If Jeremiah was a bullfrog … why not Brett Favre?Written by Matt Sussman | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Brett Favre and everything he’s accomplished. With his years in Green Bay, he has set records for passing yards, touchdowns, consecutive starts, interceptions, retirements, unretirements and straddling the fence. He’s done it all. This week he told the Minnesota Vikings that he just doesn’t have it in him to play a full season in the NFL, after a couple months of speculation and indecision. And who can blame him? It’s not easy to play in the NFL at his age.
Which is why this is the perfect time for Favre to try out for the Toledo Bullfrogs.
“But, Matt,” you’re saying to yourself (I hope), “isn’t arenafootball2 (af2) kind of below an NFL Hall of Famer’s standards?” Well, maybe. He sure won’t be playing against the type of defenses he was used to seeing every Sunday. But weren’t you listening, gentle reader? Favre said he can’t handle the NFL’s demanding schedule anymore. But af2 … well, thats something he could muster.
He might be too good. That’s a legitimate issue, perhaps, but it’s a problem every other team in the league would have. I don’t think a single casual fan of the Bullfrogs would reject the idea of having one of the greatest living quarterbacks on their team.
With the field half the size, just think of the touchdowns. If you thought Favre had fun in the NFL, just think of how much fun will be had at Lucas County Arena. It might actually be illegal to have that much fun. Yippee!
If we’re playing “Family Feud,” perhaps the No. 1 reason Brett Favre should try out for the Toledo Bullfrogs is a rumored reason Favre wanted to play for the Vikings in the first place. Minnesota plays two games against his former Packers every year. As it turns out, the Packers are not the only football team in that peaceful metropolis. The Green Bay Blizzard is one of the af2 teams in the Midwest Division. Give him the promise that Green Bay will be on the Bullfrogs schedule, perhaps throw in a pair of Wrangler jeans and a waffle maker, and the ol’ gunslinger won’t be able to resist the opportunity.