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Don't give them the satisfaction


Before I begin, it should be noted I am not a Brett Favre apologist/fan/supporter. In fact, I get very, very tired of the circus he so willingly embraces during the offseason. That being said, if I were Favre, I'd just walk away. I wouldn't give anyone the joy of tearing me down even further than they already have.

Whether it's frat boy rants or Jenn Sterger nonsense, or regretful coaches who are second-guessing their decision to put all their chips on the table for one player, Favre surely doesn't need any of that. He could be relaxing in Hattiesburg, watching high school football, driving his tractor and counting his Wrangler money. It's pretty clear this isn't what he signed up for when that crew of Vikings "coaxed" him to come back for one more season.

Is quitting taking the easy way out, while denying himself the chance to finally play with Randy Moss? Absolutely, but is it worth the abuse he, his ankle and his reputation are taking?

I'm not so sure.

Favre has nothing left to prove, and his records are secure for a few seasons, anyway. (see Manning, Peyton). Furthermore, would another Super Bowl ring even help his legacy, considering the circus involved? While the Vikings fans would no doubt love to win a Super Bowl, how would they feel if it was the mercenary who led them there?

With all of that in mind, if I were Favre, the streak would not continue. It would end on the down-note that saw me limping into the locker room. Now, before you scoff, remember, Favre was willing to walk away from the NFL after throwing a game-ending interception in what would've been his last game.

More than once, in fact.

However, considering the fact that Brett seems to love the attention, there's no chance in hell the streak ends, unless he's physically unable to walk. Of course, if that happens, it wouldn't be surprising to see him roll out on the field in a wheelchair.

That would be followed by the loudest outcry of, "HE PLAYS FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME" and "HE'S JUST LIKE A KID OUT THERE" claptrap you'd ever seen and/or heard.


So yeah, maybe it's true. Maybe I do want him to walk away because I'm so freaking tired of the nonsense that follows him incessantly... But I'll never tell.

By Chris Richardson  |  October 26, 2010; 12:31 PM ET  | Category:  Brett Favre , Minnesota Vikings , NFL , Quarterbacks Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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