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We'll start with Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre talking about his close relationship with Peter King, the esteemed Sports Illustrated writer who was the subject of an oral history by the magazine this week as he prepares to give up his MMQB column and go to work for NBC.
“I played 20 years, and I want to say 15 of them, Peter was part of it, to the point where, I want to say, he was just like family. It was not uncommon for Peter to come to town and just come over to our house. We welcomed Peter in as if he was family. He took naps right there in the lounge chair in our living room. He’d take his shoes off and he’d have on socks with holes in them. We’d ride to the stadium together, or two nights before the game, we’d go to eat, him and me and my youngest daughter, Breleigh. We’d ride around and tell stories and listen to music.
“It was persistence, and I say that kind of jokingly, but it’s kind of true. ‘O.K., Brett, I’m coming to town, do you mind if I come over?’ He was working, and I had a tendency sometimes to forget that. I think that’s what makes a good media person—you almost tend to forget that they’re working. Peter had that way about him.”
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Over at Packer Report, Bill Huber has storylines to follow for fans attending Green Bay's second open OTA on Thursday:
Packers running back Aaron Jones was praised on social media for his random act of kindness at the Appleton airport:
Former Packers cornerback Damarious Randall's vow to buy jerseys for anyone who retweeted him if Cleveland wins the NBA title has gone viral:
Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was among those joining in on the fun:
Former Packers receiver James Jones talked about the increased media opportunities for retired NFL journeymen:
Peter Bukowski at Acme Packing Company thinks Davante Adams is poised to take his place among the NFL's elite receivers:
For ESPN, Rob Demovsky writes about Packers rookie linebacker Oren Burks:
Derwin James thought sure he would be drafted by the Packers, but then they traded back.
Jason Wilde writes on the signing of offensive lineman Byron Bell:
The Power Sweep podcast presents five unheralded but important Packers players: