If it's too good to be true, it probably is.â†µ
Looking back, it would have been wise to remember that phrase when Brett Favre reportedly sent text messages to teammates indicating his plans to retire earlier in the month. At the time, I was ecstatic that Favre was finally hanging up his cleats for good and the Lions would never have to worry about him again. Well, as the phrase suggests, it was indeed too good to be true, because Favre is back.â†µ
The Vikings said on their website Wednesday morning that Favre was scheduled to practice with the team, less than 24 hours after they sent three of his closest friends to Mississippi to bring him back after another summer of indecision. The team said Favre planned to hold a news conference after practice.â†µ
An official announcement that Favre will return for 2010 hasn't been made, but he's not practicing with the Vikings just for the hell of it; it's pretty obvious that he will play this season.â†µ
What this means for the Lions is that their two games against the Vikings will be much tougher than they would be without Favre. Facing Tarvaris Jackson and company seems like a much easier task, as Favre has always seemed to have the Lions' number. On the bright side, Ndamukong Suh has said that the one quarterback he wants to sack is Favre, so he will get a chance to do just that when the Lions and Vikings meet for the first time this season on Sept. 26.