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Rodgers says it’s past time for Favre to return to Green Bay

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Brett Favre spent most of his career as the most beloved man in Green Bay, but the last time he was there, he was getting booed off the field after his Vikings had lost to an Aaron Rodgers-led Packers team. There was plenty of bad blood then, but Rodgers says now is the time for Favre to come back to Green Bay and be honored for his career with the Packers.

In fact, Rodgers said on the Jim Rome Show that it’s past time.

“I’m excited about it. I really am,” Rodgers said of honoring Favre. “It’s been too long. Our country and the state of Wisconsin, these people are a people of second and third and fourth chances, and I think it’s time to let the healing process begin for those who are still upset about what went down.”

Rodgers said he has no reason to feel any ill will toward Favre, and he hopes the Packers retire Favre’s number before Favre is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

“I’m very secure with the things I’ve been able to accomplish with the team and individually here in Green Bay, and excited about the chance to see him again and get his number retired here before he goes into Canton,” Rodgers said.

The ceremony to retire Favre’s number will be a great moment at Lambeau Field. And a very different moment than the last time he was there.

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122 Responses to “Rodgers says it’s past time for Favre to return to Green Bay”
  1. tokyosandblaster says: May 23, 2013 2:19 PM

    This man is a true leader. Best in the NFL.

  2. mataug says: May 23, 2013 2:24 PM

    Say what you want about him, Brett did bring back a forgotten NFL giant into the news again. Between 1968 and 1992, they reached the playoffs two times (for a total of 3 playoff games in that period).

  3. vikings1976 says: May 23, 2013 2:24 PM

    RG III is the best ever!

  4. thesteelers says: May 23, 2013 2:24 PM

    Big Ben > Farve + Rodgers

  5. eagleswin says: May 23, 2013 2:24 PM

    Let’s not forget that the Packers covered up Favre’s addiction to painkillers for years. Otherwise Favre most likely would not have lasted as long as he did.

    There were many times, especially in his later years that he shouldn’t have suited up and him suiting up actually hurt the team just to keep his iron man streak alive. Thankfully he had his painkillers and booze (early years) to keep him upright.

  6. 4greatestvikingever says: May 23, 2013 2:24 PM

    Get the tar and feathers ready!

  7. inyofaceagain says: May 23, 2013 2:28 PM

    Both Favre and Rodgers will go down as great QBs of their time. Hard to say which one is better. When its all said and done they will still only have 1 ring each.

  8. johndont says: May 23, 2013 2:28 PM

    Bret Favre says Tim Tebow is going to G.B instead. Let the celebration began.

  9. Carl Gerbschmidt says: May 23, 2013 2:28 PM

    How can you not love him? He is the best QB in the league right now and will probably end up Top 3 of all time before his career is over. Anybody who has anything negative to say about Aaron is just jealuos because he’s not their QB.

  10. unbiasfan says: May 23, 2013 2:32 PM

    Brett Favre should retire with the Vikings..they are the better franchise anyways #Vikingswillalwaysbebetterthanthepackers

  11. jwilliamsspf says: May 23, 2013 2:34 PM

    Your move, Bert.

  12. phinfan says: May 23, 2013 2:34 PM

    Can’t he just send them a mobile photograph of his head?

    … skip that idea… be may send the wrong photo.

  13. Norseman says: May 23, 2013 2:35 PM

    Classy for Rodgers to say that. Will help thaw the relationship with Green Bay fans and Favre.

  14. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 23, 2013 2:36 PM

    The problem is that half the Packer fans appreciate what Favre gave the team and the other half have a juvenile dislike for him just because he left to play for their biggest rival. I’m guessing the half that doesn’t appreciate him didn’t start paying attention to the Packers until after he arrived.

  15. jordanismyidol says: May 23, 2013 2:36 PM

    Favre is the greatest QB of all time

  16. charism4 says: May 23, 2013 2:37 PM

    inyofaceagain says:
    May 23, 2013 2:28 PM
    Both Favre and Rodgers will go down as great QBs of their time. Hard to say which one is better. When its all said and done they will still only have 1 ring each.
    _________________

    Never go full special.

  17. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 23, 2013 2:37 PM

    mataug says:May 23, 2013 2:24 PM

    Say what you want about him, Brett did bring back a forgotten NFL giant into the news again. Between 1968 and 1992, they reached the playoffs two times (for a total of 3 playoff games in that period).
    ______

    And one of those playoff years was the 9-game 1982 season. You can hardly count that.

  18. boonevol says: May 23, 2013 2:44 PM

    Remind Aaron we’re only about 2 seasons removed from Favre Watch, will he play, will he not b.s.

  19. Carl Gerbschmidt says: May 23, 2013 2:47 PM

    @inyofaceagain

    “only”? How many rings do your vike QBs have? And, don’t include the ones they got with other teams. If you are having a problem counting that high, I’ll help you out – “0”

  20. blacknole08 says: May 23, 2013 2:49 PM

    Look, what happened with Brett had nothing to do with Rodgers.

    He was drafted to be Favre’s replacement, and patiently waited his turn on the bench.

    So for him to go out of his way and say this publicly is very admirable.

    He is right though — it’s really time to put this to rest.

  21. jimboinlimbo says: May 23, 2013 2:50 PM

    A couple of weeks ago the Packers’ President of Pseudo-Stock Sales issued a similar statement about Favre. This is simply the Packers trying to get out in front and appear to be the side of the argument on the high road and put Favre in an unwinnable situation. This way, the organization can play kind of a “see Brett was the jerk all along” spin if he’s not ready to mend fences.

    The Packers traded Favre. They didn’t want him back and sent him away in the end. I can still hear McCarthy’s “that ship has sailed” quote! I don’t feel like the Packers should expect to be able to choose when and how they and Brett reunite.

    Rodgers doesn’t care about this in the least. He’s helping with the spin. While its hard for the Cheeseheads to grasp he’s as all about himself as Favre ever was. Remember the days when Favre was “just a man playing a kid’s game” or “the toughest player playing merely for the love of football”? Similar statements can be read in these comments. Look for history to repeat itself when Rodgers’ play begins to decline in a few years and his arrogance clashes with that of the Green Bay organization and its fan base.

    And remember…you read it here first.

  22. tokyosandblaster says: May 23, 2013 2:56 PM

    thesteelers says:
    May 23, 2013 2:24 PM
    Big Ben > Farve + Rodgers

    —-

    Come on, dude.

    Big Ben isn’t THAT fat.

  23. sdboltaction says: May 23, 2013 2:59 PM

    @Carl Gerbschmidt

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    May 23, 2013 2:28 PM
    How can you not love him? He is the best QB in the league right now…..

    —————————————————-

    Come on, dude…. Top 5 all day long, but best in the league? No.

  24. puntonfirstdown says: May 23, 2013 3:00 PM

    Class.

  25. captainwisdom8888 says: May 23, 2013 3:00 PM

    eagleswin says:
    May 23, 2013 2:24 PM
    Let’s not forget that the Packers covered up Favre’s addiction to painkillers for years. Otherwise Favre most likely would not have lasted as long as he did.

    There were many times, especially in his later years that he shouldn’t have suited up and him suiting up actually hurt the team just to keep his iron man streak alive. Thankfully he had his painkillers and booze (early years) to keep him upright.
    ————————–

    The Packers want to bring home one of their most beloved players to celebrate what he’s accomplished in Green Bay in a very positive way, and all you can think of is an alleged drug problem that doesn’t apply to this celebraory

  26. captainwisdom8888 says: May 23, 2013 3:03 PM

    eagleswin says:
    May 23, 2013 2:24 PM
    Let’s not forget that the Packers covered up Favre’s addiction to painkillers for years. Otherwise Favre most likely would not have lasted as long as he did.

    There were many times, especially in his later years that he shouldn’t have suited up and him suiting up actually hurt the team just to keep his iron man streak alive. Thankfully he had his painkillers and booze (early years) to keep him upright.
    ————————–

    The Packers want to bring home one of their most beloved players to celebrate what he’s accomplished in Green Bay in a very positive way, and all you can think of is an alleged drug problem that carries no weight in this situation. Leave the hate aside and give credit where credit is due. Props to Rodgers for facilitating all this…

  27. mickmoney says: May 23, 2013 3:08 PM

    @ unbiasfan says:
    May 23, 2013 2:32 PM
    Brett Favre should retire with the Vikings..they are the better franchise anyways #Vikingswillalwaysbebetterthanthepackers
    ___________________________________

    Haha, that’s cute….Kiss the rings

  28. packattack1967 says: May 23, 2013 3:10 PM

    Brett Favre is the greatest player to put on the green and gold. No question. You may have your emotional favorites but no one will touch Brett’s stats for a long time if ever. I agree. It’s time.

  29. packhawk04 says: May 23, 2013 3:13 PM

    Jimboinlimbo… since favre retired after the 07 season, what has green bay said negative about favre? Nothing. While favre was on fox news bashing the organization, they said nothing. While favre was taking shots at them while with the jets and vikings, they said nothing. When they invited favre to holmgrens packer hof induction and favre declined, they said nothing.

    And now youre going to say the packers want to make it look like favre was a jerk????????

    Favre did that all by himself.

  30. jcbadger34 says: May 23, 2013 3:13 PM

    It’s a story about the Packers, so of course more than half the comments are from Vikings fans.

    I guess this is what you’re reduced to when your favorite team has failed in each and every one of its 52 years of existence.

  31. jmak79 says: May 23, 2013 3:21 PM

    I don’t blame Brett for waiting this out. I’ve been to Green Bay and half their fan base are drunk cowards and the other half are smart football fans and generally good people. He knows the better half can wait till the idiots truly forget from alcohol poisoning.

    He will go back when he’s ready, not after his understudy makes a comment like his blessings mean any thing to Favre.

  32. whatjusthapped says: May 23, 2013 3:33 PM

    I say bring him back for a Viking Packer game in GB and show highlights on the Jumbotron of his INT to Tracy Porter in the Championship game loss to the Saints. For extra measure, back up the tape 15 seconds to show Childress’s face when he realizes he sent a 12th man into the huddle.

    That way, all the Packer fans in the stadium can remind all the visiting Viking fans that we told you so. They probably made the trip over to see what a Lombardi trophy looks like because that’s as close as they will come to seeing one.

  33. geefan1 says: May 23, 2013 3:34 PM

    thesteelers says:May 23, 2013 2:24 PM

    Big Ben > Farve + Rodgers

    _______

    Not even close. Farve is a Hall of Famer, Rodgers most likely will be, and Ben belongs in jail

  34. bag217 says: May 23, 2013 3:38 PM

    Favre earned the right to retire when he wanted to. The Packers did him wrong. He should never go back. Ungrateful franchise and fans.

  35. tokyosandblaster says: May 23, 2013 3:42 PM

    I don’t blame Brett for waiting this out. I’ve been to Green Bay and half their fan base are drunk cowards and the other half are smart football fans and generally good people. He knows the better half can wait till the idiots truly forget from alcohol poisoning.

    He will go back when he’s ready, not after his understudy makes a comment like his blessings mean any thing to Favre.

    —-

    Brett?

    No?

    Chewy?

    No?

    Yeah, you don’t know what Brett Favre cares about or thinks about.

    You should probably not type anymore.

  36. filthymcnasty1 says: May 23, 2013 3:42 PM

    The Packers are the most beloved franchise in the NFL, and with good reason given their historic levels of success. Favre will probably be remembered fondly at some point – probably after his passing.

    But right now he’d get boo’d.

  37. snoop24 says: May 23, 2013 3:44 PM

    jcbadger34 says:
    May 23, 2013 3:13 PM
    It’s a story about the Packers, so of course more than half the comments are from Vikings fans.

    I guess this is what you’re reduced to when your favorite team has failed in each and every one of its 52 years of existence.
    ___________________________________

    Not really. It is meant more to see how many kiss the rings of the past comments we can get. Always living for yesterday and never looking forward. I guess hard to do when in the basement of your moms house wearing your spiderman pajamas playing madden. I bet the Packers win every game with you in control?

  38. duece5 says: May 23, 2013 3:45 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says: May 23, 2013 2:47 PM

    @inyofaceagain

    “only”? How many rings do your vike QBs have? And, don’t include the ones they got with other teams. If you are having a problem counting that high, I’ll help you out – “0
    duece5 says:

    Let me help YOU out Carl….Vikes won NFL Championship in 1969……so you are WRONG!!!!

  39. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: May 23, 2013 3:49 PM

    The night before the Pack vs Niners in the 1995 Div playoffs I called the team hotel in Burlingame, CA and left Favre a voice mail in his room. Told him they had a great season and he was a stud but to not be too hard on himself when they lost at Candlestick the next day.

    I think he ended up winning 8 of 9 starts @ Candlestick:-)

  40. myasylum11 says: May 23, 2013 3:49 PM

    They just just let Favre play behind Rodgers, then maybe make him a 3rd stringer when he turns 50 or so.

  41. Carl Gerbschmidt says: May 23, 2013 3:50 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:May 23, 2013 2:36 PM

    The problem is that half the Packer fans appreciate what Favre gave the team and the other half have a juvenile dislike for him just because he left to play for their biggest rival. I’m guessing the half that doesn’t appreciate him didn’t start paying attention to the Packers until after he arrived.
    ——

    When did Favre play for the bears? I think you might be thinking of when McMahon came to Green Bay to be Favre’s backup. One would think you’d have time to get that straight, what with your not having to spend a lot of time counting your Super Bowl victories and all.

  42. deltaoracle says: May 23, 2013 3:52 PM

    Okay, intense competition in the same story for “Dumbest PFT Comment of the Week.” So here we go:
    Thumbs up for “Big Ben > Farve (sic) + Rodgers.”
    Thumbs down for “Vikings are the better franchise.”
    May the most deserving doorknob win!

  43. myasylum11 says: May 23, 2013 3:52 PM

    Time will only tell who is the better quarterback between the two.
    It’s not possbile for Rodgers to play as long as Farve though. He could probably still play.
    People easily forget that Favre is a freak of nature. McCarthy even echoed that same sentiment.

  44. johngaltwho says: May 23, 2013 3:52 PM

    As a Packer fan, I have no problem with the fact that Favre wanted to continue playing. It was his ridiculous antics surrounding his unretirement that ticked me off. He retired, the Packers (in retrospect, wisely) committed to an Aaron Rodgers led team and then Favre acted entitled to return when he changed his mind. That was the bs part, that was why he lost favor. The Packers were right to move on AND Favre was right to continue playing. He showed he could still play at an incredibly high level. True, he stayed one year too many and the whole year with the Jets was one he’d rather forget (me too) but it is time to move on. I loved watching Brett play with abandon – almost as much as I love watching Rodgers play with precision.

  45. whatnojets says: May 23, 2013 3:53 PM

    You mean Brett Farve entering the Hall of Fame as a New York Jet??!!! AWESOME!!!!

  46. jhein23 says: May 23, 2013 3:53 PM

    How is Aaron Rodgers not in the discussion for best current QB? Who is so much better than him right now that he’s not even in the discussion? And if there was a fan poll on any website he would probably finish #1. And if you did a players poll he’d probably finish #1 at the current time. Look at Brady and Mannings divisions that they played in last year – they were awful.

  47. filthymcnasty1 says: May 23, 2013 3:55 PM

    It’s hard for the Packers to keep all these Hall of Fame QB’s in line.

    High class problems!

  48. dtrb10 says: May 23, 2013 3:58 PM

    This guys wouldn’t know anything if it wasn’t for Brett and now it’s OK with Karen that he comes back to Green Bay. Favre made you boy, You respect him he don’t come back when you say it’s okay! I hope he goes into the Hall as a Viking! Packer fans think they are like god or something . Freaking Hillbillies!

  49. jcbadger34 says: May 23, 2013 4:00 PM

    snoop24 says: May 23, 2013 3:44 PM

    Not really. It is meant more to see how many kiss the rings of the past comments we can get. Always living for yesterday and never looking forward.
    ——————-

    Looking forward, I see the Packers still with Aaron Rodgers, arguably the best QB in the league, and the Vikings with…..Christian Ponder.

    The Packers’ past is better than the Vikings’ past, the Packers are currently better than the Vikings, and the Packers will continue to be better than the Vikings into the near future.

    Sucks to be you.

  50. boobschannel says: May 23, 2013 4:01 PM

    favre > rodgers

    brady > rodgers.

    so yeah, a-rod is certainly not ‘the best’, not even close.

  51. crownofthehelmet says: May 23, 2013 4:03 PM

    @jhein, he barely breaks top 5. Big Ben, Brady, Manning, Brees, Rodgers, in that order.

  52. onbucky96 says: May 23, 2013 4:06 PM

    Ah, the prodigal son returns…maybe. About time. I can only refer to him as Judas, Freado, or Benidict Arnold for so long. Get it done, have Starr, the Majik man, and the rest of the usual suspects show up on a Sunday night. Should be fun, Wisconsin should be shut down for a hangover day following the ceremony.

  53. ejmat2 says: May 23, 2013 4:11 PM

    dtrb10 says:
    May 23, 2013 3:58 PM
    This guys wouldn’t know anything if it wasn’t for Brett and now it’s OK with Karen that he comes back to Green Bay. Favre made you boy, You respect him he don’t come back when you say it’s okay! I hope he goes into the Hall as a Viking! Packer fans think they are like god or something . Freaking Hillbillies!
    ————————————
    Problem is football players go into the HOF as a player. Not from any one team unless of course they only played for one team.

  54. ejmat2 says: May 23, 2013 4:14 PM

    johngaltwho says:
    May 23, 2013 3:52 PM
    As a Packer fan, I have no problem with the fact that Favre wanted to continue playing. It was his ridiculous antics surrounding his unretirement that ticked me off. He retired, the Packers (in retrospect, wisely) committed to an Aaron Rodgers led team and then Favre acted entitled to return when he changed his mind. That was the bs part, that was why he lost favor. The Packers were right to move on AND Favre was right to continue playing. He showed he could still play at an incredibly high level. True, he stayed one year too many and the whole year with the Jets was one he’d rather forget (me too) but it is time to move on. I loved watching Brett play with abandon – almost as much as I love watching Rodgers play with precision.
    ———————————————–
    Great post! From a Vikings fan. I agree with just about everything said. The only thing I would questions was whether or not Favre was told to retire from the Packers. I don’t blame them for doing what they did. They needed to see what they had with Rodgers. But I think the Packers and Favre share the blame for the way things ended.

  55. ijahru says: May 23, 2013 4:18 PM

    I am not a Packers fan and I believe this decision is between the fans and the team but looking at Favre’s actions at the end of his Green Bay days I would say he should amazing disrespect and acted like a complete diva. I personally would be in no hurry to do something for his. The Packers already have many greats that they honor anything they do will just be an ego stroke to the diva.

  56. jhein23 says: May 23, 2013 4:24 PM

    Wow I don’t even know what to say – there is no way Big Ben or Drew Brees is better than Rodgers. Brees averages in the high teens in INT each season and has nowhere near the arm strength or mobility of #12. And Big Ben got outplayed and beaten in the SB by Rodgers. Peyton and Brady are the only 2 I’d say are in discusssion for #1. And again Rodgers stronger arm and much more athletic.

  57. stellarperformance says: May 23, 2013 4:26 PM

    I think I speak for a lot of Packer fans that have lost favor for Favre. And it has absolutely nothing to do with the fact he played for the Vikings. So what? You’re giving yourselves way too much credit. The cards he played were his alone and he could have played them anywhere.

    No. He messed up when he identified the Vikings as his last best chance to win a SuperBowl….not his own teammates. It could have been any other team, it just happened to be the Vikings (they were good and they needed a QB!) He faked his retirement in the hope he could get an unconditional release (so he could be free to join the Vikings.) It didn’t work.

    His prideful selfishness pushed him down the regrettable path that he took. What a waste. He could’ve had a 25’0″ tall bronze statue alongside Curly and Vince. Now he’s got a pocket full of resentment, and it’s his own fault.

  58. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 23, 2013 4:26 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:May 23, 2013 3:50 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:May 23, 2013 2:36 PM

    The problem is that half the Packer fans appreciate what Favre gave the team and the other half have a juvenile dislike for him just because he left to play for their biggest rival. I’m guessing the half that doesn’t appreciate him didn’t start paying attention to the Packers until after he arrived.
    ——

    When did Favre play for the bears? I think you might be thinking of when McMahon came to Green Bay to be Favre’s backup. One would think you’d have time to get that straight, what with your not having to spend a lot of time counting your Super Bowl victories and all.
    ______

    Funny stuff. I’d believe you if you could point to one Bears story that you’ve ever commented on. You like to talk about the time you spend counting to low numbers, so why don’t you count those Bears comments?

  59. jjackwagon says: May 23, 2013 4:30 PM

    @crownofthehelmet “he barely breaks top 5. Big Ben, Brady, Manning, Brees, Rodgers, in that order.”

    Your top five isn’t the top five, Brady, Manning, Manning, Brees, then I take Rodgers over Ben, but maybe Flacco instead of either.

  60. vikings28 says: May 23, 2013 4:30 PM

    I think the way the packers handled FAVRE was classless. I am a viking fan. GB held him hostage, traded him to the jets so he couldn’t play with who he wanted to play with. He earned the right to play for the team he wanted. It was kind of smart by GB, cause vikes would have been in the championship game in 2009 and 2010 and we would’ve taken the trophy home in one of those seasons, but who knows…..
    2nd point…….did you see how Indianapolis handled Peyton Manning…..that’s how you handle a unanomious 1st ballot hall of famer.
    3rd point……Rumor out of GB is GB Brass kept pushing Favre to retire….so he would at the end of the season..then come back. If that is true, you can’t blame Favre. Everyone wants to retire at the end of the season.
    If you don’t agree….please let me know!!!!

  61. seals1 says: May 23, 2013 4:33 PM

    Smug is the only word that comes to mind. These gb tools act like this was a classy move and he was being smart.

  62. filthymcnasty1 says: May 23, 2013 4:40 PM

    I like how Ponder retired at the end of the regular season.

  63. deltaoracle says: May 23, 2013 4:46 PM

    Rick Spiel, let me try to explain it to you. When I played sports in high school, our team had several big rivals. But I spent more time arguing with my bratty little brothers and sisters than I did with the athletes at the other schools. You look at people who are at the same talent level as your team as your rivals. You look at loud-mouthed pests who have never accomplished much of anything as just very annoying nuisances that you spend a lot of time yelling and swatting at. Hope that helps you.

