I’m sitting high on the Favre bandwagon

Written by Bob on October 12th, 2009

Brett Favre and Vikings success has fans daring to think Super Bowl.

YUCAIPA, CA – When Brett Favre began his flirtatious song and dance-like signing routine with the Vikings, “I’m available, no I’m not, yes I am” I admit that I wanted the former Packers great to stay retired.

I reasoned: At age 40, he’s too old and worn out to take the beatings quarterbacks in the NFL must endure.

But I admit, I’m now sitting high on the Favre bandwagon. I proudly wear my Vikings hat everywhere. And I’m giddy over Favre’s and the Vikings success. With a 5-0 record including a savory 30-23 victory over the Green Bay Packers, what’s not to feel giddy about?

Here’s how I have undergone a complete Favre metamorphosis week-by-week, win-by-win:

Week 1: Vikings 34, Cleveland Browns 20.

“OK, 110 yards passing is a decent start, but you’re going to wear out your old arm if you keep slinging the ball that hard. And can’t you run a little faster to avoid those sacks. Gee, you run like an old man. Oops.”

Week 2: Vikings 27, Detroit Lions 13.

“Brett, congratulations for getting the Vikings off to a 2-0 start. But after all these are the Lions, and beating them isn’t such a big deal. So you’re going to have to do better. Maybe you could ask coach (Brad) Childress for Monday’s and Tuesday’s off, so you can rest your tired old bones.”

Week 3: Vikings 27, San Francisco 49ers 24.

“Holly Cow! That 32-yard pass to Greg Lewis in the back of the end zone in the closing minutes to win the game was vintage you, Brett. Great, just great! I confess I jumped out of my chair and spilled my coffee over that. 301 yards passing and two touchdown passes, all good numbers, but Brett, you did throw an interception. So, no more of that.”

Week 4: Vikings 30, Green Bay Packers 23.

“Excellent, just excellent. Brett, you got your revenge, and we Vikings fans get to gloat and rub it in to our cheese head friends. Brett, for the life of me, I don’t know why people ever doubted your comeback.

By the way, any chance you can send me an autographed jersey? Just write on it, ‘To Bob, a true friend, who has always believed in me.’”

Week 5: Vikings 38, St. Louis Rams 10.

“MVP! MVP! Brett, with you at quarterback, we’re a lock for the Super Bowl. I think you’ve got at least five or six good years left. What an arm! I knew you had the same old zip all along. All those naysayers should be ashamed of doubting you.

Oh, and Brett, I need a favor. Can you get your old buddy Bob two Super Bowl tickets close to the sidelines? After all, I am your biggest fan.”


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4 Comments so far ↓

  1. John Otto says:

    I told you it would be worth taking a chance on him. But don’t get too excited, after all it is the Vikings, they will break your heart.

  2. Bob says:

    I said GET to the Super Bowl, not necessarily win. There’s probably some Vikings ghosts of Super Bowls past still lurking around to ruin any thoughts of winning.

  3. Bev Davidson says:

    I am now a football fan. I watched my very first football game from beginning to end when the Vikings played the Packers. It was great!! I finally know what is going on by watching my grandson play football. He was the quarterback too!!

  4. Bob says:

    Maybe the future Brett Favre or Fran Tarkington! The main thing is for him to have fun, enjoy the game, and learn to play the game. Those will be some of the best years of life when he looks back as an adult. I’m still trying to find Charlie’s picture. I’m sure it’s here somewhere.

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