Editors Note: Editor's Note: Favre's ...

Editors Note: Editor's Note: Favre's critics remove kid gloves

There are 11 comments on the The Capital Times story from Jan 1, 2009, titled Editors Note: Editor's Note: Favre's critics remove kid gloves. In it, The Capital Times reports that:

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Twin Lakes, WI

#1 Jan 1, 2009
so we finally learn about the true brett favre, how come some of this was never reported while he was in gb, I bet mm and tt are smiling at all this, no wonder they wanted to get rid of him. Great player, but sounds like it finally went to his head. Dressing separately? that's ridiculous, that's not being a team player, glad he's the jets problem now. Brett come back, be a packer for a day, apologize, and retirement and stay retired gracefully. Then we'll still love you.

Marshfield, WI

#2 Jan 1, 2009
brett favre would eat a homeless man if you dared him to.
Greg J from Ardmore

Ardmore, OK

#3 Jan 1, 2009
Mr. Mertz thinks it is amusing that a Hall of Fame QB gets called out by a running back who is not worthy to be mentioned in the same breath. Happy New Year to you sir. It is disheartening and sickening that Mr. Mertz, some Packer Fans, and current teammates of Brett revel in these unprofessional and childish comments. Jones owes much to Favre and his reputation allowing Jones as defenses could no longer stack the line defensing the run. Anyone watching the Jets-Dolphins game would have seen that Jones should have been benched for Leon Washington.

Favre does not get paid to be a "buddy" to his teammates. He is paid to help win games.

The Packers' GM and Coach should have let Favre play one more year. It is not like Favre had an awful year. Getting 9 wins (after 4 last year) including impressive road wins against NE and Tennessee are significant.

I salute Aaron Rodgers for an excellent statistical year in his first year of starting. He appears to have a great future. Time will tell. The tale has been told on Brett. One losing season in 17 played.

2 rookie QBs in Baltimore and Atlanta got their teams to the playoffs. The question is whether Brett gave the Packers a better chance this year. While Rodgers had a great year, 17 years of experience simply cannot be taught.

Blaming Favre for the 4th and 26 game is ridiculous. It should have never gone to OT. Last year's NFC championship game also had many factors other than just Brett Favre for the loss.

There was a 30 year span between Super Bowl victories from Bart to Brett. I pray that another 30 year drought has not started.

Let us all salute Brett and what he did and brought to the franchise. What he did for the Packers, Green Bay and Wisconsin is inestimable. Respect the man.

United States

#4 Jan 1, 2009
The sour grapes that Mertz gleefully spews forth might be shared by some but there is no way a majority of Packers fans feel that way about Favre. Green Bay will be proud and happy when he gets into the Hall of Fame and Packer fans realize that he is one of the best players ever to play the game! Don't try for the cheap shot! It is demeaning to you and to the Packer fans all over the country!


#5 Jan 1, 2009
After the outpouring of support from Favre' new teammates, i don't believe Brett will be coming back to play football, again.

United States

#6 Jan 1, 2009
poor brett favre, u put us all through a heck of alot of bad emotions and now it has come back to bite you in the u know what

Sun Prairie, WI

#7 Jan 1, 2009
Agreed. Brett's reaping what he's sewn. He acted like a spoiled child last year and nothing's really changed. Now he's in New York where he's not the god he was in GB and people are surprised that he's treated like everybody else? The Packers were partly responsible for his antics because they let him get away with it for years. Everyone answers to somebody and nobody in GB ever held him to the fire. Nobody's above the team, not even Brett. I love the Packers with Favre, I love them without him. I hope that the move was good for him and his family and I wish him no ill will but the day he became a Jet was the day I began to root against him. And all of you people that jumped on the Jets bandwagon, did you forget that the jersey reads "New York"? That's just wrong.

Nice work, NY. All Brett got you was some more airtime in the Midwest.

Middleton, WI

#8 Jan 2, 2009
Why is it that whenever a fan or sportswriter points out actual statisitcs or facts to show Favre's shortcomings it's considered a cheap shot? Why was it ok to bash Barry Bonds for his boorish behavior (separate changing area and having a special chair in the locker room) but Favre is supposed to be above that? He had a great run in Green Bay and I'm glad he played for Wisconsin fans. The man however, did not walk on water and he did not master ten comebacks every season. For all the great wins, there were games that he failed to lead a comeback and games where his poor performance lead to a loss. The same can be said for all the great quarterbacks. These are statistics that can somehow be interpreted to support different view's of Favre.
Bart Starr

Madison, WI

#9 Jan 2, 2009
Quite a twisted bit of fiction you've put together, Mr Mertz, but why should I bother putting it straight? Enjoy the hatred that you've cooked up. Next year, ask Santa for a punching bag and spare us from the sports, er, gossip column.

Janesville, WI

#10 Jan 2, 2009
The Jets missed the playoffs and now it's sour grapes. No big deal.

Madison, WI

#11 Jan 5, 2009
I don't think a single person involve in the entire saga can defend his actions, though I'm fairly sure Mike McCarthy would try. Favre should have been allowed back, plain and simple. Both teams end up with winning records, that is if Pennington is really allthat the New York fans are now cracking him up to be.

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