Al Harris Says Favre's Legacy Won't Be Bruised By Wearing Purple

Packers cornerback Al Harris, who played in Green Bay with quarterback Brett Favre, appeared yesterday on Sirius NFL Radio to discuss Favre’s apparent decision to play for the Vikings in 2009.
And Harris thinks that, if (when) Favre plays in purple, he won’t be hurting his legacy.
“You know, if you’re a true Green Bay Packer fan, you’ll always love Brett Favre, wherever he plays,” Harris told Adam Schein and Jim Miller of Sirius NFL Radio’s The Sirius Blitz, in comments that were circulated to the media (and us) by the fine folks at Sirius.  “You don’t love him as a Packer, or as a Viking, or as a Bear, or as a Chief.  The guy can flat-out play football.   He’s here 17, 18 years, never missed a game.  That can’t be tarnished.   He’ll never do anything off the field.   That’s the only thing that I think will tarnish his legacy, if he does something crazy off the field.  But football-wise, in my mind, his legacy will never be tarnished.”
Harris also said that the current members of the Green Bay teams aren’t talking much about Favre potentially returning to Lambeau Field in a different uniform.
“I haven’t thought about it,” Harris said.  “We’re learning a new scheme so I’m really into the defense and what’s going on.  The media, they try to bring it up every now and then but really, we’re just trying to win and get better as a team, as a unit.  Everybody here loves Brett. Brett has to make decisions for him and his family — what’s best for him and his family — so however that works out, I wish him the best of luck and I support him.  But I’m here in Green Bay; Aaron [Rodgers] is our quarterback.   We’re just pushing forward.”
As to that new scheme the Packers are learning, the irony is that Favre will be much better equipped to deal with it in 2009 than he was a year ago.
Favre’s most recent team, the Jets, used the 3-4, and the Jets played four games in their own division against teams that use it as well — the Patriots and the Dolphins.

61 responses to “Al Harris Says Favre's Legacy Won't Be Bruised By Wearing Purple

  1. Huh, that is kind of interesting.
    Finally though, someone with some common sense that’s NOT talking out of his a*s!
    I think a lot of you that come here are just being Jack as*ses by some of the comments that you leave.

  2. I don’t really buy the fact that they’re not thinking about it. I don’t think his legacy is tarnished either. I just think a lot of Packer fans have lost some respect for him. It’ll all be forgotten in a few years anyway. I suppose there are some scenerios that could play out this year that would make it a bit longer than a few years.

  3. Florio cant get enough of Favre. But then again niether can I… After all this build up, that levi wearing, cattle ranching, john deer riding, media circus having muthahubbard better sign with the vikes…

  4. Favre was great all those years in Green Bay. I even rooted for him last year in NY. But playing for the Vikings is a real kick in the junk for a true Packer fan. Any team would be better than the Vikings.

  5. No one cares about Brett Favre nearly as much as Brett Favre, least of all his former teammates.

  6. I agree with Al. Brett will be a first ballot inductee in the Hall of Fame someday and he will be a Packer when he does. Packer fans are not angry, just disappointed. It will now be the hope of Packer fans that his head is removed when the Vikings and the Packers play each other…but in a good way. Speaking for myself, I hope he embarrasses himself and his lack of production hurts the Vikings. But I can only hope.
    “We’ll never forget you…Brent”

  7. Al Harris doesn’t realize that no player is bigger than the Packer Nation or team legacy. Brett Favre is a selfish, hypocrite that has stayed in the game longer than he should have, something he slammed Emmitt Smith and Joe Montana for earlier in his career with Green Bay. Al Harris doesn’t understand how much Brett Favre means to the Green Bay Packers. Favre has his own page on Packers.com under the “History” tab. He means everything to this franchise, and now we find out that maybe he was just in it for himself all along. Packer fans stood by him when he was up and down. We prayed for his family in their times of need, and he could care less about the Packers now, and all because he holds a grudge against Ted Thompson, a man who will be forgotten in Packer history long before Favre ever would have been. Get your facts straight Al…

  8. yeah right Al – it’s already tarnished and oh by the way who gives a flying fart in space about the old goat

  9. Most good Packer fans will always be a Favre fan…just not until he is done done. He provides the Packers with that much more motivation to win the division. Personally, I hope he embarrasses himself and hurts the Vikings at the same time. And I’m a Favre fan! It is all good entertainment. Shakespearean in fact. Bring it on…..and let him be reminded of the mistake he made to return to football…at the Vikings’ and Childress’ expense.

  10. Players are not fans. They get paid millions not to care what jersey they wear.
    Meanwhile, us real fans do CARE about players and what team they are loyal to. I didn’t mind him being a Jet but to purposely want to play for the Vikes to beat up on his old bosses is lame. Shut up AL your overrated.

  11. Another good example of good management, much like everyone reporters asked about this last week, when the collective response was, “We wish him the best, if he wants to play, he should play,” etc. Contrast that with Brent’s new team, where everyone from the owner to the coach to the players are running their mouths about this left and right, distracting all of them from what they should be doing.
    I can’t wait to watch this.

  12. Al Harris is wrong? Oh o.k?!?!?
    This is coming from a guy that plays football from his couch.

  13. Al Harris is right. If you still love the game go for it. A true Packer fan will follow Brett no matter where he goes to play. They will root for him to succeed except against the packers. I’m a packer fan….rooted for him in NY and will root for him to do well in Minn. When Minn plays the Packers….I’ll hope it’s a good game at least.
    I think fans get into teams so much they just can’t accept players moving onto other teams. It wasn’t Brett’s wish to leave the packers, but he is handling the hand that was dealt him….so we should wish him well. Players come and go on teams for various reasons…..wish them well. Brett still has the fire in his belly….so who has the right to tell him to give it up.

  14. Al is just saying that because he knows one day the Vikings are going to pick him off the Packers trash heap, just like they picked up Longwell, Sharper and Favre, and tried to do with Henderson.

  15. Wrong-o Al. A TRUE Packers fan hates Favre now because he is going to play for the VIKINGS!! If you root for Favre, then you’re rooting for Minnesota, and that makes you a traitor right along with Favre.

  16. Isn’t sticking it to the Packers management the same as sticking it to the fans? Packer fans who still profess their love for Favre need to come out of the cold and have a hot cup of Irish coffee.

