Gardengrrl likes being outside and watching "Sky-TV"
By: GardenGrrl , 7:27 AM GMT on November 02, 2009
I'm an all-inclusive football fan. I root for my local team. I root for my friends teams. And always, I root for my favorite quarterbacks. The Manning Brothers, who can resist those guys. Donovan McNabb and his mom. Having lots of teams and individual players to cheer for makes the season so much more fun.
But Brett Farve, (be still my heart), is an icon. When I lived in Minnesota I cheered for the Vikings, but like many Vikings fans in our rivalry with Green Bay, I always had Brett Farve envy. Secretly, like many Vikings fans, I wished he was OURS. I could growl at Green Bay. Make fun of cheese heads, but could never blasphemy Brett Farve. He was just too nice of a guy, darn it.
Then the unthinkable happened. Brett Farve didn't retire in Green Bay glory, the team managers just went and kicked him to the curb for a younger, maybe hotter player. He became a symbol of what corporate America thinks of working guys that are getting a few grey hairs. Useless. Cost too much money to keep. Let's get a younger prettier one.
Sometimes it is time for older folks to retire. It's sad and never easy if they have to be given a push. But what if someone is still good at their job? What if they still have things to teach the younger ones at the trade? Skills that can be left behind to make an organization stronger when the older worker finally retires with dignity.
Brett still has skills and the fans of the Minnesota Vikings have finally had their secret dream come true. Brett Farve is OURS. Sure he would have preferred to retire with Green Bay, but when you are jilted, you head to the suitor who has always loved you and offers a new home, new respect.
Todays game at Lambeau Field was kind of like, "The First Wives Club meets the NFL". But it wasn't just management that kicked Brett Farve to the curb after 16 years of devoted service. Sixteen years of building a Green Bay dynasty. Traditions. Fun. And yes, fidelity. Brett Farve never trolled for more dollars with another franchise at the height of his career. The corporation sent him away and the Green Bay fans turned their backs on him for wanting to still do what he loves.
To all the people at Lambeau Field who booed Brett Farve throughout the game, I only have this to say; 38 to 26.
Keep Rockin #4!!! I've always been your fan.
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