Oh, it is a good time to be a football fan. Well, at least if your team is still in the playoffs. I will admit, the games have been somewhat lackluster so far, but any football is better than no football, wouldn't you say?
For those of you who don't know, I'm a Brett Favre fanatic. I followed him when he was forced out of Green Bay, struggled through the year with the Jets and witnessed perhaps the best year of career this season with the Vikings. I love the way he plays the game, including his late fourth quarter touchdown against the Cowboys Sunday that so infuriated Dallas defender Keith Brooking.
First off, for all of you who have been bashing the Vikings and Favre for scoring late, simmer down a little. We all know that if it was your team, it would be a different matter and if you say that isn't so, I think there might be a little fibbing going on.
What is football all about? As Herman Edwards so eloquently put it "You play to win the game." That what it's about -- It's about getting in a groove and riding it as far as you can. Was the late score necessary? Nope. Should they have gone for the endzone? Maybe not. Should they be crucified for going for the jugular? Absolutely not.
I may be biased somewhat, but I wouldn't have had a problem with it if the tables were turned. Was it classless when the Colts pulled their starters against the Jets and essentially threw the game? Was it classless when they played their starters longer than necessary against the Bills to achieve some personal records? It's all about perspective.
I've been a lifelong Cowboys hater. I scoff at the suggestion that they are America's Team and I found it hilarious that it was a Cowboy crying about someone being classless.
When Keith Brooking stormed toward the Vikings sideline Sunday in one of the best infant tantrums I've seen in a long time, I laugh until it hurt. I think Brooking was still a little sore from a few plays earlier. Watch the tape and look what number allowed the last first down before the Vikings scored. I believe it was a certain No. 51.
Like former Cowboy quarterback Troy Aikman said during the broadcast "If you don't like it then stop them." The simple fact was Brooking was upset that his team looked like a bunch of chumps on national television.
The only thing that's going to be worse is the reaction Colts fans will have once the team they let slide into the playoffs, turns around and sends them home early and dances into the Super Bowl.
You know what they say about Karma, don't you?