So, I am very excited that for the third time in my history as a Vikings fan, the team is one game from the Super Bowl. Now I know that a lot of you that have read my Favre rants might say I have no right to be happy for the team, but the truth is, I love this team outside of just one player. I want them to win the Super Bowl, I just would be a lot happier if Tarvaris was the quarterback instead of Brett.
Now I need to make something else clear, that I haven’t before. I was against the Favre signing for many reasons, but one of them was that I thought after the way he played the season before that he had nothing left, and that he would stink. I can easily admit that I was wrong about that. Brett has played brilliantly. I’m not saying that I think it was the right move just yet, but he has proved me wrong about that. If he leads us to a Super Bowl victory, then I will say that it was a good move. The other way, which I hadn’t thought of until recently, is that if we are able to keep Tarvaris next year, and he plays at or near a pro-bowl level, and he credits backing up Brett and learning from him, then I will also will admit it was the right move. I must also mention, that even though I will consider it the correct move to bring Brett in if he wins the Super Bowl, I will still feel like the championship is tainted for me. No one can convince me that it won’t be. Maybe in 20 years I will have a change of heart, but for now, I still just dislike him too much.
Now, for this weekend’s game, I wouldn’t care if we had Peyton Manning, Joe Montana, or Dan Marino throwing the ball for us. I’d still be scared to death of this Saints squad because I know how dangerous that offense is. And, since we’re on the road, I have a hard time seeing us win. I want us to really bad, and I know we can, but I don’t think there’s a good chance we will. I hope I’m wrong, and you can mock me if I am, but it’s just my take. Also, feel free to mock and ridicule me if Favre takes us all the way when I said it was the wrong move, I deserve that. But if we come up short, you can’t convince me that it was the right move (except for the T-Jack scenario I previously described.)
So, I will be watching the Vikes this Sunday with as high of hopes since 2001 at the Meadowlands, but I will be afraid this team will let me down once again.
My prediction is sadly: Saints 31, Vikings 21.