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Well, Brett Favre has shown again why he is the biggest douchebag in pro sports. Honestly, what did anyone ever see in this clown? If he doesn't play in Green Bay, where the team is owned by the fans, where they still play for the city, where the franchise will never leave, he would be more hated than almost any player in the league.
This is a guy who plays football for one person and one person only and that is Bret Farve. My dad's dead? Fuck it , I'm playing football. My wife has breast cancer? If you think I'm giving up on my streak your fucking crazy. Watch my kids grow up and enjoy my millions? Peyton is too close to my records.
Sticking around for a long time and piling up big numbers doesn't necessarily make you one of the greatest of all time. He has one Superbowl. One. So does Trent Dilfer. So does Brad Johnson. So does Earl Morrell. So does Mark Rypien. You get the picture. Favre had a great five year run but has had only one season in the last 7 where he might have been able to win again. One.
I'm sick of hearing ESPN announcers felate him and how "nobody has more fun". Really? Nobody? I'm sick of hearing them say that "he feels he can still compete" despite what the numbers show. I'm sorry, but a QB rating of 85 can be done by better than half the league and there are at least 10 guys starting in the NFL right now that could make the Vikings Superbowl contenders as much as Bret Favre so let's not make him the saviour of this franchise yet. Especially when they haven't won a game yet. Adrian Peterson will want his 25-30 carries and if Bret doesn't want to hand it off that much than Peterson may become a little unhappy. Nothing hurts your Superbowl chances more than a disgruntled running back.
The Vikings were going to be good without Favre. Just adding him does not guarantee greatness. Lets not forget how he faded down the stretch last year in New York. Throw out the 6 TD games against the Cardinals (yes Bill, the Cardinals) and he was barely mediocre. So live it up Farve fans. By the end of the year, he will still be king of the douchebags. A title he richly deserves.