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Packers Hall of Fame reaches out to Brett Favre

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Signs continue to point to an eventual thaw between Brett Favre and the Packers.

What we know now is that there have been active efforts to break through the ice.

Former Packers president Bob Harlan told ESPNMilwaukee.com’s Jason Wilde on Green and Gold Today that efforts were made to get the prodigal quarterback back to  Wisconsin for Mike Holmgren’s induction to the Packers Hall of Fame later this month.

Harlan said the Hall, which is operated independently of the organization, reached out to Favre via agent Bus Cook.

“We had a meeting about two months ago and talked about who should be invited back – Jon Gruden, Andy Reid, people like that,” Harlan said. “And, we talked about players. And I said to the group, ‘What about No. 4? This would be the perfect time for him to come back, come into Green Bay.’

“The crowd at the Hall of Fame banquet is an adoring crowd, they’re as loyal to the Green Bay Packers as anybody.’ And unfortunately, I don’t think he’s going to do it. We did approach his agent, and I don’t think Brett’s going to do it. I feel badly about that.”

Harlan said that the Hall called Cook without consulting with general manager Ted Thompson or coach Mike McCarthy first.

As others have suggested, Harlan thinks the reconciliation will eventually happen, and he hopes it’s before Favre is eligible for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

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  1. pat2452 says: Jul 3, 2012 2:05 PM

    So he’s still bitter enough to avoid honoring his Super Bowl winning coach? What a bum.

  2. revelationary says: Jul 3, 2012 2:06 PM

    Won’t happen until Favre is willing to take some heat from the fans. Whenever he comes back, he’ll be booed, and criticized, and “hated,” but eventually it’ll pass, and he’ll be remembered as one of the greatest Packers ever.

  3. ruvelligwebuike says: Jul 3, 2012 2:10 PM

    After so many years of seeing only the good in Brett Favre, to a few years of seeing only the bad…from worshipping him to hating him, and then recognizing what he did but not really liking him as a person, I am actually at a new stage with Favre.

    I actually just pity him.

    Keep taking the high road, Pack. He’ll keep embarrassing himself.

  4. bryanwenzel says: Jul 3, 2012 2:17 PM

    They should indeed reach out. Bert is one of the Packers greatest quarterbacks.

    But it is still way Too Soon ™.

    The whiney, b*tch-a** way he cried his way out of town rather than actually compete for his job, THEN to ‘un-retire’ and play for the J-E-S-T but the fuggedabootit VIKINGS?

    No.

    Maybe in a few years. Not yet.

    In the meantime, I’m backing a plan for the NFL to issue a new rule, named in #4′s honor: If you ‘retire’, you simply are not allowed to un-retire. And if you cry, you are fined an amount equal to half your last year’s contract, payable to the charity of Darth Goodell’s choice.

  5. PackersHome.com says: Jul 3, 2012 2:17 PM

    Packers call the agent, whom does not return a call and it’s assumed Brett will not attend? Great, put more words in Brett’s mouth, that won’t tick him off more.

    Whatever. We as fans have given tons to Brett Favre and in turn Brett Favre gave us tons too. It’s time for the fans, the Packers and Brett Favre to move the deuce on!

    Brett proved he still had it.
    Packers proved they had the real deal with Aaron Rodgers.

    Everyone was friggin right!!

  6. PackersHome.com says: Jul 3, 2012 2:17 PM

    Packers call the agent, whom does not return a call and it’s assume Brett will not attend? Great, put more words in Brett’s mouth, that won’t tick him off more.

    Whatever. We as fans have given tons to Brett Favre and in turn Brett Favre gave us tons too. It’s time for the fans, the Packers and Brett Favre to move the deuce on!

    Brett proved he still had it.
    Packers proved they had the real deal with Aaron Rodgers.

    Everyone was friggin right!!

  7. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Jul 3, 2012 2:20 PM

    I would say he’s not doing it because the fans will only boo Favre and it will take away from Holmgren’s moment. Maybe Favre realizes that and is just being respectful to his former coach. It’s too soon.

