So when I woke up this morning at noon HST (thats 6pm Eastern) I turned on ESPN and what was the first thing I saw? Brett Favre to talk to Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress. Are you serious? I was a fan of Favre on the Packers, I would have never bought his jersey, too cliched and I was not a Packers fan, but he was fun to watch, I liked his style, and he was a good guy. I lost a little respect for him when he retired, and came back, and retired again, and them came back for the Jets. Not only did I dislike the wishy-washy nature of his “retiring” but also being a Patriots fan from Massachusetts, I could not root for a Jets player. Favre then proceeds to start the season hot, and end it in disparaging fashion, Jets players in the locker room don’t like him, the front office doesn’t want him back, and come April, release him. I thought “too bad for Brett, a lack-luster end to a Hall-of-Fame career, but it is all for the better.” Now this story about his meeting with the Vikings breaks.
Its over Brett, time to hang up the pads, frame the jersey, and spend some time with wife. After his last season, it would be tough not to have a better season than that if he came back, but it is just not worth it. Now if by some miracle he comes back, has an awesome season with the Vikings, I will be the first to eat my words and apologize, but that WON’T happen. If he comes back, it will just further tarnish his reputation as a person and player. Do yourself a favor Brett, go meet with Childress, have a couple beers, reminisce about the good ole days, and fantasize about what a phenomenal thing it would be for the Vikings and yourself if you came out of retirement and led the charge to a Superbowl, but then realize its all fantasy, shake hands with Childress, thank him for the beers, and go home. You’ll thank yourself in the long run.