The lastest news from the Green Bay PAckers and the NFL is that Brett Favre asked the team for his unconditional release. Brett Favre, after retiring earlier this year, is playing with the Packers heads and going from "I think I'll play" to "maybe not". He just can't seem to decide if its time to let former 1st round pick Aaron Rodgers finally start, or play another season for his team.
And I'm incredibly sick of it. Now, Brett Favre has always been one of my favorite players. I love his toughness, his consecutive games streak, his style, his winning attitude. I love how nice of a guy he is, and how he has gone through and addiction and a tough family life to become arguably the best QB in NFL history. And I love how he had such a spectacular season last year when no one thought he would. But my attitude is starting to change. I just don't know if I like Brett Favre anymore. This whole thing is ridiculous. He retired, and cried that his whole career was finally over. But he went out on top, having one of his best seasons, nearly winning a Super Bowl, and having one of his best seasons, and leading that team on a magical run. Few have gone out on a higher note. And now, Brett decides he wants to hold the Packers hostage. After they thoroughly prepared for Year 1 of the Aaron Rodgers era, Brett decides after mini camp that he kind of wants to play again. And after it seems that the Packers wouldn't budge, he asked for his release so he could go play for someone else, probably in the Packers' OWN DIVISION! So now, the Pack has to decide if they lock out Brett, pi/ss of Aaron Rodgers AGAIN and not let him play, or making him go play for an archrival. That's a lot of fun.
So imagine that Brett Favre comes back for, say, the Bears, comes back to play at Lambeau, gets booed mercilessly in his old home, and then, say, goes out and throws 12 TDs and 20 INTs, and the Bears go 4-12 with him, he gets hurt, then has to retire. Boy, what a way to go out. And that is a very realistic situation. DON'T DO IT!
So unless Brett stays reitired, I vow to never root for him again. It would prove I was wrong that he is a man with some real class. And that's a very sad turnaround for this NFL legend.