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Updated: 08/04/2011 -
While it may be a late night, NewsChannel 7 continues to work on the story with Brett Favre being traded to the Jets for a conditional pick.
I think there would be little argument at this point, that both sides have handled this poorly. The Packers for forcing a decision on Favre within 2 months of the end of the season, and then for Brett creating a stir. However, as a long time football player, I still side with Favre.... Thompson needed to realize that it is and was NEVER about money with Brett. He has more than enough.. he just wanted to play.
All sides showed way too much ego in all this... I am just sad that #4 won't be Favre and under center for the Packers for the next year or two.
Let bygones by bygones... he is gone. Best of luck Brett... and I'm glad you don't play my Steelers this year. By the way, his addition almost for certain spells doom for current Jets QB, Chad Pennington.
I've found it very interesting in the past few weeks.... I initially got strong opposition to my "Time to become Unpopular" blog topic 2 weeks ago... but in the past few, especially with how Thompson and McCarthy has handled all this, it's become more sympathetic.
I am still reminded of what I heard when Bill Schroeder wasn't welcome in Packers Camp.. fans called him traitor Schroeder... even tho he had to leave to play, no contract offer to remain a Packer. I'm going to be very upset if anyone calls Favre a traitor.. yet, I guarantee someone will. You're not a "traitor" if you're not welcome/going to play and you move on just to continue your career in something you love!
None of us can even fathom what Brett is going through right now, all I know is, if I was still playing football (and thankfully I'm several years younger than Brett) I'd think it a God-send to still be playing a sport like that and to still have a chance.
The local person to ask about all this that would have great insight, is the former Iola, Wisconsin Native and DC Everest Graduate Great NFL QB Dave Krieg. I'm not saying he's as great as Brett Favre, but he had many good years in the NFL. He played many years with the Seahawks and bounced the past few around different teams, eventually retiring after the 1998 season. I had the great pleasure of meeing him several years ago within a few seasons after he retired... and I could see it in his eyes his desire to still play the game. When you play as long as Krieg and Favre.. it's a mindset, a lifestyle, it's a part of your life. I only played through college.. yet I couldn't go to a game personally for several years after my last game I played because I missed it so much.
Who's at fault with the Favre situation? Who cares? Bottom line, he's gone and the Rodgers era begins.
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