Sunday, July 27, 2008
Don't get me wrong here, I think Brett Favre is one of the best quarterbacks in the history of football and I think even at his age he could help several teams.
But dammit, I am sick and tired of all things #4.
Come back, don't come back, I don't care. Just please, for the love of all things, do something. Word out of Green Bay today is that Favre will apply for reinstatement but not show up at Packers camp where he would be rivaled only by the Ringling Bros. for the kind of circus he would bring to town.
So we know he'll be back, yay. But who knows how long it will be before we know where that will be and even then we'll no doubt be inundated with even more Favre coverage as his new team's current quarterback(s) will surely be miffed. And rightfully so.
Whichever team sees Favre fall into their laps will undoubtedly say all the right things about how thrilled they are to have a soon-to-be Hall of Famer in their midst. But make no mistake, that team better win and win big or else.
I can see it now, Favre-led Team X gets off to a slow start as his teammates fail to hold up their end of the bargain in the Bonds-ian spotlight that will surely shine across their locker room.
Favre openly calls out his new mates and questions publicly whether or not he made the right choice coming back. Team X begins to rot from the inside out and ultimately they limp home and miss the playoffs completely.
Meanwhile Favre, still in playing shape, retires again only to fuel speculation come June 2009 that the fire may still be there and the circus begins again.
Lets be honest here for a second. It won't matter what team he ends up with, that team will not win a Super Bowl. And you know that in his heart of hearts Favre wants nothing more than to pull an Elway and ride off into the sunset the conquering hero, an ending that will not come to pass and we will be forced to live through at least one more year of this.
So if you're like me and you've had you fill of Favre, be sure to come back to Quick Hits... often as you can rest assured that this will be the last time he's mentioned in this space. Promise.