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Woodson: Favre had lots of opportunities to reach out to Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre

The reports this week that Brett Favre wants to bury the hatchet with Aaron Rodgers has one player who’s been teammates with both of them wondering what took Favre so long.

Charles Woodson said today on ESPN’s Jim Rome Is Burning that if Favre wants to reach out, that’s fine. But Rodgers should get to savor his status as the reigning Super Bowl Most Valuable Player without any Favre-related distractions.

“This deal with Brett, I’m not sure what that’s all about,” Woodson said. “I know he’s had numerous opportunities to reach out. Why now? I don’t know. But for A-Rod, he doesn’t have to do anything. He’s a champion, he needs to enjoy this moment and not even worry about all that.”

One Packers player told Mike Freeman of CBS that he thinks the bitterness between Rodgers and Favre runs deep enough that if Favre did call, Rodgers might not answer. Woodson said he thinks Rodgers would talk to Favre, although he’s not sure it would be the friendliest of conversations.

“I don’t know the extent of what their relationship was,” Woodson said. “If Brett called him, he’d probably take the call. What’s said? I don’t know.”

None of us knows what would be said between Favre and Rodgers at this point. But we’d all like to hear it.

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114 Responses to “Woodson: Favre had lots of opportunities to reach out to Rodgers”
  1. heyooooh says: Feb 18, 2011 5:08 PM

    Still carrying on with this story?

  2. rcunningham says: Feb 18, 2011 5:09 PM

    Kind of reminds me of Montana/Young.

    Except Montana was good.

  3. Matt-NC says: Feb 18, 2011 5:09 PM

    Is it this so-called “bitterness” for Rodgers?

    Or is Rodgers just tired of favre drama and doesn’t want to be part of it any more?

    I’m thinking the latter.

  4. gregjennings85 says: Feb 18, 2011 5:11 PM

    Judas would only do this so that it could move him back into the limelight. He is, and has always been, a diva, first and foremost.

    I’m glad JUDAS was such a jerk to AR though, as it provided him with the drive to become a champion.

    p.s. Chuck is as money as it gets.

  5. ruvelligwebuike says: Feb 18, 2011 5:12 PM

    From Favre’s infamous Greta Van Susteren interview…

    “Now Mike says I can come back, but I’ll be listed as the backup and have to compete with Aaron to get my job back. Well, we all know who would win that competition but….”

    The only part of the competition Favre would win is the “critical interception at the worst possible time” portion of the contest.

  6. hobartbaker says: Feb 18, 2011 5:13 PM

    If Favre “reachs out” to Rudejerk, it will only be to tug on that same sex moustache to see if it’s real or fake.

  7. jrs2300 says: Feb 18, 2011 5:14 PM

    Please tell me what Favre has to reach out to Rodgers about ???? Favre go on with your life… it’s the dang Fans and Media that has created this Wedge…..

    That’s like Montana seeking out Young ?? what the heck would he need to do that for ?

    Woodson.. you need to reach out to the Raider Fans homie… For Dogging it the last 3 seasons you were there then being Rod Woodson in his prime when you get to Green Bay !! Reach out on that

  8. stoutfiles says: Feb 18, 2011 5:17 PM

    “None of us knows what would be said between Favre and Rodgers at this point. But we’d all like to hear it.”

    I’d like to go one day without hearing about Brett Favre. Just let it go already.

  9. Wisconsin77 says: Feb 18, 2011 5:17 PM

    Plenty of oppritunities? Not really. Was he supposed to reach out when he played for the Vikings? Was he supposed to reach out while the Packers were in the playoffs? You realize how much of a distraction that would have been? Would have made Rodgers blowing off a cancer patient seem like an afterthought to the news Favre calling Rodgers in the middle of the playoff run would have been.

    Look, Favre doesn’t need to reach out to Rodgers and Rodgers doesn’t need to reach out to Favre. They owe each other nothing. It just keeps getting brought up because for one, Rome is the biggest Favre hater out there and that is why he asked the question and two, this site won’t let a Favre story go by because of the traffic it generates for this site.

  10. deanvernonwormer says: Feb 18, 2011 5:19 PM

    Favre is a psychotic selfish self centered narcissist. Kind of like my wife.

  11. techvet says: Feb 18, 2011 5:21 PM

    Deana: “Brett, turn off the TV and call Aaron right now!”

    Brett: “I’m too busy watching Super Bowl XXXI highlights. I’ll try to get back to him tomorrow, or maybe the day after…”

  12. packfannchitown says: Feb 18, 2011 5:22 PM

    Ted was right

    Favre was wrong

    Rodgers is a champ/MVP

    “Danny Woodhead” ain’t so long…

    Enjoy your victory Aaron and don’t let all this crap get ya down at all. You’ve earned it.

    As for Favre, it’s clear he’s paralyzed with indecision again. It’s pretty simple dude, if you really wanted to call you’d have called…period.

  13. wtfru2 says: Feb 18, 2011 5:24 PM

    Favre is yesterdays news…..

  14. lunarpie says: Feb 18, 2011 5:27 PM

    Hey Charles, being that you don’t know the extent of what their relationship was, you should mind your own business buddy. Let your QB enjoy his acheivements!

  15. mountaindont says: Feb 18, 2011 5:31 PM

    Favre wore out his welcome in Green Bay when he started believing he was bigger then the Packers and later the NFL. Although Favre had a great career in GB I would take Rodgers 100 times over Favre. With Favre everytime he went back to pass you felt that uneasiness that he was going to throw a int. Rodgers is a much more complete qb.

  16. bcknights says: Feb 18, 2011 5:32 PM

    At this point, who really cares.

  17. tuckercarlsonisthevoiceofreason says: Feb 18, 2011 5:33 PM

    Wrong. I never want to hear Brett Favre’s voice again.

  18. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 18, 2011 5:34 PM

    Why now? I don’t know. But for A-Rod, he doesn’t have to do anything. He’s a champion, he needs to enjoy this moment and not even worry about all that.”

    I’m a Steelers fan and I agree with Woodson.

    Favre waited this long.
    Let him wait a little longer.
    Rodgers I’m sure is kinda busy with more important things right now – as in savoring the moment.

