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One Packer says Favre wants to bury hatchet with Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre

Now that Brett Favre is (probably) done playing football for good, he’d like to repair his image with the Green Bay fans who once loved him and now loathe him. And the way he wants to do that is to repair his relationship with his successor as Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers.

One Packers player told Mike Freeman of CBS that Favre would like to reach out to Rodgers, but he’s worried that it might backfire and make him look bad.

“This is one of those situations where Brett can’t win,” the player, who didn’t want his name used, said. “If he calls Aaron it looks like he’s grandstanding. If he doesn’t, he seems like he’s selfish and inconsiderate. I can tell you Brett wants to speak to Aaron. He really does and it’s sincere. I don’t know if they’ve spoken yet. I just know Brett wants to bury the hatchet.”

The player also said it’s not clear whether Rodgers has any desire to talk to Favre.

“The big issue is will Aaron want to take the call,” he said. “That I don’t know. The bitterness remains deep.”

Rodgers apparently still doesn’t like the way Favre handled his comeback in 2008, when Favre announced his retirement and Rodgers entered training camp as the starter, only to have Favre create a stir by saying he would play after all. That was the point when the Packers chose Rodgers and traded Favre to the Jets. And Rodgers reportedly tried to reach out to Favre more recently, only to have Favre snub him.

Eventually, Favre will surely have his number retired at a Lambeau Field ceremony, and the same Green Bay fans who booed Favre off the field when the teams met in 2010 will cheer him again. But it may be a while before Rodgers is ready to embrace Favre.

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  1. boneyardbuc says: Feb 15, 2011 6:33 PM

    “It’s not my job to tutor Brett on rehabbing his image.” – Aaron Rodgers

  2. mrcmos says: Feb 15, 2011 6:35 PM

    Just go fishing FREDO. He blew his chance.

    Never, ever retire that prick’s number. He was and is all about HIM AND LITTLE LORENZO.

    He just can’t st5ay the F^&K away. GO FISHING! GodfatherII reference for those who don’t get the FREDO reference.

  3. keramidas21 says: Feb 15, 2011 6:35 PM

    I have trouble believing this. If Favre truly wanted to speak to Rodgers then he would have by now.

  4. tonymission says: Feb 15, 2011 6:37 PM

    Too soon, Brett.

  5. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 15, 2011 6:38 PM

    …right into his skull.

  6. purpleguy says: Feb 15, 2011 6:38 PM

    It wouldn’t be a problem if he just called Rodgers without reporting it to the media, and asked Rodgers to do the same. But I guess what’s the point if it doesn’t garner Lord Favre favorable public attention. Hell, he can’t even avoid letting the media know that he’s thinking about doing something.

  7. commandercornpone says: Feb 15, 2011 6:38 PM

    damn i would have guessed
    “ted thompson’s back” for the hatchet’s destination.

    understand rodgers was peeved. not many liked the favre unretirement dance.

    but i suggest rodgers did learn some about quarterbacking from the old man even as the old man wasnt trying to help develop rodgers.

    let it go, aaron. he is gone. and you have a whole career to expand on your 1 sb win.

    shake on it.

  8. heyooooh says: Feb 15, 2011 6:39 PM

    I think the player misunderstood Favre. He didn’t say “I want to bury the hatchet with Rodgers.”

    What Favre actually said was “I want to bury my hatchet into Rodgers.”

  9. soot87 says: Feb 15, 2011 6:39 PM

    I hope he doesn’t take the call and I wish they’d give the #4 to our ginger haired punter! I don’t know if Rodgers is ready to burry the hatchet but I sure as heck am not.

    12 is 3x better than 4!

  10. skimbell says: Feb 15, 2011 6:40 PM

    “Eventually, Favre will surely have his number retired at a Lambeau Field ceremony, and the same Green Bay fans who booed Favre off the field when the teams met in 2010 will cheer him again…”
    BULLCHIT! #4 ought to be on some street free agent punter’s jersey while he’s sitting on the bench this fall (if they play this fall).
    Fav(rah)’s a wha-wha. Rodgers owes Brint NOTHING. Rodgers put up with Favres BS for three years. No need to carry it on any longer.

    Hell yeah Favre wants to repair his image with the Packer fans. What else has he got? It aint going to happen though. Ol’ #4 got voted one of the 50 alltime great Vikings this fall. Sounds like a winner to me.
    Let the queens have the diva.

  11. ejmat2 says: Feb 15, 2011 6:40 PM

    This article is a crock of crap. First of all, why say crap if you want to remain “unnamed”? Secondly, I’m pretty sure Favre and Rodgers do not have any bad blood. They came together after each one of their 4 games against each other and willingly and happily congratulated each other.

  12. cincinnasti says: Feb 15, 2011 6:40 PM

    Brett deserves a soap opera..

  13. 52crabcakes says: Feb 15, 2011 6:40 PM

    who cares what brett wants?

  14. hobartbaker says: Feb 15, 2011 6:41 PM

    Now that he’s retired Brett can do all those things he never found time for while he was active. Like bathing, shaving, wearing freshly laundered clothing, working out to stay in shape….

  15. mksnpcola says: Feb 15, 2011 6:42 PM

    Aaron needs to distance himself from Favre. It does Rodgers no good. The Cheeseheads will love Favre or hate him. Aaron has shown more class in this matter. Brett has shown us all what he is. Go away Brett and take Lil’ brett with you.

  16. ilpackerbacker says: Feb 15, 2011 6:42 PM

    LOL – this is awesome. Rodgers should shove his middle finger in the air and dedicate it to Favre and the Bears all at once …

    This is for Favre and Papa Bear Halas. I’m not here to feather your ruffle, I’m just here to do the Super Bowl Shuffle.

  17. hobartbaker says: Feb 15, 2011 6:43 PM

    So Rodgers wins a SB and everyone has to apologise to him? For what? It’s not like he’s less of an anal little jerk or anything. Probably quite the opposite.

  18. thehatefulnerd says: Feb 15, 2011 6:43 PM

    He should start by apologizing to Ted Thompson.

  19. fooath says: Feb 15, 2011 6:46 PM

    More BS media mongering nonsense from Lord Favre. If it’s not his agent, it’s a family member. If it’s not a family member it’s a friend.

    There would be no misunderstanding. There would be no problem. Now he’s using this garbage to try and make himself look like a victim since he didn’t reach out.

    What a clown. (Wait wait, let me guess. This just a concerned player with no Favre-related propaganda angle at all! pf)

  20. tinopuno says: Feb 15, 2011 6:46 PM

    Rogers should definitely speak to Farve….and tell him him to go f**k himself!

  21. Jon DiPietro says: Feb 15, 2011 6:46 PM

    Favre “can’t win” because he already lost as a result of his antics. Here he goes again trying to make people feel sorry for him because of a bad situation he put himself into.

    No, wait… It’s worse than that. He’s putting Rodgers into an uncomfortable position publicly where he will once again have to take the high road in a situation where he has nothing to gain but Favre does. When is this insufferable egomaniac going to go away?

  22. ampats says: Feb 15, 2011 6:47 PM

    If Rodgers doesn’t want to take his call maybe Brett can send him a pic/flix ??

  23. SpartaChris says: Feb 15, 2011 6:47 PM

    My God, will this guy just go away already? I’m sure Aaron wants to be done with him, same as most fans do.

  24. help me says: Feb 15, 2011 6:48 PM

    Hey Brett, you’re about 4 years too late.

    I use to love Farve… now he is disgusting to me.

  25. fireshawnslocum says: Feb 15, 2011 6:53 PM

    A-Rod due us a favor and don’t take the call. Brint left the writing on the wall. He wanted nothing to do with you and tried to screw you over after he unretired. Packer fans will forgive him eventually yet never forget. You are better off distancing yourself from the attention seeking adulterer.

  26. tucknrolle says: Feb 15, 2011 6:54 PM

    No doubt this will happen, and it really should. Favre deserves to be loved in Green Bay again. Even more so, Aaron deserves the love from Favre.

  27. nygiantstones says: Feb 15, 2011 6:55 PM

    Don’t do it, Rodgers. You’re going to end up higher in packers lore than Brett Favre. Favre is an aggrandizing, self-centered adulterer. Don’t waste your time taking his call, as any relationship with him will do nothing to further your career or perception in the eyes of Packer fans. All it will do is help Favre, and we’ve all seen firsthand the help he gave you. Snub the phuck. Do what we all wish ESPN would have done the last three years.

  28. beltmerica says: Feb 15, 2011 6:55 PM

    They can retire his number in Minnesota…. if they still have a team

  29. vahawker says: Feb 15, 2011 6:55 PM

    Bury the Hatchet “with” Rogers or “in” Rogers?

  30. pfunk1 says: Feb 15, 2011 6:55 PM

    This would be step one of making things right in GB. 3 years ago I could have never imagined my feelings for Brett would be what they are today. The off the field scandals, playing for the Vikings, sharing information with the Lions have all tainted his image in GB. He needs to make things right with the current regime and ultimately with the fans. At this point I don’t think he is worthy of going in the ring of fame at Lambeau next to guys like Starr & White. Maybe time will change that sentiment.

