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Packers talkback: 2 sides of Favre saga

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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In a column earlier this week I wrote that former team president Bob Harlan expressed disappointment that Brett Favre and the Packers organization are still not on good terms. Harlan wanted to thaw the tension between the two sides by having Favre attend the Packers Hall of Fame induction ceremony of Mike Holmgren on Saturday. But that effort proved fruitless, and during an interview aired on NFL Network this week, Favre†didn't express much interest in†mending fences with the Packers, at least not now.†† Not surprisingly, readers reacted to the continuing Favre saga,†on both sides of the argument. ANTI-FAVRE SENTIMENT†Edward H Lavin: Not a word in your column about Favreís character and harassing females by sending pictures on the Internet. Thatís (not) the kind of person we want in the Packer hall.† If character has nothing to do with it, who needs it. Favreís biggest gift to us is not wanting back into the family.† Thankfully heís not bright enough to realize it.† †Dan Hewins: Good article, the problem is the Packers and their fans have tried more than once to appease Favre -- it has always been no dice. Somebody needs to tell Huck Finn to grow up! †Vince Williams, Bismarck, North Dakota: Favreís antics sealed his fate with most Packer fans. Great QB who helped turn around a franchise? True. However his disdain for Ted Thompson created too much collateral damage to us fans and he has shown no remorse for that. He can stay away forever in my mind. †Levi Martin: Wounds still way too raw to let that traitorous (expletive) back into my heart. †Sam Johnson, Seymour: Does everyone forget that he retired, the Packers moved Rodgers in as quarterback in minicamp and preseason and Favre says he wants to come back and start, no questions asked. He wanted to go to the Vikings to get revenge. The Packers fans are not the only ones that think a lot less of Farve. He really showed what he was made of and he is what he is, time won't change that. †Michael Kessler: Frankly, I don't want him back, ever. We have A-Rod now, who's clearly much better, and after five more years and two or three Super Bowl wins, it'll be Brett who. PRO-FAVRE SENTIMENT Cindy O'Callaghan: What was the man supposed to do? The Packers went in a new direction, he wanted to play (and he still could). I wasn't happy he played in Minnesota† but it does not negate what he did in GB. He along with Homgren, Wolf, and Reggie brought respectability back to GB Football. We have Mr. Rodgers now and we have won another Super Bowl. It is time to let it go. Jk Mayr: What collateral damage did Favre cause? The Packers quit on him, he did not quit on the Packers. His involvement with tampering by negotiating with the Vikings while under contract was found to be unsubstantiated. †Paul Harvy: All I know is Brett gave us 15 winning seasons after 20 seasons of crap football teams. He gave us winning seasons even when he had guys dropping more balls then they caught. He wanted to keep playing, so what? Iím glad we have Rodgers and I hope he gets to and wins more Super Bowls. But it doesnít mean it will happen. I just don't understand why all the hate. Ö So he went to the Vikings for 2 years, thatís the only reason people are so hateful towards him. He did set a record for being the only QB to win against all 32 teams, and he did finish (lousy) the next year so that should be revenge enough for us. I was glad that he didn't win a Super Bowl with the Vikings but he gave his heart and 16 years to Green Bay just to be thrown to the curb. Both parties were wrong so I wish him good luck and I too am glad we lucked out and got another Hall of Famer in Aaron. At least Favre didnít become a Bear. †Gordon Whitemarsh: I'd like to see Favre's number retired and have his name on the ring of honor for what he did on the field, but it doesn't sound like Brett wants that right now which is too bad for both him and the fans! He deserves it for what he did on the field for the Pack! Bob Harlan should have called Favre directly if he wanted him here and maybe also Wolf and Holmgrem just like when they recruited Reggie White, they had to convince him to come. I hated to see Favre in that Viking uniform but he took $30 million from the Vikes and threw a chance at a Super Bowl to the Saints in the form of an interception and the Vikings have never been the same since, so it is time for all of us to get over it and forget about it. Retire his number, put him on the ring of honor, forgive and forget, move on! Once Favre is on the ring put Ted Thompson right next to him. Perfect!

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