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Win ‘em over, Brett Favre style

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In the category of “Man, I wish I’d written that,” my blogging friend Mike Figliuolo had a great post last month called Ten Reasons Your Team Hates You.” It was a brilliant piece with many “so-true-they-might-hurt items,” such as you don’t fight for them, you micromanage, you’re a suck-up and you’re above getting your hands dirty. 

So it was with Mike’s post in the back of my mind that I watched Brett Favre lead the Vikings to a 30-23 win over his former team, the Packers. If you follow football, you understand why I’m making the connection between Mike’s “Ten Reasons Your Team Hates You” post and Favre. Even nonsports buffs are probably aware and completely sick of Favre’s multiyear act of will he retire or not? Who will he play for? When will he play? … and so on. He’s done about as much as he possibly can to make his colleagues skeptical of his motives and intent. And yet the Vikings seem to be gelling around him.
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