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Sic Semper Tyrannis

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Brett Favre filed his reinstatement papers today. That means he’s back: release him, trade him, play him, or sit him. These, Packer Nation, are our choices.

More realistically, you either trade him or play him. You can’t release him and have him going to the Vikings. You can’t sit him and have that controversy stew. It’s one or the other.

A little trade spec from The Sporting News:

The New York Jets, with their ho-hum quarterback camp battle between Chad Pennington and Kellen Clemens, continue to be a strong contender to acquire Favre. The Jets canceled their scheduled training camp practice on Tuesday, with speculation that coach Eric Mangini may have needed the day to meet with Favre. The others in the running for Favre's services include the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens.
Screw the Vikings. Trade him to the Jets.

Meanwhile, here's a disturbing story: EA Sports put Favre on the cover of Madden ’09 – in a Green Bay uniform – but ran simulations with Favre playing for a number of other teams, then compared those teams’ seasons with and without #4.

One oddity: every team did better with Favre than without him…except the Packers, who go 9-7 with Favre, 12-4 with Aaron Rodgers.