Just last week, I was reading my hometown paper, The Chicago Tribune, and saw a bit on Brett Favre possibly returning to football. The article was uninteresting, but more provoking was the responses from the readers. Mushmellons, most of them, only knowing football to the sense of how da Bears won it all back in ’85. Hardly any of them made a decent argument why Mr. Favre WOULD NOT return, in the form of a Minnesota Viking. Personally, I’m floored by this phenomenon. Have pro football fans really become this dense, or is it just a Chicago thing? Here’s the deal, real quick and easy like:
Brett Favre is a future Hall of Fame entry that has a Super Bowl ring and enough money to bail out the auto industry. What’s left for him to do in pro football? Nothing, except burn the cheese out of his former team, the Green Bay Packers. I believe it all started when “the Pack” refused to sign Randy Moss a few years back to help the team get to the next level. After that, Brett Favre changed; he wasn’t so married to his team anymore. Now, he feels insulted by the way Green Bay ended it all, and he’s looking to finish what he really wanted to do last year without all the draft pick nonsense involved. Join the Vikes, and pound on the Packers twice a year, all from the comfort of a heated dome.
If one looks at it from the Minnesota Vikings angle, it’s a no-brainer. Kids, football is about wins. If you actually believe the Vikes would put Sage Rosenfels or Tavaris Jackson ahead of Brett Favre, you should stop watching football and join a WNBA fantasy league. Trust me, name the last superstar Quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, and if you come at me with Randall Cunningham or Daunte Culpepper, I’ll strangle you through this computer screen.
So, yes, my little eggplants in NFC North. Brett Favre WILL be your starting QB in 2009. It’s the perfect pair up of an aged hero, bent on destroying his former fan base, and a team that desperately needs someone that can throw the football further than my four year old. But don’t think that will actually get the Vikes any closer to winning a Super Bowl.