I've been finding an irritating trend amongst my coworkers and many Wisconsinite cats in my southeastern neck of the woods. The Double Standard.
These people, a cast of thousands are they, are the same ones that 5 years ago when Favre threw 29 interceptions, wanted him hung from the rafters. 2 years ago, when he threw that inane interception in OT of the NFC Championship game at Lambeau, these same folks wanted him retired. Among other less savory things I will refrain from adding here. I do have some fucking restraint.
Those same chaps are now wearing a purple #4 Jersey on Sundays.
When you get into "conversations" with these people, it borders on the ludicrous. If you're gonna get into a semantic argument, come fully strapped, please... For example:
When you discuss Favre's signing with the dreaded Purple Princesses, his zealots claim "It's a business." Conversely, when the Pack Management dealt him to the Jets last season, the organization was being "disloyal".
When Favre danced on the proverbial fence for 6 seasons, and brought that jitterbug to an epoch 2 springs back, the favre-lots, as I call them for brevity's sake, claimed he'd "earned the right". But when the QB job was given to #12 whilst Brett dawdled, the organization was being "ungrateful". I am to believe it were all Favre, all the time, and the rest of the organization and team had nothing to do with it. Brett was out there alone? Is #4 playing Linebacker?
An insult to Reggie White, LeRoy Butler, Robert Brooks, Frank Winters, George Koonce, and a slew of others.
Now I'm not saying Thompson was blameless in this, not even a little bit. But I'm just tired of the fans who spent the better part of the last 16 years thinking this guy could walk on water, and a whole damn state that looked at him as a demigod, being put on the back burner for his ego.
"True Packer Fans will understand" says Brett.
For perspective's sake how about Miami fans picturing Dan Marino suiting up for the Jets and taking them to the playoffs. Any Aikman fans like the idea of #8 leading the Redskins to the Super Bowl?
Didn't think so.
When all this Favre crap is blessedly over with, and Aaron Rodgers is consistently leading the Pack to post-season berths, I know the Favre zealots are gonna be running along the bandwagon, latching on, in an attempt to get back on .
I'm just gonna kick them right the fuck off.
Brett can go into the hall as a Viking, and I will be keeping his jersey around, just in case we run out of toilet paper.