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The Dream
07-02-2008, 03:57 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3471189

With his family "tugging" on him to play, Brett Favre has an "itch" to come out of retirement and report to training camp with the Green Bay Packers later this month, according to sources close to the team and player.

Favre has communicated his potential desire to coach Mike McCarthy but talks have not advanced to a substantive stage, a Packers source said.

The source said the Packers would be reluctant to open the door for Favre because "Brett retired for the right reasons, even though I know his family is tugging on him [to play]."

Another source conceded Favre was "getting the itch" to play football in 2008.

However, Favre's agent downplayed the likelihood that the quarterback could un-retire or that he was prepared to report to camp July 28.

"As far as I know, right now, Brett Favre is retired and until he tells me something different, that's what it is," James "Bus" Cook, Favre's agent, said.

Favre was unavailable for comment. A Packers spokesman said that McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson were on vacation.

Favre has two years remaining on his contract at an average of about $12.5 million per season. His salary is not currently counting toward the salary cap because the Packers placed him on the reserve-retired list.

If Favre decides that he absolutely wants to play this season, the Packers could be confronted with a sensitive issue. The entire offseason has been spent preparing Aaron Rodgers to play quarterback to the point where "the offensive scheme has evolved" and, psychologically, closing the door on Favre's legendary 17-year career.

If the Packers resist a stronger push by Favre to return, sources speculate that the quarterback could press the team to release him from his contract so that he could seek a job with another team. A league official said that Favre could force a decision by asking the Packers, in writing, to reinstate him to active status. The team would have to comply or release him.

"That's speculation and I wouldn't go there," a team source said. "We value Brett's legacy, we think he values it, and we'd want to protect that. Brett's a high-quality person and he's not going to push it that far. He'll do the right thing [and stay retired]. This was almost predictable, the idea that Brett would get the itch to play as we get closer to the season."

In an interview done with ESPN around the time Favre retired in early March, McCarthy predicted Favre "will have an itch to come back. I saw Joe Montana go through it, even though I was a younger coach in Kansas City at the time."

McCarthy said it was Favre who convinced the coach that retirement was the "right thing to do."

"I tried to talk him out of retirement," McCarthy said back in March. "Tom Clements [Green Bay's quarterbacks coach] and I were trying to sell him on the concept that he could still play at a high level with 80-to-85 percent of the commitment he had last year. Brett thought that maybe he could do it but he reasoned that when you cut back the commitment, you open yourself up to injury, to not being on top of your game -- which was very important to Brett -- and letting the team down in the process.

"Really, what Brett did was very honorable because the stress and pressure he feels is a direct result of the standard he sets for himself."

mariowillshine15
07-02-2008, 04:00 PM
Stay away Brett just stay away.

If im Aaron Rodgers i drive over to his house and punch him in the face.

Double Barrel
07-02-2008, 04:02 PM
Dude shouldn't tempt fate, especially since he's on the Madden cover and all.

The Dream
07-02-2008, 04:04 PM
I know people get sick of the drama, but Brett is still a top talent QB in the NFL......and he's my 2nd favorite behind Hakeem.............BRING BACK BRETT!

HOU-TEX
07-02-2008, 04:12 PM
I know people get sick of the drama, but Brett is still a top talent QB in the NFL......and he's my 2nd favorite behind Hakeem.............BRING BACK BRETT!

Brett IS my favorite QB of all time, but I don't think it'd be wise to come back. He's on top of the World right now, a millionaire and a 1st ballot HOFer.

Eh, I suppose if it's for the love of the game I would back him.

PapaL
07-02-2008, 04:41 PM
Top talent? I disagree. Aged vet who makes bad throws but gets away with it because he won a title and an MVP forever ago.

As for the itch, talk to Madden about tough acting Tinactin.

TEXANS84
07-02-2008, 04:44 PM
Brett, don't do what Jordan did!

The Dream
07-02-2008, 04:44 PM
Brett is still a top 5 QB in the league....and up until the conference title game he did a good job of not "forcing" the issue.....

mariowillshine15
07-02-2008, 04:56 PM
Brett is still a top 5 QB in the league....and up until the conference title game he did a good job of not "forcing" the issue.....

Its Aaron Rodgers chance now and to give him the job and then to pull the rug out from under him and give it right back to brett is bull.

If Brett wanted to keep playing he shouldnt of retired in the first place. He puts a strain on the franchise doing this year after year.

You retired now stay that way.

The Dream
07-02-2008, 04:57 PM
to hell with aaron rogers.........at least for now.......the kid will have to get over it.........this is brett favre we're talking about here.

HOU-TEX
07-02-2008, 04:59 PM
Top talent? I disagree. Aged vet who makes bad throws but gets away with it because he won a title and an MVP forever ago.

As for the itch, talk to Madden about tough acting Tinactin.

This is the reason he's my all time favorite QB. He's not as talented as most of the other upper echelon QB's are but the way he plays the game is enough to earn my respect.

I'm not really for Brett coming back to play, but if it's for the love of the game and he can still play then how can someone not support him.

The Dream
07-02-2008, 05:02 PM
I'm hearing that the Packers might not want him back, therefore he might be playing somewhere else next season.............why would Greenbay do this?????

Sal Rosenberg
07-02-2008, 05:02 PM
to hell with aaron rogers.........at least for now.......the kid will have to get over it.........this is brett favre we're talking about here.

AR is terrible.MARK MY WORDS.

mariowillshine15
07-02-2008, 05:02 PM
to hell with aaron rogers.........at least for now.......the kid will have to get over it.........this is brett favre we're talking about here.

Brett favre is a great QB but cmon hes won one super bowl. If he was as great as you guys make him out to be he'd have alot more titles.

The Dream
07-02-2008, 05:04 PM
Brett favre is a great QB but cmon hes won one super bowl. If he was as great as you guys make him out to be he'd have alot more titles.

you know how many great QBs "don't" win Superbowls???? And he's also played in another one, broken numerous records, has had amazing performances, and is coming off one of his best years last season.......................................BRING BACK BRETT!!!

HOU-TEX
07-02-2008, 05:07 PM
I'm hearing that the Packers might not want him back, therefore he might be playing somewhere else next season.............why would Greenbay do this?????

IIRC, the Packers would still own the rights for Favre considering there was a couple years left on his contract. In order to go to another team he'd have to be either cut or traded.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

gary
07-02-2008, 05:09 PM
AR is terrible.MARK MY WORDS.Agree. Why waste time?

WWJD
07-02-2008, 05:10 PM
Come back Brett! You've still got it!

The Dream
07-02-2008, 05:15 PM
IIRC, the Packers would still own the rights for Favre considering there was a couple years left on his contract. In order to go to another team he'd have to be either cut or traded.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

that is true, which is probably what would happen.......

281
07-02-2008, 05:16 PM
i feel really bad for aaron rodgers, favre needs to stop this nonsense... it's getting very annoying...

gary
07-02-2008, 05:18 PM
Come back Brett!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mariowillshine15
07-02-2008, 05:21 PM
you know how many great QBs "don't" win Superbowls???? And he's also played in another one, broken numerous records, has had amazing performances, and is coming off one of his best years last season.......................................BRING BACK BRETT!!!

He's still overrated. He's a great guy so people overlook his failures.

Last year he had the NFC Title game at Lambeau in overtime with the ball in his hands and he failed.

His time is up.

I hope he does come back and stinks it up and they cut to Aaron Rodgers laughing.

He may not ever be good but he has paid his dues and earned his shot.

The Dream
07-02-2008, 05:23 PM
shame on u for calling Brett overrated........**** aaron rogers and his emotions.....he can cry his little heart out for all I care...............BRING BACK BRETT!!!!

gary
07-02-2008, 05:27 PM
He's still overrated. He's a great guy so people overlook his failures.

Last year he had the NFC Title game at Lambeau in overtime with the ball in his hands and he failed.

His time is up.

I hope he does come back and stinks it up and they cut to Aaron Rodgers laughing.

He may not ever be good but he has paid his dues and earned his shot.He's had a few shots and hasn't done very much with them.

The Dream
07-02-2008, 05:35 PM
the only shot Aaron Rogers deserves is a shot to the forhead if he tries to take brett's spot........BRING BACK BRETT!!!

mariowillshine15
07-02-2008, 05:37 PM
shame on u for calling Brett overrated........**** aaron rogers and his emotions.....he can cry his little heart out for all I care...............BRING BACK BRETT!!!!

