View Full Version : Green Bay Mayor Looking for Favre Homecoming Ideas
I saw on ESPN.com that the mayor of Green Bay is actively searching for "tasteful" homecoming ideas for Favre's return to Lambeau Field in a purple uniform. Personally, I don't see how this can go anyway but bad for the team and its' fans. Yes, he did waffle on his decision to play for about 4 years in a row, but, ultimately, it was managements decision to deny him the right to even compete for the starting job. I think a montage of his on the field mistakes is a personal attack on him, and would show poor judgement by the organization. The problem is that Thompson and McCarthy are not "stand-up" guys, and still are trying to avoid being "the guys who forced Favre out." The fact that Favre has played at a high level has made this even harder for management to rationalize to the fans and shareholders. Brett Favre is a guy you love to hate, when he is on the other team. That might be the most flattering thing you can say about him. I wouldn't be surprised if there are waaaayyyy more cheers than jeers. Don't let nearly 2 decades of good memories be trivialized by the hatchet job done by GB management. And, by the way...GO VIKINGS!!!!
10-19-2009, 02:31 PM
Well stated jroz - GO VIKES!!!
10-19-2009, 03:19 PM
Personally anything short of the standard welcoming for the opposing quarterback, especially after his performance so far this year, will truly make the Greenbay organization nothing short of really, really “cheesy”. If the hat fits wear it… (no pun intended)
10-19-2009, 06:01 PM
<font color="0000ff">Enjoy it while you can Minnesota.</font>
<font color="0000ff">If the SanFrancisco defender wouldn't have dropped the sure interception for a Touchdown, the play BEFORE the miracle touchdown, AND if the Ravens kicker wouldn't have missed a Gimme field goal, . . . . . You'd be sitting in the same place as the youngest team in the league. (the Cheeseheads). But that is how good teams are suppose to win. Some blowouts, Some Lucky.</font>
<font color="0000ff">Green Bay's Mayor needs his skull examined. Wait until Brett REALLY retires and then shower him with gifts. He truly is magic. So enjoy the ride.</font>
<font color="0000ff">the Queens better not stick there heads up their rearends like they did against Baltimore when they face the Steelers, You Can NOT give up a 27-10 lead like that and expect to win.</font>
<font color="0000ff">Though, it Was exciting!</font>
10-19-2009, 06:48 PM
I think there going to be a few Vike Fans in GB for the Game....GO VIKES
People can say what they want but the truth is the Packers had to make a decision regarding their future. I think Mike Turico on ESPN said it best, "they wanted to take back control of their organization." They had a very talented QB who had sat on the bench for 3 yrs and they had to see what he could do. He's their QB for the next 10+ yrs. They didn't want to wait every year, is he, isn't he, etc... I give them credit for making the tough call. It hasn't been Rodgers issues that are holding them back. Would Farve do any better in GB right now???
As bigvin say's, the vikes should be sitting on 2 losses right now also. Thats the way the ball bounces some games, you get the lucky breaks and win or lose.
I personally hope the Vikes stay undefeated for the game at Lambeau cause I'll be sitting in the stands and cheering as the Pack opens up a can of whoop %$# on them and sends all the viking fans home crying in their latte's.
10-19-2009, 07:13 PM
WOW---I dont like Latte's
were is this can of woopazz you talk of?they should pop that bad boy open....
They should feed their offensive, and I mean OFFENSIVE, line a can of woopazz. Maybe Rodgers wouldn't be on his back more than a $10 concubine. I am trying to keep it civil, and I didn't even mention Pack vs Bengals.
Ahhh, I'll quit before this gets out of hand and just wait for the game. Let you viking fans have your day in the sun.
10-19-2009, 08:09 PM
Da Bears dominated the Packers even though they lost. The only 2 wins the pack truly won have come against the Lions and Rams. 2 teams that have like only 2 wins in 2 years combined.
The Packer front office talked tough when they had winning records like elite Pro coaches and GM's thanks to Favre. They are starting to look a little bland now aren't they?
10-19-2009, 09:49 PM
I was sitting here reading this thread and i'm hearing the same packer faithful talking up a storm. I thought the vikings won that last game. The way I see it you will just have to wait until the vikings go to green bay. Settle it on the feild. Then it will be either a sweep or split. Then you guys can do this all over again. Spoken like a true bears fan. Da bears
Mustsled - Talking up a storm??? We've been pretty quiet compared to band wagon jumping viking fans. As I said, I'll just wait for the next game.
Sabercat, your logic makes no sense. If the packer deserved to lose to the bears, then the vikes deserved to lose to both the 49ers and the ravens. It's all about lucky bounces and 1 big play, win or lose.
10-19-2009, 10:51 PM
Farve is a great Q-back! I think the Mayor is over doing it by this!!!
We all can't get Lucky 5-0
GB a bit bitter are we. the burns that sting the most are the ones you gave your self.oh how about when 04 seed last week this is the best team I have ever played on.that had to sting just a bit also
Boy, I am outnumbered here. Aren't there any other packer fans out there?
I never said Brett was a bad QB. I think he's a great QB but as I said, the Packers had to make a decision as to their future and he had RETIRED. Now where are the people who said we had to dump him after he went 4-12???
I do think it was disrespectful what he said last week. IF they win a superbowl, then he can say that, anything before that is premature. But before you bash me for that I also thought that it was disrespectful when he said during the 2007 season that the 2007 team was the most talented team he had ever played on. You can say things like that only when you win it all.
OK, blast away now!
I always liked 04.I was surprised GB did not want to keep him around if only as a advisor or offer him a coaching job.I was more surprised he took another job but I knew when he did he had something to prove.I was and am still happy I he is a viking and I finally have a team that is fun to watch.
10-20-2009, 09:47 AM
waaaaahhhh waaahhh, nothing makes sense since Brett left, (sniffle sniffle), stalking him every Sunday, watching...watching, remembering when he was part of our family (sniffle).
Heh heh, Brett's type of play becomes addicting! You crave it as much as a foot of POW POW. Now that he's gone its all to apparant the intangables that he brought to the game every week. How many skill players left the Packers and were never heard from again? Washed up like so many alewifes on a Milwaukee beach!
Thankfully he's in the division so I have the opportunity to watch him play without the Sunday ticket!
Maybe someday, when Thompson & Mccarthy are gone, I can once again wear green & gold. The build thru the draft thing only works if you can pick talent, the NFL is a blend of what can you do for me to win this year! Brett should still be in GB.
10-20-2009, 11:46 AM
Packer fan here. More than happy to have Rodgers at QB. He is the future and I believe he is equal if not better than Favre RIGHT NOW. From a guy who lives in the Twin Cities, Vikings fans are some of the most bandwagon jumping fans I've ever known. I acknowledge that the Vikings are probably a better team this year, but they have faced no adversity whatsoever (injuries, etc). I don't think they will win the Super Bowl this year. I would rather take a good future than one good year, even if I have to endure 2 losses to the hands of the Queens this year.
10-20-2009, 01:47 PM
Thanks for the post....man, did i get a good laugh out of that...made my morning!
"He is the future" ROFLMAO
"better than Favre RIGHT NOW"....even funnier, my stomach hurts.
"most bandwagon jumping fans I've ever known"....dude, I live in WI.<font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font> doesn't get any worse than packer fans
"I would rather take a good future than one good year"...I feel bad for you if you truly believe you have a good future right now in GB! You have no O-line, minimal running game.
Packers should feel very fortunate to have played or will play, Detroit, Cleveland and TB in the next 3 out of 4 games...that's the only thing that may keep your record looking okay.
The best thing Packer fans can hope for this season is snow!
10-20-2009, 02:03 PM
It just gets better and better!!
now a dream is better than REALITY!!!lol
and after what I seen you guys do to Butt Fart when you were done with him makes me think --maybe just maybe YOUR A LITTLE HARD ON YOUR PLAYERS WHEN YOUR DONE WITH THEM?
jump ship whatever!!!
Why is a player considered a "traitor" for going with the team that offers more money? Sharper...he was released by the Packers if I remember right. Longwell...he took the money and an opportunity to kick indoors. Favre...he was traded to the Jets (with some interesting contract language involved) and then released by them, and signed as a FREE AGENT. When Favre was with Green Bay, he offered to redo HIS contract in an attempt for them to trade for Randy Moss. Also, the Vikings tried to sign Aaron Kampman a few years back, too. Maybe you are all right, the Vikings can't draft their own talent, so they take the guys that the Packers don't want or can't afford.
VIKINGS FREE AGENT SIGNINGS AND TRADES
Looks like money well spent to me. Trust me, the old "we prefer to draft and groom our own talent" company line gets old after awhile. You only have to be a lifelong MN Twins fan to get tired of hearing that. The NFL is a business, and I don't begrudge ANY player to get as rich as they can in a career that is usually less than 5 years.
10-20-2009, 03:02 PM
Poll: How should Green Bay greet Favre?
1. Ban the wearing of No. 4
2. Free waffles and flip-flops on game day
3. Show video highlights of Favre's interceptions before the game
4. Accept reality, man up and just play the game (DUH!)
I think the best line I have heard on any of this came from Mike Ditka on the Monday Night countdown, when Chris Berman showed a picture from a good friend of his who is a Packer fan, with the Favre #4 jersey wrapped around his door mat entering his house. Ditka said, and I quote:
"What grade are these people in?"
My vote is for (4). Realize you are watching a historical game, and enjoy it. Cheer for your team, rather than against the other. I watched both the Vikes/Ravens and Pack/Lions games on Sunday in Rice Lake, Wi., and the Packer fans were cheering louder during the Ravens comeback than for any play during the Packer game. I knew I was in enemy territory, but sometimes it just seems that the "homerism" gets ramped up to a point where all common sense is thrown out the window.
10-20-2009, 04:27 PM
It did take a whole game or two to stop screaming "NOOOO!" Oh wait, that wasn't a interception...The Viking reciever was supposed to catch Bretts pass..
The Pack is trying out Amhan Green for running back. 10 years ago he was great. He's like 75 years old in Running back years! Might as well bring back the Gravedigger, Santana Dotson & Leroy Butler, they have nothing to do but talk on the radio anyway.
10-20-2009, 05:09 PM
Bring back Chewy!
10-20-2009, 07:11 PM
I heard a stat today on chicago radio. The vikings started 6-0 in 2003-2004 and did not make post season. Is this true?
Yep. That was the end of the Mike Tice era.
10-21-2009, 08:27 PM
I still don't understand why my fellow Packer fans are upset that Favre is playing for the Vikes. Favre's old team is the New York Jets, not the Pack.
Packer fan first, Favre fan second.
I agree with Skylar. I don't dislike Favre but I hate the vikings!
10-22-2009, 10:05 AM
Always a Vikings fan 1st and Packers fan 2nd. Guess it has something to do with owning a Wi cabin.
When Favre was with the Packers I never hated him. I didn't cheer for him when he played us, but had to admire what he accomplished.
Hopefully Packer fans can step up and act like sports fans and not haters at Lambeau. But having gone to a number of Viking/Packer games there I have my doubts. It's a bigger drunkfest than the Dome.
How can anyone forget? http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/58069/117466.jpg
10-22-2009, 12:02 PM
Do you think that Packer fans are just racist?
They don't like the color of our skin, PURPLE!
Maybe he will get to feel the FROZEN TUNDRA on more time!!http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/58069/117468.jpg
10-22-2009, 04:08 PM
WAPL's 'Funeral-4-Favre' promises a bit of fun at ol' No. 4's expense
October 22, 2009
TwitterNews that Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt is asking for suggestions on how to “tastefully’’ welcome back Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre for the game against the Packers on Nov. 1 made its way to Minnesota, where ideas posted on the St. Paul Pioneer Press Web site included:
•“The mayor should give him the key to the city and then change his mind at the last minute and cancel the ceremony.’’
•“Encase Brett in the Pope mobile.’’
But leave it to the wise guys at WAPL (105.7 FM) to have come up with their own festivities all by themselves: a “Funeral-4-Favre.’’ Think of it as a form of closure, “a way to honor his Green Bay legacy, but move on, for cripes sake,’’ according to morning show co-host Len Nelson, who will preside over the ceremony with fellow co-host Rick McNeal.
It all goes down from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 30 at Tom, **** & Harry’s in Ashwaubenon, where early plans call for a possible funeral procession, complete with a hearse, coffin, celebrity pallbearers, and — we’re afraid to ask how or what kind — a body.
Fans will have a chance to leave memorials, like their favorite Favre memorabilia, and what’s a funeral without beer and music? (May we suggest former Packers quarterback Don Majkowski to sing a stirring a cappella rendition of Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.’’)
“We’re hoping to make it not too vicious,’’ Nelson said. “Put it this way, we’re going to bury him before the Packers bury him on the field.’’
Official details are to be released later this week, so stay tuned.
10-22-2009, 06:39 PM
On the third day he will rise again. Go Vikes
10-22-2009, 07:19 PM
Point of reference -- Kyle Orton is also undefeated this season....
10-22-2009, 07:24 PM
Hey Pack Fans-<font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font> STINGS DONT IT.....GO-VIKES
I sure hope whatever you BOYS|GIRLS do on game day is tastefull!!
10-22-2009, 09:33 PM
I was born and raised a Viking Fan, in fact the Viking's franchise and I'll were born the same year. I've thoroughly enjoyed watching Central Division games my entire life. I like all of the teams in the Central Division (Detroit included). There are only two things I hate about the Central Division, the first being the Bears Fans, but I especially hate those Blaze Orange wearing, knuckle dragging, sour kraut reeking, Limburger breathed, whiny cheddar headed chumberlone jabronie Packer Fans. Give it up, Vince Lombardi died 39 years ago and he ain't coming back
10-23-2009, 10:04 AM
<font color="0000ff">All this, coming from people that elected an All Star Wrestler for a Governor, and a Comedian for a Senator.</font>
<font color="0000ff">And where does SPAM come from?</font>
<font color="0000ff">Vince may be dead, but if the Vikes ever "Win" a Super Bowl, They'll be Hoisting a Trophy with HIS Name on it. Bittersweet.</font>
<font color="0000ff">It is amazing though, how many Packers fans there are all over the World. And not All of them dress and act like clowns. Oh oh, better go check on my saurkraut, I may have to add some brown sugar, but first, I have to put some bandages on my knuckles.</font>
<font color="0000ff">It's all Entertainment.</font>
<font color="0000ff">LET IT SNOW!</font> http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/proud.gif
10-23-2009, 03:00 PM
I would have to say get the coroner and the morgue freed up. There are going to be some dead Packers when the Gunslinger is in town shooting down 5 TDs and Peterson has 2 or 3 on the ground.
Randy - Wow, that is all I can say........
Oh wait - GO VIKS! It's all in good funhttp://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif
I'm hungry for a Hot Dog and a Beer with all this talk about football!
10-23-2009, 03:32 PM
<font color="0000ff">You Rock Scott!</font>
<font color="0000ff">Just had to get some "ribbing" in also http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/proud.gif</font>
<font color="0000ff">I hear ya on the Hot Dog & Beer (you buyin'?) http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/proud.gif</font>
<font color="0000ff">the Pack play the Brownies this weekend and a lot of their players have that Flu. Yikes!</font>
BigVin - You know I'll buy you a Beer and throw in the Hot Dog any time! The Season is not that fare away.
I heard about the flu. Hopefully it runs (no pun intended) it's course soon!
10-23-2009, 05:07 PM
Loss in the first round of the playoffs
Favre goes to the Lions in 2010 because he just has to beat Ted Thompson
Ya know, if this keeps up not only will Favre be the only quarterback to BEAT every team in the league, he may be the only quarterback to START for every team in the league!
10-23-2009, 09:22 PM
Nice shooting! I wish I had something to shot back with regarding the elected politicians. I'm still feeling the shame, kind of similar to what Packer fans were feeling after the first Vikes vs. Packers game this season.
Just wondering whether you ever noticed Ed Gein or Jeffery Dahmer wearing a cheese wedge helmet? Who got their seats anyways?
10-24-2009, 03:20 PM
<font color="0000ff">TooShay brotha!~</font>
<font color="0000ff">I am humbled.</font>
<font color="0000ff">THINK SNOW!</font>
Ahman Green! Mark Tauscher! Lynn Dickey! Jerry Kramer! Paul Hornung! Terdell Middleton! Mossy Cade! The Vikes better look out! They didnt know they were playing the Pack Hall of Fame.
10-26-2009, 05:56 PM
All those years of Viking fans ripping on Favre/ calling him every name in the book. It makes me laugh to hear them defend him now. If they get enough former Packer players they might be able to win a Super Bowl.
10-26-2009, 08:33 PM
The Vikings fans need to wipe the cheese out of their eyes and realize that Favre is nothing more then an attention starved prime donna like so many other pro athletes. We all thought it was love for the game that made him special, but it is more, like money, fame and notoriety. When this years show is over (without a Super Bowl title) you will witness the same old B.S. on a national press conference he is going to say "I need time to consider my career", "I'm going to go to Mississippi and think it over" etc. etc. After free agency and just before the draft he will make a decision and everything will be perfect.
All he had to do was tell the Packers "I will be in camp in July" then show up, if it wasn't right then walk away with no regrets and no hard feelings. He was holding the Packers hostage to his demands for far to long. The way it went down could not have been worse, but the blame does not lie solely on the Packers organization.
One last point to the Vikings fans, it will not be Favre or Petersen that win you a championship, it will be because of Childress that you don't.
10-26-2009, 08:36 PM
Go Vikes!! Go Farv!!
Remember, only one team can win!
10-26-2009, 10:21 PM
Has anybody else noticed that whenever the Super Bowl gets brought up the Vikings seemed to be mentioned as well? It seems that the general consciences is that the Vikings appear to have a lot of what it's going to take to get there. I've been hearing this all season. You know what I've never heard mentioned this season? Green Bay and Super Bowl. You know why? Because, anybody claiming the Packers are a legitimate Super Bowl contender would immediately get laughed right out the door. HA!
10-27-2009, 11:47 AM
I just like to drink beer an watch football. Not sure why people get so fired up over the whole media drivin farve saga? or the politics of it all? I like to watch a game and forget about life for 3 hours.
10-27-2009, 01:31 PM
<font color="0000ff">Olsmann Rocks!</font>
Olsmann - don't forget to have a Hot Dog with that beer........
10-27-2009, 02:10 PM
How about #4 toilet paper once it is used up you just flush it down
I look at this like the a friend that is sleeping with your ex girlfriend and now she is hot. I am sure he will fall into his old ways soon enough.
O by the way if the Vikings do go to the Super Bowl Don't forget a Packer took you there!<font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font>
10-27-2009, 02:27 PM
skeeter, this is the part i dont understand? He isnt a green bay packer! In one sentence people say "well if the vikes make it to the superbowl it will be because it took a packer to get you there" but in the next breath they say, "oh just wait, favre will fall apart" So which is it? Will it be a green bay packer that gets us to the super bowl? or will it be a green bay packer that blows it for us? He isnt a green bay packer! why cant people let that go?
10-27-2009, 03:29 PM
Here is a long one! Found this on the Packer History page as tribute for the great one's contribution to the team.
It's funny how some Packer fans can't stand him since he is gone. Even more funny how the team still has this on their history page. http://www.packers.com/history/birth_of_a_team_and_a_legend/
He must not have been that great of a player???
I think the write-up covers every season.
Oy! FWIW football is entertainment, period. A big money business that gets all our pants in a bunch.
Should be a good game.
Sports Illustrated's 'Sportsman of the Year' who played some of his best football in his 17th season, earning a ninth career selection to the Pro Bowl and Associated Press 2007 NFL All-Pro second-team honors
Also named 'FedEx Air Player of the Year' and was selected '2007 NFC Offensive Player of the Year' by the Kansas City Committee of 101, a national committee of 101 sportswriters and sportscasters who cover the NFL
Started all 16 games, bringing his career total to 253 consecutive regular-season starts, second most in NFL history
Completed 356 of 535 passes (66.5 percent) for 4,155 yards and 28 TDs, with 15 INTs, for a 95.7 passer rating
Finished fourth in the league in passing yards, completions and completion percentage, sixth in attempts, and tied for sixth in touchdown passes
Extended two of his own NFL records with at least 3,000 passing yards for a 16th consecutive season and 16th overall season
Surpassed the 4,000 yards passing mark for the fifth time in his career
His completion percentage marked a new career high, he also matched his career best in wins (13) and 300-yard passing games (seven), the latter matching his total of 300-yard games in 1995 and boosting his career total to 55
Connected on eight touchdown passes of 40 yards-or-longer, another career high
Extended his own league mark with three more TD passes of 75 yards-or-more, giving him 14 in his career; also tied and broke the league record with his eighth and ninth TD passes of at least 80 yards
For the first time in his career, threw for 300 yards-or-more in three consecutive games, accomplishing the feat twice (Weeks 3-5; 8-10)
Also directed four game-winning comebacks (fourth-quarter deficit or tie), increasing his career total to 40
Attempted at least 40 passes in four games without throwing an interception
Overcame yet another personal setback, the death of his stepfather-in-law, Rocky Byrd, on July 28 (missed practices July 29-31); Favre said he was closer to Byrd than his own father, also said he was happy to have football after such a tragedy
Regular Season Notes & Statistics: Vs. Philadelphia (Sept. 9), completed 23 of 42 passes for 206 yards
Named 'NFC Offensive Player of the Week' for his performance at the New York Giants (Sept. 16), becoming the winningest quarterback of all time by passing Elway (148 victories). Completed 29 of 38 passes for 286 yards and three TDs, for a 112.4 passer rating; connected with eight different receivers. Converted his first 14 passes in the second half; overall was 18-of-21 for 147 yards and three touchdowns following halftime. On the Packers' first series of the second half, found Bubba Franks for a 2-yard TD. On a drive in the third quarter that extended into the fourth, finished with a perfect lob to Donald Lee in the back of the end zone for a 3-yard score; less than two minutes later - following a fumble on a Giants kick return recovered by Green Bay - finished the short series with a 10-yard scoring throw to Donald Driver
Vs. San Diego (Sept. 23), was voted 'FedEx Air NFL Player Of The Week' for leading five scoring drives, completing 28 of 45 passes for 369 yards and three TDs. With the Chargers up 21-17 in the fourth quarter, tied Marino's touchdown pass record; completed a short pass to Greg Jennings, who sprinted down the middle of the field for a 57-yard touchdown, giving Green Bay a 24-21 lead in the eventual 31-24 win. In the second quarter, hit Driver for a 16-yard gain on third-and-3; three plays later on another third-and-3, threw a short pass to DeShawn Wynn, who advanced the ball 9 yards. On the following play, found Driver for a 5-yard touchdown. On the next drive in the second quarter, ran for 2 yards on third-and-1 and later hit Driver for a gain of 46 yards on third-and-10; capped the drive with a 5-yard TD throw to Franks
Named 'NFC Offensive Player of the Week' and 'FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week' for his performance at Minnesota (Sept. 30). Went 32-of-45 for 344 yards and two touchdowns, including his NFL-record 421st TD pass, a 16-yard strike to Jennings in the first quarter, putting Green Bay up 7-0 and breaking Marino's record. Completed passes to 10 different receivers and broke Marino's record for pass attempts as well. In the fourth quarter, found James Jones down the right sideline for a 33-yard score, No. 422 for Favre; the TD gave the Packers a 23-9 lead in the eventual 23-16 win
Vs. Chicago (Oct. 7), went 29-of-40 for 322 yards with one touchdown and two INTs; completed 19 of 22 passes in the first half. In the second quarter, found Jennings for a 41-yard score and a 14-7 lead. Completed a pass to nine different receivers
Vs. Washington (Oct. 14), completed 19 of 37 passes, with two INTs. On the Packers' only touchdown drive, coming in the first quarter, connected with Lee on a 60-yard catch-and-run; Wynn ran in a 3-yard score on the next play
In Monday Night Football contest at Denver (Oct. 29), completed 21 of 27 passes to seven different receivers for 331 yards and two touchdowns, for a season-high 142.4 passer rating, earning him 'FedEx Air Player Of The Week'; threw only one incompletion after halftime. Threw a game-winning, 82-yard scoring toss to Jennings on the first play in overtime, hitting his target in stride up the left sideline. In the first quarter, on the first play of the Packers' second drive, completed a long pass to Jones, who gained extra yardage for the 79-yard score. With his performance, became the first player in Packers history to throw two TD passes of 75-plus yards in one game. Only three other NFL quarterbacks had done that since 1990
At Kansas City (Nov. 4), went 24-of-34 for 360 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions. In the second quarter, hit Lee for a 48-yard play on third-and-8, setting up a 36-yard field goal. In the third, found Jennings on a short pass that turned into a 13-yard touchdown and 13-7 lead. Trailing in the fourth quarter, placed a 44-yard pass perfectly to Driver, the series ending with a FG for 16-14 advantage. Following a Kansas City touchdown and successful two-point conversion, found Jennings for a 60-yard touchdown and a 23-22 lead in the eventual 33-22 win
Won 'FedEx Air Player Of The Week' for his outing vs. Minnesota (Nov. 11), connecting on 33 of 46 passes for 351 yards and three touchdowns, including his 200th at Lambeau Field. On the Packers' first TD drive, converted passes on third-and-3 and fourth-and-3, the drive ending with a 30-yard Grant scoring run. On the first drive of the third quarter, converted two third downs and finished the series with a 1-yard strike to Lee for a 20-0 lead. Later in the quarter, again successfully moved the chains twice with throws on third down, this time ending the drive with an 8-yard pass to Ruvell Martin in the end zone, that pass also coming on third down. In the fourth quarter, hit Jones for 37 yards on third-and-2; the drive capped with a 17-yard scoring toss to Martin, giving Green Bay its final points in the 34-0 shutout
Vs. Carolina (Nov. 18), completed 22-of-30 for 218 yards and three touchdowns. In the second quarter, found Driver for a 47-yard gain and finished the drive with a 4-yard TD pass to Jennings. Later in the quarter, connected with Lee for a 26-yard touchdown; found Lee in the end zone in the third quarter for a 12-yard score
At Detroit (Nov. 22), completed 31 of 41 passes for 381 yards and three touchdowns, for a passer rating of 128.2, earning the Thanksgiving Day 'Galloping Gobbler' award from FOX Sports and once again earning 'FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week.' Completed team-record 20 straight passes, breaking the previous Packers mark of 18 set by both Lynn Dickey and Majkowski. Had his 63rd game with three touchdown passes or more, surpassing Marino's NFL record (62). Following an Aaron Rouse interception at the start of the second quarter, completed an 11-yard touchdown to Jennings. On the next drive, completed passes of 38, 18 and 19 yards, before Grant ended the series with a 5-yard TD run. In the third quarter, hit Jennings for a 4-yard score; later in the quarter, connected with Martin on a 3-yard TD