  64. thezepol0728packfan says: May 23, 2013 4:56 PM

    14 years with GB…14, those are the years getting him into the Hall of Fame. Those years got him the record breaking numbers, the four years with the Vikings topped them off. We WANT to honor our guy. For those who say GB held him hostage, put him in a bad position…look what happened. I want to remind you of the two seasons that team stood behind him and sent him to the NFC playoffs 1 game away from the Superbowl, ready to do what they had to for the ring, and number 4 said they didn’t have it in them. HE went on TV and retired then changed his mind and wanted to START as QB at the end of July…wwwaayyy into training camp. They offered him second-string, we ALL know he would’ve played most of the year, maybe not starting but would’ve defintely been on that field. And HE went to Minnesota, the Giants, Miami, and the Jets to talk about a deal. Came “out” of retirement and announced HE accepted the deal from NY, GB then agreed to the trade. We love our VET…but when you play the Green and Gold in Purple or Blue and Orange you WILL BE BOOED! Thank you for the respect you showed the man you admitted to looking up to and using as an example for you the way you play Rodgers; you’ve been at the helm for a whole 6 years I think you can get another ring..he has time. To #4 Come on home man we’re more than ready to give you the honors you deserve..for those who don’t believe that, please tell me who’s wearing number 4 on the Packers?

  65. vikings28 says: May 23, 2013 5:03 PM

    @thezepol0728packfan says:

    HAHA. Nobody wants to wear #4, big shoes to fill man!! Not sure if you’re aware.
    Rodgers is no Favre. Rodgers doesn’t like to get tackled, let alone touched. He’s emotional, hence what Greg Jennings said. Did you see the HISSY FIT he threw at McCarthy last year…HAHA!! He’s very emotional. LOL!
    At the end of the DAY, Indianapolis showed the NFL how to handle a 1st ballot hall of famer. Watch how NE handles Brady…how NO handles Brees.
    How GB handled FAVRE…classless. When he came to camp, they should’ve released him and we wouldn’t be talking about this and FAVRE’s #4 would’ve already been retired. Teddy Thompson is the one to blame.
    the whole damn GB Brass were pushing FAVRE to retire since 2005….

  66. filthymcnasty1 says: May 23, 2013 5:06 PM

    Not even the great Bert Favre could cleanse the stench of losing from the Vikings.

  67. vikings28 says: May 23, 2013 5:12 PM

    If I was FAVRE, I’d say Screw it. Teach the GB Brass a serious lesson. LEARN HOW TO TREAT 1st Ballot HOFamers!! I don’t think people know what really happened. I think GB Brass tried to strong arm him and after the 2008 season, he was like screw it, you want Rodgers, fine, release me. I believe that may have been a direct quote from him. I would tend to agree…if you want to go a different route, do it, but let me go a different route too, not the route you choose for me. if I was FAVRE, I’d never return to GB, and really it doesn’t matter if he does or not, he’ll be remembered for being a the Top player in GB History!!!!!!! He, all by himself, put GB back on the map…all by himself.
    If you look at the recievers Favre had compared to what Rodgers has…apples to oranges my friends.
    FAVRE never ever had a 1-2 combo of the likes of Jennings/Jordy, and the last 2 years it’s been Jennings/Jordy/Cobb/James Jones….Favre never had that ever!!!

  68. slick3 says: May 23, 2013 5:17 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says:
    May 23, 2013 3:42 PM
    The Packers are the most beloved franchise in the NFL, and with good reason given their historic levels of success. Favre will probably be remembered fondly at some point – probably after his passing.

    But right now he’d get boo’d.

    20 22
    ________________________________________________

    Funny. That team with the star on it’s helmet swears the same thing when, in truth, you’re both hated by most fans on this side of the known universe.

  69. glac1 says: May 23, 2013 5:20 PM

    and Aaron can say “psssttt…. let’s compare contracts”…. Seriously, Packer fans realize how blessed they are to have two hall of fame quarterbacks “back to back”. That rarely happens and Brett will be welcomed back with open arms….

  70. slick3 says: May 23, 2013 5:37 PM

    vikings28 says:
    May 23, 2013 5:03 PM
    @thezepol0728packfan says:

    At the end of the DAY, Indianapolis showed the NFL how to handle a 1st ballot hall of famer. Watch how NE handles Brady…how NO handles Brees…
    ________________________________________________

    How Philly handled McNa… Oh, wait… Never mind.

  71. vikings28 says: May 23, 2013 5:51 PM

    McNabb is not a 1st ballot hall of famer……FYI. Not sure if you are aware, but I’m here to help!!! :)

  72. granadafan says: May 23, 2013 5:54 PM

    Rodgers has always handled this very bad situation bret created with class. This whole mess was Bret’s doing. He is the one whobheld the team hostage and unable to plan for the future. He osbthebone who threw a childish tantrum when the Packers drafted his future replacement and wouldnt even talk to or mentor Rodgers. Favre could ridden off into the sunset when he cried at his retirement announcement but threw the organization in complete disarray by demanding to come back. Rodgers would have left if Bert was given the starting job again.

    This whole mess is 95% Favre’s fault, 5% the Packer’s fault, and zero percent Rodgers’ fault.

  73. nickster31 says: May 23, 2013 5:58 PM

    Not a fan of either team, but love the way the way Favre played played the game. Like-able person who seemed to relate to the fans.

    The constant not deciding to either not retire or stay retired got tired at the end, but still played like a champ to the end.

    Seeing him as a J-E-T was about as much as a joke, but he could come back this year and be better than Sanchez.

    Favre is a first ballot Hall of Fame player, so it is time for the Packers to do the right thing and retire his number.

    That being said, what would be HILARIOUS would be to see Brett get his numbered by the Vikings before the Packers.

    Not because he deserved it there, just as a HA HA to the Packers. As much as they hate each other, It would make it the most exciting thing to talk about in the NFL.

    Imagine, during the Week 7 games vs the Browns, Ziggy Wilf gets interviewed at half time, and announces that they are going to retire Brett Favres number next week vs the Packers at home. The Pack would not be able to retire it before. Just as a middle finger to the Packers.

    Even if Favre doesn’t show up. Have a half time tribute to Favre, and the game is on Sunday Night football.

    This would be EPIC, seriously. And in a rivalry, this would be a blow Green Bay could not out do.

  74. trapshoot says: May 23, 2013 5:59 PM

    Yup, it is indeed about time!

  75. nickster31 says: May 23, 2013 6:01 PM

    vikings28 says:
    May 23, 2013 5:51 PM
    McNabb is not a 1st ballot hall of famer……FYI. Not sure if you are aware, but I’m here to help!!!

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

    First ballot? McNabb is NOT going to be in the Hall of Fame unless he buys a ticket. The guy was average at best.

    Sorry, not going to happen.

  76. nickster31 says: May 23, 2013 6:08 PM

    To continue, the Vikings could rename all the streets to the stadium to Brett Favre Drive. Brett Favre Ave. Brett Favre PKWY. Every street needs to have his name on it that the Packers will take to the stadium. Just for the day.

    Make it Brett Favre appreciation night, and give every fan in attendance a free Brett Favre jersey.

    Every commercial break, show Favre highlites.

    Have the fans chant “WE WANT FAV-RE” every time the Packers have the ball.

    And have John Madden do an in stadium broadcast of calling the game. And every time Aaron Rodgers is supposed to have his name called, Madden can say, “Well that was a great play, but Favre could have done it better”.

    Have Christian Ponder wear a Favre jersey for the game.

