks for this season is that they beat Philly to help keep the G-men out of it

  33. jpkevin says: Feb 7, 2011 4:57 PM

    Rodgers is like getting all of the good parts of Favre, without any of the bad parts (interceptions that lost games). In a few years Favre with not hold many of the records he currently does, as Peyton will break those. The only record that will never be broken is the interception record.

    And furthermore, Bart Starr is the best quarterback in Packers history, and will probably alway be. I don’t see any quarterback winning that many championships.

  34. JMil_ATL says: Feb 7, 2011 5:00 PM

    Anyone who thinks A Rodg is better because of this one event is either a Favre hater or just plain ignorant. Let’s give him some time and see what happens before you put his fake belt on him as the best. Maybe wait until he has 3 league MVP’s

  35. stetai says: Feb 7, 2011 5:06 PM

    Give me a friggin break. The SB MVP is a subjective vote. Favre would’ve won the MVP in his SB but they threw Desmond Howard a bone. And “the defense” or “Dom Capers” isn’t an option to win.

  36. stellarperformance says: Feb 7, 2011 5:07 PM

    Calling Favre the greatest QB of all-time is like calling Evander Holyfield the greatest boxer of all-time. They both get credit for hanging around too long, that’s it. Favre never extended a hand to Rodgers and never felt it was necessary to give him advice..his words, not mine. He felt advice was the responsibility of the coaches, which is true, technically, but not very teamlike. Favre is a self-centered ego-maniac that orchestrated his own way out of Green Bay when he thought he could personally capitalize with another team, and I say good riddance. I for one cannot separate the man from the athlete and Rodgers is light-years ahead of Favre on that score.

  37. stetai says: Feb 7, 2011 5:08 PM

    So Favre is the one that won’t let go and is bitter? So what about Aaron Rodgers and his family? Are they going to constantly compare everything he does on a daily basis to Brett. Does his brother follow Aaron into the toilet and say wow, that doodie is way bigger than what Brett could do.

    Get over it Rodgers.

  38. jrs2300 says: Feb 7, 2011 5:09 PM

    I don’t ever recall Favre every saying anything against Rodgers.. and for all this Hatred of Favre is just pathetic…

    I grew up seeing the Joe Montana vs. Steve Young thing and I never seen Steve or nobody in connection with him say one bad thing about Joe… EVER… or vice versa….

    Steve Young said after he won the SB that at his room there were friends there and someone said ” Joe Who ” and Steve said he got very mad about that… and told the person to not saying like that again…

    I know he’s America’s Darling and all that .. But I am seeing so much immaturity in Rodgers when it comes to this Brett Favre thing…..

    For the crazy people who Judge Rodgers on Favre super bowls and sb mvp’s.. are you going to count the Ironman Streak too… How about how many completions, TD’s etc…etc…. because if you are going to talk about how Rodgers got a SB MVP and Favre didn’t .. then you might as well start adding up the 100′s of records Favre got against what Rodgers has… and he will never get the monkey off his back..

    NOTE TO PEOPLE COMPARING… Steve Young’s Monkey was off his back until he made the Hall of Fame…. Not when he won that 1 superbowl… because that made Joe 4… Steve 1… how is that getting a monkey off your back..

    You guys are sad with this Favre vs. Rodgers crap… and Rodgers is sad for letting it continue… even inside his family…

  39. chrisbermansdoublechin says: Feb 7, 2011 5:12 PM

    way to keep stirring THAT pot … really how cool can Rodgers be when he gives himself the nickname of a well known baseball player?

  40. tossthesalad says: Feb 7, 2011 5:13 PM

    Wow-this must be a younger group of critics. I was at Favre’s first game and many more after. People forget his legacy was getting Green Bay back on the map for Football. I’m dissappointed Favre stayed with the game this long and has made some bad imoral decision, but that’s life. Rodgers is a very good quarterback, but let’s not put him in the Hall of Fame quite yet, Farve played a long time-probably too long, and should still be remembered for his play not his ego!

  41. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Feb 7, 2011 5:14 PM

    brettsmyboi says:
    Feb 7, 2011 4:14 PM
    Brett Favre did more than enough to be named Super Bowl MVP, Brett was responsible for three touchdowns and was robbed by Desmond Howard because he took a kickoff to the house.

    ___________________________________

    244 return yards is a little more than taking a TD to the house.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    rpiotr01 says:
    Feb 7, 2011 4:43 PM
    If that SB in 1997 was played today, the voters would have made Favre MVP of the game, maybe Reggie White. These days it’s the QB unless something really extraordinary is done, even when they don’t really deserve it.

    See above.
    244 return yards was and still is “something really extraordinary”. Could’ve went either way with Favre or Howard. Howard got it because the Packers offense was stalled, Patriots had just scored a TD to bring it within one score and Howard broke their backs with the TD on the return on the ensuing kickoff.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    smellmyface says:
    Feb 7, 2011 4:24 PM
    Wow alot of people still have a hard oooon for Farve. Everyone forgets he never wanted to leave GB that they pushed him out. And Rodgers is as big prick as Farve.

    They pushed Favre out for a reason. Favre played the retirement song and dance for 5 years there. If they keep Favre, they lose Rodgers. Favre had a terrible couple of seasons and then did the boner throw against the Giants. Ted Thompson had seen enough. Favre thought he ran the show….he didn’t. I applaud TT for calling Favre out and moving on…look where it got him. Please add where and how Rodgers is as big a prick as Favre, we’d all like to laugh at that. I suppose Rodgers has had a spin with womanizing, boozing, drug addiction and sending chicks pics of his crank too, eh? Loser.

  42. Wisconsin77 says: Feb 7, 2011 5:25 PM

    SB MVP is such an overrated award. It almost always goes to the winning QB unless there was somebody else who had a SB record day. As far as Favre, he did more than enough to secure MVP honors for his SB win. It took a record setting performance from Howard to take it away.

    Not saying Howard didn’t deserve it, but the whole one game MVP thing is so overrated.

  43. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Feb 7, 2011 5:25 PM

    packattack1967 says:
    Feb 7, 2011 4:47 PM
    Reggie White actually should have won the MVP that year. Brett was very good that day also.
    ___________________________________

    With 3 sacks???? Really?

    Favre was 14 of 27 for 246 yards and 2 TDs…plus a rushing score. I can see the Favre argument over Reggie, easily.

  44. worldsgreatestbearsfan says: Feb 7, 2011 5:39 PM

    I’m no fan of Favre, but I’m kinda surprised Rodgers and his family are being such dicks about this.

  45. jfrogwi says: Feb 7, 2011 5:44 PM

    I think as long as Rodgers sticks around, and the Packers don’t re-hire Ray Rhodes or Mike Sherman (or their modern-day equivalents), Rodgers has a good shot at making it back to the Superbowl.

    Just like Favre would have if Holmgren had not left for Seattle, and Ron Wolf had not abruptly retired (leaving us with Rhodes and Sherman to waste some good Favre years).

    Favre had a great career up to the point he retired from the Packers. Everything after that is just sad, and I’m glad that he’s moved on (or, so I hope).

    I’m okay with Rodgers never winning an MVP. That means he’s been given a great team built around him. That’s fun to watch.

  46. granadafan says: Feb 7, 2011 5:47 PM

    Better to push a player (Favre) out a year early than a year late said the late great Bill Walsh, especially one who holds an organization hostage, thinks he’s bigger than the organization, is a terrible teammate (no, piggyback rides don’t constitute a great teammate), and ruins an organization’s draft plans. No, Rodgers hasn’t accomplished what BrInt did in his long career yet, but he’s well on his way. However, Rodgers is humble and a great teammate, something he’ll always have over the diva.

    One thing Green Bay can be proud of his having two great quarterbacks in a row. TT is lucky other teams passed on Rodgers and Green Bay is the better for that.

