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More on the Favre Situation

The Brett Favre retirement drama is back again.  It’s beginning to feel like a tradition. Every off-season, for what seems like ten years, Brett Favre manages to create outlandish drama over his “retirement.”

First, it was up for debate whether or not he wanted to play at all.  He would spend his entire off-season on his lawn mower, refusing to commit to anything.  At the last second, he would decide to come back to Green Bay to start the season.  I’m almost positive that happened six years in a row.

Then he retired for real.  He held a press conference.  He cried.  At the top of his game, he rode off into the sunset.  He wanted to spend time with his family.  He was done with football.

Wait a second.  Wasn’t it about this time last year when Favre rumors started to circulate again?  Nobody knows for sure what happened, but Packer fans were forced to watch in agony as their hero suited up for the Jets last season.  They still don’t even know whether to hate team management or Favre himself.

Now, it’s becoming a little more clear.  Favre really is all about the drama surrounding his retirement status.  He is the one to hate.  Rumors are spreading out of control and some loyal fans may have to face their worst fear: Brett Favre in a Vikings uniform.

Will he?  Won’t he?  Could he?  Really?  This situation makes even less sense than last year’s fiasco.  ESPN reported that Favre will meet with Vikings head coach Brad Childress this week to discuss another possible comeback. Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, denies any knowledge of the allegedly planned meeting and Favre has not spoken on the subject.  However, the Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that the meeting will take place today and that a deal may be worked out quickly.  On the other hand, the NFL network quoted a high ranking Vikings official that said Childress is not going to meet with Favre today.  Nothing has surfaced to confirm or deny the rumor.  Rumors continue to fly and probably won’t stop for a while.

As Nick Barnett puts it in a recent tweet, “Once he puts that purple he will become an enemy which is all part of the game.”  I hope you heard that Favre.  Could you really bear the burden of being the most hated person in Wisconsin?

I believe in loyalty.  I also believe in forgiveness.  There will always be a place for Brett Favre in my heart, but some things are unforgivable.  There are lines you don’t cross, one of them being the Mississippi River between Wisconsin and Minnesota.  The day Brett Favre shows up at Lambeau field in a bus instead of his Ford truck, wearing purple instead of Green is the day my treasured #4 jersey goes up in flames.

Doubt me?  I have a can of gas and a match ready.

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One Response to “More on the Favre Situation”

  1. evenorbert says:

    Ok, it’s the usual drama. But Brett Favre isn’t a Packer anymore. He is history, a great player.

    But I care about Aaron Rodgers’ 2nd season, the new defense, our draft picks. Let’s focus on the present.

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