  77. bmue42 says: May 23, 2013 6:12 PM

    for all those viking fans blasting the packers for trading brett instead of releasing him so he could play for who he wanted (vikings), they should ask themselves how receptive they would be to AP at some point and wanting to leave minn and go play for the packers or another division rival and then tell us trading him out of the division/conference wasnt the best idea

  78. packalltheway1 says: May 23, 2013 6:14 PM

    First, I will admit that I am a Packer fan. There I said it. But I truly pride myself in trying to be as unbiased as possible and more literate than most.

    This is nothing but a good thing. Unbiasedly, Brett Favre is without a doubt one of the best players of all time. Those that want to argue this, please look at the statistics. And if I hear one more person say that he also holds the most interceptions stat you clearly are not educated.
    Point being, He was loyal to GB and they were loyal to him. But it was time for them to move on. he deserves to come back and have a huge ceremony!

    And any Vikings fan that make another comment to this post is clearly jealous. Please don’t try to compare the two organizations as it is a pathetic attempt. I live in Minnesota and this state has a lot to offer, sports teams/fans are not one of those things.

  79. squared80 says: May 23, 2013 6:15 PM

    Well, since Rodgers signed off on it, I guess it’s okay now. Thanks, Aaron.

  80. Wisconsin77 says: May 23, 2013 6:16 PM

    packhawk04 says: May 23, 2013 3:13 PM
    Jimboinlimbo… since favre retired after the 07 season, what has green bay said negative about favre? Nothing. While favre was on fox news bashing the organization, they said nothing. While favre was taking shots at them while with the jets and vikings, they said nothing. When they invited favre to holmgrens packer hof induction and favre declined, they said nothing.

    ahh, the standard “I remember only one side of history” argument. The Packers did in fact do many negative things to Favre.

    – Did you forgot about TT’s press conference when he revealed that infamous inaccurate and exaggerated “timeline”? Favre was silent with the press up to that point, but TT forced Favre to come out and defend himself.

    -Did you forget about that planted story in MJS about the “Packer issued cell phone” which recorded calls between Favre and the Vikings? For 4 days that floated in the press until the Legue started investigating because the Packers would have broken league rules if there was such a thing. After that, and only after that, did the Packers come out and say that the story is not true and there was no issued cell phone.

    -Did you forget that the Packers spent several hundred thousand dollars of share holders money to hire the same guy who lied to the nation about WMDs before we went into Iraq to orchestrate a smear campaign against Favre?

    – Did you forget about the Article that same guy, Ari Flesher, had his buddy write in the WSJ claiming Favre was a “Diva.” Funny, nobody ever refered to Favre as a Diva before that article came out. And it came out in the WSJ! A financial paper that never writes sports story’s.

    …and I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

  81. Wisconsin77 says: May 23, 2013 6:20 PM

    eagleswin says: May 23, 2013 2:24 PM
    Let’s not forget that the Packers covered up Favre’s addiction to painkillers for years. Otherwise Favre most likely would not have lasted as long as he did.
    There were many times, especially in his later years that he shouldn’t have suited up and him suiting up actually hurt the team just to keep his iron man streak alive. Thankfully he had his painkillers and booze (early years) to keep him upright.

    Looks like nobody else set this guy straight so I will. First of all, Favre quit painkillers and drinking early in his career, before the Superbowl Seasons. And the Packers did more then cover up, the ENABLED his addiction. So quit acting like they were doing him a favor, they were killing him. Only reason it ended is because the league found out.

  82. vikings28 says: May 23, 2013 6:23 PM

    bmue42 says:May 23, 2013 6:12 PM

    for all those viking fans blasting the packers for trading brett instead of releasing him so he could play for who he wanted (vikings), they should ask themselves how receptive they would be to AP at some point and wanting to leave minn and go play for the packers or another division rival and then tell us trading him out of the division/conference wasnt the best idea

    You will see how we handle AP and when the time comes, he gets a free release to do what he wants. Watch and see. Like I said earlier, Indiapolis SHOWED THE NFL how to handle a 1st ballot HALL OF FAMER.

  83. footballnut2011 says: May 23, 2013 6:32 PM

    I say its past time that this guy comes out of the closet. Your not fooling anyone, except blind packer goofs.

  84. tokyosandblaster says: May 23, 2013 6:35 PM

    AP isn’t a first ballot hall of gamer.

    Unless, later in his career (next year) he signs with the Packers as a special teams player or something.

  85. jrmbadger says: May 23, 2013 6:40 PM

    nickster31 says:
    May 23, 2013 6:08 PM
    To continue, the Vikings could rename all the streets to the stadium to Brett Favre Drive. Brett Favre Ave. Brett Favre PKWY. Every street needs to have his name on it that the Packers will take to the stadium. Just for the day.

    Make it Brett Favre appreciation night, and give every fan in attendance a free Brett Favre jersey.

    Every commercial break, show Favre highlites.

    Have the fans chant “WE WANT FAV-RE” every time the Packers have the ball.

    And have John Madden do an in stadium broadcast of calling the game. And every time Aaron Rodgers is supposed to have his name called, Madden can say, “Well that was a great play, but Favre could have done it better”.

    Have Christian Ponder wear a Favre jersey for the game.

    ==================================

    I hate to break it to you, but putting a Favre jersey on Chrissy won’t make him suck any less.

    Oh, and in your grand plan (which is cute by the way), who would care? You forget, that Packer fans got closure in 2010 when they did something your sad franchise has not accomplished in 52 years – won a world championship.

    Here’s an idea: Green Bay should rename the street that Lambeau field is on “Lombardi Avenue” so that every time the Vikings play and the Viking fans come into town they are reminded that they have no Lombardi trophies….. Oh wait, we already did that…..

  86. jhtobias says: May 23, 2013 6:47 PM

    Vikings fans are so lame.. Don’t be jealous queens in due time ponder will reach out to tavaris jackson and say it’s time to heel old wounds :)

  87. hitit49 says: May 23, 2013 7:07 PM

    He needs to leave little Lorenzo home or at least his texting device

  88. GenXJay says: May 23, 2013 7:58 PM

    Jen Sterger disagrees.

  89. sarahviv says: May 23, 2013 8:03 PM

    Favre is one of the most over rated players ever. More interceptions then anyone else and only one Super Bowl ring in 16 seasons. Then throw in his ego and pill popping he’s way over hyped.

  90. jbxz says: May 23, 2013 8:15 PM

    passed*

  91. jimmysee says: May 23, 2013 8:25 PM

    Brett is the prodigal son. Time to welcome him home.

  92. nickster31 says: May 23, 2013 8:26 PM

    jrmbadger says:
    May 23, 2013 6:40 PM
    nickster31 says:
    May 23, 2013 6:08 PM
    To continue, the Vikings could rename all the streets to the stadium to Brett Favre Drive. Brett Favre Ave. Brett Favre PKWY. Every street needs to have his name on it that the Packers will take to the stadium. Just for the day.

    Make it Brett Favre appreciation night, and give every fan in attendance a free Brett Favre jersey.

    Every commercial break, show Favre highlites.

    Have the fans chant “WE WANT FAV-RE” every time the Packers have the ball.

    And have John Madden do an in stadium broadcast of calling the game. And every time Aaron Rodgers is supposed to have his name called, Madden can say, “Well that was a great play, but Favre could have done it better”.

    Have Christian Ponder wear a Favre jersey for the game.

    ==================================

    I hate to break it to you, but putting a Favre jersey on Chrissy won’t make him suck any less.

