Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Dear Packers Fans:
You deserved it.
It's a sad little tragedy, in any situation, when people start believing their own hype - and when others start to exacerbate the problem, you've got a whole 'nother mess on your hands.
I've half-joked about this since I was eleven years old - normal life in Wisconsin stops when Brett Favre stubs his toe - but, just like with any joke, there's an element of truth to it. Packers fans have spent so much time obsessing over every move the star quarterback makes, to the point where one player starts to believe he's bigger than the team - and now it's coming back to bite all of you. Ha.
Anyways. As you may or may not have gotten from the subject line, this is the 100th post of this blog. Just wanted to mention that.
"Productivity" beckons, so I'm out.


Tim said...

I liked this part:

Favre, meanwhile, couldn’t overcome the negativity that apparently has been swirling inside his mind for quite some time. In that lengthy vent session last month to Greta Van Susteren of Fox News, Favre complained that he couldn’t trust Thompson because, among other things, the GM had ignored his pleadings to acquire Randy Moss and hired McCarthy over Steve Mariucci, the one-time Packers assistant and former 49ers and Lions coach with whom the quarterback is extremely close.

Think about that: Favre was affronted because the Pack’s general manager wouldn’t follow his quarterback’s decree about whom to hire as head coach.

Favre is in the process of wasting his legacy and most of the goodwill that he earned during his career. Maybe some of the die-hard Packers fans will forgive him, but not many others will.

Jen said...

Well put.

I'd really like to go a day without hearing something else about him (especially at work). Isn't there a celebrity in rehab we can gossip about instead? Seriously. Anything but Favre.

I know in Chicago there were two kinds of fans - "die-hard" and "fair-weather." Here in WI it is obviously "team" and "Favre."

Now, let's get back to some football.