Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A Nationals/Packers Fan's Take on Favre

I know, you're sick of Brett. Me too. But hang with me for a minute. This is going to be relevant to Nationals fans.

I've said in the past that I think the Packers are doing the right thing letting Favre go. They've decided that over the next 4-5 years, their best chance to win as many Super Bowls as possible is to turn the page. It's a debatable decision, but the team made their best judgment, and I have no reason not to have faith in the current regime.

Now, some people in Wisconsin just cannot accept that there will ever be a time that losing Brett is good for the Packers. These are the people who just want to gaze at a cast-iron Brett statue on Sunday afternoon for the rest of their days.

These people are not Packers fans. They are Brett Favre fans. Those of us who rooted for the Pack through the David Whitehurst and Tony Mandarich years say "good riddance, bandwagon-jumpers." Favre is gone, and anyone who's rooting for the Jets this season was never a Packers fan in the first place.

Which brings us to the great thing about us 2008 Nationals fans. We are the pure, the tested, the truly loyal thick and thin Nationals faithful. If it was possible to shake us off, then it would have happened by now. We are the 9,000. Someday, there will be millions jumping on board, the Strasburg fans, the Zimmermann lovers, the Marrero groupies, and you'll be able to say, "I was there when we had Wily Mo Pena in left field and Odalis Perez started on Opening Day..."

So enjoy the legroom on the bandwagon while you have it.

1 comment:

Sean Hogan said...

5 posts in 2 days? Damn, I need to play catch up.