This could possibly be the biggest sports scandal ever. In an unprecedented move, I have just learned that Brett Favre will be the starting quarterback for the New Orleans Saints in the Super Bowl. Saints head coach Sean Payton will switch quarterbacks before the Super Bowl, making Drew Brees the backup off the bench.
Favre has been a good friend of Sean Payton's for some time and a New Orleans Saints fan since childhood growing up in Mississippi.
The future hall of fame quarterback hatched this clandestine plan after the quarterback's infamous sideline midseason spat with Vikings head coach Brad Childress. Favre feared that Childress would embarrass him further in the NFC Championship game by taking the ball out of his hands late in the game.
Phone records show that Payton and Favre have been texting back and forth ever since the altercation.
Favre's fears became a harsh reality for the hard luck Vikings as the Vikes ran the ball late and ineffectively. The plot gained momentum when the Vikes were flagged for having too many players on the field, making it easy for Favre to pin the blame on the head coach.
Ultimately, the sinister scheme concluded by Favre tossing a last minute INT, sealing the fate of the Super Bowl hungry Vikings.
After the game Favre stated, "I would have loved to represent the NFC, but, as I told Sean throughout the year when we talked, if it's not us, I hope it's you guys."
All I can say to that quote is, "Hmmm...."
Now that the Vikings are out of the picture, Favre once again becomes a free agent, paving the way for him to help the Saints win their first Super Bowl and go out a winner.
In order to finalize Favre's unconditional release from the Vikings, a deal is being worked out that will grant Vikings owner Zygi Wilf a large percentage of the profits from the millions of Favre Saints jerseys sold leading up to the big game.
On the other hand, Drew Brees, a stand up guy who has put his team and city of New Orleans on his shoulders, now finds himself as the odd man out. "Breesus" will be relegated to the bench in "Favre" of the grandfather.
Finally, there has always been some back room whisperings in New Orleans that Brees was never Payton's top choice to run his feared offense; that in fact, Tony Romo was Payton's first choice. Payton coached Romo at both the coach and players alma mater, East Illinois University. Comparisons between Romo and Favre have been made for a long time, and now Payton will be able to have "the original" on his side for the Super Bowl.
Call it the ultimate back up plan, a Greek tragedy perhaps. The ole gunslinger has one more trick up his sleeve.