  19. 30ptbuck says: Feb 18, 2011 5:34 PM

    Ring Ring
    Favre: Hi Aaron congrats on the Super Bowl win and MVP trophy you know even though I quit the team I should be able to comeback not practice or attend any camp.Furthermore I should get your ring and MVP trophy just because I am Brett Favre besides who taught you everything you know.Just remember keep doing the opposite of what I showed you.You know throwing really stupid interceptions acting like a child lying keeping my own separate locker room choking in the big game etc etc etc…… Ok you have gotten enough glory now give me a chance.

    Aaron: Sure no problem by the way how f**king dumb are you The chances of that happening are about the same as you winning another Super Bowl and actually being a faithful husband.

    Favre: Alright it’s in the bag I Have a chance Thanks Aaron you are almost as great as me.I’ll be at Austin Straubel in 5 hours bring the nice SUV I’ll expect Coach to be driving and TT to open the door.If you want sit in the back with me don’t make eye contact remember I’ll only sign 1 item (sound of phone hanging up)

    Aaron : What a f**king tool Brett Who?

  20. johngaltwho says: Feb 18, 2011 5:36 PM

    Speak for yourself… “we’d all like to hear it…”

    Why would I care what Brett Favre says to anyone…?

  21. jkaz8 says: Feb 18, 2011 5:38 PM

    Farve wants to repair his image. Don’t bother answering the phone.

  22. sportslingo says: Feb 18, 2011 5:39 PM

    Would Brett Favre please go EVAPORATE !

  23. rayjayjohnsonjr says: Feb 18, 2011 5:41 PM

    Favre, please get lost and stay lost….and take your stinkin’ stynch with you. You do not deserve to share in any part of the championship moment with A-Rod, let alone trying to take some sort of credit for it.

  24. roxtar10 says: Feb 18, 2011 5:41 PM

    Why would anyone, least of all Aaron Rodgers, care??? I agree with Woodson…Aaron Rodgers really doesn’t have to give this the time of day. This is more Favre doing things for Favre. Make himself feel better. Repair some legacy.

    I used to really be a Favre fan, but I gotta say, I’m awfully soured after the past few years.

  25. bunjy96 says: Feb 18, 2011 5:46 PM

    Can’t we let sleeping dogs lie?

    We don’t need any more damn Favre stories, comments or anything else about him. And no one cares anymore!

    You and your minions have already overflowed the bucket on that topic.

  26. debthebusybody says: Feb 18, 2011 5:47 PM

    Dear Lord,

    Please make it stop our ears are bleeding.

    Thanks,

    Everyone On Planet Earth (minus Fav-rah).

  27. cwt123 says: Feb 18, 2011 5:47 PM

    Brett, I respected the heck out of you as a player….. but PLEASE just go away.

  28. illumination666 says: Feb 18, 2011 5:50 PM

    Brett Favre needs to give it up. He’s the biggest attention whore I’ve ever seen in my entire life and I’m sure many agree.

  29. SpartaChris says: Feb 18, 2011 5:51 PM

    Anything short of “Eff-You” would be well deserved.

  30. rcunningham says: Feb 18, 2011 5:59 PM

    30ptbuck…was that supposed to be funny?

  31. rcunningham says: Feb 18, 2011 6:01 PM

    illumination666 says: Feb 18, 2011 5:50 PM

    Brett Favre needs to give it up. He’s the biggest attention whore I’ve ever seen in my entire life and I’m sure many agree.

    Yeah, especially since WOODSON is the one talking about him.

    I get that you guys are sick of Favre headlines, but 9 times out of 10, Favre isn’t saying anything, it’s always some random “inside source” or “a former Packers player”.

    I’m beginning to think you guys just see the name “Favre” and automatically think he’s the one making all these statements.

  32. briskbiscuit says: Feb 18, 2011 6:03 PM

    Old news. Rodgers is the man, #4 is in the can…end of story. Except for John Madden, who cares what #4 thinks, says, or does. He’s out of the league; he’s yesterday’s news. Rodgers is the Leader of the Pack and will arguably be the best quarterback and face of the NFL for the next decade. Thanks #4 for your contributions and the memories, but there’s a new sheriff in town and you’re going to have to take a number if you want to speak to Mr. Rodgers. Aaron, great job this year…can’t wait for the 3-peat ride you’re about to take us on over the next couple of years. Enjoy the time off; you deserve it! #4, we’ll be happy to celebrate your accomplishments in Canton and at Lambeau one day in the future, but it’s now time for you to put on your wranglers, hop aboard your John Deere, and ride-off into that Mississippi sunset. God Speed and Go Pack Go!!!!

  33. pervyharvin says: Feb 18, 2011 6:06 PM

    Mr. Woody calls him A-Rod? Wow, that ranks high on the rainbow meter…..As far as all this touchy,feely, makeup talk bs between B-Fav and A-Rod,who cares. B-Fav is on his way to Canton. He don’t need to reach out to this current one year wonder who will never lead a legendary career like he did!

  34. hobartbaker says: Feb 18, 2011 6:10 PM

    I guess this is Reach Out To Rudejerk Week at PFT. Like October being Breast Cancer Month or something like that.

  35. goodjet says: Feb 18, 2011 6:11 PM

    If I was Aaron Rodgers I would never take the call from that Freaking Megalomaniac Whiny Ass Drama Queen —- You just take your day in the sun Aaron —- Let The Creature Favre rot in Mississippi or wherever The Creature is —- For The Creature it’s all about The Creature, it’s got nothing to do with you —- I would just let it rot – let it rot – let it rot —– Besides if you take the call The Creature will probably just try to download a picture of his you know what into your phone —- Don’t do it Aaron —- Don’t do it !!!!!!

  36. Wisconsin77 says: Feb 18, 2011 6:13 PM

    illumination666 says: Feb 18, 2011 5:50 PM
    Brett Favre needs to give it up. He’s the biggest attention whore I’ve ever seen in my entire life and I’m sure many agree.

    Give what up? I haven’t seen him on TV or a quote from him for over a month. What the heck are you talking about? Is he supposed to control other people bringing his name up or something?

  37. hobartbaker says: Feb 18, 2011 6:14 PM

    Aaron finally revealed the reason for his bitterness. At the time the photo above was taken Favre was telling him he looked a lot taller on T.V. than he did in person.

  38. childressrulz says: Feb 18, 2011 6:19 PM

    Couldn’t care less if they get along. I like them both.

  39. sacram3ntal says: Feb 18, 2011 6:24 PM

    Wisconsin77 says:
    Feb 18, 2011 5:17 PM
    Was he supposed to reach out when he played for the Vikings? Was he supposed to reach out while the Packers were in the playoffs?

    You realize how much of a distraction that would have been?
    ************

    Why on earth would it be a distraction?
    Oh, right- because it would never occur to Favre or his apologists that he could actually do something decent in private.

    He could have, at any time, just dropped a line to Aaron to say “Hey man. None of this is personal. Hope we’re cool.”

    He should have had the class to do it when he flew to Green Bay like some entitled jerk to try to force the team’s hand, causing a circus around a young QB who didn’t ask to go to GB, but was trying to step up and do his best.

    He looked at Aaron Rodgers the same way he looked at Chad Pennington,Tarvaris Jackson, Mike Tannenbaum and every massage therapist he’s ever met- just bugs on the windshield of his gunslingin’ legacy.

    Favre has had the lessons of last year coming for a long, long time.
    And Woodson nailed it- Aaron Rodgers has no reason to even pause and give this any thought right now.

  40. johnnyb216 says: Feb 18, 2011 6:30 PM

    I disagree with pervys claim that aaron is a one year wonder. He’s actually been playing at a high level for the last 3 years and counting. Possibly even a higher level than brett ever played at any point in his career. I don’t know where pervy comes up with this crap.

  41. Deb says: Feb 18, 2011 6:32 PM

    There’s no reason for Favre to “reach out” to Aaron Rodgers. They’re two guys who worked for the same employer. Doubt the people posting here call their old employers to “reach out” to the people who replaced them :roll:

    So is there a raffle or something where we can guess the month and year when PFT will stop running Favre stories? Good thing Brett doesn’t have sons like Phil Simms.

  42. footballrulz says: Feb 18, 2011 6:33 PM

    I’m with rcunningham & wisconsin77. Favre hasn;t said a word. “A player” on the Packers got all this started and now Woodson makes a comment when asked about it. If the media morons would let this go, it would go away.

    Personally I don’t give a crap if they like each other. So far each one has brought the Lombardi home to GB once. Bottom line is that’s all that matters.

  43. rcunningham says: Feb 18, 2011 6:34 PM

    The thing that bugs me the most is how smug you PFT commenters can be about Favre.

  44. Matt-NC says: Feb 18, 2011 6:44 PM

    pervyharvin says: Feb 18, 2011 6:06 PM

    He don’t need to reach out to this current one year wonder who will never lead a legendary career like he did!

    ————————————————————

    “He don’t need”? Should have paid attention more in English/Language Arts.

    and you’re right… Rodgers… winner of the Superbowl MVP trophy…. won’t likely throw bonehead interceptions, text pictures of his wang, or retire 3 times.

  45. jimr10 says: Feb 18, 2011 6:51 PM

    You know what they say, the most dangerous place in the world to be standing is between bart favor and t.v. camera.

  46. causeisaid says: Feb 18, 2011 7:02 PM

    Didnt this guy retire? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let this guy ride off into the sunset. A true legend.

    But can we STOP TALKING ABOUT HIM until it time for Canton.

    uuugggghhhhhh….

  47. riverhorsey says: Feb 18, 2011 7:08 PM

    spare me this silly soap opera crap..

  48. skimbell says: Feb 18, 2011 7:14 PM

    “pervyharvin says:
    Feb 18, 2011 6:06 PM
    Mr. Woody calls him A-Rod? Wow, that ranks high on the rainbow meter…..As far as all this touchy,feely, makeup talk bs between B-Fav and A-Rod,who cares. B-Fav is on his way to Canton. He don’t need to reach out to this current one year wonder who will never lead a legendary career like he did!

    Pervert, your dumb azz is showing again. I do agree with you that this is all a bunch of chit. Just let Fav-rah go to Canton and shut the hell up.
    In another one of your head up your azz moments you fouled one off concerning Brint’s legendary career.
    Even though Favre is one of the 50 All-time great Vikings, he’s still a one time Superbowl winner. No MVP for that game (still owes that ring to Howard) and that puts him in the company of both Mannings, Doug Williams, Joe Thiesmann, Kurt Warner and Trent Dilfer.
    Let’s wait to look at careers until Rodgers is finished.

    BTW, how’s the alcohol abuse experiment coming along?

  49. insertnamehere2 says: Feb 18, 2011 7:21 PM

    stoutfiles says:
    Feb 18, 2011 5:17 PM
    “None of us knows what would be said between Favre and Rodgers at this point. But we’d all like to hear it.”

    I’d like to go one day without hearing about Brett Favre. Just let it go already
    …………………………………………………………………….. Lmao..you’d like to go a day without hearing about Favre??? Then don’t click on the frigg’n link and don’t post that you’d like to hear what the two talked about!!! Wenker!

  50. shiftyshellshocked says: Feb 18, 2011 7:24 PM

    Seventeen years as a Green Bay Packer, two Super Bowl’s I don’t know how many playoffs and you boners are bitching about Favre. Aaron Rodgers has a LONG way to go to catch up to Brett’s numbers. My honest opinion is he’ll never last that long.

  51. pervyharvin says: Feb 18, 2011 7:25 PM

    I heard A-Rod would like B-Fav again if B-Fav would send him the pics he sent Sterger…

  52. kennyrogerschicken says: Feb 18, 2011 7:30 PM

    hobartbaker -

    You’re completely transparent. Admit it – you have Rodgers envy. And you should, since he’s a Super Bowl winning QB.

    And pervy, really? “Rainbow meters”? Dude, you are such a moron. And a loser. But you are a Vikings fan, so it makes sense.

  53. jc1958cool says: Feb 18, 2011 7:30 PM

    brett no super bowl mvp! next year he’ll match bart starr! back to back super bowl mvp!
    rogers is the best in the game right now!

  54. tangysizzl says: Feb 18, 2011 7:32 PM

    Is it just me or are Hobartbaker and PervyHarvin the two most worthless commentors ever to post on this or any other site.

    You two guys offer nothing of value so why don’t you just STFU for once you little maggots.

