Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Woe to the Elderly

My lord, how many times is Brett Favre going to lose a game by throwing an ill-adivsed interception in the final minutes while attempting to lead his team on a game-winning drive to come from behind and win? The first several times it happened, I'm not sure I even realized it as those instances were spread over a couple of years, they weren't all in nationally televised games, etc. By the time Favre was already getting kinda over the hill, he started doing this in big games. Major games. Playoff games. I remember he lost a playoff game at home in overtime for the Packers with a pick-6 to soem dude with long dreadlocks. I know about the hair because that's all you could see of him sticking out of the back of his helmet as he ran away from the camera towards the Packers' end zone after jumping right in front of Favre's telegraphed pass and taking it home.

Then there were the last few years, where this has seemed much more the norm for Favre than the aberration. Shit, even after Favre's incredible performance in the 2009 regular season of 33 touchdowns to just 7 picks, he still managed to find a way to end his season and dash the hopes of millions of Green Bay fans around the world with a horrible interception in the NFC Championship that cost his team a game that they were down three points in with just seconds to go in the game. And they were already in field goal range! And now last night, after getting embarrassed in the first half by the Jets' defense, Favre comes out, finds Randy Moss on a picture-perfect run and catch play, finds Percy Harvin on a nice crossing route, and before you know it, his team is down just 2 points and with the ball in their hands in the final two minutes, needing maybe 30, 35 yards from scrimmage to secure the game-winning field goal.

And then boom, another interception. Another pick-6. Another loss for Favre who just cannot control himself when it comes to thinking that he can thread any needle, pass into any kind of coverage, find any seam imaginable.

Brett Favre sucks. Between his injured ankle, the throwing elbow that is clearly plaguing him more than he is letting on based on how tenderly he treated it all through the second half last night, the ongoing issues with his idiot coach Brad Childress, the injuries to his wide receiver corps, how horrible his team is this year, the incredible disappointment of failing to even come close to the fans' expectations for the Vikings this season, and now on top of all that, the allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances to a female New York Jets employee including sending her unwanted pictures of his package, how much is that guy desperately wishing that he never came back to football at this point?

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Blogger Bayne_S said...

He probably just looks at his $1 Million dollar game check and thinks I can afford to give wife half.

11:27 PM  
Blogger lightning36 said...

Mid-life crisis. Move along ... nothing to see here ...

11:30 PM  
Blogger Drizztdj said...

Horrible offense. Not horrible team. The Vikes defense is playing like they should be.

I just hope Favre find a way around the injuries to tape together a mid-to-late season run.

8:57 PM  
Blogger ChicagoRy said...

Tough schedule, injury and no preseason is probably a reasonable explanation.

If they are healthy, they should end strong though, especially as Favre has more of the timing down with the wideouts (Moss!).

I haven't watched every game, but they also seem to be dropping a lot of passes.


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Blogger GnightMoon said...

Was thinking the same thing you mentioned at the conclusion of this post, how Favre makes this close decision every year and this time he made the wrong one.

4:11 PM  

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