Yes, my friends, it is true: The old geezer himself, Brett Favre, has done it again.
He has revived his chances at a serious Super Bowl run with the help of a stout defense—this time in purple. Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings were able to overpower a seemingly helpless Dallas Cowboys team lead by the original crybaby, Tony Romo.
The defense had their way with the Cowboys' highly praised O-line after Flozell Adams went out, and it seemed like nothing was meant to go the Cowboys' way. The Dallas Cowboys seemed to be on their way to a glorious comeback to tie up the Steelers' record-setting six Super Bowl wins, but fell short in just the second round of the playoffs.
So after a defeat like this, what is there to do?
Laugh. Laugh long and hard. Laugh long and hard, because you are an Eagles fan.
Taking pleasure in the suffering of others is more than just a pastime; it's part of the sport of football. There is nothing wrong with praying that one day the Jumbotron will fall down and crush the entire Dallas Cowboys squad, including owner Jerry Jones. This is a perfectly healthy reaction (although my therapist disagrees with me on this one).
Feel free as an Eagles fan to relish in this moment. Bask in the glory of knowing that, even though the Cowboys swept us in the regular season, and even though they beat us in back-to-back weeks for the third win of the season, that they accomplished nothing in the grand scheme of things.
For those of you readers out there who aren't Eagles fans, feel free to enjoy in this moment as well. Drink the tears of all the weeping Cowboys fans out there who suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of a superior team, led by a man so old he may actually be able to validate stories from the Old Testament.
The Dallas Cowboys, or "America's Team", would have no qualms about bringing it to your attention that they are better than you and deserve privilege based on their uniforms.
Their "you know what" doesn't stink and they get home team penalty calls more flagrant than any team I've seen to date. Keep this in mind every day and count your blessings that you don't have to actually encounter these types of people on a regular basis.
Congratulations, Minnesota Vikings, and a big "DALLAS SUCKS!" to all my people with the blue star.