From: The Frozen Tundra
[quote="Lynn Garthwaite"]I see Brett Favre is still trying to keep himself relevant. He gave the media more fodder to bash him if they have the cajones to do it. I just heard on Around the Horn that Favre chimed in on Kitna going back into the game after being held out for a concussion. According to Favre, it was irresponsible to let him back in, or for Kitna to want to go back in, until he's had 24 hours to be evaluated (paraphrasing here because I didn't hear the exact quote). Hypocrisy thy name is Brett Favre. This from a guy who has admitted to playing with injuries that he says he shouldn't have. A guy who came into a game two seasons ago after a concussion, ran past Mike Sherman and called a play in the huddle - admitting later that he didn't even know what down it was! Several years ago, the divine Favre went back into a game after throwing up blood on the sidelines. Many Packer fans on the board I used to visit pointed to that moment with immense pride, saying that it showed what a tough guy he was. I countered by saying it showed what a lousy training staff they had. And why is he chiming in on another team's business? He's done it before, of course. He went public with criticism of the Titans and how they went about the contract with Steve McNair, but when McNabb opined that Favre was wrong to publicly berate Javon Walker about threatening a hold-out - Favre's response was that McNabb shouldn't be talking about another team's business. Why does Favre always consider himself an exception to rules? He's becoming such an old curmudgeon.[/quote] OK Lynn, easy on the Favre hatred until you get all the facts. In his Wednesday press conference he was asked (Per Packers.com) Q. You talked about competition and competing quite a bit today. Is there a point in time when the competitive will gets into the way of safety and well-being of a player? In the Jon Kitna situation last week, he was diagnosed with a concussion, yet he came back into the game. BRETT FAVRE: I'm sure that does happen. I'm no doctor. I was not there. I'm aware of what happened in Detroit last week. I mean, I heard about it. Didn't see it. I have to admit I'm a little bit surprised in today's game, with the huge emphasis on concussions, that he was allowed to go back into the game. Now, maybe later on in the game they maybe determined it wasn't a concussion. I don't know. I'm not going to speculate. I'm sure you're aware of Commissioner Goodell's big push. I think there was something even on HBO about that. Even if the player wanted to go back in -- I'm a perfect example. Several years ago we played the Giants here, I received a concussion I think in the second quarter. When the cobwebs started going away a little bit, I was on the sidelines and the offense was on the field. Two plays later, I ran on the field. It was fourth down, which I didn't know. Threw a pass, threw a touchdown. Never played the rest of the game. I wanted to. Felt like I could have played. It started coming back to me. But our doctors refused to let me. They really had no choice. When I ran on the field, it was too late. After that, I couldn't play. I was mad at them. Wanted to play. Felt like I could have. The next day I argued with them, said, "You made a mistake, I should have played." But I understand where they're coming from. In today's game, unlike maybe in years past, there's more of an emphasis on that. That surprised me a little bit. But I think at times it can and probably does interfere. But it really comes down to no one knows your body like you. I always tell people that. I played with a lot of things or a lot of injuries, broken thumb, bad ankle, had a tore knee ligament, and probably have played in games where I had concussions and never really knew it. But I'm sure it happens. Favre never brought up Kitna. A national reporter asked him about Jon and Brett gave his opinion and owned up to his past. For someone who likes to hear the whole story prior to passing judgement, you sure are quick on the draw to try and kick Brett whenever you can. Someone mention hypocrisy?