I loathe you, Brett Favre.
You couldn’t stay away, could you? Is your “legacy” not enough with what it is?
Apparently, not. Paul Walsh from The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Favre will sign with the Vikings after publicly retiring (again!) only weeks ago.
Let’s make this clear. The only thing Brett Favre is retiring from is fall camp. What’s next? Practice?
Vikings fans – the only championship your team will reach is one your guide them to playing Madden NFL 10. Brett Favre will start hot, his arm will melt down (because that’s what happens when you are in your 40s), and the season will slip away. Meanwhile, Chicago upgraded with Jay Cutler in the offseason and Green Bay will only be better (Detroit – not even going there).
So long, Brad Childress. When this fails, you’ll be gone the way of Eric Mangini. Brett Favre used to kill defenses. Now, he kills coaching careers and fans’ hopes. This is a gamble you won’t walk away from holding anything but the ashes of your dreams. I realize this probably was way above his head, but this is another example of a head coach in the NFL who doesn’t have enough power.
Mostly, I hate you, Brett Favre, because you prove the old adage about athletes who can’t walk away while the walking is still good.
Let me make this clear. You have nothing left to prove. This is all about feeding your ego because, in spite of your accomplishments and the opportunity to move forward and do something else with your life, you have nothing bigger in your life than your ego.
That ego built your “gunslinger” mentality and it’s also what has caused you to falter in your latter seasons. It will be that ego that will define your career as well. They’ll have to induct you and it in the NFL Hall of Fame when, and if, you can actually stay gone for five years.
So, Minnesota, you got what you wished for. Your quarterback in a bottle has landed and you have opened the box of the Favre-media machine. Just like those who opened Pandora’s, you will wish you had never gone down this road once you are burned by the ever-expanding Favre ego.