Early Monday afternoon reports started surfacing that the 'Ol Gunslinger Brett Favre was open to talking to the Chicago Bears about their troubles at quarterback and that he'd been working out and keeping in football shape. Really Brett? Two returns from retirement weren't enough?
I'd be lying if I said this didn't excite me, but not for the reason you might think. A Fav-ruh return to the Bears would do a lot for the NFL, and here are my top 3 reasons why:
1) Implosion-- Favre simply isn't an effective passer anymore. In 2010 he threw just 11 touchdowns but still managed 19 interceptions. His passer rating was just above HALF of Aaron Rodgers' this year at 69.9 (the lowest of his career), and he threw for just 193 yards per game. Favre going to the Bears would be excellent news for Detroit Lions fans, who's team is in the wildcard hunt tied with Chicago, and even better news for Vikings fans who would be guaranteed their 3rd win on New Years Day.
2) One more game at Lambeau-- No doubt Packers fans are foaming at the mouth for the opportunity to beat the hell out of the player who made a circus show out of Green Bay football. What a great Christmas present -- Santa brings our Packers stocks in the morning, we eat a big breakfast and enjoy a nice nap, then get to watch the Packers move to 15-0 after dismantling Favre and the Bears, all before enjoying a big glass of egg nog and a side of Roast Beast. Here's to hopin!
3) Humiliation-- Let's us not forget about Brett's dick pics to Jenn Sterger. The NFL shoved the issue under the rug because they knew he was done after the season. A return would send the media into an excitement-induced seizure and would be sure to cause distractions to the Chicago locker room. "Wanna see my dick?"
Sure, all Mariah Carey wants for Christmas is you, but all I want for Christmas is a Brett Favre return to the Bears.