If ESPN or anyone starts talking about Brett Favre, we change the channel. Period.
This is the 3rd freaking year we have to deal with ESPN’s love affair with Brett Favre’s retirement plan.
The funny thing is, I doubt anyone in America cares about Brett Favre and his retirement psych out routine that is in its 3rd season. Now things are getting unruly! Fran Tarkenton recently had the following to say on 790 the Zone in Atlanta.
Fran was asked about the whole Brett Favre retirement, un-retirement:
“I think it’s despicable. What he put the Packers through last year was not good. Here’s an organization that was loyal to him for 17, 18 years, provided stability of organization, provided players. It just wasn’t about Brett Favre. In this day and time, we have glorified the Brett Favre’s of the world so much, they think it’s about them. He goes to New York and bombs. He’s 39 years old. How would you like Ray Nitschke in his last year (playing for) the Vikings, or I retire, and go play for the Packers. I kind of hope it happens, so he can fail.”
On what more he feels the Packers could have done as an organization during the break-up with Favre:
“They did everything, but you get into a position, and I understand he’s been glorified so much. He’s been a great player, there’s no question about it, but it’s all about him. It is supposed to be all about your team. If you’re going to be the quarterback of your team, you need to be there in the off season workouts in March and April. Peyton Manning’s there. Tom Brady’s there.”
Fran’s take on what he sees out of Favre’s quarterback abilities or lack there of:
“I think he has been a great flamboyant quarterback, but he has made more stupid plays than any great quarterback that I’ve ever seen. Look at his final game in a Packers uniform. He blew that game against the Giants. He’s playing against Eli Manning, I love Eli Manning, but he’s still not a great quarterback. He’s not Peyton yet, or Tom Brady. He’s just a guy. And they’re (Packers) are playing at home, and they’re in a tight situation, they went to overtime and he (Favre) throws the interception that allows them (the Giants) to come back and win the game. He has done that and driven his coaches crazy all of his career.”
We grew up watching Favre since his rookie year when he led the league in interceptions. We watched him during his MVP super bowl season. Now we would like to watch him retire!