Thursday, August 7, 2008

Handicapping Brett Favre as a New York Jet

Reposted from YesButNoButYes...

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From the Sports Desk...

This story had progressed beyond absurd into the surreal. As many of us slept last night, Brett Favre was traded to the New York Jets for a draft pick. (Exact terms of the deal are not yet released, but it's rumored to be a conditional 4th rounder.)

As far as this working, I'll give it an 11% chance. When diva-like Brett starts forcing balls and racking up picks and the Post and Daily News run FAVRE FLOPS headlines, we'll see this ride off the rails. The Green Bay media treated Favre like Mickey Mantle. The snarky Gotham press will be ready to pounce when #4 starts screwing up. Favre will not be able to handle it.

What should have happened, is Favre retired with dignity, riding into the sunset as an NFL immortal. Along with Walter Payton, John Elway and Barry Sanders. Instead, he is now a punch-line for late night comedians. This isn't going to work.

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