Brett Favre has been reincarnated as an NFL Network talking head, and Favre as expected is bringing plenty of entertainment value to his new role. Even those who hated Brett on the field have to admit the guy has always been good for some yuks when he starts a-gabbin’.
Favre already threw out one highly amusing nugget behind-the-scenes of his Sunday morning appearance with Rich Eisen and the gang at whatever NFL Network calls its pregame extravaganza. The former Packer and Viking QB, whose departure from Green Bay was a tad acrimonious as you recall, told a producer that he has his Packer successor and sudden BFF Aaron Rodgers as the QB on his fantasy team. And that new of course immediately became big time Twitter fodder.
Now who knows if Favre really plays fantasy football or has Rodgers as his QB, but the idea that he does is just fantastic. Favre has been so eager to rehabilitate his image with Packer fans, saying nice glowing things about Rodgers in hopes of dispelling the notion that he and Rodgers hate each other. So it’s perfect that Favre would be out there saying stuff like this to help in his campaign to make Packer fans forgive and forget after so many years of treating him like a treasonous pariah.
I hope Packer fans finally let the ice melt in their relationship with Favre and embrace him the way they should. To suggest that Favre was some kind of overrated QB who actually hurt the Packers organization is revisionist history at its most ridiculous. That franchise was totally in the tank before Favre got there; Brett put Green Bay back on the map as a football center and that is just the fact of the matter, whether Packer fans want to admit it or not.
Viking fans have no problem loving Favre even after the disaster of 2010. We just remember how much fun 2009 was and have no hard feelings over anything else that may have transpired. Packer fans just don’t know how to loosen up and have a good time with it. Remember the good times Packer fans, and forget about all the trumped-up drama. Forgive Old Number 4.