  55. kcjohnson2 says: Feb 18, 2011 7:37 PM

    Favre is one of the best.

    Aaron is going to be one of the best.

  56. shiftyshellshocked says: Feb 18, 2011 7:47 PM

    Oh yeah, forgot about three, should have been four, MVP’s.

  57. sacram3ntal says: Feb 18, 2011 8:09 PM

    footballrulz says:
    Feb 18, 2011 6:33 PM
    I’m with rcunningham & wisconsin77. Favre hasn;t said a word. “A player” on the Packers got all this started and now Woodson makes a comment when asked about it. If the media morons would let this go, it would go away.
    **************************

    Well, yeah- fair enough.

    I was actually pleasantly surprised Favre hadn’t interjected himself into the Packers’ playoff/ Super Bowl run in any way.

    Then suddenly the story that Favre wants to “reach out to Aaron, but is worried he won’t take the call”… but you’re right.

    Besides the assumptions of people like me ;) there’s no proof Favre asked anyone to put that out there.

  58. scytherius says: Feb 18, 2011 8:34 PM

    Pity that they really, kinda have to retire his number in Green Bay.

  59. nitschke66 says: Feb 18, 2011 8:34 PM

    Ring, Ring
    A: Hello
    B: Hey lil’ Buddy! You are welcome for leaving you the opportunity to win a Superbowl.
    A: Ah, who is this?
    B: C’mon man, it’s you mentor, Brett. Just hangin’ out. Wanted to tell you, I’ve got nuttin’ to prove.
    A: Uh, ok. Yeah, you’ve been telling us that for 7 years or more. You may want to change your talk track some Brett. You’ll be going into the HoF in 5 years. You may want to attempt to be a little more humble and appreciative of Packers fans.
    B: Don’t understand???
    A: I know. Anything else?
    B: Yes, what’s Ted’s number? I keep calling him and all I get is a recording. Tell him to call me, I’m thinking of coming back to GB to lead the team, even ‘dough I hav nuttin’ to prove.
    A: Bye Brett.

  60. bigdogg34 says: Feb 18, 2011 8:37 PM

    Screw Rodgers!! he cant even spend the time to autograph some stuff for a cancer patient… why should Brett Favre spend the time to call this clown. Good job you got a superbowl handed to you, you are still nowhere near Favre.

  61. ccous says: Feb 18, 2011 9:11 PM

    pervy and hobart: #1 and #2 in the thumbed down comments race, good work

  62. rcunningham says: Feb 18, 2011 9:16 PM

    johnnyb216 says: Feb 18, 2011 6:30 PM

    I disagree with pervys claim that aaron is a one year wonder. He’s actually been playing at a high level for the last 3 years and counting. Possibly even a higher level than brett ever played at any point in his career. I don’t know where pervy comes up with this crap.

    Brett’s three MVP years were a thing of beauty. People seem to forget how good he really was at one point but that was a long time ago, and the majority of the idiot commenters on here can’t be any older than 13.

  63. jcdavey2011 says: Feb 18, 2011 9:28 PM

    favre was and is, an attention whore

    no one should deny he had his great moments, but the guy has always been an attention whore, and probably always will be.

  64. goombar2 says: Feb 18, 2011 9:29 PM

    Favre always has others do his bidding. So to say, oh we have no proof. We, obviously you haven’t paid attention to the old gunslingers past BS.

  65. sacram3ntal says: Feb 18, 2011 9:45 PM

    Deb says:
    Feb 18, 2011 6:32 PM
    There’s no reason for Favre to “reach out” to Aaron Rodgers. They’re two guys who worked for the same employer. Doubt the people posting here call their old employers to “reach out” to the people who replaced them

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

    …Employer what now? What are you talking about? You really don’t get this?

    Didn’t Bradshaw congratulate Roethlisberger when he won his first SB with the Steelers?

    Starr certainly did with Favre in 97.

    It’s a cool gesture to make between championship athletes-especially QB’s-
    but Favre has been such a schmuck (imho) that he needs to do it just one-on-one without letting the media know, or not do it at all.

  66. gwhempel says: Feb 18, 2011 9:58 PM

    “Rudejerk”? Really? How late did you stay up thinking of that one?

  67. philtration says: Feb 18, 2011 10:15 PM

    mountaindont says: Feb 18, 2011 5:31 PM

    Favre wore out his welcome in Green Bay when he started believing he was bigger then the Packers and later the NFL.
    ====================================

    It was the Packer fans that believed that Favre was bigger then the Packers and the NFL.
    I find it amusing that they now try to pretend that they knew about this drama queen all along.
    Everyone else around the country had Favre figured a long time ago.
    Everyone except the cheesedicks.

    They created the monster and if Rodgers had sucked they would still be suckling from the Brett Favre teat.
    You are not fooling anyone.

  68. stellarperformance says: Feb 18, 2011 10:19 PM

    pervyharvin says: Feb 18, 2011 7:25 PM
    I heard A-Rod would like B-Fav again if B-Fav would send him the pics he sent Sterger…
    ——————————————————————

    There you go again…throwing out terroristic word bombs just for the self-pleasure of it. You never have anything to say about football and you’re never funny and you never get any credits on your thoughts and opinions. Seriously….go away.

  69. imjinbrdgr says: Feb 18, 2011 10:29 PM

    For all you morons who bitch about Favre stories count the posts here. You do realize that the idea of these sites is to get people to read and comment. Your whinny little comments count in keeping the Favre stories coming.

    As for Favre I fear this guys story is going to end badly. Like some punch drunk old heavywight doing menial PR work for some Mob Boss in a Casino somewhere. He obviously can’t stand being out of the limelight so he comes limping back to Green Bay trying to rebuild the bridges his own immaturity set ablaze on his way out of town.

  70. pervyharvin says: Feb 18, 2011 10:40 PM

    rcunningham says:Brett’s three MVP years were a thing of beauty. People seem to forget how good he really was at one point but that was a long time ago, and the majority of the idiot commenters on here can’t be any older than 13.
    ======================================
    That was like fine music to my ears rcunningham. These new age Pack fans bark about the tv dinner era championships but forget the Favre era.Hail A -Hole as the new king of Green Bay. Must be all 11 year old girls or really but hurt from Favre. Posters like tangysizzl tell us so…

  71. Wisconsin77 says: Feb 18, 2011 10:57 PM

    “No MVP for that game (still owes that ring to Howard) ”

    Your comment right there perfectly illustrates how overrated the SB MVP award really is. The award almost always goes to the QB unless there is some record breaking performance, and Howard had one that day. But before his record breaking performance, Favre scored THREE first half TDs (50 yard pass, 70 yard pass, and a rushing TD) which put the Packers up for good. It took an all time record breaking performance to steel the award away from Favre, but make no mistake about it, without Favre’s three first half TDs Howard doesn’t get those opportunities in the 2nd half.

  72. ndnut says: Feb 18, 2011 11:47 PM

    rcunningham says: the majority of the idiot commenters on here can’t be any older than 13.

    I’m 13 and I’m not half as dumb as some of these guys! Pervy, you are a disgrace to the Viking Nation! Please shut up and leave this site forever. I never was a huge Favre supporter, but hoped for the best anyways. Point: think before posting and quit writing Favre stories. NO ONE CARES!!!

  73. johnnyb216 says: Feb 19, 2011 4:08 AM

    @ rcunningham,
    Bret never had the competition at qb that aaron has now which is typically where the mvp goes too. All the qb’s during bretts mvp run were at the end of their careers. Not even close to the talent rodgers is up against. Seriously, bretts only competition was steve young or barry sanders. Both of which were at the beginning of the end. Aaron has manning, brees, brady, rivers, ect. And its not going to get any easier.

  74. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Feb 19, 2011 4:46 AM

    johnnyb216 says: Feb 18, 2011 6:30 PM

    I disagree with pervys claim that aaron is a one year wonder. He’s actually been playing at a high level for the last 3 years and counting. Possibly even a higher level than brett ever played at any point in his career. I don’t know where pervy comes up with this crap.

    —————————

    The same place pervy gets all of his other comments – his rectal tract….

  75. contract says: Feb 19, 2011 7:24 AM

    There are 6.9 billion people in the world that Aaron Rodgers doesn’t talk to … Brett Favre is 1 of them.

    Contrary to Brett’s beliefs, the world does not revolve around him.

  76. stellarperformance says: Feb 19, 2011 7:38 AM

    philtration says: Feb 18, 2011 10:15 PM
    I find it amusing that they now try to pretend that they knew about this drama queen all along.
    Everyone else around the country had Favre figured a long time ago.
    —————————————————————–
    Speak for yourself.

    How is it that Packer fans, living here and being closest to the Packers, couldn’t possibly have had Favre figured out “all along”, but for some reason you and others, from afar, had him figured out “a long time ago?”

    Wouldn’t logic dictate the opposite? Favre is no surprise to any of us and never was. There were/are some fringe-dwelling Favre-lovers that were/are blinded by his awesomeness, but not the rest of us…..the majority.

  77. tombrookshire says: Feb 19, 2011 7:52 AM

    If Favre didn’t want to contact Aaron Rodgers, they why should he, because fans want him to? That the old star should close the loop with the new? I am sure that Favre blames Rodgers to a large extent for being forced out of GB. He hates Thompson, probably hates Rodgers for the same reason. In Favre’s mind, he was pushed aside. He doesn’t see that he drove the Packers crazy with the will he, won’t he retire game until the pressure exerted by the indecision, coming from Favre and the pressure exerted by Rodgers just became too much. Rodgers and Thompson knew he could play, and so did Favre. When the toying was getting ridiculous on Favre’s part, management had had enough. That said, whether Favre congratulates Rodgers and the guard has officially been changed, is of little or no consequence to anyone but the media who want a nice reconciliation story that ties a bow around the Super Bowl story. You know you ain’t gonna get that from Favre. He’s gonna hold on to the spotlight for as long as he can. Tying a bow means he’ll have to go away, so Rodgers can be the man and Favre isn’t going to just skulk away.

  78. lunarpie says: Feb 19, 2011 8:34 AM

    Brett Farve, the best quarterback that I never want to see or hear ever again.

  79. dd393 says: Feb 19, 2011 8:53 AM

    La Brette is a media whore, and PFT is enabling him. How about just reporting news. I can go to TMZ.com for this type of “reporting.” How about getting into the CBA negotiations in some depth?

  80. Wisconsin77 says: Feb 19, 2011 9:20 AM

    johnnyb216 says: Feb 19, 2011 4:08 AM
    @ rcunningham,
    Bret never had the competition at qb that aaron has now which is typically where the mvp goes too. All the qb’s during bretts mvp run were at the end of their careers.

    lol, dumb comment. First of all, Young and Aikman were not at the end of their careers in the sense that their skills were diminishing. Both QBs careers ended early due to concussions, not the diminishing of skills. Secondly, Favre has played in this era two and has had two MVPs stolen from him from that same “modern day competition” you are talking about. He played MVP years in 2007 and 2009, but the awards went to Brady and Brees.

  81. Wisconsin77 says: Feb 19, 2011 9:21 AM

    johnnyb216 says: Feb 19, 2011 4:08 AM
    @ rcunningham,
    Bret never had the competition at qb that aaron has now which is typically where the mvp goes too. All the qb’s during bretts mvp run were at the end of their careers.

    lol, dumb comment. First of all, Young and Aikman were not at the end of their careers in the sense that their skills were diminishing. Both QBs careers ended early due to concussions, not the diminishing of skills. Secondly, your ID says it all. He was a great QB back in those years yet you just threw him totally under the bus. He wasn’t worthy MVP competiton? Change your ID, you don’t deserve to represent that name. Finally, in case you didn’t know Favre has played in this era two and has had two MVPs stolen from him from that same “modern day competition” you are talking about. He played MVP years in 2007 and 2009, but the awards went to Brady and Brees.

  82. pervyharvin says: Feb 19, 2011 11:02 AM

    ndnut says:’m 13 and I’m not half as dumb as some of these guys! Pervy, you are a disgrace to the Viking Nation! Please shut up and leave this site forever.
    ======================================
    Transalation: I’m a 45 year old Packer fan living with Mom who hates the Vikings. Viking Nation???Are you serious tool? That phrase alone lets me know you are at the best mildly retarded.

