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Brett the Jet

That shout you all heard last week was me, reacting to the news that Brett Favre had been traded to the Jets.

Yes, he's old. Yes, he can drive you crazy with that now-I'm-retired, now-I'm-not stuff. But he's still Brett Favre. This year should be a lot more exciting in the AFC East.

Could this be the year I get my Subway Superbowl?

Well, probably not. But a boy can dream.

(I am sorry to lose Chad Pennington. Chad's taken a lot of crap from fair-weather fans, but he was a smart, tough, gutsy guy who played his heart out, and when healthy, one of the best quarterbacks in the league. All those injuries took their toll, sad to say, but I will always cherish the memory of his first year, and that 41-0 playoff win over the Colts. I hated to see him go to the Dolphins, he's too dangerous a competitor to have in the division, but I will always wish him well... at least when he's not playing the Jets).


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Aug. 14th, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
i have been taking some heat for it, but i am delighted to get Favre. i am so glad to not be the only one thrilled to bits by this!
Aug. 14th, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)

I totally root Jets just for you, but dude, HOW can you be exicted about Favre?
He's liable to need hip replacement half way through the season!!!
I do want to see him lead the Jets in a win over the Packers, just because I HATE the Packers, that would rock!
Aug. 15th, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)
It's back to the odd year, even year theory.

Last year I said I'd be shocked if they won more than five games, and true to form, they won four.

This year, I predict 10 wins and a wild card slot.

Favre just helps =D
Aug. 15th, 2008 12:25 am (UTC)
As a Pats fan (I know,..I know, but if it helps I pay hardcover price for all of your books!) I'm psyched to see both Favre and Pennington twice each, this season. Who knows? We might see one of them more than twice!
Aug. 15th, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
I knew you would be pleased.

It pains me.

I hate that y'all gave him the number 4 jersey though.
Aug. 15th, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)
I wonder how long the honeymoon will last, and who will start the carping first -- the Post or the Daily News?
Aug. 15th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
Probably the News.
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Aug. 15th, 2008 01:15 am (UTC)
You probably don't remember this, but we talked for a few minutes about football at a Mysterious Galaxy signing in San Diego a few years back. I was wearing a Chargers hat, the whole Eli Manning saga had just happened, so we ended up chatting about "young Eli" (as you called him), much to the dismay of the fans behind me who were probably aghast that their favorite author was discussing sports.
Anyway, I lived in NY for 8 years, when Chad was QB -- it was *very* exciting when he just started, Chrebet was still sort-of active, and there was another young WR... was that Santana Moss, before he became a Redskin? Anyway, yes, it'll be fun to see Pennington play again - just hope he stays healthy.
Aug. 15th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)
Id like to see the Jets get a shot in the arm, they deserve some good luck. I would however NOT like to see the Giants in the Superbowl.
Aug. 15th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
Chad Pennington has had a whole list of issues, he's been injury prone. His arm strength has been questionable over the years. His ability to be a mobile quarterback has been happened over the years. He also sometimes makes throws which are questionable, and most of his career has benefited from very talented receivers. See from college career playing wish Marshall (Randy Moss) onwards through the hot as hell Santana Moss and Laveranues Cole
Aug. 15th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
As soon as I heard the news I was keeping an eye out for your thoughts on the subject. I wish all my favorite authors cared about football. If they were Redskins fans, so much the better!
Aug. 15th, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
I wish you cared about aDwD and aSoIaF this much. :(

Seriously, I regret having started the series almost as much as I regret having recommended it to friends of mine. As it is, I'm hooked and will of course snatch it up the moment it (hopefully) hits the shelves, so, congratulations I guess.

Do you feel any sense of obligation at all to your fans, or is it more a matter of 'sit down, shut up and be thankful if I decide to do anything at all'?

Does it bother you that you've alienated many of your fans by your lackluster commitment to your own creation?
Aug. 15th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
Oh, quit yer bitchin'.
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Aug. 15th, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)
Buc girl here...
Not a week into practice and his arm's already "fatigued." With all due respect, you can have him. :p

And unfortunately no Subway Superbowl this year. The Big Game's in Tampa and my boys are going to have home-field advantage. W00t!
Aug. 15th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
All I gotta say is Beware The Madden Curse! =)
Aug. 15th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
I shake my fist in your general direction!

Madisonian here (we actually met briefly at the pewter place when you were here for OddCon! Thanks for the Shadows in Summer rec, btw...), and half my friends are in mourning.

At least it was you guys, and not the Vikings...
Aug. 15th, 2008 03:48 am (UTC)
I wish it had been the Bears.. but Favre is Favre and while I love my Packers, I can root for him even if he is playing for the Jets...
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