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Can Brett Favre Improve Your Relationship?

August 24, 2008

The idea of football in general – and Brett Favre in particular – actually improving your relationship may sound . . . well, a bit silly.  At least at first glance.


But remember that old song: “How do you keep the music playing?  How do you think of new things to say?”


Well, now.  Can you see where we’re going with this?


Maybe learning a little more about football – and about Brett Favre – isn’t such a bad idea after all.


So here it is: all you ever wanted to know about Brett Favre.  Heck, we’ve even got Brett Favre authentic NFL jerseys for you to wear while you toss around your new-found brilliance.  Just make sure you save the talking for the commercials, okay?


Oh, and it’s pronounced Far-v, by the way.


So.  Brett Favre is one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time, a shoe-in for the Football Hall of Fame.


But perhaps we’re getting ahead of ourselves.  Since some of you are still new to the game (and/or haven’t read our book), we should explain first that the quarterback is the leader of his team.  He’s the guy who gets the ball at the start of each play, so the team’s fate is, to a very large extent, in the quarterback’s hands.  Which is why when a quarterback is as talented as Brett, he achieves the status of superstar.


Now.  What’s all the excitement about?  Well, as we said, after playing for the Green Bay Packers for the past sixteen years, and becoming an icon in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Brett has signed with the New York Jets.  And however Brett makes out in a Jet uniform, one thing’s for sure: he’ll fill the stadium seats wherever the Jets play.  The man really is a legend.


Which is part of the scenario here.  It takes time to become a legend, which means Brett Favre has been around for a while.  He’ll be thirty-nine on his next birthday, which falls on October 10.  Of course, that’s hardly considered old in the larger world, but in the sports community, especially in a role as demanding as NFL quarterback, it’s positively ancient.


Which is what led to the parting of the ways between Brett and the Packers.  He told them (and not for the first time) that, this year for sure, he was retiring.  But a few months into his retirement, Brett realized that he just couldn’t stay away.  Only by the time he got around to changing his mind, the Packers had already made up theirs: they were set to go with (gasp!) somebody else!


Frankly, in Green Bay, we think this may be a mortal sin, and heaven only knows what will become of the Packers without Brett at the helm.  That’s also a story we should be paying attention to, so look for a subsequent post on that subject.


For now, though, we’ll stick with Brett.  Which Green Bay may wish they had.   We shall see.


In our next post, we’ll tell you just how great the guy really is!!!