Favre and The Packers Top List Of Drama Emmy Nominations

Tom JacksonCorrespondent IJuly 17, 2008

This morning, I checked out the recently announced Primetime Emmy Nominations. If you haven't already seen them, allow me to tell you the front-runner for "Best Drama".

That's right, the Emmy goes to Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers. What started out as workouts at a Mississippi high school is culminating into such a dramatic event that "Lost" will have to settle for silver this year.

Brett Favre gave in a tremendous performance at his retirement press conference in March. His portrayal of an NFL legend who finally had to hang up his shoulder pads was phenomenal. Of course, now we know that was just his superb acting.

Then, months later, the former Pro Bowl quarterback started to rise up from the deep. Football workouts at a high school in Mississippi sparked rumors of a Favre comeback. When it became clear that he wanted to play again, Favre and the Packers started to talk.

The Packers had moved on. They had replaced his character, er I mean roster spot, with Aaron Rodgers. They simply couldn't pretend it was all a dream and wake up to see Favre in the shower the next morning, seeming as nothing had happened.

Favre then sent them a letter for his release. This was the climax. People couldn't believe that Brett Favre, the face of the Green Bay Packers for almost two decades, was asking to leave. What may have been even more thrilling was that their response was  "no".

Brett couldn't understand, and yet, he couldn't get enough of the drama. He now starts to bring in a third party, the rival Minnesota Vikings. It didn't take long for Green Bay to find out about Favre's infidelity. The Packers are pressing charges on their division rivals.

The finale has left a cliffhanger. With so many ways this mess can go, it's hard to predict what will happen. It's sending chills up my spine.

Well, September 21st is the big day for the nominees. This powerful saga will conclude by then, and I just don't want to see it end. Will Ross and Rachel, I mean, Brett and the Packers, get back together? Time will tell.