Brett Favre is retiring again. Yaaaaaaaawwn. Last week everyone at the "worldwide leader" was reporting that Favre was definately coming back. His ankle surgery was successful, he was throwing with the high school kids, his wife renewed her gym membership in Minneapolis. Everything indicated Brett "Imadouche" Favre would be back. Now ESPN is reporting that Favre is texting teammates saying he won't be back.
Last year I wrote about Favre and was pretty close to spot on. The Vikings went deeper in the playoffs than I thought they would but that was as much their defense as anything. Favre had a better year than I expected as well but in the end, they didn't go to the superbowl. He still only has one Superbowl. Kurt Warner has one and has played in three, one more the Favre.
Here's the deal. Until the opening kickoff of this season, don't believe that Favre won't be back. He's the biggest prima donna in all of sports right now. The BIGGEST and has been for 10 years. No one likes to see his face on TV or read his name in the paper more than Favre. He'll have his two weeks of press, show up and be all "aw shucksy". Everyone will at ESPN will treat him like just developed the formula for cold fusion and he'll have a great year and the Vikings will be tough as hell.
Then I'll wait until next August to repost this blog and the other one from 2009.
And if I'm wrong and he doesn't play this season, well, the NFL will survive. John Madden and Peter King will have to be put on round the clock watch but other than that, we'll all be just fine.