Brett Favre is going all-out in his effort to mend fences with Packer Nation. Brett has a plan and he is working this plan hard. Step 1 was accomplished last week when he acknowledged that his messy divorce from the Packers was at least partially his fault. And now on to step 2: Kissing up to Packer fans by saying nice things about the current quarterback.
Will this approach work? I don’t know. But Favre is giving it his all. In an interview, Favre complimented the heck out of Aaron Rodgers aka That Guy They Have There Now:
Aaron has played extremely well, probably even better than anyone anticipated, but I knew he was capable of that and that’s why they drafted him. Barring any injury he’ll shatter everything I ever did there except for maybe consecutive games.
Pretty obvious what Favre is trying to accomplish here. He knows fans perceive there to be lingering bitterness between him and Rodgers. Packer fans certainly hold this bitterness against Favre. In fact it is probably one of their biggest reasons for hating his guts.
So how to dispel that perceived animosity? Simple. Say nice things about Rodgers. Lots of nice things. If Packer fans think everything is cool between Favre and Rodgers, they will be more likely to welcome him back into the fold.
Except the ones who are bound and determined to hate Favre until the day they die and are lowered into the Wisconsin ground in their green-and-gold coffins. Those people can never be swayed. But Favre doesn’t care about them anyway. He’s trying to win over the big middle section of fans who will be willing to forgive him.
This guy would make a heck of a politician. He already has the pretend-folsky thing down pat. And he has plenty of practice at dealing with sex scandals. Dang he should run for Congress.