Lord Favre giveth and he taketh away

Minnesota Viking wide receiver Randy Moss (R) and quarterback Brett Favre butt heads together on the bench before their NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, New Jersey, October 11, 2010. Moss was playing in his first game with the Vikings after being traded by the New England Patriots earlier in the week. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

Was it just me or did anyone else hope that Brett Favre would snap his femur when he threw that touchdown pass to Randy Moss in the third quarter and then pranced around the field like a G-damn ballerina for six minutes?

I realize what the moment meant to him. It was his 500th touchdown pass of his career, it was thrown to the receiver he has wanted to play with for years and it got the Vikings back into a game that the Jets had dominated up until that point.

But I’m sorry, was it not Favre who almost single handily gave the Jets a 12-0 lead with his shoddy play in the first half? Was it not Favre who looked like he was trying to handle a greased pig when he lost two fumbles earlier in the game? Was it not Favre who couldn’t hit water if he threw a rock into the middle of an ocean before he dropped that beautiful rainbow to Moss late in the third?

Again, I know why he was excited and this has been Brett’s style ever since he came into the league, but I can’t be the only one who’s tired of his cartwheel act after every passing touchdown. His act is as old as he is and while I’m still amazed at what the man can do on a football field, if you’re the one that has put your team in a whole, just give Moss a high-five and get back to work. I may be completely overreacting, but enough is enough already.

Of course, in the end, Favre was Favre. With the Vikings trailing by only two points with under two minutes left to play, Brett threw a frozen rope to Jets’ safety Dwight Lowery, who returned the gift 26 yards to seal a 29-20 Jets’ victory. It was classic Favre, who gave his team a chance to win with three second half touchdowns, only to doom them with one enormous mistake when the game was on the line. (Maybe he had something else on his mind.)

The Vikings’ offense did show signs of life late in the third and throughout the fourth quarter, however. It’s going to take a few weeks before Moss can learn the nuances of Brad Childress’ offense, but he’ll eventually get up to speed and then Minnesota could be dangerous down the stretch.

If Favre doesn’t bury them in the meantime, that is.

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