When I was a wee lad, in the early-mid 1980s, my family moved from central Illinois to Wisconsin. This lasted until 1990, when we moved back. Thank heavens that happened when it did.
In 1992, Don Majkowski was the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. Suffering an ankle ligament injury, he was replaced by Brett Lorenzo Favre.
Favre proceeded to play every game through the end of the 2007 season, and I hate him for it.
Let's run through a quick list of reasons why:
- Lorenzo? Seriously?
- That good ole boy aw shucks vibe
- So many embarrassing losses by the beloved.
- HIS LAST NAME CANNOT POSSIBLY BE PRONOUNCED THAT WAY BASED ON SPELLING
- He was good
Against all odds, Favre was amazingly successful doing a lot of the things "good" quarterbacks don't do. Just run around and chuck it wherever? Check. Backfoot it into double coverage? Check. He won three AP MVP awards doing these things.
Let's not even talk about the Madden love. My stars, anytime Brett Favre was on the field you could swear Madden was shuffling adoption papers so he can make Favre his son.
Talking about Brett Favre now, after he's finally really retired from football, I still get so angry. I don't think I can even type this anymore.
Now it's your turn. Who is your most hated opponent of all time?
Here are all of our challenges so far:
Day 1: Earliest Chicago Bears Memory
Day 2: Favorite Bears Memory
Day 3: All Time favorite Bears Wide Receiver
Day 4: Favorite Place to Watch the Bears
Day 5: Least Favorite Bear of All Time
Day 6: All Time favorite Bears quarterback
Day 7: If the Bears could retire one more number...
Day 8: All Time Favorite Bears Running Back
Day 9: All Time Favorite Bears Tight End
Day 10: If you could take 1 historical Bear...
Day 11: All Time Favorite Bears Special Teamer
Day 12: All Time favorite Chicago Bears coach