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Favre now the league's ultimate flip-flopper
Posted Jul. 29 at 03:12 AM
Jim Souhan of The Star Tribune has a nice column today on the Brett Favre saga.
"Favre probably feels that if he didn't play well this season, he could tarnish his legacy," wrote Souhan. "It's a little late for that. Brett Favre will be remembered, especially in Minnesota, as the most self-centered great quarterback in NFL history."
Souhan also points out that Brad Childress could have avoided this mess if he had simply put a deadline on Favre initially -- allowing the Vikings to get on with their season.
"Only the Packers, and their fans, are winners today. They recognized Favre for the unrepentant flip-flopper he is, and pushed him out the door rather than spend every offseason fighting through Favre Fatigue. This year the Packers will neither have to deal with Favre nor face him. The Vikings wish they could go back in time and sign up for that deal."
The column is worth a read.
Posted by ANDY RICHARDSON | Jul. 29 at 04:25 AM
Hopefully any list of self-centered great quarterbacks includes the guys who forced the teams that drafted them to trade their rights to other teams, guys like John Elway and Eli Manning. What's funny is that the Vikings had a similar song and dance with Dan Marino a decade ago. Oh well. Anyway, I'll believe Favre's staying retired when week 1 rolls around and he's not on a roster. Maybe.
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