I'm not the Vikings Blogger or the Saints Blogger.
Hell I'm not even a Vikings fan.
But, I know when I see greatness and Favre is just that, the personification of greatness.
It breaks my heart to see him lose this game the way he did. Throwing an interception forcing a pass across his body to Sidney Rice when 15 yards of open field were ahead of him.
I can hear it now, all the pundits and Sports Talk Hulligans calling for Favre's head. Pointing out the 2 picks he threw in the game for the reason the Vikes lost. Nevermind the fact that the Vikings wouldn't have sniffed the NFC Conference Title without Favre.
Many will call the Favre experiment a failure because it didn't result in a Super Bowl victory. Many people are already beginning to speculate if we watched his last game.
One thing I know for sure, the man can still play.
After his Green Bay career ended with an Interception against the Giants in the Conference Championship game I find it hard to believe that he will be done.
He's too good. He's too hungry.
Alot of you will blame Favre for the loss. Alot of you will forget the amazing throw to Sidney Rice to set up the Vikings in Field Goal range. Alot of you will forget the amazing plays all Season long that put the Vikings amoung the NFL's elite.
Alot of you will blame Brett Favre for this loss.
I choose to thank Brett for another amazing season of watching an amazing Football player doing what he loves and we are lucky to be able to witness it.
When our children and grand children are discussing the games all time greats Brett Favre will be in that conversation, he has to be.
Players like Brett Favre don't come around that often, they are once in a lifetime type guys that just have that little extra that make them better than the rest, that make them transcend the sport itself.
It's been a joy and a blessing to watch one of those All Time Greats firsthand. I'm not going to blame Brett Favre for the loss. I rather congratulate the Saints on a job well done, they earned that victory.
Thank you Brett Favre for another amazing year and allowing us to witness your greatness, for another year at least.
Hope to see you for one more.
Danny Shapiro is the sportstalkbuzz.com Blogger for the Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers, and in the NBA the Utah Jazz. He is a long time sports fan and father of two boys who he hopes one day will share his love and passion for sports. Danny can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org with any sports related questions.
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Written by Danny Shapiro
Danny Shapiro is 26 years old, married and a father to 2 boys, who he hopes one day to play MLB and support him and his wife in their old age. Danny's second love, mistress even, is sports and Danny is living his dream of being a sports writer right now, thanks to Prosportsblogging.com.