  8. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jul 3, 2012 2:28 PM

    It will probably take him a few years, but he’ll recognize that he was wrong and once he appropriately apologizes to Mr. Ted Thompson, Mr. Bob Harlan, and Packer fans, he will be welcomed back to the family.

  9. packfaninchitown says: Jul 3, 2012 2:31 PM

    Favre burned a lot of bridges with his failed coups de’tat in 2008. According to Andrew Brandt’s testimony about the Randy Moss fiasco, Favre simply couldn’t handle a regime that didn’t put him first, so he quit the day after the Pack failed to acquire Moss.

    He was given every opportunity to come back but he refused. He got mad when they didn’t send the token three wise men down to beg his return and the rest is history.

    Yet people think he should just be welcomed back with open arms, even after three years of trying to stick it to his former team.

    Maybe one day.

    But not today…

  10. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jul 3, 2012 2:31 PM

    pat2452 says:Jul 3, 2012 2:05 PM

    So he’s still bitter enough to avoid honoring his Super Bowl winning coach? What a bum.
    ________

    It’s the Packer fans who are bitter. He wouldn’t mind coming if he weren’t going to be treated like garbage from ungrateful fans with short memories.

  11. tdk24 says: Jul 3, 2012 2:32 PM

    I heard he wants Ted Thompson to induct him to the NFL HOF, but he’s going to wear an Edmonton Eskimos uniform.

  12. briman141 says: Jul 3, 2012 2:36 PM

    I just wish this would end already. I cannot believe that there is still this chip on Brett’s shoulder so big that he cannot even honor his coach that helped him win the Super Bowl. Yeah, he’d probably get booed at first, but the guy is arguably the greatest (or second greatest depending on your age – Starr) Packer to ever suit up. The fans, we are smart enough to realize this. The organization keeps making all the right moves, and the fans would take him back (how many of you would like to re-shelf your Favre autographed items, I sure would), yet the bitterness is so deep it is, as ruvelligwebuike said, pitiful. What is there to be so bitter about? Private locker, private shower, treated like a prince, disobeyed coaches without recourse, basically had his run of the organization. Ted and Mike and Co. come in and try to restore some order and “team” to the team and this has him so utterly pissed off that he cannot even take the heat like a man and honor his coach. This guy just keeps on digging deeper and deeper.

  13. vikings28 says: Jul 3, 2012 2:37 PM

    This is so funny that people blame Brett Favre!! The packers handled his situation horribly and do you know how you handle a future hall of famer……..ask the Indianapolis Colts!!! Watch how the Patriots handle Tom Brady. Then you compare that to Green Bay…..If I was Brett Favre, I’d be pi$$ed to, for the simple fact that they tried to push him out, then they held him hostage and traded him to a team he didn’t want to be at. I will say…I think Favre EARNED the right to be a free agent, but the Packers were super scared cause they knew he could still play at a high level. Brett Favre was the GB Packers for 15 years!! He put together one losing season and 10 division titles, 1 superbowl win. I think at that point, he should be let go, but the Packers were really, really scared, as they should be, LOOK at 2009, that could have been a 2 year run for FAVRE, but the Packers, the class act organization that they are, showed how to handle a Future, FIRST BALLOT hall of famer!!

  14. contra74 says: Jul 3, 2012 2:37 PM

    No one asked the ‘shareholders’ what their toughts were? How dare they bypass those that bought stock!? haha.

  15. vikings28 says: Jul 3, 2012 2:38 PM

    pat2452 says:Jul 3, 2012 2:05 PM

    So he’s still bitter enough to avoid honoring his Super Bowl winning coach? What a bum.
    ________

    It’s the Packer fans who are bitter. He wouldn’t mind coming if he weren’t going to be treated like garbage from ungrateful fans with short memories.

    You are 100% correct. It’s the Packer fans who are bitter and don’t remember the mid 90′s when FAVRE won 3 MVP’s with GB and complete dominance!!

  16. lbpackfan says: Jul 3, 2012 2:39 PM

    He’ll come back when Ted Thompson and McCarthy are no longer in Green Bay.

  17. citizenstrange says: Jul 3, 2012 2:40 PM

    I would think that Packer fans would be a lot more forgiving since they won a Super Bowl without Favre.

