Multiple sources are reporting today that Brett Favre has officially called it a career. Uh huh…
See, the thing is, he’s done this at least twice before. Now I know his ankle is probably still bothering him, but I just can’t imagine Favre staying on the sidelines when the season starts in September.
After another interception prevents Brett Favre’s return to the Super Bowl, talk has (of course) turned to the inevitable… Will he or won’t he retire? And at this point, after what we’ve seen from him the past couple years, the safe money should be on him returning for one last shot.
But something has me wondering this time if he isn’t ready to say goodbye for the last time. Even without a trip to the Super Bowl, he couldn’t ask for a better season than the one he had, and the odds of him repeating that are pretty slim. So maybe he should go out this way.
Then again, I’m sure all those fantasy owners of Sidney Rice, Bernard Berrian and Percy Harvin wouldn’t agree!
It’s midseason, and as always, it’s time for some legit evaluations. In this NFL off season, there was some big movement, and if I so had the opportunity/guts to talk to these players, this is what I would say to (some of) them.
Jay Cutler (DEN to CHI) – “You did your darndest to create the 1st big soap opera of the off season. Your coach left, and because the new cat in town wanted to replace you for leading that epic meltdown last season, you decided to whine about it. Well, crybabies tend to get their way just to shut them up, and thus you got traded to the Bears. While your current team will fail to make the playoffs, the team you bitched about is on their way to a division crown. Bet you wish you shut your mouth now, huh?”
Albert Haynesworth (TEN to WAS) – “I gotta give you credit, big fella’. You left a really crappy team, for a less crappy team. However, your game play has failed to follow suit. It’s unfair for me to judge you, though, because you’ve been injured. Fine, I’ll get off your back. Let me just say your QB is pretty horrible and your coaching staff is almost as dysfunctional as the Raiders…almost.”
Tony Gonzales (KC to ATL) – “Congratulations for leaving that ticking time bomb in Kansas City while you had the chance. I actually believe your role has increased with Matty Ice throwing you bombs. However, your window of opportunity is closing. Age is not on your side, and it doesn’t help that your division rival are the Saints, who are on cruise control right now.”
Michael Vick (ATL to PHI) – Note: I was tempted to write “JAIL to PHI”, but even I think that’s in bad taste. “Do you even remember what a touchdown is? I mean, it’s been how many years since you’ve been out of football? 14? Oh, only 3 years? I don’t even remember you playing. What are you? A RB? A WR? I sure don’t remember you throwing the ball that much. If you played some minutes, you might jog my memory. Too bad you’re stuck on the bench. Since you have so much free time, please, stay away from dogs.”
Terrell Owens (DAL to BUF) – “So…how’s that VH1 show comin’ along?”
Brett Favre (NYJ to MIN) – “How much did it sting to hear boos in Lambeau? In my eyes, you’re still a traitor. Here’s to you getting to the Super Bowl and losing to the Colts, and then retiring again, only to un-retire and play for the Lions. You’re such a drama queen. Aaron Rodgers for President!”
Consider me one of those loudmouth sports fans with more bark than bite, but then again, being a 5’5, petite girl, I highly doubt I’d have the courage to say any of this to 6’5, 270+ lbs men. First I’d need a drink or two…or three.
I still can’t get over how Favre handled himself Sunday in Green Bay… Pretty impressive if you ask me.