Friday, August 8, 2008

A Rant

It's off the topic of homes and renovations, but I don't care. It's my blog and I'll write what I want.

My rant is with the Green Bay Packer organization, specifically anybody within the management team that let (forced?) Favre to leave the team.

16 years, two Super Bowl trips, record after record after record and you donkeys think that Aaron Rodgers is the "future" of the team?


I've got nothing against Rodgers, and hope he does well. But I'm not betting on it. In fact, I'd be willing to bet that the Jets (who had a dismal record last year) end up this season with a better record than the Packers (who lost in the NFC Championship Game).

All due to one player.

I've got nothing against the Jets, and now find myself rooting for a team for which, until today, I couldn't name a single current player.

I've ordered my new Jets jersey and will wear it happily, possibly to a game or two at Lambeau this year.

I won't abandon my home team, and I certainly won't stop being a fan of the one guy who did more to make Green Bay a powerhouse than just about anybody in team history.

I don't doubt that Favre and his agent could have handled things a lot better with regards to his retiring, not retiring, retiring again, etc., but let's face it: even after 16 years he's a far better quarterback than ANY other player on the Packer roster. Keep him on the team until you have someone better - don't push him aside and then blow smoke up my ass about it being "best for the team".

When that jackass Thompson has done 1/100th of what Favre has done for the team and city of Green Bay I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. At this pace I've got a few hundred years to wait.


Gene said...

I agree. I felt the same way when the 49ers mismanaged the end of Joe Montana's career in SF.

I'm even an Aaron Rodgers fan (since he QB'd at my alma mater, Cal) and I agree the retire / not-retire thing was not helpful, but they messed up with a Hall of Fame quarterback.

Smudgemo said...

Perhaps, but Favre was part of that 4-12 team a few years ago too. And now he's claiming he feels all of his 38 years and already has arm fatigue.

I'm getting the feeling that Jets fans aren't going to be too happy with the way this trade works out.