    Oh, and in your grand plan (which is cute by the way), who would care? You forget, that Packer fans got closure in 2010 when they did something your sad franchise has not accomplished in 52 years – won a world championship.

    Here’s an idea: Green Bay should rename the street that Lambeau field is on “Lombardi Avenue” so that every time the Vikings play and the Viking fans come into town they are reminded that they have no Lombardi trophies….. Oh wait, we already did that…..

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

    I’m a Steelers fan, not a Vikings fan. The Packers have pretty much everything the Vikings want. There are not a whole lot of things the Vikings can do to 1 up the Pack. To do something like this? Sorry, but that would be hilarious.

  93. lambeauandlombardi says: May 23, 2013 8:35 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 23, 2013 2:36 PM

    The problem is that half the Packer fans appreciate what Favre gave the team and the other half have a juvenile dislike for him just because he left to play for their biggest rival. I’m guessing the half that doesn’t appreciate him didn’t start paying attention to the Packers until after he arrived.
    ………………………………………………………………………
    I would guess that I have been cheering for the Packers probably for longer then you`ve been alive. My dislike for Favre is not because he went to play for the Vikings but rather because of the way he left the Packers. I actually enjoyed watching him lead you Viking`s fans into believing that you actually had a chance to finally win a Superbowl, only to see your dreams shattered once again, and this time because of a bone-headed play by the ole Gunslinger. Given the fact that you seem to have a comment on anything and everything concerning the Packers, I am starting to wonder if you aren`t really a Packers fan? If not, I would think that you should have enough worries about your own team and your team`s history of failure that you might not want to spend more time commenting about them. I have said it before in a previous post. It is not the Packers fault and it is not the Packer`s fans fault that the Vikings aren`t successful. You want to talk about juvenile- your extreme jealousy and constant derogatory comments about anything Packers is quite juvenile, I would say

  94. filthymcnasty1 says: May 23, 2013 8:41 PM

    Jenn Sterger demands an explanation.

  95. vikings28 says: May 23, 2013 8:43 PM

    Wisconsin77 says:May 23, 2013 6:16 PM

    I think you make a great point. I watched Favre from 1992 on and I never heard anyone call him a “Diva” but you’re right, after that article came out…then everyone jumped on it.

    2nd great point by yourself is…..the cell phone thing…yea, what a joke!! It was a smear campaign to make sure Favre stayed retired and when he came back..GB was like oh crap. If they would have released him, flat out, we would never ever be talking about any of this…

  96. brintfatre says: May 23, 2013 9:00 PM

    Suit him up and let him throw 1 more season ending interception before they retire his number!

  97. houndog50 says: May 23, 2013 9:20 PM

    duece5 says: May 23, 2013 3:45 PM

    Let me help YOU out Carl….Vikes won NFL Championship in 1969……so you are WRONG!!!!
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Oh Yeah, those “Runner-Up” rings mean so much to real champions. Keep pretending Viking fans, only you (and possibly Detroit) could be happy with Second Place!

  98. houndog50 says: May 23, 2013 9:27 PM

    nickster31 says:
    May 23, 2013 6:08 PM
    To continue, the Vikings could rename all the streets to the stadium to Brett Favre Drive. Brett Favre Ave. Brett Favre PKWY. Every street needs to have his name on it that the Packers will take to the stadium. Just for the day.

    Make it Brett Favre appreciation night, and give every fan in attendance a free Brett Favre jersey.

    Every commercial break, show Favre highlites.

    Have the fans chant “WE WANT FAV-RE” every time the Packers have the ball.

    And have John Madden do an in stadium broadcast of calling the game. And every time Aaron Rodgers is supposed to have his name called, Madden can say, “Well that was a great play, but Favre could have done it better”.

    Have Christian Ponder wear a Favre jersey for the game.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Not a bad idea, especially when you consider that when the Packers do play in Minny there’s always more Packer fans than Vikings fans in attendance! Gotta help Minny pay for that new stadium, God knows they need one! Then maybe they can attract another expansion team that can’t win anything!

  99. beerbratscheese says: May 23, 2013 9:30 PM

    vikings28 says:
    May 23, 2013 4:30 PM
    I think the way the packers handled FAVRE was classless. I am a viking fan. GB held him hostage, traded him to the jets so he couldn’t play with who he wanted to play with. He earned the right to play for the team he wanted.
    ———————————–
    The ONLY players to EARN the right to play for whoever they want, are free agents. If a player is under contract, they earn the right to play for that team or whoever that team trades you to.

    No player earns the right to demand to be traded to one particular team. PERIOD!

  100. tjbra9 says: May 23, 2013 9:36 PM

    Green Bay went from glory to ashes. Then in 92′ they trade with Atlanta for this little known guy named Brett Favre. With Holmgren coaching him up. They come back to be one of best teams in the league. Don’t forget this guy named Reggie White, who said he came there because of Favre. All those trashing him aren’t real Packer fans. Because he brought them back to greatness! Rodgers stepped in with all the weapons Favre lacked for years. I can’t blame Favre for staying away. He has been bad mouth by fans, told he wasn’t wanted by a coach + GM (McCarthy + Thompson). I lost a lot of respect for the Packers and still to this day root against them.

  101. beerbratscheese says: May 23, 2013 9:39 PM

    vikings28 says:
    May 23, 2013 5:12 PM
    If I was FAVRE, I’d say Screw it. Teach the GB Brass a serious lesson. LEARN HOW TO TREAT 1st Ballot HOFamers!! I don’t think people know what really happened. I think GB Brass tried to strong arm him and after the 2008 season, he was like screw it, you want Rodgers, fine, release me.
    ———————-
    H-I-L-arious!!! No one knows what really happened, but here is what I think happened. It shows you don’t know what happened.

    The truth is Favre retired of his own free will. About a month later he called the Packers brass and said he wanted to play again. The Packers said “fine, come on back. We’ll send a plane down for you.” A day or two later Favre called them back and said he changed his mind again.

    The Packers made the switch, and a couple weeks before preseason Favre called up abnd said he wanted to play again…and this time he was serious. That’s when McCarthy gave his famous “the train has left the station” speech.

    Favre toyed with the Packers to get out of OTAs and mini camp. It’s as simple as that, but Favre bluffed for too long and the Packers moved on. End of story. Buh-bye.

  102. jimnsota says: May 23, 2013 9:45 PM

    Your all missing the point…From a Vikings Fan.
    Favre isn’t going to come back for the Pack to retire his # because Arodg says its time. That’s exactly what Favre doesn’t want. He hates Rodgers, he stole his glory/legacy how ever you want to phrase it.
    Favre’s ego is “HOF” material and know one can predict what team colors he’ll wear.
    It wouldn’t surprise me if he went in as a “Dirty Bird”.

  103. toolkien says: May 23, 2013 10:24 PM

    1) For those who trot out the “Favre was entitled to….” or that “Favre deserved…”-

    A) QB’s like MONTANA had to take a TRADE to resolve a QB impasse,

    B) QB’s like Tarkenton – who questioned his commitment and ability to finish a season – RETIRED,

    C) QB’s like Staubach – who faced a team in the process of EVOLVING – also RETIRED.

    … Favre “deserved” or was “entitled to ” NOTHING. Those QB’s were ALL better than Favre, given their particular era, and they all dealt with whatever ailed them more maturely than Favre ever did. Favre was convinced that he was entitled to be either the de facto GM (cue the Greta Van Susteren interviews where Favre complained that the wasn’t allowed to dictate coaches or player retention) or that he was entitled to play where he wanted. Montana, Staubach, or Tarkenton weren’t offered such options, WHY should Favre? Apparently because the modern day meatball fan says so.