He is. Big fans of Brett wont believe it but he's had the opportunities to win more championships he didnt deliver.

The records and being an iron man starting all those games is great but look at the teams Brady won championships with and look at Favre's teams and there's no reason Brett couldnt of done the same.

When the Packers got beat by Vick in Lambeau in the playoffs it was a sign that maybe Brett isnt as great as people make him out to be.

The Dream
07-02-2008, 05:41 PM
The records and being an iron man starting all those games is great but look at the teams Brady won championships with and look at Favre's teams and there's no reason Brett couldnt of done the same.

Brady is part of a system.........Brett is a system...................For years Favre had to play with crap after his superbowl days.......on both sides of the football. He won one and got to another, and lost to Elways, Davis, and the boys...............The Packers Defense not being able to stop Davis was the reason they lost that game..........not Brett


BRING BACK BRETT!!!

Double Barrel
07-02-2008, 05:55 PM
Brett favre is a great QB but cmon hes won one super bowl. If he was as great as you guys make him out to be he'd have alot more titles.

That is one more Superbowl win than Dan Marino, Warren Moon, Jim Kelly, Fran Tarkenton, and Dan Fouts have won (all HoF QBs, btw).

The Dream
07-02-2008, 05:56 PM
exactly, wut's up with people thinking superbowls are easy........

PapaL
07-02-2008, 06:03 PM
I heard The Dream wears Brett Farve underoos.

PapaL
07-02-2008, 06:07 PM
Brett Farve needs to come back like John Madden needs those biggie fries.

WooHoo he won one SB. So did Eli Manning, Jeff Hostetler, Mark Rypan and a host of others.

Good I'm sick of Brett's crap. He so full of himself. Get over it, retire, film Something About Mary 2 and shut up.

3rd and Inches
07-02-2008, 06:11 PM
To me Brett comin' back into the game would be :deadhorse

Sometimes you gotta man up and admit that it's time to throw in the towel. It reminds me of guys that are so desperate to keep "living the dream" that they become a laughing stock.

mariowillshine15
07-02-2008, 06:13 PM
Brett Farve needs to come back like John Madden needs those biggie fries.

WooHoo he won one SB. So did Eli Manning, Jeff Hostetler, Mark Rypan and a host of others.

Good I'm sick of Brett's crap. He so full of himself. Get over it, retire, film Something About Mary 2 and shut up.

Amen

gary
07-02-2008, 06:27 PM
Brett is an icon bring him back you folks think it is just so easy to win an SB.

PapaL
07-02-2008, 10:03 PM
Brett is an icon bring him back you folks think it is just so easy to win an SB.

And you guys seriously beleive he's still great and is a football savior. His swan sang played three years ago and every year since.

Brett Farve was hardly top 5 last year and sure as heck won't be this year.

He's an old decrepit QB who just can't come to terms with his mortality.

ChampionTexan
07-02-2008, 11:19 PM
I believe if he comes back and plays another year, it will be solely to defer being included in HOF voting until sometime after 2013, therebye ensuring Michael Strahan first ballot election into the Hall.

BSofA04
07-02-2008, 11:25 PM
Seriously? No....Seriously? Brett was, and might still be, a great player but I'm starting to roll my eyes at this. Either stay or leave but don't give ESPN a reason to give us another Favreathon. Enough! Life goes on. $hit or get off the pot!!!

Hardcore Texan
07-02-2008, 11:44 PM
Stay away Brett, if I have to see a whole 'nother entire week of highlights the next time you "retire" I am going to go batty. Yes you were great, yes I enjoyed watching play and blah blah blah blah......enough already, this act is getting freaking old already.

Double Barrel
07-03-2008, 12:08 AM
And you guys seriously beleive he's still great and is a football savior. His swan sang played three years ago and every year since.


He was in the NFC Championship game just seven months ago. I'd take a 'washed up' QB that could get us that far into the playoffs any day.

So what, he lost with his team. The Giants weren't bad. They did go on to beat the 18-0 Patriots to get that ring.

I never said Favre was any kind of "savior" (your rhetoric). I'm just an NFL fan that enjoys watching great players do their thing and have fun doing it.

