A Tale of Two Quarterbacks
Here’s the skinny:
– I wish Michael Vick all the best in his comeback with the Eagles. Is he a changed man? Time will tell. I don’t think he’s much of an NFL QB, quite frankly, though he is the most unique talent in football. But I really am pulling for him to put his life together once and for all, and the fact that one of the finest men in football, Tony Dungy, is in his corner can only bode well for Michael’s chances. He did some really stupid things, and then he paid for his crimes. He seems to be manning up to his faults. I hope he does well, and that if he’s booed, it’s because he stinks on the field, not because of his past failures. I hope that he develops a relationship with God in Christ, and that Tony Dungy and others mentor him into being a good man for the first time in his life.
– Brett Favre is a clown. His act was old three years ago, and the class act that we once thought him to be has dissolved by virtue of the silly games he keeps playing. Now the Vikings have signed him, and everybody thinks he’s the key to their Super Bowl run, when in fact he may be a Hall of Fame first ballot QB–credit where it’s due–but he’s also one of the most overrated QBs in NFL history, well past his prime, and a clown, to boot. Here’s Cris Carter’s take on the situation. Yes, the Vikings are a better football team with Favre, but principally because their QB situation was woeful pre-Favre, arguably the worst in the NFL. At this point in his never-ending career, he’s not even an average NFL QB. I predict he will come in and win a game or two with his noble gunslinging, and then he’ll lose an easily-winnable game or two by throwing a stupid interception that rookie QBs are taught not to throw. And if the Vikings make the playoffs–it says here they probably won’t–he’ll break the hearts of Viking fans with some stupid play at an inopportune moment.
Oh, and chances are, by signing with the Vikings, he’s just taken his name off the Packers Ring of Fame, at least for the foreseeable future. Every Green Bay fan is seeing red right now, and I don’t blame ’em. Nice job, Brett, ruining your legacy in Packerland by coming back with the Vikings, and demonstrating your goofiness by playing little silly children’s games with this on-again, off-again nonsense. You bore us, Brett, you really do.
I’m sorry, I just don’t get it. Why is this such a big issue? This is a business deal that a lot of people stand to benefit from. When news broke of Favre’s signing yesterday morning, the Vikings sold 2,500 season tickets by the end of the day and 8,000 single-game tickets. There was so much interest in Vikings tickets that Ticketmaster had to set up additional personnel to handle the volume of requests. Say nothing of the several thousand no. 4 jerseys that were already en route from Reebok to be available in the team’s three Minnesota Vikings Locker Room stores by today. You said it yourself, Favre is a marked improvement over the “woeful” quarterback situation in Minnesota. Sage Rosenfels? Tarvaris Jackson? John David Booty? That’s who Vikings fans should hang their hopes on? So what if a few thousand Packers fans have their legacy upset. I say if Favre can still perform at least as well as half the starting quarterbacks in the league (and you know he can) then let him play. If you can’t deal with it then don’t watch.
I don’t CARE if he plays, but the point is that he’s just a weenie, that’s all. Yeah, he’ll make the Vikes better, sure, and boost ticket sales and jersey sales, etc. I don’t think he should be barred from playing; I just think he’s a total doofus, that’s all.
Could you honestly say that you would not “un-retire” and skip 2-a-days for $12M a year?? Come on….you may not like Brett but you do have to give him credit as a businessman. He is a genius!
And just because ESPN makes a HUGE deal about the situation, don’t blame Brett because he isn’t TO who looks for cameras to talk into but rather the cameras look for Brett.
And you can also drop the act….we all know that you are only bitter because you are Sage Rosenfels cousin and now he can’t get you tickets to see the Vikings for free. Come clean!
Ha! Sage Rosenfels’ cousin, I love it!
My point is that the clown ought to cut the dramatics. Want to keep playing QB? Fine by me; he can play ’til he’s 50 and I wouldn’t care, and I don’t begrudge him the money, either. What’s old, and silly for a guy his age, is this on-again, off-again tease.