One more year, that’s what Brett Farve told the Green Bay Packers during phone conversations on Tuesday morning. That means the NFL’s only three times MVP will be around for one more attempt to work his magic.
This decision of Farve to return put to an end of months of speculation that was wearing thin on everyone. Since week 17 of last season people have been giving their opinion on what his future should be. Farve, who had his roster bonus pushed back several times during the off-season while he was riding the fence on making a decision.
Finally we can put an end to this whole farce, and I cannot be happy with the outcome. As a fan I get to watch Brett Farve play one more season. And after the disaster that was last season, I know Farve will so me something special. Last season Farve threw more interceptions in a season than he ever had. He had no backfield mates due to injuries, and not a single target to look for down field. Combine that with a Swiss cheese defense and you have the recipe for failure. The Packers will be better this upcoming season due to health if no other reason. A bevy of healthy running backs, and a few receivers who at least have game experience will take pressure off of Farve.
The Packers will not be a Super Bowl contending team next season. There is a good chance they will not make the playoffs if the Bears can return to form. What the Green Bay Packers do have is a chance for Brett Farve to regain some pride and go out with his head held high. He has a chance to show he still has a few bullets left in that gun, and he will be able to leave on his own terms, as it should be.
I look forward to watching Brett Farve strap it up one more time. Since I was young kid I’ve always loved watching Packer games. Not because I was fan, but I always wanted to see what Brett Farve would do, or what he may get caught saying over a microphone. Sure enough each week, he would provide me with a tidbit that proved there were professional athletes out there who still had fun at their job. That gave me encouragement to continue watching professional sports.
With Farve back for one last hooray, I have one last opportunity to relive a bit of my childhood, a chance to smile and laugh while I watch a football game with friends. Maybe it’s selfish of me to want to see him play one more season just so I can live out a childhood fantasy, but I don’t care. If you like football you have to like Brett Farve. Thanks Brett for coming, the fans thank you.
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