Hell has probably frozen over. The NFL had a little surprise for everyone at the NFL Honors last night — they trotted out current and former Green Bay Packers quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre together.
The pair, who are surely fast friends, presented Peyton Manning with the comeback player of the year award.
Although they appeared to be chatting as they walked on the stage, the presentation was nothing if not awkward. Here’s the scripted dialogue from the teleprompter.
Rodgers: We’re here to present the award for best comeback player.
Favre: You know Aaron, everyone loves it when a great player makes a comeback.
Rodgers: Yeah, well, not always. Some people wish great players would just retire and stay retired.
Favre: Good to see you, too, Aaron.
Rodgers: You too, man.
(Handshake, half hug)
Rodgers: That was awkward.
(Cue montage set to Imagine Dragons song)
Here, watch the video for yourself and soak in all the awkward glory.
That was awesomely awkward.
agreed. Brent looks alot older than the last time I saw him on TV. Loved Aaron’s delivery on his lines………….
I just don’t respect Favre that much, i respect his longevity, his play, other than his careless interceptions especially in big games…favres best years were 94-98….If you look at his body of work from 99 on, it wasn’t that impressive, especially his playoff performances. But the real reason i dont respect him….Was(is) his lack of respect for the Packers, both in his actions, and words. When we discuss Favre and the Packers, my loyality is to the Packers. The Packers did everything for Favre….gave him an opportunity in the NFL….Treated him like a God, The fans treated him like a God. They paid him over 98 million for his services. The Green Bay Packers owe Brett Favre NOTHING……..So TT drafted Rodgers….And Favres feelings were hurt. Because of his ego. When Favre can be humble, and acknowledge the disrespect he displayed, maybe then, ill feelings turn to positive feelings……Favre’s biggest mistake?…..Thinking he was bigger than the Green Bay Packers. NO ONE….No one person is bigger than the Green Bay Packers….Not Aaron Rodgers, not Bart Starr, not Paul Hornug, Not Favre, not even Vince Lombardi. I dont hate Favre, i just lost respect for him as a man.
I agree with mxz600 on every point. I also was heard saying back in 2008 that there were Packers long before and will be long after Brett Favre, it is not just one player. I have been completely on managements side in this issue. BUT, last night was a funny, comedic, well played moment that caught many off guard and was executed well by both. Who knows, maybe a half assed acknowledgment (he’ll never apologize) of what happened could go a ways in healing this feud. I look forward to the day when he can join other former players at an alumni day in Green Bay and receive the third loudest ovation of the day, after Bart Starr and Donald Driver.
This happened about 20 or 30 years sooner than I thought it would. This probably means that some sort of reconcilation between you-know-who and the Packers organization is not that far off.
That to me is NOT a good thing. People forget how close Berty came to putting the Vikings in the Super Bowl. And given how the Colt played, I would suggest the Vikings would probabl have won. In turn, the shitstorm that would have ensued would create an even more toxic environment that would have made 2010 impossible.
Someday Berty should be in the Packers Hall of Fame, provided there is ample displa of all that he did, good and bad. But they should not retire his number and he should NEVER be in the ring of honor.
This development shows that the righteous among us, the grim trigger brigade who do not forgive, will be disapointed.
Firstly, wolf, cecil, mxz, you people have no lives. Secondly, Rodgers was checking Favre’s ass out.
That was cool…I had fun watching it. Fans make a big deal out of it but they have a point about the fracture and the timing of the situation we dealt with. Manning even joked about Luck and him handing out an award together on stage in the future. The difference is that the Manning break was a clean one and the Packers made life a living hell for Brett and conversely he treated mgmt. without the respect that they probably deserved.
Favre can eat a dick.
MXZ600,You took the words right out of my Mouth.You nailed it.The Packers do not owe him shit.They picked him up when he was sitting on the bench and made him their starting QB.They payed him well and put him on a pedestal.And what does he do,plays mind games with them at draft time,retires than unretires in a matter of days,makes them go to his town to talk to him.Lost all respect for him.Do not care about him anymore period…
i enjoyed it. you can only have 1 starting qb. the packers picked the correct one.
DD was checking out Favres and Rodgers junk. What a homo.
Good points on He-Who-Cannot-Be-Named….
is ARodg checking for his wallet in that pic…?
Can’t blame him standing next to that crook.
Why cant people just chill on this front? It all worked out fine we got another superbowl and Favre did limited damage after he left. Its over can we just stop fucking around retire his number do a ceremony and carry on having the best qb in the league?
Just because a murder plot failed (by the thinnest of margins) does not mean attempted murder did not take place.
I can see there needs to be some sort of organized effort to combat this Kumbaya bullshit. NEVER FORGIVE–NEVER FORGET.
With the end of the season, the real mxz600 has gone into hiding. Someone rationale has replaced him.
I agree 100%. In fact, probably couldn’t have said it better.
All that being said, I am glad to see this.
Itarion…All my previous post contained the same wisdom, logic, and voice of reason. Thank you :)
Favre enjoyed the best thing that happened to him, the Green Bay Packers, and all that entailed. In appreciation…Favre then pulled down his pants, and shit right on them…..fuck Brett favre