Sunday, August 03, 2008


I've been on vacation for the past 8 days and I'm a little out of it. Anything happen while I was loading up the MF family truckster for some roadtripping hijinks? I know Ryan Grant got signed, I know Javon Walker is all confused about pretty much everything in his life since he wore the green and gold. I know my dog smells kind of weird since I got him back from the puppysitter. And finally, frustratingly, I know my house has acquired some new tenants while I was gone.

As far as unwanted inhabitants go you can't really beat ants. They make no noise. If left to their devices they'll clean up that leftover chip and spot of wine on the counter. But damn they're annoying. I've deployed the ol' hotel o' deaths around the hotspots in an effort to um... sweet jesus... my tiny little dog just dropped a bomb on me and the wife. Let me know when you're gonna fumigate bud, wow. Seriously wow. The dog is all of 12 pounds and I'm typing through tears right now.
Where the hell was I? Oh yes, the annoying ant story. Anything else annoying to you good folks out there at the moment? Anything at all? Oh right, the whole "Favre is back and now the team will go back on their earlier comments and hold an open competition blah blah blah" thing is really picking up steam. That should be fun. I kinda hope Brohm plays lights out just to make it interesting for the national media.

Wendi Nix, who is almost hot enough to work at Fox News, broke the story that A) the Packers will hold an open competition for the starting QB spot and B) she has spent 8 days in Green Bay and hasn't gained a pound. Dammit Wendi, it's un-American to spend that much time in Titletown and not pound down curds and Leinie's. It's almost rude. At least knock down a Point or two.
Like most of you I've spent the last week or so trying to avoid the Favre melodrama while also reading half the stories about the ordeal. My blackberry battery was killed during a vicious "auto-refresh" cycle late last week. Private services will be held on Monday. I'll try to resist leering at an iphone until Tuesday out of respect for the dead.

I've gone back and forth on the thing. I've wanted Favre back because he gives the team the best chance to win. Heck, if it was 10 degrees during the NFC Championship game I think we win that pig. But like most people I'm tired of the non-football Favre stuff. Reeeeaaally fucking tired. So I timed my vacation well.

In between sessions of Rock Band with my 9 year old nephew and 7 year old niece I checked out the interwebs for updates on the situation. I don't know if my being distracted hurt the band or not, I mean, I was playing bass so the kids could thrash out on the guitar solos and drum fills, but if this whole website thing doesn't work out please keep your eye out for the hip new band Johnny Rocker and the Penguins on tour in your town! Or was it Johnny Penguin and the Rockers? Dammit.

So I'm guessing most of you, even if you're happy with Favre back in Green Bay, are tired of all the focus on him and all the other nonsense. There are benefits to this ridiculousness though. I mean, look at what it does to people! I love the work that is done on Packernet but...well, c'mon! That post is hilarious. Sorry to pick on you guys but seriously, sack the hell up.
All right this post is taking too long and not making much sense. I know I've gone too long when the wife is threatening to make me watch Project Runway, the dog is yammering on like a schoolgirl and well, I need another beer and neither the wife or dog are trained for that sort of intricate retrieval. More tomorrow!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comment. Glad to see you guys back up and running.

Anonymous said...

You know--I'm a big Brett supporter, but I'm growing weary as well.
As it seems to me, when you condense this whole freaking mess, it comes down to this..
!) Brett retires
2)Brett has second thoughts
3)Brett wants to play in Green Bay
4) If he can't,and can't even have a chance to win the job, he wants a release
5)Green Bay "welcomes" him back, while actively pursuing a trade....

--Now I'm sure that there are some who will have differing views on all of this, but those facts seem fairly straightforward and unchanging-and really--don't seem all that unreasonable.
The andminsitration however has embarked on a campaign of deceit, misdirection, misinformation, outright lies and discreditation in the meantime. In fact their story changes almost daily. They have gone so far to hire Ari Fleischer for ONE MONTH-(he's the guy who tried to convince us that George W was really a President and not a bumpkin--and we see how well that worked)..

I guess my point would be that no matter how this Favre shitstorm winds up-the franchise will come out looking bad, mostly becasue of the fumbling, clumsy attempts to lie their way out of a tough situation.

That is what really bothers me--and is yet another reason to call the Packers at the team phone numbers:

(800) 922-5717, and

(920) 569-7500.

and tell them that you are embarrassed by the lies coming from 1265--the lies from tt, Mark Murphy and yes, even Mike McCarthy.
I don't know if it will make a difference-but it's a chance to stand up for the integrity of a franchise that has historicaly stood for fairness and a different more friendly was of doing things-and one that doesn't need the bumbling, ignorant and dishonest teddy thompson using up it's office space.