  47. th56 says: Feb 7, 2011 5:55 PM

    Hey Packer fans, get a life. Your team just won the SuperBowl, isn’t that enough. Quit the obsession with Brett Favre. You didn’t want him and then tried to control what he did after he left. If he’s so awful and Rogers so much better, why all the hate? You should have said bye and wished him well. I don’t get the mind set. I guess I’m just lucky enough to live somewhere nice with a lot of things to do and have a good job so maybe I don’t get the hooligan fan mentality that exists in places like Green Bay.

  48. pack15forever says: Feb 7, 2011 5:56 PM

    Brett Favre is long gone from Green Bay and the Packers just won the Superbowl with Aaron Rodgers being named MVP so let’s move on. Let’s just be glad that the Pack hasn’t missed a beat at the QB position unlike 99% of other NFL teams. The future is bright in Green Bay.

  49. greenbay4ever says: Feb 7, 2011 5:57 PM

    I am fan of both Favre and Rodgers. I don’t know any niner fans that hate Montana and love Young . This debate is mute. It’s different eras of packer history. Brett was awesome during his time in GB and now we have Rodgers. I am over it and just enjoying the our Super Bowl win. We will be getting back all our starters that were out so hopefully we will be contending next year. Congrats on winning the division ..Bears. You can have it. We’ll take the Lombardi trophy. Packers 4, rest of the division 1!

    Go Pack.

  50. nxt76 says: Feb 7, 2011 6:01 PM

    The game MVP vote in the 97 Super Bowl didn’t have fan voting like it does now which is why Favre barely lost to Howard.

  51. nxt76 says: Feb 7, 2011 6:03 PM

    Rodgers played great yesterday, but it is amazing how quickly people forget his 55 QB rating in the NFC Championship game against the Bears. The Packers defense was the number 1 reason for the Packer’s success in the playoffs.

  52. superalpha says: Feb 7, 2011 6:05 PM

    Look, the bottom line is the Packers won a Super Bowl with Favre and then with Rodgers. Packer fans are thrilled about that. There’s no point in worrying about who’s “one-upping” whom. It’s fine if his family want to keep score at home, but Packer fans are happy to have seen their team win it all with two different quarterbacks the past 15 years.

    Much better than the QB carousel the Bears have been riding. Or the choke jobs by the Vikings (1998, 2000, 2003, 2009, just to name a few) in those years. Or the Lions’ overall existence.

  53. aaronitout says: Feb 7, 2011 6:07 PM

    sundaysundaysunday says:
    Feb 7, 2011 4:20 PM
    I wonder why Rodgers has become such a great QB? Could some of his skills had been helped by watching Brett Favre first hand? Nope that can’t be it. Lets bash him instead. Remember, Favre won his title early and there is no guarantee Rodgers will ever make it back to the Super Bowl, let alone win another. With the amount of concussions Rodgers has suffered this year, I would be amazed if he lasts long enough to retire within 20,000yds and 100 TDs of the Ole Gunslinger. In the short run he has stepped out of Favre’s shadow but he has a very long way to go to surpass Favre as the best Packers QB ever.

    ————————————————–

    Unless he wins a 2nd Lombardi Trophy then all the stats don’t mean sh*t. I would almost guarantee that any player in the league would take two Superbowl victories over personal accolades. The exception maybe being TO.

  54. giablommi says: Feb 7, 2011 6:08 PM

    “I’m no fan of Favre, but I’m kinda surprised Rodgers and his family are being such dicks about this.”
    ^^^^^^
    Why not?

    Favre has always been a egomaniacal cancer, and his actions over the 2008 offseason were tantamount to sabotaging Rodgers’ career.

    Luckily for him and Green Bay TT had a backbone, called Favre’s bluff and moved on (which is not “running him out of town” as a few revisionist historians have posited above).

  55. commandercornpone says: Feb 7, 2011 6:15 PM

    he’s actually have to leave before he can come back

  56. derrtony says: Feb 7, 2011 6:19 PM

    Favre made Green Bay matter in the 90′s and early 00′s. Thank you for that Brett for everything.
    When you left us and went to NY, we were still pulling for you. When you retired and resurfaced with our rivals, it angered us.
    The NFL version of the holyland will welcome you back as a “legend” and you can have our seat next to the Green Bay Greats when you are ready. You will look good at Canton in Green and Gold.
    We now have our 3rd SB winning QB’s wearing the “G” and it makes us proud. Let enjoy the win, and do it with class. Let the Bears, and the Vikings throw insults. Just smile and realize they both had their chance in the last 2 years.
    One favor Viking franchise, it is kind of embarassing to ask, but can we please borrow your spare trophy case, we were caught off guard and not quite ready to need one built so soon. We will only need it for a couple weeks. We have a larger one on order. I mean, you had one built after Brett resigned this year, right? Can you do this as a favor to a close friend that has lent you numerous players over the years? Really only be a couple weeks.

  57. edgy says: Feb 7, 2011 6:21 PM

    Some of my relatives, who are Packers fans, didn’t appreciate the fact that I always said that the Packers should be embarrassed that their great QB was passed over for MVP by a guy who did his damage with kick returns. I could see him losing it to a defensive player but a kick returner! Never failed to get their blood boiling. Seriously, that IS embarrassing….

  58. sterilizecromartie says: Feb 7, 2011 6:23 PM

    Well, I am far from a Favre fan, but he should have won the Super Bowl MVP in that game. Desmond Howard was great, but they could have won without him. They couldn’t have won without Favre. Favre had 250 yards, 3 total TDs, 0 Ints. A statline like that for the QB of the winning team should be good enough to win the MVP.

  59. packersrule12 says: Feb 7, 2011 6:36 PM

    Rodgers having more playoff wins in the month of February than Brett had in his last 10 years with the Packers pretty much sums it up.

  60. phuckyouall says: Feb 7, 2011 6:36 PM

    I’m actually kind of happy the Packers won it all. I mean now we don’t have to hear all the crying about how Aaron was mistreated by Favre, how Ted Thompson is a PURE genius, Mike McCarthy is an offensive mastermind and now they can really throw Favre under the bus. The one guy who brought that dog crap town and team back to relevance in the last 20 years. So go ahead, live it up Pack nation. A win is a win, so be happy with all the non-calls that went your way, backing into the playoffs and having a much superior team gift wrap that Super Bowl for you. At least we have history to thank for making sure you don’t become a dynasty. I mean, you can’t lose 57 players to IR every year and win it all can you? Oh yeah…JimmySmith…god you are hilarious!

  61. whichiwhichwawa says: Feb 7, 2011 6:47 PM

    can we finally point to the media for the whole favre drama…its the media that uses favre to get ratings or hits on their sites and this is another example!
    favres season ended a long time ago and he hasnt said anything…yet the people keep bringing up to further their agenda!

  62. lavikings says: Feb 7, 2011 6:47 PM

    Lets not forget Aaron did something else Brett never did…..Won a game in Dallas!!!

  63. Matt-NC says: Feb 7, 2011 6:54 PM

    How dare Rodgers’ family be supportive and proud of him!

  64. shiftyshellshocked says: Feb 7, 2011 6:58 PM

    I can’t stand the thought that the Packers won this Super Bowl. Way to go Steelers. Now I have a reason to hate both of these teams. Skol.

  65. sakatak says: Feb 7, 2011 7:10 PM

    I have been a Packer fan for 50 years, Bart Starr was my hero, loved Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers is a great QB. Hope Aaron follows in Starr’s footsteps and doesn’t get such a big head that he thinks he is bigger than the Packer organization and thinks he should call the shots. Skipping ota’s is a no no. If you treat the organization right ( like Starr ) the state of Wisconsin will love you forever. Good Luck Aaron.

  66. gregjennings85 says: Feb 7, 2011 7:12 PM

    Me, on Friday:

    “gregjennings85 says:
    Feb 4, 2011 4:24 PM
    Steelfan:

    I take it you’ve just started observing Aaron Rodgers. He’s tight, that’s his personality.

    Call me crazy, but I like my QB to be a perfectionist.

    I know you guys love Ben’s ‘throw it around with reckless abandon’ approach, and I can assure you, Charles Woodson, Tramon Williams, Nick Collins, and Sam Shields do, as well.

    Pick 6. Believe it.”

