Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre Talk About Making Nice

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Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers at the NFL Honors

Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers at the NFL Honors

The Green Bay Packers past — Brett Favre — and present — Aaron Rodgers appeared together at the NFL Honors on Saturday night, much to the surprise of just about everyone. This week, they both talked about the appearance.

On his weekly radio show, Rodgers suggested he wanted to help aid Favre’s return to the Packers’ good graces.

“As the face of the franchise now,” Rodgers said, “[it’s] a role that I take very seriously. I have the responsibility and enjoy having the opportunity to represent my team. I think it’s important to realize that it is time to probably time to move forward.”

“It didn’t take a lot of coaxing for me to do it,” Rodgers said. “I did want to sit and think about whether it was the right thing to do. I really feel very secure in my position with the team and feel good about the things that we’ve been able to accomplish in my five years as the starter, and feel good about the direction the organization is going in.”

We doubt this is all it will take to make things swell between Favre and the Packers regime, but it looks like things are good between Rodgers and Favre.

That’s probably not something you could have said at this point last season.

It wasn’t long ago that Favre made what some people construed as negative comments about Rodgers, saying he couldn’t believe Rodgers hadn’t won more Super Bowls by now.

Now Favre says there are no hard feelings between him and the guy who took his job.

“It wasn’t awkward,” Favre said of the NFL Honors appearance. “We had some laughs about it prior to going out. Aaron has up to this point an unbelievable career. That goes without saying. You know, I’m proud of what I’ve done. There is no ill feelings. There isn’t. There might be from other people.”

The operative word this is “is.” We know Favre had some ill feelings for the organization and we’re pretty sure he had some for Rodgers too.

It’s all good now, though!

 

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

30 Comments on "Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre Talk About Making Nice"

  1. E. Wolf

    I wrote this letter to Homer and Thunder, which they read on air.

    I am against any reconcilation with him who cannot be named, also known as Berty Judas, Brettedict Favreold, Baron von Dongschotz. Berty played for the Vikings, and thus FOREVER betrayed the Pack! People forget how perilously close he was to leading the hated Vikings to the Super Bowl. Had they done that, they probably would have won. That would have created an environment so toxic, that 2010 would be not possible.
    Detractors will point out what “he did for Green Bay.” It is precisely because of his importance in Packers history that such crimes are so heinous, and so completely beyond even the suggestion of forgiveness or reconciliation. No figure who came to personify a franchise had ever played for a hated rival for the express purpose of foiling his prior team in such a manner. Of course, such sentiments overstate the importance of Number Four in the renaissance of the Packers, downplaying the role of Bob Harlan, Ron Wolf, Reggie White, and above all Mike Holmgren, without whom the quarterback may have never risen out of obscurity in the first place.
    People forget all this. People also forget the toxic, poisonous environment that man created for Thompson, McCarthy and even Rodgers, plunging the entire organization in a dysfunctional environment of chaos. People overlook the sort of brass balls it required for Thompson and McCarthy to stare into NFL immortality, with the cold, steely eyes of an assassin, and say “No,” and to then brave the firestorm of controversy that ensued. Of course, it then required Rodgers to put forth an unparalled, superhuman effort, culminating in a Super Bowl Victory, an MVP award, and all around the greatest career stats ever enjoyed by a quarterback to nullify this toxic environment that this man created. And in spite of it all, some turncoats and malcontents still express dissension in our midst even today. Very simply put, Berty Judas instigated an all-out Civil War in Packerland that still wages on in some pockets of resistance.
    For this, he must NEVER be forgiven. The old guard among us must organize to petition the Packers organziation for this hardline stance. Admit him to the Packers hall of fame–but do not retire his number, and above all do not admit him to the Ring of Honor. NO QUARTER MUST BE GIVEN FOR TRAITORS!

    • Stubbyduck

      Whew!!! Harsh!! Man forgive and forget…..Time to move on… It would be best for the organization to move on… Time to admit him back to the family…….

      • E. Wolf

        Do you not understand how perilously close he came to giving the Lombardi, thus breaking the spell, the curse?
        Just because he failed by the narrowest margins does not nullify the malice aforethought behind his despicable actions.
        No forgiveness, no reconciliation.

  2. icebowl

    Well stated.
    My “Buck #4 Frett” t-shirt stands ready should the unthinkable happen that he will be receive Lambeau Field honors….

  3. E. Wolf

    We need to organize–because the Berty nutlickers are coming out of the woodwork in full force. The Civil War rages on after all.

  4. Stubbyduck

    I am just saying………I watched my beloved pack suck for almost 30years.. then along came the Ron Wolfe regime, including Favre. and then came great times that are all the young now really know…. just saying,, time to forgive and forget…

    • E. Wolf

      That is exactly why what he did is so heinous. Holmgren deserves more credit, because he is the one who resurrected Berty, then Brett Favre, in the first place. Without Holmgren, the quarterback would never have blossomed.
      Finally, the Renaiisance actually started with the Majik Man Don Majkowsky. He is the one who first changed the culture.
      NO QUARTER FOR TRAITORS!

      • GreenAndYellow

        dude, you need to slow your roll before your personal mission to deny favre any credit for anything results in an aneurysm. and how can you be so sure he wouldn’t have ever blossomed, and how can you say give his credit to holmgren – who, i may remind you, wasnt the one out there under center. and so now you’ve been forced, by the complete insanity of your argument, to say that don majkowsky is the one who changed everything is green bay, haha. im dyin over here

        • E. Wolf

          Actually the culture did first change with Don Majkowsky.
          I never denied Bert all credit. I just refuse to give him all the credit. I deduce that he would not have been the same quarterback based on his preformance before Holmgren and after.

  5. GBslacker

    I don’t care about holding a grudge.

    I don’t care about welcoming him back.

    It’s just like the SB half-time show: a bunch of fluff and bullshit.

    I do care about the Packers making some sensible, but tough, decisions concerning aging or minimally-productive/maximally-compensated players. For example, you can’t pay top-five money to a tight-end that is 9th in receptions and, even worse, 12th in yards — and let’s just agree not to talk about his blocking at this time.

    One ray of hope: I read where Woodson’s agent helpfully pointed out that “he’s much more valuable than most defensive players.” I’m encouraged because usually when an agent talks, his player’s departure from a team is a fait accompli.

    It’ll be sad, painful, cathartic, exciting – but I want to see this roster shaken to it’s core. This is a team that has been trounced in the playoffs three of the last four seasons.

    These are my concerns.
    Far removed from Brett Favre.

    • Phatgzus

      ” I’m encouraged because usually when an agent talks, his player’s departure from a team is a fait accompli.”

      So you want Woodson to leave, seriously?

      • GBslacker

        He’s 37.

        He’s broken his collarbone twice.

        He’s lost a step, maybe two, so he has no make-up speed to correct mistakes committed by his co-workers — he can’t provide a margin of “safety” at that very position.

        He’s played his own game over the years — when it works it’s called “instinctual,” when it doesn’t work it’s called “gambling.” That doesn’t translate well to his new position — when players have caught balls with no one around, that’s partly on him.

        He’s not the guy he was three or four years ago — he will never be that guy again.

        It’s stupid money to pay a safety, and it’s really stupid money to pay someone for eight games, or ten, or six. At his age, it’s a safe bet that he won’t be able to play 16+ games.

        Age-wise he’s sandwiched between Ronnie Lott and Rod Woodson. One of those guys had retired at his age; the other started 10 of 16 games.

        You’ve got to move on.
        You can’t cling to the past.
        We saw that with Driver.
        GB has to turn the page — the defense can’t afford to hang it’s hat on a 37 year old.

        It sucks: he was the only guy that could tackle like a man.

  6. Stubbyduck


    GBslacker:

    I don’t care about holding a grudge.
    I don’t care about welcoming him back.
    It’s just like the SB half-time show: a bunch of fluff and bullshit.
    I do care about the Packers making some sensible, but tough, decisions concerning aging or minimally-productive/maximally-compensated players. For example, you can’t pay top-five money to a tight-end that is 9th in receptions and, even worse, 12th in yards — and let’s just agree not to talk about his blocking at this time.
    One ray of hope: I read where Woodson’s agent helpfully pointed out that “he’s much more valuable than most defensive players.” I’m encouraged because usually when an agent talks, his player’s departure from a team is a fait accompli.
    It’ll be sad, painful, cathartic, exciting – but I want to see this roster shaken to it’s core. This is a team that has been trounced in the playoffs three of the last four seasons.
    These are my concerns.
    Far removed from Brett Favre.

    Well thats all fine and good, but this article is about Favre and Rogers.. Not shaking up the organization by cutting existing players…
    And BTW…..how many other teams would love the opportunity to get bounced from the payoffs as many times as we have!!!

  7. DD

    What’s the over/under on the odds that E. Wolf and MXZ600 are at least 80 pounds overweight and didn’t lose their virginity until their late 20’s?

    • E. Wolf

      Unable to refute what I actually write, you turn to wholly unoriginal and uninterestig ad hominem attacks. That means I win.

      • DD

        And by choosing not to refute what I said about you, it means you’re a loser and your opinion is merely a reflection of those characteristics I mentioned. Favre’s departure slapped you in the face with the reality that it’s just a stupid game, and you’re fat loser sitting in front of the TV with no real power or place on the team you love so much. Instead of growing up and changing your life around, you turned to irrational hate and went further down the rabbit hole. So it goes. Your mom’s meatloaf is waiting upstairs.

        • E. Wolf

          I did refute your stupid little comment. I would suggest you look into ad hominem attack as a fallacy in logic and argumentation, but it would not do any good. I have a polciiy of not conversing with drunkards or those irretrievably stupid.
          Notwithstandingthat, I will point out for the benefit of our audience joining the program already in progress that your inane commentary about me beng a loser with no say on the tea I loveis an off the shelf criticism of fans of any team. Yes I love the Packers–no I am not in the front office. Nether of you, of the Packers or any other team.
          To the extent you call yourself a Packers fan, this just proves what I said about you know who instigating a Civl War in Packerland. Thanks for me proving me right. Now go slog down a big bowl of alpo and chase it down with big ol mug of my warm piss you piece of shit.

          • DD

            I am not a Packers fan. However I live near Green Bay and was stunned when I first moved here with how pathetically serious these fat fucks take this shit. So I enjoy fucking with you losers.

  8. Shawn Iltarion

    Brett Favre is a traitor to all the fans who glorified him, but the Packer organization is a class organization. Packer Nation should be above that shit.

    Eventually, Brett will receive the honors that he earned on the field- Packer Hall of Fame, Ring of Honor, Number retired.

    It is a kicker’s number anyway.

  9. pbangy

    GBslacker for President. Iltarion for VP. DD for Secretary of Being Able To Get Under Everyone’s foreSkin So Seamlessly. Go Pack Go!

  10. Shawn Iltarion

    GBslacker shouldn’t be President of his own remote control, let alone anything else.

    “This is a team that has been trounced in the playoffs three of the last four seasons.”

    Except the other year it WON THE SUPER BOWL. HAHAHAHA!!!!!

    Were we trounced by Arizona? I thought that game went to OT. Strange.

  11. the real jeff ircink

    @PackerFanINFL – you haven’t changed. @e wolf – consult a medical doctor for your issues.

    • E. Wolf

      Drink my piss, motherfucker. Just because I have neitehr the intellect of a gnat nor the docile nature of a meek lamb does not render me in need of medical consultation (another petty and unoriginal insult).
      I reiterate-that man did EVERYTHING he could do to foil the Packers, and give the Vikings the Lombardi trophy. Just because he failed, by the narrowest of margins, does not make it any less true, or poignant.
      Btw, the dude sat wit the fucking Vikings during this shindig. As far as I am concerned he can rest in piss.

  12. E. Wolf


    DD:

    I am not a Packers fan. However I live near Green Bay and was stunned when I first moved here with how pathetically serious these fat fucks take this shit. So I enjoy fucking with you losers.

    That’s we call a troll. Troll, troll, troll your boat.

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