Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Drama in Green Bay

I just had to mention this. I was going to check my Yahoo mail - but got distracted by more drama coming from the Packers/Brett Favre "controversy." For those of you not in the know, Favre retired in March, but has been making noise lately about coming back to play for the Packers. This has happened a thousand times over the past five years or so - he agonizes about it and finally decides to play "one more year." During this whole time, Favre's backup, Aaron Rodgers, has been warming the bench, wasting what might have been the best years of his career waiting for the guy to finally retire. Well, it "happened," and the Packers have begun to re-tool their offense to better accomodate Rodgers' style. Now, Favre wants to play again, and the Packers say "only as Rodgers' backup. Oh yeah, and we're not going to release your contract so you can play with another team, either." Brett mad, Brett smash.
Having grown up in Wisconsin, and having paid my dues as the only Bears fan in Packers-crazy country, I've seen the lengths Packers fans will go to for their team. At least, I thought I knew the extent of it. If you click on the above link, there's another link to a video, showing Packers fans rallying at Lambeau Field, which apparently, they plan to do every Sunday until Favre is re-instated as the starting quarterback. These people, they have too much time on their hands.

Oh yes, and the article was accompanied by the most saddy-pants picture I've ever seen. It's like he's imitating a three year old who isn't really sad, but is just trying to make it look like he is:


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