Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Same old story from Brett Favre on Monday night - Jets v Vikings

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre reacts after throwing his 500th career touchdown pass to Randy Moss in the third quarter against the New York Jets in week 5 of the NFL season at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on October 11, 2010.   UPI /John Angelillo Photo via Newscom

Last night was Monday night football, Brett Favre's Vikings against the Jets.  All the story lines throughout the week from Brett's photography to Randy Moss trade to the cocky Jets.  Have to say there were no real surprises though.  The first half was dead boring.  Maybe the pouring rain had a lot to do with it but both sides passing games were pretty woeful.  Brett looked old and slow and Sanchez looked young and slow.  Vikings should have been happy with the score at half time.  Then in the second half the old gunslinger came to life.  Throwing like a kid again (I know corny and all these cliques have been used before) throwing a great ball the Randy and a couple to Harvin to get the Vikes back in the game.  Then just like old times at the end of the game Brett throws a inception which is returned for a TD.  Sound familiar?

I got to say I am starting to feel a little sorry for Favre.  At the start of the season I was pretty pissed off that he came back.  I know this time his team mates begged him back but I also was mad that he came back the other 2 times as well.  I couldn't blame Green Bay for wanting to get younger, they had a stud in Rodgers who will likely play well for them for the next 10 years.  They hung on to him as long as possible but he just wouldn't leave.  Then he went to New York, OK that's fine.  He wanted to play again and he wore down throughout the season and finished poorly and the Jets didn't make the playoffs largely due to his infamous interceptions in key moments.  But then to come back again with Minnesota just to rub it in Green Bay's noses and then again.  And now with this latest scandal which may or may no be true (time will tell).  Whether it's true or not its out there and the damage has been done.  I still think the Jets 'leaked' that story.  He could get suspended and his most cherished record the playing streak is in danger.  Added to the fact that his elbow tendinitis is getting worse than ever (according to Favre himself), it's going to be a very long season for the old man.  Tavaris Jackson better get ready.  Wonder how Randy will feel about the QB situation then.

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