There are two stories I have written that continue to receive comments and hate mail so many months later. One is about Brett Favre being a princess. The other is about Michael Vick, you know, killing dogs. Michael Vick did kill some dogs. The jury is still out on whether Favre is a princess. And the jury is still out on whether Favre truly is retiring. Rumors are flying that perhaps Favre won't retire after all...or maybe he's looking at other teams. Or maybe this is just another story that proves my earlier point that Favre is a prima donna princess who has misplaced his tiara.
In defense of my position, I bring you the comments of Brett Favre's agent, Bus Cook, courtesy of ProFootballTalk.com:
"I know he wants to play one more year," Cook said. "I do not know much conversation there was and I don't think anyone forced him to make that decision. But I don't know that anyone tried to talk him out of it."
"I think he wanted to play," Cook said. " I think he's still got it. He knows he's still got it. I think he felt he could play one more year. I don't know if they told him they really wanted him to play. That's just the feeling I got."
Asked whether Favre could be talked into returning, Cook said, "I don't know."
Sounds a whole lot like a couple years ago when Favre complained about the commitment of the Packers organization to...him. Sounds like last year when Favre cried about the Packers not agressively pursuing Randy Moss. I don't know if Favre is really retiring or not...this could turn into another instance of him attempting to hold the Packers organization hostage. And the words of his agent will anger Packers fans and probably cost some front-office people their jobs.
Listen, I know I'm hard on Princess Favre but that's only because he has played this game for too many years now. Yes, he was a great quarterback and, yes, he had a great resurgence last year but his public complaints about the organization that pays him good money hurts everyone. Yes, he deserves to be surrounded by talent but, let's face it, there's only so much money around for the Packers to spend. I honestly believe that no move by the Packers would be greeted warmly by Favre and he always wanted to be the guy who fought the "man" no matter how much the Packers gave him.
Obviously, there's two sides to every story. Unfortunately, no one will ever care what the Packers side of the story is because everyone will be too busy bowing to the alter that is Brett Favre. I, for one, cannot and will not follow that crowd.