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The Messenger Issue August 26, 2009

After a brief hiatus, it is truly special to be "back in the game" and once again, reporting all things sports for The Messenger.

From covering area high school and youth sports, to local adult leagues and recreational activities, to offering my perspective on professional sports as well, I am honored and looking forward to "picking up the ball" once again and running with it... hopefully for a touchdown or two!

Folks, sometimes you don't fully realize what you have until suddenly it isn't there anymore, therefore I am both grateful and excited to again have the opportunity to provide all the Messenger readers with their

weekly sports coverage. With that all said... let's get to it!

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He's b-a-c-k!

Yes, fans of the National Football League, just when you thought he might actually stay home, Brett Favre has "un-retired" once again (at least he didn't cry at the press conference this time) and joined of all teams, the Packers biggest rival, the Minnesota Vikings.

Can you say "vendetta"? Remember, Green Bay actually forced Favre's "first retirement" last year and he didn't like it. So what better way to get the Pack back than to go play for the Vikings.

Favre is certainly a first ballot Hall Of Famer, but at this rate he may be collecting social security by the time he gets to The Hall in Canton, Ohio.

Even Packer fans have to be tired of Brett's act, especially after signing a two-year deal with the hated, rival Vikings.

Think about it, Favre donning a Vikes uniform is equivalent to Tom Brady signing with the Jets or Tony

Romo signing with the Redskins.

And then to make matters worse, Favre stated that "true Packer fans should understand." Excuse me Brett? Yeah, Packers fans understand all right. They understand that one of the all-time great Packer players has signed with Green Bay's most hated rival. That's like Bart Starr playing for the Giants!

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