Oh Brett Favre, when did America fall out of love with you?
Was it when you left the Packers? Could we just not bear to see you in a green that wasn’t paired with yellow? Was it the “will he or won’t he” discussions that dominated ESPN and sports radio every summer for three years? Whether it’s a politician or an NFL quarterback, can we simply not tolerate a flip-flopper?
Was it the text-messages of his penis?
I’m going to vote for option B, the flip-flopping. I must include myself in the group of football fans that found themselves enamored by Favre’s gunslinging, youthful exuberance. How could you not love the excitement that Favre brings to the game (unless you’re a Bears fan, I guess).
The problem is that Favre’s cycle of retirements and comebacks have rendered him nothing but a drama queen. What once seemed like an all-encompassing love for the game, one that would not allow him to quit, now simply looks like ego. Fans have grown weary of his decision-making and lack-thereof.
Sure, he can still sling the football. But don’t you find yourself surprised anytime Favre makes a great play on the field? Shouldn’t we expect greatness from our all-time superstars?
By emerging from retirement on more than one occasion already, Brett Favre has fashioned himself as the X-Files of pro football. He refuses to just stop and be proud of what he has accomplished. Like the famous sci-fi show, his later seasons are just a shade of his earlier seasons.
That’s the argument against another comeback if you once liked the guy or still do. If you’ve always hated him, well, there’s that.
Rumors have emerged over the past few days that the Philadelphia Eagles are looking to Favre as a backup for Michael Vick. These rumors have been vehemently denied, but a curious tweet popped up from Michael Vick yesterday. It read –
I would be honored to have Brett Favre as a backup. That will be amazing Learning how to toy with defenses the way he did his whole career.
The tweet was later removed – or vanished under suspicious circumstances, who knows?
Along with the FOOTBALL BACK trend discussing the probable end to the NFL lockout, Brett Favre has enjoyed a place atop the Twitter trending topics all day. The responses to a possible comeback are not positive (to put it nicely).
#NFL Update: Faced with Possible Return of Brett Favre, Most Fans Prefer Lockout
Just retire already Brett Favre!!! NFL stands for No Farve League.
WHY are they talking about Brett Favre on Sportscenter!? Just let it go. He’s retired. If he comes back again I’m boycotting the NFL
Are we seriously talking about Brett Favre again?
Brett Favre is like herpes. Neither one goes away.
Just got a text from Brett Favre. He is not signing with the Eagles. He’s also not wearing pants, apparently.
Even Waffle House is getting into the Brett Favre mix –
What do you think? Would Favre make a good backup somewhere? Let us know in the comments.