The Packer fans became enraged when hearing the latest quote from Favre: “If you’re a true Packer fan, you understand.”
That statement had the Packers fan heading for some blue cheese instead of less moldy kind cheddar. They needed a shot of something real, forget Swiss or American. That quote was hard for them to swallow!
In the same article a fan named Ron Knautz said, “I couldn’t believe the ‘true Packers fan’ should understand thing. I’m 54 years old. I’ve been a Packers fan since I was 5, which is when I knew what the Packers were. I got my picture taken with Bart Starr when I was 12. I’m a true Packers fan. Maybe a true Packers player would understand how I feel.”
Well, Ron, I am not a Packers fan nor player and cannot believe how upset you are. Your team let him go. He asked to come back to Green Bay, they said no, and they are going to stick with Aaron Rodgers. To me that is where Brett Favre’s loyalty to the Packers ended!
At that point it is all about Brett and what is right for his family. His beloved team that he led to a Super Bowl victory against the Patriots rejected him.
At the point that Favre was released by the Packers he held the NFL record for most career touchdown passes (464), passing yards (65,127), pass completions (5,720), pass attempts (9,280), starts among NFL quarterbacks (269, 291 including playoffs) victories as a starting quarterback (169), and of course with that many passes he also held the record for most career interceptions (310).
Please tell me why his loyalty should still be cradled in the hands of the NFL team that he gave everything to and they crushed him?
Would you give up $25 million, the rumored salary with the Vikings, for two seasons to keep your old Packer fans happy? I don’t think so! I say to the Packer fans, “Shut-up, move on, and stick behind the one your management chose, Aaron Rodgers!”
I am a Chicago Bulls fan. I am from the Windy City, born and raised. Did I scream and cry when the greatest athlete of all time, in my opinion, Michael Jordan, decided to come out of retirement and head to Washington to play for the Wizards? Hell no!
Money is involved and an athletes ego. The money they are offered is astounding and their egos and desire to be loved and play the game they can dominate is HUGE! You cannot turn that off. I am sure the urge to get back on the field or court is brewing inside of them the minute they step off the field or court. At first they can contain the heat bubbling inside, but then it becomes too much and they erupt! They need to put their energy back into what they do best, play the game they love!
Is Favre slowly putting some tears in his reputation? Yes he is. But I believe he believes he can mend those tears by bringing a team to the Superbowl. He is taking a gamble, let him. He might just have the last laugh, another Super Bowl ring!