I've held off on my Favre comments... up until now.
As a football player for a majority of my life... all the way through my last years at college... I have a different take on this. Honestly, it seems like fans are split 50/50 on this... last year, in the Spring (2007), seemed like 80% of the fans wanted him back...... this year... maybe 50% at best. Worse yet, lots of verbal opposition, never heard that last year.
My first love is my beloved Steelers... our Web Dude extraordinaire (Bill Martens) shares the same passion, we love the Steelers and we love the Pack. I have been in Wisconsin 10 years.. the Pack is my "more than second" team... they are my 2nd love... and I can NOT stand where this is all going with the upcoming Favre decision.
First... playing a sport for a job.. AWESOME. I admire all athletes that can do that professionally .... and that goes for any sport.
My take.. let him come back! Rodgers is under contract for 2 more years... '08 and '09. Do the Pack know what they have with him? NO! Does it matter... NO! If Rodgers doesn't play this year... his value and probable extension are not gonna cost much..... why have 50% of the people turned against him? In addition, the Packers drafted a pretty good QB in Brian Brohm this year in case Rodgers is not the future.
The Packers have the upper hand here.... and I have a feeling Favre's not gonna play next year cuz of all the stuff that's involved and that the Packers are probably asking too much for a trade. One thing that may help Favre is that Commissioner Goodell has been involved in all this lately. Rumors are of a trade to Tampa Bay.... what happens if he is traded to another team and then that team then trades him to Minnesota?
Then there's of course more drama lately that sours me a bit of Favre... the reported use of his Packers cell phone to talk to a few coaches in Minnesota... that has made me re-think writing this blog... however, I will give MVP QB the benefit of the doubt on this until I find out more.
Bottom line... go Packers for 2008... my Steelers will meet you in the Super Bowl next year!
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