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Brett Favre, The Invincible Man?

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Talk about beating the odds against diminishing abilities as one ages – Brett Favre is a storybook case.  When he played those 15 years as quarterback for the Green Bay Packers he was at what most assumed was his prime. He retired from the Packers in 2008 but came back early and was traded to the New York Jets for whom he played only a year before announcing his retirement for the second time.  Again he returned abruptly and this time signed with the Minnesota Vikings, a team that had been his arch rival for all those years at Green Bay.  Reactions to this move were mixed.  Some believed that Favre’s glory days were long past and considered his re-emergence into the game a mistake.  Others questioned his loyalty (or lack thereof) by joining the rival team.  But, join it he did and the rest, as they say, is history. 

In Sundays game against the Dallas Cowboys, at age 40, Favre threw for 4 touch downs against his opponents resulting in a 34-3 win for the Vikings and shocking the Dallas fans.  The win sends Minnesota to the NFC Championship which will be played next Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.  After last Sundays game, Favre announced that the most fatiguing part of the day was his victory celebration and confessed that the “rush” was what brought him back to the game.  No doubt the prospects of winning the “big one” yet another time was also a factor.  If he proves victorious once again when the Vikings meet the Saints next week he will be on center stage at the Super Bowl.  We have to wonder how this storybook case will end.