Brett Favre was Concussed in the 2009 NFC Championship
While answering a question presented by KFAN, Brett Favre discussed some of his memories from the infamous “Bountygate” game. The legendary gunslinger implied that he suffered a concussion during what was the most “violent” contest of his career.
As mentioned a couple of days ago, all of my animosity this week is being saved for Sean Payton. Whether it’s the jackass at the gas station, or the absurdly expensive new brakes I just bought for my car, preserving my anger has been difficult. This article should be therapeutic.
First of all, in NO WAY am I glad that Favre suffered a concussion. However, last I checked, we can’t rewind the clock and find a way to avoid the head trauma. With that being said, for the sake of avoiding an ulcer, I appreciate the timing of this development.
The anger levels are already dropping.
Anywho, a documentary featuring Favre is set to be released on Thursday night. Besides being featured in it, number 4 is also the executive producer of “Shocked: A Hidden Factor in the Sports Concussion Crisis.” As the title implies, the show will focus around head injuries and their effects.
With the 3-time MVP making the rounds to promote the film, he spoke in great detail regarding his experiences during the tainted NFC title game.
The Hall of Famer offered verbiage that details how a concussion doesn’t have to entail an athlete who is obviously impaired. After prefacing the below statement with that information, he refers to the January 24, 2010 heartbreak as “that game”:
Outside of the pictures on his cell-phone, Favre seems like a pretty stand up guy. When someone notoriously tough like him talks injuries, it carries more meaning. Regardless, it’s not like he’s saying anything we can’t see on tape. I wonder what the Mississippi native has to say about this one:
As for the main Saints involved; Darren Sharper is currently rotting away, serving his 18 year prison sentence. It’s probably tough to reach him for comment. The main culprit, Gregg Williams, just went 0-16 as the Cleveland Browns DC. Let’s hope that happens again next season.
That leaves Minnesota fans with the ratty-ass Saints HC. Unfortunately, according to some, Sean Payton is thriving.
Despite how he’s portrayed, Payton isn’t a top NFL coach. He’s 32-32 over his last four seasons. That’s a .500 win percentage with an arguably top-five all-time QB. The 54 year-old is so defensively incompetent, he thought the less intelligent Ryan brother, Rob, would make a good New Orleans DC.
The only coach in NFL modern history to be suspended has a Super Bowl ring. I get that. Mike McCarthy also has one of those. If you ask me, those two are nothing more than the coaching versions of Joe Flacco. Hell, some of the craziest women I know were able to get the rings they were pursuing, when they REALLY put their mind to it. Does that mean a successful marriage? HELL NO.
Beating New Orleans on Sunday would severely concuss two birds with one stone. First and foremost, the Vikings would advance. Second, it would help reduce this skewed image that Sean Payton is an elite football coach.
It just sucks there’s no way to make him feel some of the physical pain that Favre experienced. Wait, what? Nice! Apparently someone figured out how: