At the end of the movie There’s Something about Mary, it is unveiled that Brett Favre is the "Brett" that Mary had broken up with many years ago, and he comes back to try to win her love again. Ben Stiller’s character tells Mary that she should be with him and he walks out the door, even though he has pined for her since high school. Everyone in the audience thinks the same thing at once: This movie cannot end this way. Sure enough, Mary comes running back to Ben’s character, and she says she can’t be with Brett because she’s a "Niners fan." Riiiiight.
What does this have to do with the Bengals-Vikings matchup this weekend? Well, I thought this might be a good analogy for the Vikings and the Bengals. Brett Fav-rah (if you don’t recall, that’s how Stiller pronounces it… I know, must people should know this, but there ARE people out there who haven’t seen it) in the movie represents… Favre (and I guess the Vikings, too, since that’s whom he plays for). He’s the good looking, popular, athletic guy who picks up all the hottest women. He’s THE alpha male, the proverbial biggest fish in whatever sized pond there is. Men want to be him and women want… to go for Ben Stiller? See, that just doesn’t sound right.