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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Brett Favre will Play for the Jets. Green Bay Weeps.

It just ain’t right.

The Brett Favre era in Green Bay is now officially over. But Favre’s legendary career is not.

The month-long saga has finally come to an end, with the Packers agreeing to trade their future Hall-of-Fame quarterback to the New York Jets, FOXSports.com has learned.

The exact compensation was not immediately known, but it is believed to be a single draft pick that increases in value depending upon how the Jets perform during the 2008 season.

I understand it all from the Packers point of view. I understand it from Favre’s point of view. I certainly understand it from the Jets’ point of view.

But it still won’t be right seeing Brett Favre playing in another team’s uniform. He has been the face of the Pack for so long now that it’s hard to think of him without them and, for a time at least, impossible to think of him without them.

All I know is that I wouldn’t want to be in either Ted Thompson or Mike McCarthy’s shoes if this season goes pear shaped for the Pack. The fans will be unforgiving if Aaron Rodgers doesn’t turn out to be the kind of player that the GM and head coach believe he can be.

Darling girl said it pretty simply the other day. “I kind of wish he would have stayed retired. Sort of ruined the near-storybook ending, didn’t it?”

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