In high-stakes poker vs. Favre, Green Bay can't win

The Packers are playing high-stakes poker with Brett Favre, but it's a game they can't win, writes ESPN.com's Gene Wojciechowski.

Updated: July 14, 2008, 2:35 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

The World Series of Poker isn't being played in Las Vegas. It's being played in Green Bay, Wis., and Hattiesburg, Miss. And so far, a very amateurish Ted Thompson is trying to show strength in his hand.

Feel free to laugh the next time Green Bay Packers management, both past and present, starts talking about "preserving" Brett Favre's legacy and cherishing Favre's place in the team's "family." It means nothing.

The Packers are about the Packers, and that's fine, even ...

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