LS2throwed wrote:You know what's funny that I never knew about, and something that'll make you laugh:
Brett Favre's last throw for the Falcons? An INT.
Brett Favre's last throw for the Packers? A playoff INT.
Brett Favre's last throw for the Jets? an INT.
Brett Favre's last throw for the Vikes? An INT.
Wow. You just can't make this stuff up lol.
As hilarious as that is, not one of those is "a 6 yard completion to the fullback allowing time to expire". Each one of those INTs (excluding Atlanta) was a last desperate attempt to win a meaningful game they had no business winning. In each of those games, the team did not play well enough to win and Favre was the only reason they still had a fighting chance at the end.
As much crap as he gets for his failure in the playoffs, he usually had a great performance going until that last forced throw. Favre's INT last year was the last bad thing to happen in that game - but if AP doesn't fumble one of those 38 times he did in that game, it probably doesn't come down to a final drive.
That's why I will miss Favre whenever the season arrives when he isn't on the field. He makes everyone play harder - his team, the other team. The game takes on a thrill - whether for better or worse, whether you love him or hate him, whether he plays for your team or the other team - unlike other NFL games. Whether its a storybook performance or a trainwreck you can't look away from, the man puts on a riveting show almost every game.
I wish people could ignore the off-field stuff long enough to appreciate the level of excitement he has brought to the game the past two decades. Some are willing to ignore more serious off-field issues by other players because "the guy is just exciting to watch". Yet, too many people like to jump on the drama queen bandwagon and bash Favre and wish he'd go away. For what? Being a dopey attention starved indecisive hillbilly? At least he's not getting in club fights, DUIs, drug-related suspensions, and getting arrested for random acts of stupidity. This is one off-field offense I find quite easy to ignore and laugh about.
I personally don't care what he does between February and September. Retire, unretire, get surgery, don't get surgery, call Mort, call CNN, call Al-Jezeera - I don't really care. But come Game 1 of the regular season, this guy has been entertaining me since I was a teenager. Whenever this ends, I am really going to miss it.