UPDATE: 3/4/08 -- Brett Favre announced today that he will retire. I'll write more later on that but, in the meantime, I wish him the best. He will now reign over Green Bay as Queen Favre I. Seriously though, he was an excellent quarterback...but his hijacking of the Packer franchise over the past few years (this year excluded) was very unnecessary. Green Bay has treated him well...and they deserved better from him in the lean years. But, I digress...the Princess has now become a Queen...or something.
Dear Brett Favre fans,
On May 17, 2007, I officially proclaimed Brett Favre a Princess. As evidence of such a claim, I discussed Favre's whining over the fact the Packers passed on Randy Moss and Favre's constant wavering on retiring. I also pointed out Brett Favre's interception record and Favre's obvious attempts to hijack the Packer franchise.
This season has seen Favre return to the form he showed in the mid-90s. He is now one game away from returning to the Super Bowl. And all the Favre-lovers want respect for the man that threw 47 interceptions in 2005 and 2006 and has set an interception record with 288.
So, I will show a little respect for Favre today. He, with the assistance of those players around him, have led the Packers back into the playoffs. Perhaps his 28 TD passes as compared to 15 interceptions if the reason. But I will not give sole credit for the Packers rebirth to Favre. The presence of a running game and an improved defense have to be credited as well.
Regardless of all of that, Favre remains a Princess and I'm sure that he will pass blame to whoever he can when the Packers are eliminated from the playoffs this weekend. And he will continue to play games to increase his public perception to the detriment of the Packers organization and his fellow players. That's just the way a princess acts. However, if Favre does win the Super Bowl, I will remove his tiara and apoligize. Until then, I present Princess Favre: