Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Vintage Brett Favre: Advantage Vikings

In the Minnesota Vikings impressive victory over the Green Bay Packers Monday night 30-23, it is easy to see why Brett Favre cannot stay retired. He was a throwback of his mid 90's self, except maybe smarter in the sense of being less of a gunslinger than before. Last night he was 24 of 31 for 271 yards and 3 touchdowns. He did not suffer an interception, which speaks both for his accuracy and his unwillingness to force throws. He was precise, emotional (yet under control), passionate, and hell-bent on winning. Vintage Brett Favre. Just what you'd expect and what you'd gladly pay to see. By his comment after the game, I have no difficulty understanding why he cannot stay retired: "It never gets old, even though I do". He just can't give it up yet. If he continues to perform as he did against his old team last night, the talk of retirement might have to wait. But "Old Number 4" does turn 40 this weekend, and it is a long grueling season in the NFL, so time will supposedly tell again after all. But I, for one, am glad he was back behind center last night. I wanted the Vikes to have the ball all night, to watch that craftsman at work. We don't know how many of those performances Brett has left, but he certainly did not disappoint last night. Thanks 4!

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