On Sunday Nov. 1st, the Minnesota Vikings will meet the Green Bay Packers for the second time this season. This battle will take place at Lambeau Field, the sight were Brett Favre sealed his legacy as an NFL Legend. The Vikings injury report lists Favre as 'probable' with a hip problem for Sunday's action... HA HA HA!
I understand that it is protocol to list any injured player on the injury report, but everybody who is a fan of football knows that Favre came back for three reasons.
One, he has great passion for playing on Sundays. To steal a line from rapper 50 cent, "he loves it, like a fat kid loves cake."
Two, to win a Superbowl. Only so he can retire in the post game press conference and unretire at the end of next seasons mini-camps.
Three, so that he could have the chance to stick it to the coaches and front office for not allowing him to show up to camp when he wanted.
Everyone has their opinions on which one of those things brought him back the most and this weekend all three of those motives will be in full effect come kick off time.
When Favre jogs out to the huddle with his chin strape undone, it will be the 299th consecutive time he has done so.
The Vikings have his status listed as a limited participant, meaning less than 100% participation. The man retires to avoid off-season workouts, go figure that he didn't want to fully participate in practice. Plus he threw the ball 51 times last week.
If Favre had to have Dr. James Andrews give him an artificial hip sometime this week, Favre is going to play.
There are a lot of things that are probable in this up coming revenge fest, but possibly not playing isn't one of them.
Things that are probable: close up shots of his family, Mike McCarthy, and Ted Thompson after almost every play;
Favre throwing a slant route for a touchdown or finding his tight end over the middle for a score in the redzone;
Favre breaking records for interceptions, completion, touchdowns, and various shades of grey in his beard; and
More than likely the classic throw into double coverage for an interception.
Highly probable is a slap to the ref's back side during one of his child like celebrations.
Last but not least, even a sighting of the man who wishes he gave birth to Favre himself, John Madden. Yes, folks, John Madden somewhere right now is probably traveling on his bus in route to the game eating a piece of his famous Turducken.
For anyone who is not fimilar with Favre's impressive ability to make it out week after week, its like a losing season for the Cleveland Browns or another face lift for Joan Rivers, its going to happen.
I'm sure that we are in for a very entertaining game whatever unfolds, and I, like many of you are listed as PROBABLE viewers for the epic showdown.
All of those things that I have stated are possible and some may actually happen.
Favre could get struck by lightning and soil himself but he would still play. He would order up a fresh pair of pants from the trainer or play in a pair of wranglers. One thing is for sure, number four will be in and on his game when they mix it up with Green Bay.