A New Take On Favre As A Viking By A True Packer Fan

andy pechContributor IOctober 2, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 09:  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers calls signals against the Minnesota Vikings on November 9, 2008 at the Metrodome in Mineapolis, Minnesota.  The Vikings won 28-27.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

This is it, folks! The classic NFL moment we all love so much we can hardly stand it. The Green Bay Packers are playing against their hated rivals being quarterbacked by Brett Favre and the game is on Monday night.

Monday night.


Brett Favre.

Yes, I know all about Adrian Peterson. He is truly a machine. I liken him to a modern age Jim Brown.

Yes, I know all about Aaron Rodgers. He looks good. He doesn’t throw interceptions.

Yes, I am a lifelong Packers fan.

My heart has already begun to beat faster.

Monday night!

So what do I think about Brett Favre in purple?

Brett Favre is my all-time favorite player in any sport. Personally, I believe he is the greatest football player of all-time. I didn’t say the best quarterback but I believe he is the true, all-time MVP.

Guess what? I’m rooting for Brett Favre because I am a Packer fan. I want the world to know what I know because I have obsessively watched this guy’s every move for 16 years. I want Brett Favre to win a Super Bowl with the Vikings, not for the sake of the Vikings, but because I want the Packers to lay claim to the greatest quarterback of all-time.

Brett Favre would have all the records, all of those consecutive games, all of those unbelievable highlights, and they would be bookended by Super Bowls on two different teams.

In the hall of fame, the Packers would have undeniably the greatest coach and the greatest quarterback ever to coach and play the game respectively.

Why not let the Vikings share just a little bit of the legend, if that is what it takes? They’re going to give up just a little bit of their first Super Bowl to the Packers, if they win. The Super Bowl would always be remembered as Packer-great Brett Favre’s ride into the sunset.

A legend as big as Brett Favre might need to be shared a little bit. More accomplishment does not diminish him as a Packer, it only makes the legend stronger.

And if the Packers win this game, that’s good too. Wow, a Vikings game where I can’t lose.