Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 11/20/14

GREEN BAY, WI - JULY 28: General Manager Ted Thompson of the Green Bay Packers watches as his team works out during summer training camp on July 28, 2008 at the Hutson Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Any discussion about Packers general manager Ted Thompson used to be a hotly contested debate. Many fans were upset Thompson had the audacity to oust Brett Favre from the job he held with great success for 16 years. Others had become fed up with Favre's will-he-or-won't-he retirement act every summer and applauded Thompson's courage to move in a new direction.But that was so 2008.Four years later, Thompson appears to be universally approved of by Packers fans. During the team's annual shareholders meeting Tuesday morning, the GM was given a standing ovation by 12,500 fans wearing green and gold inside Lambeau Field. There were organized shouts of "We love Ted!" and "Ted for President!," and throngs of fans clamoring for his autograph afterward.Given Thompson's recent track record of success, it's easy to see why he is so embraced by the franchise's die-hard fans, all of whom in attendance had purchased at least one share of "stock" in the team at 250 each. That mo...
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