can this be real?
You know I’m a Packers fan.Â And you know I love Brett.Â And today, officially, he’s not a Packer.
I’m angry.Â And sad.Â And my feelings whip back and forth so fast between wanting to scream and wanting to cry – with brief bursts of acceptance in between – that I feel like I have emotional whiplash.
It’s been a messy divorce, this separation of Packers and Favre. As a Packer fan, I have to support my team and still root for them to win, right?Â But as someone who’s only ever known Brett as the QB for my team, how do I relate to my team without him there?Â Especially since even though I believe that both the Packers management andÂ Brett did their part to f*ck up this situation, when push comes to shove, I believe that Brett was more right.Â
I believe that the Packers shouldn’t have pressured him into retiring, then refused to talk to him when he realized that he still wanted to play.Â And can very clearly still play WELL.Â
I believe that the Packers should have understood and appreciated the fact that Brett has defined their team for almost two decades, and should have welcomed him back with open arms.
I believe that Ted Thompson, our douche of a GM, should have put his own ego aside and not refused to consider starting someone other than Aaron Rodgers. While I’ll admit to never liking Aaron (HI, he played for Cal, and I’m a USC fan!), it boggles the mind that TT could be so caught up in supporting “his” draft pick that he doesn’t take into account the fact that BrettÂ took themÂ to numerous NFC North Championships, NFC Playoffs, and theÂ Super Bowl.Â
I’ll miss seeing you in Lambeau, Brett.Â I’ll be rooting for you in New York.
Packers?Â I’ll be rooting for you in the fall.Â ButÂ I know that watching football this year will not be the same.
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