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We’ve now seen, and heard, everything.

On Tuesday, Brett Favre appeared on 790 the Zone in Atlanta, on a show co-hosted by the guy with whom Brett worked the Rice-Southern Miss game over the weekend.  And, during the interview, Favre said some things about the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

The folks at SportsRadioInterviews.com transcribed a portion of the comments.  PFT and others focused on Favre’s expression of surprise that it took Rodgers three years to win a Super Bowl, given the quality of the team that Aaron inherited.

Now, the folks at 790 the Zone are going out of their way to claim that everyone else heard the statements incorrectly.

“Several websites including NFL.com have taken Brett’s comments made to Mike Morgan and Hans Heiserer of 790 The Zone out of context,” the station said in a message posted at its website.  “A headline that reads, ‘Favre to Rodgers: what took you so long?’ — in reference to Green Bay’s Super Bowl victory earlier this year – is a complete mischaracterization of his comments and is a classic example of not letting the facts get in the way of a good story!

“Bob Richards, 790 The Zone’s Program Director, refutes such sensationalism by asserting, ‘the NFL.com and those countless other websites running with that story line should be ashamed of themselves.’”

Look, we understand what the folks at the station are doing.  Perhaps they’re trying to hire Brett to do a football show.  Perhaps he simply called up and complained.  Either way, they’ve got a relationship with Brett that they want to maintain and/or expand.

Regardless of what the station is now claiming, here’s the full text and context of the question and Brett’s answer.

Host:  “Brett, talk a little bit as far as what was going through your mind when you saw Aaron Rodgers and the Packers go on their Super Bowl run last season.”

Favre:  “I’m going to be quite honest, I was not surprised. The biggest surprise to me would be that he didn’t do it sooner.  Because it’s funny how people forget over time, my last year in Green Bay prior to the first game, really at the start of training camp, I made the remark that this was probably the most talented team I’ve ever played on.  And of course everyone kinda looked up and [was] like, ‘You know, this guy’s off his rocker.’ We were very, very young, aside from me.  You take me out of the mix and we were by far the youngest team in the league.  But I could see the talent pool across the board was outstanding.  Now, our season kind of ended up being a reflection of that.  We came close, and I think we took a lot of people by surprise, but we were — you know, guys emerged rather quickly.  Aaron had a chance, you know, even though the last couple years it’s seemed like he’s almost a rookie, he’s been around for a while. And I’d like to think that, you know, he watched, he learned, and then when he got a chance to play, he brought in his, you know, his ability which obviously is very good or they wouldn’t have drafted him in the first round.  He’s got tremendous talent, he’s very bright, and he got a chance to sit and watch and he saw a successful team do it right.  And so he just kind of fell into a good situation.  On top of that, he’s a good player.  I don’t think anyone would question now the talent around him is even better than when I was there.  So I’m really surprised that it just kind of took him so long.  And really, the early part of last year season, again it’s surprising to me ’cause I’m like, you know, it just hadn’t quite — it hadn’t clicked yet and I didn’t know if it would.  Last year, I just figured when they hit their stride, they’re going to be hard to beat.  And that’s what happened.”

Though reasonable minds may differ on the meaning of Brett’s words, reasonable mind without some reason to throw Brett a bone will be more inclined to believe that Brett was taking a backhanded slap at Rodgers for not winning a Super Bowl sooner, given that he “just kind of fell into a good situation.”

Bottom line?  No one should be ashamed for applying a fair interpretation to the words that came out of Brett’s mouth.  Indeed, the root cause of the radio station’s effort to minimize the message could be that Brett is now ashamed that he uttered them.

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115 Responses to “Atlanta radio station bends over backward for Brett”
  1. joetoronto says: Oct 5, 2011 9:18 AM

    No, they just understood what Favre was saying.

    Apparently, not everyone did.

  2. cakemixa says: Oct 5, 2011 9:23 AM

    Why does the media ALWAYS have to take anything that has to do with Favre and run with it, trying to make it into a big story? Good God.

  3. doe22us says: Oct 5, 2011 9:25 AM

    Just heard the radio interview as they always say this has been completely blown out out of proportion. Nothing to see hear folks…

  4. minkytails says: Oct 5, 2011 9:29 AM

    The real question is, how many Super Bowls would the Packers have won had Aaron Rodgers of today been the quarterback of all those Packers teams of the late 90s and 2000s? Would ARod had thrown 6 interceptions in St Louis in the playoffs? Would ARod have been beaten at home in the playoffs by Atlanta, Minnesota, and New York? When the chips were down, more often than not, Brett folded. ARod never has.

  5. scudbot says: Oct 5, 2011 9:31 AM

    Brett Favre’s not capable of shame.

    I don’t know or care what the Atlanta station’s motivation is but Favre’s words speak for themselves. He always was and is still a dick when it comes to Rodgers.

  6. smchristensen says: Oct 5, 2011 9:32 AM

    Every word Favre spews out of his mouth tarnishes his legacy a little bit more. Turn on the filter dude!

  7. abninf says: Oct 5, 2011 9:33 AM

    Reading a story of him sending a picture of his penis through his cell phone is more interesting.

  8. gregjennings85 says: Oct 5, 2011 9:33 AM

    I read it multiple times, and it was vintage JUDAS.

    Pat himself on the back for citing the talent on the last Packers team he was on last, how he was correct in his assessment, and then proceeded to dump subtly on Rodgers.

    The guy won the Super Bowl in his 3rd year as a starter, while having to replace a living legend in Green Bay, all while being the center of ridiculous amounts of venom from fair weather fans around the country who only have changed their stripes since #12 brought home the Lombardi Trophy.