    2) The Packers were indeed a moribund franchise for a long, long time before Favre came. But they also were a moribund franchise before Harlan was appointed President, before Wolf was hired by Harlan to be GM, before Wolf hired Holmgren to bring the Walshian WCO to Green Bay, and -really – before Reggie White was brought in. Favre was most certainly a PART of the renaissance in Green Bay, but to give him ALL the credit – and therefore gyrate a reality where Favre deserved MORE consideration than Montana, or Staubach, or Tarkenton – is nonsense. It took Favre 3.5 years, and a boatload of patience by the Packers, before he turned the corner to make anything more out of his career than being Bubby Brister 2.0.

    3) The idea of bringing Favre back into the fold rests on two considerations -A) the Packers pretty much have to extend an olive branch or they will be viewed as jerks and B) there’s a (perceived) huge possibility for Favre, the Packers, and the NFL to extract copious $20 bills from John Q. Football fan’s pocket- when all is made nice-nice again. The whole process of Favre-Rodgers dual appearances and endless press releases are a controlled effort to get the masses with greenbacks to part with them and fork them over for a chunk of nostalgia or whatever. Unfortunately, those who tracked Favre’s behavior, starting in at LEAST 2005, aren’t so easily swayed by such commercial and contrived efforts.

    Favre thought he was above the Packers, and essentially above the Jets and the Vikings, if anyone cares to review his behavior with those teams carefully. He revealed his true colors for everyone with a brain to see. And he did it for a long, long time just to let it sink in. He thought he was above football in total. And guys even better than he, even if they THOUGHT so, never let it show – not like Favre anyway. Any right thinking fan isn’t going to be taken in by these commercial efforts to reinstate Favre as the “awe shucks” guy he was marketed as for years. He showed, with the Packers, Jets, and Vikings, that he was a selfish, egotistical jerk. And as Jim Kelly caliber HOF talent, there’s NO WAY that he was “entitled” to anything more than a Montana or a Staubach or a Tarkenton.

    Favre had three options starting in 2005 – play as designated by the team, retire, or work out a trade. He didn’t think he was bound by any of those rank and file rules that applied to the Montana’s or the Staubach’s or the Tarkenton’s – he was ABOVE all that. He was supposed to be the de facto GM of the team or walk where he wanted to. And that’s how he behaved. And he was wrong. And to this day he simply doesn’t know it or acknowledge it. And until he does, he doesn’t really deserve much consideration about his legacy. He has said that it is HIS legacy to do with as he pleases. So be it. We don’t have to lift a finger on our end in the least. And no amount of contrivance by the Packers or the NFL makes any difference in that final equation. At the end of the day, Favre gets it the most right – I don’t think he really cares. And I don’t either. It’s an even trade.

  104. thejuddstir says: May 23, 2013 10:35 PM

    Rodgers seems to be a class act and he deserves better than Packer fans. Yesterday Favre was the hero, today it’s Rodgers and tomorrow it will be someone else and packer fans will hate again. I suspect Rodgers sees that too and thus he takes the high road, he knows his day is coming when he is “a traitor or all washed up” and that’s when the hatred pops it’s ugly head. Classless and clueless in GB.

  105. packerfanfordecades says: May 24, 2013 12:14 AM

    It still seems a year or two early.

    I for sure don’t want 3% or 6 of the fans in Lambeau to feel bad about it and wreck the whole event with a few boos. That potential boo percentage has plummeted down to single digits by now. Give it another year or two to fold down to nothing, then do the number retirement.

    I’m hoping that Brett has an imagination on how to get re-inserted into Wisconsin before the big showy Sunday game-day event takes place.

    Brett …. consider doing some modest things. Do something heart-warming. Make some investments that will feel good for the fans.

    For example: show up by surprise riding a bicycle at the front end of training camp one day and be wearing a Rodgers jersey for the day. Set up a grill before a Sunday game in the parking lot and cook up a couple of hundred brats and shake some hands. Buy a modest end-zone seat at Lambeau for a game and maybe bring along a few other guys from his SuperBowl year team to sit in the same row. Work out a couple of practices with a high school team in Green Bay.

    If I can think of a few things like that, then Brett could think of many dozens of things like that. A few humble things people notice will bury any remaining hurts from the Jets and Vikings years in the hearts of the Green Bay nation.

    God bless you Aaron. God bless you Brett.

    We have been very, very blessed to have consecutive elite QBs. How wonderful that is.

    .

  106. lnfinite says: May 24, 2013 2:27 AM

    mataug says: May 23, 2013 2:24 PM

    Say what you want about him, Brett did bring back a forgotten NFL giant into the news again. Between 1968 and 1992, they reached the playoffs two times (for a total of 3 playoff games in that period).

    ——————————————————

    Agreed. The problem is most Packer fans born on or around 1992 will refer to that period 1968-1992 as the dark ages and to them it does not count.

    No matter which team Brett played for, he brought entertainment to our lives. As a Viking fan, I rooted against him during his time with GB but respected his ability. The short time he spent in MN he gave us a fantastic season and then shown his age the next year.

    If GB fans wish to hold a grudge, it is their loss. Brett will be welcome in MN no matter which colors he wears. Sconnies can deal with their schisms brought on by TT. MN fans are amused by the whole matter to begin with…….

  107. axespray says: May 24, 2013 2:37 AM

    nickster31 says:
    May 23, 2013 5:58 PM
    “That being said, what would be HILARIOUS would be to see Brett get his numbered by the Vikings before the Packers.
    Not because he deserved it there, just as a HA HA to the Packers. As much as they hate each other, It would make it the most exciting thing to talk about in the NFL.
    Imagine, during the Week 7 games vs the Browns, Ziggy Wilf gets interviewed at half time, and announces that they are going to retire Brett Favres number next week vs the Packers at home. The Pack would not be able to retire it before. Just as a middle finger to the Packers.
    Even if Favre doesn’t show up. Have a half time tribute to Favre, and the game is on Sunday Night football.
    This would be EPIC, seriously. And in a rivalry, this would be a blow Green Bay could not out do.”
    ————————————

    I’d be embarrassed if I were a viking fan and that were to happen… seriously, retiring a number for a guy who had “a” season.

    That’s like the Packers retiring Jeff Saturday or Cedric Benson’s numbers just to stick it to the colts or bears…. lame.

  108. axespray says: May 24, 2013 2:40 AM

    vikings28 says:
    May 23, 2013 5:12 PM
    “If I was FAVRE, I’d say Screw it. Teach the GB Brass a serious lesson. LEARN HOW TO TREAT 1st Ballot HOFamers!! He, all by himself, put GB back on the map…all by himself.
    If you look at the recievers Favre had compared to what Rodgers has…apples to oranges my friends.
    FAVRE never ever had a 1-2 combo of the likes of Jennings/Jordy, and the last 2 years it’s been Jennings/Jordy/Cobb/James Jones….Favre never had that ever!!!”
    —————————————–
    Yep, no reggie white or great front office and coaching, it was all just Brett Favre who put GB on the map…. with those 24 Interception seasons early in his career.

    …Javon + Driver? Jennings + Driver? Freeman – Brooks – Chmura – Keith – Sterling …. yeah, totally nobodies Favre was stuck with.

    By the way, has Rodgers ever had the oline/running games that Favre has had?
    Now imagine how good Rodgers would be if he wasn’t sacked 50 times a year.

  109. axespray says: May 24, 2013 2:45 AM

    vikings28 says:
    May 23, 2013 5:03 PM
    “HAHA. Nobody wants to wear #4, big shoes to fill man!! Not sure if you’re aware.
    Rodgers is no Favre. Rodgers doesn’t like to get tackled, let alone touched. He’s emotional, hence what Greg Jennings said. ”
    ———————————-
    Rodgers hasn’t filled Favre’s shoes yet ?
    Gee, I thought winning as many superbowls as Favre would’ve done it…

    So Rodgers isn’t Favre cause he’s not afraid to hold onto the football longer than anyone in order for receivers to get open + scrambles for first downs if plays breakdown…. isn’t that what Favre used to do? Rodgers emotional? Compared to Favre ?!?!? lol… ok, did a fluky 10 win season really drop viking fan’s IQs down 50 points?

  110. filthymcnasty1 says: May 24, 2013 4:59 AM

    It’s kind of cute the way Viking fans sort of demand equality and respect – to no avail.

  111. chi01town says: May 24, 2013 6:53 AM

    Brett Farve aint coming back to Green Bay, so they can pile on that load of garbage about how great he was. Farve will go to the HOF with
    the VIKINGS and get the last laugh. OR Greenbay will PAY A HANSOM RANSOM to get him back

  112. gbmickey says: May 24, 2013 8:36 AM

    I love the poor Viking fans sooo desperate for attention and legitimacy that they think it would be great for the Vikings to retire Favre’s number. How sad is it that an ex Packer that played on your team two years is the most popular player you have had over the last 30 years. Somehow with all the false bravado you act like you are our biggest rival, sorry that honor belongs to the Bears and always will.

  113. renaldorigglesworth says: May 24, 2013 8:58 AM

    If State Farm knew what was good for them they’d get ahead of the curve and get the two to reconcile in a Discount Doublecheck ad prior to Favre’s return to GB. If Favre has half a sense of humor (which Something About Mary seemed to indicate he did) he’d even embrace a role in the ad as Rodgers’ “understudy/intern” in the fine art of the DDC…

  114. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 24, 2013 10:03 AM

    lambeauandlombardi says:May 23, 2013 8:35 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 23, 2013 2:36 PM

    The problem is that half the Packer fans appreciate what Favre gave the team and the other half have a juvenile dislike for him just because he left to play for their biggest rival. I’m guessing the half that doesn’t appreciate him didn’t start paying attention to the Packers until after he arrived.
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    I would guess that I have been cheering for the Packers probably for longer then you`ve been alive. My dislike for Favre is not because he went to play for the Vikings but rather because of the way he left the Packers. I actually enjoyed watching him lead you Viking`s fans into believing that you actually had a chance to finally win a Superbowl, only to see your dreams shattered once again, and this time because of a bone-headed play by the ole Gunslinger. Given the fact that you seem to have a comment on anything and everything concerning the Packers, I am starting to wonder if you aren`t really a Packers fan? If not, I would think that you should have enough worries about your own team and your team`s history of failure that you might not want to spend more time commenting about them. I have said it before in a previous post. It is not the Packers fault and it is not the Packer`s fans fault that the Vikings aren`t successful. You want to talk about juvenile- your extreme jealousy and constant derogatory comments about anything Packers is quite juvenile, I would say
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    I wonder what you would say about the dozens of Packer fans who comment on every Viking article, Doctor? Unlike those commenters, whose idea of being clever is to say “Vikings suck,” I try to make an objective analysis and/or a witty remark. Sometimes that may get under the skin of Packer fans who don’t want to hear anything other than “Packers are the greatest franchise of all time and can do no wrong,” but that’s not my problem. I’m here to entertain myself and others. Check the thumbs up/thumbs down ratio, m’boy.

  115. vikings28 says: May 24, 2013 11:43 AM

    beerbratscheese says:May 23, 2013 9:30 PM

    vikings28 says:
    May 23, 2013 4:30 PM
    I think the way the packers handled FAVRE was classless. I am a viking fan. GB held him hostage, traded him to the jets so he couldn’t play with who he wanted to play with. He earned the right to play for the team he wanted.
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    The ONLY players to EARN the right to play for whoever they want, are free agents. If a player is under contract, they earn the right to play for that team or whoever that team trades you to.

    No player earns the right to demand to be traded to one particular team. PERIOD!

    He earned his right to be released! that. is. all. If the packers would have done that, then we wouldn’t be talking right now. Make sense?

  116. vikings28 says: May 24, 2013 11:45 AM

    beerbratscheese says:May 23, 2013 9:39 PM

    So you are saying the packers brass were not pushing him to retire since 2005? It’s well documented man. Buh-bye

  117. vikings28 says: May 24, 2013 11:54 AM

    …Javon + Driver? Jennings + Driver? Freeman – Brooks – Chmura – Keith – Sterling …. yeah, totally nobodies Favre was stuck with.

    By the way, has Rodgers ever had the oline/running games that Favre has had?
    Now imagine how good Rodgers would be if he wasn’t sacked 50 times a year.

    DID YOU JUST SAY THIS?? you are comparing Antonio Freeman and Robert Brooks to Lordy Jordy Nelson and Greg Jennings….I’ve watched all play as I was born in 1980….this is funny to me!! Antonio Freeman couldn’t even get on the field for any other team in the nfl, if it wasn’t for FAVRE rifling 38 yard rocketballs on a post pattern, basically sticking to freeman’s chest, we would have no clue who antonio freeman is….I speak facts. not even comparable. Sterling Sharpe played one year and in my opinion, I’d rather have Greg Jennings…much more elusive.

  118. ponderthedumpoffking says: May 24, 2013 3:10 PM

    Yikes fans are nutso.

    Packer fans comment on your posts and you think it’s because we’re worried?

    That’s like the fat geek in middle school who’s mommy tells them people only pick on her because they *like* her.

    Delusions.

    Here: we pick on you because our team is better. Our states are pretty much identical. We have the same climate, roughly same obesity rate, and about the same amount of people. You literally have nothing to make fun of us for. We have all the ammo. You have nothing.

    Are we bullies?

    God damn right.

  119. vikingfan1971 says: May 24, 2013 7:17 PM

    lots of packer fans disrespected favre when he played you guys playing for the vikings, I would not be surprised if he would not come to the ceremony, has anyone heard if he accepted.
    Yes he had good years with the packers, he also did good with the vikings in the begining. I am honored to have had him play for us.
    And the state of MN also has the fan for the Vikings, I love my team win or lose no bandwagon fan here. But sometimes you packer fans are just so rude along with any other fan base its not fair to say all fans are that way, but I have read some horrible comments, so sick of hearing the vikings will never make the super bowl or even the playoffs every year is a different year,
    If brett retires his number as a packer good for him but I just dont see how he was treated ( by what I have read ) that he would.

  120. beerbratscheese says: May 25, 2013 4:56 PM

    vikings28 says:
    May 24, 2013 11:45 AM
    beerbratscheese says:May 23, 2013 9:39 PM

    So you are saying the packers brass were not pushing him to retire since 2005? It’s well documented man. Buh-bye
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    Provide ONE link that indicates the Packers were forcing Favre to retire. One will do. Favre never mentioned any such pressure in his Greta interview, and that would have been the perfect time to bring it up.

    On the contrary, he admitted in that interview that the Packers would have given him a longer stretch of time to consider retirement, had he asked for it.

  121. jollyjoker2 says: May 26, 2013 4:58 PM

    I think he is much better than aaron in their is something about mary.

  122. The Prophet says: May 29, 2013 1:59 PM

    Shouldn’t Rodgers be directing this diatribe to the Packers? Aren’t THEY the ones that have to invite him and offer to retire the jersey??? Since when does a player call a team and say “hey I want my jersey retired, I’ll see you 3rd week of September.”

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