The selfishness of Brett Favre has come to the forefront this week. His tone has certainly changed once some excrement has hit the fan surrounding him and his Minnesota Vikings teammates. The Jenn Sterger case is progressing briskly at this juncture and NFL executives have made comments that a judgment is quickly on the horizon. The team is out of contention and they have essentially lost the advantage of hosting two home games these past couple weeks.
Favre’s streak of 297 straight starts recently ended at Ford Field. After this loss and no further chance to make the playoffs, Favre has hinted at numbness in his hand and a recently sprained shoulder. The team has implied they will soon place him on the injured reserve list to free up a roster spot.
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Favre is only interested in being an active member of the Vikings when he can be in the spotlight of a playoff run. When it comes to the nuts and bolts of training camp or playing out the season with little opportunity for glory at the end, he is nowhere to be found.
Randy Moss came under fire earlier this season for berating the food from a local Twin Cities’ restaurant, but Favre seems like the kind of guy who runs for the restroom when the check comes. The honorable thing would be to retire at this point, but then he couldn’t retain the remaining portion of the renegotiated contract that he held out for in the offseason.
It leaves me to believe that the team was disingenuous with Favre during the offseason about the seriousness of the situations regarding Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin. If Favre would have known that they would be absent for substantial portions of the season, it is hard to fathom that he would have come back to the team headquarters.
If this is indeed the case, then they certainly deserve each other and everything that has transpired. Each side was trying to get the upper hand through shortcuts and half truths.
It certainly is possible that my assertions and predictions will not come to fruition in the coming weeks, but one must consider where this blogger suggested that the last “home game” against the Giants should have taken place.
If that is the case, the check should be in the mail because I deserve a consulting fee. I’ve finished patting myself on the back now and the analysis will continue.