    When I first clicked on this story in the local milwaukee website, I had hopes that this would be a genuine apology of sorts. Instead, as I should have realized, it was vintage JUDAS.

    Looks like he’s going to have that Vikings Ring Of Honor ceremony, after all.

    Here’s an idea JUDAS:

    Commit to 2 things – broadcasting, and keeping your mouth shut about the Packers.

  9. wtfpft says: Oct 5, 2011 9:34 AM

    I don’t find anything wrong with the comments he made, don’t think it was a shot at Rogers at all, but I’m not trying to get hits on my website and start a discussion. I think you’re really reaching on this one PFT, and I despise bret favre

  10. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 5, 2011 9:34 AM

    It’s a backhanded compliment at best. This is probably going to delay his number being put up in the Ring of Honor for at least a few years and definitely cost him his shot at being placed near the South End Zone.

  11. yzguy431 says: Oct 5, 2011 9:35 AM

    another great football story.

  12. frankgarrett says: Oct 5, 2011 9:35 AM

    typical NBC news site. Spinning a story

  13. scudbot says: Oct 5, 2011 9:35 AM

    If anything Favre might now regret having opened his mouth because it’ll probably delay his official beatification in Green Bay, giving Rodgers more time to rack up Packerlove.

  14. arkadyrenko says: Oct 5, 2011 9:36 AM

    “Bob Richards, 790 The Zone’s Program Director, refutes such sensationalism by asserting, ‘the NFL.com and those countless other websites running with that story line should be ashamed of themselves.’”

    The important thing is they didn’t react in a way that will draw even more attention to the story.

    Oh, wait.

  15. keycitethis says: Oct 5, 2011 9:36 AM

    Much ado about nothing.

  16. carranomx says: Oct 5, 2011 9:36 AM

    Brett is the man. He is hands down a top 5 quarterback of all time. It is a fact that had Brett stayed in Green Bay, they probably would have won at least 2 or 3 more Super Bowls with the talent that they had amassed.

  17. citizenstrange says: Oct 5, 2011 9:37 AM

    You wear the horns!

  18. Cheesehead Ken says: Oct 5, 2011 9:38 AM

    I may get blasted as homer (I am), but I didn’t take Favre’s comments to be that spiteful. I do think it was a compliment to ARod – Favre thought ARod and the team was good enough to compete for a Super Bowl right away. Still a poor choice of words (is that surprising?), but I see it as more of a compliment than a slight.

  19. mattmgrace says: Oct 5, 2011 9:41 AM

    If a Super Bowl win was imminent why did Favre retire. And when he came back why did he force a trade, when he could have simply beat a tremendiously talented, smart, very good quarterback for the starting job and won 3 straight Super Bowls with a stacked team.

  20. richm2256 says: Oct 5, 2011 9:41 AM

    I have read, and re-read this statement a few times.

    It is impossible to read this and not come away clearly seeing that this statement is absolutely LOADED with shots at Rodgers, and I’m not even a huge Rodgers fan.

    I mean, seriously: “And so he just kind of fell into a good situation”

    Really, Brett?

  21. macdaddyspeed says: Oct 5, 2011 9:43 AM

    Favre’s ego is trying to deal with the reality that Rogers may win more Superbowls than he did.

  22. asst2regionalmgr says: Oct 5, 2011 9:43 AM

    Narcissism is such an endearing quality.

  23. macdaddyspeed says: Oct 5, 2011 9:43 AM

    oh, and go Butte College!!!

  24. rayjayjohnsonjr says: Oct 5, 2011 9:46 AM

    Favre, you have turned out to be a bitter old d-bag. Too bad, you had a chance to retire as king of the hill but blew it the last few years. Go away.

  25. lbijake says: Oct 5, 2011 9:47 AM

    Get off the stage, Brett. You had your shot. No one cares anymore.

  26. medtxpack says: Oct 5, 2011 9:48 AM

    let
    it
    go
    we have actual games this weekend being played by players that still play, lets focus people.

  27. dionoil says: Oct 5, 2011 9:49 AM

    A jealous, bitter old man. He needs to sit on rocking chair on a porch and talk about how things used to be.

  28. glac1 says: Oct 5, 2011 9:50 AM

    Let’s take a peek at those two quarterback ratings in the post season…….

  29. goat2060 says: Oct 5, 2011 9:51 AM

    If you don’t think that most of his comments were directly a jab at Rodgers, then you must be a very open-minded, neutral feelings about Favre type of person. ( And in case you didn’t get it..that was a backhanded slap at you!)

  30. 6ball says: Oct 5, 2011 9:53 AM

    .

    Say whatever Bret, but this is one AFC fan who wants no part of Aaron Rogers the way he’s playing. Clearly he deserves to be labeled “a franchise quarterback ”

    .

  31. thespeaker08 says: Oct 5, 2011 9:55 AM

    Brett Favre: “Aaron Better’s is surrounded by better talent than when I was there?”

    Yeah, please go say that to Reggie White’s face.

  32. faulkana says: Oct 5, 2011 9:55 AM

    Brett really is a 1st class douche.

    Me me me me.
    Me me me me.

    Now can we please talk a little bit more about me?

  33. rogue1972 says: Oct 5, 2011 9:56 AM

    I’m in no way a Favre apologist, but I think the media is making WAY too much out of his statements. When I heard it, it didn’t sound like it was intended to be a backhanded slap at Rogers. I can’t read Favre’s mind though… It’s pretty obvious the media believes they can.

  34. effjohntaylornorelation says: Oct 5, 2011 9:56 AM

    “Indeed, the root cause of the radio station’s effort to minimize the message could be that Brett is now ashamed that he uttered them.”