  31. worldchampsx13 says: Feb 15, 2011 6:56 PM

    Firstly, if you don’t want your name to be used, then not only should you not open your hole, but all your credibility goes out the window.

    Secondly, why would the newly-crowned Superbowl MVP harbor any hard feelings at this point? Things worked out pretty OK for him, and he’s clearly over the Favre crap or any media-created hatchets that may or may not need burying.

  32. scytherius says: Feb 15, 2011 6:56 PM

    First … Brett just GO AWAY forever.

    Second … many a sports commentator says GB fans will cheer Favre. They all claimed he would be cheered on his return to Lambeau He wasn’t He was roundly booed. And while I agree they will likely retire his number, the fans won’t be warm about it or very accepting. GB fans are very protective of their team and when a former player disses it, and now that we have all the reports that Brett refused to mentor Rodgers in any way …. well, it’s gonna be a cold day in Hell (yeah, much colder than the Ice Bowl) before GB fans ever cheer Brett Favre again.

  33. pervyharvin says: Feb 15, 2011 7:01 PM

    I can tell you this in all honesty Packer fans, Brett has nothing against Rodgers. They were just 2 guys competing for the same position. How do I know? Brett is my friend.

  34. yordaddy says: Feb 15, 2011 7:03 PM

    I’ve seen this b4 with Montana and Young. Montana was/is sooo much classier then Favre.

  35. smokehouse56 says: Feb 15, 2011 7:04 PM

    Stuff it. He needs you like a hole in the head. Go home to Mississippi and never return again.

  36. 303bengalguy says: Feb 15, 2011 7:05 PM

    Favre can’t win because he manipulated his way into every single situation he’s now “victim” of.

    That said everyone deserves forgiveness, but Favre is still a scumbag in my book for the “little Favre” scandal when he has a wife and kids. Rodj should take his call but that doesn’t mean he has to like the guy – ever.

  37. saberstud75 says: Feb 15, 2011 7:07 PM

    Of course Favre wants to bury the hatchett, he wants to get into the HOF in 8 years. It’s all Favre all the time (in best used carsalesman voice and loud music in background). Don’t be fooled, this in another self-serving attempt for Favre to get what HE wants.

  38. jasonculhane says: Feb 15, 2011 7:09 PM

    Aaron already “buried the hatchet” at the superbowl, little late for that Brett. Perhaps to be relevant once again, you could change your name to “THE HITMAN” and maybe you can be his manager and accompany him to the Packer games.

  39. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Feb 15, 2011 7:10 PM

    “If he calls Aaron it looks like he’s grandstanding. ”

    B.S. he’s afraid Aaron will not take his call. Favre by all accounts is a douche bag, womanizer. Just freaking go away and let Rogers have his time. Favre is NOT the second coming and it seems like he’s not even a good guy. How about this. Send him a letter. Say what you have to say and don’t worry about if he takes the call or not. That is if Favre can write. What a stupid topic.

  40. tim1999 says: Feb 15, 2011 7:11 PM

    Hey Brett why don’t you try being a MAN for a change
    These media leaks by Favre buttboys (hmmm, wouldn’t be a kicker would it??) are so tiresome. Be a MAN Brett and do your own reaching out without these silly media trial balloons.
    Aaron Rodgers, at the age of 27, is a better player than Favre EVER was. Favre is more a media creation than anything else.
    Just look at Favre’s stats year to year. Not very impressive.

  41. jimmysee says: Feb 15, 2011 7:11 PM

    Brett Favre = Norma Desmond.

    (Rent Billy Wilder’s “Sunset Boulevard” if you don’t know Norma.)

  42. granadafan says: Feb 15, 2011 7:11 PM

    “pervyharvin says:
    Feb 15, 2011 7:01 PM
    I can tell you this in all honesty Packer fans, Brett has nothing against Rodgers. ”
    ———————————————————————–

    Bahahahahahahahaha. That’s pretty funny, Perv.

    Here’s how Burt can make nice. He calls Rodgers to apologize or makes contact with the agent to mediate his apology and they keep it private. If all goes well, Burt calls Ted Thompson and apologizes to the Packers organization with, again, the media kept out. If, and that’s a big if, the Packers and Rodgers feel Favre is actually sincere, then they can all go public together with Rodgers by his side.

    However, Favre has a massive ego and wants things done his way (ie., Rodgers and Packers come groveling to HIM). Favre treated Rodgers like dirt during his time there. Rodgers has handled the whole situation with nothing but patience and class. It was his counterpart that looked like the fool every chance he received.

  43. dspohn55 says: Feb 15, 2011 7:12 PM

    No more Favre talk!!!! Rodgers has put that decrepit old man in a retirement home.

  44. fireshawnslocum says: Feb 15, 2011 7:15 PM

    Hey Vikings, put this idiot in your Ring of Honor. Right next to Tarkenton. Wait, that is probably disrespectful to Fran. Wonder is the football gods would retaliate by smashing in the giant cake top of the Metrodome

  45. rugdog100 says: Feb 15, 2011 7:15 PM

    Who gives a rip…

  46. similis says: Feb 15, 2011 7:16 PM

    “but he’s worried that it might backfire and make him look bad”

    - and that right there is precisely why Favre’s a complete and utter douche bag.

  47. packattack1967 says: Feb 15, 2011 7:16 PM

    Bert might have called him after the SB win….or maybe a ‘good luck kid, enjoy the moment” pre game call…just sayin’

  48. cmiller34 says: Feb 15, 2011 7:20 PM

    What a joke…Brett never gave a lick about Rogers when they were teamates, and Brett should’ve been mentoring Rogers. Go away Brent…we have our guy, and hopefully he will have the team spirit you never had.

  49. hobbstweedle says: Feb 15, 2011 7:21 PM

    “the same Green Bay fans who booed Favre off the field when the teams met in 2010 will cheer him again.”

    MDS, I love your work. You are, by far, the most skilled journalist on this site (not that that’s saying much). But you could not be more wrong about this. It maybe unhealthy, but how much I detest Hee Haw has grown since the summer of 2008, not diminished.

    I dare say many, many Packers fans feel the same way.

  50. garyman1 says: Feb 15, 2011 7:21 PM

    With the way Favre ripped on Ted Thompson, I think it would be funny if he drafted the crappiest quarterback in the draft and gave him number 4. As for ARod, he’s doing good keeping the high road.

  51. rcunningham says: Feb 15, 2011 7:22 PM

    Leave Brett alone.

  52. sterilizecromartie says: Feb 15, 2011 7:26 PM

    I can’t help but ask myself this: If Rodgers never became such a great QB, and if the Packers never won the SB… would Brett still want to reach out and bury the hatchet?

    I say NO. He would still hold bitterness and would still believe that they made the wrong decision in picking Rodgers over him. But now that it has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that it was the right move by GB, Brett wants to reach out.

    This is the same Brett Favre who told Brian Urlacher to “go beat the Packers” back in week 15 or whenever it was. Now he wants to be buddies with them?? Just go away Brett.

    And I love how MDS and most other people are so quick to assume that GB fans will embrace Favre once again. I have my doubts. Maybe some of them, definitely not all of them… probably not even the majority of them.

  53. packmanfan says: Feb 15, 2011 7:28 PM

    And all this time I thought that douche got flushed away.
    I had no idea that it can be kept to be reused again for later use.

    The A-hole just wants to make up just to be sure that fans won’t boo him at a jersey retirement ceremony at Lambeau.

    I would’t blame Rodgers at all if he doesn’t want to talk to Burnt Fart since Burnt Fart never gave Rodgers the time of day when Rodgers was the apprentice.

  54. jeff061 says: Feb 15, 2011 7:29 PM

    Rodgers will shut up and play nice. Fact is Packers are bringing Brett into the front office – if Aaron so much as looks at him the wrong way – he’ll get brought down to earth.

    As a packer fan…Aaron did a great job this year – but come on – he is far from accomplished. He has a lot to prove.

  55. sterilizecromartie says: Feb 15, 2011 7:32 PM

    @cmiller

    You speak as if you are a Packers fan, but you can’t even spell your star QBs name correctly. It’s Rodgers with a D.

    It’s Ok. Sometimes I spell my QBs name incorrectly. Peyton Maning.

  56. SpartaChris says: Feb 15, 2011 7:32 PM

    I think Brett needs to issue a public apology to Ted, Aaron and Packer fans for the crappy way he behaved and treated them during the great waffle of 2008. He should give an extra apology to the fans for stabbing them in the back by joining the Vikings. Then, and only then will we consider “forgiving” him.

  57. wheresmyjuice says: Feb 15, 2011 7:34 PM

    Favre wants to make amends off the field because he knows he can no longer compete on it. Period.

  58. ilpackerbacker says: Feb 15, 2011 7:36 PM

    I love how all the Favre ball-lickers are defending him again. We don’t owe that POS a thing. Thanks for being the worst playoff QB of the last decade, for six picks vs. the Rams, four picks vs. the Vikings, a bag of water balloons in the air in Philly, and the typical pick vs. the Giants. Thank you for ruining the Vikings season in 2009 – was fantastic to see – love ya for it.

    Aaron Rodgers is a thousand times better than Favre will ever be. Ted Thompson is a god, not to mention a genius. Thanks Ted, LOL!!!

