Hey, sports fans! We know you read Kotaku. Or, at least, some of you care about sports. Maybe even care about Madden. So you'll find this of interest: with the Packers QB being traded to the Jets today, it leaves EA in a pickle. They'd put him on the cover of Madden 09 in a Packers uniform, convinced - like everybody else - that he'd stay retired. So with Favre now due to suit up (or at least hold a clipboard) for NY this season, what are EA going to do with the cover? The game's not out yet, they can mock up a new, Jets-branded image, right? Nope. They're just going to leave it, a testament to a time when Brett Favre was going to be remembered as a future Hall of Fame QB, and not the meddling star of a modern-day sports soap opera.
It's not necessarily that Rodgers is a great QB as it is Packers brass being sick of Favre's perpetual summer "will he or won't he" jerkoff antics.
Having the cornerstone of your franchise being questionable during these past few summers has certainly caused a lot of turmoil and anxiety among everyone from fans, coaches, active players, and certainly the management.
Then he finally pulled the trigger, and they decided to move forward, naturally. It's difficult to reverse a lot of the decisions made once they've been set in motion, as I'm sure a "Favre contingency plan" had been formulated years ago in the event he'd hang up his spurs.
What's really ridiculous is how the Favre camp has leaked every detail of what should be confidential negotiations to his media cronies, trying to smear the Packers' front office. I'm a fan of his, but this is dirty, and there is a huge disconnect between ESPN's masturbatory idol worship and the average man on the street viewing him as a whiner.
We'll see what happens, I prefer the NBA over the NFL to begin with, but you can't work in America without staying up on this stuff as a conversation point with coworkers/clients.