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NFL: Brett Favre, Another Season, Another Rumor, Another Decision?

Here we go again. Another season of NFL football looms on the horizon, and somewhere sitting on a tractor in Mississippi, Brett Favre is getting antsy.

First, the Jets, then my Vikings, now, supposedly, the Eagles. Will the drama ever end?

I get it, Brett is an old pro, he’s been playing his whole life, and it’s very hard to let go. The camaraderie in the locker room, the butterflies a guy gets on game day when he has the ball in his hands with mere seconds on the clock, it’s a big deal to just walk away from.

He’s tried to walk away, sort of. So far, he’s just been unable to do it.

So, instead of lamenting the fact that Brett’s career is over in the minds of many fans and he should just give it up, perhaps we should just attempt to look at it from his point of view.

Why, because we owe it to him? No, as fans it’s all about ‘what have you done for me lately?’ And last year, Brett didn’t do much of anything. The year before, of course, looked to be the Vikes’ time, with Brett leading the way. Everything had fallen into place for the veteran, and as a fan I was loving the ride.

For me, it was great to see Brett shine again. There is something about the gun slinging quarterback that intrigues me. The whole concept of a guy throwing caution to the wind and putting the team on his back as he throws a Hail Mary pass is what the League is all about. No one personifies that mentality better than Brett Favre.

When Minnesota lost to New Orleans, I was crushed. Not surprised, but crushed nonetheless. I wasn’t surprised because when a player like Brett hit’s the field with his shoot first ask questions later mindset, it comes as no shock to anyone when he fails. After all, that’s the chance he takes every time he comes out of the huddle.

But, that loss cannot be squarely placed on Brett of course. To quote Doug Reemer in BaseketBall, “it took the whole team working together to lose this one.”

So, the next season comes, and we go through ‘the return part 3.’ Brett comes back, looking to vindicate not only himself, but his team. No doubt, this time, he was going to get it right.

As we all know, that didn’t work out too well.

Okay, you’re Brett Favre. Why are you even entertaining the possibility of coming back again, this time in a support role? It doesn’t make sense, you like being the General, you love playing the fourth quarter hero, so why take a backseat to Vick or anyone else?

Simple. You truly love the game. You have become a man playing football, raised a family, lived a full life, and the NFL has always been there, always been a part of your life. How do you give that up?

It could very well be that this is nothing but rumor. Brett could come out today and deny the whole thing. You know, like he did before. Three years in a row.

Or, we could all be on the edge of our seats once again, as Brett takes the game into his hands and tries to put to rest all the whispers that he should just stay home and let the younger players have their day.

Everyone dig in and get ready for the ride. Here we go again.

Maybe. Maybe not. Whatever.

[Reprinted from Bleacher Report]
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