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"Pretty Awesome"
TIM LAYDEN
January 25, 2010
That's how Brett Favre describes his run with the Vikings, the latest chapter in an epic tale that just gets better as it grows longer. Will it end with a Super Bowl ring?
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January 25, 2010

"pretty Awesome"

That's how Brett Favre describes his run with the Vikings, the latest chapter in an epic tale that just gets better as it grows longer. Will it end with a Super Bowl ring?

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After beating Dallas, Favre went further. "It's been a lot of fun," he said. "We're winning, we have a chance to go to the Super Bowl, and we're playing in the championship game. Pretty awesome."

Here is Favre now, standing in an office at the Vikings' complex three days before beating the Cowboys. He is talking animatedly about the Dallas pass rush, bringing his hands together to illustrate DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer rushing from the outsides and meeting at the quarterback. "They're damn good," he says. "They almost killed Philip Rivers."

Favre goes quiet. He watched Dallas film the previous night with Deanna. It shook her. "Being the quarterback's wife," she said, "it was pretty scary." It had been less than a week since Tom Brady was pounded repeatedly by the Ravens, who showed no respect for Brady's past greatness. "Hey, I learned a long time ago that old saying, 'You're only as good as your last game,'" says Favre. "Try to tell me that's not true, no matter who you are."

So let the record show that at 40 years and a little more than three months, Favre carved up the Cowboys, left them dead on the turf in Minneapolis and did it all with the joy of a kid at recess. When it was over, he ran through a tunnel in the corner of the stadium, waving his index finger in the air. An unlikely season was extended. A singular career remained alive for another week.

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