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Letter on it way.. according to.. drum roll.. PFTalk.com

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Pack93z, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I have a feeling lot will care..
     
  2. tromadz

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    I hope I remember to pull this thread up in a couple months if Favre stays retired. We'll get a lot of "Oh yeah, that."

    Nobody will care.
     
  3. NDPackerFan

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    I just want the whole situation to be resolved...yesterday. If #4 is the QB, fine. If not, fine. I think it's extremely unfair for Rodgers to be put in this spot and the team for moving on after Favre announced his retirement. On the flip side, Favre has every right to change his mind about retirement as many players do - it's a difficult decision. The Packers need to find what they can get for him to ensure that he isn't in purple next year. There has to be an AFC team that needs a QB for the short-term and is willing to give up a draft pick.
     
  4. Packnic

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    I know what you mean, but I think GB has had some response to it.

    Mark Murphy... a leader of this franchise - "I think it's pretty reasonable that, as an organization, we're going to move on."

    or how bout Bob Harlan... legend and former leader - "What I remember about him is he was ready to retire, and that's how I feel today, I think down deep, that's exactly how he feels."

    and Ted Thompson ... - "..." nothing and I think the silence screams. I think right now they aren't rushing anything. Rushing is what got us into this. Favre rushed into retirement now wants out. Now I think its a let it take its course and hopefully he will realize that the best option is to stay retired. If he doesn't and he doesn't take the hint that silence is sending and then sends in his letter of reinstatement... THEN i think you will hear something from the Packers.
     
  5. warhawk

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    Does anyone really believe the Packers organization OWES the fans or anybody else constant updates on what is going on behind the scenes.

    PLEASE!

    IF anything to much crap has been let out about this issue already and all of Brett's intentions or what the organizations position on those intentions is at this time should have been kept between those parties.

    The PROBLEM is that this issue has been put out onto the street in the first damn place and not handled internally by the parties that are going to ultimately deal with it anyways.

    Favre should have flown (public aiways I may add) to meet privately with TT and MM to discuss the full extent of ramifications of this move and how the guys he works FOR feels about it.

    I do not blame TT for being pissed off one bit for getting publicly broadcast inuendos and rumors. Brett knows this is no small deal and should have come straight to Thompson. He's the one changing his mind. Not TT.
     
  6. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Normally, I 100% agree, but when a situation gets this much media play and the scourn moreso than not of the media is on the franchise, you bet your *** I expect them to update us the fans, of this publicly held franchise. I lived in Green Bay for almost a decade.. I paid an extended levy on my tax base each and every year.. so you bet I expect a little more from this particular franchise.



    The only blame I lay at the feet of TT at this point, is not shutting this BS down, Brett and or Cook are pulling the strings of this franchise.. IMO, it is the responsiblity of the GM of football operations to squash the heck out of the media crush aimed at the Packer franchise.

    Does he have a right to be pissed, absolutely.

    Do they owe the fans and holders of this franchise an update to all the speculation in the press.. IMO.. that is a hell yes.

    Should have it stayed internal, absolutely, but Cook decided to make a public campaign.. so IMO, even though TT isn't responsible for the mess directly, he should be the one dropping the hammer in response.

    There will be knuckheads for years that will bash the GM or the franchise for this situation if Favre winds up elsewhere.. and right now, in alot of fans opinions they are buying the media hype that the Packers are sticking their behinds out to Favre.. the face of the franchise for years.. even though I think they are trying to save some face of not only the franchise, but of Brett himself.

    The Packers have done everything they needed to IMO to prepare for Favre's departure.. have handled it with class and attention.. I hate seeing that pissed away now for sitting an letting the media destroy it. Without so much as a whimper in the background.

    In the end.. yes I think the Packers owe the fans to hear their side... or the media will continue to feed that void.
     
  7. NodakPaul

    NodakPaul Cheesehead

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    I came across this on pp.o. I am not sure who will find this more sickening - Packer fans or Vikings fans... ;D

    <<It is just a joke, no getting anyone's panties in a bunch>>
    [​IMG]

    EDIT: And yes, I fully expect, and probably deserve, any backlash I receive for posting it here. ;)
     
  8. warhawk

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    Just because Bus Cook has an agenda the Packers are supposed to break from a solid practice of not commenting on rumors and keep the fan base "informed" when the only information out there "known" of is being leaked by Cook or whoever?

    The Packers have a responsibility to the fans when they have actually had a meeting with Favre and what comes from that meeting and where this is going.
    Obviously no meeting has happened yet so I cannot see how the organization is remiss in keeping anyone informed. THE WHOLE THING is speculation and media fodder to this point.

    The story IS THE MEDIA'S story until the Packers organization and Favre meet unless someone needs to hear the Packers say " we have not met with Brett about this issue and until we do it's all speculation."

