Yesterday, we spent more time talking about what Jay Glazer of FOX wasn’t reporting about quarterback Brett Favre and the Vikings than we did addressing the substance of Glazer’s prediction that the Vikings and Favre are destined to do business again.
Though Glazer has taken great pains to explain that it’s merely a prediction, Glazer is as plugged in as anyone. So if he predicts something will happen, it carries a little more weight than when others offer up their gut feelings or quasi-informed speculation. (Cue the “yeah, like you, Florio” comments.)
So while we don’t advocate the issue continuing to be the lead item on all ESPN platforms, it makes sense to keep a close eye on Favre and the Vikings, especially since training camp has closed.
Already, we’re getting unsolicited tips that things could indeed be heating up soon. And one tipster (who might or might not actually have inside information) has offered up the reason Favre will give, if/when he returns.
Look for Favre to explain that, if he doesn’t play for the Vikings in 2009, he’ll second guess himself for the rest of his life. (Even if the tipster doesn’t know jack, it sure as hell sounds like something Favre would/will say.)
Then again, if Favre plays for the Vikings in 2009, he’ll second guess himself for the rest of his life.
And, for the rest of his life, Favre will find new things about which to second guess himself.