Raise you're hand if you think that Days of our Favre should get a daytime Emmy award for best drama? Looks like it's unanimous!
If you're a Viking fan, hearing this story day after day could truly make you sick. One day Favre seems completely giddy to wear number four for the purple. The next day, it seems that Fav-Ray will remain retired. This has been going on longer than any Viking fan can stomach. It's time to put an end to it right now! Well, one could hope, anyway.
The latest story of "Favre Watch '09" is that after getting surgery on his throwing arm, Brett Favre has been attempting to throw a football with little to no pain. This is a huge part of the saga being that if Favre did indeed want to stay retired, he would have never received surgery on his right shoulder to complete a tear in his throwing arm.
Now, reports are saying that the Minnesota Vikings are sending a trainer and a coach to talk to Brett Favre at his home in Mississippi and probably watch him throw. Of course, Brett Favre will be no where close to game or even practice shape after the surgery and just the fact he hasn't had a true football work out since the end of last season. So ESPN doesn't have to tell us that he's in no shape to play in a game.
ESPN is also reporting that the Vikings have "suspended" their courtship of Favre due to the fact that Favre did not show for the Vikings' Organized Team Activities or OTA. Why does Brett Favre have to show up to these? He's not under contract nor has he even been quoted to saying that he will sign with the Vikings. Once again, another completely dumb report from those at ESPN. Plus, it's no secret that a veteran like Favre would rather skip these OTAs and just attend Training Camp in July as he did with the New York Jets last season.
If you add everything up, it pretty much points to Brett Favre dawning a purple number four next season. He will probably hold off signing a contract until about a week before the Vikings start their Training Camp on July 31.
If Favre does sign with the Vikings, he will not have to throw 30 touchdowns for a successful Vikings' season. All Favre would have to do is take pressure off of the Vikings' running game. By having a veteran quarterback of Favre's stature, he would force opposing defenses to stop stacking the box which would open the middle of the field for Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor.
Favre would also have to complete the passes that Gus Ferotte and Tarvaris Jackson could not. Realistically, Favre would only have to throw about 20 touchdowns for the Vikings to be a better team than last season.
So Brett, we'll see you in purple in July and we'll stand in line for our Super Bowl tickets now.
And to end the drama until he does sign, just stop watching ESPN where they'll report something new if Brett decides to skip the cheese on his Bag-Mac. I can imagine it now...
"We have just received word that Brett Favre indeed stopped at a McDonald's for lunch today. He ordered a quarter-pounder with fries, but requested NO cheese on his burger. Does this mean he's dieting to make a return? Does it mean he's trying to get back at Wisconsin? For ESPN, I'm Ed Werder."
Dan Carey is co-founder of The Minnesota Sports Guys at http://themnsportsguys.blogspot.com/ and a sports-humor writer at www.BleacherReport.com. He can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 807-8280.