Karma Is Gonna Get You Brett Favre
As the NFL season begins to unfold with the start of training camp, I believe it will be my duty to call out the injustices with the coaches and players as I see it fit. If you are wondering, I am not bias, I am as sharp as a baseball umpire, I call it like I see it. And from where I stand looking in, the Brett Favre-Vikings fiasco has gotten outlandish.
I admire the former Green Bay Packers’ quarterback, and literally jumped off his bandwagon two seasons ago. But the kinder gentler me, thought that a second chance was in order for the old gunslinger. So I watched a few Jets games last season in his support, having to eat my words in the first half of the season, when Favre looked like the Favre of old.
However, during the second half of the season, when Favre got hurt, his efforts seemed far fetched and his numbers slipped, calling into to question his ability to finish the season or even come back to play the next. But after the season ended, Mr. Favre created a broadway skit of song and dance again. This time, he adapted lines from the play Hamlet and his return was simply dubbed “to be or not to be”.
As the speculations heightened, the media, the fans and Brad Childress of the Minnesota Vikings starred in the long-running off broadway musical. We have gone through daily updates of Favre riding his lawn mover, to him hanging out with high school students. Then there was the on again off again meeting with Brad Childress. At this point I was in the I do not care about Brett mode.
To me, Brett Favre will always be a warrior, whether or not he plays in the NFL this season. He has already carved out his legacy, when he played for the Green Bay Packers. My question now will be whether or not his legacy is scared from all those indecisions. Maybe someone should send Brett a memo and ask him to write a note self (Go Out While The Going Is Good).
A NFL quarterback holds and retains certain honors and commands a lot of respect from his team and his other colleagues. The quarterback position, is one in which, you automatically assume, that this player is a leader. Oh well, so much for my assumptions, because Brett Favre has simply broken that mold.
So while I am here penning my frustrations with you Brett, lead me through your decision making process. As a fan who once thought the sun rises and sets with you in Green Bay. What’s up with the new edition Brett Favre? You should also be aware of the fact that I am not the only one asking for the old version of Brett Favre to come back.
I am fully aware of your shoulder injury, the surgery and all that jazz. But you have played for 18 seasons before and should be a good judge as to your ability or inability to return. After all you have been knocked down and out before. Help me here Brett.
Where is your assertive style, where are your killer instincts, how can I help you over this hurdle? If I must be honest with you Brett, this whole mellow drama is a made for a Reality Show sure fire hit. You see Brett you are missing your other calling. And by all means the script needs no tweaking. I think I am about to say “Action”. The main characters for this reality show will be no other than you, your agent Bus Cook and yes I said it here first – Brad “I Know Karma Is Gonna Get Him” Childress. At this point I am not sure who will stir the ratings more, you or Brad.
Coach Childress has been playing dodge ball with the fans, the media, his team and most of all his current quarterback. It would be only fair that we establish one fact going in – Karma is real and it will get you. Karma will be real for you, if you continue to string the Vikings along, and will be a reality for Childress, if he strings the current quarterback along waiting for you.
As you fully well know, no evil and calculating sins go unpunishd and the way I see it, you have been hogging the spotlight for that extra 15 mins for the last few years. Say it ain’t so Brett, tell me if its your ego that’s making you do this – come on blame someone or something else.
One piece of advise buddy – you can get off this moving train right now by throwing Childress under it. You can issue a press release eluding to the fact that Childress forced this drama upon you. Please Brett, just say you will not be bullied into coming back. Then submit your resume to the networks and join the “talking heads clubs”.
Leave the idea of playing to the players who has a one way ticket with their lugguge all packed to go. Withdraw yourself from the possibity of having karma hitting your way. On the other hand too, stay retired, cause karma is sure to get the Vikings and Coach Childress.