Tuesday, July 08, 2008

As the Prolate Sphereoid Turns...

There's no crying in baseball, and there's no soap opera drama in professional football. At that level, winning is the ONLY thing, and therefore, the best players play.

It doesn't matter if you make 10 million dollars a year, or league minimum. If you're better than the next guy... you'll play. It often happens at every level of the sport ( see exhibit: Kufahl:Spartans)... but at any other level of the game, politics can be involved. At that level though, letting your personal feelings get in the way can cost you your job - and management knows this, and acts accordingly.

So in the saga that is the Favre/Packers situation, it SHOULD be cut and dried. But oh no, leave it up to both sides to muck up the whole process.

Favre should stay retired. But if he really does want to play, it will make him look foolish for ever 'retiring' in the first place. Reports are that he asked for his release so he could continue to play, but that's just silly based off of everything he's said over the past decade. Look, I love the man. But enough is enough. Don't become THAT guy. If you're gonna play, then play. Tell us yesterday. You're 64 years old, enough of the childish games.

And then there's Ted Thompson. Right now, Britney Spears handles relationships better than this guy. Ted has the ultimate "team better perform well, or here comes the pink slip" job. So what's the problem? No matter how ready Aaron Rodgers is, Brett gives the Packers a better chance to win RIGHT NOW. Sorry Aaron. I'm not sure which football god you pissed off, but that's the way it is. If Brett had a sh*tty year last year, I'd be all for giving you a go. But he didn't, and the best player plays. What doesn't Thompson understand about that?

Not only is Ted Thompson's job on the line, but if he lets Brett go, he should fear for his own safety. Green Bay locals killed Dan Devine's dog once... that will look pedestrian compared to what they're capable of if Thompson lets Brett play anywhere else than GB in 2008.

So both of them should play nice, and settle this by 11am on Wednesday. It can be done.


At 7:43 AM, Blogger Nort said...

I'm not a Green Bay local, and I'm already making plans.

At 6:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So where is it written that a guy can't change his mind? My response is "so what?" For Thompson to say he'll let him be back up to Aaron shows complete asshatery. And to say that the plans are in place, too late....get real. Teams make changes all the time. If a key player goes down in the pre season does that mean you don't know what to do now? Ted did not want Brett back. Plain and simple.


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