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Posted Aug. 20, 2009
The Brett Favre Line
Some people absolutely hate seeing Brett Favre back in the NFL. Some people absolutely love seeing Brett Favre back in the NFL.
We already know why you should hate seeing Brett Favre back by reading WalterFootball.com's Brett Favre analysis.
However, some of my friends love seeing Favre back, and I don't get it.
I had a conversation with my FF (football friend) James the other day and it went something like this.
Me: "I hate Brett Favre. @#!# #@#%*#"
James: "I'm glad Favre is back. He is great for the game."
Me: "I keep hearing that, but why is he good for the game?"
James: "Because he makes it interesting and I like watching him play."
Me: "The NFL isn't interesting pre-Favre and you like watching interceptions?"
As always, I completely debacled a casual football fan in a debate.
My question to people who like to see Favre back is this: Where do you draw the line?
If Favre were 60 years old, would you want to see him back in the NFL? Of course not. By this logic, we have to draw a line somewhere between now and 59 years, 364 days.
How old is too old?
When you ask someone this question they can't come back with a logical answer because they don't even think logically to begin with. They don't know the answer to the question because they haven't even thought about it.
So every year Favre comes back it's a good thing? When will it stop? What will it take for someone to go pro-Favre to anti-Favre?
The same can be said for every other player who is so emotionally attached to the game that it becomes unhealthy. Some of these older players can get themselves hurt, but they don't feel psychologically whole if they aren't on a football field.
Fans who say, "No one should tell another player they shouldn't play anymore" suspend rational thinking.
After reading this blog, you need to think where you should draw the line on Favre and other aging players. Obviously, it should be a case-by-case basis.
To people that like Favre coming back to the NFL, the questions must be asked. "Where do you draw the line? How old does he have to be before you say enough is enough?"
Walt, your grade on the Earl Michell pickup by SF is off completely. Yes while he isn't a big threat in terms of DT look at all the defensive tackles, san francisco has? its mainly dial and purcell who have been doing the work and they need somebody else on that line. So this is easily a C+ or B- grade Free agent. While Mitchell did deal with injuries recently, SF is adding to the depth and at this point its a good pickup.