"The Favre saga is a testament to how great the gridiron is (men of the cloth actually shorten their sermons to get worshipers home by kick-off– it's a documented fact). Here's a chap– thirty-eight years young– given the chance to make big bank sans hazardous duty pay. He eventually passes the dollar signs up for a chance to sling a few more, er, passes. Has he gone mad? Nah. It's just hard to put the endorphins on the shelf when the ride that produces the thrill is as remarkable as NFL football."