I really hate to have to say this – hate that it’s come to this – but I am totally done with Brett Favre. Why couldn’t he have just retired gracefully? Everyone has to sooner or later. Of course, if he can still play and still wants to play there’s no reason why he should retire but I just really hate all the false drama and his wanting to play for the Vikings is absolutely the last straw.
Rooting for Green Bay is sort of a family tradition and I first got interested in football during the Packers good years. At the time they had several really great players. They were a great deal of fun to watch. I still want to like the Packers without Favre but they’re not as much fun to watch as they used to be. Honestly, they haven’t been as fun to watch for the past several years. I watched a couple of Jets games last season but I’ve never had much interest in that team and even with my former favorite quarterback I couldn’t manage to work up any enthusiasm. I’m in football limbo. A fan without a team.
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If there’s one thing that makes me want to stick my head in the sand it’s the accusation against Ben Roethlisberger. Naturally my first thought is that he seems like such a nice, decent guy and I don’t want to believe it but I know you never can tell. People can surprise and disappoint you. On the other hand, why did the woman wait a year and then not file criminal charges but instead a lawsuit. That seems to support Roethlisberger’s innocence and suggests that the woman is just after money but I’m thinking there at least had to have been some kind of circumstances that she could twist in order to make the charges seem like they might be true. Anyway…. la la la la la la…. don’t want to hear anymore.
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Should Michael Vick play again? Last year I was saying, “No! Never!” but now I’m thinking, “Yes. Maybe.” The proper message to send is that if a person who has committed a crime cleans up his act he can put his past behind him and live a normal, respectable life. So the question is, “Is Michael Vick truly reformed or is he just going through the motions so he can play football again?”