  17. Al Harris nailed it dead on.
    If your a true Packer fan then you would appreciate all Favre gave to the team for so many years.(You could have been stuck with any of the many Bears QB’s)
    The only people bashing Favre are fans of other teams, and those who have their noses up Ted Thompson and McAthys a$$es

  18. BabyPuncher says:
    June 25th, 2009 at 9:04 am
    Florio cant get enough of Favre. But then again niether can I… After all this build up, that levi wearing, cattle ranching, john deer riding, media circus having muthahubbard better sign with the vikes…
    ************************************************
    Uh, havent you seen the commercials? Favre wears Wranglers.

  19. Sure glad I bought all those tribute magazines and books when he retired from the Pack. They’ll make a good fire at Lambeau Nov. 1. And Al, don’t be surprised when you hear a large collective ‘BOOOOO’ when the old fart takes the field that day. He deserves it.

  20. What a class act (contrasted by most the responders here)
    and he is on point. As a Viking fan I have “hated” Favre for
    over a decade. But I have enough sense to admit he is one
    hell of a QB!

  21. Has everybody forgotten the time line and what really happened? When Brett first retired, his first thought was of Aaron Rodgers being the quarterback for Green Bay, when he decided to un-retire. That’s why he asked 1st for a release from Green Bay, so he could go play elsewhere (which we now know was the Vikings, because he was most familiar with their offense).
    But, Ted decided that could not be allowed. He could not let a former player, who was stepping aside to make room for Thompson’s new boy, play for the enemy and make Thompson look bad.
    So, he forced Brett to a team that wouldn’t even be playing the Pack that year. (Remember, originally, it looked like Brett was going to be forced to the Bucs, who played the Packers one time last year.) And, then, just to be a jerk (or good GM, depending upon how you look at it) he made sure that the Jets couldn’t trade him to the Vikings or any other NFC North team.
    This year, it’s been claimed that the Packers are taking the high road, by wishing Brett well. That’s fine, but Thompson sure as all get out didn’t take the high road last year.
    Those of you that are saying Brett is washed up have forgotten that the Jets beat the undefeated Titans last year, and also beat the Super Bowl contending Arizona Cardinals, with him at quarterback.
    And, don’t forget the fact that Lavernius Coles tried to undermine Brett last year, and Mangidiot’s offensive play calling sure as all get out didn’t help, either.
    Yes, Brett’s shoulder got injured, and he lost his “deep ball.” But, if it’s been repaired, then he could very easily take the Vikings to the Super Bowl, and accomplish what no other quarterback has ever accomplished. A Super Bowl ring from two different teams.
    So, all you Favre haters, get your facts straight first, and quit calling him a “washed up bum” until you see what he can actually do this year.

  22. I don’t know about his Packers legacy, but Favre has totally tarnished his Atlanta Falcons legacy.

  23. spoken from a true packer fan… “Let me start off by saying I grew up in Wisconsin. I am old enough to remember the “Magic Man” and I remember watching the game where Farve got his chance when Magic went down. I remember the year after year losses to the “Boys”, I can remember being 8 or 9 and saying my prayers at night and slipping in a word or two for the Packers to win at least one S.B. before I died (not kidding!) I remember Sharpe going down and thinking the end of the world was coming. I remember the Pack picking up the greatest DE of all time, Mr. White, and thinking the world had been reborn. I remember the check off to “Bad Moon” for Farve’s first SB TD and the heart breaking loss to Elway and the Broncos the following year. I remember the Monday night when Farve dismantled the Raiders after losing his dad. I remember that no matter what, Farve gave it his all on every play of every game, thru the drug rehab and the criticism, Diane’s fight with cancer and thru it all the cheese head nation stood beside him like he was family. I remember the tearful “good bye” after the Bears game and Packers fans across the nation felt their stomachs sink and the hearts become heavy. Then came the retirement and then hoping Brett would come back for “one more” and then his un-retirement and the almost miracle season that ended in disbelief to the Giants…I’m not naïve… I know Farve didn’t make the Packers, the Packers made him, but for all the good, for all the years, for all the games and snaps and TD’s, INT, sacks, shuffle passes and just down right “Farve-isct” moments that he brought to the game I will forever admire and cheer for Brett no matter where he goes! So for all the so called Packer fans out there that “support” this bashing of Farve, where is your sportsmanship and respect for a former Packer, heck for a football player that played (or plays) the game of football the way it should be? Have you already forgotten that for all accounts Farve wanted to come back to the Pack but was told NO by T.T. and yet you still want to bash him because he has the desire to play for a team that has been, for the past 2 or 3 years, considered a S.B. contender if only they had a QB. I think if you asked Marino, Montana, Young, Elway or any QB or any other player for that matter that if they had the chance and ability to play on S.B contending team, even if where a “hated rival” of their former team would they pass it up??? I think they would say heck no, strap up the cleats and play ball. So that being said, I hope Farve comes back and even plays for the Vikes, one because I respect him for his accomplishments both as a football player and as a Packer and two I hope he will finally be able to win in the Dome..(that’s a joke if you missed it)”

  24. Players don’t view team loyalty the same way fans do. The fans are the reason the NFL (or any pro sport) exists. If nobody showed up to watch on Sunday, the NFL would fold on Monday. So the truth is that Favre’s legacy will be determined by the fans. And the truth also is that Favre has been angling for over a year to play for one team and one team only…….the Vikings. The reason is retribution. He will be relentlessly booed when he runs out of that tunnel at Lambeau and it will be well deserved (not to mention funny). And Packers fans won’t be lesser for it. They can see a vindictive, selfish, and egotistical human being when they see one. Favre won just one Super Bowl for the Packers and it was like 100 years ago. Most over-rated player of all time. And his precious streak has cost his team more than it’s helped over the years, just as it did the Jets last year. Nothing admirable about sinking your team’s chances so you can keep some stupid streak alive.
    And for every Al Harris there are 10 other players calling Favre out for what he is.

  25. Oh, and as usual the Packers organization takes the high road on the subject of Brat Favre while Favre himself takes the subway at every opportunity.

  26. Brotherpaul thinks what really happened is whatever Scott and Deanna Favre say really happened. Favre was hardly ‘stepping aside’ for Aaron. He had the Packers over a barrel, and he knew it. He’s been throwing a whiny fit since we didn’t get Moss or hire Mariucci, because we all know the Packers should do whatever Favre thinks is best.
    If you think any other GM in the league would allow a good player to simply walk to a rival without trying to prevent it, you’re sadly mistaken. Thompson was and is looking out for the best interests of the Packers. Get your facts straight.

