Monday, June 16, 2008

NFC Norris: Never too early for a little Brett bile

There are times when one wishes Canadians could get ESPN on their cable packages ... and then there's times like when you read ESPN has a big Brett Favre love-in planned for the Monday Night Football season opener, which is a Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packers game.

There will be Favre retrospectives, Favre testimonials, a Favre retirement ceremony, free-ranging discussion on whether the door is open to a comeback ... they might even talk about the Vikings at some point during the game.

Seriously, there's a good feeling about the Vikes. Anyway, just throwing that out there. This really isn't a NFL blog per se, since the league seems to be covered well enough by the papers and the TV networks. There's just interest in trashing various associates for their terrible lifestyle choice they made long ago when they decided to root for Chicago or Green goddamn Bay. Sure, those franchises have each won a Super Bowl, and they have their timeless legends who are forever identified with those franchises, but if you needed that to become of a fan of the team, it's time to reform.

That horn on the helmet was enough for some of us. So there.

(Oh, and relax, the Vikes are not giving a tryout to Detroit Lions draft bust Charles Rogers. That was apparently a close one. Now did everyone see where the Arena League team in Chicago literally pulled a guy out of the stands to be their kicker on Sunday? The Bears could end up doing the same to find a starting running back for some games this season.)

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1 comment:

Dennis Prouse said...

It is obvious that the Vikings have one goal here - spoil the party by winning.

The problem here is that the media loves to have a "story line", and Brett Favre is the easiest story line going. He helps draw in the mythical, highly desirable "casual fan". They know that you and I are watching anyway -- by deifying Favre, they hope to attract viewers who might not otherwise tune in.

Paul Zimmerman in SI rants about this issue continuously when he criticizes the way in which the broadcast teams operate. Dr. Z, being old school, believes less is more, and just wants them to broadcast the @#$# game.