  83. pervyharvin says: Feb 19, 2011 11:20 AM

    I’m going to tell you Packer fans how the rest of the world views you. I am being totally serious. Until you get over bashing Favre,the man who put you on a MAP when you were flyover country, we will ridicule you. You claim to be the best fans but we all know that is a load of crap. Embrace your Packer history,quit slamming your former SB winning QB and we may,just may look at you guys as more than skid marks on the under wear of life.You won a SB and you still cry like girls about Favre. He OWNS you.

  84. footballrulz says: Feb 19, 2011 2:11 PM

    Back in the brandy again Perv?

  85. pervyharvin says: Feb 19, 2011 2:22 PM

    @ rulz….What’s up man ? No, back in training again. No drinking for me! lol

  86. footballrulz says: Feb 19, 2011 3:07 PM

    Good for you Perv. Hope the ice is good for you this year, oh, btw, just in case you haven ‘t heard

    Packers are SB Champs ;)

  87. stetai says: Feb 19, 2011 3:26 PM

    First off I don’t think either guy would “refuse” to talk to the other, or start an argument on the phone. I think its just a general gesture of Favre who is retiring and is trying to find closure with the Packers.

    And this has nothing to do with “image”, (he doesn’t need Packer fan approval and certainly doesn’t need Packer fans to support him financially) this is personal stuff with the team that comprised a large portion of his life. Brett’s retiring so he’s trying to close the chapter on Green Bay.

    As for “taking too long” to talk to Rodgers, there aren’t a whole lot of reasons for either guy to talk to the other, since they’re not friends, but I think Brett just wants to make peace with Aaron to acknowledge that there isn’t any personal beef between him and Aaron.

  88. nickynick04 says: Feb 19, 2011 4:07 PM

    I live in Pennsylvania. There was never a bigger Brett favre fan than I…..BUT,,,,,Brett,,,you acted like an ass…..” So now I care less about you..My job is not to train Aaron..” etc…
    You destroyed your Packer legacy…..Now go and join the Viking’s Ring of honor…..I will remember you as a Viking QB…my right.

  89. Deb says: Feb 19, 2011 4:37 PM

    sacram3ntal says:

    Deb says:

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

    …Employer what now? What are you talking about? You really don’t get this?

    Didn’t Bradshaw congratulate Roethlisberger when he won his first SB with the Steelers?

    Starr certainly did with Favre in 97.

    ————————————————

    I wasn’t aware that Roethlisberger replaced Bradshaw or that Favre replaced Starr in such an acrimonious environment. Nor did Steeler fans ever treat Bradshaw the way you people treat Favre. You are the one who doesn’t get it.

    You guys can make fun of perv all you want but his comment about how others view the way you treat Favre was dead on the money. He didn’t do anything except go play for someone else after you tossed him aside … just like Montana did after the 49ers decided they preferred Young. The difference is that 49ers fans didn’t act like spoiled brats about it.

  90. stavreafavre says: Feb 19, 2011 5:15 PM

    A thirty seven year-old girl has already said she’s moving out of the house twice. She says it a third time and goes away for months. Then she shows up and announces that she’s decided to return. When she sees that her room has been given to another sibling, she throws a royal hissy fit, storms out of the house, and trashes her parents to some of the neighbors before finally shacking up with a dirtbag on the other side of the tracks. That’s how the Packers and their fans “threw aside” Favre, Deb.

  91. sacram3ntal says: Feb 19, 2011 5:25 PM

    I wasn’t aware that Roethlisberger replaced Bradshaw or that Favre replaced Starr in such an acrimonious environment. Nor did Steeler fans ever treat Bradshaw the way you people treat Favre. You are the one who doesn’t get it.

    He didn’t do anything except go play for someone else after you tossed him aside
    ********************************
    Oh, for the love of…

    Favre gave the Packer fans and organization 5.5 amazing seasons under Holmgren, and then spent a decade meticulously tearing down every bit of the love and gratitude we had for him.

    You know what he has in common with Bradshaw and Starr? He. Effing. RETIRED.

    Remember the streaming tears and “I know I can still play, but I don’t want to”? He spent 3 years pondering retirement in the offseason, and then he formally RETIRED from the Packers.

    What you call “tossing him aside” was in reality the Packers saying “no” when he demanded his old job back.
    Simple as that.

    And yeah, he went to play for someone else… the JETS. and then he retired again, lied straight to their faces to get his release and ran to the Vikings… simply because he knew it would be the toughest thing possible on the fans, which would in turn put the most pressure on Packer mgmt.
    Couple that with the sordid off the field stuff and…
    Bam. Final straw, love affair over. (at least temporarily)

    Speaking of Bradshaw, it was just last year that he looked straight at the camera and said he was “sick to death of Favre, and felt sorry for the people of Green Bay, the way this guy is.”

    And get this part straight: I just spent 3 minutes typing this in defense of Packer fans, not to tear down Favre again.
    I know the guy is human. He did some of the most exciting things I’ve ever seen on the football field.
    I do think he spun outta control, and would probably take back a lot of stuff if he could- same with everyone.

  92. jcdurden88 says: Feb 19, 2011 6:23 PM

    brett favre is old

  93. Deb says: Feb 19, 2011 6:41 PM

    @stavreafavre … Good analogy.

    @sacram3ntal …

    GB pushed Brett to make his retirement decision before he was ready. Not blaming the Pack. One reason the Steelers sucked in the 80s is because they kept those 70s stars too long and didn’t rebuild. With free agency, the sad reality is that teams must move on. But try to imagine being the football hero who knows his time is passing.

    As I posted on another thread, I don’t think the waffling about retirement was a cry for attention. I think some people don’t know how to walk away from the game. Doctors begged Ali to give up boxing but he couldn’t quit until he destroyed himself. Some people just don’t know who they are if they’re not the Champ or the QB or the Coach. Bear Bryant said he’d die within a week if he ever retired. He died within three months. I think Brett is like that. And I think he was bitter that he was so easily replaced in the hearts and minds of Green Bay. Terry retired in 1983, and this year he let everyone see how bitter he is almost three decades later about Roethlisberger’s success. Imagine if Roethlisberger had been the one to boot him off the stage.

    I’m not in your shoes. But I thought Favre was a once-in-a-generation QB. I’ve withstood a lot of physical challenges, so the Iron Man thing really resonates with me. Since I’m not a Pack fan, I’ll never think Rodgers measures up to that. Just hope someday you all can see things from Favre’s viewpoint and appreciate him for what he was to your team.