  27. “Favre won just one Super Bowl for the Packers and it was like 100 years ago. Most over-rated player of all time.”
    Man, some Packers fans are too bitter. As a Packer, Favre played all out. Getting over the addiction, his fathers death, some brutal sacks, throwing a record number of TDs (and INTs), winning a Super Bowl and leading his team to another, 3 time MVP and much more. You and Favre both gained during his time as a Packer.
    Calling him over-rated now is childish, celebrate what those teams accomplished. Favre still feels he can play and the Packers moved on. Don’t hate Favre because he still has the fire. And to all those who say he is only coming back for revenge- all I can say is- prove it! Its all speculation.

  28. Hey Al, ask someone who has only worn the Green & Gold for their entire career and is still in the area. Someone who also played in the secondary. Ask Leroy Butler what he thinks about Favre playing for the rival Vikings. Yes, you’ve been in G.B. since ’02, or whatever, but Leroy was probably the next popular Packer next to Favre and his career ended with an injury, unfortunately. Next to Favre retiring, Leroy’s retirement was the only other instance of a player being traded/retiring/leaving via free agency where I was actually emotional about. No one cares what Al Harris has to say on this subject, really. Ask someone who knows how important these black & blue division rivalries really are. Someone said it recently on here that at least Packer fans have more respect for the Bears because of their tenure in the league and success, but the Vikings without Favre are bad enough to stomach (and the Pack is 5-1 against them over the last three seasons); can you imagine having to root against them WITH Favre? At least I could support Favre last year with the Jets, since he was out of the division (thank you Ted Thompson), but now? Forget it.

  29. Oh, and all you Favre ballwashers who think all this is about “favre’s love of the game” I have a few questions. Let’s see if you can answer any of them:
    1) Why did he demand his release from the Jets when he could’ve stayed and satisfied his “itch” there with a team that was supposedly a top team before his “shoulder injury”?
    2) Why were reservations already made at the Motor Lodge in Green Bay for that Pack-Vikes game while he was still under contract with the Jets just prior to his release?
    3) Why is it that, by Favre’s own admission on Joe Buck, the Vikings are the only team he’s spoken to?
    Usually the biggest morons are the ones who can’t see past an image, regardless of a person’s actions or outright contradictory statements.

  30. I agree with you Al. FYI you can forget about being a guest on Schein’s show again since you disagree with him. He hates Favre!!! I think Brett hurt his feelings too………

  31. Bf is in it for the $ and to get back at t2.
    Hell t2 wanted his guy. The pack also got tired of bf being a drama queen, trying to hold them hostage, and trying to run the team from his riding lawn mower. And oh, did I mention the annual late season swoons and up for grabs interceptions…

  32. “Brotherpaul thinks what really happened is whatever Scott and Deanna Favre say really happened. Favre was hardly ‘stepping aside’ for Aaron. He had the Packers over a barrel, and he knew it. He’s been throwing a whiny fit since we didn’t get Moss or hire Mariucci, because we all know the Packers should do whatever Favre thinks is best.
    If you think any other GM in the league would allow a good player to simply walk to a rival without trying to prevent it, you’re sadly mistaken. Thompson was and is looking out for the best interests of the Packers. Get your facts straight.”
    No I don’t think what Scott and Deanna say happened is all that happened.
    Yes, Favre was upset about Mariucci and Moss not being chosen. (Although I do believe that if Moss had been with the Packers, they would have gone on to the Superbowl, instead of the Giants.) Favre was forced out by Thomspon, in my opinion, when Thompson was anxious not to have his “chosen successor” to Favre be lost to free agency.
    Yes, Favre shouldn’t have retired so quickly. And, as for having the Packers over a barrel, then how come he was traded to a team that had no shot of ever playing the Packers unless it was in the Super Bowl.
    I have always said that technically Ted Thompson’s trade of Favre was a GM move was brilliant. But, when Reggie wanted to un-retired, Ron Wolf, did the classy thing and released him. But, Thompson, trying to look good, once said that Favre could compete for his job, and then when Favre got to Lambeau, they wouldn’t even give him the playbook.
    And, lest you think that I’m just bashing only Thompson, I also bashed Ron Wolf, when he told Schotty to take a hike because Sherman had been hired, who proved to be the worst coach and GM ever.
    So, did Favre graciously step aside for Aaron. Probably not, but when he FIRST started to un-retire, his first statement was, give me a release, which was based on the fact that he did not want to undermine Aaron.
    As for Thompson looking out for the best interests of the Pack, hmmm, let me see. Harrell as a first round draft pick when they needed a running back. Waiting until after the opening of the season to get a running back. Last year’s trading away of key defensive players, thus shredding the defense, His complete and utter stinginess at NOT using the free agency as often as he should, (yes, I think that Moss was worth more than a fifth round pick, as did the Patriots, who finally got him.)
    And, you are forgetting that for all but one year, Brett and the Pack (yes, team is important here) had winning seasons, regardless of bad coaching, injuries, and whatever. And, many times, Favre was the key player that made it happen, which is why he won MVP three consecutive years in a row.
    And, was Ted Thompson the man who engineered all that. Thompson took over for an idiot named Sherman, and will not be around nearly as long as Brett was the face of that organization.
    So, don’t shine me on with how great Thompson is at looking out for the interests of the team. He’s better than Sherman, but a whole lot less classy when compared to Ron Wolf.
    And, don’t ever assume where I’m forming my opinions from. I form them from looking at the reports from the newspaper and media, and determine what the facts are for myself. Not what Brett’s wife thinks. (But, she is right in pushing him to come back. And, I hope he beats Ted Thompson’s Packers, and they run Thompson out of town on a rail, so that when Brett does finally retire, I can then start cheering for the Packers once more.)

  33. Tempus fugit-Prove that he wants to come back for revenge? Favre himself actually ADMITTED it recently, that revenge was part of it. I heard him say it. Is that good enough proof?
    People who defend Favre’s ridiculously selfish and narcissistic actions are like women who stay with men who cheat on them (or vice versa), gluttons for punishment in the name of an unhealthy “love” relationship.

  34. Wait a second, the Chiefs are in the NFC North now? When did this happen? Oh, Al, you big joker you; you meant to say the Lions, didn’t you? Cowboys?

  35. I’ve been a packer fan for almost 40 years, and I never really liked the guy. He had that brief stretch with Holmgren where he wasn’t severely overrated. Of course, every “true” packer fan told me that I wasn’t a real packer fan. I got tired of watching this clown ruin every single season with moronic INTs in the playoffs. So there is no way for him to ruin his legacy with me. As far as I am concerned, if it wasn’t for White, this guy would be ringless, and if it wasn’t for Madden, he wouldn’t be near as popular.

