Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre of the Minnesota Vikings were both named as quarterbacks for the NFC roster in the Pro Bowl Game. The Pro Bowl is an all star game for the NFL players and traditionally takes place in Hawaii the week after the Super Bowl Game. Rodgers and Favre, however, have a history.
When Aaron Rodgers was drafted out of Cal to be the heir apparent to Favre (when Brett played for Green Bay and was an aging quarterback), the veteran refused to mentor him or offer any guidance or training. A few years later when Favre decided to come out of his retirement, and the Packers said that Rogers would be their starter, Favre made several negative remarks about the younger quarterback.
Now, the two will play together again on the same team (even though Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints is listed as the starter).
When told of the situation, Favre said "I'm playing for the AFC or not at all. I am not going to be on the same field as that snot noised, spoiled little kid who took my job" (even though Favre threw twice as many interceptions as touchdowns in three of the four seasons leading to his original retirement).
In fact, Favre has contacted NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell to work out a trade. He wants quarterbacks Phillip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers or Tom Brady of the New England Patriots (along iwth a package of other players) to be traded to the NFC team for him.
A spokesman for the Commissioners office (who declined to be identified) said "have you ever heard the sound of one hand clapping? Brett Favre makes the noise of one butt cheek farting. He should settle down and try to help his team since they've lost three of their last four games."
Rodgers could not be reached for comment as his mother said that it was after his bedtime.