Biggs: Will Favre show for Pro Bowl?
Just because Brett Favre has been named to the Pro Bowl doesn’t mean Brett Favre will show up for the Pro Bowl.
The Minnesota Viking was selected to the all-star game for the 11th time in his career this week, more than any other quarterback in NFL history, but whether or not the 40-year-old shows up in Miami for the game remains to be seen. Of course, if the foundering Vikings can right their ship, they could e putting final preparations on a Super Bowl appearance that weekend. Of course, that looks less likely now that they have lost three of their last four.
Then, consider that in the last 10 times Favre has been picked for the all-star game, he’s shown up four times. The last time? 1996, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. That was when the game was played in Honolulu. Players are already grumbling about the new format.
"Our goal is to get to Miami and the other game," Favre said.
Players who skip out on the game need medical documentation, but that’s a loose requirement that is easy for them to fulfill if they have no interest in playing in a game that doesn’t matter.
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