Posted by Andy Benoit
He just won’t go away. It has been assumed all week that Brett Favre will not play in Minnesota’s frigid Monday night contest against the Bears. But Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune reports that at midday Monday, Favre was upgraded from “out” to “questionable”. He is going to throw two-and-a-half hours before the game and see how his shoulder feels.
This means all Joe Webb fantasy owners – or perhaps, more accurately, both Joe Webb’s fantasy owners – can spend the rest of their day sitting on pins and needles. It also means the rest of us will NOT get a reprieve from the latest “Favre: will he or won’t he?” drama.
If Favre does take the field Monday night, he’ll extend his current consecutive starts streak to one.
An optimist might commend the Vikings for giving their veteran quarterback a shot at another go. A pessimist might think this is a shady trick to coax more fans into showing up at the freezing cold TCF Bank Stadium for the team’s much-talked-about primetime game.
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