Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Just stay away

Let's stipulate that Brett Favre is the greatest Packer of them all. Let's also stipulate that he's made my beloved Packers worth watching for a decade and a half. And let's also stipulate that he certainly has enough gas left in the tank to continue playing.

But he's retired. And once he made that decision, he should stick to it. It's not fair to Aaron Rodgers, the Packers or Packer fans to keep this dance going on, which Favre did again yesterday by hinting he might come back if the Packers need him.

Brett, we all love you. Always have, always will. But now you need to stay away. Come back in September and we'll retire your jersey. And if you're ever in New Brighton, feel free to stop by. But please stay retired. This stuff is getting tiresome.

4 comments:

Uncle Ben said...

I'm excited for the new era and, like you, don't want to keep flirting with what is past.

Anonymous said...

Mark,
I am in complete agreement with you. I may be a Bears fan, but I still appreciate Favre's greatness. I am afraid the Packers may really have to go through with this:
http://www.theonion.com/content/news/packers_tell_fans_they_gave_favre

I love the Onion.

Regards,
Rich

Daria said...

How many Packer fans does it take to change a light bulb?

12. One to change it and 11 to reminisce about how great the old one was ;).

- D

Mark Heuring said...

There's an element of truth in that joke, Daria, which does make it funny.

Having said that, here's two for our Viking fans.

Q. What do you call a Viking with a Super Bowl ring?
A. A thief.

Q. So did you hear that Brett Favre is buying a house in the Twin Cities?
A. Yeah – now that he's retired he wanted to get as far away from professional football as he can.