Brett Favre's Memo to the Minnesota Vikings: It's All About Me

Larry SnarkvilleAnalyst IDecember 22, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 13:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals on December 13, 2009 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Bengals 30-10.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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For a guy who comes across as, dare I say, "likable," Brett Farve's actions over the past years have worn themselves as thin as his graying beard (and mine).

Living in the New York metropolitan area, I listened all last year as Jet fan after Jet fan jumped on, then off the Favre bandwagon during the Jets' late season swoon under his guidance.

Let's face it: he played the Jets the fool as he accomplished his real goal of taking a one-year playing hiatus in order to exact his true aim: vengeance on the Green Bay Packers.

The Packers had the audacity to think it was time to move in a different direction without his approval. Once they did, Favre was out for revenge.

He'd have to wait a year, but he finally got what he wanted this year by signing with the hated Vikings.

And he's had his way so far this year.

That was until last week when his true identity reared its ugly head again.

Apparently, Viking head coach Brad Childress didn't get the memo.

Seems Favre didn't want to be pulled during the Vikings loss to the Carolina Panthers. In that game, Childress wanted to replace Favre as the Panthers were putting a hurting on Minnesota. 

You know. Shake things up a bit. See if we can get back in this thing.

But just like he did to the Packers and Jets, Favre kicked and screamed his way to getting his way again.

It'll be interesting to see if Favre wins another Pyrrhic victory and the Vikings' end of the year hopes go up in smoke.