  67. skimbell says: Feb 7, 2011 7:37 PM

    pervyharvin says:
    Feb 7, 2011 4:23 PM
    So it really is all about getting out from Brett’s shadow isn’t it? Well the Rodgers family should be proud of Aaron.They should also know that Aaron is still chump change compared to Favre. Favre…3 time NFL MVP,SB winner,Iron Man Streak(one of the greatest records in all sports) holder of numerous NFL records,future 1st ballot HOF for sure. Be proud but you have a LONG,LONG road to even be mentioned in the same category as Favre.

    You’re out of your mind pervert. All Fav(rah)’s records aren’t worth a hill of chit compared to winning some Superbowls. I know that you don’t have any idea of what it’s like for your team to win one, but trust me-it’s REALLY nice.
    Fav(rah) wouldn’t have had his one SB win if Desmond Howard hadn’t pulled his fat out of the fire. Brint’s done. Rogers isn’t. We’ll see how many SB’s each has when AR finishes.

    BTW, I thought that you promised in October- about the time the Queens were matmatically eliminated from the post season-that you were leaving the forum and going off to work on your alcohol addiction thingy. What brings you back? Water rising along the river driving all the rats out of their homes?

  68. edenprairiemn says: Feb 7, 2011 7:42 PM

    Aaron Rodgers is a smug, selfish litte boy. I knew all this time he just wanted to get out from under Brett’s spotlight. Aaron Rodgers is not even close to Favre’s legacy, and actually, the little boy just took a few steps further away. Enjoy your undeserved trophy.

  69. sterilizecromartie says: Feb 7, 2011 7:48 PM

    Why are there so many people here sticking up for Favre and bashing Rodgers??? Talk about what you thought of them on the football field all you want… but there is no comparison between the character of Favre vs the character of Rodgers.

  70. hendeeze says: Feb 7, 2011 7:56 PM

    Congratz Aaron if your WR’s didnt drop so many you would have put it away alot earlier. Favre aint got nothing on you.

    -bitter@mikenolan niners fan

  71. xmgmx says: Feb 7, 2011 8:03 PM

    Pack wins and all the A**holes come out verbally beating everyone else down. Wow, I thought the Aints fans were bad…..

  72. azjaeger says: Feb 7, 2011 8:48 PM

    Good job on provoking comments, lol..let’s stay grounded here. Rodgers has MANY years to play before he can be compared to Favre historically. We will see what we will see, eventually. Besides, the whole controversy isn’t about whether the Packers made the football decision to go long term (Rodgers) rather than short term (Favre) in 08, it’s about how they didn’t have enough self confidence to simply cut Favre, and instead tried to buy him off with $20 mil and then traded him as far away as possible because they were scared of him making them look bad. In 09 Favre DID make them look bad. Obviously at some point, Rodgers was going to outplay Favre…Rodgers is 14 years younger than Favre.

  73. pervyharvin says: Feb 7, 2011 8:50 PM

    skimbell….I’m going to make an example of you for being an idiot of epic magnitude. You say”Fav(rah) wouldn’t have had his one SB win if Desmond Howard hadn’t pulled his fat out of the fire. ” Like Desmond would have a title if Favre didn’t throw 2 and run one in? Howard should kiss Favre’s rear for leading them to a title. As far as alcohol addiction, it is right on track cat nuts. I party when I want with the girls I want. Don’t hate MN for we have cities,bars and running water you WI ahole. You best get back to cow barn junior, those cows don’t milk themselves.

  74. worldsgreatestbearsfan says: Feb 7, 2011 9:17 PM

    I don’t feel like I’m sticking up for Favre. I just don’t want Rodgers to go down the same path to dickdom as Favre. It starts by focusing on individual achievements over team. Let me tell you a story about one of the greatest football players ever. You younguns probably never heard of him. Walter Payton. Payton, in his own words said his favorite play was when he blocked a defender so that his quarterback could throw a touchdown. Payton looked forward to other players breaking his records because it added to the glory of the game. He knew success wasn’t measured in numbers but by leaving it all out there. He gave credit to Jim Brown and said he really didn’t break his record because he didn’t to in the same number or games, instead of getting into stupid pissing matches.

