Friday, July 20, 2018

It's Not Them, It's You

by Deborah Horton (writer), Montana, October 25, 2010

Credit: the extinction blues
Brett Favre

Brett Favre is the reason the Vikings lose.

The Vikings lost to the Packers 28 to 24 on Sunday and although both teams made their share of errors, the reason the Vikings lost is Brett Favre, plain and simple.

Favre threw 3 interceptions during the game and made numerous bad passes outside of that, like the one at the end of the game out of bounds. But it was a pair of interceptions in the 3rd quarter that cost the Vikings the win. Those 2 interceptions were turned into touchdowns by the Packers. Those two interceptions cost the Vikings the game. Those two interceptions were thrown by Favre.

I'm getting pretty tired of people saying how great he is. It is NOT how great he is. They are living on how great he WAS. Yes, he's on the field at 41. Yes, he hasn't missed a game in years....yet. But it is his fault fhe Vikings lose. It's just that simple. You cannot throw 3 interceptions and expect to win - unless you are playing Jay Cutler who will ALWAYS throw more interceptions that you. You cannot throw 3 interceptions to a team like the Packers and expect to win. I don't care who you are. Favre threw the game away...literally.

Favre is playing with a bad elbow, a bad ankle, a 41 year old worn out body, and a head full of off the field issues. There comes a time when an athlete should put their ego aside and go with what they know to be true. It's time for them to hang up the spikes. To not do so opens the team up to losses like the ones the Vikings had on Sunday. It's not his team. They have a premiere running back, great receivers, a fairly decent defense - and yet they lose in tight contests because Favre throws the ball to the wrong team and they turn them into points on the board.

I'm not a Favre hater, though I admit, I have little respect for him as a man. I know what he has accomplished in the past. I also know when it's time for a man to leave the game and his time was at the end of last season. There was no way he was going to repeat that season in this one - and now I see that it is just making things worse. Trust me Brett, it's not them, it's you.

About the Writer

Deborah Horton is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
Want to write articles too? Sign up & become a writer!

2 comments on It's Not Them, It's You

Log In To Vote   Score: 1
By Deborah Horton on October 26, 2010 at 11:22 am

Neither the Vikings or Packers are that good - but Favre is the one losing games for his team. And as to his latest thing, the fractured ankle, I might need to see x-rays to believe it :D

 Report abuse

Log In To Vote   Score: 1
By BusinessLife on November 04, 2010 at 06:48 am

Askcherlock sums it up well. Favre was great. His dance card has long since been worn out and shriveled up. If only he could have retired on an 'up' mode. A bit of blame on losing games has to be passed along to Vikings management by supporting Favre's habit to stay in the game without moving him to a comfy seat on the bench to follow the current football season.

 Report abuse

Add A Comment!

Click here to signup or login.

Rate This Article

Your vote matters to us