  36. It is funny how quick we turn on a player when he no longer plays for your team. Get over it…..happens every year…..just Brett’s luck the media is focused on him. There is no reason to hate Brett…..he didn’t cause the media frenzy….the media did with all the unnamed sources. All Brett did was say I’m retiring because of the arm and the Jets really didn’t want him back (Ryan anyway). But he got the itch again and at last resort had the surgery. If no team would have called he’d be retired now and nothing said. But thank god Minnesota called and we’ll get to see him in action. Does that mean, as a packer fan, I want him to beat GB……yea….because you so called packer fan are pissing me off. Who gives you the right to determine a person’s future. I’d hate to have you as friends in fear of what I did or said you’d turn on me. I just want to see him have fun again. Everyone else should stay out of it including the media.

  37. Hate to break it to ya brotherpaul, but TT won exec of the year because of moves he made, not because of the moves Brat Favre suggested (and didn’t get). And Favre himself said of the 2007 squad that “it is probably the best Packers team i’ve been a part of”. Guess who built that team? Here’s a hint. It wasn’t Brat Favre, it was Ted Thompson. Every GM goes hit and miss on draft picks so don’t act like it’ssomething that’s exlcusive to TT. Seems to me he drafted the Pack a pretty damn good franchise QB……the most important position in the game.
    Wanna know what else? The only reason Thompson drafted Rodgers is because the Brat started talking publicly about retirement. So if you wanna blame someone for bringing about “the successor”……you can put the blame squarely on #4.
    Oh, and have fun trying to answer those questions I posted earlier. It’ll be funny watching you try and sidestep the only logical conclusions a rational human being could make in answering them.

  38. Last year’s trading away of key defensive players??? As in ONE GUY? Corey Williams?? Ask Cleveland how great he was for them, and if he was worth all that money. I suppose this year you’ll lament the fact that Thompson let Colin Cole go to Seattle for 6 million. Gimme a break. Injuries to Barnett, Jenkins, and Harris killed our defense.
    And yes, Favre did make this team a contender for a long time, which we should all appreciate. But when Thompson took Rogers in the first round in his first draft, Favre treated him like a leper. I was surprised at how little class he showed, and that was the beginning of the end. And why did Thompson take Rogers? Because Favre had already been pulling his ‘will I or won’t I’ act for three years, and a guy who should have gone #1 overall fell to us at 24. Thompson is repeatedly praised by many in the league for building a young and talented roster, and cleaning up a mess left by Sherman. And as Favre continues to cry to Greta and Mortenson and King and anyone else who has their head up his butt, Thompson stays out of it. End of story.

  39. You know Al Harris is right, a true Packer fan will always love Favre and I will, but that doesnt mean you have to like all the time. My days of liking Favre meter has been reset to zero for the past two off seasons.

  40. @gwinn,
    you call yourself a packer fan, but then you say you want Favre to beat GB? what’s up with that? you are not a packer fan, you are a favre fan. period. no packer fan would want any other team that favre plays for, in the division or not, to beat your team. you are just as bad as favre trying to get revenge on ted thompson. you are trying to “have the last laugh” because other packer fans have a different opinion than you and are “pissing you off”. spiteful.

  41. Love how Thompson’s detractors keep constantly pointing to Harrell and Moss as examples of his horrible track record. Like no other GM has ever drafted a guy in the middle of the first round that got hurt or disappointed. And the book is not closed on the kid. He’s not Jamal Reynolds, who decided his bonus was enough and stopped trying. He’s a good solid kid who has had bad luck and keeps working. And don’t ever mention Ryan Pickett, Charles Woodson, AJ Hawk, Tramon Williams, Atari Bigby, Ryan Grant, Aaron Rogers, Jason Spitz, Daryn College, Josh Sitton, Alan Barbre, Donald Lee, Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, James Jones, and now BJ Raji, Clay Matthews, TJ Lang… I’d say he’s built a pretty solid roster, so quit complaining about not getting Moss for pete’s sake!!

  42. What’s hysterical to me, is listening to all these Packer fans lament and bemoan Favre’s impetus for wanting to “unretire”. Its not as if any of them wouldn’t, given a situation in which they felt they were unfairly dismissed, try to “stick it to their former boss”. In fact, I wonder how many employees in general, who after having left the services of one employer, gone to a competitor, and releaved all manner of dirty secrets, and/or tried to gain a measure of revenge within a given industry. Its human nature when one feels wronged. Packer fans who spew this line of reasoning for now hating Favre, need to grow up and stop this parade of idiocy.

  43. I’ve said this before. This is GOING to happen. Favre will wear purple and start week one (and 2,3,4,5, etc until the record is broken). Deal with it. I have hated this idea since it was very first whiffed into the public waves. I’m a Viking fan for life, and I am finding it difficult to get my fanhood around a purple #4.
    But you guys are unbelievable. All your banter and peeing on one another will not make this go away. No insult, no ridicule, no ‘ball-washing’ (that’s pretty good, actually) will stop the Vikings from signing Favre.
    Both GB-MN games will be as big as the Seabiscuit match race. Then they’ll be over. And the season will play out, and somebody will win, and others will lose.
    I’ll be impressed if GB makes the transition to 3-4 in just one year. I’ll be further impressed if Minny succeeds in making Harvin a consistent part of the offense. If ANYONE playing QB for Minnesota throws more TDs than INTs, on top of Peterson and Harvin and Chester Taylor (the “formative back” – who was the dillrod that coined that one?) I’ll be the happiest I’ve been in many years.
    It’s a slow sports news time, guys. Chilly is fishing, the camps are empty, and the sports press is digging for anything to keep you reading and, for some of you, writing here. The cavemen that call their collections of letters and ‘words’ writing are just wrong.

  44. chickenman1962 says:
    June 25th, 2009 at 2:58 pm
    What’s hysterical to me, is listening to all these Packer fans lament and bemoan Favre’s impetus for wanting to “unretire”. Its not as if any of them wouldn’t, given a situation in which they felt they were unfairly dismissed, try to “stick it to their former boss”. In fact, I wonder how many employees in general, who after having left the services of one employer, gone to a competitor, and releaved all manner of dirty secrets, and/or tried to gain a measure of revenge within a given industry. Its human nature when one feels wronged. Packer fans who spew this line of reasoning for now hating Favre, need to grow up and stop this parade of idiocy.
    ———————————-
    The idiocy is that Favre feels wronged. He made this bed. Now he needs to lie in it.

