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A Few Words to Those Still Holding a Grudge Against Brett Favre

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As the days tick down to Brett Favre’s return to the Packers as part of his enshrinement into the Packers Hall of Fame, I have been reminded about the anger that some have against the former quarterback.

No one will ever forget the summer of 2008, and the drama that hung like a cloud over Green Bay during that odd period of time. It was the best soap opera that ESPN could buy, and EVERYONE paid attention.

Likewise, no one will ever forget the 2009-2010 seasons. While Aaron Rodgers was establishing himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the league, Favre had taken his talents to the rival Minnesota Vikings. Take the drama of the summer of 2008, multiply it by infinity, and that’s what the four games between these two teams became. While the Vikings came *this close* to going to the Super Bowl with Favre under center, the Packers did go to the Super Bowl in 2010-and won-with Rodgers under center.

So here we are, five years removed from Favre’s last game in the NFL. Favre has admitted fault in his departure from the Packers. Aaron Rodgers and Favre have shaken hands and moved on from any issues they had. All of the talking heads in the Packers organization have voiced their support in welcoming Favre back into the family. Let bygones be bygones, time to move on, right?

Right. Except for a select few who continue to hate Favre with all of their energy because of his unceremonious exit from the Packers.

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This Packers Loss Hurts

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When I sat down in front of the computer, I had a pretty good idea what I was going to write about.

I wanted to try and sift through the reasons why the Packers lost the NFC Championship Game 28-22 to the Seahawks in overtime.

Goodness knows there are plenty of reasons why the Packers lost.

The MVP favorite (Aaron Rodgers) played less than MVP like.

The offense seemed to go into cruise control once they had built up a 16-0 lead.

Points left on the field because they could not score touchdowns in the red zone, settling for field goals instead.

The defense collapsing with three minutes and some change left.

The fake field goal. Ugh.

The onside kick. Oh, the onside kick.

I could go on and on and on…

The words started to come out, one after another. A logical attempt to try and break down what happened. To determine what the overwhelming reason was for this loss.

I read through my notes on the game, piecing together the culprit for this disaster. One conclusion that was reached was this was a TEAM loss. Individuals don’t lose games, teams do.

But as the words were going from brain to fingers to computer screen something came over me. A feeling of sadness. Overwhelming, intense, incredible sadness.

Sadness over a season of what could have been. What should have been.

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Some People Can Just Never Win

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Some people can just never win.

No matter what they do, their actions will be analyzed. Over and over. Trying to find some deeper meaning to what is said, how it was said, why was it said, why wasn’t it said. And so on. And so on. And so on.

One person who will never fully win in the eyes of Green Bay Packers fans is former quarterback Brett Favre.

It somewhat makes sense. After the messy divorce between him and the team during the Summer of 2008, and his subsequent joining their arch rivals the Minnesota Vikings, Favre alienated a portion of the fan base who once adored him.

I could mention that divorce was six years ago, and great strides have been made since then to reconcile the once frosty relationship Favre had with the Packers organizartion. Strides that include Favre and his replacement Aaron Rodgers appearing on having moved past the friction that existed between them. Strides that include Favre taking responsibility for the way things ended in Green Bay for him as a player. Strides that include the Packers welcoming Favre back into the family next year as the sole entry into the newly renovated Packers Hall of Fame as a way to honor his on field contributions during his sixteen years as a Packer. But you know, that would be foolish.

Foolish because some people can just never win.

The most recent example as to why Favre can’t win ocurred this just past week.

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Cheesehead Radio: The Second Half with Rob Demovsky

The Green Bay Packers finished their first half of the season on a sour note, but now come off a bye week to take on the Chicago Bears at Lambeau this Sunday night. ESPN Wisconsin’s Rob Demovsky joins us LIVE in the CheeseyStudio to talk hamstrings, Bear meltdowns, and Mike McCarthy’s new deal. You don’t want to miss a minute of Cheesehead Radio!

Cheesehead Radio is the flagship for the Packers Talk Radio Network, serving up enough weekly podcasts to satisfy the most fervent of Packer fans. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, and subscribe over at iTunes or Stitcher.

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Cheesehead Radio: The Second Half with Rob Demovsky LIVE at 7:30 PM Thursday

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The Green Bay Packers finished their first half of the season on a sour note, but now come off a bye week to take on the Chicago Bears at Lambeau this Sunday night. ESPN Wisconsin’s Rob Demovsky joins us LIVE in the CheeseyStudio to talk hamstrings, Bear meltdowns, and Mike McCarthy’s new deal. You don’t want to miss a minute of Cheesehead Radio!

Want to listen in LIVE at 7:30 CST PM on Thursday night? Click on the Player Below!!!!

Cheesehead Radio is the flagship for the Packers Talk Radio Network, serving up enough weekly podcasts to satisfy the most fervent of Packer fans. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, and subscribe over at iTunes or Stitcher.

Check Out Football Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Packers Talk Radio Network on BlogTalkRadio

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Cheesehead Radio is brought to you by some of the top writers in the Packers Blogosphere: Jayme Snowden of CheeseheadTVJersey Al Bracco of All Green Bay Packers, CD Angeli of CheeseheadTV, and John Rehor of PackersTalk.

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Game Predictions: Packers vs. Vikings

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C.D. Angeli (@TundraVision): On Sunday, we saw a good team with their back against the wall respond before they put themselves so deep down a hole, they’d likely never get out. That, of course, was our 1-2 Packers finding their mojo and staying in the thick of the NFC North race. It might have also been the Minnesota Vikings, who also showed the punchless Falcons they weren’t nearly as bad as we might have hoped. Now, one of two 2-2 teams can make a statement and put themselves potentially in a tie for first in the division, while the other drops into last. I’d give the advantage either way to the team playing at home, and luckily for the Packers, this game is at Lambeau.

Packers 25 Vikings 17

Jacob Westendorf (@JacobWestendorf): The packers offense finally clicked against the Bears. No time will be wasted as they take on another division rival on a short week. The Vikings offense isn’t nearly as formidable as Chicagos, and Christian ponder may be the starting qb. If that is the case he has never played well at Lambeau Field, and I doubt he will this time around. Whether it’s ponder or Teddy Bridgewater, I expect a Packers rout before their mini bye week.

Packers 31 Vikings 13

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Five Letters For the Packers Run Defense: P-A-N-I-C

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During his weekly radio appearance on ESPN Milwaukee last week, Aaron Rodgers had a message for the Packers fans.

“Five letters here, just for everybody out there in Packer land. R-E-L-A-X. Relax. We’re going to be OK.”

This quote was in response to the poor performance of the offense against the Lions, one which saw the Packers gain a mere 223 total yards.

So how did the Packers’ offense respond against the Bears? In Packer-esque fashion.

Rodgers had by far his best game of the season (22/28, 302 yards, 4 TDs) leading Green Bay to a 38-17 victory, and silencing critics of the offense in the process.

While the offense seemingly got back on track, the defense-especially the run defense-left everyone wondering if things could get any worse.

After allowing an astonishing 235 yards on the ground to the Bears, the Packers find themselves at the bottom of the league in this category, allowing a ridiculous 176 yards per game through the first four games of the season.

Perhaps the most embarrassing part of the total allowed to the Bears was they had entered the game as the worst rushing offense in the league.

Their performance Sunday continued their deterioration into the worst run defense the Packers have put on the field in recent memory.

Just how bad have they been at stopping the run? Since Week 9 of the 2013 season, the Packers have played 14 games, giving up 2,258 rushing yards (161 yards/game).

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