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Grow up Packer fans!

As many of you know, I'm a Chicago Bears fan.  So you may not take my opinion on the re-retiring of Brett Favre too seriously.  However, there are a few points I want to make. I keep hearing people say they feel betrayed by Brett because he played for another team last season.  Kitty compares it to a lover or husband leaving and going with someone else.  I don't really like that analogy.  I like this one better.  Imagine a chef comes to a restaurant that is not doing well.  He comes in and revives the restaurant to top notch status.  He puts in long hours for 16 years!  He starts to get tired and is not sure if he still has it in his heart to keep cooking.    Keep in mind, when he decides to retire he'll never be able to cook again...ever. Should the restaurant let him wavier?  I say yes.  Should they let him wavier to the point that it might effect the restaurant?  I still say yes.  Remember where the restaurant was before he showed up.  Keep in mind, either way he won't be around that much longer anyway. Still with me?  Well, Ted Thompson and the Packers were annoyed waiting and pushed him out the door.  Do I think Brett was probably annoying?  Yes.  Do I think he probably acted like a diva?  Yes.  However, I think he gets to because of all his years of service.  Again, it will all be over in a year or two anyway. If I was a Packer fan would I be a bit annoyed with Brett?  Probably, but after 16 years of service he's earned the right to be a little annoying.  Finally, keep in mind the difficulty of this decision.  I think people forget how tough this is for Brett.  Imagine doing something for years and years and then having to stop FOREVER.  That's what happens to atheletes and remember they have to stop at a young age.  Quitting the thing you love at age 40 is pretty tricky. Anyway, Packer fans give Brett a break.

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