Indecision 2010: A Case in Defense of Brett Favre’s Annual Waiting Game

July 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Training camps across the NFL will open at various points this week, including the Vikings’ camp in Mankato, Minn., this upcoming Friday.
Of course, Brett Favre will not be there.
Instead, Favre will be infamously mowing his lawn, playing football in the mud (and Wrangler’s) with high school kids, and hemming and hawing about his 2010 plans.
And despite enough Southern charm to sweep Scarlett O’Hara off her feet, Brett’s summer ritual of indecision has rendered him the target of more antipathy from NFL fans than anyone except Michael Vick.
Among the chief complaints trotted out by these detractors is Brett’s observable allergy to training camp—his apparent belief that 18 years of experience and a clear understanding of his physical conditioning is justification enough to show up on his schedule, as long as it’s before Week One.
Following the blueprint laid out by Roger Clemens, the perception is that Favre esteems himse...

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