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Dawn Knight

Dawn Knight

The author of Taliaferro: Breaking Barriers and a high school English teacher.

Deeply disappointing


Mark Twain once said, "Put all your eggs in one basket and watch that basket." Well, Brett Favre is a very expensive egg in Minnesota's basket. Rather than invest in the long-term, the Vikes have invested in Favre, knowing he would be good for a couple of seasons at best. Although his past accomplishments speak for themselves, he was never intended to be a permanent fix, merely an attempt at immediate gratification. While last year's season could be considered successful, the Vikings didn't make it to the big game. This year they decided again on a short-term investment in a 41-year old quarterback, which obviously wasn't worth the risk.

Maybe more disappointing than that is the Cowboys, a team that began the season boasting they would be the first team to play a Super Bowl in their own stadium, their every move captured on the colossal screen at Dallas Stadium. They didn't just eat their words, they choked on them. Halfway into the season, with only one win, the Cowboys fired Wade Phillips, but the players on one of the most expensive payrolls in the NFL continue to disappoint.

So, which team's season is most disappointing? Neither. Favre is the song that is overplayed on the radio. At first you like it; it has a good beat, but pretty soon you're wondering, "Wasn't this just on?" Eventually you change the station as soon as it starts. And the Cowboys, well, they could use a little humility. Maybe now they'll stop referring to themselves as "America's team." So, the most disappointing team this season? The injury-plagued Colts, of course.

By Dawn Knight  |  November 23, 2010; 1:13 AM ET  | Category:  Brett Favre , Coaching , Dallas Cowboys , Minnesota Vikings , NFC Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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the new Vikings' coach will have his hands full when he runs up against coach Favre. To see what I mean, Frazier, try benching Favre for a few series!

Posted by: wp121606 | November 23, 2010 2:44 PM

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