At Dallas (Nov. 29), was 5-of-14 for 56 yards with two INTs before leaving the game with elbow and shoulder injuries; was hit on a blitz by CB Nate Jones in the second quarter and did not return. Led two scoring drives before leaving the game - one ending with a field goal and the other a 62-yard Grant TD run
Despite the injuries, started his 250th consecutive contest vs. Oakland (Dec. 9). Went 15-of-23 for 266 yards and two touchdowns, for a 115.5 passer rating. On the first drive of the second quarter, converted two third downs with the drive culminating in a Grant 6-yard TD run. In the third quarter, launched a deep pass down the right sideline for Jennings, who outleapt his defender and took it the rest of the way for an 80-yard touchdown. In the fourth, found Lee across the middle, who broke tackles and stiff-armed his way to a 46-yard touchdown, Green Bay's final points of the game
At St. Louis (Dec. 16), completed 19 of 30 passes for 225 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions. In the fourth quarter, found Driver for a 7-yard gain, breaking Marino's career record of 61,361 passing yards. In the second quarter, hit Lee for a 4-yard touchdown. On third-and-10 in the third quarter, found a wide-open Jennings for a 44-yard TD, the Packers' final touchdown of the contest. The touchdown was the quarterback's 59th career touchdown pass of 40 yards-or-more
Vs. Detroit (Dec. 30), played for three drives - all resulting in touchdowns - completing 9 of 11 passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns, for a 143.8 passer rating. In the first quarter, led a 97-yard drive that finished with a 5-yard Koren Robinson TD reception; on the drive, had a season-long 21-yard scramble. Led a six-play, 41-yard drive in his final regular-season action and found Franks for a 4-yard score to begin the second quarter
Postseason Notes & Statistics: Started both playoff contests
Vs. Seattle (Jan. 12), completed 18 of 23 passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns, good for a 137.6 passer rating, a personal playoff best. Became the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for 5,000 career postseason yards when he completed an 11-yard pass to Jennings in the second quarter. In the first quarter, had found Jennings for a 15-yard touchdown, the Packers' first of the game. Found Jennings again in the second quarter, this time a 2-yard score. On a drive later in the second, converted three third downs; on third-and-8 in the red zone, stumbled as he scrambled to his right and still managed to flip an underhanded pass to Lee for an 11-yard gain that led to a 3-yard Grant touchdown run on the next play. In the third quarter, hit Brandon Jackson on a short pass that Jackson took in for a 13-yard score
In the NFC Championship Game vs. the New York Giants (Jan. 20), went 19-of-35 for 236 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions. On the first play of a second-quarter drive, hit Driver for a 90-yard TD, for a 7-6 Packers lead; it was the fourth-longest pass play in a postseason game in NFL history. Also connected with Lee for a third-quarter, 12-yard touchdown. The performance marked his 18th consecutive postseason game with a TD pass, extending his NFL record.
NFL Rankings: Finished fourth in the league in passing yards, completions and completion percentage
Ranked sixth in attempts, and tied for sixth in touchdown passes.
Streaks & Milestones: Has played in 255 straight games (275 including playoffs) and started 253 in a row (273 including playoffs), the NFL's record among quarterbacks and the second-longest recorded streak in NFL history. Only Minnesota's Jim Marshall (270, 1961-79) has been documented to have started more games in consecutive fashion
Surpassed Dan Marino's NFL record of 420 touchdown passes against Minnesota in Week 4. Favre now has 442 career TD passes
Surpassed Marino's NFL record for attempts (8,358) against Minnesota. Favre has 8,758
Also surpassed Marino's record of 61,361 career passing yards. Favre has 61,655 career yards
Threw his 200th TD pass at Lambeau Field in Week 10 to extend the league's single-stadium record. He now has 209
Needs 106 passing yards at Lambeau Field to surpass John Elway (27,889 at Mile High Stadium) for the single-stadium record. Favre has 27,784
Threw for three touchdowns in Week 12, the 63rd game of his career with at least three TD passes, surpassing Marino's (62) NFL record
Established a new team record against Detroit in Week 12 by completing 20 consecutive passes
Has 40 career game-winning comebacks (fourth quarter deficit or tie), including four this season
Has 55 career 300-yard passing games, including seven this season, tying his own record of seven 300-yard passing games in 1995
Extended two of his own NFL records with at least 3,000 passing yards for a 16th consecutive season and 16th overall season
Surpassed the 4,000 yards passing mark for the fifth time in his career.
