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    There are so many great headlines in the NFL this year. The return of Tom Brady, the Colts' adjustment to Tony Dungy's departure, Jay Cutler in Chicago... the list goes on and on. Yet you can be certain that NFL schedule makers are already frantically looking at their options to slot the Minnesota Vikings into as many prime time games as possible. If you enjoy the NFL for what it is- a near-perfect showdown league that can make you salivate for Sunday during a mundane work week for six months of the year- you are probably dreading the hype already.

    We've seen this story so many times before. Brett Favre's most recent comeback is like the Friday the 13th series... just after you thought Jason Voorhees was dead- this time by mutilation, decapitation, and an all-out exorcism with potions and prayers- he returns, and after his death this time, one so dramatic and ultimately final, you can be sure that next the producers of the movie will again think of another way for a cash grab. The Favre saga is like a bad horror series, one that has played itself out so many times, with all the fanfare and farewell tours and two-hour specials on NFL network to celebrate the career of one of the NFL greats. Just as Jason Voorhees has always appealed to the mass audience, the Brett Favre resurrections will always appeal to massive NFL audience.

    For those of us who are sick of the headline, a nauseating feeling comes over us. One of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time returning for another shot at a Super Bowl? Check. But that quarterback is Tom Brady. Brady, not Favre, is the guy who makes his teammates better (see Cassel, Matt.) Brady is the guy who elevates his play in the big games, who puts his team first, and lives up to the hype week after week with his precision on the field. But this will be yet another season about Favre, barring another record setting voyage from Tom. Even as a fan of Peyton Manning's adversaries, I would much rather watch a great football player like him shred defenses on prime time football. Unfortunately we will be inundated by every mediot over the next nine months who smiles after every Brett Favre interception and tells us how he loves watching Brett play the game, for the love of the game. ESPN will be talking about the Packers-Vikings for months on end, crown it a national holiday, and ignore all of the great football stories that we purists would love to see. For all of Favre's grandeur in the mid-90s, it's still surprising that mass audiences have yet to see the egomaniac that we see, the "gunslinger" whose style we despise, who's constant mistakes resemble rookes and not 15 year veterans, and of course, the media's unflinching obsession that will never die. Isn't this the same player who refused to tutor a young quarterback for a franchise that had given him everything? Isn't this the guy who last year had to play, at the detriment of the team's playoff hopes, in order to keep his streak alive? (Lou Gerhig benched himself when he knew he was hurting his team.) The same drama queen who, in every season since 1997, has held his fanbase hostage by talking about retirement?

    The Vikings will be Favre's next victim. Brett couldn't forgive the Packer management for not getting Randy Moss, even though Moss really wanted to play for one quarterback, and his name wasn't Brett. It wasn't fair that the Packers only gave him Donald Driver and Greg Jennings, two outstanding young receivers, and that they wouldn't regress three months of preparation and hand him back his franchise role because he decided he was ready. Brett couldn't be honest with Jets, a franchise that reinvented themselves for him. Instead, he had to retire again, to gain his release, before going to where he really wanted to go- the rival of his former franchise, for revenge. As I type this, I laugh at the "revenge" the Packers will receive when Brett tosses a two yard shovel pass into A.J. Hawk's hands in the fourth quarter at Lambeau.

    Favre, it's time to go. It's been time to go. I'm a fan of football and I've sat through season after season of watching you stink by any standard, while the media plays up your career. You're a joke of a quarterback that no good coach would want. I can no longer want to be polite by saying you've had a great career and you'll be respected. You're not any more... not by me. No one can ever doubt your toughness, but I hope your accountability for all of your failures eventually trump your undeserved hype. I hope history remembers you as the selfish, big-armed prima donna you have always been, a guy who has played with some great teams and is personally responsible for way more losses than wins, and always puts his ego first and foremost. I hope you and Brad Childress sink together, two peas from the same pod, both who are legends in their own mind and liabilities on the football field. And I hope, I really truly, sincerely hope, that I won't have to hear about you for every living second on the news, on football networks, on the radio, and everywhere I go in my love of NFL football.

    A man can hope, can't he?
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    Ah... "The Hero"

    Happy times. I hope Rodgers finds a way to school the Vikings. Faint hope...

