Most of my football watching career has had one constant–Brett Favre as the quarterback of the Packers. More often than not he destroyed the hopes and dreams of my beloved Vikings. He just seemed to be one of those players who was lucky. Sure, he was great, talented, and put in the effort it took to be prepared, but he also got the bounces to go his way more often than now.
Well, if one week tells us anything he brought that luck with him to the Twin Cities this year. I haven’t been a big fan of his acquisition, and I’m still not thrilled he’s a Viking, but I have to acknowledge that the last play this week was one of the few times when I’ve been on the fun end of an amazing (and lucky?) play. The Vikings are notorious for blowing it (see going 15-1 in the regular season and then losing before the Super Bowl thanks to bad clock management and missed kicks), but this week we got one. No matter my feelings for the situation I’m thankful to be on this end of some Favre magic.