    I doubt Farve is capable of feeling shame or humility based on the collective body of work regarding his words and actions over time.

  35. tommytolles says: Oct 5, 2011 9:57 AM

    As usual, you guys are making way too big a deal out of a small story. I know Brett has kept quiet recently but come on…as soon as he says something you are blowing it completely out of proportion.

    Everything he said in that long paragraph is 100% true. Are you insinuating Aaron Rodgers didn’t fall into a great situation? That’s not a slight to Rodgers, it’s just a factual statement. The only ones pulling statements out of context is you guys.

    I think Rodgers is playing better than any QB in the league, and ultimately has an incredible chance to have a better career than Favre. But Brett’s statements are harmless, until you blow them out of proportion like you have.

  36. lbpackfan says: Oct 5, 2011 9:58 AM

    So 3 years in Green Bay isn’t fast enough?

    What about 2 in Minnesota? Didn’t Brett inherit a pretty good team there in 2009…toss in an easy schedule? Too bad he failed.

  37. teeray3 says: Oct 5, 2011 9:58 AM

    Reading it I have no idea what your talking about. He basically said it was a young team with great talent when he left and he was suprised it took 3 years to click. It wasn’t like he said rodgers was holding the team back.

  38. jerdavid says: Oct 5, 2011 9:58 AM

    This is just sad. As a lifelong Packer fan I wan’t to be able to look at Favre as 49ers fans look at Joe Montana(although Joe Montana is in a different class). The way he refers to the ’96 – ’97 Packers as not being as talented as the current team it seems to me that he is trying to take the lions share of responsibility for success whereas in his estimation Aaron Rodgers is only successful because of his teammates. Aaron would be the first to credit the team… who do you think the organization would prefer to be the face of the franchise moving forward. Brett, your star is dimming… and that is all Favre’s making.

    Stay classy.

  39. grilledjesus says: Oct 5, 2011 10:08 AM

    What is the big deal? It’s not like Favre made an analogy with Hitler in it or anything.

  40. PackersHome.com says: Oct 5, 2011 10:09 AM

    No kidding Brett Favre is bitter. He felt rushed to make a decision to return or retire, this was confirmed by Ted and Mike who rushed him for a decision because they were certain he’d return. He retired, knowing the Packers were RIGHT THERE in line for being a Championship contender.

    So Brett’s bitter, big deal, its human nature and perfectly acceptable.

  41. gustavejfrerotte says: Oct 5, 2011 10:10 AM

    Love all the Farve defenders, Funny thing is, you know it’s a shot but still deny it.

    Look, if the guy wanted to be decent (i.e. not a tool) he’d have simply said “Yea, I’m not surprised they won, really good team, really good QB, lots of talent.”

    To even refer to not making it sooner…pulease, you know he’s dickish, but yet, can’t dare admit it.

    Shame………

  42. leonitas21 says: Oct 5, 2011 10:11 AM

    Yeah, because he couldn’t have been complimenting Rodgers right. When I listen I hear Favre saying that because Rogers is so talented, and the team is so talented, he’s surprised it didn’t happen sooner.

    Idiots!

  43. jrmbadger says: Oct 5, 2011 10:14 AM

    I’m guessing that Favre was truly trying to compliment Rodgers and the current Packers. However, what came out was ackward at best, and loaded with shots at Rodgers. Damning with faint praise is the phrase I would use.

    Aaron Rodgers won it all IN SPITE OF YOU BRETT, not because of you. Favre is such a narcissist that he has to try and take credit for something he had nothing to do with.

    The situation Rodgers “fell into” was a freakin’ nightmare for Rodgers because Favre forced Packer fans to choose between Brett and the team. Those that chose Brett booed Rodgers (he got loudly booed at the Family Night Scrimmage that year) and some even left him death threats. Old ladies would curse him out at the grocery store and a small child even gave A-rod the finger and cursed at him because he wanted Favre. A low moment indeed for Packer nation. I have no idea how hard that must of been for A-Rod, but I imagine it was pretty brutal. But A-Rod is tough and just kept his chin up and worked through it – he could have demanded a trade but he didnt…. That’s why SB 45 was so sweet – to see A-Rod, Thompson, and McCarthy vindicated for making the correct, and gutsy, call.

  44. rdrs68 says: Oct 5, 2011 10:15 AM

    Brett should stick with sexting pix of his weenie-it’s really all he is capable of these days.

  45. das14 says: Oct 5, 2011 10:15 AM

    Also if you eat a steak in front of a dog. The dog may beg and want a little juicy morsel. Does this mean I think Favre is a dog, No. He is a man though, that played there a long time. How would a man that is ultra competitive react to something like this? I hear what he’s saying. It’s not really anything to get excited about.

  46. scudbot says: Oct 5, 2011 10:22 AM

    Perhaps the Atlanta radio station has realized that adding fuel to Aaron Rodgers’ fire may not be helpful to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

  47. toddm6d says: Oct 5, 2011 10:22 AM

    Proof that Brett Favre is still more interesting than anything going on this season.

  48. CKL says: Oct 5, 2011 10:23 AM

    This is all I need to say about Favre: When the person who is still your spouse writes a book and you STILL come off as a selfish a-hole…I think that’s the most damning evidence that you are a ….selfish a-hole. Let’s just say that nothing he’s ever said or done on his own disabuses me of that notion either.

  49. jrmbadger says: Oct 5, 2011 10:27 AM

    Oh and as far as Rodgers goes…..

    He is on pace for 412 completions, 5,300 yards, 48 TDs with a 73% completion percentage and a passer rating above 120. Those numbers would break franchise records.

    Rodgers in his prime> Favre in his prime.

  50. hscorpio says: Oct 5, 2011 10:27 AM

    I’m surprised that Favre is surprised given that he’s help blow so many playoff games with his penchant for untimely turnovers. He ought to know that talent isn’t everything and winning a championship is really hard, no matter how good the team is.

    But then again, learning lessons that were given to him on the field time and again was never Favre’s strong suit.

    (there, how is that for a “factual” Favrism? Was it passive aggressive enough to be clear but clouded enough that the Scorpio sycophants will see nothing but searing truthfulness?)

  51. youboettcha says: Oct 5, 2011 10:30 AM

    No one could’ve expected Rodgers to win it all in his first season as a starter. In his second season, they went 11-5 and made the playoffs as a 5-seed. The way he was slinging the ball against the Cardinals in Arizona, he maybe could have won the Superbowl. The defense just wasn’t up to the task, allowing 51 points. And although Aaron was sacked and the winning TD came on that play, it’s not like he threw a pick-six. Rodgers was ready for the Superbowl then, but the defense wasn’t.

  52. intedwetrust says: Oct 5, 2011 10:30 AM

    Quite frankly, as a Packer fan, I’m really sick of being accused by out of market fans of not being able to ‘let it go.’ We’ve ‘let it go’ and moved on, yet the national media keeps shoving mics in his face and rolling out article after article. Then everyone again say’s us fans should ‘let it go’ and the vicious cycle continues on and on.

    He’s really become the Joe Namath of Packer nation minus the sloppy drunk hitting on sideline reporters, he just sends them texts. Either way people will never stop putting mics in front of him because he’ll never stop making comments like this so sadly we’re just going to have to deal with this over and over again.

  53. ronin36 says: Oct 5, 2011 10:31 AM

    There’s a couple statements in there so far not commented on.

    “And I’d like to think that, you know, he watched, he learned…”

    and

    “…and he got a chance to sit and watch and he saw a successful team do it right…”

    If that wasn’t a “I taught him everything he knows.” I don’t know what is…

    But to be fair.. Brett doesn’t know when to stop talking. His answer was an example of rambling, and trying to fill space. Had he been emailed that question, and asked to write a response, I’d like to think it would have been shorter, and better worded.

  54. holdthemayo123 says: Oct 5, 2011 10:38 AM

    I read the comments in full – it was as I expected it to be – Favre propping himself up at someone else’s expense.

  55. antispy3 says: Oct 5, 2011 10:48 AM

    First, cakemixa, you’re the quintessential example of the FAN that just can’t avoid the trainwreck known as the Brett Favre Retirement/Relocation program.

    He should do us all a favor & enter the witness protection.

    He deserves to be enrolled in the witless protection plan following his performance Saturday working his Alma Mater’s (whoops! Did he graduate?) contest against Rice. I thought, “Emmitt Smith, you’ve met your match!”

  56. tomosbornesretirementcostjoepaatitle says: Oct 5, 2011 10:56 AM

    What Favre said was the same thing everyone said about Roethlisberger after his first Superbowl and Tomlin after his first Superbowl. Where was the outrage then.

    Brett retired, let him go. Enough with the sensationalistic, manufactured drama. Stop the TMZ, soap opera nonsense.

  57. packfan1 says: Oct 5, 2011 11:05 AM

    Favre said his last year in GB was “the most talented team he’d every been apart of”. He then said the same thing with his first year with the Vikings. Kinda funny, wonder why the two best teams you were ever a part of didn’t win the superbowl. Oh thats right, an interception @ the end of both NFC champion games by #4! Thats why. Same thing goes for the end of his last 4 seasons, ended in INT!

  58. jaypace says: Oct 5, 2011 11:11 AM

    I think some of you are reading too much into this. He is saying with the talent green bay has he thought they would win sooner. Thats not back handed that a real compliment. He called Rodgers talented and bright. He did fall into a good situation in terms of being on a talented team, what’s wrong with that? Pft you get a come on man!

  59. pigskinswag says: Oct 5, 2011 11:17 AM

    The headline had me thinking that Brett was steppin out on his wife again.

  60. leroy36 says: Oct 5, 2011 11:17 AM

    But, but . . . didn’t Favre say the Vikings were the most talented team he ever played with? Why did he not get a SB win with the Vikes?

  61. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Oct 5, 2011 11:22 AM

    gregjennings85 says:Oct 5, 2011 9:33 AM

    Commit to 2 things – broadcasting, and keeping your mouth shut about the Packers.

    __________________________________

    Should’ve said 3 things…committing to his wife and marriage.

    You can bet he’s making a few hundred bucks at these SoMiss games only to get out of the house any way he possibly can.

  62. leftcoastnative says: Oct 5, 2011 11:24 AM

    Amazing how Brett conveniently forgets about his early years he squandered in Atlanta and Green Bay when he was pouring down the booze and popping pills. How many more games could he have won in GB if he was not “in the fog” or “in the bag” half of the time? How many fewer interceptions could he have not thrown if he was more focused, etc.? How about those 5, that’s right five, picks against the Rams in the play-offs or that blatant interception in the play-offs a couple of years ago?

    Maybe he needs to take an inventory of his own life and career before he casts doubts and is condescending about a QB who may make most GB fans forget #4 in a couple of years.

  63. hooks024 says: Oct 5, 2011 11:41 AM

    Sounds like brett feels like he deserves credit for that superbowl win. Your rings in the mail, buddy.

