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Brian Tarcy

The author of The Complete Idiot's Guide To Football with Joe Theismann and the creator of the NFL humor prediction website Whatzgonnahappen.com

Minnesota hostage crisis

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We are now into week 3 of the Minnesota Vikings hostage crisis in which Brett Favre is holding the franchise hostage - chained to his diminishing skills.

I expected Favre to throw a traditional heartbreaking interception at the end of the season but I figured he'd play the tease-the-media game along the way to his destined final mistake of the year. I didn't expect he'd be so bad, so old, so soon.

So yes, I am surprised by the suddenness and the severity of the Minnesota hostage crisis. I knew the team was chained to his ego and whims. I hadn't realized or maybe remembered how quickly the great ones lose it.

He still has weapons and he's sure to have a few good games this year, but I suggest the only way the Minnesota Vikings are going to the Super Bowl this year is with a ticket. And that's a surprising thought after only two weeks.

By Brian Tarcy  |  September 21, 2010; 11:12 AM ET  | Category:  Minnesota Vikings , NFL Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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