Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Brett's ViQueens saga begins

Ol' #4 practiced with the ViQueens today after his morning flight from Hattiesburg and signing a deal reported to be between $10 million and $12 million. He will start Friday's game against...ah, who cares...

Favre will hold a new conference at 5 p.m. Central time today regarding his signing. It will be carried live by ESPN and interested local market channels.

Brett, Brett, Brett. You wanted to come back to stick it to Ted Thompson. Now you'll have your chance. But that new 3-4 defense the Packers are implementing is guaranteed to give you fits. You aren't moving the way you did 10 years ago, or even 5 years ago. Your end-of-season performances the last several seasons also ain't what they used to be. Still, the presumption is that the ViQueens are now the team to beat in the NFC North. OK. Fine. Good luck with that. There are now a lot of Packer fans who will be more than happy to see the Pack's #12 and company beat Ol' #4 and the purple folks. And not just beat 'em: embarrass 'em. A lesson in humility at the age of about 40 seems overdue, but better late than never.

Brett in that funky purple. Yup. How sad. But very appropriate when one is going to be eating humble pie.