I wonder how close Tampa Bay was willing to come to matching the Jets’ offer. The Bucs are a legitimate playoff contender this season while the Jets are retooling from a 4-12 year…almost makes me wonder if Favre wanted to go to NY after all, where expectations aren’t nearly as high and there are more potential scapegoats should the team underachieve.
Does The Meadowlands still have an old-style artificial turf surface? Or has it been upgraded to something more body-friendly? He’s gonna feel it Monday mornings after being knocked down a few times during December home games.
When I wrote splintered, I was referring to the group of the Packers that were gathering around him and hugging him. I am sure that some of them was glad to see him go but there were others that wanted him to stay. That was what I mean’t by splintered. I am sure that the front office made out pretty good.
Paul E. Smith
This was a gift to the Packers. They receive at least a #4 pick in 2009 (an appropriate number), when just months ago they were getting nothing for trading in Favre. To let him go away for nothing would be stupid.
In term of automobiles, a 16 year old Hyundai has no trade-in value. Donate it to charity for a tax write-off and goodwill. But a 16 year old Lamborghini is still worth something. Not the multiple 1st rounders of 10 years ago, but still a high round draft pick. The Packers were also shrewd enough to make Favre the bad guy.
I wish Brett well and hope to see him lose to the Packers in the Super Bowl.
Favre looked rather uneasy at his introductory press conference with Mayor Bloomberg. He was already waffling about next season. I will not be surprised if he doesn’t make it through this season.
He would have done a lot better to have stayed retired. My personal opinion of him is tarnished. He splintered the Packers before he left.
Paul E. Smith
Farve’s legacy to me has gone from being one of the NFL greats, to a spotlight loving drama queen. I’m just done with the whole situation.
Watched the ESPN commentators try to do the AZ Cardinals-NO Saints game last night. They spent the whole first half arguing about Farve and his value and ‘future’. I finally gave up and turned the game off. Lots of Waning Jocks move to another team to finish out their last year or so…what’s the big deal. Maybe he has a season or two left…and manybe he doesn’t. Green Bay can move on, if the Media let’s it. These ESPN guy’s are among the worst of the worst IMHO.[8)]
Appears that the obits were a wee bit early!
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Attention Michael Hoffman-Come to Green Bay! [8D]
I am a fan of Brett but I believe I would have enjoyed him much more if he would have just stayed retired and enjoyed the game. To create controversy in Green Bay was not his best interest.
Paul E. Smith
So sad. From this:
Somewhat true, but after Houston, he only threw more than 50 passes in a year twice in the rest of his career and he was primarily a kicker.
Not by Aaron Rodgers!
There once was an obscure player that was released, all done, finished, over the hill, too old, George Blanda. Retired at 48 or 49 and his final years with Oakland were very impressive. A loss that I’m sure Houston will never forget. Chow Jim
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