Hey Other Teams, Wanna Get Rid of Brett Favre? Just Let the Vikings Win the Super Bowl.


Everyone knows that Brett Favre‘s primary motivation in returning to the NFL as a Viking was to stick it to Ted Thompson and the Packers.  With Brett and the Vikes dominating the Pack in two games this season, that mission would seem to be accomplished.

However, knowing Brett, I’m sure “sticking it to Ted Thompson and the Packers” means something bigger than simply beating them head-to-head.  It also means showing them that, when they decided to part ways with him, they were letting go of a Super Bowl caliber quarterback.

And the only way for Brett to prove that?  Win the damn Super Bowl.

If Brett did in fact bring home the Lombardi Trophy, he would not only prove his doubters wrong, he would also solidify his position as one of the 5 greatest quarterbacks of all-time.  And he would deliver to Viking fans the championship they have been longing for ever since the franchise first took the field way back in 1961, a feat that would transform him into a Minnesota folk hero of Paul Bunyan-esque stature.

And having accomplished all that, would Brett decide to ride off into the sunset like the proverbial aging gunslinger with no enemies left to slay?

Judging by Brett’s remarks in an interview with USA Today, the answer to that would seem to be, “Probably.”

“Yeah,” Favre said when asked if he would consider retirement should he and the Vikings seal the deal in Miami.  “I’d be pretty comfortable saying, ‘Hey, there ain’t nothin’ left.’”

Of course, with Favre, there is seldom any such thing as a definitive statement.  Admitting he’d have to consider retirement isn’t the same as saying he wants to retire or feels like retiring.

And even if he did retire, it wouldn’t guarantee he would stay retired.  As long as he can still throw, and there’s someone he wants to pay back for a diss, he will keep getting the itch.

Of course, age catches up with everyone, even Brett Favre.  It’s very possible that, these next few weeks and into the playoffs, we will be witnessing his NFL swan song.

And if the rest of the NFL wants to speed Brett out the door, all they have to do, it sounds like, is stand aside and let the Vikings get their Super Bowl.

Sounds like a plan to me.

Tags: Brett Favre Green Bay Packers Minnesota Vikings Ted Thompson

  • joe

    So you are cheering to send vikings back to mediocracy?

    Without favre this year – they are just a wildcard team – out of the playoffs in one game (again).

    Silly viking fans, don’t really know the game or what makes this team click.

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  • joe

    Where’s that little girl bernie jelinek?

    Guess she isn’t as tough as she talks – the thought of me puttin’ on a paddlin’ like her daddy when they tried to potty train her must have been too much for the little tyke.

  • http://Pennsylvania bernie jelinek

    The midget Packer fan Joey continues to put his little foot in his big mouth. Posing as a Cardinal fan, but we all know a disgruntled Packer fan , just by his profanity-laced rantings, you know the usual garbage-mouth ignorant 10-year old stuff. Geez, look back at your own posts dufus=Cardinals get beat=my prediction to the Niners, Saints get beat=my prediction to the Cowgirls, now your Packers will suffer the same fate against the Steelers Sunday. What happened mouth? Vikings can’t match-up with the Saints or Colts-give up, those are your own ignorant words, remember? If Jacksonville had a Defense like San Diego’s, the Colts(your other good team, would’ve lost). But you know something loser, the Vikings and Chargers will be in the Super Bowl, so you loser Packer fans like Joey can go back to their trailer parks, and continue to write dumb posts, because they don’t have beautiful wives and children like us wealthy Viking fans, don’t worry Joey, Obama will make sure you get your welfare check(he wants to share the wealth) , tell mom and dad to have a jolly Christmas, and Joey, don’t try so hard to be football smart, and get under peoples’ skin, i know being a Packer fan is hard since Favre left, but your qb=Buck Rodgers will get an early gift of sacks from the Steelers. Also, the steel cage is getting cold here in Pittsburgh, anytime your ready for a match give a holler, but do me a favor leave the farmer overalls at home in Wisconsin. Hey buddy, try a dictionary, cause i know you hillbillies can’t spell stupid(joestooped) or advice(joeadvise),but my favorite bottom-dwellers(joebottowdwellers). Now i know why his name is joe, anything longer could cause brain-freeze as he signs his welfare check. This just in, joe thinks Minnesota won the Central division(da geez joey, ain’t it da NFC North now?) Bus fares went up a quarter, loser.

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  • joe

    But bernie – you ramble like a 12 year old girl at the keyboard! Did mom and dad take your cell phone away?

    Keyboarding is a psychomotor skill that is learned through careful practice and combinations of different keystrokes.

    Eventually the fingers learn their place, first letter by letter, then short word by word, and then short phrases. This is called “chaining”

    It is usually taught with careful repetitions of carefully selected text.

    Eventually, Bernie, one has to learn how to put some thought into what one keys! Of course, I am sure that mommy limits the amount of time you get to spend on the computer each day.