I am amazed that so many football fans hold such bitterness towards one of the NFL's greatest players. If he's got another year in the tank, let that be his decision, not ours in a court of public opinion.

kiwitexansfan
07-03-2008, 03:18 AM
If Brett had never talked about walking away I would value his presence in the League, but I am so sick of hearing about his non-football decision making, just quit and go away or comeback and leave quietly with dignity when the time comes, no one cares Brett.

The sign that should be hung over Favre's locker if he comes back....

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/SIGN/98268~Caution-Drama-Queen-Just-Ahead-Posters.jpg

WWJD
07-03-2008, 08:05 AM
He was in the NFC Championship game just seven months ago. I'd take a 'washed up' QB that could get us that far into the playoffs any day.

So what, he lost with his team. The Giants weren't bad. They did go on to beat the 18-0 Patriots to get that ring.

I never said Favre was any kind of "savior" (your rhetoric). I'm just an NFL fan that enjoys watching great players do their thing and have fun doing it.

I am amazed that so many football fans hold such bitterness towards one of the NFL's greatest players. If he's got another year in the tank, let that be his decision, not ours in a court of public opinion.

Amen to that DB!

Brett's one of those rare players that people will always be talking about. One of those guys that fans will say "Hey I saw Favre play" and be proud of that.

If he wants to come back let him. Geez. He's entitled to that as far as I'm concerned.

J-Russ
07-03-2008, 08:13 AM
Bring the old fart back!

The Madden curse must live. The legacy can not be broken, or else the world will implode!

Mr teX
07-03-2008, 08:43 AM
I bet aaron rodgers is about ready to explode; 4 years of having your chain yanked by this dude would frustrate the hell out of me, as a competitor & i don't care who he is.

Plus if favre does come back & then FINALLY calls it quits for good after this year, Rodgers will only have 1 year to really prove himself before he has to negotiate another contract. If he has a tony romo type 1st year starting he'll be fine, but if he doesn't the pack will use that against him come negotiating time & he'll have lost some money..........mostly b/c favre wouldn't clear the way for this dude to get some reps as a starter & a spineless front office & coaching staff.

gary
07-03-2008, 09:10 AM
I bet aaron rodgers is about ready to explode; 4 years of having your chain yanked by this dude would frustrate the hell out of me, as a competitor & i don't care who he is.

Plus if favre does come back & then FINALLY calls it quits for good after this year, Rodgers will only have 1 year to really prove himself before he has to negotiate another contract. If he has a tony romo type 1st year starting he'll be fine, but if he doesn't the pack will use that against him come negotiating time & he'll have lost some money..........mostly b/c favre wouldn't clear the way for this dude to get some reps as a starter & a spineless front office & coaching staff.Brett has the right to play as long as he wants and let Rogers be traded to a team where he can be the starter. If GB saw something in Aaron Rogers the starter a long time ago and made Brett the back up.

J-Russ
07-03-2008, 09:37 AM
Brett has the right to play as long as he wants and let Rogers be traded to a team where he can be the starter. If GB saw something in Aaron Rogers the starter a long time ago and made Brett the back up.

Wow... You must think Brett is ageless and will never drop in performance.

I agree with you, let Brett play until he's 50 or 60. Who cares if he plays like crap, he deserve the starting QB spot in GB as long as he lives.

I think every team should let their past hero starts as long as they're with the team. Who cares about how they would perform currently, it only matters what they done in the past, right?

Brando
07-03-2008, 09:44 AM
I know it has to be hard to retire from football. I didn't even play in the NFL and I miss playing football. The competitiveness, the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat..there is nothing like it. When you are competitor like Brett, it's going to be very hard to walk away. Brett's problem is a problem I wish I had. Good Luck on your decision Brett....the NFL world will be waiting.

gary
07-03-2008, 09:47 AM
Wow... You must think Brett is ageless and will never drop in performance.

I agree with you, let Brett play until he's 50 or 60. Who cares if he plays like crap, he deserve the starting QB spot in GB as long as he lives.I really don't think he is ageless at all. He will know when the time is right. Why do people really give a darn?

