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Lisa Sullivan said on July 29th, 2009 at 8:58 am

Great analysis of these two high-profile athletes. I found myself agreeing with everything you said.

When it comes to merchandise marketing, I cringe at the thought of a little boy (or girl) wearing a Vick jersey for any team this early in the game. There is no doubt he is a talented athlete but he has a whole lot to make up for until he can be seen as an example, a hero if you will, in the eyes of a child…or an adult for that matter. I happen to be one of those adults that want to see complete vindication on his part before I’ll even root for the athlete that he can be.

As for Favre, yep, I’m also tired of the back and forth yo-yo that has become his retirement. He probably still has a little bit of gusto in him but is it enough to gamble on (for him or for the team that acquires him)? I’m not so sure. And truthfully, why would he want to continue playing if he can’t play at the level that he used to be able to? I say, stay retired, enjoy the legacy you left, move on to other ventures. Favre was a GREAT QB. Let’s keep it that way – was.

Off my soapbox now. :)

Thanks for the post, Russell!

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Rob Scibetti said on July 30th, 2009 at 2:30 am

Once again you hit the nail on the head here. Only thing is Favre recently signed a marketing deal with Sears and I’m sure those Wrangler jeans commercials will haunt us on sundays for years to come. Despite the stats, I personally hated Favre my entire life and struggled watching him as a Jet this last season. He needs to ride off into the sunset and wait until he gets the call for Canton.

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Jamie Favreau said on July 31st, 2009 at 1:24 am

Great analysis. Favre is annoying because he can’t make a decision and he is the equivalent of a rock band that claims it is their last tour. Everyone knows there is NO SUCH THING as a band going into retirement? They always come back no matter how many times they decide it is over.

Vick is a publicist’s nightmare. Will anyone take him on given his history? I am not sure.

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