Favre More Exciting Than Carter, Moss and Cunningham Era

Dan BasilContributor IJune 19, 2009

1 Sep 1996:  Quarterback Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers celebrates during the Packers 34-3 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tampa Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Mandatory Credit: Scott Halleran  /Allsport

What perplexes me is that no one knows where this thing goes until it goes there. Has Minnesota had this much football excitement since Carter, Moss and Cunningham?

Good gosh, the folks in the Midwest should be glad that Vikings fans have something exciting to look forward to, and it's only June. The Brett Favre saga and the excitement surrounding it has been counter to the historically disappointing and anti-climatic story the Minnesota Vikings club has offered for quite sometime.

As for the Wilf family, they are winners anyway you spin the story. They have too much class and business savvy not to bring Favre to Minnesota. With Favre comes the media, with the media comes the viewing audience, and with the viewing audience comes the ka-ching! Frankly, if the secondary ticket market prices are any indication, it looks like the prospect of Favre could be having an impact on the price and availability of tickets.

Some are saying the Favre Vikings story is being over reported and dominating the sporting news wires. The only reason the Favre Vikings story looks over reported is that the Vikings have been under-reported for so many years. One could contend that if Favre ends up with the Vikings, no matter how the season plays out, it will be one to be remembered. And that is better than the forgettable seasons the Minnesota fans have had to look forward to each year as June and the Organized Team Activity (OTA) sessions begin.

Dan Basil - Field Correspondent, The Bleacher Report

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