November 2, 2009

On Favre and the Packers

Nostalgia dictates that I feel badly for my once-beloved Packers, but . . .

While I was happy to see the few signs saying good things about Brett Favre during the Vikings-Packers game at Lambeau Field, I was disgusted to hear the classless boos every time he took the field. Were it not for Vince Lombardi and Brett Favre, most people would not even know where Green Bay is and those who do would not have developed such a fondness for this frozen tundra toilet of a town.

His off-the-field decision-making obviously leaves something to be desired, but his achievements on the field are deserving of respect if not outright adulation. He is great with young players and quietly generous with his time, money and status. It's time for the "fans" to embrace Aaron Rodgers and move on. For Sleepyville USA, they should count themselves blessed to have two outstanding QBs in succession. Other teams would die to have Fortune smile on them over the past 18 years. They need to stop acting like a bunch of Limbaugh clones calling a certified hero a "traitor" and treat the man with the respect he has earned and continues to earn in spectacular fashion.

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