As an anti-Viking fan, and as someone who was been mocking Brad Childress' intelligence for more than 3 years now, the new piece from Jason Cole over at Yahoo fills me with delight. Here's the central point delivered by Cole:
In short, even as Minnesota’s best hope to win a Super Bowl this season was rejoining the team, Childress was losing more ground with his team in the battle for respect. One of the biggest issues playing out behind the scenes in Minnesota is that many players, particularly on offense, have no respect for Childress. Among those players is Favre, who officially returned to the team Wednesday. According to multiple team sources, Favre’s disdain for Childress is deep.
The season hasn't even started yet, and there are already offensive factions split between Favre and Childress, and they seem mostly behind Favre. Good luck with that situation, Minnesota Vikings. This is the football equivalent of a marriage of convenience, except the husband is old and ineffectual, and the bride is 40 years old and can't even bother to pretend to like the husband. I don't like pop culture signifiers, but it's like Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, if Zeta-Jones were more like a kid out there. Trouble ahead, I tells ya, last year notwithstanding.