  64. mr9teen says: Oct 5, 2011 11:42 AM

    I have read this transcript and I don’t think that he says anything derogotory about Aaron Rodgers. What he says was true. That last year he was with the Packers they were a game away from making it to the Super Bowl. They replaced him with Rodgers thinking Brett had nothing left. With that being said Rodgers did not look good when he took Brett’s spot. He took way to many hits, took way to many spots and turned the ball over as well. That does not detract from what he accomplished. However in Brett’s mind (as well as many Green Bay fans and media folk) 3 yrs is a long time to make it to the Super Bowl. I don’t see how that is wrong for him to say. That’s his feeling. That does not take a swipe at the team at all. Additionally his statement that was made that the talent level was the best he had played with to that point is also on point. When he won the Super Bowl they did not have as explosive a defense as they have when he left. Just because he says they new squad was more talented doesn’t mean they will always win. Stop fishing for a story where there is none.

  65. wydok says: Oct 5, 2011 11:49 AM

    You’re making too much out of this.

    But it’s obvious to me that Favre wasn’t paying attention. The defense moved from 4-3 to a 3-4 after Aaron took the reigns. That defense needed to settle in before he could take it all the way. Like someone else said, look at the Cardinals NFC Championship game from two years ago.

    My first reaction, though, when hearing that Favre asked what took so long was to say:

    “At least Rodgers was Super Bowl MVP…

    And I bet he repeats.”

  66. kscogg says: Oct 5, 2011 11:50 AM

    Nice slant on that. I’ll say it again, Brett may not be the best with words but he is clearly, in his own way, giving praise to Rodgers. You folks there are just looking in to something that ain’t there. I get it though, Brett gets you hits and you wanna ride that horse as long as possible. Sad though that you keep dipping into that well.

  67. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Oct 5, 2011 11:51 AM

    One thing few people here mentioned was Favre’s comment regarding how HE also fell into a good situation.

    Call me crazy, but I would put Brett Favre getting a chance with one of the best defenses Green Bay ever saw in Reggie White and Co., along with some huge free agent acquisitions for Favre (Beebe/Rison, etc.) as being a pretty good situation as well. Funny how Rodgers has had a better set up…Rodgers is plain and simple better than Favre was. We’ll see about the longevity, but Rodgers 33 INT thru 4 years versus Favre’s 64….I’ll stick with the new guy.

    I can’t wait until next week’s away game against Navy or the SMU home game in 2 weeks to see if the ol’ dongslinger tries pulling a sideline beat to get a chance at some cheerleaders during homecoming.

    “Ya know….I’ll be honest with ya…no guarantees, but……”
    Yeah BrInt…we know.

  68. axespray says: Oct 5, 2011 11:55 AM

    Well…. Aaron got that monkey off his back last year.

    Only problem: That monkey keeps yappin’ away.
    Time to whip out a bazooka and blast that monkey into oblivion.

    Win another superbowl, get some Regular Season MVPs, set some franchise records, etc.

  69. voiceofrealism says: Oct 5, 2011 11:59 AM

    carranomx says:
    Oct 5, 2011 9:36 AM
    Brett is the man. He is hands down a top 5 quarterback of all time. It is a fact that had Brett stayed in Green Bay, they probably would have won at least 2 or 3 more Super Bowls with the talent that they had amassed.
    —————————
    You obviously don’t understand what the word fact means. Oh, and he’s more like top 10 of all time at the most.

  70. Deb says: Oct 5, 2011 12:04 PM

    That photo says it all. Are these clowns ever going to stop beating up on the guy who made them relevant again after decades of mediocrity?

    Green Bay has a new QB and just won the Super Bowl. When will they let it go? And whether anyone likes it or not, Rodgers did take over a young, strong team that had been to the championship game the year before, but he took three years to get back to the championship and beyond. That doesn’t mean he isn’t a terrific QB–he is. But Brett was asked a question and every word of his response was true. If I’d done that much for a team and a city only to have them piss all over me at every opportunity, I’d be bitter, too.

    If the guy had said “No comment,” you’d still be leaving 300 responses about how he’s dirt and disrespected Aaron. He can’t win no matter what he says or does. A few years from now when you’re through with Rodgers and doing the same thing to him you’re doing to Favre, maybe Mike will post some “then and now” columns.

  71. nineroutsider says: Oct 5, 2011 12:05 PM

    I agree with the radio station’s interpretation…Farve wasn’t taking a back handed slap at Rodgers. He could have said it a little differently, but he didn’t mean any disrespect.

    This is a non-story.

  72. jzimmer10 says: Oct 5, 2011 12:20 PM

    GO AWAY JACK A$$!!! Packers fand have left your pitiful arse in the review mirror!!!

    All talk of what this moron did for GB will be gone when Rodgers has a 2nd ring, yet one more thing Mr. Ego never did!

  73. baxman89 says: Oct 5, 2011 12:24 PM

    So the same PFT posters who complain about passing stats being inflated are going to say Rodgers is better because his numbers may be better than Favre’s from the 90′s? Back when 4000 yards meant something? He also had back to back to back to back 35 plus touchdown seasons. Name the last guy to do that.

  74. purplekoolaid1 says: Oct 5, 2011 12:36 PM

    I think that new toupee is causing you to care too much about Favre. Give it a rest.

  75. favreforever says: Oct 5, 2011 12:40 PM

    “Rabble, rabble, rabble, rabble, rabble, rabble…”.

    Please note, only the extras with the “rabble, rabble” speaking parts get paid for the unwashed peasant mob scene.

  76. asublimeday says: Oct 5, 2011 12:40 PM

    The packers as a whole are over rated front runners who will be exposed against elite afc teams.

  77. hscorpio says: Oct 5, 2011 12:45 PM

    Deb says: Oct 5, 2011 12:04 PM

    That photo says it all. Are these clowns ever going to stop beating up on the guy who made them relevant again after decades of mediocrity?
    =================================

    Who is beating up on Ron Wolf?

