Sunday, July 27, 2008

Three Sides

There's three sides to every story.

Your side, my side... and the truth.

So who really knows what the hell is going on with the whole Favre thing and the Packers? But Sunday, Brett said in an interview that he talked to Ted Thompson about reporting to camp. Favre says that Thompson asked him to hold off, and avoid the circus that would ensue.

Farve also says that he told Thompson that he's willing to come in and "compete for the job". ( for those of you living under a rock - Thompson has said that Brett would have to understand that Rodgers is the starter, that Favre wouldn't be handed his starting job right away ).

Everyone knows Favre is better than Rodgers. I wrote about that a few posts ago. So what I don't understand is that if Favre REALLY said that to Thompson..... it should be story over. Everyone is happy. Packers save face, Favre earns back his starting job. Rodgers would be pissed, but at least he was given a SHOT at the starting job, but was outplayed.

But it's not story over. Thompson told Brett ( according to Brett ) that his competing for the job was not a possibility. That Rodgers "is the starting quarterback".


There HAS to be something going on behind the scenes that isn't making the light of day. There is no logical reason why Thompson wouldn't take Brett back, if Brett concedes he'd have to "win" his job back. Again, it's not so much the competing for the job, because Favre is the better QB no matter how you slice it. So what's really going on? Is Brett a pathological liar? Is Thompson as stupid as a monkey doped up on morphine? Right now, those are the only two possible reasons I can think of that has caused this situation to develop the way it has, unless something is staying behind closed doors.

I said it before, and I'll say it again. At the end of the day, the only thing that matters in the NFL is winning. And Brett gives the Packers the best chance to win right now. I'm one of the millions of people that deified him over the last decade and a half... but as of late, I dislike him a little more each day. But the Packers are the team that I have hitched my wagon onto in this lifetime, and even if I don't like the guy - I want the guy that gives us the best chance.

Which leads me to wonder what we DON'T know. I know Thompson's side of the story. I know Brett's side of the story. Neither story meshes with the other. So what's the truth?


At 11:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

does dan Marino playing anywhere?= lids

At 6:08 PM, Blogger Nort said...

You only know what Brett has said in the media, and you only know what Ted has said in the media. You don't know either side, and you're never going to hear the truth come out. Today's media driven circus is a joke - like last night's report on a certain local TV station. They had a reporter going from airport, to ice cream shop, to steakhouse, etc. looking to find anyone who might have seen Brett come in to town.

I'm hitched to the Packers wagon too, but this is just disheartening.

At 11:29 PM, Blogger Kuflax said...


Stop drinking before you post comments.

That'd be great, thanks for playing.


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