The Fall of Brett Favre Will Be Painful to Watch

August 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Watching Brett Favre getting smacked by Patrick Willis of the 49ers today, in Brett's only series of his 2010 debut, reminds me of the wounded general who limped off the field in last year’s NFC title game.
I understand that Brett's ego won't allow him to go out the way he would have—by throwing an interception in the NFC Championship Game in a situation where an incomplete pass would have allowed the Vikings to attempt a field goal and possibly prevent the Cinderella story that was last year's New Orleans Saints.
Go ahead, Favre fans, admit it: You wanted Favre to retire. You've seen Favre take hit after hit and grow old in front of your eyes, and you don’t want to see any more—or do you?
The NFC Championship against the Saints was the equivalent of a prize fighter giving his last hurrah by peaking in the fight of his life but coming up short; even Brett Favre said that last season was his best.
No, I'm not saying Favre didn't perform admira...

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