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Brett Favre Isn't Out for Blood or Revenge: He's Out for Another Ring

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings adjusts his helmeti against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 31-28 in overtime. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Kevin RobertsSenior Writer IAugust 2, 2016

It's time for us all to take a deep breath. Naturally, because Brett Favre hasn't made a decision on his football-related future, we're all a little antsy.

We're getting irritable because training camps are approaching. People are talking about the preseason, the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and LeBron James.

So, of course, that spawns articles and gab about Favre wanting revenge on the New Orleans Saints, or some other random, ridiculous agenda that the 40-year-old demon grandfather must have.

Come on, people—really?

Are we really digging into Favre's comments that deeply that we can't even pry common sense from statements that can be taken out of context?

Let it be known: Brett Favre isn't returning to the NFL just to beat the New Orleans Saints. He may have had it in for Ted Thompson just a bit when he forced his hand that led to a trade to the New York Jets. Hell, he even admitted to it. Kind of.

Heck, he surely enjoyed beating his former Green Bay Packers in a 2-0 season sweep last year.

Who wouldn't?

But did he join the Jets just to stick it to Thompson and the Packers in 2008?


Besides, even if he did, it ended badly with a torn-up arm and his season ending in Week 17.

As for last season? His final game against the Packers was over before Week 10. Do you really think the guy returned to smash up the Packers and then just go through the motions for the final seven weeks and the postseason?

Judging by his Vikings finishing 12-4 and coming within a few poor plays of the Super Bowl, it's safe to guess an emphatic "no."

It's no different this year.

OK, so what if Favre beats the Saints, and then he loses to the Colts in the Super Bowl? Does he have to come back to get revenge on them, too?

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