The not-so-long awaited news is official: Brett Favre will return to Green Bay as a starting quarterback for season 16. Unlike last year, when he didn’t announce until April, he announced it not long after the Packers ended 8-8 for the 2006 season.
The last time I wrote, I made it clear that I wasn’t taking a side. I really enjoy watching the Packers play, especially with 4 at the helm (Favre’s jersey number). But IÂ supported his decision to return in the past… he knows better than anyone whether he should return or not. He’s not the quick, young quarterback that he was a decade ago, but I think he still has a lot of good passes in him.
There’s no denying that the Super Bowl is just a championshop game anymore. With the millions of dollars companies are spending on advertising and the hype surrounding the half-time performance, it’s no surprise that this major gridiron battle is broadcast all over the world. But there’s more to it than just football… the hype is always around the ads, the National Anthem, and the half-time entertainment.
I watch the Super Bowl for the football. The legendary Chicago Bears face off against the titanic Indianapolis Colts. There are more reasons to watch this game for many than ever. It’s the first time an NFC Central team made it since the 1997 Green Bay Packers, and the first time in over 20 years since the Bears made it this far (their last Super Bowl appearance and victory was in 1984). It’s the first time Colts quarterback Peyton Manning’s will appear at this level. It’s the first time that not one, but two black coaches (Tony Dungy, Indianapolis; Lovie Smith, Chicago) have led their teams to the Super Bowl (and believe me, both men deserve it).