Monday, October 8, 2007

Emperor Brett Has No Clothes

Um, I realize that it's against several broadcasting laws to point this out, but...

BRETT FAVRE WASN'T GOOD TONIGHT

and, um....

BRIAN GRIESE (YES, BRIAN GRIESE) OUTPLAYED HIM WHEN IT MATTERED

and, finally...

THE PACKERS WERE ABLE TO RUN THE BALL (22 carries for 121 yards), DESPITE WHAT YOU MAY HAVE HEARD IN THE POST-GAME APOLOGIA

Perhaps this is not such a grand thing in the world. After all, we're used to the media lying to our faces (didn't you know that the majority of us favor keeping US troops in Iraq? Oh, snap, actually not true at all)... but this is sports, people. There are clear winners and losers here. We have a scoreboard. It's not that freaking complicated.

Favre threw an unconscionable interception in the third quarter, while up 10 points. On the next play, Griese found Greg Olsen for a touchdown. Without that pick, the Packers win. Period.

With two minutes left in the game and a timeout in his pocket, Favre took short middle throw after short middle throw, until he left the Pack 31 yards away from the tying score with 15 seconds on the clock -- in other words, EXACTLY what the Bear defense wanted, short of a sack or turnover.

It's a lovely story, really -- the old guy and good interview having a late career renaissance. But maybe I'm old and mean or something. Lying to my face just pisses me off. And so does the continual mouth job for Brett Favre - whether he plays well or not. He's just a football player, people. If he does well, praise. If he doesn't, DON'T. End of story.

1 comment:

Mac G said...

Packers had 3 costly fumbles and 14 penalties. Favre's interception was horrible and it did change the momentum of the game but the Bears would never have been in the game without the fumbles. Also, the penalty on the FG was AWFUL, cost the Packers 4 points and the Packers got screwed on numerous calls. Olsen would not have landed in bounds on his TD. It was not even close. Check it out again.

I would argue the Packers lost that game because they went conservative in the 2nd half and away from throwing it with Favre, which had led them to 4-0. The media does like Favre and a good story but they also will bury him if he struggles. No question about that. I still feel good about the Packers squad this season.

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