If Favre weren’t dead to me already, he would be now:
GREEN BAY, Wis. — “Physically, and from a talent level, this is the best team I’ve ever been on.”
That’s what Brett Favre said a few weeks ago about his Minnesota Vikings.
And fans in Wisconsin dusted off commemorative programs, pulled out VHS tapes, arched an eyebrow with a little attitude and thought, “Brett, all due respect, but are you for real?”
So you can imagine what his 1996 teammates think.
The Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl after the 1996 season with Favre playing in his MVP prime and with the Minister of Defense, Frankie, Chewy, LeRoy, Free and the Gravedigger. They got big-time performances from starters and backups, top draft picks and castoffs. They dominated on defense, did what they pleased on offense and were kept in check by an all-star cast of coaches.