Monday, July 7, 2008

Ted Thompson Haters...

...you guys always say TT tried to push Favre out the door? What about this? From Peter King:

"One story that's never been fully told is why Favre returned in 2006, after he was convinced he'd thrown his last pass. A good part of the reason was a visit Thompson made to Hattiesburg, urging Favre to play one more year and to give then-rookie coach McCarthy a chance. The Packers, Thompson told Favre, really needed him. And on that spring day in 2006, Favre decided he'd return. "

13 comments:

Matt said...

Why are we talking about the Packers?

Anonymous said...

Everybody is talking about the Packers, just turn on the TV.

Matt said...

If everyone was jumping off of a bridge, should we do it too?

Actually, don't answer that.

Anonymous said...

Brad is a Brewer fan again-now that they are winning.

Anonymous said...

That was 2006. This is 2008 and TT doesn't want Favre around anymore.

I swear the Brewers could win the World Series and it would get about the same amount of coverage as the Packers next regular season game on the local networks.

Goldy said...

If Favre ever plays for the Vikings or Bears, he is dead to me.

Matt said...

Goldy, I don't understand that thinking.

If Green Bay doesn't want him back, and he wants to unretire, why can't he play for another team? He's not a serf.

Brad said...

Yeah, I just bought a Tampa Rays hat too. I guess its back to the Brewers lid after picking up CC.

Oh, and I've always liked the New York Giants! I knew they would win the Super Bowl! My new Ahmad Bradshaw jersey is sweet!

MGD Mike said...

Peter King is a bumbling Idiot....
Who cares what he says. He makes shXt
up to hear himself talk! The worst football insider EVER!

Anyway,Who cares....it's Baseball season! ...Brewers Press conference 11 am!

Go Crew

Goldy said...

I'm not saying he shouldn't be free to sign with those teams if the Packers release him. I'm just saying if he does, it severely damages my view of Favre's Packers' legacy. I know this probably keeps Favre up at night.

mgd mike said...

Um Brad, explain this!



Brett Favre’s desire to return to the NFL has produced a new round of criticism directed at Green Bay Packers General Manager Ted Thompson.

The latest heat is coming from Favre family members and friends, who are suggesting the quarterback’s retirement in March was not only welcomed, but encouraged.

“He has felt like that for the last couple of years, that the Packers didn’t really want him back,” his mother, Bonita Favre, told Milwaukee TV station WITI after it was reported Wednesday that Favre was getting the itch to play again. “But nothing has been said. You know it has just been bits and pieces throughout the last couple of years, things that would come up, and it just didn’t seem like they went out of their way to keep him. It was kind of like, ‘You’re done.’”

Biloxi Sun Herald reporter Al Jones, a self-described friend of Favre’s, added fuel to the fire in an interview on Milwaukee’s WTMJ radio when he said Favre was forced into retirement by Thompson.

“It all comes down to Ted Thompson,” Jones said. “The main thing is the man has shown no respect to perhaps the greatest quarterback in their franchise history. Brett’s a little disappointed. He feels like he can still play. He knows he can still play.”

Jones added that Favre has been working out, throwing passes every morning and doesn’t want to play for any team other than the Packers.

“When it’s all said and done, Ted Thompson is the man to blame on all this,” Jones said.

brad said...

MGD - Your head is still too cloudy from all the James Beam this weekend. Ha.

mgd mike said...

Could be my friend....could be!