Originally written on Packer Update  |  Last updated 11/19/14

New documentary will reopen old wounds for Packers fans

It’s hard to believe over four years have passed since Brett Favre announced his “retirement” from the Packers. It seems like only yesterday, but in reality, so much has happened since then.

Favre trashed the organization that rescued him from Atlanta and paid him over $100 million. General manager Ted Thompson traded him to the Jets. Aaron Rodgers threw for 28 touchdowns and 4,038 yards in his first season as a starter. Favre “retired” again after failing to lead the Jets to the playoffs. Favre unretired again and signed with the Vikings. Rodgers and Favre both made the Pro Bowl. The Packers were knocked out of the playoffs by the Cardinals after Rodgers fumbled in overtime. The Vikings lost the NFC Championship game to the Saints after Favre threw a terrible interception. Favre was humiliated after being accused of sexting a former Jets employee. Favre finally retired for good after a miserable 20th season. The Packers won Super Bowl XLV and Rodgers was named MVP. Rodgers led the Packers to a 15-1 record and was named the league’s Most Valuable Player.

The Summer of Favre is a period of time I’d personally like to forget. Not only did it make me lose all respect for a player I had been a big fan of for years, but for the first time in my life, it made me ashamed to be a Packers fan. And I lived through the 1980s! Losing 61-7 to the Bears was nothing compared to watching grown men and women stand outside Ray Nitschke Field and heckle Thompson and Rodgers. All because the former had the audacity to try to do what was best for the franchise and the latter had the gall to take the place of a player who had voluntarily retired.

So why am I rehashing this now? Because a movie about the Summer of Favre is scheduled to premier later this month. According to the Wisconsin Film Festival, “A documentary that will be of great interest to football fans in general and Packer fans in particular, Last Day at Lambeau chronicles the adoration and contempt that millions of sports fans feel toward pro football star Brett Favre. The film depicts the divorce of Favre and the Green Bay Packers in 2008 and concludes with Favre’s last game at Lambeau Field on October 24, 2010.” Here’s a five-minute clip:

Personally, I’m not sure if I’m interested in watching it. As someone who read and wrote about the story on a daily basis, there wasn’t much in that clip I hadn’t already seen or heard. And I could sure as heck do without having to see those misinformed imbiciles who started BringBackBrettFavre.com and SaveBrett.net again. Their 15 minutes of fame was less deserved than the 15 minutes afforded to William Hung and Sanjaya Malakar from American Idol. Speaking of people undeserving of publicity, I wonder if the dope who started FireTedThompson.com also makes an appearance.

So what do you think? Are you looking forward to watching Last Day at Lambeau or would you prefer to wait a few more years before rehashing that story? For what it’s worth, the reviews posted at lastdayatlambeau.com are excellent (imagine that). Colleen, aka Violent Femme, Jayme Joers, John Rehor and Richard Chang all gave the film a big thumbs up. I’m not sure who these people are, but I’m assuming they’re Packers fans. I just wish FOX News’ Greta Van Susteren, ESPN’s Gene Wojciechowski and Jon Gruden and Sports Illustrated’s Peter King were also quoted on the site. If those four Favre sycophants also enjoyed the film, then you’d know for sure it was a winner.


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