Tuesday, a gentleman named Ben Nelms has purchased a full-page color ad in the Hattiesburg American to share his personal thoughts with Favre. He says he wrote it in under five minutes, and it reads that way. I don't mean that in a negative way; I just mean that it reads like an emotional, unfiltered outpouring straight from the heart of a fan.
Here's the ad, (and many thanks to Mr. Nelms for sharing it with Shutdown Corner):
Regular readers know I'm not the president of the Brett Favre fan club, but I admire the effort here. Favre, like him or don't like him, certainly makes for a more interesting league, and for a Vikings fan, I'm sure his presence makes Sundays a lot more enjoyable. That a fan is willing to go these lengths to try to keep a good thing alive is something I respect.