Not……AGAIN! Folks, we have officially seen it all in sports. Let me get this straight. First, Brett Favre threw his supposed last pass at the end of the 2006 season against the Bears at Soldier Field. Fighting back tears on the field, Favre said he wasn’t sure if that was his last game. The off-season came and went, and Favre decided to come back for another season. In 2007, Favre led the Packers to a 13-3 season, he threw for over 4,000 yards, and led the Packers to the NFC Championship, where they lost by 3 points. After the 2007 season, Favre said he was retiring. But then he tried to come back to the Packers for the 2008 season. The Packers brass said, “not so fast” and essentially gave him the cold shoulder. So Favre decides to play for the New York Jets. After a disappointing finish to the 2008 season with the Jets (didn’t make the playoffs), Favre retired again. And then he came back to try out with the Vikings for 2009. And then he retired again. And now he has signed a contract with the Vikings AGAIN!
From a statistical stand point, Favre has the entire deck of cards stacked against him. He is 39. He had major arm issues in the offseason. No 39 year old QB has ever won a Super Bowl (that I can think of). Beyond that, he will have to go play at Lambeau Field, where the cheeseheads will undoubtedly want to impale his head on a pole. I don’t know what to make of this situation. Actually I do. I think Favre should stay retired. He is risking becoming like Michael Jordan with the Wizards. Like Harrison Ford in the 4th Indiana Jones installment. And heaven forbid, like “that guy” who shows up at your high school prom, and you know he graduated like 3 years ago. (what was he thinking?) Packers fans must have let out a cheese-curdling scream today when they heard the news about Favre.
Honestly, I don’t know why there is all the hype about Favre. But I can’t wait to see Urlacher sack him week 12 at the Metrodome!