Before they even take the field this season, the Green Bay Packers are already 0-1.
Brett Favre beat them. Badly.
The Packers caved -- what else can we call it? -- and are allowing Favre to not only come to camp but also compete with starter Aaron Rodgers for the No. 1 quarterback job?
Rodgers was supposed to be protected by the Packers. Instead the pocket collapsed and he just took a nasty hit, which begs this question:
Can he get up?
Favre flew to Green Bay Sunday and will report Monday, ending his retirement from the game. The Packers are welcoming him back, but even more surprising is that they will allow him to compete for the starting job.
What happened to all that talk that Rodgers was the starter? What happened to believing in the young guy? What happened to moving on?
Here's what happened: The Packers folded worse than they did in losing the NFC Championship Game at home last January.
So now the 38-year-old Favre is back. Can he re-gain his starting job? Will the competition be fair? Will he leave again?
I've always said no player is bigger than the game. I was wrong. Brett Favre is bigger than the game.
He whined and moaned and complained his way back to the Packers after sitting out four months of off-season work while Rodgers handled it all.
The old man acted like a young kid. Now he can celebrate.
Favre 1, Green Bay Packers 0.
It's not a good way to start your season.