When I created my account here on Bleacher Report, I had not planned on writing any articles until the "official" (in my world, like many others, the football season is an endless cycle) start of the football season.
But after hearing the 4,444th report that Brett Favre wants to come back, I felt compelled to write something.
To this day, I still don't understand why I woke up so early that fateful Tuesday morning. Perhaps it was the freak snowstorm that left most of the state in a blanket of snow. On a normal day, I wouldn't get up until one in the afternoon. But on Mar. 4, 2008, I found myself wide-awake at seven o'clock in the morning.
As the current top-ranked player in the world in Quick Pick on NBA Live '08, I went about playing a few games to get the day started. During one however, I seemed to be off my game, and wary of pushing my luck while not playing well, I flipped my television over to ESPN.
Then, my world stopped.
Here we are, almost four months to the day from when Brett Favre hung up his cleats; yet it still seems as if a day cannot go by without another report that No. 4 is planning to make a comeback. I know I should treat today's report differently than the other ones that I simply blew off, but NFL "Packer" Live, with guest Al Harris, seemed to hit me hard.
He's got the itch. Brett wants to come back. At least that is what C-Mort would have us believe.
As a Packer fan, how do you respond to this?
It was just recently that I wore my Favre jersey for the first time since Mar. 4, and have been looking to find a Kampman or Jennings jersey to don during the 2009 campaign.
Today's developments have really thrown me into confusion. Would I want my favorite player of all-time to come back for another season?
In a heartbeat.
But do I want to go through another retirement of No. 4? Not particularly.
What seems to be almost as important is whether the Packers also have that same itch.
The future looks bright for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, just one offseason removed from the Favre era. The offense sounds like it will be geared up and ready to go under Rodgers' snap.
Will he lead the Packers to a Super Bowl in his first season?
The chances aren't high; still, he seems to be the player that everyone thought he was when San Francisco was on the clock.
To answer "A-Rod's" statement: I'm on board.
So, is it worth it to put the future of the franchise on the back burner if Favre wants to make a comeback?
Honestly, I don't know. In fact, I feel more confused than ever.
However, one thing is for certain: my back has itched all day, and I cannot stop the itch.
Go Pack Go.