Brett Favre Reportedly Returns: 10 Winners and Losers

RM Herold@@BR_RollinFeatured ColumnistAugust 17, 2010

Brett Favre Reportedly Returns: 10 Winners and Losers

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    So, there is a rumor that Brett Favre is flying back as we speak to Minnesota and he is with his wife,  Elvis, Tupac and Notorious BIG.

    Some of what I just said is true.

    Actually Favre is joined by his three Vikings buddies -- defensive end Jared Allen, guard Steve Hutchinson and kicker Ryan Longwell.

    He is coming back to play and there are going to be some mixed feelings from around the league...

    Let's break them down, shall we?

10. Winner: Brad Childress

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    Childress now goes back to having a potential Super Bowl team as opposed to a possible 9-7 that might eek into the playoffs.

    And he gets rewarded for having the patience of a saint.

    Favre tried this in Green Bay, where he made himself a legend, and they shipped him to New York.

    Now he can go back to hosting PTI in on his off days in peace.

10. Loser: Lovie Smith

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    SAN DIEGO - AUGUST 14:  Head coach Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears looks on during the game with the San Diego Chargers on August 14, 2010 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  The Chargers won 25-10.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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    Without Brett Favre and with some favorable bounces, Lovie had a chance to sneak into the playoffs as the wild card.

    Now that Favre is back, Smith is looking to possibly breaking even and most likely losing his job.

    He can't be a happy camper, right now.

9. Winner: Tarvaris Jackson

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    GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 06:  Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson #7 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up before the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on December 6, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals defeated the Vi
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    This is one more year he gets to watch a Hall of Fame quarterback do it, and not have to hear people groan every time he makes a mistake.

    Pretty soon he'll start wondering when he will get his shot, but he's only 27 and if he's anything like Brett that will give him two more decades.

9. Loser: Sage Rosenfels

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    ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 14: Sage Rosenfels #2 of the Minnesota Vikings looks to pass against the St. Louis Rams during the preseason game at Edward Jones Dome on August 14, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Vikings defeated the Rams 28-7. (Photo by Joe Robb
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    At age 32, Rosenfels might end up retiring before Brett Favre. Every year he goes in thinking he has a shot to win the starting job and then poof!

    The Favre-man slaps him back down.

8. Winner: Vikings Fans

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    They went from hearing jokes about getting a high draft pick, to having a chance to avenge the playoff loss to New Orleans.

    There is nothing bad that comes from No. 4 coming back to the huddle if you are a Vikings fan.

    Unless I'm missing something.

8. Loser: Packers Fans

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    Without Favre you have the division locked up by mid October.

    With him...

    Now you have the double worst case scenario back, not only might The Vikings knock you out of the playoffs or take the division from you, HE might get another Superbowl ring before you do.

    But look on the bright side, Aaron Rodgers is making the decision to cut ties with Favre look better by the day.

7. Winner: Sidney Rice

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    MINNEAPOLIS - JANUARY 17:  Wide receiver Sidney Rice #18 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on after scoring a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on January 17, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minn
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    The Vikings deep threat had a breakout season last year as he constantly got open down the sideline and Favre always found a way to get it to him. The 6'4 wideout had as many touchdowns last year as he had the two previous years combined.

    His numbers were probably going to suffer as he got acclimated to which ever new quarterback replaced Favre.

    Happy days for Rice and his fantasy owners.

7. Loser: Adrian Peterson

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    NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs for a 19-yard touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisia
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    Though the threat of the passing game actually helps the running game overall, AP saw his carries go down by close to 50 and his rushing yards go down by 300 for the season.

    But being that he is a team player, his fantasy guys will be more upset than he will.

6. Winner: The Media

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    Just like with the Miami Heat in the NBA, Brett Favre is good for business.

    Everyone from ESPN to Bleacher Report to internet bloggers loves a good Brett Favre story.

    The business is Favre watching, and once again business is booming.

6. Loser: Jim Rome

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    And I don't mean that literally, Jim. So don't come after me with a burn.

    I'm just saying that many people say that they are tired of hearing about Brett Favre, but only Jim Rome carries the disdain on his face.

    Every story he does on Favre comes with a snide remark and a scowl.

    No one does sarcasm better.

5. Winner: Fantasy Football Owners

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    Now every member of the Vikings offense is worth twice as much.

    And if you grab Favre with your second pick, no one will laugh at you.

    He puts up numbers and so will AP, Rice and Berrian.

5. Loser: Joe Webb

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    The third string quarterback for the Vikings was probably on a high all week, after tossing a touchdown in the first preseason game...

    Now he might be out of a job.

    Damn you, Brett!

4. Winner: Jenn Sterger

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    The ubiquitous football fan gets at least five more minutes of fame added to her fifteen if she decides to tell more stories about her, Brett and her cell phone.

    If not, she can toss back on the cowboy hat and go make FSU fans happy again.

4. Loser: Oak Grove High School Football Team

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    How cool must it have been to have Brett freaking Favre teach you some things? And the extra media coverage probably was fun.

    But just like last year, it's over way too soon.

3. Winner: Vikings Owner

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    EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - AUGUST 18: Brett Favre (C), Mark Wilf (L) and Zygi Wilf show the media Favre's Minnesota Vikings jersey on August 18, 2009 at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. (Photo by Scott A. Schneider/Getty Images)
    Scott A. Schneider/Getty Images

    Now you don't have to feel guilty about your ticket prices, Zygi. Wilf might have heard some moans and groans if folks were paying top dollar for an 8-8 team.

    (In the picture, Zygi is the guy on the right, next to the old guy holding the jersey.)

3. Loser: Preseason Football Fans

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    Good luck getting your money's worth. If Favre doesn't like coming to preseason workouts, what are the chances he's going to play much during the preseason.

    But you do get to see how scary life would be without Favre.

2. Winner: Dr. James Andrews

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    No one swings a bigger scalpel than Dr. Andrews.

    Say what you want about sports commissioners, but this guy runs all of sports.

    Any day that he feels like it, he can make like the Roman Emperors and give a thumbs up or down to an injury and literally end seasons.

    I should've gone to med school.

2. Loser: Brett Favre's Ankle

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    If that ankle is hurt, no one believes it.

    The guy is 40+ and when he tried to play with a shoulder injury in New York, the results were disastrous.

    So what if his ankle is still hurt?

    Can he even tell anyone?

1. Winner: Brett Favre

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    If the guy is really healthy and just did this to know if anyone really cared about him, then he is the man.

    LeBron, I hope you're watching.

    This is how you do it, why settle for an hour on ESPN when you can have months?!

1. Loser: Vegas Oddsmakers

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    If they were taking money on Tarvaris Jackson leading the Vikings this year, they could be in for some serious pay outs.

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