  75. deconjonesbitchslap says: Feb 7, 2011 9:24 PM

    remember when Brett Favre played for the Green Bay Packers for 17 years?

    i don’t either. Packer fans don’t. It must never have happened.

  76. jarrman46 says: Feb 7, 2011 9:44 PM

    Funny all these Vikings fans are on here defending Brett Favre. Lets get one thing straight. #4 was and will never be your quarterback. He will always be remembered as a Super Bowl winning quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. When the time comes he will return to Titletown where he belongs. The Packers have been blessed with two of the greatest QBs in history in Starr and Favre and now its looking like we have a 3rd in Rodgers who might be the best of the 3. Vikings have never had a great qb so dont act like Favre was yours. I dont see Chiefs fans running around praising Joe Montana

  77. tiffpats4eva says: Feb 7, 2011 9:50 PM

    Who is Brent Fah-vrah?

  78. tiffpats4eva says: Feb 7, 2011 9:50 PM

    edenprairiemn says:
    Feb 7, 2011 7:42 PM
    Aaron Rodgers is a smug, selfish litte boy. I knew all this time he just wanted to get out from under Brett’s spotlight. Aaron Rodgers is not even close to Favre’s legacy, and actually, the little boy just took a few steps further away. Enjoy your undeserved trophy.
    ************

    You need some kleenex?

  79. vikescry1 says: Feb 7, 2011 9:54 PM

    why rip favre? i mean i dislike him for what he did at the end of his career but really? can’t we just enjoy this world championship victory? just tells you that there are some idiot fans for every team.

  80. theoriginalcaptainmarvel says: Feb 7, 2011 9:54 PM

    That’s fine if all you Packers fans hate Favre. We consider him a Viking, and he considers himself a Viking. We would have won the Super Bowl last year if not for Katrina officiating. So just be thankful of your luck. By the way, we beat you the first game at GB, but the refs (admittedly) blew 2 TD calls. That would have kept you out of the playoffs.

  81. nxt76 says: Feb 7, 2011 9:56 PM

    Desmond Howard tweet:
    I said to @richeisen on set that A. Rodgers would win MVP & people would start taking shots at Brett. Slow down, Favre won 3 LEAGUE MVPs.

  82. JimmySmith says: Feb 7, 2011 10:02 PM

    phuckyouall says: win is a win, so be happy with all the non-calls that went your way, backing into the playoffs and having a much superior team gift wrap that Super Bowl for you.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Bless you for giving us permission to enjoy yet another Superbowl win. I guess Big Ben Rapesagirl deciding to throw two picks and Mendawipeshisass decidingto cough up the ball is called gift wrapping in your your book.

    But let me share with you one universal truth, it feels great when your team wins a Superbowl. Even common idiots like yourself can do very little to dampen that high of a Superbowl win. But I am most relieved to learn that you think we should enjoy this. For a minute there, I was holding back my joy, now I can share it with the world.

  83. lavikings says: Feb 7, 2011 10:07 PM

    Hey Pervy….You forgot to mention what MN does NOT have….. NFL Championships!!!!! And soon they wont have a team!!!! Hope you enjoyed Favre the last 2 years, now you get to deal with his fall-out and your franchise set back 5 years!!! Even Detroit is better then the Vikings now!!! Skol That!!!

  84. tiffpats4eva says: Feb 7, 2011 10:12 PM

    2002sheds says:
    Feb 7, 2011 4:15 PM
    As a Packers fan, it should be enough that the team won the Super Bowl (after that ’96 season). There is really no need to take anything away from Favre, who was fantastic in that game, as Rodgers was yesterday. Just savor the wins!
    ****************

    Well, actually Rodgers was better in the Super Bowl last night than Brent was in 1996. The Packers only won in 1996 because their special teams made a big play. Rodgers dominated last night.

  85. pack15forever says: Feb 7, 2011 10:55 PM

    theoriginalcaptainmarvel says: Feb 7, 2011 9:54 PM

    That’s fine if all you Packers fans hate Favre. We consider him a Viking, and he considers himself a Viking. We would have won the Super Bowl last year if not for Katrina officiating. So just be thankful of your luck. By the way, we beat you the first game at GB, but the refs (admittedly) blew 2 TD calls. That would have kept you out of the playoffs.

    So Favre considers himself a Viking? Wow, that’s a good one. I mean I see your point, he spent two years with the Vikings and how many years did he play in Green Bay? I guess the Vikings will be retiring his number. LOL.

  86. deadlyjudas says: Feb 7, 2011 11:39 PM

    God, I wish this crap would go away. I’m 45, I became a fan of the Pack in 7th grade. I remember when Favre took the reigns from Majik and he never got them back. Packer fans have to always be thankful for the 17 years of watching the fantastic career of an NFL legend at QB. Yes, I’m not unhappy with both and him and the team for the way his departure went down, but he’s gone now. Doesn’t take away how I feel about him and what Brett did for the Packers organization.

    Now we have ANOTHER elite QB (that debate is OVER). I’m ecstatic about that. Just think about how many teams can only dream of that situation?

    Can’t you leave it at that and be happy?

  87. ricefan18 says: Feb 7, 2011 11:42 PM

    Its sad that he is still trying to compare himself to Brett. DONT FORGET AARON that it was brett who brought those recievers along before you took over. you won the MVP of the superbowl only because they cant name the defensive unit so there really was no one else to pick. brett lost barely to howard. both your stats were close to the same both had 3tds. im a vikings fan and ill admit the team was in complete disarray this season, but to brag because you beat us twice this season is dumb, because we beat you TWICE last season. congrats on the superbowl, but dont be harping on the vikings. and no detroit isnt better than us and neither is the bears, we just had a bad season with a awful coach. why rip on the guy who put your franchise back on the map??? he did so much for you and you crap on him. rodgers will never come close to any of the records brett set, and will never get out of his shadow. so compare yourself all you want but to compare yourself to a legend is just ridiculous.

  88. deadlyjudas says: Feb 7, 2011 11:51 PM

    Oh, I have to say thanks to pervyharvin. I’ve never said anything to you before, but I enjoy reading your comments. You crack me up. I just have to say one thing to you:

    Superbowl XLV Champion: GREEN BAY PACKERS!!!!

    Suck IT PERVY!!!!

    Go ahead and rip me back. I don’t care and I probably won’t even see it. hehehehe

  89. gregjennings85 says: Feb 8, 2011 1:31 PM

    theoriginalcaptainmarvel says:
    Feb 7, 2011 9:54 PM
    That’s fine if all you Packers fans hate Favre. We consider him a Viking, and he considers himself a Viking. We would have won the Super Bowl last year if not for Katrina officiating. So just be thankful of your luck. By the way, we beat you the first game at GB, but the refs (admittedly) blew 2 TD calls. That would have kept you out of the playoffs.

    _________________________________

    Oh man, that, right there, is worth all the money in the world.

    So great.

    And, his name is Captain Marvel, so you KNOW he’s a tool.

    That really puts a bow on this NFL season.

  90. Canyonero says: Feb 13, 2011 7:51 PM

    Rodgers’ brother & father are right.

    BUT, Favre won the Super Bowl ~15 years ago when Desmond Howard won MVP. With all respect to his amazing performance, there is no way in hell a special teams player wins MVP nowadays.

    Aaron Rodgers had a great game and deserved the award – but MVP goes to quarterbacks almost automatically, regardless. Recent MVP winners Peyton Manning and Drew Brees didn’t have great Super Bowl performances, considering the high standard they set year after year.

    Deion Branch won MVP, and had a great game and earned lots of Seattle money doing it, but Brady didn’t win it again instead because the League didn’t want to give him a 3rd SB MVP trophy so soon in his career. At the time it looked like the Pats would win every year anyway.

    Hines Ward & Santonio Holmes bookend the recent Pittsburgh Steelers rumble through the playoffs, and both benefited from a general dislike of Big Ben.

    But largely it’s won by quarterbacks: the faces of the NFL. In today’s market Favre would have won MVP in a landslide.

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