Wednesday, August 06, 2008


By the end of today, Brett Favre may be a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. There's still a slight chance he'll play for the Jets...that door hasn't completely shut. And if that happens, I'll welcome him.

But I have a different idea that can save face for Favre. It will only enhance his legacy, rather than tarnish it.

Brett Favre needs a job. The Mets need a closer. Seems like a perfect fit to me.

Who throws harder than Brett Favre? I bet he can hit 100 on the radar gun - he practically does that with a football, let alone throwing a baseball.

It's a win-win situation for everyone:

1) Billy Wagner is on the DL. Even when he has pitched, he's been hurt, and has been ineffective. No one else on the Mets seems to be able to lock down this closer position - Aaron Heilman nearly blew a 4-run 9th inning lead last night. Favre hasn't missed a game since 1992, right? So that solves that problem.

2) There's no such thing as an interception in baseball.

3) Obviously, this addition would lead the Mets to a World Series championship.

4) By the time the World Series is over, the NFL season will be halfway over. Favre will have a better idea then of which teams are in need of a quarterback, he'll be fresh, and be able to take the reins of a team that is missing that final piece for a championship. Who knows - by then, maybe Aaron Rodgers will be hurt, and everything can work out the way Favre wanted it in the first place - he could take over the QB position on the Packers again.

Brett Favre could win a World Series and Super Bowl in the same year. This is something that should be seriously considered.

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