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Why Brett Favre Deserves His Packers Day Now

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Brett Favre will go another season without having his number retired in Green Bay, and it is another season too long.

Packers president Mark Murphy told reporters last week that it is just not the time for a Favre ceremony yet with the possibility of booing being a reason.

“That is an issue,” Murphy said. “He doesn’t want it, and neither do we. He wouldn’t want to come back and get booed. You can’t control 80,750 people. I really think as time goes on, every year that passes, it’s less likely that he would get booed, but that is an issue.”

Hopefully the booing isn’t an excuse for there still being tension between Favre and the organization. I have seen many people have say this on Twitter and it makes sense; just send Favre out with Bart Starr and Aaron Rodgers and he will not be booed.

If you are somebody who planned on booing Favre will another year really make a difference? He last played for the Packers in 2007 and last played in the NFL in 2010. If you’re not over it by now you will probably never be over it. Also, if you’re still holding a grudge on Favre at this point you really need to get over it and grow up.

LeBron James agreed to return home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers after having about as ugly a divorce as possible. Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert wrote a scathing letter tho the fans about James after he left for Miami–and the fans burned his jerseys in the streets–yet they both realized that they behaved badly and reconciled.

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Bringing Brett Favre Back to Green Bay Soon Will Also Bring Closure

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When Brett Favre speaks, people listen.

If E.F. Hutton was still in existence today, they would have been all the wiser to acquire the services of the former Green Bay quarterback to promote their company.

No matter what your feelings are about Favre, when he speaks, it is guaranteed to generate a reaction.

When Favre took to the airwaves earlier this week on NFL Sirius XM Radio, his words were almost immediately transcribed then published across the globe. And as soon as they were read, as is the norm with Favre, everyone had a reaction. 

During his interview, Favre verified what Packers President Mark Murphy had stated earlier this year-that the team and their former QB almost had a reconciliation last year, but Favre’s coaching duties to Oak Grove High School prevented this from happening:

 

“We’re trying to set up, we’re actually trying to figure out a game to come up and I have been in contact with Mark Murphy and (general manager) Ted (Thompson). It’s just about when the time is right because we have had communication. Not that it’s really anybody else’s business, with all due respect. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Green Bay, and it’s not about me. It’s not necessarily about them. It’s about the fans and respect. When the time is right, they’re going to have things to do. They have a season to play. They have to get ready and I don’t want to be a distraction for them.”

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From The Benches: Scheduling Conflict

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The guys return once again, and have a lot of new exciting this to discuss. To begin the show they discuss the newly released NFL schedule, and how the Packers open up the season in Seattle against the defending champion Seahawks. After that discussion they go through each game, and give way too early win/loss projections with a optimism reigning supreme.

After discussing the schedule the boys finish up their draft series with a mock of the Packers four picks in the top 100, and have a small debate about who should be the Packers first-round selection. Finally Ross has some words for Brett Favre fans in the show’s signature segment “You’re gonna want to cut that.”

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From The Benches: Safety First with with Cody Bauer

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The guys return with special guest Cody Bauer from DraftDudes.com. They begin the show by discussing the return of Ross’ favorite backup quarterback Matt Flynn.

After discussing the return of a current quarterback, they discuss a legendary former quarterback. The discussion of Brett Favre leads to a time to reminisce about what was, and speculation about what Favre’s reception will be when he returns. Following the discussion on Favre the boys go Behind the Bench discussing Ian Hanley’s article about who the number one tight end will be in the 2014 season. The boys wrap up their positional series with the help Cody Bauer discussing the Packers biggest need at the safety position, and they pick who their favorite safeties are in this year’s NFL Draft.

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A What If Scenario About the Packers, Brett Favre, and…Vince Lombardi?

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Let’s get something out of the way right now.

The Packers and Brett Favre are going to reconcile.

It is going to happen. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. This is going to become a reality in the not too distant future.

The most recent comments about this gradual process by Packers President Mark Murphy indicated that this was going to be a reality last year, if not for Favre’s commitments coaching high school football:

 “We do have ongoing communications with him, and I think relations are good. We’re hopeful to have him come back soon. We wanted to have him come back to a game last year, (but) his team kept winning and winning, so it kind of made it tough to find a time where it worked.”

The reconciliation process between the two sides has been a slow process since the former quarterback retired for good following the 2010 season. Both sides have spoken kindly about the other, with olive branches extended by both parties. At this point in time one could say that their relationship is one of respect. Both the Packers and Favre have seemingly put their differences about how their “marriage” ended in a messy divorce and have begun the next phase of their relationship.

It will never be the same, but there is at least a relationship between the team and their future former Hall of Fame quarterback.

For the fans, it is a different story.

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Brett Favre & Ryan Braun: A Double Standard In How Athletes Are Viewed

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An interesting thing happened at Miller Park Monday afternoon.

Brewers slugger Ryan Braun received a standing ovation from the crowd during the team’s home opener.

Not exactly stunning news, as Braun is the best player on the Brewers, arguably one of the best in the major leagues.

Except this is also the same Ryan Braun who was suspended for 65 games last season after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. This suspension has forever tarnished his image, and no matter what Braun does or says going forward, he will always have this hanging over his head.

Despite this black mark on his reputation, he still received a standing ovation from the fans.

This got me thinking-how many of those who cheered for Braun still view former Packers quarterback as a pariah?

Ryan Braun was caught cheating playing the game he receives millions of dollars to play. That is a fact. Granted there are some questionable circumstances about exactly how he was found guilty of doing this, but the fact is (at least in the eyes of baseball brass) that he is guilty of cheating.

And as a welcome back to the game, he received a standing ovation from Brewers fans.

What exactly did Brett Favre do to be shunned by many of the Packer faithful, six years since leaving the Packers and four since retiring once and for all from the NFL?

Did he act like a diva who could do no wrong? You could say that.

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The Week in Review at Packers Talk Radio Network

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This week at Packers Talk Radio Network:

With compensatory picks now distributed, Ian gives us his updated Packers mock draft.

Matt discusses how the Packers got a steal with their compensatory picks.

Someone this week came up with the worst idea ever for the Packers-and it’s a doozy. Good thing it will never happen.

Jacob takes a look at the questions the Packers have at center.

Ross addresses the elephant in the room-namely how Julius Peppers may be used in the Packers defense.

Speaking of the “elephant” position, could Nick Perry benefit the most from Julius Peppers? Time will tell.

From the Benches discussed the “elephant” position as well in their latest podcast.

The fantastic documentary “Last Day at Lambeau”, chronicling the divorce of Brett Favre and the Packers, is now available online, and can be viewed right here.

John also discusses Brett Favre in this article, questioning the legitimacy of the Quarterback Bracketology currently taking place at NFL.com

Sticking with the quarterback position, Ian believes finding a quality backup to Aaron Rodgers should be a priority. After last season, I think everyone would agree.

Mike McCarthy made it official this week, saying Bryan Bulaga would return to right tackle this season, and Ross covers this news.

Matt thinks resigning James Starks solidifies an already strong running back group.

Be sure to head over to AllGBP.com and check out this week’s edition of Surviving Sunday: Packers News, Notes and Links for the Football Deprived. It is a must read every Sunday during the far too long NFL off season.

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