Ok, I know this is a church blog and there are much more “weighty” things to concern ourselves with and there will be some more “weighty” stuff coming soon here but I felt compelled to chime in on the decision of Brett Favre to join the Vikings again.
I’m from NJ and not a football fan (although, in order to choose a team, I’ve been a Giants fan all my life). So I don’t know all the history of the Green Bay Packers and the legacy of Brett Favre.So I speak as a casual observer, who couldn’t help but get caught up in the excitement of last season. I’m not here to quabble about millions of dollars, skipping training camp or all the other periphery that surrounds this story. For me, at the heart of this is a story of the unexpected, the turn-around, and depending on how you look at it, the unlikely underdog. I love a good story and this is one. Obviously, last year’s story would have ended well with a Super Bowl win, but it didn’t and maybe that’s a little more honest and real to life anyway. But the arrival of Brett Favre to Minnesota, has me interested in football (which is no small feat). I look forward to watching some games, and following the story. You see part of the story for me is being a NJ/NY guy I knew that Favre went to the NY Jets and was viewed as washed up and “over”. Last season he showed he was anything but. Who knows what this year will be, and while it may not very popular with some, I am rooting for Favre and the Vikes! It will be an interesting season to watch!