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Childress Out in Minnesota, I Wonder what Bret Favre Thinks

And how does that make you feel, Brad?

Just kidding, I don’t give a shit about what Bret Favre thinks. That’s what separates Obscure Athletes from “real” media outlets that happen to be “worldwide leaders” in things–outlets with things like “access” and “actual reporters,” and “revenue.” Luckily, since we’re none of those things here at OA, Mr. Favre, this song ain’t about you.

Around midway through this NFL season, there was a triumvirate of NFL head coaches that, looking around the league, all I could think was “What the hell is this guy still doing with a job?” The three were Wade Phillips, Marvin Lewis, and Brad Childress. It’s now week 12 and two of the three have been axed, in this season of unmatched parity and no clear-cut favorites in either conference.

Brad Childress looks like a therapist. According to most accounts he had already lost the Minnesota locker room by the time this regular season started. Make no mistake, however–Childress is unemployed this afternoon because the sacrificial lamb in Minneapolis was NOT going to be Bret, even despite the multi-year extension Childress was given late last season. I’d imagine Brad Childress is sprinting out of Minnesota now, making sure that no one in the Vikings organization, particularly Jared Allen, Steve Hutchinson, and Ryan Longwell, have any clue where he is.
Stay tuned later on today for an Obscure Spotlight that you won’t wanna miss!


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