Brett Favre saga: A tormented fan.
Brett Favre announced his retirement thru a press conference a few months ago but has now asked the NFL to put him back on the active players list last week.
The legendary quarterback wishes to play at least for one more season. His dramatic last play in career which resulted in an interception during the fifth quarter of this year's NFC Championship is probably still haunting him. Favre feels that he still can be competitive in the NFL and I personally do believe so too.
With the retirement of Favre announced in march, the Green Bay Packers were free to complete their rejuvenation program initiated a few seasons ago. Aaron Rodgers logically became the number one quarterback of the team. With Favre now wanting back, the Packers' General Manager Ted Thompson told the press this weekend that they are interested in him but only as a backup for Aaron Rodgers.
Yesterday, around 200 fans gathered at Lambeau field were shouting to the Packers ''We want Brett''. Among the core of fans, Adam and Erick Rolfson launched a website at www.bringbackbrettfavre.com. On the website, the fans are asked to vote and leave their opinions about the return of Favre. The crowd could grow bigger as they promised to be back in front of Lambeau field every sunday until Favre is back with the Pack.
I have been a Packers fan since before the Brett Favre era. The team had difficulties and was far from being a contender. Favre's arrival with the team some twenty years ago allowed Green Bay to leave the bottom of it's division to shortly after being into the playoffs on a regular basis. His strong arm, leadership, and toughness made of him my favorite athlete in pro sport.
Should the dispute between the two parties remain as it is, we will most likely see Favre land somewhere in the NFL as the number one quarterback for next season.
As a fan, I am tormented and will then be torn in two. I will still root for the Packers but will surely watch Favre's season. But worse case scenario: if they ever face each other next season, who will I go with? The man or the team?
I am a tormented fan.
(Picture: Brett Favre.)