The Daily 3: The 'All Favre, all the time' edition
FELDY: Anything newsworthy happen with the Vikings QB situation in the past 24 hours? ... Let's get Brett Favre out of the way today and not come back to him until Week 4, when Sage and T-Jack are both hurt, and Bretty comes riding in to save the day. My goodness, listening to some Vikings fans, you'd think this is worse news than "Gary Anderson wide right."
I laid my thoughts out on the whole situation in today's P-B. I'll link to the column once it's posted to our Web site. I basically wrote that it's time for the Vikings to cut ties with Favre. If he calls in three weeks, Chili shouldn't bother listening. What I didn't put in print, though, is the possibility of injury to Sage Rosenfels and/or Tarvaris Jackson. Would I want Bretty in that case? Absolutely, because he's darn sure better than the current No. 4 on the Vikings roster.
Today's D3 is dedicated entirely to King Cheese, in hopes that I won't have to write his name again this year when it relates to the Vikings. After reading a ton of Favre-related opinion columns and articles today, here are three goodies:
3. According to the know-it-all sports editor of the Green Bay Press Gazette, the Vikings might as well just fold up shop and hand the NFC North to the Packers or Bears or Lions. Because now the Purple has tweedledee and tweedledum at QB . ... Yes, Mr. Vandermause, you should rip our QB situation because that Aaron Rodgers-led 6-10 season last year was pretty spectacular.
2. ESPN.com's Jeffrey Chadiha is right that Favre's decision was ill-timed, but he's wrong in thinking that Favre turning down the Vikings has left coach Brad Childress in a tough situation. Football is a business and Jackson and Rosenfels just have to accept that Childress was trying to make the team better. Now that Favre has said no, put whatever hurt feelings they might have aside and play football. They have each other to worry about now, because they're battling for a starting job.
1. As always, the wittiest columnist in the Twin Cities sums up the whole Favre fiasco/situation/mess ... whatever you want to call it. My favorite line: Going from Favre to Jackson or Rosenfels is like going from filet mignon to turkey jerkey.