Friday, October 29, 2010
Brett Favre should retire....now
It seems like a bad drama flick that just won't end. The lead actor won't fess up to his poor performance. The director promises that the sequel will be better. And even the media hype has reached ridiculous proportions. But it's time for this saga to end. Brett Favre should thank his teammates, coaches and fans, and call it a career. Not once the season is over. Not pending the results of the next MRI on his elbow, or whatever body part is ailing him at the time. Not even when his Vikings are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. There is little more for Favre to accomplish, and the Favre sob story press conferences that ESPN shamelessly replays like a B movie on TNT have become so irritating to the general public they're almost like fingernails scratching against a chalkboard. Life goes on. ESPN will still draw ratings post Favre. The NFL will still be able to sell tickets, even in Green Bay, where a legend not named Favre is still etched on the league championship trophy, and in Minnesota. And Brett Favre will be able to get on with his life, and perhaps work on repairing the damage to his family life the scandal with Jenn Sterger has done. And, most importantly, those people who are not really fans of Favre can turn on Sportscenter without having to watch an entire hour devoted to him. Even as I write this post, it makes me sick to think I am contributing to the whole debacle that is Brett Favre. But this is the last time I write about the man, and hopefully last Sunday was the last game he played. Ever.