Pull Out the Picnic Baskets: Time for a Family Reunion

Published on 16-May-2013 by Bridgett Davis

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Pull Out the Picnic Baskets: Time for a Family Reunion
Everyone knows what to expect when family gets together: arguing, snipping, whispering, and jealousy.
That's pretty much what Brett Farve experienced after being goaded out of Green Bay by an alienated franchise. 
But like a real family, despite the dissension that arises, family sticks together. If CEO Mark Murphy's comments can be taken at face value, he hopes that one day, Brett will return to the fold.  
We shouldn't be surprised. During Farve's career, he was the ambassador of the Packers. He was there with them through the good times, he led the Packers to a Super Bowl, won three MVP's, 11 Pro Bowls, and a host of other accolades.  
When things started to sour, however, the two were not on the same page. Green Bay opted to give Brett the boot and put their eggs in Aaron Rodgers' basket as the starting quarterback.
Why the apparent attempt at reconciliation now?
Why not? Fans love him and can't forget the things that he’s done for the Packers on the field. So, to build for the future on the public relations side, Green Bay is trying to mend some fences. This is understandable, looking at the circumstances behind their split.  
When will it happen? Who knows? Right now, the first few nails are being hammered into the bridge of rekindled relationships, where the two feuding MVP quarterbacks reached a level of civility. In February, they joined each other as presenters at the NFL Honors show. 
Hopefully, the family reunion will end in the electric slide and someone spiking the Kool-aid.