Brett Favre. The topic of discussion moving from keyboard to keyboard on Sportsline. Will the saga ever end?
I'm praying that it does, and soon. Every time I hit the power button on my remote, guess who is being talked about? He's the lead story of nearly all these sporting websites. Not the anticipation involved in the start of training camp. Not the outrageous contracts being given to rookies in the NFL. Not even the Tampa Bay Rays' miracle of a story that is taking baseball nation by storm. No. It's Favre.
Favre, Favre, Favre. I admit that it is an intresting story. Questions are plenty in the predicament. How exactly is head coach Mike McCarthy involved? What do Favre's former teammates want? Is there a hidden motivation for Ted Thompson to start Aaron Rodgers? I enjoy hearing the many views that are held by fans. But is anyone really 'winning' this argument? Fans, players, coaches, and journalists are split into two groups: those who want the Hall of Famer, or those who want the unproven Heir to the Hall of Famer.
But the final result will be, in my opinion, disapointing. Favre will: A. stay a Packer and nothing's changed. B. be brought into another team and #4 will no longer be in a Packer's uniform. Or C. stay retired and #4 will no longer be a part of the NFL, except for in the memories of those who enjoyed watching him for so many years.
The saga will end. But will anyone win?