Brett Favre’s departure from Green Bay wasn’t pretty. The constant flip flopping between retirement and non-retirement became aggravating in a matter of hours. As Wisconsinites hucked their cheeses and draft beer at the Mississippi native on his way out of town it was hard to imagine a day when he would be welcomed back and honored for his exploits in Green Bay.

The fact that he went chose to play for the hated Vikings made a bad situation even worse:

Well -cliche alert- time heals all wounds.Yesterday Packers President Mark Murphy indicated the team plans to retire Favre’s number “in a year or two, when it is meaningful to Favre.” I believe that’s code for: when we for sure know that dude isn’t going to play again.

It’s a classy move from an organization that usually gets it right. Favre was basically pushed out the door when it was clear Aaron Rodgers was ready to take over. Many of us have been in that situation – whether at work or in relationships (what is this salty discharge coming from my eyes..).

The Packer faithful loved him when he was their three time MVP and Super Bowl champion. They’ll love him again soon enough.

And now you want to know the rest of the story…

  • It seems Ed Reed was trolling us yesterday. After declaring he wasn’t 100% committed to playing next year he later told the Carroll County Times he plans to play for years. [Carroll County Times]
  • Mike Florio believes Roger Goodell will try to get Jon Vilma’s defamtion suit dismissed by citing clauses in the CBA. [PFT]
  • The Eagles locked up LeSean McCoy through 2017 with a five year contract extension worth a maximum of $45 million and $20.765 million guaranteed. []
  • Nate Washington believes new Offensive Coordinator Chris Palmer will install an explosive offense in Tennesee. I advise Washington to avoid all Cleveland Browns game tape during Palmer’s tenure as Head Coach. [The Tennessean]
  • Raiders LB Rolando McClain gets 180 days in jail for being an idiot amongst other things. [ESPN]
  • Adam Scehfter reports NYC police will not bring charges against Bears WR Brandon Marshall for his role in a brawl at a club in March. [Twitter]
  • Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt says Kevin Kolb and John Skelton will both get an even shot at winning the starting Quarterback job. Somewhere Larry Fitzgerald shudders. [PFT]
  • Antonio Gates is back to his pre-injury form according to Chargers coach Norv Turner. This means someone will once again draft Gates 20 spots too high in your fantasy draft. [Union-Tribune]
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer issues a ‘breakout alert’ for WR Jeremy Maclin. We have a new contender for most meaningless use of the word ‘alert’. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
  • The Patriots are mad at Wes Welker for taking to the airwaves to voice his concerns over contract negotiations. Sell your house Wes. Do it now. [Boston Globe]