Keaton always said, "I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of him." Well I believe in God, and the only thing that scares me is
Keyser Soze Dr. James Andrews."
Yes, the only surgeon in America that damn near every sports fan knows is now a part of the whole dance between the Vikings and Brett Favre. Favre consulted with Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama the other day in hopes of getting some sort of plan formulated to rehabilitate his injured right shoulder. Honestly, I've never had a really major injury in my life, and just hearing the words "Doctor," "James," and "Andrews" used in sequence gives me the willies.
ESPN.com's Stephania Bell, who works as an injury consultant of sorts for the four-letter in-between working as a certified strength and conditioning specialist (according to her bio), has penned a column looking at some of the ways Favre might be able to go about rehabbing the injury. It appears as though his ultimate goal is to avoid surgery, even if that might be the best way to go about things.
Again, as I've stated with this situation numerous times in the past, if something is going to get resolved in one direction or the other, let's just get it done. If surgery is going to be required, get the surgery so that this can get taken care of. If it's not, then do what needs to be done to start getting familiar with the playbook.
If the Vikings sign him, that is. We'll still have to see on that front as well.
I'm preparing one last, burning missive about this whole situation, and it'll probably be the last thing I post before I take my week off to go back to the north country on family business. I'm still torn on this, but I'm starting to lean one way on the matter. Which way? Well, if I told you, then you wouldn't come back. . .would you, now?
(We call that a "tease." Pretty good, huh?)
In any event, enjoy what's left of your Friday night, and we'll see you back here tomorrow. It's Mississippi State Special Olympics day tomorrow, and I'm volunteering to help out with some of the festivities. . .always a lot of fun for everybody involved. Until then, take care, ladies and gentlemen!