03 August 2010
T-22... Green 38 Double Right... I'm so brave... On 3... Break!
Brett Favre has allegedly retired from football again, and it couldn't have come at a better time for the 31 teams competing with the Vikings for this year's Super Bowl. To the end, Favre has put himself before those teammates who loved him so (in Minnesota, at least.)
Favre, of course, has not formally informed the Vikings of his decision. The coach calls it hearsay; there's been no formal comment from the organization. So how did ESPN get the story? Well, text messages naturally! He may be a cracked fossil of a man, but Favre is sure deft on the mobile phone.
Merrill Hoge and the Favrians at ESPN have gone positively Lebron in their coverage, of course (I find myself reflexively typing 'of course,' as so much of this is so familiar), with Hoge actually commending the quarterback for giving the team such "early" notice of his decision. ....
For his part, Mike Golic HAS made mention of Favre's decision to text teammates before calling or speaking to the coach. But, OF COURSE, he makes those comments in the context of, wait there's still hope he's not retired yet keep the faith! oh god oh god.
In the end, well, this may or may not be the end. It won't be semi-official until the teary press conference... or at least the moment Favre's agent takes the time to put in an actual phone call to the owner. And like everyone else, I'll only believe it few years down the line, if he's not returned.
Shiancoe might be better equipped for the role, but Favre is the real Rasputin of pro football.
So the real reason I'm/we're happy. Week Five: Monday night at the New Meadowlands Stadium or Whatever It's Called By Then. As much as I was hoping to watch Kris Jenkins end Favre's career with a singular body blow (as opposed to this text message spray), it will be equally enjoyable and considerably less stressful welcoming Tarjackson Sagefels and (by that week) an utterly frustrated and tuned-out Percy Harvin. Feast, boys!
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