So now we have to figure out whether the title of “Captain” is better than the label of “Lord.”
That’s because the Vikings have included quarterback Brett Favre among their captains for the 2009 season.
Per the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Favre and Pro Bowl guard Steve Hutchinson are the offensive captains. LInebacker E.J. Henderson and defensive tackle Kevin Williams are the defensive captains. For the special teams, the captain is kicker Ryan Longwell plus one player chosen each week.
It’s possible that Favre’s recent air-clearing speech made the difference.
Or maybe it was the fact that coach Brad Childress counted the votes.
Either way, he’ll now officially be know in these parts as “Lord Captain Favre, survivor of partially torn biceps tendon, partially torn rotator cuff, cracked rib, sore ankles, swine flu, polio, and/or lupus.”
We hope he can fit it on a business card.