    No doubt if this happens, that team gets better, despite the December suckiness of the Bean.
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    Well said.
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    I can understand some of the NFL fans frustration etc, although I don't really see how it's bad for the game of football, or how it's any different than Michael Jordan for that matter. As long as he's not coming back for the NYJ, I really could care less. It's just one more storyline for an exciting NFL season.

    But I do understand how some could get a little annoyed, but hey it's not always about us either. If Favre wants to come back, so be it.
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    Is Brett favre better than Jackson? Yes.

    Does ESPN giving more coverage to Brett Favre than Patriots bashing bother me? No.

    Is watching a Favre/Peterson/Harvin offense going to be boring? No.

    I hope he comes back, these fake retirement stories are enteraining as hell to me and this is coming from someone who never had any particular love for Brett Favre. It's a great storyline. Don't like the guy? Then you can enjoy rooting for him to fail.
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    Great post.
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    Favre to ruin the season? Only if you are a Vikings fan.
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    Because I'm a fan of the NFL in general as well as a diehard Pats fan, I don't mind it at all. In fact, I like it because it makes what would otherwise be a meh game suddenly extremely watchable and hype-filled.

    The first time Favre goes back to GB wearing purple? That **** will be amazing.

    There will be time enough for the other stories and ultimately who cares what talking heads are well, talking about?
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    Really nice post. I don't hate Favre but I hate the fact that the Favre story just drags on and on. I hope it's not like last offseason where everything was all about Favre and every Total Access just shows the same Favre highlights over and over again for about 2 weeks.
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    Great work, great analysis.

    Unitis retired. Nameth retired. Montana retired. Elway retired. Marino retired. Brett needs to retire and end it- he's just putting crap on his legacy and losing the support of those who supported him through thick and thin.

    Just go Brett, nobody will think any more highly of you now but they will think less of you later. Just go.
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    Jordan was a washed-up has-been self-centered media whore when he returned to the game?

    I like the idea of Favre returning. I dislike him and will enjoy watching his downward spiral. I kinda wish he had decided to stay in the game before the Jets drafted Sanchez, but it will still be fun watching Favre follow Namath's post-Jet path to irrelevance.

    Be funny if Childress got fired after this season, too, a la Ratboy.
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    What was the Jets record the year before Favre got there?
    What was the Packers record the year after Favre left?
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    The NFL needs to find a way to force Favre to retire. If they don't, eventually they'll end up with the same sorry spectacle every year, of some training camp somewhere, with this old, broken Mississippi cracker with a grizzled beard pleading with the coach to let him play.

    It's over Brett. The only people more foolish than you are the delusional folks who court your return. Like that Childress fellow. The Vikings deserve better than him. Or Favre. :mad:
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    Brett Favre's last season in Green Bay:

    66.5%, 4155 yds, 28 TDs, 15 Ints, 95.8 passer rating.

    Aaron Rodgers first season in Green Bay (essentially same cast around him):

    63.6%, 4038 yds, 28 TDs, 13 Ints, 93.8 passer rating.

    Methinks QB was not Green Bay's problem last year.

    Edit: Also, they jumped from 18 pts allowed per game, to 24. That's why their record fell.
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    Call me the day the QB can't have an impact on the defense. Green Bay went in the tank and the Jets improved considerably.
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    favre should just go away, what a drama queen. for once the guy should put something ahead of himself.

    and the viks fans though jackson had a lot of picks LOL
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    Naturally Favre has been THE talk around here in Minnesota today. It seems like a good majority of my fellow Minnesotans are in favor of Favre wearing the purple & gold in the 2009 season. I dunno but between his injuries, the fact that to me he's out of his prime, and the last thing the Vikings need to have is Favre trying to think he's the face of the Vikings franchise. Not to mention now shelving T-Jack, Sage, and Booty.

    If anything if Favre does go to the Vikes I can't forsee the team holding onto four QBs. I got a feeling Booty will be released. Given the talent Booty has I think he'd be a good pick up for the Pats. But who knows if Bill will feel he's worth grabbing. We'll see.

    Edit: As far as "ruining" another season... sorry, but Tom's return to me is far more important and exciting than anything Favre. Period.
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