Ok, I get it. Brett Favre was a great quarterback. He played the game the way that so many of us love to see it played. Much of the time it seemed like he was throwing the ball around rather recklessly, but he looked like he was having the best time of his life and it often lead to some spectacular plays. He always appeared to be grateful for his time in the NFL, but that time is over and now we all need to move on.
Yes, all of us, even you Brett. And especially you Mr. Madden.
In case you haven't heard yet, the official announcement is expected to come later today, Brett Favre is going to be on the cover of Madden '09.
Favre is a guaranteed hall of famer. We all know how great he is. Unfortunately, he retired from the game, and that should preclude him from appearing on the cover of this year's installment of Madden. Wait, what's that? He hasn't really retired? Whatever are you talking about? Check out this excerpt from that same Deadspin post:
A source at the taping describes how it went:
Brett: I have retired
Dave: Did you sign your retirement form?
Brett: I have not signed my retirement form.
Awesome! Honestly, should we expect anything different from Favre? Instead of just gunslinging wild passes as the sun sets, he continues to thrust himself into any unretirement talk. Sadly, I have a feeling that this copy of Madden is going to come with a lifelike piece of Favre manhood to thrust into our mouths to make the experience more complete. You know, to really feel what it's like to have been John Madden all of the years that he's praised Brett. In fact, a friend of mine described it pretty well when he said:
It will show Madden on his knees in front of Favre, bobbing up and down. Then Madden will turn around towards the camera and say something like, "It sure is hard. It's a lot like licking a bag of bolts."
Yep, that's probably fairly accurate.