The View From Wisconsin

Just a random set of rants from a Sports Fan from Wisconsin.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Getting Favred

I would like to welcome all of the New York-based members of the "We Got Favred" club. You now know what it was like to be a Packers fan for the last decade and a half.

To "get Favred" is the ultimate description of a team that has a player that is head-and-shoulders better than pretty much everyone else on the field - except that this player just can't get everything to go right for him for an entire game. When he's good, he's pretty damn good. When he's bad, he blows incredible chunks.

The problem is, we had a team there for a few years in the 1990's that managed (for the most part) to get past the "blow chunks" part of Favre enough to win at least one title. And that made the "blow chunks" tolerable. Unfortunately, as he got older, the "blow chunks" side cost us more games than us in the stands would like to admit. Ted Thompson, however, realized that the "blow chunks" side would do us more harm than good in the future - and that was what got him on the way out of town to NYC.

So, to all of you who are J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS! fans - yes, this means you too, Greenie - welcome to the wonderful world of being "Favred". Get used to it; unless he finally decides he's had enough of this expletive-deleted, you're headed for 14 more weeks of it.