Aaron Rodgers is All Pro Brett Favre Now

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Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers at the NFL Honors

Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers at the NFL Honors

Aaron Rodgers has made his peace with Brett Favre. That became evident when the past and present Green Bay Packers quarterbacks appeared together at the NFL Honors earlier this year. Now Rodgers is lobbying for Favre.

Rodgers appeared on Jim Rome on Wednesday and the subject of Favre came up like it always does. Rodgers told Rome he hopes the organization retires Favre’s number before he enters the Hall of Fame.

“I’m excited about it. I really am,” Rodgers said of the reconciliation. “It’s been too long. I think our country and the state of Wisconsin, these people are people of second, third and fourth chances, and I think it’s time to let the healing process begin for those who are still upset about what went down.

“I was totally OK with being out front of that and I’m very secure of the things I’ve been able to accomplish with the team and individually here in Green Bay, and excited about the chance to see him again and get his number retired here before he goes into Canton.”

Favre is eligible for Canton in 2016, when he’ll surely be a first-ballot inductee. The Packers have been dancing around the issue of retiring Favre’s number for years now and with good reason.

They surely weren’t going to bring him back immediately after he retired… from the Minnesota Vikings.

The latest word is the Packers are going to retire Favre’s number soon. For Favre, that’s an improvement over the “someday” answer the organization gave in previous years.

Frankly, we’ve hated on that selfish son of a bitch more than anyone and we’ll never forgive him for engineering his way to the Purple Sheep Fuckers. That being said, we’ve started to put that treachery into the back of our mind.

Favre got booed the last time he was in Lambeau. He’d probably receive lukewarm applause right now, but in a year we all might be ready for a standing ovation.

Not quite there yet, though.

I’ll always remember the first game Favre played in Lambeau as a Viking. Before that game, a friend of mine — the biggest, most apologetic Favre fan you’d ever meet — who was flying back to Green Bay to attend that contest said this to me. “I’m going back home to boo my childhood idol.”

So Rodgers and the organization can try to rally the troops all they want, but this still needs more time. Before he goes into the Hall of Fame? Sure.

This year definitely isn’t the right year, though.

On a side note, I think this is important to point out. I once asked Bart Starr what he thought of Rodgers and suggested he was carrying on Starr’s off-field legacy. Starr agreed and really couldn’t say enough about what a great guy Rodgers was. Rodgers really owes nothing to Favre. When he was drafted, Favre basically refused to tutor him. When he was given the starting job, well, you know what happened there.

So despite all the “sensitivity” issues and the ever-prevalent chip on the shoulder, I don’t think anyone can say Aaron Rodgers isn’t a high character individual.

About The Author

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

25 Comments on "Aaron Rodgers is All Pro Brett Favre Now"

  1. Tucson Packer

    Anyone got that URL where we can sign the petition against Benedict Ferve? How about a phone # we can call to voice our opinion about the possibility of Bert’s # being “retired”?

  2. Iltarion

    A-Rodge has always taken the high road with Brett.

    He might have let something slip with that “before he goes to Canton” remark. It is quite possible that Packer brass already has the date and time in mind and haven’t told the public yet. And its equally possible that Rodgers might have gotten wind of it.

  3. the real russ letlow

    someone better do some prep work for Bert, cause he sure isn’t doing anything to get himself back on good terms with the fans.

  4. E. Wolf

    I am against this! One errant pass away from putting the Vikings in the Super Bowl, which they probably would have won. The toxic environment that resulted would have made 2010 Impossible. VERGISS DAS NIEMALS!

    I am the one who suggested a petition. Maybe one of should contact Monty to see if he will support the launch of this most essential intiitative. I suggest we call it the Grim Trigger Brigade of the Old Guard.

  5. therealChuckywasCecil

    Rodgers is a class act. Can anyone imagine Favre acting this way if the roles were reversed?

  6. Savage57

    Time heals all wounds, right? So if there’s any truth in that colloquiallism, then the more time that passes, the more healing that should occur, right?

    So what’s the rush?

  7. john

    Grow up. A petition? lol so silly. This is a game and he had a right to go wherever he wanted to end out his career

  8. Icebowl

    Wondering if they are serving green and gold koolaid in the GB exec offices…
    Perhaps the Mayans were right… Retiring #4 signifies the end of the world…. At least the end of my 47 years as a fan….

  9. E. Wolf

    Grow up. A petition? lol so silly. This is a game and he had a right to go wherever he wanted to end out his career

    This subject, with the turncoats and malcontents and Berty nutlickers, instills in me a longing to kill. It IS just that outrageous.
    In rebuttal, I submit that

    1) it is not just a game. High school is just a game. Perhaps even college football is just a game. The Green Bay Packers transcend the mere diversionary, by force of the tradition, history and mystique that DEFINES what we call the Green Bay Packers. This is evidenced by legion who adore this team, invest so much emotion, passion and yes money into this team.

    2) Having a right to do something does not insulate one self from criticism or other repercussions. I have a right to proclaim, for example, that I would very much like to see a saucy coworker in nothing but open toed heels, a bustiere and a body chain, spread eagled with her feeled curled at the edge of the table as she impales herself with a nice rabbit vibrator. Depending on the context and setting in which I make these declarations, there are repercussions to this. If I say it at work, or someone I work with or knows someone I work with, there are repercussions. If I say it at work over a few beers with the guys, there are other reactions.
    So to with this. That Berty Judas had a right to stab our beloved Packers in the back–and by extension all who supported him AS a Greeen Bay Packers, we have a right to express our outrage. This includes a petition, a movement to block him from being readmitted.
    Again, one errant throw from putting the Vikings in the Super Bowl. And they probably would have won. If that happens, 2010 does not happen.
    Ask yourselves this–who did this guy want to win XLV. If your answer is the Steelers, that should conclude the answer. No forgiveness, no reconilation. PERMANENT BANISHMENT IS THE SOLUTION.
    God I fucking hate these turncoats and Berty nutlickers. I wish the Packer fanbase was more like the Hells Angels. If someone who betrays the Angels dons their coveted winged death’s head logo, they will remove it one way another. if it is a tattoo, they will get out a sandblaster or blowtorch and remove it that way, by force! So to for those who are impsters. We need that mentlaity. Roving bands shoudl remove the Green and Gold for all those who wanted the Vikigns to win in 2009 and 2010. No Green and Gold privileges for you turncoats!

    • Shawn

      E. Wolf, if we were all muslim, you would be the jihadist.

      We don’t approve of your radicalism, but we don’t overtly disapprove either. Thus, we tacitly support you.

      • E. Wolf

        I am only writing, at this point. But really this whole thing is just outrageous. Tack this up to another indictment to Berty. He instigated a civl war in Packerland, that still rages on, despite having won a Super Bowl in spite of his machinations.
        Cmon Packer fans, have a little pride. Don’t turn your cheek to someone who spat in our collective faces, and most especially do not tolerate those sycophants among us who pander to the creep.

  10. DD

    They are making a new reality show called Cheeseheads which is set to justifiably ridicule you fat fucks, and E. Wolf is the star. They also made a movie about guys like E. Wolf called “Big Fan” which is about a pathetic fat loser who attempts to get the autograph of his favorite QB, who then proceeds to beat the living shit out of him. These are the kinds of sad piles of shit we’re talking about. Jesus.

  11. DD

    Did you all know that I’m 300 lbs and jealous of the Packers franchise? I hate my life, that’s why I post with such hate.

  12. Icebowl

    If I were in a bar with you right now Herr E.Wolf I’d want what you’re drinking …..

    Rant on dude …. The treatise was a bit confusing in parts but really captured the emotion….

    Just Say No To Burt

  13. E. Wolf

    Why thank you. I really feel we need to start a letter writing campaign. I may contact Monty about this later in the week. Stay tuned.
    As for what I am drinking, well my favorite drink is gin and tonic. I prefer Beefeater gin.
    Also love Jaegermeister, but not so much in the hot summer months.
    Sam’s Summer Ale, Hoegarden, Koeslch style beer are also among my very favorites.
    I like single malt Scotch, but alas my shattered finances do not permit that.
    Btw, DD is wrong on many points. I loathe reality television (Ramsay Gordon’s Kitchen Nightmares excepted, but that also is probably a lot of bullshit). As for Big Fan, I have actually attended a fair number of Packer games, including one at Lambeau Field (the 2010 game against the Giants). The character in question was also infatuated with a lineback, not a qb. He was a grotesque figure, but had his positive points as well. He is implaccable, did not care what anyone thinks and persisted to do what he wants to do. Have to admire that.

  14. Brett Favre was one of the greatest Packers of all time, and one of the greatest QBs in NFL history. He was a Packer nearly his entire career and blessed Packers nation with countless spectacular moments. Anyone sore at him for any reason should grow up. Retire his number quickly; there won’t be another like him anytime soon. Obviously, before too much longer Rodgers will join him on the Packers list of elite quarterbacks; just needs a few more seasons to pile up the numbers.

  15. Kristofer from Oshkosh

    Fuck it, lets get Favre to come back and play as the packers kicker. At least we know we are getting an upgrade at the position.

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