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The Cold Filtered Ramblings of Gene Mueller

A Knowledgeable Take On Wisconsin's Most Famous Split

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     I wasn't around for the Civil War, although there are days I feel like it.

     I've talked politics with fervent Republicans and Democrats.   

     I heard stories about the hard feelings that ensue when families go into business together and then end up never speaking again because, well, folks don't always agree on how things should be run.

     Nothing splits folks up, though, than a rehash of Brett Favre's departure from Green Bay.

     Some still hate Ted Thompson for chasing their hero from Titletown, thinking T-squared never showed Brett the love, honor and respect he deserved.    Others see Favre as an indecisive traitor who sullied his Green Bay image.

      Then there are those who have an inside take, like former Packers VP Andrew Brandt, the master of the salary cap and a guy with a front row seat to what went on off the field in Green Bay.

      Brandt was the guy who wrote last week about the Pack's attempts to sign Randy Moss (at Favre's behest).    Turns out the team tried not once but twice, failing only because they wouldn't give the receiver a one-year deal (Green Bay wanted a two-year pact).

      He's back this week with his take on Favre's first retirement, Aaron Rodgers, and the chances that any of us will be around when the legendary QB sees his number retired at Lambeau.     If you're a football fan, Brandt is a must-read.    If you're a Packers fan and don't already have his site bookmarked, I ask: you call yourself a what?

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