  18. ruvelligwebuike says: Jul 3, 2012 2:49 PM

    “It’s the Packer fans who are bitter. He wouldn’t mind coming if he weren’t going to be treated like garbage from ungrateful fans with short memories.

    You are 100% correct. It’s the Packer fans who are bitter and don’t remember the mid 90′s when FAVRE won 3 MVP’s with GB and complete dominance”
    ———————————
    So if your wife bears you two children, but then 5 years later you catch her cheating on you with your best friend…what do you do?

    Hold on, you’re Minnesotan. You wouldn’t have the balls to make the right decision if your life depended on it. You would still love her and the rest of the world would be wrong…nothing can interfere with creating an image of being high society and elite. Have fun eating ketchup on your plain hamburger at Pride Fest.

  19. buckybadger says: Jul 3, 2012 2:52 PM

    vikings28, the Packers handled the situation the only way they could. He wasn’t pushed out, he retired. The only thing the Packers did wrong was believe what he had said.

    The Colts didn’t have the same problem and to make the comparison just shows you are the one with blinders on.

    The Packers spent draft picks and the off season getting ready for life after Favre. He was still under contract so no he didn’t earn the right to be a free agent. You bring up on field accomplishments but forget he was a top paid player in the league, he was compensated. You don’t earn the right to act like a selfish jerk and that is what Favre did.

  20. buckybadger says: Jul 3, 2012 2:54 PM

    The fans I know don’t hold a grudge against him anymore, heck a ton of them never stopped loving him. This is about Favre and the organization heads. Remember Favre was trying to tell them how they should do their job and had lots of bad things to say about them. That isn’t just going to go away.

  21. PackersHome.com says: Jul 3, 2012 2:54 PM

    Brett Favre didn’t say he wasn’t coming, nor said he wouldn’t come for a reason.

    Who is going to spend money to boo Brett Favre? I can assure you, not any Green Bay Packers fan. And you can thank the 2010 Super Bowl winning season for that.

    Packers fans got “revenge” (for lack of better word) when the Packers beat the Favre led Vikings, twice en route to a Super Bowl victory.

    I fear at a Packers GAME, he may be booed, but I really feel most Packers fans have buried the hatchet.

    The bitterness is between Brett and the Packers. And like I said, each proved they were right, so it really is time to move the frick on!

    As a devoted Packers fan myself, its getting embarrassing with each day another article sprouts outlining that the Packers and Brett are not on good terms. Both have done so much for one another … just make up and guess what … the Packers can profit from Brett, and Brett can profit from the Packers. Use one another!

    /ramble off

  22. jimbo75025 says: Jul 3, 2012 3:00 PM

    Jesus Pack fans let it go. Your team did not want him-he still wanted to play-you traded him. Extreme arrogance that would think just because your team did not want him he should quit. This would be equivalent of expecting a longtime employee of Coke who got canned to not immediately apply at Pepsi.

  23. sucram619 says: Jul 3, 2012 3:05 PM

    If Favre came back to wisconsin he would be greeted with open arms!! All hate was lost when Rodgers won super bowl 45

  24. ndnut says: Jul 3, 2012 3:06 PM

    A call to my fellow Norsemen: Lay off of this post. We get MADD at Packer fans who troll our posts, but let them discuss this one amongst themselves. We have no idea what this situation as like, nor do any of the other 30 teams with fans who comment on this site.

  25. skittlesareyum says: Jul 3, 2012 3:09 PM

    thankheavenfornumberseven says:
    Jul 3, 2012 2:31 PM
    pat2452 says:Jul 3, 2012 2:05 PM

    So he’s still bitter enough to avoid honoring his Super Bowl winning coach? What a bum.
    ________

    It’s the Packer fans who are bitter. He wouldn’t mind coming if he weren’t going to be treated like garbage from ungrateful fans with short memories.

    Is this supposed to excuse Favre or something? Let’s assume you’re right, and he would have gotten booed somehow (even though he’s not the center of attention at Mike Holgrem’s HoF ceremony). So what? He should support his former coach and let the fans make fools of themselves if they want. That’s not his concern.

  26. kidpresentable says: Jul 3, 2012 3:10 PM

    “The packers handled his situation horribly and do you know how you handle a future hall of famer……..ask the Indianapolis Colts!!!”

    Whatever. If Manning didn’t have a cap-crippling contract and the Colts could have received something for him in a trade, they would have.

    The Packers traded him for a few reasons:

    1. Rodgers was ready

    2. They could control where he went for a season. Even if they believed Rodgers was better, they knew Favre wanted to go to Minnesota where he was certainly an improvement over Tavaris Jackson.

    3. They got a third round pick for him which was packaged in a trade to move up and get Clay Matthews.

    The Colts had no shot this year, so it didn’t matter where Manning went. Plus, nobody was going to make a trade and pay $28 million to a QB whose head could fall off at any time.

  27. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jul 3, 2012 3:11 PM

    @vikings28

    You are 100% correct. It’s the Packer fans who are bitter and don’t remember the mid 90′s when FAVRE won 3 MVP’s with GB and complete dominance!!
    __________________________

    Success sometimes changes people. Some become humble, some can become charitable, others just become jackasses… I remember every bit of the 90′s and loved it. He just became jackass after 2006 – when he threatened he wanted to be traded after Packers didn’t go after Moss. From that day forward, Favre thought he was greater than his team off the field and constant headache for GM’s and Coaches. I guess you can call me bitter when his last 4 years Green Bay were so out of character from the guy I grew up loving.

  28. zn0rseman says: Jul 3, 2012 3:14 PM

    Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy took a steaming dump on the greatest legend in Packers history, who by all right should have taken the snake-bitten rival Vikings to the Super Bowl merely two years after he was ignobily tossed out of Lambeau.

    As long as those two creeps are there, expect Favre to shun any attempts to reconcile with the organization that threw him out. Besides, isn’t the Packers greatest legend now Aaron “Discount Double Check” Rodgers?

  29. glac1 says: Jul 3, 2012 3:23 PM

    He’ll be back. His career was to great in Green Bay to be ignored. Hugs and kisses will happen….

  30. jimmysee says: Jul 3, 2012 3:27 PM

    Moses and the children of Israel walked through the desert for 40 years before they reached the promised land.

    Brett and the Packers still have a long way to go.

  31. kidpresentable says: Jul 3, 2012 3:27 PM

    Though he should not be required to do anything, Favre would be forgiven by a good number of fans if he issued some sort of statement saying something to the effect of:

    “I enjoyed my time in GB, I love the Packers, the fans, and the memories (or something sappy to that effect). Unfortunately, in this business, sometimes things don’t always go as planned, and for my part, I wish I had handled some things differently. I now recognize that my actions hurt the feelings of many Packer fans, and while that was never my intention I truly regret that part of my departure…cliche…cliche…you guys are the greatest…I consider myself a Packer”…and all sorts of other things to get us to think athletes care about us when we know they’re only as loyal as their next paycheck.

    He’ll never be forgiven by 100%, but this type of gesture is enough for the remaining boos to be drowned out.

  32. contra74 says: Jul 3, 2012 3:27 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:Jul 3, 2012 2:28 PM

    It will probably take him a few years, but he’ll recognize that he was wrong and once he appropriately apologizes to Mr. Ted Thompson, Mr. Bob Harlan, and Packer fans, he will be welcomed back to the family.
    ———-
    And how many ‘shares’ do you have in the Packers organization that allows you to make this call? hahaha!

  33. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jul 3, 2012 3:35 PM

    ruvelligwebuike says:Jul 3, 2012 2:49 PM

    “It’s the Packer fans who are bitter. He wouldn’t mind coming if he weren’t going to be treated like garbage from ungrateful fans with short memories.

    You are 100% correct. It’s the Packer fans who are bitter and don’t remember the mid 90′s when FAVRE won 3 MVP’s with GB and complete dominance”
    ———————————
    So if your wife bears you two children, but then 5 years later you catch her cheating on you with your best friend…what do you do?

