On the day that the man who hit the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” died, the man that sent the “Text Heard ‘Round the World” appears headed for a second season with the Minnesota Vikings.
Bobby Thomson – who died at the age of 86 – became famous for what he did on the field. Brett Favre, meanwhile, has seemingly gained more fame for what he does and doesn’t do off the field.
But Minnesota Vikings fans couldn’t care less. All they want is Favre back on the roster, and that appears to be just what they’re getting.
Favre’s flight from Mississippi landed in the Twin Cities just a couple of hours ago, and it’s expected that later tonight Favre will announce he’s back with the Vikes.
Minnesota’s Super Bowl chances just improved significantly with the return of Favre. I agree with most of the pundits today that said a Tarvaris Jackson-led offense makes the Vikings merely a Wild Card-berth contender.
I for one am glad the Favre drama for this year appears to be over. And it’s nice that it happened on a day off for me, too. I’m getting a little worn out of Favre “will he or won’t he” talk and have done my best to avoid blogging about it. But it appears that it will all end today.