The headline here pretty much says it all, don’t you think?
But in case you’re a Minnesota Vikings fan or just some idiot from Wisconsin’s inferior neighbor to the left who’s vaguely aware that there’s a sports team that tosses around a brown rock on certain Sunday’s throughout the year, let me explain further.
A bunch of Minnesota Vikings fans have come together kind of like that magical time that happens every year when Vikings fans get together to make love and procreate. Only this time it isn’t a family reunion.
No, these Vikings fans have come together to rent a billboard in Hattiesburg, Miss., home of none other than Lord Brett Favre, urging Favre to come back for one more season and professing their undying love. You know, just like they did when he was the quarterback of the Green Bay Packers.
As you can see the billboard reads “Hey #4, do Minnesota fans love you and want you back next year? You Brettcha.”
Brettcha. That’s funny. Because his name is Brett. And also because they say betcha in Minnesota. Get it? Man, those Vikings fans and their sense of humor…
This was all spawned by the website Vikings Fans 4 Favre, which collected donations to rent the billboard.
It’s amazing when you think about it. Vikings fans can’t afford to buy tickets to most of their home games because they have to feed their 11 kids, maintain the trailer, pay for Junior’s bail, get the El Camino out of the impound and pay child support for their other three kids, but they can still band together to buy a billboard for Lord Favre.
It’s understandable, though. Favre has played for the Vikings for 16 seasons, he’s led them to Super Bowl glory, he and his wife Deanna have been active members of the community and they’ve seen him mature from a brash, young gunslinger to a wise old football sage.
What’s really important here is that Brett Favre just loves to play the game. That needs to be reiterated. I mean, he’s like a kid out there.
LOVES TO PLAY THE GAME, people!
So, as I was saying, they love Brett Favre in Minnesota for all he’s done for them. Just look at this heartfelt passage from the Vikes Fans 4 Favre site.
The mission of vikesfans4favre is to thank Brett Favre, for the tremendous year he gave us in Minnesota, and to get him back as “OUR” quarterback for 1 more year. Brett gave a new perspective to the game of football, and a new sense of hope to Vikings fans, old, and new. He is a natural leader, great mentor, and a genuine guy. These traits are what make him the great person we all fell in love with. That is why this site has been created. For the fans, by the fans. This is where they can speak, and their voices will be heard. Our job is to make everyone aware of what is going on, and how we can show, and tell Brett that we REALLY, REALLY want him back in Minnesota for 2010.
It’s important that you understand these fans want Favre back as “THEIR” quarterback.
They REALLY, REALLY want him back as “THEIR” quarterback.
I’m not exactly sure what the quotation marks mean, but then, I wasn’t learned in the Minnesota public school system.
I’m also unclear on how Brett Favre gave a new perspective to the game of football. Up until this time, I thought football was just the name of a game. I didn’t know football had any perspective, but it turns out football can think and feel.
We should really thank Favre for giving football a new perspective. Otherwise, football would be wondering aimlessly through this world engaging in its typical self-destructive behavior. Thank god football has a new perspective!
But I’m getting off topic here. This is about a billboard.
So, I am now calling on you, Green Bay Packers fans. Let’s rent a billboard of our own!
Let’s rent one in downtown Minneapolis. We’ll make it purple and yellow just like this billboard and on it, we can put the following message:
Congratulations to the Minnesota Vikings for almost winning a game that matters with “YOUR” quarterback.
If you like, you can donate towards the billboard here.