Posted by Jayme Joers on March 2, 2011 Jump To Comments
I found this video this morning during my daily search for new Packers videos. I had a very interesting reaction to the video, so I thought it appropriate to share.
First off, I really like this song and LOVED it when it was used in a very awesome YouTube video about the Lombardi Trophy coming home. Therefore, any other use of the song is going to pale in comparison.
Second, now that we’ve (the Packers) won, I have found my anger toward Brent waning. So as opposed to last year, or even earlier this season, when I now watch clips of the younger, less douchey Favre, I am nostalgic. Not that I want him to be my quarterback or that I ever want to see him on the sideline of a Packers game. But the gut rot that I used to experience whenever I saw a play from the Favre era is definitely lessening.
And so, I started playing the what if game. What if Favre had never un-retired? What if those tears in his press conference really were the last we heard of him, and then it was all Rodgers? I know that I flocked to being a Rodgers fan, not just because he was my quarterback (said like T.O.) but also because I wanted him to prove Mr. TurboDouche wrong. What if Favre wasn’t playing for the Jets that first year? Would I, would you, have stuck it out with Rodgers? I wonder how that different pressure would have affected Rodgers and the team. Would there have been a game this year, last year, next year in which Favre’s number is retired? Would he come to Packers games? All these questions and different scenarios float in my head.
But he didn’t stay retired. He didn’t stick with the Packers. And he didn’t stick with us. But what does that do for those memories? At first I couldn’t watch anything Favre related, even that pose from Super Bowl XXXI, without the hatred rising within me. But now that this all seems to be in the past, now that the Packers have clearly moved on, and are clearly better for having done so. And now that Favre’s body seems to have finally caught up with him, what’s the appropriate way to watch videos like this? Is it wrong to smile at those memories? Or should we still play the “it didn’t happen, Rodgers is the greatest” game for a little while longer? Should there be more of these videos out there, planning out the eventual reconciliation between sexter and the Packers?
I know most of my post lately have been dealing with this “issue” and I’m sure there’s people out there who just don’t care about Favre and his relationship to the Packers. But from a practical side, I can’t imagine that there won’t be a time when this will eventually will all be resolved and better. And from an emotional side, I can’t pretend I don’t have reactions to this situation and videos like this one. And seeing how we’re two days away from the NFL basically not existing, the past might actually be all we have for a little while.
Should Brent Favre come home? You can email Jayme at Jayme@brentfavre.com or find her on twitter @jaymelee1. Also make sure to listen to her rant on CheeseheadRadio on Thursday nights and at the Packers Lounge.