One More Goat for the Midwest

favre_interception.jpgIn the pantheon of sporting goats, none has a more hallowed place than the guy who brings the season to an end.  Sometimes it’s a team effort (the 2009 Detroit Tigers along with the 2007 and 2008 Mets come to mind) but sometimes a single man takes that entire burden onto his shoulders and says, “Yes, I can and will end this season for myself, my teammates and the fans.”  Brett Favre is just such a man.

Being a fan of a team in the NFC North, Favre has been a thorn in my side for years now.  I was more than happy to see him leave the Packers and I wished him nothing but ill when he made his return to the barren wasteland of the North.  However, it warmed my soul to see him end this season the same way he ended the last couple: throwing an interception.  He is the career leader after all.  It’s only fitting.

I guess the only important question left now is not will he come back….again, but rather, would you call him the Bill Buckner or the Brad Lidge of NFL football?  Me, I’m going with Lidge.

-A

10 Comments

preaching to the choir!

I hope he’s finally done for real. I’m sick of the crazy media retirement circus every off season.
Melissa
Indians, Cardinals, and Tigers! Oh my!

Yeah, it was kinda cool seeing FAV-RE throw that INT! And I am not particularly a fan of the NFC North! He did have a very good season, and then, THUD! I’ll take Buckner…
Don’t believe for a MINUTE the “retirement” crap. He IS coming back.

He stayed true to himself. He went down being Brett. Doing Brett things. Sometimes it’s Bretty good. Sometimes it’s Bretty bad. Stevie Wonder saw that last pass coming.
http://thebrooklyntrolleyblogger.mlblogs.com/

great picture. why cant athletes just hang up the cleats in their moment of glory? i would like Brett much more if he graciously retired as a Packer. not in the circus way he did

http://pittpeas.mlblogs.com

It has to be Lidge. Pitcher >> Quarterback
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/

Who knows what this guy will end up doing. I’m sure it will be drawn out, though. I noticed you never mentioned which team in the NFC North your a fan of. Good idea…
Mike
http://burrilltalksbaseball.mlblogs.com

You have to wonder if he will come back in the Fall of 2010 just to get that last image of an interception out of people’s mind as to his last moment on the field.
Farve had been a monster on that same field for years, but the “Whodat Nation” mojo had a bit more power that day.
Sorry, not even going to go with my old team in this SuperBowl.
But hopefully I will be dancing on South Beach after the game in my Don Johnson canvas shoes and white sports jacket with the gold shirt with the black collar.
Going to make the 5 hour trip to “do that voodoo that I do so well”….(lol).
Going to be masterful fun in the sun.

Rays Renegade

http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

I’m over this already. I don’t even pay attention to the “should Favre retire” talk swirling around me up here. I even stopped writing on the team’s official fan site. Not to mention my A.P. jersey is being stored after its run in the laundry.

Is it March, yet?

http://heirloom.mlblogs.com

I, as a Packer fan, always hated when Favre would throw the interceptions a.k.a. 2008 against the Giants among many others. Yet, I took such a great delight to see it against the Saints. We Packer fans tried to tell him to call it a day. Remember Brett, those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

Aaron
http://mlbtribefan.mlblogs.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 66 other followers

%d bloggers like this: