Don’t call it a guarantee. Do call it a sign of confidence.
In his regular weekly press conference on Wednesday, Brett Favre stopped short of making any Namath-like proclamations, but was willing to express his belief that the Vikings can and will beat Dallas Sunday at the Metrodome.
“Honestly, I see us sitting here next week having this press conference again,” Favre told reporters. “If that doesn’t happen, to me it will be a shock.”
Not exactly bulletin board material. Unless the Cowboys are extremely sensitive to perfectly reasonable statements of self-assurance by a player who is not poking them so much as building up his own teammates.
Of course, in today’s sports world, everyone takes even the smallest slight as a major diss, hoping to derive motivation from the trumped-up “controversy.” So, I’m sure someone on Dallas will make note of what Favre said, and try blowing it up into something 100 times bigger than it is.
And certain segments of the media (cough ESPN cough) will be more-than-willing to go along with the bit, for their own evil purposes.