It seems that, once again, yours truly has been vindicated. As the Green Bay Packers are spamming social media with constant updates about so-called “Favre Week,” one announcement was of particular note: namely that the Packers Pro Shop is now stocked full of Brett Favre merchandise, to coincide with his ham-fisted return to the fold with the Packers Hall of Fame and number retirement ceremony this week.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) July 15, 2015
Indeed, the Packers Pro Shop has gained rights to be the exclusive dealer of all Brett Favre merchandise nationwide. Some of it is very kitschy, some of it not. In addition to their expansive on-site retail displays, pictured below, the Packers Pro Shop is also rolling out this exciting new line of Brett Favre merchandise on their web store.
“Brett Favre” is of course to be pronounced as one word, a la John Madden: BRETTFAVRE!
One wonders if this will also include Jets and Vikings memorabilia.
In almost prophetic fashion, I wrote: “[Among] the reasons to go forward with this reconciliation of sorts, no matter how much certain persons on both sides have to hold their noses,” is the “boatloads of cash the Packers organization stands to make by peddling schmaltzy Brett Favre merchandise.”
Actually, perhaps it is not so prophetic given how transparent and obvious the real impetus driving both parties together is. This reunion is not about doing the right thing, or even a general reconciliation where both sides have actually truly forgiven each other. Does anyone really think the ex-Packer really wants to see the Packers win additional Super Bowls, which would seem to be the true litmus test for putting this man up there with the likes of Bart Starr, Ray Nitschke, Reggie White or the like?
Even Charles Woodson, despite not getting the fair shake he deserved, most certainly still hopes to see the Packers fulfill their destiny. This is about none of that — it’s about selling overpriced merchandise to sprawling minions of fans, not all of whom are really Packers fans.
Describing this stuff as “schmaltzy” sure was prophetic however. Take a gander.
And saving the best — or rather, worst — for last.
Who but Favre would wear a Brett Favre baseball cap? Note that the “Favre” caption are depicted larger than the Packers logo. Other caps have no relation to the Packers at all, other than having roughly equivalent green and gold colors.
Who would wear such ridiculous articles of clothing? Shameless Favre fans would, that’s who — you know the sort who, at times, claim to be Packers fans, but are really only Brett Favre fans, as evinced by their bragging of having both Jets and Vikings Favre jerseys. In other words, turncoats, cretins and traitors who should be deprived of their Green and Gold privileges altogether.
A fool and his money are soon parted. And I suppose fans such as myself and legions of other Packers fans and fans of other teams are really not all that different when we put down $200 or more for an authentic Aaron Rodgers, Eddie Lacy or Charles Woodson jersey. Still, there is something incredibly noble, a sense of honor in expressing devotion and loyalty to a team and its colors and symbols, to something greater than any one person that millions of comrades rally around and support with ardent devotion. When such zealotry is directed at a mere individual, however, particularly one as flawed, as selfish and egotistical as the ex-Packer one might call Berty Judas, aka Brettedict Favreold, aka Baron von Dongschotz, it is nothing more than shameless pandering to a false idol.
But I digress.
Admittedly, some, probably even most who buy this stuff are true Packers fans who never sided against the Packers, and simply wish to remember the good times before the betrayal. Many, however, were pulling for the Vikings against the Packers and against each and every one of us at one point in the not so distant past.
Vergiss das niemals.
I remember those black Favre caps being popular in the 90’s.
First off, holy fuckin pop up ads..
Second, I stopped in goodwill the other day and they’re trying to sell used worn out Favre jersey’s for $30 a piece. A year ago they were probably giving them away for free.
Sucks I have to avoid NFL Network & Espn for about the next 3-4 days so as not to see any of this crap.
I feel sorry for any of you bastards that watched the espy’s
Time heals old wounds and makes us wise. We reflect on our mistakes and change our future accordingly. This is why most 16 year old males are monkeys and 40 plus men hold the world together; the youngs don’t have the perspective of their actions that time and experience brings. Part of that maturity that comes with age is knowing when to drop a grudge, when to lay down the sword.
Ending the Favre vendetta is important for the team, the organization and the fan. That article this site had about Thompson’s tweets to Favre when he went rogue, personify the need for long term thinking and is an example to us all about how to run our lives and careers.
I still have a lot of mixed feelings about Favre and always will. When I saw that picture of him and Rodgers at the ESPYS it was bittersweet. I got a little angry at Favre because I had a moment when I went into an alternate timeline, where Favre never went rogue, then later became a laughing stock. Where he retired gracefully and became Mr. Packer and is running around Lambeau all the time loaded, pranking visitors.
Alas, like all things in life, there is good and bad and we have to choose what to focus on and what to remember.
Favre has, is and should be criticized for his actions by Packer fans. However, this over-the-top vitriol is something from 5 years ago and needs to end. This is “Total Packers,” not “Total Butt-Hurt Packers.”
I’m starting to wonder, like others on this site if “E. Wolf” is really a person after all and not just a pseudonym for one of the founders of the site, so that they can interact with the posters. These articles are just so ridiculous and retarded.
A real person with an IQ above 30 would have stopped by now. The sadomasochistic, homo-erotic charge of them, an “E. Wolf” hallmark, gets sickening after a while. A “man” like this, would be most likely having a pull and grunting out profanity while looking at Favre pictures; while at the same time either punching himself or engaging in self flagellation.
Come on fellas, that shit can’t be real.
And by the way…I’m going to London in 2016. Fuck yeah!
Any Brett Favre autographed pillboxes or camera phones? I can see his name on some other team’s stuff, but they probably won’t sell Jets or Vikes jerseys…
i saw E. Wolf at the Favre induction ceremony!! i saw E. Wolf at the Favre induction ceremony!! hardy har har….!!