Dear Brett Favre…: Suggestions Before Your Big 2010 Decision

July 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Dear Brett Favre,
Hello. Remember me?
I was the one wearing the green and gold No. 4 jersey in October of 2006 when you played the Eagles at Lincoln Financial. I’m pretty sure I was the ONLY one wearing a Packers jersey, surrounded by intoxicated fans who lobbed more slurred insults and one-liners my way than Roger Federer sees volleys throughout a full slate of ATP matches.
The verbal barrage didn’t bother me. Neither did the ugly 31-9 final score.
I was watching my NFL hero thread a pigskin through triple coverage. Watching you treat every single snap as if it was yet another unwrapped present under the Christmas tree.
Tearing into it.
Relishing it.
Playing with it as though it was the greatest toy in the world.
A decade prior, you were marching the Packers towards their first NFL championship in nearly three decades — at the same time I was graduating high school. 
The timing didn’t feel like a coincidenc...

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