Brett Favre’s Coming Back, No He Isn’t, And Other Favre Notes
If you take the time to sift through all of the mindless blather that is Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback column you may eventually come across something that’s interesting to read.
Actually, you’ll probably want to stab yourself in the eyes if you try to do this, so just let trained professionals like us sift through it for you. But anyway, after skimming the truly fascinating story about the New Orleans Saints partying too much after their Super Bowl win in today’s column, I came upon something about our main man, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Lord Brett Favre.
As you probably know, Favre told ESPN’s Ed Werder that it was highly unlikely he’d be coming back for a second season in the dregs of the NFL after his Vikings lost to the Saints in the NFC Championship game. Now, King says he’s hearing it’s highly likely Favre will return for a second season in Brad Childress’ Pedophilia Funhouse.
Of course, we all know how this dance goes. He will, he won’t, he will, he won’t…
Hell, the offseason has just begun! We can get at least 30 more stories out of this situation before the games start to count again!
My point is, even if it’s highly likely that Favre wants to return right now, that doesn’t mean he won’t change his mind several times before now and the start of training camp.
On another note – and by another note I mean another awesome piece of totally super information about everyone’s favorite guy on the planet, Lord Brett “He Just Loves To Play The Game!” Favre – it appears Favre not only stuck it to the Green Bay Packers by playing for the Vikings, but he also stuck it to the New York Jets and did so quite knowingly.
Again, I scraped this off the bottom of King’s column.
A year ago, Brett Favre retired from the New York Jets. The night he retired, I spoke with him, and he said he wouldn’t change his mind because of how tough that would be on Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum, who went out on a limb to acquire him and didn’t do it with only one year in mind.
I asked Favre what he planned to do.
“I have no idea,” he said. “I know I’m not going to replace throwing touchdown passes by cutting down three trees tomorrow. I do know this: I’ve gotten bored with everything in my life at some time. I love to hunt, but I get tired of that. I love to work on my property, but I get tired of that. We’ll see. I foresee getting the impulse to play. But as good as Mike Tannenbaum has been to me, I could never bring myself to do it. I know I won’t do it. If I did, I’d be putting the Jets in a tough spot, because I know they can’t release me.”
I like this quote because it shows just what kind of great, down-to-earth, aww shucks kind of guy Lord Brett Favre is. The kind of guy who, 1. did exactly what he said he wasn’t going to do, 2. brought himself to do it even though Mike Tannenbaum was so good to him, and 3. put the Jets in the very spot he said he wasn’t going to by demanding his release.
Clearly, all engineered to go play for the Vikings.
A real stand-up guy, that Brett Favre. Couldn’t have landed in a more appropriate place.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.