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The Brett Favre Thread - Speng - 10-07-2011

Harrison: Favre doesn't have a reason to hate on Rodgers

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d822eabb3/article/harrison-favre-doesnt-have-a-reason-to-hate-on-rodgers?module=HP11_headline_stack

Somehow, Brett Favre is still in the news. And somehow, we're not surprised.

We've had a week's worth of reaction to Favre's perceived slight of current Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Some believe Favre was simply paying Rodgers a compliment by saying he expected his former backup to win a Super Bowl sooner. Others view it as a malicious shot. Favre himself told USA Today on Friday that he was "surprised" at the backlash and said he was "very gracious and complimentary of the Packers and Aaron Rodgers."

Rodgers took the high road through the whole potential public-relations minefield, even putting a positive spin on his connection with Favre that he admits will never go away.

But there's always Rodney Harrison. The ... errr, outspoken ... Harrison isn't on the high road when it comes to Favre.

"What purpose does it serve for (Favre) to come out at this point in time and become critical of a guy who is a true class act?" Harrison said Friday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access." "Both of these guys won Super Bowls at age of 27. I'll guarantee you this: If Rodgers plays another 12 years, he'll win another Super Bowl."

If Favre truly is surprised by the backlash over Rodgers, he might want to take a note of where Harrison went next. Responding to the idea that Favre isn't completely over how things ended in Green Bay, as well as his reluctance to be supportive as Rodgers' mentor, Harrison let 'er rip.

"All that sounds good, but at the end of the day, Favre is a player-hater," said Harrison, a hard-hitting safety who spent 15 seasons in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots. "He's completely jealous of Rodgers. Those fans in Green Bay treated Favre right. The media treated Favre right. He has no reason at all to be such a bitter, old man.

"Embrace this young man, compliment him. That's what he deserves. I can see if Rodgers was a jerk. He's not. He's a class act. He's a humble individual. We need more guys like this representing our league on a day-in, day-out basis."

Whew. Harrison dropped a "player-hater" on Favre. As far as Harrison is concerned, Favre has to sleep in the same bed he made.

"Let's not forget about Favre. He left because he wanted that," Harrison said. "He went to Minnesota, within that division. He wanted that. He went to the Jets. He's a guy who always wanted the attention, he's a selfish guy. That's Favre's nature. We understand that, we know that."

Harrison said Favre's former Jets teammates referred to the quarterback as a "prima donna" who had his own set of rules and didn't associate with the rest of the team.

Harrison then left some words of wisdom for Rodgers.

"Let's not get it twisted about Favre," Harrison added. "He's jealous, he's a player-hater. Rodgers, keep doing your thing, don't let this guy get under your skin."

Harrison, unfortunately, doesn't leave much for us to say.


The Brett Favre Thread - Hooch - 10-08-2011

good. somebody should be calling his ass out


The Brett Favre Thread - Speng - 03-18-2013

People around here were finally starting to forgive Favre, not so much anymore. He just comes across as a bitter ass.

Greg Jennings: Brett Favre helped with Vikings deal

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000151625/article/greg-jennings-brett-favre-helped-with-vikings-deal

Many Green Bay Packers fans already were bitter about Greg Jennings signing with the Minnesota Vikings. This won't alleviate those feelings.

Jennings said Brett Favre, the former Packers and Vikings quarterback, helped him make the decision.

"Literally, as I got off the plane and (offensive coordinator Bill) Musgrave walked up to me, I'm on the phone with Brett," Jennings said on KFAN-AM, via Min.Scout.com. "I spoke with Brett two or three times throughout this process. He shot me straight. I knew if there was one person that would shoot straight and tell me exactly what I wanted to hear and things I possibly didn't want to hear, it would be Brett. He did that for me."

Jennings joined Favre, Darren Sharper and Ryan Longwell as popular Packers to move on to the Vikings. Favre was an overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints away from taking the Vikings to their first Super Bowl since 1976. The ol' gunslinger had a good experience in Minnesota and surely relayed that to Jennings.

"I'm not the first Packer player to jump on this side," Jennings said during his introductory news conference. "That makes it a bit more relieving."

Sounds like Favre eased some of Jennings' concerns. That will not sit well with Packers fans who still have beef with Favre.


The Brett Favre Thread - Hooch - 11-05-2013

Hey Speng, here is some salt to go with your wound...

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The Brett Favre Thread - Speng - 11-05-2013

This day just keeps getting worse, I hope that's just a bad rumor.

Matt Flynn was released from a third team this season, he needs to come back.


The Brett Favre Thread - Securb - 11-06-2013

I have also heard the Pack is talking to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. If he passes the drug test he gets the start.

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The Brett Favre Thread - Securb - 11-10-2013

Speng Wrote:This day just keeps getting worse, I hope that's just a bad rumor.

Matt Flynn was released from a third team this season, he needs to come back.

Who is up next at QB? The hotdog vendor.


The Brett Favre Thread - Speng - 11-10-2013

Securb Wrote:Who is up next at QB? The hotdog vendor.

It might be the bratwurst guy. I think the next up is Jordy Nelson.


RE: The Brett Favre Thread - Speng - 07-11-2014

Brett Favre's No. 4 won't be retired this season

Mark Murphy, the Green Bay Packers' president and CEO, told reporters Thursday that while there had been "good conversations" between the team and Favre, a jersey retirement ceremony would not be held this season.

There had been speculation that Favre, who played 16 seasons for the Packers from 1992 to 2007, would have his jersey retired this season.

Asked if there were concerns fans would boo his appearance at Lambeau Field, Murphy agreed that was an issue. "He wouldn't want to come back to be booed," Murphy said.

But as time goes on, Murphy said it was less likely Favre would be booed.

Favre retired in March 2008 but decided to return to the Packers for that coming season. He was rebuffed by the Packers, who decided to go with Aaron Rodgers, and Favre ended up being traded to the New York Jets.

He played one season with the Jets and two more with the Minnesota Vikings before retiring after the 2010 season.


RE: The Brett Favre Thread - Speng - 07-17-2015

They're finally retiring his number tomorrow. I'm getting tired of all the television coverage the last few weeks, it's been a total love fest.

Apparently they're warning all of the people attending the ceremony that booing will not be tolerated, good luck stopping that.