Our Long State Nightmare Is Over – Favre is Now a Jet

From JSONLINE.com:

Late Wednesday night the Packers and Jets agreed to a trade that would send the quarterback to New York for an undisclosed draft pick, an NFL source confirmed to the Journal Sentinel.

Is this like a Divorce from a Failed Marriage? Eugene Kane thinks so:

That’s what happens to some people at the end of a turbulent relationship. It’s the final kiss-off for a once-satisfying partnership that turned ugly for reasons not immediately discernible but clearly irrefutable. All you know is by the time it’s over, you wonder what ever attracted you to this person in the first place.

We’re talking real human emotions and feelings here between committed individuals, not the current pop soap opera involving a millionaire professional football player breaking up with his multimillion-dollar sports franchise. But the same observations about relationships can be applied to Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers as to any divorce between longtime couples.
Listening to coach Mike McCarthy talk about his meeting with Favre this week, what struck me most was the sense that each party seemed to want some sign of greater commitment from the other to make things work. In my experience, whenever one person in the relationship questions the other’s commitment, that’s a sure sign things are getting dicey.

Favre’s inability to get over perceived slights from the Packers management was easily identifiable to anyone who has been on the downside of a failing marriage. Some say he’s playing the diva, but he’s also clearly having trouble being dumped for a younger replacement.

Is this how the old-time fans felt when Bart Starr (the greatest packer QB of all) retired to be replaced by Scott Hunter? Maybe not. Starr went out with grace and style and remains beloved. Of course, he didn’t go play somewhere else.

My Favorite packer Quarterback was The Majik Man who made Packer football fun again with a team that could win. I am sure there will be future QBs who will too.

Photoshopped Photo scraped without permission (fair use) from Andrew Arvan as on JSOnline.com

Somehow, I felt compelled to think of this:

One Response

  1. The complicated details of the trade are here:


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