  45. CaptainFantastik says:
    June 25th, 2009 at 11:39 am
    Oh, and all you Favre ballwashers who think all this is about “favre’s love of the game” I have a few questions. Let’s see if you can answer any of them:
    1) Why did he demand his release from the Jets when he could’ve stayed and satisfied his “itch” there with a team that was supposedly a top team before his “shoulder injury”?
    2) Why were reservations already made at the Motor Lodge in Green Bay for that Pack-Vikes game while he was still under contract with the Jets just prior to his release?
    3) Why is it that, by Favre’s own admission on Joe Buck, the Vikings are the only team he’s spoken to?
    Usually the biggest morons are the ones who can’t see past an image, regardless of a person’s actions or outright contradictory statements.
    Think I’m afraid of your puny questions?
    Number 1. I never said he did it totally for the “love of the game.”
    1) Rex Ryan didn’t want him. On top of that, had the Jets kept him, they would have been foolish, as they needed the room for their cap. Favre’s not stupid. He could see that it would not work with him and Ryan. And, if you think the Jets were a top team, you’re crazy, at least if you compare it to being a good fit for Favre. At least the Jets were classy enough to release him, regardless.
    2) Maybe he wanted to see his old team play against their number one rival. Perhaps not. Who cares? It’s not against the law to make reservations for a game, so if that’s your level of focus, who’s the one who’s splitting hairs.
    3) Because it’s the team that he believes is the best fit for him. Duh! Favre wants to win, and he sure as heck isn’t going to win with a team that is not compatible with the style of offense that he has known for 16 years.
    And, to be more precise, Brett said, “this is probably the best team with the most potential that I have ever played with.”
    And, for the record, I have stated many times that Thompson was far superior to Sherman as a GM. When I’m stating that he does not always have the team’s best intentions was the question. Not what has he done right.
    So, since you guys want to keep hounding on Favre, (both of you), and you want to try to play games with how much you know, then why do I not hear either one of you talking about the fact that he only had one losing season during his tenure with Pack. Why do I not hear how many times he’s carried the team, when they had little hope? How about the year that he threw to twelve different receivers for a touchdown. How about his three MVPs? How about the fact that he led the Jets to wins over both the Super Bowl contending Cardinals and the at the time, undefeated Tennessee Titans? How about the fact that he led them to wins over the Pats last year? How about the fact that many times he gets blamed for interceptions when his team didn’t do what they needed to do to put away a win–like 4th and 26th in the playoffs against Philadelphia? How about when a bad call by the refs stopped the Pack from advancing against San Fran?
    How about you start focusing on what Favre has done right, if you want me to mention any good that TT has done?
    You can say end of story all you want. But, if Favre leads his new team to the SuperBowl and wins it, then tell me how washed up and prima donna he was.

  46. @chickenman, tell me how favre was “wrongly dismissed”…
    so do you know or understand WHY favre feels “wronged”? because ted thompson didn’t allow him to play assistant general manager or co-g.m.? you’re saying that if you were working as an architect (QB) and you wanted to be working among the best group of architects in the world (team) because there was an award (Lombardi trophy) out there for the architect company of the year and there was a very good architect (Randy Moss) out there, but he’s had some problems being cohesive with his colleagues in the past, that you would tell your supervisor (Ted Thompson) to hire him anyway because then your company would have a really good shot, not a guarantee, at winning the award? that’s hogwash. you cannot even compare your job to the job of a professional athlete. you can’t make that analogy. period.
    to go further, you retire because of your difference in philosophy with your supervisor, but then decide you want to come back three plus months later even though you know that your supervisor has already begun training another really good architect (Aaron Rodgers), with very promising potential, to be the lead architect. what is he supposed to do, hire you back because you also were good at your craft, even though you went to the premier architect news magazine (Greta Van Sustren) and talked bad about your supervisor for all of the architect world to read about? hire you back, even though all of the new architect’s colleagues (Packer teammates) really like him and can see how committed he is to improving and learning and putting in the time to be a successful lead architect?
    You say, “In fact, I wonder how many employees in general, who after having left the services of one employer, gone to a competitor, and releaved all manner of dirty secrets, and/or tried to gain a measure of revenge within a given industry.” It’s one thing to go to the team you work for (Jets) and help game plan, but when you go out of your way to tell Matt Millen, then g.m. of the Lions, how to defend the Packers, that’s just wrong. Maybe you are full of vengeance, but he’s not only attempting to hurt Ted Thompson, but he’s hurting all of his former teammates who are trying to compete on a level and fair/equal playing field, and hurting his fans who have purchased his apparel too.
    I suppose you thought it was okay, too, that Bill Belichek was stealing signals (especially from his former assistant coach Mangini whom he didn’t agree with leaving to go coach a team within the division even though Mangini was just looking for a break from any team to offer him a position as head coach when no one else would). Other teams might be interested in Favre, but they know he only wants to play for a team with an offense that he is familiar with, within the Packers division, to get revenge on Thompson, and they know that the Vikings will pay him big money because they are desperate for a quarterback.

  47. Brother Paul needs to move to MN, as he most definitely is not a Packer fan, but a Favre worshipper. Good lord, dude, did I ever once belittle Favre’s accomplishments? The guy was the best QB in the league for many years, and I said he deserved credit for making the Packers relevant for so long. But to suggest that Ted Thompson needs to be run out of Green Bay is idiotic at best. It’s well documented that they were open to Favre’s return after he retired, just not in friggin’ July after all the offseason prep work had been done. That’s when Favre had them over a barrel, and TT was absolutely right in saying at that point, Aaron had been installed as the starter, and if you want to play, we’ll trade you but not TO A TEAM IN OUR DIVISION. What can’t you grasp about that? That’s not ‘classless’, it’s smart. Which explains why you don’t get it.

