BBAO: Favre begins reconciliation process

We're Black and Blue All Over:

As we discussed earlier this month, the next step in Brett Favre's retirement plan is to reconcile with the Green Bay Packers following a nasty divorce in the summer of 2008. That process began Monday when Favre told ESPN's Ed Werder that he was rooting for the Packers to win the Super Bowl, that quarterback Aaron Rodgers "is the best QB" in the playoffs and that he's happy for the Packers' success.

Favre added in an e-mail: "I think they will win it all! I hope they do, if you are wondering."

To be fair, Favre always has maintained that he never felt bitterness toward the organization or Rodgers. But if you're of the belief that Favre's public statements are more calculated than they appear, then you can see where this is headed. Coincidence or otherwise, Favre's website sent out an e-mail flash Monday night with this subject line: "Packers could go all the way."

Continuing around the NFC North: