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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.57
It started a few weeks ago, when Aaron Rodgers chimed in by saying it was time for the team to "heal" and retire Favre's number. Favre a couple of weeks later admitted he was at least partially at fault for the bitter split between he and the Packers. Then, Packers CEO Mark Murphy said he and the franchise want Favre back involved with the team in some capacity soon. And today, Favre has glowing praise for Rodgers, acknowledging what the rest of us knew a long time ago.

I have a pretty negative opinion of Favre both as a player (I think he's way overrated) and a person (I think he's pretty clearly a dick). I love the idea of the Packers never retiring No. 4, but that was probably never a realistic possibility.

So what do the many Packers fans here think? Are you ready to forgive Favre and make him a Packer again? Or is there some other kind of display of humility you want from him first?
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I was down on Favre pretty early, I think my posts in the thread from him unretiring in 2008 verify that. Some embarrassment there, too, like the possibility that Brian Brohm was the QB of the future in GB. Oops. There were a lot of Packer fans who were on his side when the Packers traded him to New York. I still occasionally see #4 Jets jerseys here. Obviously everyone decided that it was the right course of action by the end of Super Bowl XLV.

That said, I always thought that the retired number would play out about how it has. After a few years of being actually retired, (but before he gets into the NFL HoF) the hurt feelings on both sides have lessened. I agree with tbf about Favre as a person, but not retiring the number just brings more attention to him. And I do think he's deserving of it. He can get his accolades from the Lambeau crowd one more time (or not, if people there aren't down for it). And we can finally stop talking about Brett Favre once and for all, I hope.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.59
    Originally posted by me in the thread Boffo linked to
    Also, goddamn it, Brett. Please don't do anything that's going to make me hate you. Please.


    Originally posted by me in the post-Super Bowl thread
    I didn't hate Favre when he went to the Jets, I just wished that he had walked off into the sunset.
    ...
    [When Favre signed with Minnesota] I truly evolved into having an actual raw, passionate hatred for Favre (to go with my raw, passionate hatred for the Vikings).
Welp.

In the afterglow of a title and Rodgers being awesome and Favre being out of the spotlight, I've softened to the degree that I'm fine with him having his numbered retired, but I'm not going to be particularly moved by it.



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I've still got my signed Favre jersey (well...at my parents' house) and have no problem with any of this.

EDIT: I'm tempted to change the thread icon as I think you're trolling

(edited by CRZ on 14.6.13 1535)


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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.57
    Originally posted by CRZ
    I'm tempted to change the thread icon as I think you're trolling


Absolutely. It's all in good fun though, I expected you to change it as soon as you saw it anyway. Sorry if I'm the only one who thinks it's funny.

It was difficult enough for me to not title the thread "ex-Minnesota Vikings quarterback heaps praise on Aaron Rodgers" or some variation on that theme.

I'd say it's no less funny than changing my title to TheChiefsFan. Though I acknowledge one key difference is, you're the one with the keys. :)

(edited by TheBucsFan on 14.6.13 1647)
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.13
    Originally posted by TheBucsFan
      Originally posted by CRZ
      I'm tempted to change the thread icon as I think you're trolling


    Absolutely. It's all in good fun though, I expected you to change it as soon as you saw it anyway. Sorry if I'm the only one who thinks it's funny.

    It was difficult enough for me to not title the thread "ex-Minnesota Vikings quarterback heaps praise on Aaron Rodgers" or some variation on that theme.

    I'd say it's no less funny than changing my title to TheChiefsFan. Though I acknowledge one key difference is, you're the one with the keys.

    (edited by TheBucsFan on 14.6.13 1647)

To be fair, I did that :)




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The get together with Aaron at the NFL Awards show helped. Him offering up that he was partially at fault is icing on the cake. I was always hoping that there would be a reconciliation before he was inducted into Canton, but I wasn't sure it could happen. Now, it seems inevitable.

BUT, I could see Brett holding out for some sort of statement of guilt from Ted Thompson. As I said in that thread from 2008, this whole thing was handled really poorly. Some admission of guilt from the Packers is probably ncessary to get Brett back at Lambeau. Sports radio in the area seems to be 60-40 positive on his return at this point, which is WAY up from where it had been 6 months ago.
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.41
    Originally posted by TheBucsFan
    Sorry if I'm the only one who thinks it's funny.


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