  59. sacram3ntal says: Feb 15, 2011 7:39 PM

    Oh, come on.

    The issue isn’t that Brett wants to make up with Aaron, it’s that he wants everyone to know about it, and needs to figure out how to case it for maximum image repair.

    Otherwise he would’ve placed the call already- how much soul-searching does it really take to
    say “Hey man, congrats. Sincerely. If you ever wanna grab a beer, I’m down. All the best.”
    ..and just leave it between the two of them??

    Whoever this unnamed player is, I hope he realizes he’s being used as a media manioulation tool.

  60. mataug says: Feb 15, 2011 7:40 PM

    Why do these Brett Favre stories always have to go through the media ? Just pick up the phone, call Rodgers(am sure he has his number!), congratulate him, wish him well and say that it was nice to see him do well despite the differences ?

  61. johnnyb216 says: Feb 15, 2011 7:45 PM

    All aaron nerds to do is ask himself what would bart starr do?

  62. skimbell says: Feb 15, 2011 7:48 PM

    “Fact is Packers are bringing Brett into the front office “

    Time to put the pipe down son.

  63. cmstrick says: Feb 15, 2011 7:49 PM

    Screw Brent. Seriously. I loved him while he was a Packer, but now I can’t stand him.

    Because I was wrong. I was wrong to admire him.

    You know who I admire now? Aaron Kampman and Al Harris. When they were let go they were all class: they took the news like men and each of them took out full-page ads in Wisconsin newspapers thanking the Packers and their fans for all their support.

    Brent ran to the enemy like a vengeful, butt-hurt child.

    And now he wants back in to the fold? Now he wants to let bygones be bygones? Screw him.

  64. hobartbaker says: Feb 15, 2011 7:51 PM

    Brett is a little gun shy. He has been “reaching out” to his wife the past few months. But she just slaps his hand away, turns over, and goes to sleep.

  65. illumination666 says: Feb 15, 2011 7:53 PM

    Can Brett give it up already..

  66. gb15class says: Feb 15, 2011 7:53 PM

    Why does old #4 assume #12 share a “hatchet?” Old #4 has the hatchet. Favre could have already done a simple classy move and put a congratulatory message on his official web site. Nothing staged or elaborate, just an honest, “Congrats to my old team and their Superbowl MVP…” Why does he need an intermediary to test the waters for him? He was an always compelling and sometimes great player, but he just makes one wonder if he has a single sincere bone in his body. I guess he realizes the train really did leave the station and he’s trying to get back on in the head car. Brett, please just speak simply and mean what you say–if you really have something to say.

  67. rpiotr01 says: Feb 15, 2011 7:54 PM

    If Favre wants to reach out to Rodgers he should, and Rodgers should take the call. They should exchange pleasantries and let that be that.

    Come on, be men about it. Favre handled it all wrong, and frankly so did the Packers in a few ways. But it’s history. And like it or not, Brett Favre is a big part of GB history, and for the better.

    This really shouldn’t be news, it should be a formality that happens behind closed doors.

  68. footballrulz says: Feb 15, 2011 7:57 PM

    Well, well. This is a wierd football situation. I know there was the Montana/Young thing but Montana did not manipulate his way to an arch rival.

    My 2 cents is Favre needs to make the first move. Yes he was PART of the team that brought GB back to relativity, the 2nd QB to bring the LOmbardi home & owner of many NFL records.He’s a GB legend but he needs to say that I made my name in GB, I’m a Packer & wish to retire as a Packer. If he doesn’t do that then there’sno place for him in GB’s ring of honor.

    Aaron just needs to be more than a one hit wonder. If he keeps playing at the level he has been, BF becomes an asterisk. A lot of that is Brett’s fault although I still appreciate his body of work as a Packer. Again, just MHO

  69. sacram3ntal says: Feb 15, 2011 7:57 PM

    ilpackerbacker sez:

    Aaron Rodgers is a thousand times better than Favre will ever be. Ted Thompson is a god, not to mention a genius.

    ************************

    Dude- come on. Didn’t seeing Favre turn into a attention-whoring egomaniac teach you people anything??

    Aaron Rodgers is absolutely one of the best QBs in the league.
    Ted Thompson has proven he is one of the top GMs in the league…

    but just STOP with the bizarre worship thing.

  70. rhythmfish says: Feb 15, 2011 7:59 PM

    I’ll never ever believe anything Brett says. Again. He’s been making a monkey of everyone…NFL, media, you, me, his wife, his mistress, his penis…ever since his first retirement.

    But if he told me he threw an interception… I’d surely believe that one.

  71. ejmat2 says: Feb 15, 2011 8:03 PM

    thehatefulnerd says:
    Feb 15, 2011 6:43 PM
    He should start by apologizing to Ted Thompson.
    ————————–
    The same guy the Packtard fans wanted fired when they were getting rid of Favre. Funny how things change huh? Fair weathered are we?

  72. packmanfan says: Feb 15, 2011 8:05 PM

    I don’t even know why BrINT is even thinking of talking to Rodgers since he said the 2009 Vikings team was the best he ever played on.
    He should be talking to those ex-teammates instead.

  73. tucknrolle says: Feb 15, 2011 8:06 PM

    This is going to happen and it should. Brett deserves to be loved again in GB, and more so, Aaron deserves the love from Favre. Life is too short people. I loved watching Brett do his thing. I love watching Aaron do his.

  74. pack12allison says: Feb 15, 2011 8:08 PM

    Can’t wait for all this crap to be over with. In the next five years Aaron Rodgers will continue his amazing career and being as smart as he is he will use his brain instead of his heart when it comes to matters like this. And many of the Packer fans don’t see it now but everybody making up is the best thing that can happen in the long run, not now, but eventually. Favre WILL be in the Hall of Fame as a Packer and he WILL be in the Ring of Honor. As he should be.

  75. Matt-NC says: Feb 15, 2011 8:10 PM

    What a bunch of crap. faver wants the spotlight and will do anything he can to get. Go away for a couple years brett.

    Contact Rodgers without announcing it to the media or asking a current Packer to help negotiate it. Show there’s somethings hanging under little lorenzo.

  76. mick730 says: Feb 15, 2011 8:11 PM

    My family have been season ticket holders in Green Bay since my Grandfather was a young man. Uncles, Aunts, Cousins; altogether we have more than 40 season tickets.

    Not a one of us ever wants to see Brett Favre in Lambeau again, unless of course he decides to unretire yet again and we get to see Matthews, Raji and the rest of the guys beat the hell out of him. Other than that, we all just want him to go away. Over the years, he’s showed himself to everybody as small, petty, vindictive and self-centered. As somebody else posted, let the Vikings have him on their ring of fame in their new digs in south central LA.

  77. philtration says: Feb 15, 2011 8:13 PM

    What this two do in the shower is nobody’s business.

  78. duffer58 says: Feb 15, 2011 8:14 PM

    Packer fans will embrace Favre when his number is retired. To say otherwise is crazy. I has a 52 year old Packer fan have been disappointed in Brett like everyone else. But he deserves the number retired and a standing ovation when it happens.

  79. eagleswin says: Feb 15, 2011 8:16 PM

    Didn’t Favre say, when he was with the Packers, that it wasn’t his job to mentor Aaron Rodgers? Maybe it shouldn’t be Aaron Rodgers job to rehabilitate Favre’s image.

    If the old man was sincere he’d have done it long ago. He’s just a has been playing on the fans emotions once again.

  80. packersrule52 says: Feb 15, 2011 8:17 PM

    @pervy- You’d think that, that’s how it would have — and really should have — been but it obviously wasn’t. Why else would Favre not have ever responded back to Rodgers in the offseason of 2007 if he didn’t have some sort of grudge against him.

    @ejmata- Some fans did want him fired, and I suppose one could indeed call them “Packtards”. But many of us also approved 100% of the move, and were sick of all the drama that Favre brought to the team.

    I’d be really interested to know who this unnamed source is.

  81. jebdamone says: Feb 15, 2011 8:18 PM

    it amazes me that many packers fans actually believe that favre taught rodgers nothing. i am a devout vikings fan and, having watched 20 years of baby cheesus, i saw him in aaron from the first time he stepped on the field and beat my purple week one of the 08 season. i don’t care about the infamous soundbite, i have SEEN the way brett is around his teammates on the field. he’s always talking to them, showing them things and beyond that just his presence displaying what he learning in his years of service is very usefull. its a shame if these guys do actually have a feud between them because i have witnessed many times where they appeared good friends on the sidelines. also not ashamed to admit that despite the two of them playing for my rival they have both always been two of my favorite players to watch.

  82. getweird4u says: Feb 15, 2011 8:19 PM

    From what i’ve seen brett could “bury” his “hatchet” in three inches of mud!

  83. Wisconsin77 says: Feb 15, 2011 8:25 PM

    gb15class says: Feb 15, 2011 7:53 PM
    Why does old #4 assume #12 share a “hatchet?”

    Pretty obvious when you see AR’s responses to Favre questions and quotes from AR’s family members. Meanwhile Favre has never said one bad thing against AR, NEVER. He has always been complimentary.

    This is one Packer fan who thinks Favre doesn’t owe an apology to ANYONE, especially Rodgers or Thompson.

