Archive for July 5, 2008

It’s that time of the year when NFL rookies are looking to milk the franchise that drafted them out of every last penny, the time of year when lets be honest not too much is happening – so why the hell do we have to be subject to hour upon hour and column upon column about Brett Favre, the alleged retired quarterback.

Yes with the Green Bay Packers he has set a record for consecutive starts that is unlikely to ever be beaten, yes he has passing records, touchdown records, but lets take a look at Favre’s wins in the game that REALLY matters, the Superbowl.

One win in his illustrious career, and only two games in the final dance, despite 16 active NFL seasons, is not in my opinion a good enough return.

We all know and love Favre for his ‘gunslinging’ attitude, his ability to never miss a game, and even his cheeky smile, but here is one thing you may not know, Favre commited 435 regular season turnovers.

I say MOVE ON Green Bay Packers, just come out with a statement saying you will NOT be re-signing Favre and be starting Aaron Rodgers in 2008, and save us, the fans worldwide, even those in England, from more Favre umming and aahhing – even my wife groans when Favre’s face appears on our tv screen.

Rodgers could be the next Steve Young, who after living in the shadow of a legend for a long time proved he had a Hall of Fame career of his own. No I’m not calling Aaron Rodgers a legend, but for the sanity of the NFL we need to MOVE ON and give Rodgers a chance to prove himself.

Does NFL Network have absolutely nothing more to report on ? If the answer is no then howabout hiring me to get some content. Whilst I am at it here are some NFL Network features for their programming

  • NFL Quarterbacks and their pets – prove that the superstars of the NFL do love animals – does Tony Romo have a chinchilla ? Does Donovan McNabb have a worm farm ? We NEED to know !
  • Who is the best long snapper in the NFL ? Is it the Redskins Ethan Albright ? Is It the Chargers David Binn? The debate rages globally every day – so why not settle the score with a 2 hour special
  • What happens to players who get cut ? What do they do ? Do they really end up stacking shelves or what?

PS – Just for fun I have added a pic of Brett in a Falcons kit (see above). It’s one of sports great ‘What if ?’ questions isn’t it – If Brett started for the Falcons would he have been the same player ?

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