  48. I’ll take your “points” 1 by 1 brotherpaul:
    1) The Brat could’ve renegotiated his contract to stay and “satisfy his itch”. And it’s pure speculation on your part that Ryan didn’t want Favre. It was Bill Cowher that reportedly didn’t want Favre.
    2) Favre was already planning his defection to Minnesota while he was a Jet, just as he was after he waffled one too many times in Green Bay and they told him “thanks but no thanks”. That is called tampering and it now looks like the Packers’ claims had merit afterall.
    3) Minnesota isn’t the only team running the west coast offense.
    4) Don’t for one second try and credit Favre with singlehandedly winning games. Put Tom Brady on the Lions and they won’t turn into contenders overnight. I can, on the other hand, credit him for losing many specific games with his costly INT’s….especially in the playoffs. The win/loss record is a TEAM achievment….not a Brett Favre achievment. Two years in a row now he’s singelhandedly killed his team’s season……once with the Packers (on the TEAM that TT built) with one of the most horrible INT’s ever thrown in NFL history and then again with the Jets (and I love how he just ran for the tunnel afterward without shaking Pennington’s hand….or anybody’s hand for that matter).
    5) The Cardinals gave the Jets that game with 5 turnovers by Kurt Warner…….who handed the ball to Favre 5 times in scoring position. Let’s not forget that the Cards finished 8-8. Anybody can get hot and win a few games (especially in the weak NFC) to get to the big stage. Yeah, he had a good game against a hot Titans teams. Unfortunately for you, that doesn’t absolve him of his childish behavior. Favre didn’t even dress in the same room as his teammates. We all know Lord Favre can’t be bothered with the common folk.
    6) MVP awards are as subjective as Pro Bowl nominations. He’s gotten the sentimental vote more than once in his career.
    7) Like others have said, you’re not a Packers fan. You’re a Brat Favre fan. If you own any Packers gear you should give it to Goodwill because you’re no fan of that team. Go buy a purple #4 jersey to match your green and white one.
    And for the record, i’m not even a Packers fan. I’m a former Brat Favre fan who began to see this clown for what he really is several years ago. So i’m not blinded by any allegiances.

  49. @brotherpaul,
    “when Reggie wanted to un-retired, Ron Wolf, did the classy thing and released him. But, Thompson, trying to look good, once said that Favre could compete for his job, and then when Favre got to Lambeau, they wouldn’t even give him the playbook.”
    –DIFFERENCE: Reggie was gone for an entire year by the time he wanted to come back. Also, if you can recall the events unfolding last summer, McCarthy/Thompson/Favre had a pow-wow one night and the next day he was traded. This pow-wow lasted into late night and continued the next morning. Do you remember McCarthy saying “the train has left the station”? He was referring to the fact that Favre could not get on board because he was so hung up on his differences with Thompson regarding why Ted didn’t do what Favre requested with personnel acquisitions, etc. It was all hashed out and it had nothing to dow with allowing Favre to compete for the job or not.
    “And, you are forgetting that for all but one year, Brett and the Pack (yes, team is important here) had winning seasons, regardless of bad coaching, injuries, and whatever. And, many times, Favre was the key player that made it happen, which is why he won MVP three consecutive years in a row.”
    –BAD COACHING? Yeah, Holmgren was a terrible coach. He was the coach of record when Favre won those three consecutive MVP’s. What happened after that? Check the int’s, check the bone-headed decision-making, check the record in the playoffs. Mike Sherman was a decent coach (Favre didn’t do it all by himself) and Ahman Green had something to do with it, along with a talented O-line and decent receivers. You leave a lot out of that statement.
    “And, I hope he beats Ted Thompson’s Packers, and they run Thompson out of town on a rail, so that when Brett does finally retire, I can then start cheering for the Packers once more.”
    You want to take some time off from cheering for the Pack until Brett retires? Thompson’s NOT going to lose his job if the Pack loses to the Vikings once or twice this year. You SHOULD lose your job as Packer fan, however. That is just ridiculous.

  50. I’d respond to some of brother paul’s posts, but I feel like it’d be overkill. So I’ll just say, “Job well done” to fav-rah, captain fantastik and avansen.

  51. Brother Paul needs to move to MN, as he most definitely is not a Packer fan, but a Favre worshipper. Good lord, dude, did I ever once belittle Favre’s accomplishments? The guy was the best QB in the league for many years, and I said he deserved credit for making the Packers relevant for so long. But to suggest that Ted Thompson needs to be run out of Green Bay is idiotic at best. It’s well documented that they were open to Favre’s return after he retired, just not in friggin’ July after all the offseason prep work had been done. That’s when Favre had them over a barrel, and TT was absolutely right in saying at that point, Aaron had been installed as the starter, and if you want to play, we’ll trade you but not TO A TEAM IN OUR DIVISION. What can’t you grasp about that? That’s not ‘classless’, it’s smart. Which explains why you don’t get it.
    You can say what you want about whether or not you think that Thompson made a smart move. I have already agreed that Thompson made a “technically smart GM move” when he pulled off what he did in getting rid of Favre.
    My gripe is the fact that he begged Favre not to come to camp, because he (Thompson) would be crucified. Then he let rumors get out that Brett called Minnesota on a Packers cell phone that never existed. Then he said that Favre could come as a back up to Aaron. Then he said he could compete. Then he would not give him the playbook. Those are all “classless” acts.
    Was it a bad situation and did both sides handle it badly? Yep. Brett shouldn’t have retired so quickly, despite Thompson not readily bringing him back and wanting him out of the way. And, my opinion is that Thompson was more at wrong than Brett.
    You can have your opinion. And we may disagree. But, when you decide to accuse me of not being intelligent, I dare you to match IQs. You would probably lose. My facts are what I base it on. And, then I form an opinion that disagrees with yours. And, for you to put it on the level of who’s smarter puts your intelligence at question, because sometimes the only way you can win is to make sure that you say the other person is dumber than you.
    Which then proves to me that you must question your own intelligence if you cannot have a difference of opinion without resorting to name calling.
    By the way, I don’t live in Wisconsin or Minnesota. I don’t see where Thompson effectively uses all of his cap money that could help the Packers out. Yes, he’s done some very good things. But, why did he wait so long to make a deal with Jennings, until it was known that Favre was going to sign with the Vikings.
    He did the same thing last year with Ryan Grant and almost lost him.
    I have chosen not to follow the Packers until they get rid of Thompson. That’s my perogative.
    And, don’t be so sure that if Favre wins both games and takes the Vikings to the Superbowl that Thompson’s job will not be in jeopardy.
    Now, base your ideas on facts, and I’ll discuss with you.
    Call me stupid, and I will automatically know that you question your own logic, because name calling is the last resort of those who are losing a verbal battle.

