Saturday, February 14, 2009

Ego Maniac Lays Blame

As I have written before, I hate Brett Favre. He tried to stick one to the Packers by retiring and un-retiring. The Packers had put up with his poor play, and his playoff chokes for years, because he was a fan favorite. The media still talked about him like he was the best quarterback in the game. He played off this love as best he could. The Packers made a tough and applaudable decision to cut the ropes last summer and trade him to the Jets. Apparently, Favre thinks he's a pawn, who had been duped. (story)

Brett Favre said today he felt "hoodwinked" when the Packers traded him to the Jets, but that his experience in New York was "wonderful."


Favre guided the Jets to an 8-3 start but the team finished 9-7 and failed to make the playoffs, one year after Favre led the Packers to a 13-3 regular-season record and an overtime loss to the Giants in the NFC Championship.

"I hoped to accomplish more than I did the previous year," Favre said. "13-3 was pretty good, one play away from the Super Bowl is really good, but not good enough.

That "one play away" was a gimme pick to the Giants in overtime for the NFC Championship. Once again, as for the entire decade of Packer playoff appearances, he single handedly blew it for the team.

He wasn't hoodwinked by the Jets. They were hoodwinked into thinking he was a good quarterback. They paid him $12 million last year and he led the league with 22 interceptions.

I wish somebody would hoodwink me for $12 mill.

A bit of schadenfreude on my part that he was a bust.

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