We are really going to do it....trading Brett favre

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GBRandy, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. GBRandy

    GBRandy

    Feb 28, 2006
    Green Bay, WI
    As you all know I live in Green Bay, WI. My connections to the Green Bay Packers date back to my grandparents. I am one of the fortunate that has season tickets and haven't missed a Brett Favre start.

    Through the years my family's connections to the organization have grown pretty tight.

    It appears that Brett Favre will be traded to another team before the beginning of training camp Monday morning. I am simply beside myself that as an organization the Packers would simply let a quarterback of his caliber walk out the door. An icon and legend in this part of the world and he is heading to another team.....how positively bizarre.

    Am I just some homer who cringes at the thought of Favre in another uniform? or is this all wrong?

    Sorry, had to rant as I am simply stunned at what I just heard this morning.....
     
  2. I've spent all of 3 days in Wisconsin, never lived closer to the state than Western Montana, but I too share your disbelief :eek: :eek:
     
  3. I am on the opposite end of the spectrum as it looks like Tampa Bay is going to pick him up. I wish they would not because this will force Jeff Garcia out. Garcia put this team on his back and carried them into the playoffs last year and this is the thanks he will get. It's a bad situation all around if you ask me. I wish GB would re sign him.
    Tim
     
  4. ESPN was comparing this situation to the Joe Montana one a few years back...will be interesting to see who it is.
     
  5. With professional sports it ultimately comes down to money. Nothing is sacred.
     
  6. Things have changed since when I was a kid and your team remained intact and you know all about all the players and they played thier carrers with the same team. free agency and moeny in general has soured this leauge and has gone a lone way to making pro sports below the level they were years ago. I tis equally the fault of the owners and players.
     
  7. GBRandy

    GBRandy

    Feb 28, 2006
    Green Bay, WI
    ...and it is going to cost a pretty penny too.

    The rumor you ask? First round pick in 2009 draft, 2nd round in 2010 & Garcia goes to Green Bay as Rodgers back-up.....
     
  8. To be honest that is a lot for Tampa Bay to give up if you ask me, I think that is way to much they are over paying dealrly
     
  9. Seems like you have to keep at score card just to keep up with player now days. Miami just traded JT sorry to see him go but It was the best thing for the team as he was turning into a primadona. Fravre on the other hand didn't play fair and forced the pack to do what they did.
     
  10. I lived and died by what Elway and the Broncos did - I am really glad that he retired (and stayed so) right after that 2nd SB win so that we didn't have to even consider the possibility of something like this.

    As such, I really have to wonder about Favre's decision to play again. It seems he's right on the threshold of undermining a lot of the good he's done for the team, and I would hate to see him go to another team and have a 'Kareem Abdul Jabbar' type ending to his playing days.

    Sean
     
  11. Seneca

    Seneca

    Dec 4, 2006
    Texas!
    The Houston Texas will take him.
     
  12. Bolts

    Bolts

    May 7, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    Favre should be embarrassed after all he said at his retirement speech to be considering a come-back after only 4 months.

    "I've given everything I possible can give to this organization, to the game of football, and I don't think I've got anything left to give, and that's it."

    "I'm much more aware of how hard it is to win in this league and to play at a high level. I'm not up to the challenge anymore. I can play, but I'm not up to the challenge."

    And my personal favorite...

    "The last thing I want to be is one of those guys who hangs around and, because of my status, they keep me around. They don't know how to tell me no. Will I be a Green Bay Packer for life? Sure. ...I wish the Packers well."
     

  13. I still like the guy though (but I can't stand football:rolleyes::confused:).

    But your point is well taken. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH--GET A LIFE BRETT!!!!
     
  14. will he really play for MY BUCS?
     
  15. i agree with that, wholeheartedly

    retire when you are on top
    how many haven't
    he'll regret this decision... i am almost sure
     
  16. Bolts

    Bolts

    May 7, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    Naaa, Favre will never play down here. I hear it's too hot!
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    I just now heard that he's going to show up at Packers training camp. I hope he doesn't break a hip. :eek:
     
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  18. Climate change will take care of that! OR. . .

    His contract will include a new covered supper AC dome, with snowmaking equipment!:tongue:
     
  19. mood

    mood

    Jun 27, 2007
    suburbia, ny
    I hope he doesn't come back, for his sake

    talk to Micheal Jordan
     
  20. Bolts

    Bolts

    May 7, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    Excellent, Nick! We could use a new snowmaking machine. Our snow cones have a shelf life of only about 12 seconds before they start dripping off our elbows.