I hate Bret Favre sort of like I hate most of the Red Wings. I hated seeing him burn the Bears over and over. He was the kind of guy who would be virtually sacked and end up throwing a TD pass at the last second.
It would have been awesome if he would have ended up with the Bears. But for pretty obvious reasons that is something the Packers just could not allow. And I certainly prefer he not go to the Vikings.
The whole situation with Favre and the Pack just seems completely bizarre. Neither party came across as handling themselves particularly well.
On one hand it seems crazy not to want a three time MVP with all those records, especially someone like Favre who has been the face of the franchise. And the guy is still (or was last year) one of the best QBs in the league. On the other hand, why retire and come back in the next couple of months? And then pretty much force the team that has been so good to you over the years into such a bad PR situation.
It just seems that reasonable people would have been able to get together behind closed doors without making the whole thing such a media circus.
The Jets got Favre for a 4th round draft pick in 2009. Seems low for a proven superstar.
It seems odd for a certain hall of famer to come out of retirement to play for a 4 and 12 team. It probably was not his first choice, but if he does stick through it, it does support his claim that "I just want to play football."
And of course now that Bret is not a Packer, I do not have to hate his (as much).