Blow To The Ego


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:25 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Aug 19, 2010 8:3 PM CDT

What must it be like to be Sage Rosenfels and Tarvaris Jackson?&#160; Who, you ask, are they?<BR/>They are the two quarterbacks who must be so terrible that the Vikings are willing to mortgage the franchise and beg a 40-year-old guy with a bad ankle and a diva complex to come out of retirement in order to keep them off the field.<BR/>What a blow to the ego it must be to have an entire franchise essentially say the following:<BR/>&quot;Hey Sage, we appreciate that youre willing to show up for all off-season workouts, be on time for training camp and say good things about the team, but if youre our quarterback the entire coaching staff will be looking for new jobs next season.&#160; Sorry, heres your clipboard.&quot;<BR/>&quot;Tarvaris, thank you for keeping quiet while we sent our coach and three of our best players to Mississippi to beg your replacement to bail the franchise out for another year.&#160; We know that you have a lot of potential, but if we let you develop it this season we might finish behind the Bears.&#160; Please trade in your helmet for a baseball cap and join Sage on the sidelines.&quot;<BR/>Im not a Favre hater.&#160; In fact, I find his whole exploitation of the media for his own personal gain quite amusing.&#160; But, if theres poetic justice Favre will throw 3 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in the first 4 games.<BR/>And Brad Childress will turn to the sideline and say, &quot;hey Jackson, get in there for Favre.&quot;&#160; To which Jackson will say, &quot;sorry Chilly, team ownership has me busy sorting through these resumes for your replacement.&quot;<BR/>And when Childress walks to the bench and says, &quot;wheres Rosenfels, hes gotta bail us out?&quot;&#160; The response is, &quot;hes out back on his tractor.&#160; Says hes not sure if he wants to play this year, but hell let you know when he decides.&quot;