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Question: Did Goodell Interject Himself into the Favre/Rodgers Sitch Way Back When?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by morningwood, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. morningwood

    morningwood Cheesehead

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    Sorry to bring this up, but in discussing the Vick's comments about Goodell encouraging him to go the Eagles instead of the Bills/Bengals, someone said this was not the first time he has done something similar, and stated that Goodell basically took the position that the Pack should either start Favre or release/trade him.

    I didn't really remember this, can anyone tell me whether there is any truth to that?

    Again, I am sure you guys are tired of the subject I just thought you might be able to clarify. More interested in Goodell than anything else.

    Mods -- feel free to delete if you want (preferably after someone answers.
     
  2. Forget Favre

    Forget Favre Cheesehead

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    I don't think it needs to be deleted.
    But maybe this is one for the "Rodgers vs Favre: Do it here" thread over in the smack area.

    I dunno the answer. Sorry.

    Have you tried google or a search of this site?
     
  3. SpartaChris

    SpartaChris Cheesehead

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    Yes, Gooddell told the Packers they had to do something with Favre, though he didn't say the Packers had to start him or cut/trade him. They just had to let him come back, meaning he could have come back as a backup if that's what Ted wanted to do.

    And to be honest, it was the correct thing to do. No team should force a player to retire, regardless of how much of a douche he is. Play him, bench him, cut him or trade him.
     
  4. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    Goodall told them to do nothing. Once Brett was reinstated the Packers had no choice in the matter. They had 3 options, Cut him, Trade him or keep him. That is a result of the CBA, not anything Goodall said or did. I wish people wouln't make crap up like "Yes, Gooddell told the Packers they had to do something with Favre," .
     
  5. ivo610

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    Yes he demanded they trade him to the biggest media market. Only for it to backfire with Brett sexually harassing women working for the jets. So he then built it up so that Brett would go to MN. It was an inside job.
     
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  6. SpartaChris

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    Jesus Christ man, step back from the ledge and take a f*cking chill pill. Fine, I got it wrong. MY BAD. You're one of the few Vikings fans I actually like. Don't change that by becoming an ***.

    Upon further review, I was wrong. Gooddell didn't tell the Packers to do something with Favre. Gooddell granted Favre's reinstatement, thereby forcing them to do something with him.

    Happy now?
     
  7. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    I should have read it again before I posted it. Usually I don't attack people, and it wasn't meant to attack you personally, just crap that people in general make up. But it does not read that way. Sorry.
     
  8. Powarun

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    Spartachris, don't get offended by Raptorman, he is a one of the best Vikings fans to be on our forums. He was stating facts.

    As for the discussion, Goodell did mention something but he probably didn't want to touch the subject with a ten foot pole. The only ones that did just seemed to love the story of it all.
     
  9. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Source: Goodell monitoring Favre situation


     
  10. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    Longtime, I would go with that but at the same time it's probably from some unnamed source. I just don't see Goodall injecting himself into the fray. The most I see is him doing is telling the Packers he is going to reinstate Favre and when.
     
  11. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Yeah I dont think he would have told Ted how to run the team..In fact I am sure that is how I felt at the time..

    Maybe I will search for those threads

    Just tossing it out there that rumors we flying
     
  12. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    He, Goodell, may be a control freak but he still has to remember that his employer is the 32 team owners. Telling them how to run their teams would not go over very well.
     
  13. Forget Favre

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    There are enough Packers owners to move his house by hand 30 feet from the foundation if need be.
     
  14. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    Is that all, 30 feet? Wimps!
     
  15. Forget Favre

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    Hey. That cheese, beer and brats doesn't exactly add muscle.

    I figured 30 feet would be enough to send a message.
    Fine. We'll make it (*Umph*) 250 feet.
     
  16. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    1265 feet?
     
  17. Helmets

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    How 'bout 286 feet? One foot for every one of Favre's regular season interceptions that he threw while with the Packers.
     

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