  52. CaptainFantastik says:
    June 25th, 2009 at 9:34 pm
    I’ll take your “points” 1 by 1 brotherpaul:
    1) The Brat could’ve renegotiated his contract to stay and “satisfy his itch”. And it’s pure speculation on your part that Ryan didn’t want Favre. It was Bill Cowher that reportedly didn’t want Favre.
    2) Favre was already planning his defection to Minnesota while he was a Jet, just as he was after he waffled one too many times in Green Bay and they told him “thanks but no thanks”. That is called tampering and it now looks like the Packers’ claims had merit afterall.
    3) Minnesota isn’t the only team running the west coast offense.
    4) Don’t for one second try and credit Favre with singlehandedly winning games. Put Tom Brady on the Lions and they won’t turn into contenders overnight. I can, on the other hand, credit him for losing many specific games with his costly INT’s….especially in the playoffs. The win/loss record is a TEAM achievment….not a Brett Favre achievment. Two years in a row now he’s singelhandedly killed his team’s season……once with the Packers (on the TEAM that TT built) with one of the most horrible INT’s ever thrown in NFL history and then again with the Jets (and I love how he just ran for the tunnel afterward without shaking Pennington’s hand….or anybody’s hand for that matter).
    5) The Cardinals gave the Jets that game with 5 turnovers by Kurt Warner…….who handed the ball to Favre 5 times in scoring position. Let’s not forget that the Cards finished 8-8. Anybody can get hot and win a few games (especially in the weak NFC) to get to the big stage. Yeah, he had a good game against a hot Titans teams. Unfortunately for you, that doesn’t absolve him of his childish behavior. Favre didn’t even dress in the same room as his teammates. We all know Lord Favre can’t be bothered with the common folk.
    6) MVP awards are as subjective as Pro Bowl nominations. He’s gotten the sentimental vote more than once in his career.
    7) Like others have said, you’re not a Packers fan. You’re a Brat Favre fan. If you own any Packers gear you should give it to Goodwill because you’re no fan of that team. Go buy a purple #4 jersey to match your green and white one.
    And for the record, i’m not even a Packers fan. I’m a former Brat Favre fan who began to see this clown for what he really is several years ago. So i’m not blinded by any allegiances.
    Pure speculation, possibly. But, I’m almost certain that by the time you added in Favre’s salary, and the fact that the Jets needed to release him to make room for his cap, it still was not a good fit. And, if he wants revenge, as part of his reason for returning, I’m okay with that. And so will the ratings for those two games, because I assure you that those two games will be very highly rated when they are televised. That’s what football is about– the fun of watching an emotionally charged game. If you haven’t figured that out, than there is little reason to enjoy a game. (Yes, there is the technical aspect of who’s the better clock manager, and play callers, but the emotionally charged games are the most fun to watch.)
    Favre may have plotted his defection to Minnesota, but I assure you he did not plan to have his tendon cause him pain so that he could retire gracefully. He took what happened and used it to his advantage. As it has been said, “He’s a businessman.” And, I don’t really care why he’s going to be there. I’m just happy that he will be back. And, if he thinks his arm can give him the accuracy to play at a 2007 level, then I’m all for watching him with a top notch team around him. (Yes, even though I despised the Vikings under the Green-Tice era.)
    No, Minnesota isn’t the only team running the west coast offense. But, it is the only team that’s running the west coast offense that has a major running talent like Adrian. He has analyzed the talent. He knows the offensive style and the coach running it. And, to sit there, and say that you are not going to enjoy those two games, would make you completely devoid of the fun that is football.
    If you put Tom Brady on the Lions and they have Calvin Johnson, why couldn’t they become contenders overnight. If Brett’s arm hadn’t gotten injured, and Lavernius Coles hadn’t tried to sabotage Brett, and Mangidiot hadn’t been such a miserable coach, then Brett might have taken them all the way to the Superbowl.
    And, you are missing the point. In the game against the Giants, there was a fumble that if the Green Bay defensive player closest to the ball had jumped on it, that game was over and Green Bay would have gone to the Super Bowl against the Patriots. It was after that, when Favre threw the bone-headed throw.
    Did you miss the point that if Mike Sherman’s defense could have held the Philadelphia Eagles on a 4th and 26th, that game would have been over, and Brett wouldn’t have been forced into that throw?
    For every time that Brett threw a bone-headed throw because he was trying too hard to carry the team, I can point to a miscue within that same quarter that would have made it so he didn’t have to be put in that situation.
    You know what, when you make a mistake like that, and you want to win as badly as Brett does, it doesn’t surprise me that he just ran off the field. Is it unsportsmanlike? Yeah, maybe. Is that the way people who have the will to win sometimes handle it. Yep. So, we’re going to hold it against him for a lack of etiquette? Yeah, that’s a reason to change his name from Brett to Brat.
    Oh, he had a great game against the UNDEFEATED Titans, but you’ve decided that doesn’t absolve him. You a priest now? Should we pick on every single Idiosyncrasy of Ted Thompson, who’s only been with the Packers for five years, because he took over for the most incompetent coach/GM ever? I still wish that Holmgren would have stuck around until Wolf retired, so we could have seen what he could have done with the team that had great success with him at the helm.
    And, by the way, the “clown” has done more for football and the Green Bay Packers than any other player in years. Manning is a fantastic field general, but he is not much fun to watch. Brady–the same. But, that CLOWN has had more comebacks than anybody except possibly John Elway. And, he created winning seasons with all but one.
    So, you don’t like his attitude. That take away from his talent?
    Yeah, I was willing to give Aaron a shot. And, then Ted pulled his stunts. And, yeah, I know that McCarthy had a problem with the fact that Brett had a problem with Ted, and that he wasn’t ready to have Brett come on and compete.
    And, you are all forgetting that Brett did not ask to originally come back. He asked to be released. Yeah, it may not have made much sense as a GM, but if you really believed in Rodgers, like Ted claimed he did, then you aren’t afraid to let Brett go to the Vikings. Longwell was already there. Darren Sharper had been there for years. A lot of times the Vikings and the Packers would end up on each other’s teams.
    But, Ted was afraid that Favre might make him look bad. Well, I’m more than willing to see Favre do just that twice this year.
    Yep, Favre might screw up, and then you guys might get to say your almighty “I told you sos.” And, then I might consider apologizing. But, until you look at this as what it is going to be–the greatest Viking-Packers rivalry ever, and possibly two of the funnest games to ever watch, then you are missing everything.
    You know, there are a lot of people that were jerks in real life. Dan Fouts was one of the biggest jerks ever from what I’ve been told by the people that knew him when I lived in San Diego. But, that didn’t take away from the fans enjoying watching Air Coryell.
    So, quit worrying about the media hype, because the only thing that Brett’s said publicly about this whole thing is, “maybe.” And, then added a lot of reasons as to why it would make sense for him to be a Viking. And, then he said, “we.”
    Everything else has been hyped by the media. Not Brett Favre.
    But, I still don’t like Thompson for destroying one of the greatest icons in Green Bay history. And, be it a “smart” move or not, Thompson will go down in history as the man who tried to destroy Brett, and Brett will still end up in the Hall of Fame.

