Wow! It’s amazing the power of a text message and the lunacy of ESPN. The Brett Favre network devoted a whole day to the retirement of Brett Favre for a third time today even though there was no contact between Favre and any Vikings front office member saying Favre was retiring. The entire fiasco was based on reports of text messages supposedly sent from Favre to Vikings teammates.
This whole thing is following the Favre offseason program to the letter. Favre is under contract so he is technically a holdout. If he can create the appearance that he retired, the Vikings won’t look so bad for not fining him like any other holdout would be. What amazes me is that ESPN falls for it hook, line, and sinker. Simon Gruber (Hans’ brother) could not have said it better.
Steve Mariucci said on NFL Network that Favre just told him he has not retired and that he just needs more time to get healthy. If Favre is lying to Mooch it would be extremely disappointing.
While I had been telling everybody this offseason that Favre would retire this year, I realize now that I am wrong. The old gunslinger will be back with the Vikings in time for their Aug. 28 preseason game and will be in Green Bay Oct. 24. Providing he makes it that long on that [sic] bad ankle.
This is so much more fun watching from the outside. And the fact that the Vikings did nothing in the event Favre did actually retire is even better. Have you ever danced with the devil in pale moonlight? The Joker lives! HIs name is not Jack Napier, it’s Brett Favre.
Thank God for Aaron Rodgers. And pray he doesn’t get hurt. It’s the Packers and Cowboys in the NFC. Winner takes all.