Brett Favre was last mentioned on TBL on June 15. (Off topic: Damn, Bar.) The link went to a Sports Illustrated post that captured Favre saying, “I can still throw the ball as well as I ever have. No question about that.”
Before that, I mentioned Favre in a 1-liner (remember those things!? Good times!) that linked to a Pro Football Talk article about Favre not knowing what he was going to do with himself. (Hint: Not take sexy pictures.)
Yesterday when I was on the Twitter, I saw someone RT a Pro Football Talk story about Brett Favre. “No escape from Brett Favre comeback talk,” it said. This struck me as odd. If there were serious Brett Favre comeback talk, wouldn’t we here at The Big Lead be bombarding you with post after post about Favre? I submit that, yes, we would. Apparently, we missed the memo.
Everyone is sick of Favre comeback chatter, and everyone has been sick of Favre comeback chatter since about three Favre comebacks ago. But that doesn’t mean the chatter is going away, at least not until the regular season starts without a Favre comeback.
I think its great that we’ve moved past talking about Favre and can officially get to talking about talking about Favre. Or in this case, talking about not talking about Favre. Until people are yelling about this on Around the Horn again, I think we can move on. Unless more stories like this one from NFL.com’s Gil Brandt come out.
That said, I do think Favre would be interested in talking to a team about returning. But I don’t see a team out there right now that would bring him back as a starter.
When the lockout ends (hopefully soon) we can get back to the comeback talk. The shortened training camp and preseason will be very attractive to Favre.