Mr teX
07-03-2008, 10:11 AM
Brett has the right to play as long as he wants and let Rogers be traded to a team where he can be the starter. If GB saw something in Aaron Rogers the starter a long time ago and made Brett the back up.


True, brett can play as long as he wants, but how would you feel if you were Rodgers? Another thing, lets be real, brett hasn't been Brett since about 2000 - 2001. He's broke almost every major passing record there is, he's got a ring, beloved by the city & his peers, what else is there to prove?

i mean damn if you want to retire, fine go ahead but geez I'm sick of seeing ESPN/NFL network doing tribute pieces about his career only for him to come back the next year when it gets close to training camp & he starts to get the itch again.

& the organization/coaching staff scared to hurt his feelings keeps letting this dude, yo-yo them instead of just moving on for him, cause he sure as hell can't do it himself. If he wants to play bad enough, i'm sure another team would be more than willing to help him out in that regard............Then you'll find out if he really wants to play again; He'd have Al Davis foaming at the mouth.

gary
07-03-2008, 10:16 AM
True, brett can play as long as he wants, but how would you feel if you were Rodgers? Another thing, lets be real, brett hasn't been Brett since about 2000 - 2001. He's broke almost every major passing record there is, he's got a ring, beloved by the city & his peers, what else is there to prove?

i mean damn if you want to retire, fine go ahead but geez I'm sick of seeing ESPN/NFL network doing tribute pieces about his career only for him to come back the next year when it gets close to training camp & he starts to get the itch again.

& the organization/coaching staff scared to hurt his feelings keeps letting this dude, yo-yo them instead of just moving on for him, cause he sure as hell can't do it himself. If he wants to play bad enough, i'm sure another team would be more than willing to help him out in that regard............Then you'll find out if he really wants to play again; He'd have Al Davis foaming at the mouth.By this post your saying that last year was all luck I don't think so.

J-Russ
07-03-2008, 10:47 AM
I really don't think he is ageless at all. He will know when the time is right. Why do people really give a darn?

It's the topic of discussion, thats why. Also, he retired this year, so he must've thought it was time, no?

gary
07-03-2008, 11:04 AM
It's the topic of discussion, thats why. Also, he retired this year, so he must've thought it was time, no?Do you think that 12 mill remaining on his contract had something to do with him having second thoughts? I do. It's really no one else's concern but his.

J-Russ
07-03-2008, 11:39 AM
So.. he doesn't like money?

gary
07-03-2008, 12:07 PM
So.. he doesn't like money?I'm saying that's why he's having second thoughts about coming back.

Mr teX
07-03-2008, 12:17 PM
By this post your saying that last year was all luck I don't think so.

You're missing the point It goes beyond his stats. That was the last year they were ever a real serious contender & brett was still the brett from 95 - 97; a difference maker.

Not taking anything away from him, he's had a great career, but it's time for him to hang em' up. Last year was about the best case scenario for him to get his 2nd ring; Home field advantage, solid defense, great talent on offense, he's just not the difference maker he once was. These days, he's just as likely to throw an INT as he is to throw a TD.

infantrycak
07-03-2008, 12:33 PM
These days, he's just as likely to throw an INT as he is to throw a TD.

He had the 3rd highest QB rating of his career and missed 2nd by .1. He also approached 2 TD's for every INT which is a bang up year for him. He can still play.

J-Russ
07-03-2008, 12:47 PM
He had the 3rd highest QB rating of his career and missed 2nd by .1. He also approached 2 TD's for every INT which is a bang up year for him. He can still play.

Yep. Out of the last 6 seasons, he thrown atleast 10 more TD then INT in 4 of those seasons, with a 61+ completion rate; including last season.

The reason he retired, I guess, was to spend more time with his family. He's been in the league 17 years, and you only get like 2 or 3 months off during the whole year. Even when your on your time off, you still have to exercise and train to stay in shape. So retiring was a way to get time off and spent it with his wife and kids, who is 18 and 9 each.

ChampionTexan
07-03-2008, 12:49 PM
You're missing the point It goes beyond his stats. That was the last year they were ever a real serious contender & brett was still the brett from 95 - 97; a difference maker.

Not taking anything away from him, he's had a great career, but it's time for him to hang em' up. Last year was about the best case scenario for him to get his 2nd ring; Home field advantage, solid defense, great talent on offense, he's just not the difference maker he once was. These days, he's just as likely to throw an INT as he is to throw a TD.

