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Dear Lord No: Brett Favre Is Spending Time Tutoring Vikings QB Joe Webb

And no, this is not coming from a self-admitted (and self-loathing) tortured Vikings fan who has had to experience the inevitable ups and down due to the Deal with the Devil the Vikings made with Favre a few seasons ago, this unavoidable sense of sobering dread stems from the belief that anything Brett Favre does that is even remotely close to football-related lends credence to the possibility that the Ol’ Gunslinger might believe he still has a little left in the tank and will begin torturing NFL fans with his “Aw, shucks” routine regarding whether or not he might return for another season. We don’t need that. We don’t deserve that.

Regardless of what it all means, the fact remains that Vikings quarterback Joe Webb has spent the last couple of weeks working out under the tutelage of Favre down in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Sigh.

To wit, some choice quotes from Webb, courtesy of an article on Webb’s almat mater’s, the University of Alabama-Birmingham, athletics website (via RandBall):

“It’s been very intense,” Webb said of the continuing NFL lockout. “All we can do is try to stay in shape.”

“It’s great to have a person like that as my contact,” Webb said. “He can still sling it.”

Of course he can. He’s the Gunslinger. I wonder if Favre was having any fun out there. I guess we’ll just have to wait for Rachel Nichols’ report. Sigh again.

Former Blazer Webb Staying Busy This Summer Despite NFL Lockout [Official Athletic Site of the UAB Blazers (via RandBall)]