May 06, 2009

Favre in Purple

Looks like it's happening. I really honestly don't know what to think.

On the one hand, it'll fun to stick it to the Pack, and those games between the teams will be the most intense ever. On the other, he's been a Packer (almost) his whole career and they love him more than cheese in Wisconsin. Rooting for Favre would be like being a Celtics fan and having to suddenly root for Magic Johnson.

On the one hand, Brett'll be back in his Midwestern element, in the NFC North, in an offense similar to his old one in Green Bay, playing in a dome that should help him. On the other, Favre has sucked in the Metrodome for his entire career.

On the one hand, this is a team that is completely stacked, with just about every piece in place except for quarterback. On the other, when was the last team to sign a free agent QB and then immediately win the Super Bowl?

On the one hand, Favre has a long consecutive games streak and has never been injured in his career. On the other, he's got that bicep problem, and the older he gets, the more likely an injury is. Even Cal Ripken went on the DL eventually.

On the one hand, this team is just plain not winning a Super Bowl with Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels at QB. On the other, the guy's retired twice in the last two years- do we want a guy who isn't sure he wants to play football?

On the one hand, he'll bring some excitement to the franchise that's been missing for a long time. But on the other... do we really want to go through this whole "will he retire?" song and dance again next year?

Drew, of course, has some thoughts of his own.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 6, 2009 03:30 PM

If Farve signs with the Vikings, I'm pretty sure many, many Green Bay fans will hate him, if that makes it easier to cheer for him. I remember when Adam Vinatieri left the Patriots to sign with the Colts - you'd think a guy who'd come through as many times as he had would be bulletproof, but I read a bunch of "Vinatieri is dead to me" posts from Boston area columnists and bloggers. I think it was going to a rival that did it - Farve becoming a Jet didn't piss off people as much as rejoing the Norris division.

Posted by: Gib at May 7, 2009 09:24 AM
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