You state that last year was a best case scenario for a second ring, but the reasons you list (Solid defense, great talent on offense) aren't going to change next year - if anything, the experience gained from the '07 season may enhance their chances in '08.

The Packers look like a team on the rise, and were the youngest team in the league last year. Almost nobody picked them to even make the playoffs, yet Brett led them to a 13-3 record and NFC homefield advantage in the playoffs. Saying he wasn't a difference maker might only be focusing on the things you choose to focus on.

Does the following look like any windows of opportunity are closing regarding a 2nd Super Bowl ring?

-Each team's average age is based upon its opening-day roster. A look at the five youngest teams in 2007:

Team: Average Age
Green Bay: 26 years, 89 days
Indianapolis: 26 years, 91 days
N.Y. Giants: 26 years, 190 days
Dallas: 26 years, 197 days
Carolina: 26 years, 252 days

http://www.packers.com/news/releases/2008/01/02/3/

Mr teX
07-03-2008, 01:01 PM
He had the 3rd highest QB rating of his career and missed 2nd by .1. He also approached 2 TD's for every INT which is a bang up year for him. He can still play.

I'm not even saying he can't play anymore although it's clear to me that the thing that made him special is gone & in that regard I think he should hang them up b/c i hate to see guys tarnish their careers.

All i'm saying is Aaron Rodgers is getting screwed b/c of all this & i'd be pissed off if i were him.

Ryan
07-03-2008, 01:06 PM
So everyone wants to give us a shoe-in loss to them in Green Bay?

gary
07-03-2008, 01:09 PM
I'm not even saying he can't play anymore although it's clear to me that the thing that made him special is gone & in that regard I think he should hang them up b/c i hate to see guys tarnish their careers.

All i'm saying is Aaron Rodgers is getting screwed b/c of all this & i'd be pissed off if i were him.Rogers isn't really getting screwed he should ask to be traded and we all could see that GB hasn't really seen much in him.

Mr teX
07-03-2008, 01:11 PM
You state that last year was a best case scenario for a second ring, but the reasons you list (Solid defense, great talent on offense) aren't going to change next year - if anything, the experience gained from the '07 season may enhance their chances in '08.

The Packers look like a team on the rise, and were the youngest team in the league last year. Almost nobody picked them to even make the playoffs, yet Brett led them to a 13-3 record and NFC homefield advantage in the playoffs. Saying he wasn't a difference maker might only be focusing on the things you choose to focus on.

Does the following look like any windows of opportunity are closing regarding a 2nd Super Bowl ring?



http://www.packers.com/news/releases/2008/01/02/3/

2 int's against the giants in last years playoffs & a rating of 70
4 int's against the vikings with a rating of 55 - 04'
the game losing int in overtime against Philly in with a rating of 83 - 03'
2 ints against ATL with a rating of 54 - 02'
6 ints against STL with a rating of 53 in 01'

& these are just ints, not even counting fumbles & things like that.

In years past his "it" factor i guess you could say would've been enough to overcome that, not so much these days b/c he just doesn't have that anymore. Furthermore the packers haven't really been considered a contender since about 2001 & as good as their record was last year, they weren't considered one either.

Texan_Bill
07-03-2008, 01:11 PM
So everyone wants to give us a shoe-in loss to them in Green Bay?

That's kinda been my thinking throughout this thread.... :gun:

HOU-TEX
07-03-2008, 01:14 PM
Yep. Out of the last 6 seasons, he thrown atleast 10 more TD then INT in 4 of those seasons, with a 61+ completion rate; including last season.

The reason he retired, I guess, was to spend more time with his family. He's been in the league 17 years, and you only get like 2 or 3 months off during the whole year. Even when your on your time off, you still have to exercise and train to stay in shape. So retiring was a way to get time off and spent it with his wife and kids, who is 18 and 9 each.

There have been many different rumors with many different scenarios, but a few of the rumors have stated it's his family urging him to play.

Whether that's true or not, who the heck knows?? :gun:

Mr teX
07-03-2008, 01:22 PM
Rogers isn't really getting screwed he should ask to be traded and we all could see that GB hasn't really seen much in him.