  78. sacram3ntal says: Oct 5, 2011 12:45 PM

    Deb says:
    Oct 5, 2011 12:04 PM
    That photo says it all. Are these clowns ever going to stop beating up on the guy who made them relevant again after decades of mediocrity?
    ******

    Deb, I agree with a lot of your posts, but you’re just wrong here. You- and a lot of people- would be shocked at how different the view is in Wisconsin.
    As with most things, the national media lens distorts and exaggerates things as it sees fit.

    The overwhelming feeling among Packer fans is simply “I can’t believe how lucky we are; two great QB’s, back to back.” That’s it.

    The fact they are polar opposites, both on and off the field, makes the whole thing even cooler.

    Now, obviously there are a lot of very active posters on this site, )you’ve got to notice it’s the same 30 or so people, don’t you??)and there were plenty of signs about “BrInt” at the games, and there was one heck of a BOO laid on him at his first game back as Viking. None of that means the fanbase hasn’t “let it go”.

    I do think many, many Packer fans felt personally disappointed in who Favre seemed to become over the past sevral years, and I do think the current Packers are poised to become the greatest team this city has ever seen.

    I don’t think Packer fans are as hung up on this other stuff as the national media wants us to be.

  79. favreforever says: Oct 5, 2011 12:50 PM

    I thought Steeler fans set the bar for illiterate, low life, rabid, and loathsome, but Packer fans leave them in the dust.

  80. favreforever says: Oct 5, 2011 12:53 PM

    Rudejerk is capitalizing on his new found fame with an ad campaign. It shows him with his mustache all white. The caption is “GOT A BOYFRIEND?”.

  81. stixzidinia says: Oct 5, 2011 12:54 PM

    Rodgers probably would’ve won 4 or 5 Super Bowls with the teams Favre had. Rodgers doesn’t give games and seasons away the way Favre did.

  82. sacram3ntal says: Oct 5, 2011 12:55 PM

    One more note- the assertion that the town will turn on Aaron is ridiculous. This state loves and reveres it’s former greats; look at everyone from Bart Starr to Jerry Kramer to Ahman Green.

    Heck it wasn’t too long ago people were trying to step in and fix Fuzzy’s tax issues.

    Just personal opinion, but I think Brett started to take that for granted, and in the end tried to take advantage of it a little- he tried to use the love of the town as simple leverage, and it (eventually) backfired on him.

  83. boxrockage says: Oct 5, 2011 12:56 PM

    Cut the guy some slack. Favre is about as articulate as a Wookiee.

  84. The Phantom Stranger says: Oct 5, 2011 1:00 PM

    minkytails says:
    Oct 5, 2011 9:29 AM
    The real question is, how many Super Bowls would the Packers have won had Aaron Rodgers of today been the quarterback of all those Packers teams of the late 90s and 2000s? Would ARod had thrown 6 interceptions in St Louis in the playoffs? Would ARod have been beaten at home in the playoffs by Atlanta, Minnesota, and New York? When the chips were down, more often than not, Brett folded. ARod never has.
    _____________

    Rodgers has won one Super Bowl. Favre won one Super Bowl. The only other time Rodgers was in the playoffs, he overthrew a wide open Greg Jennings in overtime, then literally kicked away the game on the next play. So ARod has folded once. You have no basis for saying that ARod would have been any better in those other situations. After Favre won his first Super Bowl, how many of you expected that he would do so badly in future playoff games?

  85. PackersHome.com says: Oct 5, 2011 1:02 PM

    Yes, it is a non story and yes it was a backhanded compliment. Saying the team was more talented than any he’s been on and its a surprise it took Aaron Rodgers “that long” to get to a Super Bowl. It’s clearly a backhanded compliment, but so what?

    What did anyone expect Brett to say? Gosh I’m glad I retired and didn’t have a chance to lead the team to the Super Bowl like Aaron did!

    Let’s get real.

  86. glac1 says: Oct 5, 2011 1:03 PM

    I loved Favre….. but…… as a Packer fan I’m more comfortable with Rodgers taking the snaps then I ever was with Brett. Rodgers makes fewer mistakes that can cost you a ballgame.

  87. The Phantom Stranger says: Oct 5, 2011 1:04 PM

    jrmbadger says:
    Oct 5, 2011 10:27 AM
    Oh and as far as Rodgers goes…..

    He is on pace for 412 completions, 5,300 yards, 48 TDs with a 73% completion percentage and a passer rating above 120. Those numbers would break franchise records.

    Rodgers in his prime> Favre in his prime.
    _______________

    He’s had a good four games. Calm down. Projections are meaningless. Comparisons of today’s numbers to numbers from 15 years ago are also meaningless.

  88. cobrala2 says: Oct 5, 2011 1:04 PM

    790 The Zone bends over a lot. Usually to grab their own ankles. It’s a different sort of sports radio – they’re truly funny, always trying to prove how Atlanta is a ‘sports town’.

  89. fourinchfavre says: Oct 5, 2011 1:05 PM

    Brett, your a moron. Don’t know why it took A-Rodg so long to win one? He was the same age you were when you won your ONLY Super Bowl, and he won SuperBowl MVP and did it all on the road, something we all know you are NOT capable of. And don’t try and say the pack was the “most talented team” you were ever on, you said the same thing about those pathetic vikings when you choked in the NFC Championship. Your just bitter because the spotlight isn’t on you and nobody misses you in green bay, They’ll retire #12 before #4 because he’s 3 times the quarterback you’ll ever be! Served.

