Did that get your attention? It should. He's awful. Terrible. Get out of the game, guy! You're an embarrassment to yourself, your franchise and your fans.
No, seriously, if ever there was a game to send Favre into retirement, it's the first one in his career he's been shut out. At home. In the season-opener. To his team's biggest rival.
But that's too kind: His interceptions were so atrocious that they made me actually wonder if he gives a shit at all anymore, or if he's just flinging it up to satisfy his own ego. "Forcing it" doesn't even begin to describe it.
He must be hating life so badly, I almost feel sorry for him. Almost. If it wasn't for the fact that he's holding his fans and franchise essentially hostage, I'd have sympathy.(And I have zero sympathy for Packers fans, who in turning him into a god -- yes, making him even bigger than the storied franchise itself -- are actually the ones responsible for this mess. They could have driven him out of town last summer, knowing full-well that last season's problems were no fluke. No other reasonable fans would have blamed them for exiling him.)
It's so obvious that the Packers are going to -- what's the technical term? -- suck balls this year, to play Favre now would simply be a futile exercise in hero worship. It's time to tell him he can feel free to retire, but they're going to play the backup (Aaron Rodgers), whether or not he's the heir apparent. They need to see if he can get the job done before they invest in AJ Hawk's brother-in-law next year with that No. 1 pick they're going to have.
(Meanwhile, how ironic that it was Favre's opposite, Rex Grossman, who was the QB who actually earned the right to be left alone, at least for another week.)For more Week 1 analysis, keep reading...