    Does anyone really need to hear that? C'mon 93 you got an itch here you need scratched real bad or something cause your jumpin the gun.
     
  9. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Oh make no mistake about it, I have a "itch" as well.. and that itch is to be able to turn on the radio, TV, internet page or the local flippin gas station and not hear how the Packers are mistreating Favre.

    And with the way Favre is beloved, added to that fact that this situation probably isn't going to end up with Favre in the Green and Gold. So people are making their decisions on why that happened on things they are hearing today, over the holiday weekend and or in my case, from those no good Viking relatives of mine during the fireworks.. :lol:

    My point is, we all logically can figure out how this is going to end.. with Favre playing in another uni this fall.. or Rodgers will be dealt.. either or.. and unless we win the Superbowl either way.. this isn't going to simply disappear.. and I am one loyal and prideful SOB.. IMO it will be a thorn in Packer football for years to come.

    People will go out of there way to nitpick this decision for years to come.. taking away some of the pride, joy and fun away from our team. IMO.. we are letting the player pull the strings on the franchise without so much as a rebuttal.. without the rebuttal.. the media is on a feeding freezy throwing sh^* into the wind and hoping something sticks. By making a strong public statement.. IMO.. it takes some of that media BS away.

    Some fans can see beyond the media hype and BS.. some breath it in.. and those are the ones that a statement of facts from the team, or their facts as they know them.. would do some PR damage control to the casual fan.

    But you might be right, because I think the whole thing sucks and want it to go away.. and the impact be as minimal as it can be. I think it should be dealt with swiftly and shut the opinions of every so called sports reporter down.. I guess I am matter of fact in that way.. if I was in Ted boots.. the first hint of Brett saying I want back.. I would have been on his front step saying WTF... Then I probably would have made a stop at Mr. Cook's office in a closed door session on the topic of agent integrity.
     
  10. pack_in_black

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    Nodak, that is about the ugliest and most unnatural thing I think I've ever seen. And that includes tub girl...
     
  11. de_real_deal

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    That is absolutely disgusting. Ban him please :)
     
  12. ElleBlue

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    Gaaaah! :shock:

    Nodak. Sorry to delete your photo. It was just too disturbing to repeat. What is pp.o.?

    Ban him, for a disturbing photo? :lol: DRD, that was funny.
     
  13. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    A fan board where they are stuck on the color purple.. personally I think they let Prince loose on the server.. he also is thinking of redoing one of his hits.. Purple pain, purple pain.. in honor of such devotion of the fans to losing for years on end. :lol:
     
  14. NodakPaul

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    PP.O is www.purplepride.org. A Vikings site very similar to this one, and my home site. :)

    And I agree, that was probably the most disturbing picture I have ever seen...
     
  15. warhawk

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    Relax 93. If TT ran in and squelched this quickly he would be chastized for running in and squelching this TOO quickly. Can't you hear it? "Why did TT have to rush in and force this so fast"?

    This is no-win no matter how it get's sliced and the only way out is to come out early and and kick everybody's ***. Then it goes away. Thirty two cities and the whole world will be watching and thirty one cities will hope we screwed this thing up.

    I really like what Mike McCarthy said yesterday. "This is going to be a good football team." That told me he was not that worried about how this turns out one way or the other.
     
  16. ElleBlue

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    Oh a Viking board, I see. Is that the Purple Pride one? I thought pp stood for "pee pee". :lol: So the Purple Pissants want Favre? (sorry Vikings fans. Couldn't resist! :twisted: )
     
  17. ElleBlue

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    I went there and did some spying on there to see if they are wanting our boy, Favre. It figures they have a section that says Packers S.... oh... It's so disturbing, I can't even SAY it!
     
  18. dd80forever

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    Or if Favre comes back. In 5 years nobody will even remember his false retirement.
     
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    For the record it's a T-Mobile commercial. Funny too
     
  23. Greg C.

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    I think you're going way overboard about this. How on earth can Ted Thompson shut down this story when Favre himself hasn't even said anything publicly yet--and neither has his agent, for that matter? At this point it's just been reported through secret sources which, like it or not, is how a lot of sports news gets reported these days.

    Also, I don't see it as a media feeding frenzy. It's an interesting story, is it not, especially in the deadest part of the off-season?

    Finally, I have a piece of advice: If you're sick of hearing about any particular sports story, or news story for that matter, it means you are watching too much TV, listening to too much talk radio, and/or spending too much time on the Internet. As obvious as it sounds, this is something I only just recently figured out for myself. Just shut it off and do something else. The world will not stop spinning if you don't know every single detail the minute it is reported.

    I do agree, by the way, that the whole thing pretty much sucks, for all of the reasons you cited, and then some.
     
  24. Packnic

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    LIES!
     
  25. pack_in_black

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    Nasssssty old man is Tricksy!! False!!





    And yes, they will remember it. Just like they all remember when Michael did it.
     

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