The guy still has some game. I can understand both sides of this story, except that the Packers are not giving him his release. What would it hurt them if they are ready to move on?
I was totally in the camp of Favre being an arse about the whole situation, but heard from a few people recently that the Packers may be a little more at fault here than people realize. Sounds like they were on his case immediately following the Giants game and may have forced him into an early (and obviously unwise) decision about his retirement. If you had any remote doubt about it, why wouldn't you stay on until you were sure like he has in prior seasons?
I also heard that he's been trying to talk to them about this for a few months now and its only now going public because they haven't been giving him any answers one way or another. Either way, there are lots of FB players that come out of retirement, so I don't think its fair to single Favre out as a bad guy for wanting to play again. if the Packers are smart, they'll trade him to another team and get some solid talent or draft picks that they wouldn't have otherwise received if he flat out retired. I think they have to play him or trade him (maybe trade AR instead?) - its a complete waste to just drop him and not get anything out of the deal.