Well, if today's story from the Biloxi Sun-Herald is to be believed, at least part of the fate of the Minnesota Vikings' 2010 NFL season will rest with the baseball team from the University of Southern Mississippi.
During a visit to his alma mater in Hattiesburg, Brett Favre told the Golden Eagles' baseball team that if they make it to the College World Series this year, he'll be back in the NFL in 2010.
Favre then looked down the dressing room toward Diliberto and answered his question.
"Let’s make a (fun) bet,’’ Favre said. ’’If you guys go back to the College World Series this year — I will come back and play. How about that?
"You go back and I go back.’’
Well, then. . .go Golden Eagles!
Right now, Southern Miss is 12-9 in Conference USA and 30-20 overall. That puts them in second place in C-USA behind Rice (15-6, 31-19). Their final series of the regular season kicks off tonight in Hattiesburg against Memphis (11-10, 26-26), and then they'll move on to their conference tournament in Houston from 26 May to 30 May.
Now, I'm not going to pretend to be super educated on how the selection process for college baseball's post-season tournaments works, but it looks like the Golden Eagles might have their work cut out for them if they want to make it to Omaha for the College World Series.
Then again, I'm still pretty sure that Brett is coming back whether Southern Miss makes it there or not. . .but it's a nice story, if nothing else.