I usually don't jump at oppritunites to go off on respected athletes, but I've been pushed to the point of insanity on this, and being a Bears fan before Favre even retired, I was already insane.
Favre retired on Tuesday. I was in a good mood and wrote "The Bears Fan's Psalm" thinking I would never have to deal with Favre ever again...
...but low and behold there are 50 people on this site talking about how fantastic Favre was. People saying "I miss him." or "Brett come back!". I even saw TD's that said 1. Favre's career stats will never be touched and 2. Favre is one of the greatest athletes ever. C'mon fans. You're better than that and you know it.
Favre was an amazing football player, but I swear some people are acting like this guy died or something!
So, the constant bickering about Favre and the annoying pleas for him to return were what drove me to create this group, mainly for Lions, Bears or Vikings fans, probably, or just for people who really are tired of hearing about Favre or are glad he's gone.
It's really ridiculous how some people are patronizing the guy like he fed the poor children in Africa or drove the snakes from Ireland. The guy was AN ATHLETE! AN ENTERTAINER!
And yet I see people saying how great of a person he was and how much they'll miss him.
I've had athletes I idolize but you don't see me on my knees when they leave and never come back. (ie Frank Thomas, Cade McNown (SARCASM), Bozo) Remember Bozo, Chicagoans? I grew to love watching him on Sundays, but that all came to an end when he retired. SOUND FAMILAR???
And just like kidney stones, all good things must pass, Favre worshipers.
Saint Brett has retired, but if you're upset you'll never see him play again, I'm at a loss for you. It's your own fault. Coulda Tivo'd him at least once in his 17 year career.
So let the Favre ripping begin. Really, I suppose we could make this a group where we can rip anyone we don't like. Why stop at Favre when we can include the likes of Stephen A Smith and Tony Kornheiser?
Just to let you all know, though. I don't hate Brett Favre or anything. He's just my favorite team's archenemy, and I've only written this because of some stupid things I've heard from Favre Lovers
Let me close this by saying one thing to clear up where I stand on this issue...
I'M GLAD HE'S GONE!
(above: Madden with his Shag Mobile. Favre is inside the Shag Mobile)