They obviously saw enough in him to annoint him as the starter this year.

If they didn't see much in him he'd have been gone IMO 1-2 years ago IMO. It's just the mere fact that he's playing behind a legend........the legend that doesn't miss games & GB's front office doesn't want to offend him. He's getting screwed by favre stringing things along & chain yanking..

FILO_girl
07-03-2008, 01:24 PM
I think it is media BS but just in case...

Dear My Brett Favre,
You know I love you and all, but I just can't go through all of this drama. You have been stringing me along for a couple years...making me hang on every word you said in the spring, hoping and hoping that you would say Yes...clinging to hope and being emotionally toyed with to the point I am exhausted. You said you were done, I shed my tears and have tried to move on...knowing that in my heart you will always be at Lambeau in my dreams.

Now don't come back and put me through this again. I can only take so much. I am sure you understand, please retire and enjoy the rest of your life. If you come back, I am your girl but please bear in mind I have reached the threshold of my tolerance to your behavior. The end has to be the end...its not a maybe. Make up your mind!

Your fan forever (unless you don't quit this crap),
FILOgirl

Double Barrel
07-03-2008, 01:28 PM
That's kinda been my thinking throughout this thread.... :gun:

No way! We will avenge that OT loss from a few years ago! :fans: :texflag:

Personally, I think he should stay retired, but I would not have any problem if he did decide to come back for another year. I'm just a bit surprised at the venom displayed towards one of pro football's most enjoyable superstars (both on the field and off). It's not like he's even in our division! jeesh

gary
07-03-2008, 01:31 PM
They obviously saw enough in him to annoint him as the starter this year.

If they didn't see much in him he'd have been gone IMO 1-2 years ago IMO. It's just the mere fact that he's playing behind a legend........the legend that doesn't miss games & GB's front office doesn't want to offend him. He's getting screwed by favre stringing things along & chain yanking..I disagree. Does it really effect us all if he does come back? Not really. Who cares? I'm done.

J-Russ
07-03-2008, 01:39 PM
I disagree. Does it really effect us all if he does come back? Not really. Who cares? I'm done.

Dude, the topic is in the NFL section, not the Texans section. This is the topic, we're discussing it. NFL section doesn't have to be RELATED to the Texans.

Mr teX
07-03-2008, 01:58 PM
No way! We will avenge that OT loss from a few years ago! :fans: :texflag:

Personally, I think he should stay retired, but I would not have any problem if he did decide to come back for another year. I'm just a bit surprised at the venom displayed towards one of pro football's most enjoyable superstars (both on the field and off). It's not like he's even in our division! jeesh

I wouldn't have a problem if he came back either, i'm just tired of all the drama that's been going on for 4 years straight. You're in or you're out. That competitive nature doesn't ever leave you, especially if you've done what he's done on that level. Ask Dan Marino & alot of the other greats that left, it's just something you've gotta find a substitute for & he's gotta understand that.

gary
07-03-2008, 02:02 PM
Dude, the topic is in the NFL section, not the Texans section. This is the topic, we're discussing it. NFL section doesn't have to be RELATED to the Texans.I understand. How does this effect our personal life? It doesn't.

J-Russ
07-03-2008, 02:14 PM
I understand. How does this effect our personal life? It doesn't.

Well, how does football overall effect our personal life. Texans is our favorite team so it should effect our personal life right? But how about if people are *gasp* fan of the NFL overall. Texans or not, the NFL is just entertainment. It'll effect your life if you let it.(by putting alot of time into it, on MB, looking for NFL news, etc.).

It must be effecting their life, if they're putting the time and effort to discuss this situation.

gary
07-03-2008, 02:38 PM
Well, how does football overall effect our personal life. Texans is our favorite team so it should effect our personal life right? But how about if people are *gasp* fan of the NFL overall. Texans or not, the NFL is just entertainment. It'll effect your life if you let it.(by putting alot of time into it, on MB, looking for NFL news, etc.).

It must be effecting their life, if they're putting the time and effort to discuss this situation.True, but do we as fans loose or gain anything out of it? Let the man play.

WWJD
07-03-2008, 05:01 PM
My only criteria for judging this whole "should Brett play or no" is does he make the games more fun to watch for the NFL fans? That would be a resounding YES.

I'm not necessarily a Pack fan but the whole league is just more fun when Brett plays.

gary
07-03-2008, 05:08 PM
My only criteria for judging this whole "should Brett play or no" is does he make the games more fun to watch for the NFL fans? That would be a resounding YES.

I'm not necessarily a Pack fan but the whole league is just more fun when Brett plays.Agree.

PapaL
07-05-2008, 02:22 PM
I never said Favre was any kind of "savior" (your rhetoric). I'm just an NFL fan that enjoys watching great players do their thing and have fun doing it.


And I neither quoted you not referenced anything you said.

PapaL
07-05-2008, 02:24 PM
Farve's family dislikes him as much as The Packer Organization does;

GB: Retire spend time with your family;
Family: Go play another year, leave us alone.

Hmm....

gary
07-05-2008, 02:39 PM
Farve's family dislikes him as much as The Packer Organization does;

GB: Retire spend time with your family;
Family: Go play another year, leave us alone.

Hmm....All this hate for a guy like Brett.

PapaL
07-05-2008, 05:51 PM
All this hate for a guy like Brett.

Pretty much. If your going to leave - leave.

I use to like him until he started going through this crap every year. When does he start thinking about the the toll it takes on his teammates, the organization and it's fans.

We clearly see him in different light.

gary
07-05-2008, 06:07 PM
Pretty much. If your going to leave - leave.

I use to like him until he started going through this crap every year. When does he start thinking about the the toll it takes on his teammates, the organization and it's fans.

We clearly see him in different light.It's fans? The fans in GB seem to want him to come back.

PapaL
07-06-2008, 03:45 PM
Oh God; My worst nightmare (pure unfounded speculation).

Ravens, Texans, Bucs among finer fits for Favre; Link (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=williamson_bill&id=3474482):



Houston Texans: This could be a sleeper team. The Texans are on the verge of good things, but they are not exactly settled at quarterback. Sage Rosenfels is waiting in the wings should Matt Schaub have issues. If Favre were available, then Texans coach Gary Kubiak, a quarterback lover, would be tempted.

gary
07-06-2008, 03:56 PM
Oh God; My worst nightmare (pure unfounded speculation).

Ravens, Texans, Bucs among finer fits for Favre; Link (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=williamson_bill&id=3474482):Get him in a heart beat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bring back Brett!!!!!

Brando
07-09-2008, 08:57 PM
Brett's Rookie Card

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b252/Amberlybutterfly/Texans%20Signatures%20and%20pics/favre_rookircard.jpg


:joker:

Seņor Stan
07-10-2008, 09:08 AM
Pretty much. If your going to leave - leave.

I use to like him until he started going through this crap every year. When does he start thinking about the the toll it takes on his teammates, the organization and it's fans.

We clearly see him in different light.


Maybe, he could just play the home games and not travel.

Sincerely,

Roger Clemens

Hervoyel
07-10-2008, 09:32 AM
Brett's Rookie Card

:joker:

Interesting note about that picture. That's not actually his rookie card. That's the photo used on it but it's not the card itself. The cards are very rare and hard to find which has led to a big misconception. Favre didn't come into the league as an Atlanta Falcon as most people believe. He actually came into the league as a Muncie Flyer. Some bum sportswriter got his facts wrong and most people just picked up on it. Even the league lists Favre's first team as the Falcons but honestly, it was so long ago nobody remembers the truth.

Here's what the real rookie card looked like.

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc272/Hervoyel/favre_rookircard.gif

Brando
07-10-2008, 09:35 AM
Interesting note about that picture. That's not actually his rookie card. That's the photo used on it but it's not the card itself. The cards are very rare and hard to find which has led to a big misconception. Favre didn't come into the league as an Atlanta Falcon as most people believe. He actually came into the league as a Muncie Flyer. Some bum sportswriter got his facts wrong and most people just picked up on it. Even the league lists Favre's first team as the Falcons but honestly, it was so long ago nobody remembers the truth.

Here's what the real rookie card looked like.

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc272/Hervoyel/favre_rookircard.gif

:tiphat: Well done! How much is it worth? It has to be up there with the Honus Wagner rookie card.