Last weeks game is still fresh on my mind...and it still makes me sad! I know, I know, it's only football. If only I wasn't such a big Vikings fan, I probably wouldn't be boycotting the Superbowl game right now. You all know Brody is the world's biggest Packer fan and honestly, I never really noticed Favre when he played for them. I thought he was a great guy when he autographed Brody's picture and mailed it back. I thought he had great morals, work ethics and I knew he was a good role model for kids.
But I never, ever knew how much passion he had for the game of football until this last season when he played for the Vikings. Especially last Sunday's game versus the Saints. It was hard for me to watch him get pummeled to the ground, time after time, and he would get back up, time after time. He got back up slower and slower as the game progressed but he never quit. He never quit. I have so much respect for Favre and how he plays his heart out. Not because he makes millions of dollars a year, not because he's famous, not because he has to...but because he truly loves the game.
A couple of days ago, I read that a Saints player is being fined $20,000 for a low hit on Favre that injured his ankle. There was never a flag thrown on that play, which later was brought out that it should have been a 15 yard penalty which in turn would have brought the Vikes into field goal range for a win. It makes me sad to know how close they were to getting to the Superbowl! I can't believe how bummed out I was. We were all so pumped for this game, tons of food, friends and cheers. And it ended by a player playing dirty football. But it was good for people, including the kids, to see how amazing of an athlete Favre really is. I never would have known it either if it weren't for their loss.
So now all of us Viking fans have to wait for yet another year to see if Favre comes back and if they can ever make it to the Superbowl. I'm still not excited about next week's Superbowl...don't know if I can look forward to the game. Just yet. I'm still in mourning! But I'll still wear my Adrian Peterson jersey with pride and keep cheering 'em on. And cheering 'em on and on and on.....