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Brett Favre: great player, kinda' petty

Posted on: July 28, 2009 7:37 pm
Edited on: July 29, 2009 7:45 am
 
Brett Favre will one day soon enter the Hall of Fame and he should. None of Favre's recent petulant actions should dampen that sentiment.

One of the top five quarterbacks in league history. That's Favre.

Favre, however, will also be remembered for his petty behavior at the end.

He went to the New York Jets out of spite so he could stick his thumb in the eye of Green Bay management.

Then he held up the Minnesota Vikings for weeks if not months, wavering back and forth, enjoying the ego rush of having Vikings players beg him to return.

He treated Packers fans, perhaps the most loyal in all of sports, like hot garbage.

In the waning moments of his career, Favre acted like His Brettness.

He's a Hall of Famer, no question. One of the best.

In the end he also acted like a royal jerk.

Both things are true.

See you in Canton, Your Brettness. Good luck.

And good riddance.


Category: NFL
Tags: Packers
 
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Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2009 9:47 am
 

Brett Favre: great player, kinda' petty

Brett Favre: Great player, somewhat petty person

Favre, however, will also be remembered for his petty behavior at the end. Is Michael Jordan remembered for his un-retirements? Jordan didn't hold anyone hostage; he just quietly came back and played. No news break specials, no interviews with Greta; he just came back and played.

He went to the New York out of spite so he could stick his thumb in the eye of Green Bay management. He went to the Jets because he wanted to play football again. He RETIRED from football. Period. Then after all the OTA's, after the mini-camps and HOURS before the start of training camp, he throws Rodgers and the Packer management under the bus and says, "I'm here; I wanna play."  That would be like if you left CBS but still wanted to post No, it would be more like if he RETIRED from CBS, CBS hired his replacement, trained his replacement, employed his replacement for 4 months and then Freeman DEMANDED his job back. Like that.
Then he held up the Minnesota for weeks if not months, wavering back and forth, enjoying the ego rush of having Vikings players beg him to return.
If Minnesota was relying on him then that's pathetic. The Vikings went to Favre, Favre didn't go to them.The Viking players were the only reason he delayed his decision, because they wanted him. I truly believe that for all Brett's greatness aside, he enjoyed the spotlight, the media and all the attention he was getting.




Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2009 7:50 am
 

Top Five?

It's nice that you consider Favre one of the top five QB's of all time, since he holds just about ALL of the NFL career passing records. Likewise, Tiger Woods is one of the top four golfers of all time, and Michael Jordan is one of the top three all time NBA players, even though he holds no individual records in scoring, rebounding, assists, or championships. He was however a great teammate and ambassador for the game. Most would agree that Muhammad Ali deserves inclusion among the top five heavyweights of all time, even though he was not undefeated and lost to Trevor Berbick. Jim Brown is also one of the top three NFL running backs of all time, even if he doesn't hold the single season, or all time rushing records. Hank Aaron is possibly the fifth best all time outfielder, and could have been the best if Ruth, Cobb, Williams and Mays had never played. However, all of them are great players and athletes huh? Racist. 



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2009 6:21 am
 

Brett Favre: Great player, somewhat petty person

OMG! I agree with Mike Freeman for once!!



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2009 12:08 am
 

Brett Favre: Great player, somewhat petty person

While the drama with will he play or won`t he play did get tiring I can understand I mean football is obviously the love of his life and it is hard to leave something like that behind so I truly can forgive him for the un-retirements. But what I don`t like is the bickering with the packers management and what REALLY REALLY got me on the Brett Farve hating train was when he said
"My Ideal situation is maybe that Aaron Rodgers gets hurt and they ask me back". I mean how classless is that you are hoping the guy you supposedly taught the ropes gets injured so your team asks you out of retirement. Aaron Rodgers however showed boatloads of class through the entire ordeal and showed himself truly a better person than his would-be mentor.


All that being said freeman is being his usual jack*** self, Brett didn`t join the Jets out of spite he played because he wanted to play and the Jets wanted him to play sorry that bothers you so badly. And the Vikings only got what they asked for when they started asking him to play for them. Sage Rosenfels will do fine. And lastly I really don`t think many Packer fans are holding a grudge. Time to leave farve to retire in peace and enough of this stupid junk.



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2009 11:38 pm
 

Brett Favre: Great player, somewhat petty person

I loved watching Favre play.  His childlike enthusiasm, his excitement over a td pass, when had thrown 400 of them, the Monday night game after his father died.  Those are the great memories.  My last good memory of Favre was when he took off scrambling in a game last year (if you can call it that), and put a little juke move on the defender.  He got up laughing, as he knew he probably looked stupid.  Everybody on both teams were laughing.  I have got damn tired of the retirement crap though, and I saw a side of him I didn't like.  Him having bad feelings towards the Pack, when he retired, and they decided to move on with Rodgers, which ended up being the smart move, and then Brett deciding they needed to change their whole plans and future to pacify him.  Him not going to training camps, and postponing his decisions to avoid it, the complaints of the Jet's players that he acted like he was above them.  You know, I wouldn't be a bit surprised that when training camp is over, he asks the Vikings for the job.  God forbid he should have to work to improve himself like everybody else on the team and have to stay in a dorm!  I am going to try and remember the great things about Favre, and what he brought to the league, but it will be more difficult by his behaviors the past 4 years.  If he tries to come back after training camp, I will lose all respect I ever had for him.  I hope he is sincere this time.



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2009 11:12 pm
 

Brett Favre: Great player, somewhat petty person

I actually kinda had the same thought. like he was doing this to mess with the vikings.




Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2009 11:11 pm
 

Brett Favre: Great player, somewhat petty person

They will be saying the same thing about Lance Armstrong when it is all said and done.



Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2009 9:54 pm
 

Brett Favre: Great player, somewhat petty person

Come on Freeman, that's pathetic.  You should be thanking him for giving you something to write about.

Good riddance?  You make your money off athletes like Favre.

I'm also curious - how exactly did he treat Packer fans like garbage?  By wanting to keep playing if he could? 

Stop being such a big bunch of babies.  Aaron Rodgers was the choice.  Great choice - if he stays healthy, he's top 10, maybe top 5 in the league for the next few years.  Favre wanted to keep playing, somebody gave him a shot, it didn't work out.  He has no obligation to live his life as you see fit.  All this whining by Pack fans and Prisco and Freeman was humorous at first but now it's just pathetic.

he's going to enter the Hall in a Packer uniform no matter what happens next - it would be Packer fans treating him like garbage if they held a grudge because he wanted to play football for as long as he could.




Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2009 9:47 pm
 

Brett Favre: Great player, somewhat petty person

I think Brett Favre just couldn't live with himself being a Viking.  Anyone who says Minnesota is better off without Favre is an idiot (Pete Prisco).  Minnesota wanted Favre more than Favre wanted Minnesota.  He is still a Green Bay Packer in my heart and will always be a Cheesehead.  Thanks for the memories Brett.  Now we can sit back and watch the Jay Cutler-led Bears win the division for years to come while Ted Thompson twiddles his thumbs deciding whether or not to spend a cent on a big-name player.  Randy Moss would have looked great in green and gold!



Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2009 9:36 pm
 

Brett Favre: Great player, somewhat petty person

I am not convinced that this is all over yet. Brett may want to avoid a couple weeks of training camp before a miraculous recovery. I will only believe it once we are three weeks into the season and he is not on a roster not before thn.


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