  84. hobartbaker says: Feb 15, 2011 8:29 PM

    The saddest thing about all this is, if a foriegn power targets the country with nuclear warheads, about the last place they’re going to aim for is Wisconsin.

  85. pervyharvin says: Feb 15, 2011 8:33 PM

    ilpackerbacker says:Aaron Rodgers is a thousand times better than Favre will ever be. Ted Thompson is a god, not to mention a genius. Thanks Ted, LOL!!!
    ======================================
    LMAO…proof positive that WI produces better moonshine than Kentucky..

  86. nnagi says: Feb 15, 2011 8:37 PM

    of course he wants to make amends with the packers and aaron rodgers, he’s angling for that marketing deal they offered him a couple years ago, he’s got an expensive divorce looming in the not too distant future…

  87. nitschke66 says: Feb 15, 2011 8:38 PM

    I’m a life long Packers fan. I am so happy to see many of the posts here are exactly the way I feel. It’s jus too bad that these athletes, the great ones too, just don’t hire people who can give them good advice when they are so messed up. Everyone sees right through this. It’s sad, it really is. Surprise this didn’t happen hours or minutes after the SB to get himself into the media.

    Rodgers, TT and MM all pretty classy and hope they stay that way.

  88. scudbot says: Feb 15, 2011 8:41 PM

    Give him The Belt!

  89. possiblecabbage says: Feb 15, 2011 8:46 PM

    If Favre really wants to make nice with the Packers organization he needs to start with Ted Thompson, Mike McCarthy, and Mark Murphy first. Only after that should he consider reaching out to Rodgers.

  90. ilpackerbacker says: Feb 15, 2011 8:46 PM

    “LMAO…proof positive that WI produces better moonshine than Kentucky..”

    I’m from and live in Chicago. What does Wisconsin have to do with me? You’re an idiot – typical PervyHarvin. Go back to your Land of 10,000 trailer parks and learn how to take a bath. Get all your hick buddies together and watch NASCAR or something, LOL.

  91. wpony says: Feb 15, 2011 8:48 PM

    Hi I am a Packer fan longer than alot of you have been alive. I was not happy with the way Brett was acting in fact both him and Ted were acting like school kids on a play ground a few years ago Ted stopped but Brett kept going he was hurt and mad and felt the packers had turned their back on him and that’s why he was acting the way he was .
    But what most of you are forgetting or are not old enough to remember is how bad the packers had been for so many years before he came if we beat the bears we had a good year I mean we had a few decent QBs but nothing that would last or be good enough to help us win our division then stepped in this wild young crazy gunslinger kid that would do what ever it took to try and win restructure his contract to keep good players no problem he is the only reason we got Reggie white he wanted to play on the same team as Brett .
    We do have a lot to thank Brett for ,the Years of sacrificing his body and playing no matter how he felt , his love of the Packers for all those years , up until the last 4 years we all thought Brett was the ultimate Packer the he lost his way.
    I think he was fighting old age catching up with him and he panicked and the Packers weren’t there waiting for him with open arms his feelings got hurt and now that his days are done he will come back to the Packers and say hes sorry and rejoin the team in one role or another.

  92. SpartaChris says: Feb 15, 2011 8:49 PM

    Wisconsin77 says:
    Feb 15, 2011 8:25 PM

    Pretty obvious when you see AR’s responses to Favre questions and quotes from AR’s family members. Meanwhile Favre has never said one bad thing against AR, NEVER. He has always been complimentary.

    This is one Packer fan who thinks Favre doesn’t owe an apology to ANYONE, especially Rodgers or Thompson.
    ================================
    And likewise, Rodgers has never once said a bad thing about Fraud. Sure, he rolls his eyes because he’s sick of being asked about him, but he never says anything bad, even though it’s more than deserved.

  93. neurosports says: Feb 15, 2011 8:50 PM

    Get over it Wisconsin

  94. rho1953 says: Feb 15, 2011 8:53 PM

    When Favre says he wants to bury the hatchet, it might not be a figurative term. It could be literal. I hope Aaron watches his back. Favre just might do a Tonya Harding on him.

  95. dragonfly99 says: Feb 15, 2011 8:54 PM

    Aaron Rodgers has handled the whole situation with class unlike Favre, who has been a complete ass ever since Rodgers was drafted. The Packers have moved on without you Brett. You have repeatedly done everything you could to stick it to Ted Thompson, the Packer organization, and the fans. Just GO AWAY.

  96. stellarperformance says: Feb 15, 2011 8:54 PM

    Favre thought it was unlikely anyone would ever attain the level of status he enjoyed in Green Bay. That’s why he felt comfortable thumbing his nose at everybody from Ted on down to the fans. He thought he could move to whatever team he chose and his popularity would prevail. He sure as hell didn’t expect Rodgers to replace his iconic position so quickly. Now he wants some of that Packer fan attention he previously took for granted. I say let him wait a few years, or at least until next year when Rodgers racks up another SuperBowl MVP

  97. cur68 says: Feb 15, 2011 9:00 PM

    Favre is like the smell of skunk; you can’t get rid of it! Rodgers owes that ass clown nothing except a middle finger salute. BF is douche who harasses young women with pictures of his, no doubt, repellant junk. AR is a decent person, as far as anyone can tell, and shouldn’t have to do a single thing for that blow hard, lipless jerk. You know how I can tell AR is relatively decent? He will most likely take or make that call to the ass-clown just because he’s too nice not to.

  98. lesfessesblanches says: Feb 15, 2011 9:15 PM

    @ mick730 says:

    “My family have been season ticket holders in Green Bay since my Grandfather was a young man. Uncles, Aunts, Cousins; altogether we have more than 40 season tickets.”

    Grandfather, uncles, aunts, cousins in Green Bay…isn’t 40 tickets a few too many?

    I would have guessed you only need about 3.

  99. ndgarretjax says: Feb 15, 2011 9:17 PM

    He should start reading PFT comments on stories about him and get the hint that everyone wants this to end.

  100. scytherius says: Feb 15, 2011 9:22 PM

    I’ve been a Packer fan since the early 60s. I was at the Ice Bowl. It can happen that even though you accomplish so much, you can kill your accomplishments by the way you comport yourself thereafter. Favre has done that.

    I don’t know of Packer fan that will cheer #4 when they do retire his number. Of course there will be a few, but most of us won’t. He is not welcome back.

  101. ocgunslinger says: Feb 15, 2011 9:41 PM

    Wow…..such bitterness.

    If Rodgers was to place that call (rather than accept) it would just cement his position not only as a true team leader but actually a notch above Favre in the Green Bay legacy. No one in their right mind cannot fathom the fact that Favre will be a first ballot Hall of Fame entry. It is only a game and the only two opinions that matter on this subject is Rodgers and Favre.

  102. imjinbrdgr says: Feb 15, 2011 9:46 PM

    Just a few weeks ago he was urging the Bears on to go beat Rodgers and the the Pack. Now he wants to apologize???????? Favre is such a pathetic clown I actualy feel sorry for him. I’m sure thing aren’t to great at home and he wants alittle affirmation any where he can get it. The sad part is he has now put Arod on the spot. I he doesn’t accept it he is the one who looks bad.
    Isn’t there a hungry gater down that we can feed this jerk to.

  103. jc1958cool says: Feb 15, 2011 10:04 PM

    all depends how many good texts brett sends to rodgers, that will determine where the hatchet goes! ANYONE know who the packer insider is!!

  104. vikescry1 says: Feb 15, 2011 10:05 PM

    favre cost rodgers millions in the beginning of his contract, and was a dik to him. i love favre for what he did as a packer, BUT going to the vikes was just something i can’t forgive anytime soon. cuz when he came back and SAID I JUST WANNA PLAY, if that were true he would have stayed in new york. but it wasn’t true, it is too soon brett and the next tens years aren’t looking good either.

  105. tinopuno says: Feb 15, 2011 10:06 PM

    pervyharvin says: Feb 15, 2011 7:01 PM

    I can tell you this in all honesty Packer fans, Brett has nothing against Rodgers. They were just 2 guys competing for the same position. How do I know? Brett is my friend.

    —————————————————-

    Your taste in friends sucks!

  106. sakatak says: Feb 15, 2011 10:14 PM

    Favre knows there is a lot of money in it if he restores his legacy in Wisconsin, he remembers all the signings he did with Bart Starr. He loves attention and money, probably wants to talk to Aaron about doing some mutual signings, could make a lot of money. Aaron is not into making a little coin on the side like Favre was, Favre made a lot of tax free money signing all those footballs, helmets, jerseys etc. I personally would rather have a ball signed by Favre and his friend pervyharvin for target practice.

  107. deconjonesbitchslap says: Feb 15, 2011 10:26 PM

    Green Bay, you took all steps necessary for 17 years to cover up all of Favre’s off field behavior. you know what he did with chmura.

    17 years.

    you act like he never even played for the packers.

    cut the crap, you blowhards.

  108. JimmySmith says: Feb 15, 2011 10:29 PM

    Most Viking fans like to mischaracterize the relationship of the Packer fans to Favre so let me try to draw an analogy that even the simple Viking fan could understand.

    Getting rid of Favre is like a divorce. Ok, the Packers asked for the divorce and Farve is nowing slutting around, sleeping with the low class next door neighbor. Not because its his first choice but because it was the choice that he thought was the most revengeful one to take.

    OK, now that you went there, the Packers don’t care one way or the other, stay over there for all we care. We won a Superbowl, the Vikings never have it. Live with that the rest of your sorry days.

  109. souldogdave says: Feb 15, 2011 10:31 PM

    Time for Brett to kiss some butt.

  110. hrmlss says: Feb 15, 2011 10:39 PM

    bury the Axe, in TT, MM or A-rod skulls.
    This is all about Brett and trying to win back the only base that would buy #4 gear. Too late. Only Pearvy and Contra wear #4 now…. in purple. Pack should give # 4 to Jennings or Starks and move on.

  111. tinopuno says: Feb 15, 2011 10:48 PM

    jeff061 says: Feb 15, 2011 7:29 PM

    Rodgers will shut up and play nice. Fact is Packers are bringing Brett into the front office – if Aaron so much as looks at him the wrong way – he’ll get brought down to earth.

    ————————————————–

    Thanks so much for those keen insights and for strengthening the argument against siblings reproducing.

  112. naturalwonders says: Feb 15, 2011 11:05 PM

    Wow, there are sure a lot of bitter Packer fans on this site…….you sound like spurned lovers! Get over it! The guy quarterbacked your team for 16 years; I think it would be in the interest of the organization and the fans if one of your greatest players was “back on the team”, so to speak.

  113. ricefan18 says: Feb 15, 2011 11:15 PM

    ROdgers will never be the QB brett was. this must be a room full of the retarded fans i guess. brett has countless records good and bad. he brought your franchise up from the gutter and you turn on him, how can you blame him he was one game away from the superbowl, how can you end your career with being so close. who else in here would honestly mentor the person they know is there to take there job…???? who???? all the adulter crap is bs! he never slept with anyone, nor was there any evidence that it was his photo so quite with that crap its getting old. if ya wanna talk about scumbags how about your beloved rodgers snuffing a breast cancer survivor who only wanted his autograph, when the whole team was informed that she would be there, thats as low as you get my friend.

  114. jordinh says: Feb 15, 2011 11:26 PM

    How the heck did this topic make the front page of http://www.msnbc.msn.com/.

    STUPID!!!!!

    FIRE Michael David Smith (editor)…
    FIRE Michael David Smith…
    FIRE Michael David Smith…

    BTW: Wether or not Farve wnats to reach out, is none of our business. It is personal and should be kept that way.

  115. richm2256 says: Feb 15, 2011 11:27 PM

    Favre would like to reach out to Rodgers, but he’s worried that it might backfire and make him look bad.
    ————————————————-
    Since when has Favre ever cared if he “looked bad”?

    The guy who sent pics of his “unit” to Jenn Sterger and sent predatory texts to three massage therapists …….

  116. footballrulz says: Feb 15, 2011 11:38 PM

    LMAO…proof positive that WI produces better moonshine than Kentucky..
    __________________________________

    Perv
    WI could never get anywhere near KY shine–and Western NC puts ‘em all to shame….
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    ricefan18 says:
    Feb 15, 2011 11:15 PM
    ROdgers will never be the QB brett was. this must be a room full of the retarded fans i guess. brett has countless records good and bad. he brought your franchise up from the gutter and you turn on him, how can you blame him he was one game away from the superbowl, how can you end your career with being so close. who else in here would honestly mentor the person they know is there to take there job…???? who???? all the adulter crap is bs! he never slept with anyone, nor was there any evidence that it was his photo so quite with that crap its getting old. if ya wanna talk about scumbags how about your beloved rodgers snuffing a breast cancer survivor who only wanted his autograph, when the whole team was informed that she would be there, thats as low as you get my friend.
    ____________________________

    Good grief–I Hope your’e drunk cause if not that ranks right up there as one of the most ridiculous and infantile posts ever placed on this site. And dude, that’s really making you look like a 12 year old at best. Let’s see, 11:15 PM. I’d say mom has ou in bed in another 15-20 minutes. Let’s see how manyy more posts you ave between now and tomorrow afternoon. ‘night junior

  117. jordinh says: Feb 15, 2011 11:46 PM

    pervyharvin , if you know Farve, let him know I’m his biggest fan. I would fly anywhere to meet him for lunch or something. The guy is the Michael Jordan of football. I love him!

    Haters, please dont insult us. Rodgers is the new hot thing, Farve is the old thing. But when Farve was the hot thing, he brought out the best in the human spirit in all of us watching at home. I enjoy watching Rodgers, Manning, Brady… but I loved watching Farve even though his numbers may not be as impressive. Even Jordan has bad days. But I would watch MJ make 8 points over Kobe 40 points any day.

  118. Deb says: Feb 15, 2011 11:49 PM

    ilpackerbacker says:
    Aaron Rodgers is a thousand times better than Favre will ever be. Ted Thompson is a god, not to mention a genius. Thanks Ted, LOL!!!

    pervyharvin says:
    LMAO…proof positive that WI produces better moonshine than Kentucky..

    ilpackerbacker says:
    I’m from and live in Chicago. What does Wisconsin have to do with me? You’re an idiot – typical PervyHarvin. Go back to your Land of 10,000 trailer parks and learn how to take a bath. Get all your hick buddies together and watch NASCAR or something, LOL.

    ————————————————-
    ilpackerbacker …

    Not to be rude, but perv’s line was funny. You’re calling Ted Thompson a god, which suggests you’re either drunk, high, or seriously lacking life perspective. He went with drunk. Funny line. And you came back with rage, trailer parks, take a bath, and ooooh I’m so funny.

    It’s so sad to see a man with a deformed humor chip.

  119. clownburger says: Feb 16, 2011 12:08 AM

    Favre is such an overrated jerk.

    Now that he’s retired, he has to find other ways to get the media to talk about him.

    And the Favre Crotch loving media will oblige. They are his minions.

    Most of us hate Favre. The Media try to spin it as though he’s beloved. HE IS NOT.

    I’m pretty sure Rich Eisen gave Favre a rusty trombone.

  120. ronniemexico says: Feb 16, 2011 12:15 AM

    Hey Brett, just send him a text. What harm could that possibly cause?

  121. maiken69 says: Feb 16, 2011 1:08 AM

    @ricefan18

    “….the adulter crap is bs! he never slept with anyone, nor was there any evidence that it was his photo so quite with that crap its getting old.”

    Really? Never slept with anyone? I beg to differ. I know of a girl that he slept with when she was 17!! He was at Mille Lacs Lake with another Packer, a bigger guy that she described….and by the description from her and both friends in Appleton, Wi at a bar called the Philling Station where he used to hang out with Chmura and Frank Winters….i’m pretty sure it was Winters. He and his lineman met her and her friend who worked at the resort, and took them out to dinner. She had some kind of ache or pain and he gave her pain killers and she damn near died mixing booze with the pills…it was so bad, she went to the bathroom with her friend and threw up repeatedly. Then…he slept with her later that night. Yes, that was when he was married, to a 17 year old! She didn’t know WHO he was until she saw his face on TV for going into rehab for pain killer addiction later.

    If anyone’s wondering…yes this is a true story. She’s a friend of mine on facebook to this day. Ya’ll can speculate all you want, but it is a true story and I have nothing to gain here. So believe what you want, i don’t really care.

    He’s an adultering ass, and I hope his wife reads this. Her name is Michelle.

  122. wipastor says: Feb 16, 2011 1:10 AM

    I can’t believe all the intense hatred toward Bret. He gave us Packers fans so many thrills. He made mistakes but we all do. Why can’t we have room in our hearts for both Bret and Aaron. This hatred is so disappointing to me I’m not sure I want to be counted as a Packers fan.

  123. CKL says: Feb 16, 2011 1:13 AM

    Agree with most of you guys…it’s the equivalent of a 9 year old having his friend pass a note to his crush saying “Do you like me? YES_____ NO_______”

    I would actually be able to conjure up a tiny shred of respect for Favre if he refused ever to speak to Rodgers. Why? Because everyone and their mother knows the guy hates Rodgers like a woman hates her ex’s new girl. It would be the ONE SINGLE HONEST THING I know of that Favre will ever have done…continuing to ignore Rodgers.

  124. maiken69 says: Feb 16, 2011 1:45 AM

    I found this article interesting too…

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/wife_nearly_sacked_him_over_babes_vbTA4lrBn4lcZtXCMGvq3L

  125. zombiebradshaw says: Feb 16, 2011 2:00 AM

    having read PFT comments for many years, i generally do not have high hopes for you people, but here is something to consider; Perhaps rodgers is one of those people that NEED fuel for the fire, and all the shiat from favre is what has pushed him as far as he has gone. if this is the case, favre certainly cannot take credit for what he has done, but it might not do rodgers any good to get the chip off his shoulder.

    just sayin’

  126. shaggytoodle says: Feb 16, 2011 2:04 AM

    He wants to play for the love of the game, but when he comes back, he takes extra millions.

    Nothing is important than family, and he disrespects them.

    He doesn’t want to go to training camp, but has no problem practicing with high schoolers during that time.

    He wants to “respect and honor,” the record books, but then lays down for Strahan.

    The only person he cares about is himself, he wants to bury the hatchet now, but a month or so ago, he was telling Peppers to go beat GB.

  127. arnoldziffel says: Feb 16, 2011 2:33 AM

    Waaay too soon.

    Mississippi hillbillies just don’t look good dressed in head to toe purple. Seeing that was disgusting! Practically a crime against nature.

    One day in the dim future Favre may see his green & gold jersey retired. And whenever that occurs, sure – he’ll hear the cheers.

    But mixed in with the cheers will be a chorus of boos. Good or bad, like it or not … that’s the way it’s going to play out.

  128. tuckercarlsonisthevoiceofreason says: Feb 16, 2011 2:42 AM

    skimbell says:
    Feb 15, 2011 6:40 PM
    Ol’ #4 got voted one of the 50 alltime great Vikings this fall. Sounds like a winner to me.
    Let the queens have the diva.

    ———

    No he didn’t. And we don’t want him either.

  129. vinnienighttime says: Feb 16, 2011 4:37 AM

    Suck it, Brett!

  130. 30ptbuck says: Feb 16, 2011 4:48 AM

    I would wager the Packer was Donald Driver he loves his pal BrINT.He did an interview with Dennis Krause out of Milwaukee where he said and I paraphrase
    I told Aaron I don’t like you you don’t like me but let’s do good out there today. Something close to that affect. Donald still pines for the old Flesh Gun Slinger
    In 2010 DD was # 4 in Rec Yards #5 in YAC and this is with Jermichael Finley out most of the season.
    He misses being the star rec like he was with BrINT
    Soon he will be an afterthought but won’t be if BrINT is in good standing.
    BrINT quit crying he quit IT was nothing the Packers did or didn’t do he said that then he wanted back after the Packers drafted 2 QB he didn’t put in any off season work wanted back his job didn’t even want to compete.Then gave ways to beat the Packers to the Lions.He is one of the Vikings top 50 players ever stay a Viking scumbag soon you’ll be the 3rd best QB the Packers ever had
    FOAD liar cheater adulterer drama ViQueen
    you SUCK

  131. stellarperformance says: Feb 16, 2011 7:00 AM

    hrmlss says: Feb 15, 2011 10:39 PM
    Pack should give # 4 to Jennings or Starks and move on.
    —————————————————————–

    I would prefer that #4 be given to a scout team reserve punter.

  132. scoob766 says: Feb 16, 2011 7:32 AM

    AR had a better season the Favre had in 95% of his career. He’s a better QB and has the same amount of rings. Who knows what would happen if Favre did retire in 2008, 2 championships?

  133. WingT says: Feb 16, 2011 7:49 AM

    This is so childess …a 40 year old man acting this way…I actually feel sorry for him.

  134. whitecheddar33 says: Feb 16, 2011 8:05 AM

    “soot87 says:
    Feb 15, 2011 6:39 PM
    I hope he doesn’t take the call and I wish they’d give the #4 to our ginger haired punter! I don’t know if Rodgers is ready to burry the hatchet but I sure as heck am not.

    12 is 3x better than 4!”

    Can you at least try to come up with your own ideas and comments and not just repeat something you saw on TV – ya know, where the lady repainted her damn red barn with that 12 is 3x better than 4 comment! Jesus!

  135. nfl4me says: Feb 16, 2011 8:16 AM

    Brett please go in the Hall of Fame as a Viking and shut these cheeseheads up forever. Not a Viking fan but when you guys rip someone who made a team that no one wanted to go to when he first got there, (and I mean no one) into a team where people were excited to be going to, it’s just shows how fickle packer fans are as well! Real talk…your welcome!

  136. firethorn1001 says: Feb 16, 2011 8:44 AM

    ‘“It’s not my job to tutor Brett on rehabbing his image.” – Aaron Rodgers’

    This post is full of so much awesome that I’m not even going to try to post any other comment.

  137. Matt-NC says: Feb 16, 2011 8:45 AM

    Haters,

    Stop trying to make it seem Rodgers is the one holding onto this. The only comments Rodgers has ever made about the situation is simple responses to questions:

    “Have you heard from favre?”

    ” No I haven’t”

    He may have his opinions but Rodgers is not the one carrying this on. His family may have made some comments. But they never attempted to put words in his mouth.

    Rodgers doesn’t need favre to drive him. favre did not do anything directly or indirectly to influence Rodgers. Rodgers is his own man.

    Doesn’t matter how much spin you try to place on it. favre has had zero positive influence on Rodgers. Period.

  138. 13xworldchamps says: Feb 16, 2011 9:01 AM

    I was on the sidelines at the metrodome when the packers spanked the vikings, I recall 4 things from that game. By midway in the 3rd quarter most the Vikings faithful had exited the building, and as you looked around the satdium the front row seats were “ALL” Packer fans with tha chant, “GO PACK GO”. The smiles on the Packers players, especially Rodgers and Woodson as they looked around and heard these chants. The look on Favre’s face, like he just ate a turd sandwich, the look on Aaron’s face when he met favre on the field after the game.

    Just think, if he wouldn’t have been so self absorbed by himself, if he didn’t let the people around him leak stories time after time, if he would have taken the Packers PR offer and stayed retired, if he didn’t plot and plan to do everything he could to get to the vikings. Brett and Deanna could have been sitting in the booth at Texas stadium with Bart and Cheri Starr, celebrating this TEAM……..what a nice picture that would have made…..but oh well…..THIS HAS PLAYED OUT THE WAY IT HAS BECAUSE OF BRET’S EGO….NO ONE ELSE IS AT FAULT OR TO BLAME BUT BRET FAVRE

  139. tejano2k says: Feb 16, 2011 9:52 AM

    The “Hate Favre” thing sells newspapers and keeps the fire stoked for those not mature enough to “get over it”. Favre TAUGHT Rodgers alot during the time that Rodgers was the “sub”. There’s no denying that. The rift was never between Rodgers and Favre. Rodgers rose way above that long ago. Ted Thompson became the “scapegoat” for those that wanted to keep Favre at all costs and Favre became the target of the “haters” for doing the retired/unretired bit and then playing again and then beating the Packers a couple of times. Brett’s painted himself into a corner that will take a while for him to get out of as far as many Packer Backers are concerned. Ted Thompson has proven everything he needs to prove. The man KNOWS football and how to choose players that can play and Coaches to help them excel to the level at which they find themselves today. In the long run, I do see Brett coming back “into the fold” with his jersey retired, name in Lambeau Ring of Honor, standing on the field once more…as a Packer. Let’s move on. Forgive and forget. Green Bay’s Mr. Rodger’s Neighborhood now. GO PACKERS !!!

  140. dkhhuey says: Feb 16, 2011 10:31 AM

    Brett who?

  141. gregjennings85 says: Feb 16, 2011 10:32 AM

    jeff061:

    “Rodgers will shut up and play nice. Fact is Packers are bringing Brett into the front office – if Aaron so much as looks at him the wrong way – he’ll get brought down to earth.

    As a packer fan…Aaron did a great job this year – but come on – he is far from accomplished. He has a lot to prove.”

    ________________________________

    I give you one in every 100 Packers fans, world.

    Complete and utter morons. Have a little self-respect, Jeff. You backed the wrong horse, just admit it.
    ________________________________

    MDS’ comment that JUDAS will be applauded again in Green Bay are just shooting from the hip. If I am at his HOF induction, there is not doubt in my mind that I yell: “TRAITOR!”

    Plain and simple, that’s what he will ALWAYS be in my mind. A traitor.

  142. stixzidinia says: Feb 16, 2011 10:36 AM

    Brett please go in the Hall of Fame as a Viking and shut these cheeseheads up forever. Not a Viking fan but when you guys rip someone who made a team that no one wanted to go to when he first got there, (and I mean no one) into a team where people were excited to be going to, it’s just shows how fickle packer fans are as well! Real talk…your welcome!

    ———————————

    First of all, players don’t go into the Hall “as” members of any team. Second of all, football is a team sport and Favre had a top defense and top rushing attack in the 90′s. So stop trying to act like Favre rode in on a white horse and saved the day. Dude had a lot of help.

  143. redmomster says: Feb 16, 2011 10:38 AM

    I hope Favre contacts Aaron Rodgers, Ted Thompson, Mike McCarthy, and Mark Miller. All of those men deserve an apology from number 4, and I don’t need to know when that happens. I believe all in the Packer organization would take the call–and would’ve two years ago. For the job Brett did ON THE FIELD as a Packer his number should be retired. In my opinion, when Favre is inducted into the FOH I am sure he would rather it was as a Packer than a Viking.

  144. 1historian says: Feb 16, 2011 12:21 PM

    Brett:

    1) Pick up the phone
    2) Call the guy
    3) Talk to him.

    Done

    WHAT is the big deal?

  145. packersrule52 says: Feb 16, 2011 12:31 PM

    @jebdamone- What exactly do you see in Rodgers that resembles Favre? His good decision making? The fact that he’ll either take a sack or throw the ball away instead of throwing it up into triple coverage? I wonder how many picks Favre would have thrown behind that OL that Rodgers had in 2009? I seriously think it would have been around 30.

    It was a damn shame that Rodgers wasn’t recognized more for his unreal play in 2009. How one can put up 4k yards and have a TD:INT ratio of 4:1 behind what was easily the worst OL in the league in 2009 is pretty unreal. I suppose it’s fine that he didn’t get hyped up more though.

    There was nothing sweeter than seeing Rodgers play absolutely lights out in the last 2 weeks of the regular season (in do or die situations), and lights out in the playoffs that much sweeter.

  146. contra74 says: Feb 16, 2011 1:42 PM

    Green Bay fans are the ones who need to pick up the phone and apologize to Favre!

  147. nfl4me says: Feb 16, 2011 1:51 PM

    stixzidinia says:
    Feb 16, 2011 10:36 AM
    Brett please go in the Hall of Fame as a Viking and shut these cheeseheads up forever. Not a Viking fan but when you guys rip someone who made a team that no one wanted to go to when he first got there, (and I mean no one) into a team where people were excited to be going to, it’s just shows how fickle packer fans are as well! Real talk…your welcome!

    ———————————

    First of all, players don’t go into the Hall “as” members of any team. Second of all, football is a team sport and Favre had a top defense and top rushing attack in the 90′s. So stop trying to act like Favre rode in on a white horse and saved the day. Dude had a lot of help.

    ————————-

    How many winning seasons did the packers have from 1968 to 1991…Answer 5
    How many playoff wins…Answer 1

    How many winning seasons did the packers have once Favre got there…..Answer 13
    How many playoff wins…Answer 12

    He changed how the Packers were perceived around the NFL

  148. stellarperformance says: Feb 16, 2011 2:44 PM

    nfl4me says:
    Feb 16, 2011 1:51 PM
    How many winning seasons did the packers have once Favre got there…..Answer 13
    How many playoff wins…Answer 12
    He changed how the Packers were perceived around the NFL
    ———————————————–

    Yeah, and Benedict Arnold had a pretty good reputation too, before he switched allegiances. To whit:

    “After joining the growing army outside Boston, he distinguished himself through acts of cunning and bravery. His actions included the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga in 1775, successful defensive and delaying tactics despite losing the Battle of Valcour Island on Lake Champlain in 1776, the Battle of Ridgefield, Connecticut (after which he was promoted to major general), operations in relief of the Siege of Fort Stanwix, and key actions during the pivotal Battles of Saratoga in 1777, in which he suffered leg injuries that ended his combat career for several years.”

    Then he abandoned his “teammates” because he thought he found something better and joined the British/Vikings. How did that work out for him/them?

  149. Deb says: Feb 16, 2011 6:30 PM

    @maiken69 …

    If your 17-year-old friend was drinking in a bar when she met Favre, then she must have been there on a fake ID, and I doubt she advertised her age. According to your story, she willingly accepted pills from a stranger that she downed with booze, then willingly had sex with this stranger whose identity she didn’t discover until she saw him on television. Sorry, but I’d guess that wasn’t a first for your friend, and she still shares the tale of her adventures with the NFL players. I’d say all parties found what they were seeking that night.

    As for Mrs. Favre, she says in her book that she knew about Brett’s infidelities before she married him, and they’ve been well-publicized for two decades. What goes on in their marriage is none of our business, but clearly she has her reasons for remaining committed to the relationship.

    I don’t condone Favre’s personal behavior, but it is personal and doesn’t affect how I see him on the football field. What’s irritating is that it didn’t affect how Packer fans saw him on the football field either … until he left Green Bay and wound up in Minnesota. I can’t imagine why he feels the need to repair relationships with the rabid-dog fans who’ve shredded him for two years … if whatever this unidentified Packer says is true.

    @wipastor …

    Excellent post.

  150. debthebusybody says: Feb 16, 2011 7:05 PM

    redmomster says:
    Feb 16, 2011 10:38 AM
    I hope Favre contacts Aaron Rodgers, Ted Thompson, Mike McCarthy, and Mark Miller.

    Who the heck is Mark Miller?

    I know three of them, but why does this guy need an apology from the ole text slinger?

  151. maiken69 says: Feb 16, 2011 7:23 PM

    @deb

    so? i’m not saying my friend is innocent…and i didn’t say that she met him at a bar. he took them out to dinner and they were served at the restaurant.

    i’m just responding to the fool who said that he didn’t sleep anyone while he was married. so go read the post by sydneyrice18 again please before butting your head into the conversation without knowing what you’re talking about. ;)

  152. pervyharvin says: Feb 16, 2011 7:42 PM

    I know this is a little off topic….but do any of you fools have a good recipe that uses leftover potato sausage???

  153. Deb says: Feb 16, 2011 8:41 PM

    @maiken69 …

    Hon, I read the first post and did know what I was talking about. You were trying to position your friend as some type of victim because she was 17. I’m just saying it sounds like she knew what she was doing … just as Favre knew what he was doing … and Deanna has known all along what Favre’s been doing. The point is that whatever these players do on their own time and what their wives think of it is their business–and you suddenly sanctimonious Packers couldn’t have cared less when he was gunslinging for you ;)

    Hello, perv :)

  154. gopackgo11 says: Feb 16, 2011 9:11 PM

    Looks like our Ol’ Boy BF may want the $20 Million to not take another snap…..

  155. pervyharvin says: Feb 16, 2011 9:13 PM

    Hey Deb…brandy is wicked lol

  156. Deb says: Feb 16, 2011 10:19 PM

    @perv …

    I can tell LOL

  157. maiken69 says: Feb 17, 2011 12:06 AM

    @deb

    I’m not claiming she was a victim bc she was 17, i’m saying that he was a creep and an adulterer who was feeding pills and booze to the young girl.

    To you and all your Viking friends…hope you enjoyed the Trojan virus we sent you (Brett)…that was perfect. And…Enjoy the next year as you all reflect on your ‘almost’ season again, and cringe at the Pack being #1….something your sorry team will never be.

    Vince won’t allow the trophy to EVER reside in your town ;)

  158. willywonkasbrother says: Feb 17, 2011 8:23 AM

    nfl4me says:
    Feb 16, 2011 1:51 PM
    How many winning seasons did the packers have once Favre got there…..Answer 13
    How many playoff wins…Answer 12
    He changed how the Packers were perceived around the NFL
    ———————————————–

    I think this guy is Brett Favre.

    Let it go already. Brett did alot of great things, except win multiple Superbowls.

    Jim Kelly won alot of games too, loser.

  159. Deb says: Feb 17, 2011 2:11 PM

    @maiken69 …

    I’m a diehard Steelers fan. And yes, I congratulate the Packers on their win–especially the Packers defense on creating three turnovers. But it was a six-point score differential and we still have six Lombardis residing in our case, so I’m not crying into my teacup.

    As already stated, I don’t condone Brett’s behavior, but if I were going to get bent out of shape by the personal behavior of every player, I couldn’t watch a single game. Brett’s behavior is hardly unique. People who think it is are either very young, very naive, or very clueless about pro athletes. What’s more, the behavior you’re citing took place when he was a Packer, was well-publicized, and didn’t bother 99 percent of his Green Bay fans as long as he was their heroic #4. It only became a problem when he went to Minnesota. And if you found out Aaron Rodgers was doing the same thing, most of you wouldn’t care unless he went to play for Minnesota. I find that hypocritical.

    Favre may be a dog of a man, but he was an extraordinary player who thrilled fans for two decades. He brought Green Bay out of mothballs and put your team back on the map. Rod Woodson, the player I adored more than any Steeler left our team and went to play for not one, but two of our bitterest rivals. And he beat us to win a Super Bowl with the Ravens. I’m happy for him and will always be grateful for the 10 years he gave to Pittsburgh.

    The way you guys treat Favre is shameful. You didn’t want him anymore, so you shouldn’t begrudge him going elsewhere. You’re like spoiled children–you tired of your toy but you didn’t want anyone else to have it either.

  160. wipastor says: Feb 17, 2011 2:42 PM

    Favre may be a dog of a man, but he was an extraordinary player who thrilled fans for two decades. He brought Green Bay out of mothballs and put your team back on the map. Rod Woodson, the player I adored more than any Steeler left our team and went to play for not one, but two of our bitterest rivals. And he beat us to win a Super Bowl with the Ravens. I’m happy for him and will always be grateful for the 10 years he gave to Pittsburgh.
    The way you guys treat Favre is shameful. You didn’t want him anymore, so you shouldn’t begrudge him going elsewhere. You’re like spoiled children–you tired of your toy but you didn’t want anyone else to have it either.
    Excellent analogy.

  161. spawnsacs says: Feb 17, 2011 4:40 PM

    Deb says:
    Feb 17, 2011 2:11 PM

    “But it was a six-point score differential and we still have six Lombardis residing in our case, so I’m not crying into my teacup.”

    Yeah right….nothing like brushing off a lose in the Superbowl with the “we already won, so I don’t care” garbage. Fail

    Please also tell me where Favre’s off the field sexual escapades were “well documented” while in GB. The media brushed everything he did under the rug, and the Packers did more of their fair share to keep all of his skeletons in a deep, dark closet.

    “He brought Green Bay out of mothballs and put your team back on the map.”

    I wonder what Holmgren, White, Jones, Butler, Freeman, Levens, Bennet and the rest of the Packers team might have to say about this?

    We Packer fans have every right to begrudge anything and everything Favre has done. He was traded to the Jets because he became a coddled malcontent, who RETIRED in March 2007….then when he saw his spotlight dwindle…he wanted to force his way back. Thank god the Packers stood fast on their decision. He then RETIRED from the Jets, and miraculously was healed and connived his way onto the Vikings to “stick it to the Packers.” His words…not mine. So in essence, he slapped all the Packer fans in face with his trip to Minny.

    Face it…Favre is a scumbag, sexual deviant with an ego problem. He fostered a personna of a good ol’ boy who just loved to play. What we found out was he was everything BUT that. And just because “everyone else in the league does this” does not make it right. Nor does it automotically justify his actions.

    The way people like you defend Favre is shameful…or better yet, laughable. Stick to your “Steelers lost but we have 6 other trophies” garbage if that makes you feel better.

  162. packerfansrfat says: Feb 17, 2011 9:05 PM

    @Deb,

    Thank you for your comment. That sums it up how 90 percent of the country probaly feels.There is no talking to most of the packer idiots, although it is nice to read some comments from some Packer fans. The rest of you seriously need to get a life. Lets not forget the story of Rodgers at a sports bar with his buddies cheering aginst Favre and the Vikings in the NFC championship game and buying drinks for everyone after they lost. YOU TALK ABOUT NO CLASS. So I can def see you hipicrits worshiping him, that is until he leaves someday and all of sudden you will remember him snubbing a cancer patient (oh I know, we didnt hear the whole story ! LOL ) Enjoy and congrats on ur Superbowl win, we may never get one, and we did do some embarrassing things this yr, but at least we admit it and move on. Most of you Packer fans are honestly the worst fans in sports!! STAY DRUNK AND FAT packer fans…see you next fall and I hope we have number 4 again!! I did go to Lambeau one time and I can honestly say I have never seen more ugly women in one place before in my life…but…I have never been to a Nascar race!

  163. sakatak says: Feb 17, 2011 9:13 PM

    @Deb
    I understand your feelings for Rod Woodson, he left the Steelers under completely different circumstances than #4 leaving the Packers. Remember Reggie White played for Carolina after retiring from Green Bay and every Packer fan I know still loves Reggie. It is hard for other fans to understand how most Packer fans feel about Favre not only because he played for the enemy, but everything else he has done. In your eyes you see him as just a football player, we have come to see him as much more than that.

  164. Deb says: Feb 17, 2011 11:34 PM

    @spawnsacs …

    Never said I didn’t care about losing a Super Bowl, silly. But I’m not devastated as I was over losing SBXXX–especially since SBXLV secured rings for Kevin Greene and Darren Perry who were denied in SBXXX. My, you are literal. By “well-documented,” I meant it was public knowledge. I knew about Favre’s infidelities as a Steelers fan in Fla. who doesn’t read tabloids. So I’m sure Packers fans knew. Adultery is against my religious beliefs, but I’d hardly call it sexual deviancy for a man to step out on his wife. :roll:

    @sakatak …

    I think the situations were comparable. We didn’t have a franchise QB then–Rod had been our shining light for 10 years. But he lost a step after his ACL injury, and our then player personnel director stupidly commented that he wasn’t worth the money we’d were paying. His attitude created a lot of bitterness in the contract negotiations, and pride more than anything prompted Rod to leave for San Fran. After a year, he went to the Ravens. He commented during his Hall of Fame induction how he was booed by Steelers fans during that time. And he won a Super Bowl with our chief rivals. Then he went to a Super Bowl with the Raiders–our biggest enemy during the 70s Dynasty. I never blamed Rod or stopped cheering him because I can imagine the impact Donohoe’s attitude would have on an elite Olympic-class athlete coming off an injury. But a lot of Steelers fans did have hard feelings toward Rod at the time.

    Green Bay chose to move forward with Rodgers, and Favre was bitter. I understand Green Bay’s decision–but as with Rod, I can’t blame Favre for feeling bitter. And bitterness can lead to poor decisionmaking. But Pack fans seem to have taken all of it to a ridiculous extreme (such as that sexual deviant comment from spawnsacs). No, I can’t know what it is to be in your shoes. But I think the whole thing is sad.

  165. stellarperformance says: Feb 18, 2011 6:51 AM

    Deb says: Feb 17, 2011 2:11 PM
    The way you guys treat Favre is shameful. You didn’t want him anymore, so you shouldn’t begrudge him going elsewhere.
    ——————————————————————

    One last time….he didn’t want the Packers…not vice-versa. He orchestrated his way out and it began years earlier with off-season demands for personnel moves that he preferred. He identified a team that he felt had better talent and had a better chance of enabling another SuperBowl before he finally retired for good. He didn’t like the terms for remaining, which were to participate, show up, and run the plays that are called. He forced the Packers’ hand. He could have been the Packers QB for however long he wanted to be…but he didn’t. This is not at all like Reggie or Woodson or others. Nothing lie it. You had to be here to know what I am talking about, not simply reading pro-Favre excerpts in the USA Today. We were here.

  166. sakatak says: Feb 18, 2011 7:54 AM

    @Deb
    If I told you Rod Woodson had his own locker room and did not believe in ota’s did not feel the preseason was worth his time and talked about retiring consistently for 3 years and seemed at times to be making decisions the coach’s were afraid to correct him on. How would you feel. The hard core fans, of which I am one, realize football is a team game and you need all your players to be on board to get to the promised land. I remember when Joe Namath would hold out every year to avoid the preseason, I had no problem with that because he was playing for the Jets and not the Packers. I do not hate Favre and still enjoy watching him play, I think he hurt his legacy so much more than any other player because of his actions.

  167. naturalwonders says: Feb 18, 2011 10:45 AM

    Farve was the face of the Packers for a long time. He seemed to be well-liked by his teammates. He was obviously conflicted about retiring, and regretted his decision once he made it. As I recall, he initially wanted to return to the Packers, but when it became obvious that they didn’t want him back, he asked to go elsewhere. He went elsewhere. And then he went to the Vikings. The Vikings are not the “Enemy”…..what kind of war-mongering mindset is that? They’re another team that happens to play in the same division as Green Bay. La de dah. Get off his case, and get a life!

  168. stellarperformance says: Feb 18, 2011 11:30 AM

    naturalwonders says:
    Feb 18, 2011 10:45 AM
    As I recall, he initially wanted to return to the Packers.
    ————————————————

    Which time…the first year, second year, third year, or fourth year?

  169. Deb says: Feb 18, 2011 1:13 PM

    @ambrose & sakatak …

    I’m sure things went on that I’m not aware of, and I’m not trying to rub salt in a wound. If Brett had his own locker room, someone should have put a foot down long ago. But his Packer teammates genuinely seemed to like him, so you can’t help thinking some of his diva behavior is exaggerated.

    I do believe people have misread Brett’s waffling about retirement. Always rolled my eyes when Parcells retired then came back until I saw an NFL Network documentary that showed how he struggled with the decision to leave coaching and realized how torn he was. Ali had medical reports telling him not to fight again and could have had an extraordinary post-boxing career. But after umpteen retirements, he couldn’t walk away and the Holmes fight destroyed him. Great line in the book North Dallas Forty: “Football players aren’t people who leave home to try and play football. They are football players who come home to try and play people.” Always had a feeling Brett never wanted to go home to try and play Brett. Some people just can’t figure out who they are without the game.

    I loved watching him play, but it wasn’t my team. Maybe you have reason to feel the way you do, but the hate still makes me sad. Hope you can get past it.

  170. theoriginalcaptainmarvel says: Feb 19, 2011 12:10 PM

    Don’t worry about those jerks, Brett. You’re a Viking now and we luv ya! We woulda won the Super Bowl last year if not for getting screwed.

  171. footballrulz says: Feb 19, 2011 2:00 PM

    Ah, the originalcaptainwouldcouldashoulda strikes again.

  172. packerman13 says: Feb 19, 2011 9:17 PM

    As I recall Farve had his chance to return and then changed his mind once again. He tried to come back after the Packers drafted two quarterbacks. He was bent on revenge for the Packers not kissing his a$$. He tells Peppers to beat the Packers to knock them out of the playoffs and now he wants to play nice. Glad we got to beat him twice last season. Brett what goes around comes around.

  173. ybo1 says: Feb 23, 2011 3:54 PM

    If Favre were smart, which he isn’t, he’d would just sit back, let Rogers have his time in the sun then speak to him privatly. But of course, Favre is far from smart and needs the spotlight so of course he makes himself look like the big prick he is and tries to steal some of the limelight. All I can say is Brett, go mow lawns and coach high school and wait for your limelight to come back when you go to the HOF. By then time will heal and I bet a lot of Packer fans will be there cheering him on. Right now you are only making yourself look worse in thier eyes. And by the way, I’m a Viking fan and belive there will be Vikings fans at HOF when he goes in to. He gave us one very good year of beating the packers twice, so yes to the above post from what comes around goes around so don’t gloat too much packer fans.

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