Analysis of Favre's Re-Retirement: Jay Sorgi - Part 2
By By Jay Sorgi
Brett Favre did give Green Bay 16 spectacular years and did turn into one of the five greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.
He did earn a Super Bowl championship for a Packers franchise that had gone through a 29-year Lombardi trophy drought.
He did make me want to be Brett Favre in so many playground games back in high school and college, as young adults turned into little kids idolizing the guy.
And more so, I'm not so sure that he isn't like nearly every other human being on the planet and won't learn to forgive, to warm up to his green and gold heritage.
Does time heal wounds? Sure.
The guy was one of the most mediocre coaches in Packers, or perhaps, NFL history.
He proved it by never getting the Packers above 8-7-1 in any non-strike shortened season during his nine-year tenure.
But Bart is one of the most outstanding, most genuine, most faith-filled, most compassionate hearted sportsmen you'll ever meet.
That, on top of the fact that he delivered five NFL championships to Green Bay.
For a while, he was persona non grata in Green Bay.
That changed in plenty of time, and he's - now again, after the Favre saga - the most beloved of Packers players past.
In time, given forgiveness which tends to happen later than sooner, that will happen again.
The question is when.
Does it occur this year? If so, we know he's finally done.
Does it occur in 2012, after his one year with the Vikings when he gets slammed to the ground too many times by bloodthirsty guys wearing green and gold jerseys?
I have no idea. He doesn't either.
I just hope for that day to come. Then all will be well in Green Bay again, and we finally close this most insane chapter of Packers history.