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Brett Favre has been in the news a lot lately, and if you live in the Boston area, you’re going to hear even more about him over the next week as Sunday’s Patriots-Vikings game approaches. Last week, he met with NFL officials and admitted leaving those ridiculous voice mails on Jenn Sterger’s phone in 2008. He insisted, however, that the man’s penis in the sext messages was not his (and who could blame him? Did you see it?…never mind).
Favre’s Vikings lost again Sunday night, falling to 2-4 despite one of the most talented defenses in football and future Hall of Famers at wide receiver (Randy Moss), QB (Tarvaris Jackson Favre), and RB (Adrian Peterson). What’s worse for Minnesota is that Favre suffered a potential game-threatening, streak-ending injury: two fractures in his left ankle sustained while he was hit during yet another interception.
“He’s got to be able to do all the things that his position does,” Childress said. “You can’t put a guy that’s a sitting duck out there. His competitive nature I’m sure will come into it. But a lot of times you’ve got to protect people from themselves.”
Our favorite horny 41-year-old quarterback may actually miss Sunday’s game against the Patriots. Let us all remember a few things. This is Brett Favre. Sunday is Halloween. Randy Moss won’t catch any deep balls from Tarvaris Jackson. Favre will play. Right?
Bill Belichick thinks so. In Bill we trust.
“Of course, he’s started 8,000 games, hasn’t he?” Belichick said. “At the same time, we were hearing the same thing about [Chargers tight end Antonio] Gates last week and how he wasn’t going to play and all that. I don’t know you can ever count a player like that out. I don’t know when the last time Gates has missed a game. Favre is Lou Gehrig…Of course I expect him to be there.”
So, we all thought Roger Goodell would end Favre’s 291-start streak with a suspension. That still may happen, because no matter what, expect Favre to consider playing, whether it’s week-to-week or season-to-season.
“If I can play but not be effective, then it’s not worth playing,” Favre said Sunday. “I hope I use good judgment, so we’ll see. I’m no spring chicken anymore. I don’t heal as quickly. I know the heart’s in the right place, though. I know I left it on the field. It’s just disappointing that it didn’t work our way.”
He won’t use good judgement. Expect to see him Sunday.