  94. sakatak says: Feb 19, 2011 9:25 PM

    The Packers are fortunate to have had back to back quarterbacks that led their team to a super bowl victory. When Rodgers is washed up in about 10 years the Packers will move on to their next super bowl winning quarterback, at that time if Aaron still wants to play he will have options, Minnesota/L.A. Vikings.

  95. canalzonebaby says: Feb 19, 2011 9:39 PM

    if favre had contacted rodgers prior to the super bowl, everyone would had said he was hog’n the press. then everyone criticized him for NOT calling rodgers. now he’s calling and everybody is trashing him. the guy can’t win.

  96. Deb says: Feb 19, 2011 11:03 PM

    @sakatak …

    Yeah … good luck with that. We went 26 years between Super Bowl victories because we had top talent at every position but QB from ’83 to ’04. The 49ers followed Montana with Young … then zip. What’s Dallas done since Aikman but look for another Aikman? And I don’t think they’ve found him in Romo. If that nut Goodell gets his way and keeps expanding the league, there will be fewer top-tier QBs than there are now–and we don’t have enough now to cover half the teams.

    Following one franchise QB with another is a gift. Be thankful and enjoy every minute of it. You may not walk this way again.

  97. badfish6907 says: Feb 20, 2011 12:00 AM

    Deb says: Feb 19, 2011 6:41 PM

    GB pushed Brett to make his retirement decision before he was ready. Not blaming the Pack. One reason the Steelers sucked in the 80s is because they kept those 70s stars too long and didn’t rebuild. With free agency, the sad reality is that teams must move on. But try to imagine being the football hero who knows his time is passing.
    ————————————————-
    Is both the GM and the coach telling NOT to retire pushing him out?

    Is having a plane sent to Mississippi and a press conference set up to welcome him back as a starting QB in May, just to have him back out AGAIN, pushing him out?

    God I am so sick of repeating these facts to people outside the situation who think they know the whole story.

    He was not pushed out of Green Bay. His actions pushed him out of Green Bay.

  98. deconjonesbitchslap says: Feb 20, 2011 11:38 AM

    they’ll talk about how much they like not having to be in Green Bay this time of year.

  99. materialman80 says: Feb 20, 2011 12:11 PM

    After the year Brett just had, it would be best for him to go quietly into the sunset.

  100. Deb says: Feb 20, 2011 3:35 PM

    @badfish6907 …

    And I’m so sick of Green Bay fans taking one sentence from my post and beating me over the head AGAIN with their long, drawn-out story when I didn’t ask. If you’d bothered reading beyond my first sentence, you’d have seen what I thought about Favre’s vacillating on retirement.

    Believe it or not, despite what you see out your windows, you’re not actually in Siberia. The rest of us were privy to many, many news reports on Favre’s indecisiveness and to stories from your own Wisconsin newspapers while all that was going on. We know the deal. You don’t have to keep repeating it. You choose to keep repeating it because no matter how many times you say it, some of us still don’t think that being unable to make a firm decision on retirement in timely fashion means that Favre is the egomaniacal monster you keep painting him to be.

  101. stellarperformance says: Feb 20, 2011 5:59 PM

    pervyharvin says:
    Feb 19, 2011 11:20 AM
    I’m going to tell you Packer fans how the rest of the world views you.
    ———————————————

    Save your breath. We don’t care what you think…about the Packers, about us, about football….about anything.

  102. footballrulz says: Feb 20, 2011 8:26 PM

    @ Deb–Favre was a once in a generation QB because of his body’s durability. That is the only reason, period. One SB win which is the bottom line. Big Ben has a better performance record and I think AR will also before it’s all said and done. Of course that’s only my opinion–AR could go out next year with a concussion and never play again. We’ll see…

  103. stellarperformance says: Feb 20, 2011 9:12 PM

    Deb says:
    Feb 19, 2011 6:41 PM
    Just hope someday you all can see things from Favre’s viewpoint and appreciate him for what he was to your team.
    ——————————————

    Why? You can appreciate him all you want…..we’ll recognize him for who he really is…thank you very much.

  104. Deb says: Feb 20, 2011 11:33 PM

    @rulz …

    I agree on the durability, but people don’t just “have” durability. They have to have what it takes to keep getting up when other people couldn’t or wouldn’t … an even tougher assignment after you’ve overcome a vicodin addiction. And durability was not the only thing. He also had a childlike enthusiasm for the game that you rarely see anymore. As you say, time will tell what kind of QB Rodgers becomes. But I don’t look at him and see Iron Man. And since I’m not a Green Bay fan I have no reason to care how Rodgers turns out. I admired Brett’s on-field persona because my own physical challenges make me empathetic to the Iron Man, and that’s not gonna change no matter how many rants people post. People who’ve never had those kinds of life experiences couldn’t possibly get that. But you should.

    @ambrose …

    This will probably come as a huge surprise, but I really don’t give a damn what you or your cohorts think of me or my opinion–which is shared by a whole lot of Favre fans. And perv has fun jerking the chains of idiots who are too dense to see through it, but he knows more about football than you could figure out with an instruction book in your hands. And he doesn’t give a damn what you think, either.

  105. waynefontes says: Feb 21, 2011 8:50 AM

    pervyharvin says:
    Feb 19, 2011 11:20 AM
    I’m going to tell you Packer fans how the rest of the world views you. I am being totally serious. Until you get over bashing Favre,the man who put you on a MAP when you were flyover country, we will ridicule you. You claim to be the best fans but we all know that is a load of crap. Embrace your Packer history,quit slamming your former SB winning QB and we may,just may look at you guys as more than skid marks on the under wear of life.You won a SB and you still cry like girls about Favre. He OWNS you.
    ————————————————–

    Perv, I’ll give you credit. You’re still posting here despite of the monumental epic fail of the Vikings this year. You didn’t run away like that Vox Veritas when his Cowgirls had a colossal epic fail.

    I’m not a Packer fan, but Favre doesn’t own Green Bay now. Maybe he did up until this year. Rodgers validated everyone who ever believed in him, everyone who thought TT made the right move. The way Brett treated the Packers, I don’t blame them for any ill will. But time heals all wounds, or at least most of them.

    I always respected Brett, but the past few years have been pathetic. Not in his performance (well, other than this year) but the way he acts off the field.

    Nobody knows what the future holds, but I think the odds are good that Rodgers wins another Super Bowl. His postseason this year was among the best ever.

    The Packers made the right move, and with Aaron Rogers they have a bright future.

    Nothing worse than wearing out your welcome, nothing better than leaving them wanting more.

  106. stellarperformance says: Feb 21, 2011 6:08 PM

    Deb says:
    Feb 20, 2011 11:33 PM
    ….and perv has fun jerking the chains of idiots who are too dense to see through it, but he knows more about football than you could figure out with an instruction book in your hands. And he doesn’t give a damn what you think, either.
    ————————————-

    Well,….we all know that’s not true. Neither you or anyone else can determine what Perv knows or doesn’t know about football….he never talks about it! All he does is throw out verbal hand grenades and all you throw out is “been there done that” BS. You both make me yawn.

  107. toolkien says: Feb 21, 2011 7:16 PM

    Seventeen years as a Green Bay Packer, two Super Bowl’s I don’t know how many playoffs and you boners are bitching about Favre. Aaron Rodgers has a LONG way to go to catch up to Brett’s numbers. My honest opinion is he’ll never last that long.

    ——————————————————-
    It just would have helped if Favre had been a little bit better in those playoffs. Care to guess which playoff run of any size Favre had by far the fewest attempts and completions in? That’s right, 1996 – the year the Pack had the best O, the best D, the best ST, a HOF GM in control of the talent, and a likley HOF coach/contributor in Holmgren. The only playoff where Favre didn’t have to be front and center, and Desmond Howard ran the ball back all season long, did the Great and Wonderful Favre “get” a championship for us.

    Care to guess what Favre’s playoff career QB rating in “exit games” (the final playoff game eliminated in, of course excluding 1996 which didn’t terminate) is? A robust 69 – Joey Harrington career caliber numbers. 45 TD’s and 33 turnovers in the playoffs. Yes he did SOOOOOO much for us Packer fans.

    He played very good ball for a long, long time IN THE REGULAR SEASON. And he owns all the PERSONAL records. But without one of the best teams in the history of the league (probably top 20) in 1996 Favre would have been Dan Marino Jr. – a Record Book Hero.

    All he did was crumble in pressure situations. He never developed beyond his basic skills by a whole lot – didn’t seem to want to expend the necessary physical and mental energy. And so when he faced steep pressure, he tossed the ball around like a spazz. He didn’t know what to do. Only when he had a historically good team behind him did he “gut it out”. It is remarkable that he was inately good enough to play well up to the wild card round level. But he was useless as wet toilet paper beyond it.

    Did the last Super Bowl seem to have a different quality to it versus many of the Favre playoff runs? That’s right, Rodgers threw the ball 39 times and had about one bad pass, and not one coming even close to being intercepted. If Lord Favre had played that game he would have been good for at least one pick and another pick or a fumble – and the Pack don’t win the game.

    Just to drive a stake in the heart of all this Favre worship, I have little doubt with the talent the Pack had assembled by 1995, and Favre had been benched in 1994 like the majority of the coaching staff had wanted, Mark Brunell would have won at least one, if not two, Super Bowls for the Packers.

  108. Deb says: Feb 21, 2011 10:45 PM

    @ambrose …

    You have no idea what I’ve talked about with perv. And the depth in my posts speaks for itself. If you’re so bored with my comments, stop replying to them. I won’t miss you.

  109. sacram3ntal says: Feb 21, 2011 11:14 PM

    Oh my lord.
    This thread is like watching my sisters argue: nobody’s saying anything new, but everyone is convinced they “win” as long as they manage to get the last word in.

    (Well, toolkien’s post was pretty darn good)

  110. granadafan says: Feb 22, 2011 8:28 PM

    Favre is like the wild gunslinger. Sure he was faster than everyone else and lived a long time, but he also had a lot of collateral damage, shooting innocents/ horses and broke a lot of windows (interceptions).

    You say Rodgers has a long way to go to catch Favre’s numbers? I hope Rodgers never even remotely comes close to BrInt’s interception record.

  111. shaggytoodle says: Feb 24, 2011 2:26 PM

    @ pervy

    Favre did NOT put GB on the map they had won 11 titles before he had shown up.

    While he did help bring GB back to be a contender in the 90s , and did have one of the best statisical careers in NFL history.

    He is NOT Lombardi, he could have been held in reguards as the 2nd greatest Packer in history even in front of Bart Starr, but he is selfish. For that reason he won’t be. Looking back when he was pouting on the podium when the team won a SB, it wasn’t “cuz the journey was over,” he wanted the personal accolades of SB MVP. The guy is so selfish he put himself in front of his wife the girl thats been with him since H.S.

    Thats the reason why Favre catches so much heat, in my opinion. Its more about him being completely self centered, than not appreciating the things he has done. At least thats where I stand on it.

  112. matthewmtg45 says: Feb 24, 2011 10:23 PM

    So many of you say you don’t care about Favre anymore, and just wish for him to go away, and all the news about him, etc.

    If that were true, why read this article & post about it?

    Clearly, many of you DO care.

    How bout them apples?

    Ok, lesson is over, carry on with your day my fellow pupils.

  113. nighttrainwoowoo says: Feb 25, 2011 4:14 AM

    It actually blew Pervy’s mind when the Packers won another Superbowl. His usual rants were about AR, and the coaching staff, how they could never win the big one.

    Then when they won the Superbowl, again, it digressed to ad hominen attacks on WI and their residents, because he couldn’t actually rip on the Packers’ play on the field. He had to find something to rant about.

    One thing you can always say to Pervy is that our superbowl MVP QB is better than yours. It was true last year, it will be true next year, and it will be true for the next 5+ years.

    I can’t wait for the Packers to get Leslie Frasier fired next year. One down, one to go. GO PACK GO.

  114. nighttrainwoowoo says: Feb 25, 2011 5:25 AM

    Vikings fans actually thanked Packers fans for beating the living s— out of them and getting their coach fired. Any time you need to get smacked down again, we’ll be there to do you a favor.

    There’s always baseball season, right?

    Sad.

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