    Hold on, you’re Minnesotan. You wouldn’t have the balls to make the right decision if your life depended on it. You would still love her and the rest of the world would be wrong…nothing can interfere with creating an image of being high society and elite. Have fun eating ketchup on your plain hamburger at Pride Fest.
    __________

    Only a Packer fan would equate a player from your favorite football team playing for your team’s rival with your wife cheating on you with your best friend.

  34. spawnsacs says: Jul 3, 2012 3:36 PM

    Hey zn0rseman,

    Your woulda, coulda, shoulda revisionist history lesson is laughable. The Vikings are Snake bit huh…..4 fumbles and horrible interception across his body, and not being able to count to 11 consititute “snakebit?”

    Favre retired, the Packers moved on, then when Favre saw life after him in GB was not all doom and gloom…he wanted back in. No way. The future was not Favre….so after his temper tantrum…..which he threw in the media BTW, they traded him and got value for his old, tired rear. He knew how good Rodgers was, that is why he didn’t want to compete for the QB job. Remember the tampering charges, remember the flight into town to crash Family Night? His plan was set in motion the minute they held the retirement press conference.

    Face it, your trophy of Favre is tarnished. The Packers kept quiet….Favre could not and cast himself as a bitter, deviant scumbag. Now he can rot with his bitterness.

    Rodgers is twice the QB Favre was…both on the field and off…..and last time I checked he is the reigning MVP and has as many Superbowl wins as your legend.

  35. vikings28 says: Jul 3, 2012 3:37 PM

    vikings28, the Packers handled the situation the only way they could. He wasn’t pushed out, he retired. The only thing the Packers did wrong was believe what he had said.

    buckybadger says:Jul 3, 2012 2:52 PM

    You are absolutely wrong. There are more than one way to handle each and every situation. GB front office handled it like a bunch of chumps. They should have said, you know what, go where you want, we have our QB now, good luck in anything you do. You know why they should have done that? Because Brett Favre put GB back on the map, hands down and I will believe nothing different, because I watched Brett Favre’s first game and last game, and that’s what I know!

  36. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jul 3, 2012 3:37 PM

    And I guess the right answer is you’re supposed to stop loving your wife? Is that the way marriage vows work in Wisconsin? Ever heard of forgiveness? I guess only us backward Minnesotans can grasp that concept.

  37. brewcrewfan54 says: Jul 3, 2012 3:37 PM

    I think a lot of you either forgot or never knew that the reason Favre left the Packers was because of his own actions. From the minute he “retired” after that NFC Champ. game he had his agent secretly guaging trade interest around the league. Then he had the meeting with Thompson and McCarthy in Mississippi where he reiterated he wanted to stay retired. Then come July he started talking coming back. Sorry Brett, it’s too late. Mike Sherman let you run the organization but the regime had changed for the better. Favre did great things for the Packers but his exit was his fault and the bitterness from fans was created by his own should I retire or should I come back nonsense.

  38. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jul 3, 2012 3:38 PM

    And how can a hamburger be plain if it has ketchup on it?

  39. lbpackfan says: Jul 3, 2012 3:40 PM

    contra74 -

    I don’t understand the weak attempts at ripping on Packer fans for buying “stock” (or whatever you want to call it). Why not rip on the Chiefs fan for buying a signed Dwayne Bowe picture…or Chargers fan for a Rivers signed football. No one held guns to our heads to buy these…it’s pretty amazing how many did though. Goes to show what a great fan base we have.

  40. vikings28 says: Jul 3, 2012 3:41 PM

    ruvelligwebuike says:Jul 3, 2012 2:49 PM

    “It’s the Packer fans who are bitter. He wouldn’t mind coming if he weren’t going to be treated like garbage from ungrateful fans with short memories.

    You are 100% correct. It’s the Packer fans who are bitter and don’t remember the mid 90′s when FAVRE won 3 MVP’s with GB and complete dominance”
    ———————————
    So if your wife bears you two children, but then 5 years later you catch her cheating on you with your best friend…what do you do?

    Hold on, you’re Minnesotan. You wouldn’t have the balls to make the right decision if your life depended on it. You would still love her and the rest of the world would be wrong…nothing can interfere with creating an image of being high society and elite. Have fun eating ketchup on your plain hamburger at Pride Fest.

    HAHA!! I laugh at this!! I don’t think a marital relationship has anything to do with Brett Favre. Bottomline is the packers handled it horribly as there were other ways to handle that situation. They were scared that Brett was going to stick it to them, and he didn in 2009, as they are lucky they closed the door on 2008. You don’t do that to someone that put your franchise back on the map. What would Ron Wolf do…he’d let him go and play where he wants because of the historic figures Favre put up when he was with GB!! Sometimes you gotta be the bigger person and GB wasn’t willing to do that!

  41. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jul 3, 2012 3:45 PM

    contra74 says:Jul 3, 2012 3:27 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:Jul 3, 2012 2:28 PM

    It will probably take him a few years, but he’ll recognize that he was wrong and once he appropriately apologizes to Mr. Ted Thompson, Mr. Bob Harlan, and Packer fans, he will be welcomed back to the family.
    ———-
    And how many ‘shares’ do you have in the Packers organization that allows you to make this call? hahaha!
    ——-

    Across my whole family? 2 – 1st generation, 7 – 2nd generation. Why do you care? Why are you even on our thread? Shouldn’t you be commenting on how Ponder is going to be the greatest QB ever? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

  42. vikings28 says: Jul 3, 2012 3:47 PM

    buckybadger says:Jul 3, 2012 2:52 PM

    vikings28, the Packers handled the situation the only way they could. He wasn’t pushed out, he retired. The only thing the Packers did wrong was believe what he had said.

    The Colts didn’t have the same problem and to make the comparison just shows you are the one with blinders on.

    He was pushed to retire and the packer front office didn’t want to let Favre do what he wanted to do, which was keep playing. Their egos were to big to be political about this. Faver had every right to change his mind, just like anyone else in the US…hence freedom of speech.
    The colts had the same situation. A HOF QB on his downhill slide of his career. The Colts could have traded him to the Seattle Seahawks….the didn’t, they let him do what he wanted to do beause of what he did for the franchise for 14 years. That is how you handle a long-termed employee of your company. You say that he was great the whole time he was here and wish him nothing but the best as he moves forward! Bottomline is the Packers were scared….very scared!!!

  43. stavreafavre says: Jul 3, 2012 3:51 PM

    If this is ever going to happen, Bob Harlan will be the man to bring it about. People talk about Ron Wolf and Holmgren and Favre and Reggie White, and rightfully so. But Harlan was the guy who started the ball rollong on all of them, and he’s the man who has done the most to insure the health of the franchise for the next generation. How lucky the Packers and all their fans were to have have Harlan working for the team!

    And Contra… you really need to find a new horse to ride, partner. “Packers Stock” may have won the Derby and placed in the Preakness, but it faded badly at Belmont and now just needs to be put out to pasture in Mississippi as “Old Gluefoot.” Kind of like #4.

  44. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jul 3, 2012 3:53 PM

    thankheavenfornumberseven says:Jul 3, 2012 3:38 PM

    And how can a hamburger be plain if it has ketchup on it?
    ========

    ACtually, in Minny that’s what they call a “hamburger with the works”

  45. vikings28 says: Jul 3, 2012 3:57 PM

    Brett Favre retains the right to change his mind and the packers didn’t handle it well. I just think there were other ways to handle a living legend!!! Mr. Ted Thompson and McCarthy didn’t do it, they look good now, but what happens if Favre wants nothing to do with the franchise because of them? They will look really, really bad in 10 years, especially if Aaron Rodgers doesn’t get another title in the next 3 years, cause that’s the window. All the packers players have contracts coming up and they won’t be able to keep everyone. Clay Matthews, Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, Jermichael Finley, C’mon Tramon Williams among all the other players that I am forgetting, but I didn’t forget the big one…Aaron Rodgers, he’s gonna want a big contract extension in the next year or two….then what ya gonna do Teddy?

  46. brewcrewfan54 says: Jul 3, 2012 4:06 PM

    And you’re right, Favre did have the right to change his mind. And the Packers had the right to not let him choose who they traded him to.

