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Forget the Favre Fantasy – PRIDE His Deadly Sin

For the latest on this developing story you can check ESPN news at this story headline – “NFL grants Favre reinstatement; sources say QB job is open.” Now for my commentary.

If this isn’t the most ridiculous thing. I seem to remember a weeping Brett Favre talking about how he was done and that he had thrown his last ball. That last ball though was an interception. Go figure, as he holds the record for most interceptions ever in an NFL career (he also holds every other major passing record, PLUS has a Super Bowl ring, AND a pair of MVPs). This is rather pathetic I think. The Green Bay Packers should have swept Brett aside and told him, “Listen, stop acting like a big baby and go home. Your time in the sandbox is over. We’ve committed to this new guy and that’s it. If you want to be a consultant on building sandcastles then we’ll give you a call, but your time in the sandbox is over little Brett.”

One of the great ESPN Sports Reporters asked the question, “Who is Aaron Rodgers, and what has he done in the NFL to deserve to start over Brett Favre?” Funny, I see it the opposite – “Who is Brett Favre to take away the opportunity of someone else who is trying to build a career?” I hope Rodgers kicks Brett’s ass in training camp and on the field because this is a clear example of why PRIDE is a deadly sin. Brett can’t swallow his and he’s going to choke on it one day. What is the alternative in this situation – Brett walks away with honor. He is healthy. He can spend time with his family, who he should be thanking more for standing by him all these years while he put them through the ringers.

In a conversation with a friend I posed the question/statement – “Would you rather have Dan Marino (who has never won a Super Bowl), or Brett Favre leading your team?” My friend without hesitation said Dan Marino. I would to. Marino entered, played, and exited the game with class. Favre broke his records, but he will never be to the game what Marino was. This attempt at taking the spotlight is ridiculous and childish, and shows Brett’s true colors.

Some will say, “He loves the game too much,” and “You’ll never understand what it’s like until you’re on that stage.” They’re right, and guess what…I don’t ever want to know, if this is what I would become. Money and fame can’t be the reasons Favre is going back. He must have enough of both. He’s going back because of PRIDE, and as I said before this is why PRIDE is a deadly sin. Have fun Brett.

Peace

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  1. Marilyn
    August 5, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    I’ve been a Marino fan since his sophomore year at Pitt. And, have followed his career everyday since then. Marino would also be my choice as a QB; he’s class all the way. Favre had to abuse pain killers (or thought he had to); he is well known to be quite a drinker. It’s okay with me if he comes back to the NFL if he wants to. The Packers should stay dedicated to starting Aaron Rodgers. They will probably be rewarded with more effort than even Rodgers thinks he can give. The Pack needs to let Favre go to the AFC or at least to a different conference in the NFC. If Favre wants to come back, that’s fine with me. The Pack needs to let him go. In my humble opinion, Favre had his last best season in 2007. He’s shown fatigue in many games the last three years. That fatigue can only increase with age.

  2. August 12, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Marilyn,

    Now Favre is a Jet and they are anointing him Broadway Brett. It’ll be interesting to see him deal with NYC media pressures. At 38 he’s got 2 years max. I guess though the drama at the end of each season will be good enough cause to tune in…Maybe.

    Peace

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