10-27-2009, 03:58 PM
He WAS a Packer. He IS a Viking.
10-27-2009, 06:43 PM
I like Leroy Butler's response to this question.
Q. What do you think the fan reaction to Brett Favre should be at Lambeau Field this Sunday and what do you think it actually will be?
A. The reaction should be 100% about Aaron Rodgers. When Aaron Rodgers comes out there you should give Aaron Rodgers a standing ovation because he’s our guy for the next 10 years. When Brett comes out you do like any other opposing quarterback, you boo him. If you don’t want to boo him, don’t say anything. But if you’re going to stand up wearing Packer clothing or a Packer uniform and cheer when Brett Favre comes out, you should bring a bag and put it over your head. You don’t cheer for somebody to beat your team, I don’t care who it is. You don’t cheer for another quarterback. If you want to cheer Brett, just bring a bag, put it over your head and you can cheer, and no one will hear you and that’s fine. This is Aaron Rodgers’ show. Don’t let somebody come into your back yard and cheer against you. You don’t cheer for another guy to beat your team. I hope I’m crystal clear with these fans who say they love to see Brett Favre. Well, Brett Favre is gone. It’s Aaron Rodgers’ show. He’s the No. 1-rated quarterback in the NFC, including Brett Favre. I’m happy we’ll be good for the next 10 years. I hope they’ll cheer Aaron and boo Brett. If they don’t want to boo him, that’s their right. But any other quarterback they’d boo, what makes him so special? I mean, wait until he has his number retired, you can cheer him then. You can applaud him all you want. You can’t do that the day of the game, and want your team to win. That’s standing on the fence. You’re either a Packer fan or a Brett fan. If you’re a Brett fan, go buy some purple and wear purple. I have a strong feeling on this, this is my team. I played 12 years for this team. Anybody who comes into that stadium, I want them to lose. If it were me coming back, I wouldn’t expect anyone to cheer for me when I’m going to destroy your team. Of course not.
10-27-2009, 07:06 PM
I am sure that Favre is expecting just about anything and everything when he runs out the VISITOR'S tunnel at Lambeau on Sunday except one thing. If Packer fans really want to rattle his cage they should all stand up the minute he hits the field and go completely silent. This would unnerve anybody. Can you imagine a packed Lambeau stadium dead silent? I know I can't.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -Brett Favre is downplaying any anxiety about returning to Lambeau Field, though he expects to hear both boos and cheers.
Favre insisted Wednesday he hasn't thought much about emotions he might feel when Minnesota travels to Green Bay, except when others bring up the subject. After 16 seasons as a Packers star and icon, Favre will play there for the first time as a visitor. The Vikings can open a commanding lead in the NFC North with a win.
Favre says he doesn't believe <font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font> be as nervous as he was in the hours leading up to Minnesota's first game against Green Bay three weeks ago.
Regarding potential disrespect from betrayed Packers fans, Favre says he recognizes their devotion to the team but expects the "true fans" to maintain their appreciation.
If Leroy Butler, Mark Chmura, Edgar Bennett, or any of the other players from the '96 team could still play, anywhere, don't you think they would be? All of these guys had outlived their usefulness with the Packers, and were out of options, except one...claim the only team they would play for is the Packers. When the tread is off the tire, you replace them. #4 has shown that he has some tread left, when management was forcing him to the recycle pile. Why do you think they wouldn't release him and then structure the terms of the trade to the Jets as severe as they were? Besides, when Chmura quit he had more time to play with the babysitter.
10-28-2009, 10:43 PM
This Steeler fan is hoping as all get out Farve beats his old team the Packers and makes cheese sauce out of them If it wasn't for Bret they would not of had a Super Bowl win latley THIS WEEKEND GO STEELERS AND GO VIKINGS!<font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font> and please some one bury the CLowns from Cleveland <font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font>
11-01-2009, 08:23 PM
I know what you all can do in GB!!!!
Change the name of your field to FARVE FIELD!!!
seems he has more records than anyone!!!
11-01-2009, 08:24 PM
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11-01-2009, 08:33 PM
Hey I could not tell who they were booing for??
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