  90. The Phantom Stranger says: Oct 5, 2011 1:06 PM

    I’ve listened to what Favre said instead of just reading it. In my opinion, it doesn’t sound nearly as bad when you hear it as it does when you read it. People who hate him will take it negatively and people who love him will think of it as a compliment. People who are ambivalent toward him, like me, will think that people who get all bent out of shape about it need to get lives.

  91. favreforever says: Oct 5, 2011 1:11 PM

    Further research shows that the term “Cheeseheads” came about when autopsies on the local population revealed gaping holes eaten through the encephalatic brains by some strange disease. Leaving them looking like mouldy chunks of Swiss cheese. Plus the smell.

  92. dukemarc says: Oct 5, 2011 1:11 PM

    PackersHome.com says: Oct 5, 2011 10:09 AM

    No kidding Brett Favre is bitter. He felt rushed to make a decision to return or retire, this was confirmed by Ted and Mike who rushed him for a decision because they were certain he’d return. He retired, knowing the Packers were RIGHT THERE in line for being a Championship contender.

    So Brett’s bitter, big deal, its human nature and perfectly acceptable.
    ———————————-

    By rushed, I’m assuming you mean before the Draft in ’08? That’s 3 frigging months after the season ended. Should have had up until the opening game kickoff to let them know?

  93. hooks024 says: Oct 5, 2011 1:13 PM

    Rogers looked great in ’08. Least we forget how abysmal their defense was. Brett should get on his tractor, and him and everyone who’s been riding his sac for the last 20 years should shut their mouths.

  94. Land Snark says: Oct 5, 2011 1:17 PM

    For those of you using the “ARod” moniker for Rodgers, do us a favor and stop.

    You might have noticed that nickname is being used by another high profile player.

    Plus it’s an insult to Rodgers who is nothing like the self absorbed sack of suet playing for the Yankees.

  95. axespray says: Oct 5, 2011 1:20 PM

    Can we get someone that’s not dumb to represent our side of the debate when it comes to ESPN First Take….

    I could walk circles around this idiot skip bayless and his absolutely dumb arguements….

  96. axespray says: Oct 5, 2011 1:22 PM

    Deb says:Oct 5, 2011 12:04 PM
    “That photo says it all. Are these clowns ever going to stop beating up on the guy who made them relevant again after decades of mediocrity?”

    Says the clown that supports a rapist.

  97. chowface86 says: Oct 5, 2011 1:26 PM

    This is to distract us from his recent workout in Miami

  98. axespray says: Oct 5, 2011 1:26 PM

    Deb says:Oct 5, 2011 12:04 PM
    “If I’d done that much for a team and a city only to have them piss all over me at every opportunity, I’d be bitter, too.”

    Mind telling me why Terry Bradshaw hates traveling to Pittsburgh again?

  99. bozosforall says: Oct 5, 2011 1:26 PM

    @gregjennings85
    Here’s an even better idea:

    Quit crying like a bunch of wussies every time Favre’s name is uttered. On second thought, you Packer fans are a bunch of wussies so my suggestion would be impossible for you whiners to implement.

  100. jpb12 says: Oct 5, 2011 1:31 PM

    Favre: “I’m going to be quite honest, I was not surprised. The biggest surprise to me would be that he didn’t do it sooner.”…

    Heard this on Sirius this AM. You misquoted him here. He said ‘They” didn’t do it sooner. He was clearly talking about the young, talented team.

    Talk about making up news to get hits.

  101. carnboys says: Oct 5, 2011 1:34 PM

    Brett is a great quarterback(HOF). Aaron Rodgers is going to be better.

  102. favreforever says: Oct 5, 2011 1:34 PM

    You notice all the fans looking for a picture of Rodgers’ junk are men. Coincidence? I think not.

  103. granadafan says: Oct 5, 2011 1:39 PM

    Nice spin job by the radio station. However, what they failed to realize is that when we re-read the text, it STILL came across as insulting to Rodgers and the Packers.

    Brett put himself in this situation by retiring/unretiring numerous times to the point where he forced the trade through his whiny and egotistical attitude. The great Bill Walsh said it best. It’s best to trade a good player a year too early than a year too late.

    Now Brett’s insane ego and irrational hatred of Rodgers has made Favre look like one of the most bitter sports people in America.

  104. bcjim says: Oct 5, 2011 1:49 PM

    DC radio translation (forget who, sorry)

    “Well, I left him a new Ferrari purring in the driveway, surprised it took him so long to learn to drive it”.

    lol

  105. rodgerthat says: Oct 5, 2011 2:00 PM

    ARodge may have fallen into a pretty darn good situation, but he is a darn good quarterback, thus the Superbowl victory last year. :) GO Pack!~

  106. favreforever says: Oct 5, 2011 2:19 PM

    Favre restrained himself from comparing Rodgers to Hitler. Since Adolph was taller and grew a better mustache.

  107. fartography says: Oct 5, 2011 3:30 PM

    It’s fairly obvious that Favre is suggesting that Rodgers taking over the reins held them back – for a while. Absolutely ridiculous.

    He didn’t say he was surprised because Rodgers is so good, he said because the rest of the team is so good.

  108. stavreafavre says: Oct 5, 2011 4:02 PM

    favreforever –
    1: Remember your comment about Packer fans being illiterate, low life, rabid, and loathsome.
    2: Read your own comments since then.
    3: Look up “irony” in the dictionary.
    5: Possibly be able to say you learned something today.
    Yeah – I forgot about #4.

