I'LL KEEPING BEATING A DEAD HORSE
YOU GUYS LOVE THE FAVRE TOPIC
I'm still going thru your reponses on the Favre topic....and since they've been so wildly popular, I'll keep pounding this thing into the ground.
Fred and Diane Schaejbe write:
Three years ago, Ted Thompson came to the Packers.
Three years ago, Brett started talking about retiring -- and again and again whenever Thompson made some of his stupid decisions.
Total coincidence. Like when Mike Tyson's mouth just happened to close on Evander Holyfield's ear, and a chunk came flying out. Total coincidence!
There's always a jokester in the crowd. How about this one:
Former Green Bay Packers starting quarterback Don Majkowski has entered in a bitter dispute with his former organization, admitting he is 'guilty of retiring too early' 12 years ago, while demanding he be reinstated as the team's starter or given the opportunity to play elsewhere.
'I was mentally drained after the 1996 season,' says Majkowski. 'I couldn't commit myself fully at that time to coming back, so I stepped away. That's the kind of guy I am. I have to be able to promise that I'm going to give my all.'
But before long, Majkowski started to have second thoughts.
'I guess it was nine or 10 years later, I called up Packers GM Ted Thompson and told him I was thinking of coming back. That would have been 2005 or 2006, I guess,' said Majkowski. 'But he just sighed and said it was too late."
On that line, let's just get Anthony Dilweg and Blair Kiel while we're at it.
Suzanne Lewitzke not down with what Favre did:
He should stick to what he did[retiring] I think he's a selfish man.Every year at the end of the season,he'd whine about retiring.He doesn't think people aren't tired of it EVERY year end.Then he finally does retire,everyone moves on except for him.He wasn't getting enough ATTENTION,or what?
My kids get sick of Daddy whining. They're still stuck with me!
And one of my old high school buddies, Ryan DeNucci writes:
Perhaps Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy need a few history lessons:
July 3, 1863, Battle of
“We are moving forward!”
Gen. Lee to Gen. Longstreet after the latter argued moving the Confederate Army
result was Gen. Pickett’s division being completely decimated.
December 26, 1919,
“Mr. Ruth, you have been traded to the New York Yankees.”
This nifty trade sent Babe Ruth to the Yankees for $100,000. Like today’s
Favre’s situation, the general manager grew tired of Ruth’s demands and simply
wanted the Babe gone. The result was the Red Sox falling under the spell of
“The Curse of the Babe” which, as legend has it, prevented them from winning
the World Series for 86 years. During that time, you have to admit, the Red Sox
found plenty of weird, agonizing and unforgettable ways to lose championships.
Those who fail to learn from history, tend to repeat it.
Makes me want to go back and study all that stuff I slept through in the 80's.
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