After a whole lot of waiting in the State of Minnesota, Tuesday was doomsday for the majority of Vikings fans. Former Green Bay Quarterback, Brett Favre, made the announcement he will not be joining the team in their efforts to win their first Super Bowl. Radio wonks in town have been salivating over the topic for more than three months. Dan Barreiro, KFAN Sports Radio, has began to call Brett Favre, "What's His Name?" as a result of the decision. He supports the notion that Favre will remain retired for good at this point. A tough call, considering the past history of the Favre saga. Most Vikings fans are either very glad that this fiasco is over or their dreams have been shattered and all hope has been lost. I am going to refer to Brett Favre from now on as "He-who-shall-not-be-named". With the amount of media attention he has received nationally and locally here in Minneapolis-St.Paul it is time to cut the cord and let it go. The entire 2009-2010 NFL Season awaits and it may have been great fodder and left hope for Vikings fans, but as a sports news junkie it gets a little old.
Finally, sports radio/television in this town can move onto some other interesting story lines in town. Maybe, the Minnesota Twins who are finally finding their stride within the American League Central or NCAA College Football which is right around the corner.
Moving on from the "He-who-shall-not-be-named" saga will not be easy because of all the hype created. Green Bay fans are laughing and having a good ol' time knowing their favorite quarterback threw a wrench into the Vikings Super Bowl plans. There is a quarterback battle going on in Mankato beginning tomorrow and it will be at the centerfold of all the criticism or praise this season. One things for sure, the Minnesota Vikings are going to play the Cleveland Browns in Week 1 of the 2009 NFL Season. At this point, I couldn't give you a strong answer on who will be under center.
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