The final play had just taken place Sunday against Miami, and Brett Favre got the hell out of there avoiding handshakes and interviews. It's not the first time he's done that, but for his sake, I hope it's the last time he does that.
Early in his career, Favre won MVP's, but could never beat the Cowboys. Finally, Favre's Packers got through the postseason without playing them, and won the Super Bowl.
The next year, the wheels fell off. In the Super Bowl against the Broncos, Brett threw a pass to Mark Chumura that never had a chance of being complete. And the collapses only began.
INT's and a last second TD catch by Terrell Owens derailed the Pack in the playoffs, followed by two interception-filled seasons without the playoffs. But from 2001 to 2004, the Packers would make the playoffs, only to see Favre throw either critical interceptions, or way too many to recover from. That has been the Packer's seasons since 2001.
This season, Brett and the Jets started 8-3. Super Bowl talk was in the air. But, Brett said to himself, "Wait a minute, I'm Brett Favre. Super Bowl? I don't think so."
Favre preceded to throw two TD's compared to nine INT's in his teams' 1-5 finish.
Vintage Favre. If he has a chance at something special, he has to throw a highly critical interceptions, or way too many for his team to recover from.
But Favre gets away with it. If we all honestly thought about what our thoughts would be about Donovan McNabb if he also single-handedly destroyed his team's chances year after year.
It wouldn't be good thoughts. There would be no McNabb worshipers making an excuse for him ruining their team's season.
But there is for Favre, and there always will be.
Favre is a first-ballot hall of famer, and is one of the all-time greats. But for four or five years, he has been very mediocre.
Now is the time for Favre to hang 'em up. No more daily soap operas. It would be wonderful for everyone if Favre realized that the world does not revolve around him. It would be wonderful if Favre's crave for the spotlight would just go away.
Sadly, we all know that won't happen.