Dear Brett Favre
I hear you're thinking of moving to Minneapolis. I appreciate your desire to move closer to me, but I've got to be honest. It's over.
I'm not gonna lie, we did have a great 17 years together. The mid-90s were so much fun. I really did love you. But, like you, I can't live in the past.
Every year, when you hemmed and hawed about retirement, I had your back. I told myself and others that it was an important decision and that the Packers owed you the time to make up your mind. Last year, when you really did retire, I was sad, but I understood your reasoning and I wished you all the best. And even then, if you had really decided to un-retire in March, I would have been thrilled and so glad to have you back.
Even last summer, when you claimed you wanted to come back, I didn't hate you for it. I was starting to think you were a fickle little drama queen, but I didn't hate you and I wouldn't root against you.
That's all changed now. You changed it. When you and/or your friends talk about wanting to "stick it" to Green Bay, I don't know if you realize that that means you want to "stick it" to me too. To ME! To fans that stood behind you through your drug addiction. To fans that wept with you at your personal losses. To fans that sent money to your foundation after Hurricane Katrina. To fans that bought your wife's book and donated to breast cancer foundations in her name. Heck, even to fans that followed you and rooted for you with the New York Jets. That's who you're "sticking it" to, Brett.
Brett, I know you've got problems with Ted Thompson. They might even be legitimate gripes, but what you've done to Green Bay Packers fans and your teammates is unforgivable. Did you think about the loyal Green Bay fans when you called the Detroit Lions and offered them advice on how to beat the Packers? Did you think about Gregg Jennings and Donald Driver when you complained, after a 13-3 season, that Ted Thompson didn't bring you Randy Moss?
I watched that NFC Championship game, Brett. The reason the Packers lost wasn't because you didn't have Randy Moss to throw to. The reason the Packers lost was because you were outplayed by Eli Manning. And that's okay.
And now, you're probably going to be a Minnesota Viking, huh? Why the Vikings? It really can't be because you just want to win a Super Bowl. I mean, it's the Vikings. They're not winning a Super Bowl.
It seems to me that the reason you're so set on being a Viking is for that chance to "stick it" to Green Bay. But you know what, Brett? Do you think Ted Thompson and the Packers management has any special hatred of the Vikings? Of course they don't. The only people that have any particular feelings about the Vikings are Packers fans. To us, the fact that you desperately want to play for the Vikings just seems like you're trying to find a way to hurt us the most.
But the thing is, is that you've already ruined our relationship. You can't hurt me anymore. In fact, a big part of me hopes you sign with the Vikings so that I can watch my team beat you twice. Brett, you can't hurt me, but you can give me some sweet revenge.
I read this in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Brett, I think this describes you perfectly:
One of the funniest comments I've heard on all this was when NFL Network talked to Mooch on Total Access last night and he said that the GB fans would forgive Brett and remember the 16 years we supported him. He doesn't know GB any more than he knows quantum physics.
It's like if you have a party and there's the guy who made it more fun for everyone, all night, hour after hour, got people talking, got people dancing, but then got drunk and stupid at the very end of the evening. Are you going to remember him as the guy who was the life of the party, or the guy who puked on your sofa and gave you a black eye when you had to kick him out the door?
Brett, I'd tell you, "Don't be that guy." But, you already are that guy. It's too late. I know that time heals all wounds, but this is going to take a lot of time. Next time you need something from those Green Bay people you so desperately want to stick it to, remember that. Don't call us. We'll call you. Maybe. Someday.
Posted by at May 6, 2009 12:23 PM
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|# May 6th, 2009 7:44 PM BVBigBro|
|What happens after he loses to the Packers? Does he just quit? I would love to see Favre as a Viqueen. |
|# May 6th, 2009 10:34 PM BVBigBro|
|Can you imagine the conspiracy talk if Favre were to stink up the field as a Viqueen against the Packers? You could get on a fan site for the purple and gold and get the speculation rolling. Fun fun fun. |