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You know it’s football season when you turn on sports radio stations and one of the first names you hear is Jay Glazer and his Twitter account, and if Glazer is tweeting about Brett Favre
, the circle of life is complete. We’ve come all the way back to the beginning, and when you read Glazer’s tweet about Favre possibly not returning to the Minnesota Vikings
this season, the feeling is one of “oh, so right.”
Sure, the Favre-a-coaster gets a little tiring, and because of the “Boy Who Cried Wolf” syndrome, it’s hard to accept the Favre speculation one way or another. Perhaps the only way to protect yourself from speculation woes is to take an “I’ll believe it when I see it” approach, and nothing more.
Don’t read into the fact that Favre had perhaps his best season as a pro with the Vikings last year. Don’t read into the fact that Favre has taken us on this trip before.
If, when the season starts on September 9th, you don’t see Favre on the opposite side of the field from the defending Super Bowl champions, then you’ll know for sure whether or not he’s coming back for the 2010 season.
Jay Glazer is reminding the folks at Bristol, Connecticut that he’s still the man when it comes to breaking news about the NFL. A few minutes ago, Glazer — who is apparently not restricted on Twitter like ESPN employees are — posted the Tweet
leading this post. If Glazer’s word comes true — How often does it not? — then Brett “Far” Favre will be back in the NFL by this time tomorrow, with the Minnesota Vikings, of course. It also means that, if true, everything
will be pushed to the back burner on the sports news cycle — the Vick signing, Tiger’s loss, Rick Pitino, all of it.
My only hope is if Favre does indeed comeback, someone in the mainstream media uses the “Imperial March” as the story’s theme.
Update – 10:33
PFT is reporting Favre’s deal is worth $12 million for one season. It’s looking more and more official that Favre is a Minnesota Viking.
After trying to pry the tight end away from the New York Giants during the Draft, the New Orleans Saints looks like they got their man as reports of Jeremy Shockey’s trade have hit the wires. According to the reports, the Saints got Shockey for second-round and fifth-round draft picks in next year’s NFL Draft. In honor of the trade news, I made the little image above. I can imagine the Saints front-office wants as little to do with the above situation as possible.
We’ll see what happens when the next Mardi Gras comes along. Until then, Shockey gives the prolific Drew Brees another legitimate target. His presence should, along with the return of Deuce McAllister, take even more pressure off of Reggie Bush because it was apparent after McAllister went down that being the featured back wasn’t his strong suit. As for the Giants, expect Kevin Boss to step into Shockey’s now-vacant starting tight end position.
In other news, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer continues to outwork just about everybody on ESPN’s NFL beat. Chalk up another breaking story to the bald one who doesn’t like Georgetown, Kentucky. (hey, that’s twice I mentioned Georgetown today).