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Wisconsin vs. Minnesota: Brett Favre

Samantha Muehleis and Thom Fountain

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Minnesota

Brett Favre looks better and plays better in Viking Purple. Enough said.

I know Packer fans are going to say, “You just can’t compare Favre playing in Minnesota to Favre playing in Wisconsin,” but really you can. Take his last year with the Packers: 2007. The year before saying ‘bye, bye, Packerland,’ Favre had a 95.7 pass rating, threw for 4,155 yards and 28 touchdowns with 15 interceptions. Statistically comparing Favre as a Viking to Favre as a Packer, it’s obvious that he had one of his best seasons yet in Minnesota-with a 107.2 pass rating (Hello, greatness!), 4,202 yards and 33 touchdowns with only 7 interceptions (a number lower than ANY season he played for the Packers.)

No matter what team you cheer for, it’s clear that the Vikings are an amazing pool of talent – with eight Pro Bowlers – and Brett Favre is truly the cohesive element that brings the team together.

The billboards in Hattiesburg, Miss. that have been sponsored by Vikings fans say it all: “Hey #4, do Minnesota fans love you and want you back next year? You Brettcha!” – SM

Wisconsin

Two words: Super Bowls. Wait, and MVPs. Oh, and broken records. Alright, I guess you can’t sum up why our beloved Brett is truly our beloved Brett in a couple words.

As a Packer, Brett Favre went to two Super Bowls, won three MVP awards and became the all-time leading passer in just about every stat that matters including yards, touchdowns and wins. On top of that, Favre had 10 Pro Bowl selections with the Packers, of those six being first team.

We witnessed Favre in his prime as a young quarterback dominating the league like no one had before.

We were there with Favre when his father passed away, when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer and when his hometown was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

I mean, the guy has a restaurant in Green Bay that serves prime jambalaya. Try to beat that. -TF

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Wisconsin vs. Minnesota: Brett Favre