  109. judsonjr says: Oct 5, 2011 4:08 PM

    Yeah Rodgers should have won in 2008 :rolleyes:. Here are some of the losses from that 6-10 team:

    30-21 Road L Tampa: Cullen Jenkins and Al Harris suffer serious injuries. GB winning until Rodgers gets his shoulder separated, Matt Flynn is so bad they have to bring Rodgers back in hurt.

    19-16 OT Road L Tennessee: Terribly officiated game versus 8-0 Tennessee. Highlight was Greg Jennings burning Finnegan deep late in the 4th, only to have Finnegan hold one arm, not look back, and still not get called for PI. I guess that was Aaron’s fault, an underthown ball would have had Finnegan plow Jennings over.

    28-27 L Road Minnesota: Crosby misses a 50 yard game winning FG.

    35-31 L to Carolina: Rodgers puts the Packers up 3 with 2 minutes to play. Carolina completes 2 bombs in subsequent drive to win the game.

    24-21 L to Houston: Tie game, 1 minute left ball on Houston 3. Houston drives 80 yards in less than a minute for the winning FG.

    20-16 L Jacksonville: Packers strip Garrard on a late run, ball bounces right back to Garrard. Jags drive a few more yards for the game winning TD.

    20-17 L Chicago: Crosby has game winning chip shot blocked to end regulation.

    Rodgers did have some issues that year, but the main problem is that year the defense never made a stop when it counted.

  110. PackersHome.com says: Oct 5, 2011 5:56 PM

    dukemarc – Ted and Mike said they rushed (or hurried, forget the exact word used) Brett to make a decision because they were certain he was returning and they essentially wanted it out of the way sooner rather than later.

    To answer your snide question, I don’t know when a good time would have been. It could have been after the draft because they already had their ‘future’ QB. If Brett had not retired, surely the Packers don’t draft BOTH Brian Brohm and Matt Flynn. Preferably not Brian Brohm, but that’s purely hindsight speaking, lol.

  111. The Phantom Stranger says: Oct 5, 2011 6:05 PM

    judsonjr says:
    Oct 5, 2011 4:08 PM
    Yeah Rodgers should have won in 2008 :rolleyes:. Here are some of the losses from that 6-10 team:

    30-21 Road L Tampa: Cullen Jenkins and Al Harris suffer serious injuries. GB winning until Rodgers gets his shoulder separated, Matt Flynn is so bad they have to bring Rodgers back in hurt.

    19-16 OT Road L Tennessee: Terribly officiated game versus 8-0 Tennessee. Highlight was Greg Jennings burning Finnegan deep late in the 4th, only to have Finnegan hold one arm, not look back, and still not get called for PI. I guess that was Aaron’s fault, an underthown ball would have had Finnegan plow Jennings over.

    28-27 L Road Minnesota: Crosby misses a 50 yard game winning FG.

    35-31 L to Carolina: Rodgers puts the Packers up 3 with 2 minutes to play. Carolina completes 2 bombs in subsequent drive to win the game.

    24-21 L to Houston: Tie game, 1 minute left ball on Houston 3. Houston drives 80 yards in less than a minute for the winning FG.

    20-16 L Jacksonville: Packers strip Garrard on a late run, ball bounces right back to Garrard. Jags drive a few more yards for the game winning TD.

    20-17 L Chicago: Crosby has game winning chip shot blocked to end regulation.

    Rodgers did have some issues that year, but the main problem is that year the defense never made a stop when it counted.
    ____________

    The Vikings have lost four close games this year. I guess that makes Donovan McNabb a great quarterback. I can’t wait for the Super Bowl run in two years.

  112. childressrulz says: Oct 5, 2011 6:19 PM

    The media always over blows things dealing with Favre. It sounded like a compliment to me but whatever. This site is getting to be ridiculously stupid with inventing little slights and fight amongst people. This site has went down hill fast after NBC took over.

  113. Deb says: Oct 5, 2011 8:11 PM

    axespray says:

    Says the clown that supports a rapist.

    Mind telling me why Terry Bradshaw hates traveling to Pittsburgh again?
    ————————————————
    Anyone who’s consistently read my posts knows I have a lot of issues with Roethlisberger, supported his suspension, and think he’s been a jackass who doesn’t work hard enough. But the evidence–which I’ve thoroughly studied–shows no assaults occurred. And my conclusions on his legal cases are based solely on the evidence released by the authorities. It may be after his retirement before I form any firm opinions on his legacy as a QB or on his likeability.

    Terry Bradshaw has publicly explained his emotional conflicts with Pittsburgh–and how they originated in his head, not with the fans. You have never read any Steelers fans posting on these boards the hatred for Bradshaw that Packer fans post toward Favre. I have often wanted to ring Terry’s neck. He frustrates and angers me. But I still love the guy and will forever be grateful for what he brought to my team. And he says he no longer hates traveling to Pittsburgh.

  114. Deb says: Oct 5, 2011 8:20 PM

    @sacram3ntal …

    For some inexplicable reason, my reply to you was censored. I simply said I hoped you were right that most people in Green Bay have positive feelings toward Favre (guess that was a scary thing to say :roll: ) Can’t blame people for booing him when he came to Lambeau in a Vikes uniform, but the ongoing hatred being posted makes me sad. The reason I said Aaron would get the same is because the nature of football today is that vets often want to play after their original teams are reading to move on–as Favre did. I don’t think Pack fans would be anymore tolerant of Rodgers playing for another team than they have been of Brett.

    As for this becoming the best team in franchise history, I admire your faith, but you’re overreaching. The Lombardi Packers won two Super Bowls but they were the final games of a five-championship run. We’ll never see another team win five consecutive NFL championships.

  115. sportsmediacritic says: Oct 5, 2011 11:02 PM

    “out of context” nowadays means, “I @#$@up…nothing to see here”

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