I know this isn’t a post about the Lions…but, I just couldn’t help it. If you haven’t heard, Brett Favre apparently wants to play again. He has been rumored to want to go back to Green Bay, or play for the Carolina Panthers, as it’s close to his home.
Before I get to my rant, I must state that Brett Favre is/was a great quarterback. He will always be uttered in my mind as one of the greats. When I think of great QB’s in my lifetime, I’ll always think of guys like Joe Montana, Dan Marino, John Elway, Steve Young, and Brett Favre. Now that that’s out of the way..I can move on to my rant…
Being a Lions fan, I was trained subconsciously to hate anything that has to do with the Green Bay Packers, which means I despised Brett Favre. A few years back, when Brett’s dad died, he played that night and just LIT IT UP on the field. I stopped hating Favre at that point. He did something I definitely couldn’t have done, and that was play football in a great time of loss.
But over the past few years, I grew sick of him again. It partially had to do with 2 things. I watch Monday Night Football. John Madden was a color commentator (duh) on Monday Night Football for several years. It seemed like every time the Packers were (or sometimes weren’t) playing on Monday Night Football, (to quote Sean Baligian) Madden had his pants down around his ankles every time Favre stepped on the field. AND THEN Tony Kornheiser stepped into the spot and displayed his mancrush on Favre as well. The other reason is it seemed as if the past 4 or 5 seasons we had “WILL BRETT FAVRE RETIRE THIS YEAR?” crammed down our throats!!
When Favre actually officially retired this past spring, the media made it seemed as if the world stopped turning on it’s axis and time stood still for the entire billions of Earthlings. It was downright sick. But I was completely relieved that I wouldn’t hear about all this Favre crap again…and life was great. We could all move on with our lives. I could even let the front cover of Madden NFL 2009 (the 20th Anniversary) with Favre on the cover slide a bit, just because it was to be expected by John Madden. We all know Madden has secretly plotted in his mind for almost a decade to figure out a way to kill Deanna Favre and get away with it just so he can have his #4 all to himself.
Would we finally be able to get on with our lives and enjoy football again without Favre being crammed down our throats? NNNNOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! Brett changes his mind???!!!???? We’re right back where we started!!!! I can already hear it over the next few years if Brett doesn’t come back this season….I will hear “WILL BRETT COME BACK??” by the media, by Madden, by anyone else that covers football.
I can’t help but feel for Aaron Rodgers. This guy was drafted a few years back to take over when Favre retires. Favre stuck around, forcing Rodgers to stay on the bench. I’ve heard national sports radio talk, with callers calling in and stating their idiotic opinions that Rodgers is not a good Quarterback, and deserves to stay benched for Favre anyways. HOW DO WE KNOW THAT? Rodgers IS unproven, because he hasn’t been given the opportunity to prove much of anything! And what defeats these idiotic callers’ opinion is the one time Rodgers did step in he threw for 200 yards with 0 (I repeat: 0) interceptions against the playoff bound Dallas Cowboys in 2007, only because Favre got injured. This was supposed to be Aaron’s year where we find out whether or not the Packers made a good move in the 2005 NFL Draft and that Thursday night game wasn’t a fluke to his ability.
Favre, you’re going to be a legend amongst Packer fans. You’ll be a Hall of Famer, you have a Super Bowl ring. You’ll be a legend as one of the great Quarterbacks of all time to ever step on the gridiron. But, kindly do us (and yourself) all a favor and GO THE FREAK AWAY!!!!!!! We’re all sick of hearing about you. Go play golf, go mow the lawn on your John Deere in Mississippi or whatever the heck you do in the offseason and leave us all alone! All this crap is going to tarnish your legacy. You’re annoying now!!!!!!! Is that what you want people to remember? Your annoyances rather than your accomplishments?!? GO AWAY!!!!!