Sunday, December 28, 2008

Indulging in Schadenfavre

It was a satisfactory day to be a Packer fan, if one can take pleasure in the misfortunes of others. The Packers ended their losing season with a win, helping the Detroit Lions make history as the NFL's first 0-16 team. The Dallas Cowboys were routed even more brutally than the Badgers in yesterday's Champs Sports Bowl. And the New York Jets were eliminated from the playoffs.

Brett Favre increased his all-time interceptions record by three. The last one came after he rushed the snap, trying to take advantage of the Dolphin's seeming confusion in their defensive formation. He had one more attempt to come from behind. He completed a pass, received a lateral, then got flagged for an illegal forward pass when even New York Governor David Paterson could have seen he was beyond the line of scrimmage. His performance in today's game was as full of hubris as his off-season soap opera with the Packers' front office. The game announcers were loudly speculating that it would be his last game. I'm not so sure. I think he might still sucker some other NFL franchise (preferably in a warmer city) to board the Favre crazy train.

1 comment:

Jimi5150 said...

I give Favre all the credit he deserves. But, anyone who thinks he isn't an egomaniac is kidding themselves. It'll be nice to read about the drama without having to worry about it.