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It's toasty in Green Bay

Posted on: July 27, 2008 8:05 pm

The last time I was in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the temperature was 15-below zero, causing me to praise the fact I live in Florida.

It was 100 degrees hotter than that when my plane landed there Sunday.

It's even hotter inside the Green Bay Packers' offices. With Brett Favre threatening to send in his letter of re-instatement any day, the Packers can't be too happy. If he comes back, they pay him $12 million to sit and watch, not to mention have to deal with the legion of Favre lovers who want him to play.

Favre will put off reporting a couple of days -- the team reported Sunday -- to try and give the Packers time to work out a trade. If not, he said he's coming to camp.

Practice that clipboard holding, Brett.

If the Packers can't trade him, they don't want to let him go to a team in their division, which he would do if he were released. So life as a backup might be in Favre's future. Aaron Rodgers is their guy.

Favre went national this weekend to some of his buddies in the media and let his story out, basically once again trying to portray himself as a victim. He said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell spoke to him again Saturday, with the chance the Goodell could intervene. He said he talked with Packers general manager Ted Thompson, who urged him not to report Sunday.

Why Goodell is involved is questionable. It's not his business. Favre's a player under contract and the team views him as a backup.

Story over.

The Packers have moved on. I feel for coach Mike McCarthy, a good man who doesn't need this circus hovering over his team and their camp.

Once again, Favre is trying to be bigger than the game. If his name were Chad Johnson or Terrell Owens, he'd be getting fried like a cheese curd. As it is, Favre is getting a pass.

Pass is an interesting word. Do those who think Favre can still be a star forget his last pass? That went into the stomach of one Corey Webster, leading to the Giants' game-winning-field goal in the NFC Championship Game.

That was six months ago, the last time I was in Green Bay. It was bitter cold that day.

Too bad I didn't have the Favre-Packers fire then to warm me up.


Category: NFL
Tags: Brett Favre

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2008 9:34 pm

It's toasty in Green Bay

Prisco is an idiot.  I moved to Wisconsin 5 years ago and I hated the Packers.  Since, I thought that I have become a fan, but am now realizing I was only a Favre Fan.  With how Thompson and McCarthy have treated this whole thing I hope the packers lose every game without Favre, Thompson and McCarthy get fired, and Favre goes on to play somewhere else, which I will become an instant fan of that team.

Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2008 8:45 pm

It's toasty in Green Bay

Prisco you are an idiot!!! Obviously you are a Favre hater!!!! What  Favre is not a good man because he wants to come out of retirement (3 month) retirement and play football for the Green Bay Packers and do the only thing he has ever known and loved his whole life.Well at least he does his job well and it obvious you have know clue on what your reporting and how to do your job. Basically you need your azzz beat so somebody shuts your mouth. Back off Favre you haters!!!!

Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2008 8:44 pm

You are crazy if

You think Favre will ever wear a GB jersey again. You think letting him go to a division rival is bad? Having him sit on the sideline would be worse. He's already been told he can't even compete for the starting job. Take it to the bank, Favre is gone one way or another.

They would love to send him to the Jets who stink and are in the AFC. They will take a conditional 7th rounder to get him out of the NFC. The Bucs would have to way overpay to get him.

Since: Oct 14, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2008 8:21 pm

It's toasty in Green Bay

Hey Pete,

Any news you get on the Favre/Jets connection would be awesome...thanks!

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