A Slice of Fried Gold

Why can't he just go away?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A coworker of mine is a die hard Green Bay Packers fan and by association a die hard Brett Favre fan. Over the past couple years, we've had many discussions about Mr. Favre as he has provided a lot of water cooler talk for football fans around the world, and his opinion has progressed in an interesting path. See below:

After initial retirement and Packers going with Aaron Rodgers: "Oh yeah, Brett got a raw deal. He deserved better than that. I hope he stays retired though."

After he returned with the Jets: "Good for him. He was treated poorly and I think it's okay that he went to a team in a different conference. He obviously still wants it."

After his season ends in tears after a horrendous performance, murdering the Jets (and Patriots season): "He just needs to retire."

After he "retires" again: "It needed to happen. I'm glad he finally did it."

Yesterday after Favre showed up at Vikings practice and signed: "He's dead to me. I hope when he goes into the Hall of Fame they make him wear a Jets or Vikings uniform. I cannot stand that guy."

Has an athlete ever went from deification by a fanbase to complete and utter derision from the same faster? Seriously, who would sign with the bitter rival of his long time team at the twilight of his career? He really, really needed to end his career, and now he's going to spend another year making bad decisions and ruining a new team's playoff hopes. I really cannot wait until he finally disappears, and I can think of a number of people who agree with me in that regard.


Troy Olson said...

That is an awesome reaction from a Packer fan.

I can't tell if Favre is actually a colossal jerk or if he just doesn't know what to do beyond football. I think it's a drug to him, in some respects.

The big question -- does this lead to Madden coming out of retirement so he can talk about the "old gunslinger" who "just is having fun out there".

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