What the . . . ?!?! Above everything else, I don't think there's a person in the world that fore saw this . . . and certainly didn't want things to end up this way. Here we have one of the best players ever in football and certainly one of the best Packer players ever . . . as well as one of the most respected and beloved . . . and he's about to become public enemy number one.
This is about as mind boggling as anything gets. I understand the Packers not wanting Brett back. I support it. Particularly in light of discussions that have been held and opportunities that have been given to Brett that all went unanswered. As much as I respect Favre, I think Thompson is right in saying no one should be above the team.
The question is . . . how could Brett do this to the Packers?
That's easy. They don't want him and he wants to play. I think what's troubling is thinking Favre didn't really want to be a Packer. If what we're being told is true, that discussions had been had and Brett seemed off putting, is Brett simply doing the Packers a favor? Or does he want to be somewhere else?
Additionally, what about all this "burned out" talk? I can understand Brett changing his mind, but is he really ready to gothrough training camp, practices, and meetings again?
On the one hand, I hope he fails miserably. I don't even care if he signs with the Viqueens or Bearlies. It would be all the sweeter to see him on such loser teams.
On the other hand, the Packers don't want him . . . he wants to play . . . so what's the big deal? He's a competitor, a warrior, and he obviously isn't ready to retire. And if he's willing to sign with the Queens, Bears, Tampa Bay, or Cleveland, he can't be seriously thinking about a Superbowl ring.
Lastly, we haven't heard from him. I have to give him the benefit of doubt and reserve final judgement until I hear what he has to say.
Brett, brett, brett . . .