Please allow me to fantasize. I feel entitled.
On occasion, I am a metaphysical mind. Things happen in life that make the stars seem aligned. Today an event occurred that appeared cosmic in nature. I walked into the condo from a long day of work. Waiting for me was an autographed Brett Favre authentic NFL Football. Yeah, A* is the best wife ever!
As I went for a run, I was having visions of John Lennon & how appropriate his writings were to the current state of my mind with respect to Packer football.
"Imagine" Brett Favre in Purple. Makes me want to puke. Regardless of the price. The Vikings have NEVER won a Super Bowl. And we're going to hand them #4? What's the price to make your arch enemy the NFC favorite? I'm not sure that I can determine a price. Maybe a Ricky Williams or a Herschel Walker trade would make sense for the future of the team, but I don't think I could swallow watching #4 in Purple.
I started dreaming of "Yesterday" when "all my troubles seemed so far away. Now it looks as though they're here to stay." I was yearning to "believe in yesterday." Favre's "shadow is hanging over me. Oh, yesterday came so suddenly." I wish for a return to "Yesterday. Love was such an easy game to play. Now, I need a place to hide away. Oh, I believe in yesterday."
Favre in Green Bay. Like "Yesterday." A grand finale. Thompson & McCarthy agreeing that their responsibility is to put the best Packers team on the field for the '08 season. Both agree that the Legend gives them the best chance to win. We put the nonsense behind us. We agree that Brett was a jerk. Brett apologizes for the horrid public relations spot that he put the team in. We're one big happy family again. "Oh, I believe in yesterday."
So, I wish for one more opportunity to say "Give Peace A Chance!" Welcome, Brett. With open arms, we allow him to enter training camp. He's a hit at Family Night. In the pre-season opener, it's Brett to Driver like the good ol' days. Favre's in rhythm. He earns his spot as the starter.
That is what I "Imagine." Instead the Packers have taken a Guns N' Roses approach to "Yesterdays" and are feeling as though "yesterday's got nothing for me. Old pictures that I'll always see. Some things could be better if we'd all just let them be."
Under the Guns N' Roses approach, the Jets are an ideal trade partner. It's noteworthy that Ted Thompson and Mike Tannenbaum have had success as trading partners. They've traded three times in the last two drafts. Additionally, there are the logical reasons such as the Jets are not only in the AFC but they are not on the Packers schedule. Plus, the Jets were big spenders in the off-season and still lack a QB.
If I were to trade Favre, which is still hard for me to comprehend, I would make sure that I put a condition that he could not be traded to an NFC North team and if he was traded again, I would receive additional compensation. While I doubt this is legal, I'd find a way to make it a "gentleman's agreement."
The reality is that I would guess the Packers have until next Tuesday to deal Favre or else he will be in camp. Roger Goodell will probably wait until after Family Night to reinstate Favre. After all, Goodell is a politically correct guy. And if the Packers cannot strike a trade, can we "Give Peace A Chance?"
Aaron Rodgers will have my full support if & when Brett Favre is traded, but until then, I "believe in Yesterday."