Thursday, August 7, 2008
Our long national nightmare is over. Hallelujah.
But why all the fuss over a one-time Super Bowl champ? Yes, that's one more than I've won, but it ranks Favre up there with the legendary likes of Brad Johnson and Mark Rypien. If it truly comes down to rings, Favre is only slightly better than Barry Sanders: amazing individual stats, but to what end?
As for why the Packers let him go? Well, in the playoffs, the chances of Favre running the NFC playoff table without at least one game on the Frozen Tundra are remote. And, really, after a 16 game season and two or three playoff games, can a guy pushing 40 succeed in a night game(!) in Green Bay weather -- -2 and -24 wind chill last January? From the most recent looks of it, no.