Brett Favre: Have Packers Fans Been Fueling 'Favre Drama' All Along?

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IAugust 3, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  A fan in the stands holds up a Green Bay Packers #4 jersey as Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings walks off the field after the Vikings lost to the New Orleans Saints 31-28 in overtime during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Enough is enough. Isn't it?

Wisconsin fans had always dreamed of the day when they could ignore the "Favre Drama" and live their lives not having to worry whether one man would play, or wouldn't. When Favre left the Packers to play for the NY Jets, Wisconsin finally got their chance. 

It was one of the most debated decisions in Packers franchise history: Let Favre go, or make Rodgers wait. Fortunately, Packers GM Ted Thompson made the decision a quick and easy one for Packer fans. Favre and the Packers were to go their separate ways, Favre could continue to play, and the Packers could continue on without having to speculate each offseason.

Yet the talk and speculation never went away. 

Brett Favre may not be a Green Bay Packer anymore, but listening to Wisconsin fans and local media you wouldn't know it. Fans continue Favre to take part in the same "Favre Drama" that had them up in arms seasons ago. Whether it be "Favre the Jet," or "Favre the Viking," Packer fans would continue to jump into the discussion as if it were "Favre the Packer."

Yes, Favre had a lot of history with the Packers and was a big part of Wisconsin sports for many years, but isn't this something we were looking forward to not dealing with? So why when we don't have to deal with it, or worry about it, do we continue to jump in and take part in the "Favre Drama?"

The worst part of it is, the more we get involved, and the deeper we get into discussion about Favre in Wisconsin, the more vengeful and spiteful the talk becomes. It has gotten to the point where today Wisconsin sports fans were bashing Brett Favre on the radio, saying he was never that great of a quarterback. Fans are convinced now that he isn't as great as he was believed to be, and that if he was really a legend, "he would've won three or four titles instead of just one."

Are you kidding?

Brett Favre will go down as arguably the greatest quarterback in Green Bay Packers history, and one of the greatest in the history of the National Football League.

We all need to do ourselves a favor in Wisconsin and steer clear of the Favre talk for a while. We got sick of having to wait on Favre's decision each offseason, yet now we seem to devour every breaking news story.

If in fact Favre is done, and the "Favre Drama" can officially die in Wisconsin, no need to worry Packer fans. It's only a matter of time till we can begin to debate on retiring Favre's number as a Green Bay Packer.