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    Believe it or not, Favre isn't loved by all

    I do not fall into the category of any of the 5, but I thought the overall jist of the editorial might be enjoyed by those in purple.

    Call it an early Christmas present.


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    Baggot: Believe it or not, Favre isn't loved by all

    By ANDY BAGGOT
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    There's no gentle way to break this news to you, so I'll get right to it: Not everyone likes Brett Favre.

    In the interest of having your undivided attention, I'll stop here for a bit so you can get the clucking, stomping and cursing out of your system.

    Are you done?

    Feel better?

    All right then.

    As hard as it might be for Packers fans to believe — especially now when Favre's national popularity index is higher than ever — there are those who are not at all enamored with the future Hall of Fame quarterback and current Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.

    I'm not talking about Bears apologists, Vikings masochists or Lions sufferers, either. Their contempt for Favre is understandable since he's generally made their NFC North Division lives miserable over the years.

    I'm talking about Wisconsinites who, for whatever reason, have issues with Favre.

    Granted, it's been a while since I've heard from any of them. Not only is their favorite whipping boy having his best season since coming to Green Bay in 1992, the Packers have clinched the division title and are tied with the best record in the NFC (12-2).

    Based on periodic e-mail messages and the odd anonymous phone calls prior to this season, the Favre dissenters fell into five categories:

    • There are those who believe Favre, who turned 38 in September, was washed up and should retire so the Packers could move on.

    This group had some pretty compelling ammo during the 2005 and '06 seasons when Favre threw more interceptions (47) than touchdown passes (38) and had two of the lowest quarterback ratings of his career. Most notably, Green Bay was 12-20 during that stretch.

    • There are those who believe Favre was/is selfish and egomaniacal in his advancing years.

    These folks didn't like the fact Favre called out former teammate Javon Walker for being selfish in contract matters, then turned around and demanded a trade when Green Bay failed to sign Randy Moss.

    • There are those who believe Favre was/is overrated among the best quarterbacks in NFL history.

    Yes, he holds every major career passing record, but one of those is for interceptions and his postseason record (10-10) is unspectacular.

    Favre has a Super Bowl ring, but if you're talking championships, he's not even the best QB in franchise history because Bart Starr has five.

    • There are those who never got beyond Favre's off-the-field conduct earlier in his career.

    Stories of his womanizing and drinking, not to mention his addiction to painkillers and his recent acknowledgement that he did all sorts of drugs, have been polarizing.

    • There are those who compare Favre to Barry Bonds.

    Just as Bonds set the all-time home run record seemingly juiced up on steroids, they believe Favre fashioned his streak of 252 consecutive starts in large part because he once gobbled a lot of Vicodin.

    It should be noted these people are undeterred by the reality that Favre was taking a legal drug and steroids are illegal.

    It's perfectly OK to embrace Brett Favre because there is a lot to love.

    But not everyone does.

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    Re: Believe it or not, Favre isn't loved by all

    You or the author forgot one my friend........ ;D

    • There are those who hate him just because he is the QB of the Packers.

    I fall into that catagory.
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    Re: Believe it or not, Favre isn't loved by all

    Nice post 93z.
    Fortunately, for Favre, he has John Madden giving him enough love to overcome the non-believers.

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    Re: Believe it or not, Favre isn't loved by all

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    You or the author forgot one my friend........ ;D

    • There are those who hate him just because he is the QB of the Packers.

    I fall into that catagory.
    LOL.. I don't fit that one either.. must be the writer... I wonder how many Xmas cards he is going to get this season?
    ;D

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    Re: Believe it or not, Favre isn't loved by all

    "vikingivan" wrote:
    Nice post 93z.
    Fortunately, for Favre, he has John Madden giving him enough love to overcome the non-believers.
    Honest truth... when Madden is going a Packer game.. I listen to the radio call. No lie.

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    Re: Believe it or not, Favre isn't loved by all

    "pack93z" wrote:
    "vikingivan" wrote:
    Nice post 93z.
    Fortunately, for Favre, he has John Madden giving him enough love to overcome the non-believers.
    Honest truth... when Madden is going a Packer game.. I listen to the radio call. No lie.
    I can understand why.

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    Re: Believe it or not, Favre isn't loved by all

    Last time I checked, abusing Vicodin is not legal, unless a doctor is prescribing it.
    And if a doctor was supporting an addiction on painkillers he should have his license suspended.


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    Re: Believe it or not, Favre isn't loved by all

    "ItalianStallion" wrote:
    Last time I checked, abusing Vicodin is not legal, unless a doctor is prescribing it.
    And if a doctor was supporting an addiction on painkillers he should have his license suspended.
    Now, where exactly would I find this doctor's phone number?
    Disclaimer: I'm an idiot.

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    Re: Believe it or not, Favre isn't loved by all

    Vikings masochists? Not sure I understand this. Was it not the Packers who put a hit out on Farve? I would bet that only a rare few would like to see Farve get hurt. I for one as a Viking fan do not get gratification in the infliction of pain or suffering upon or by another person.

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    Re: Believe it or not, Favre isn't loved by all

    "marstc09" wrote:
    Vikings masochists? Not sure I understand this. Was it not the Packers who put a hit out on Farve? I would bet that only a rare few would like to see Farve get hurt. I for one as a Viking fan do not get gratification in the infliction of pain or suffering upon or by another person.
    I wouldn't wish a sustaining injury on Favre...but I would get immense gratification watching him wriggle around on the ground in pain...I would like the Packer fans to feel like I did after watching Harris bust into ADs knee, watching AD lay on the cold lamblow turf in agony.


    Not exactly sure why, but probably because of the emotional pain he's caused me over the last decade +.
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