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Brett Favre: Inactive Against the Lions

Brett Favre & Adrian Peterson

Brett Favre has been officially listed as inactive against the Lions today. This is likely his last appearance as a player in the NFL after a 20 year career spanning 4 teams: the Falcons, the Packers, the Jets and the Vikings. 18 of the 20 years were spent on teams in the NFC North.

In 2009, Favre had a tremendous year with 33 TDs, 7 INTs and a 2nd seed play-off berth, taking the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game against the Saints. 2010 has been far less stellar.

Irrespective of the drama that Favre brings with him, Vikings fans embraced him during 2009. Favre said himself “winning helps”. We’ve seen a different tone from the purple faithful this year towards Favre. I’ll be writing more about that in the near future, because I think that this year’s team performance doesn’t rest on Favre’s shoulders alone.

Brett Favre & Visanthe Shiancoe

Brett Favre will enter the Hall of Fame in 2015 – assuming this really is the last season of his career. And I do think it is. We were lucky to have him, despite what the local radio pundits have been saying on KFAN. I’ll be writing more about that later, as well: media negativity.

I’ve been cheering for the Vikings since I was 5. In the 37 seasons I’ve watched, 2009 was the single best season I can remember. Brett Favre had a lot to do with that and I will always be grateful.

I hope when Brett Favre looks back at the time he spent in Minnesota, he remembers all the love he got from the fan base. 2010 has been rough, but 2009 was a journey we all took together and it was incredible.

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