GREEN BAY, WI--Packer fans everywhere are pleading with Brett Favre to return for one more season and go after the all-time interception record. After throwing a combined 427 interceptions over the past three years, Favre is on pace to shatter the record this year. Needing only 22 more for the record, he could reach it as early as week 2. And if he remains healthy the entire year he could be the first quarterback to reach the 3,000 interception milestone.
"Brett Favre is a legend," said one fan while waiting outside of a Green Bay liquor store at 8:00 this morning. "He gives us a reason to get up in the morning and drink. Well, aside from the fact that we weren't born a couple hundred miles further west."
Fans aren't the only ones who are worried. Defensive backs all over the NFL are expressing their disappointment at the possibility of losing an icon like Favre. "I'm sure gonna miss those nice tight spirals and those desperation rainbow lobs," said, well...every starting defensive back in the NFC North. "I'm really going to have to work for my interceptions now; nobody makes it as easy as Brett."
When asked to comment on his desire to break the record, Favre said "It's not about records, it's not about stats. It's about the fans. I want to come out there every week and find new and exciting ways to screw up so the people of Green Bay have a reason to get loaded every night. If I can't do that anymore, well, then it's time for me to go." Then, as he fought back tears, he added, "What are they gonna do, cut me?"