A couple things to note from the officialbrettfavre.com website:
Brett Favre has made a bet with the Southern Miss baseball team, as reported by Al Jones of the Sun Herald.
Jones wrote that Justin Dilberto, a Southern Miss outfielder, asked the (current/past) Vikings QB if he was playing again. Apparently inspired by Southern Miss playing in the College World Series, Favre said if the Golden Eagles make it again, he’ll play this season.
Of course, Favre left out the fact that even if Southern Miss fails, that wouldn’t affect his decision. (Of course it wouldn’t, but I’m just stating the obvious here.)
Anyway, Favre also reported on his website that he had ankle surgery.
"This is to confirm that I did have a procedure to remove some scar tissue and bone spurs from my ankle which had been bothering me for a period of time. I appreciate your concerns"
Now, my neighbor had hip surgery and that’s just to get around a little better, so it’s understandable for Favre, as a normal weed-killing homeowner, to want a little less pain moving around doing all his chores. But, as I’ve stated here before, and you’d wish the guy would just come out and say it, is that there’s 99.9999 percent chance he’s playing again.
Forum sportswriter and frequent "Sports Talk" radio host (WDAY-970 AM 1:12-2 p.m. Monday through Friday …. good show all the time) Eric Peterson and I got into a debate tonight over the NBA Draft. I don’t follow college basketball or the NBA as much as I used to, but I’m still puzzled over the fact that if you don’t get either of the top two picks in the draft, you’re getting someone who won’t be an impact player. Now, compare that to the NFL or Major League Baseball, nearly any draftee can develop into a star. For that to happen in the NBA isn’t as likely. I don’t get it.
The NBA has as much, if not more, worldwide talent pool. (OK, I’m taking into account our brand of football isn’t played most anywhere else), but you’d think even a No. 5 pick would have some star potential.
As Eric pointed out, there’s so many more college football players to pick from, and I’ll give him that, especially if you’re looking for the best QB, running back or punter for that matter.
In the NBA, you’re simply drafting the best player with the best overall skills. There could be a great free-throw shooter in Europe, but you find out he can’t and never will go to his left. Meanwhile, if you find someone who averages 56 yards per punt but can’t run, that won’t hurt you. (Of course, he’d outkick his coverage team and you’d hope that he could at least fall down and trip the returner or something.) I mean, you wouldn’t draft a quarterback that can’t throw, now would you.
Wait, sorry Denver.
What it all boils down to is this: The Timberwolves meter would have spiked if they would’ve received the first pick. Even I, who gave up on the team after the Latrell Sprewell years, would’ve been interested.