  47. ruvelligwebuike says: Jul 3, 2012 4:31 PM

    “And I guess the right answer is you’re supposed to stop loving your wife? Is that the way marriage vows work in Wisconsin? Ever heard of forgiveness? I guess only us backward Minnesotans can grasp that concept.”
    ——————-
    Forgiveness is fine, but you can’t be dumb enough to pretend that your world is the same. Forgive, yes. Forget, never.

    And you’re right. It’s not the same as a marital issue. I never made a sacred vow to Favre or the Packers, so I’m basing my decisions on who was right by the background, facts and actions involved in the situation. Favre was and is an A-hole. An objective opinion leaves no other conclusion.

    You’re right on two counts. A plain hamburger can’t be plain if it has ketchup on it. I believe this is referred to as the “spicy flamethrower” burger in Minnesota.

  48. granadafan says: Jul 3, 2012 4:41 PM

    No one player is bigger than a team. Favre clearly thought he was as evidenced by: his demand that he be allowed to have a say in players; his own locker room; his own parking spot close to the entrance. He threatened to retire for years, forcing the Packers to get a good replacement, and then when they did get their future QB, Favre threw a tantrum and refused to even say hello to the new guy let alone mentor him.

    Favre’s could have retired into the sunset at his tearful press conference and turned the reins over to Rodgers with grace. The Pack drafted 2 QBs in case Rodgers didn’t work out. But noooooo. Favre had to destroy the plans and demanded to be handed the starting job even though the organization moved on, forcing the Pack to make the decision of giving the baby what he wants for 2 more years or lose a franchise young QB.

    Rodgers had said he was going to ask for a trade if the Pack had bent over for Favre, because he never even had a chance to play in the league.

  49. chi01town says: Jul 3, 2012 5:25 PM

    Farve is going to the HOF wearing PURPLE…thats why he wont talk to green bay, dont get mad packers fans.. U turned your backs on him REMEMBER.. U use to hold up signs that say FARVER IS GOD now U dont want him there but U dont want him to go to the HOF with any other team

  50. vikings28 says: Jul 3, 2012 5:40 PM

    Colts flat out released Manning and I will tell you that the Partiots will flat out release Tom Brady when his tenure is over. GB didn’t know how to handle it, that is all.

  51. zn0rseman says: Jul 3, 2012 6:01 PM

    Also, I think a lot of new Packer fans forget (or never knew) that Favre only retired from GB because Trd Thompson and Mike McCarthy wanted to start Rodgers in 2008, and they made no secret of that. Rodgers forced the issue as well, his rookie contract was up and he demanded to start, or he was going to leave in free agency. The Packers didnt want Favre around, they offered him tens of millions to never play again. He refused the money because, well, he’s a baller.

    Favre then retired because he didn’t want to face the disgrace of being benched after taking his team to the NFC Championship where they lost by a mere field goal. That team, the one Rodgers inherited, Favre said was the best he’d ever had up to then.

    Favre unretired because he was contacted by several old teammates and coaches of his in Minnesota, a Super Bowl caliber team with no QB (TJoke). The Packers, although they didn’t want him in Lambeau, forced him to accept a one year deal with the Jets to keep him from playing where he wanted to play… in Minnesota, against the people who conspired to throw him out of town…. Thompson, McCarthy and Rodgers.

    If you were in his shoes, would you just walk away? Of course not.

  52. brewcrewfan54 says: Jul 3, 2012 7:19 PM

    Colts released Manning because he had a ridiculous roster bonus that was going to require payment if he remained on the team. The situations are very different. And I like how you tried to imply that I’m some sort of “new” Packer fan norseman. That was almost clever.

  53. hatesycophants says: Jul 3, 2012 8:46 PM

    Brett Favre doesn’t owe Packers fans (ignorant hillbillies) or executives a thing.

    Packers fans, It’s Not About You!!!

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!

  54. rlb52 says: Jul 4, 2012 10:11 AM

    The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame is a separate entity and is not owned by The Green Bay Packers. Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy are not involved with the GBPHOF. Brett would not be booed at a GBPHOF function. Their induction banquet is not a tailgate party.

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