Excuse this brief post re something pertaining to football (I’m very much enjoying the movie discussion!). As many of you know Favre has “retired” again. We’ll see if it sticks – sounding like it will. But I was reading a Peter King article Monday (Peter King may be one of Favre’s best friends) and came across an interesting sentence. Here is the article in its entirety. Below is the snippet I found curious (Peter King is the first person here):
Tannenbaum wanted Favre badly. I said to Favre he should at least talk to Tannenbaum; why wonder sometime down the road if it might have been a smart way to spend one or two final years in the NFL? A few nights later, Tannenbaum and Favre finally spoke and Tannenbaum began the sales job on Favre.
Uh, isn’t Peter King a journalist? He admits in the article to having grown close to Favre over the years, but, um, isn’t he a journalist? Can’t help but wonder if in the process of encouraging a meeting with the Jets, King also stoked Favre’s fire toward TT and the Pack?
To be honest (an expression that begs the question: do I usually lie all the time?), I will admit that I am suffering from Favre fatigue. I will always respect him and as time heals things, I’m sure I’ll be fine letting him back into my Packer world. But for now, I’ll just say it’s been a sad ending to what really has been a great career. And his final season, in a way, was somewhat representative of his career: incredible start, breaking records, leading a 4-12 team to an 8-3 record, highest completion percentage in his career, only to be nagged by interceptions and erratic play down the stretch that contributed significantly to the downfall of his team – but like he did almost every year of his career, he still finished with a winning season.