Brett Favre Is Who We Thought He Was

Mark PepponiCorrespondent IJanuary 25, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings drops back to pass against Scott Fujita #55 of the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Answer honestly! Were you really that surprised? Didn't you just feel it coming? With every beatdown Favre endured, every close call, every painful grimace on his rapidly graying beard, didn't you just know it had to end this way?

I think I heard cheeseheads laughing all the way from Wisconsin and I know I heard Viking fans reaching for the morphine, as this one had to be painful. But we all knew it was coming didn't we? With all due kudos to Denny Green, Brett is who we thought he was, and he let the Saints off the hook.

Favre was harassed all night and with every shot he took, he looked less like the the ol' gunslinger tossing the rock down on the farm. Or maybe he looked too much like Brett, tossing the rock down on the farm. Whatever, it became apparent that as time wore on, this might not end well.

Truth be told, we all know what we were getting with Favre.  The fans, the Vikings, the media, the NFL, and of course Brett himself knows. He is who he is, period. 

I congratulate Favre, and so should the entire NFL and its fans. His love for the game, toughness, and determination are the stuff of legends. He is one of those legends. As he passed Joe Montana for all time passing yards in the playoffs yesterday, it became apparent that this guy only knows one way to play: All Out !!

Favre wasn't the only  thief of success for the Vikings, as they  couldn't hold onto the ball, made costly penalties, and put Favre into what we all know at the time would be a passing situation. Would he pass or run? We all know how it turned out now.

The look on his wife's face after every hit was painfully in tune with what her husband was going through. I guess now its time to again decide if Brett wants it bad enough to take another shot next season. I predict he will be back for one more year. 

After all the morphine wears off in Minnesota, the fans should want him back is well.  Favre was the reason that the Vikings were in this position in the first place. He is true to himself and the fans.  

After all, he is who he says he is.