  53. fav-rah says:
    June 25th, 2009 at 9:48 pm
    @brotherpaul,
    “when Reggie wanted to un-retired, Ron Wolf, did the classy thing and released him. But, Thompson, trying to look good, once said that Favre could compete for his job, and then when Favre got to Lambeau, they wouldn’t even give him the playbook.”
    –DIFFERENCE: Reggie was gone for an entire year by the time he wanted to come back. Also, if you can recall the events unfolding last summer, McCarthy/Thompson/Favre had a pow-wow one night and the next day he was traded. This pow-wow lasted into late night and continued the next morning. Do you remember McCarthy saying “the train has left the station”? He was referring to the fact that Favre could not get on board because he was so hung up on his differences with Thompson regarding why Ted didn’t do what Favre requested with personnel acquisitions, etc. It was all hashed out and it had nothing to dow with allowing Favre to compete for the job or not.
    “And, you are forgetting that for all but one year, Brett and the Pack (yes, team is important here) had winning seasons, regardless of bad coaching, injuries, and whatever. And, many times, Favre was the key player that made it happen, which is why he won MVP three consecutive years in a row.”
    –BAD COACHING? Yeah, Holmgren was a terrible coach. He was the coach of record when Favre won those three consecutive MVP’s. What happened after that? Check the int’s, check the bone-headed decision-making, check the record in the playoffs. Mike Sherman was a decent coach (Favre didn’t do it all by himself) and Ahman Green had something to do with it, along with a talented O-line and decent receivers. You leave a lot out of that statement.
    “And, I hope he beats Ted Thompson’s Packers, and they run Thompson out of town on a rail, so that when Brett does finally retire, I can then start cheering for the Packers once more.”
    You want to take some time off from cheering for the Pack until Brett retires? Thompson’s NOT going to lose his job if the Pack loses to the Vikings once or twice this year. You SHOULD lose your job as Packer fan, however. That is just ridiculous.
    So, that’s why the moment that he got on the field they didn’t give him the playbook? That’s why Ted allowed the media to believe for three days that Favre had used a Packers-issued cell phone to call the Minnesota Vikings on. (The phone didn’t even exist.) That’s why Ted didn’t do anything to contact Favre during the time he was deciding, and we are all fairly certain that’s because Ted didn’t want to look like a fool for bringing in Aaron, the chosen one, so he could not encourage Favre to stay.
    The moment Favre got there, he was told to go and talk to McCarthy, who made the statement then. Favre didn’t want to take Aaron’s job. He wanted to play with a team that could win. Yes, he believed that team, and he still does believe that team to be the Vikings. But, it was Thompson that said, “No, we ain’t gonna release you.” (And, yes, I’ve heard it up to here about how smart Ted was with that move. But, it ultimately backfired a year later now, didn’t it, when Brett now appears to be smart enough to make sure that he was released this time, so he didn’t have to go through the fiasco of the last time.)
    And, no Holmgren wasn’t the terrible coach. In my mind, Sherman was the terrible coach. I can’t count the number of times that Sherman blew it in clock management, especially just prior to half time, that could have been the difference between winning and losing, in Green Bay’s only 4-12 season when Brett Favre was at the helm.
    Not only that, but Sherman was a miserable GM. Anybody got any problems with that statement? (Yeah, he was definitely worse than Ted. Because, yes, Ted did get some great acquisitions. And, the only two that I really questioned that Favre wanted, also, was not adding Moss, which I think was the difference between Green Bay going to another Super Bowl, and possibly not considering Mariucci–although I might let that one slide, because Mariucci had not shown any talent for coaching at all with Detroit, so maybe Ted gets a pass with that one.)
    And, you’re telling me that from the heyday of Bart Starr to the time when Brett stepped on the field in relief that there was any time that any other combination of players could have made the Packers great. Brett was the face for a reason. He’s a gunslinger, and he’s fun to watch. Like Holmgren said, “Many times when Favre threw it in the air, I’d yell out, ;’No, No, No’, and then when the ball went into the receiver’s hands, I’d be yelling, ‘Yes, Yes, Yes.'”
    Brett made so many interceptions, with the exception of last year when his shoulder started causing him problems, because he was trying to make something happen, because he wanted to win.
    Twelve different receivers caught touchdowns the year he won the SuperBowl. Twelve of them. He didn’t have a Jerry Rice (until Donald Driver came on the scene) to help him out. He didn’t have a Marvin Harrison to make his job easier. He didn’t have a Randy Moss to get the job done. He was trying to win the game any way that he could.
    And, so, in the process, he would make some mistakes. But, guess what, when you don’t have others that are playmakers, that’s what happens sometimes.
    Even Michael Jordan will tell you that the reason he is the greatest basketball player of all time is because he has failed so many times.
    I have already removed myself as a Packer fan out of disgust for the stunts Thompson pulled and McCarthy sanctioned last year. If they keep Thompson there, who will start screwing up more and more, than so be it. I don’t have to cheer for the only team that is owned by the city, like they all should be. That’s my choice. That’s my right.
    I back it with my opinions based on the facts as I see them. You’re free to disagree with me like many did last year. But, they eventually came around to seeing that you can agree to disagree without misquoting or misinterpreting. You’re entitled to your opinion. If you can present it with solid facts, and you think you can change my opinion, then feel free to try and do so.
    Right now, I don’t like Ted Thompson for what he did last year, smart or not. I think history will also find Favre as the more loved of the two, especially if he takes the Vikings to the Superbowl.

  54. Author: jimicos
    Comment:
    I’d respond to some of brother paul’s posts, but I feel like it’d be overkill. So I’ll just say, “Job well done” to fav-rah, captain fantastik and avansen.
    Well, since this group appears to think that Ted Thompson can do no wrong, and that it’s okay to challenge others who disagree with you by name calling, and giving nicknames to the greatest quarterback who made Green Bay great again, and you all cannot engage in intelligent discussion, then I will let history prove you wrong. Ted will go down as the man who disgraced Favre, and my hope is that Favre takes the Vikings to the SuperBowl. So, you may have your Ted Thompson as your hero, who’s only been there five years and had an 8-8 season with his chosen one so far, and I’ll stay with the man who’s only had one losing season in sixteen years and is headed for the Hall of Fame.

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