I am still reeling from the NFC Championship game. After having lived through Gary Anderson and 41-Donut, I thought that I would have been prepared for fumble, fumble, fumble (recovered), INT (should have been called back), fumble (recovered), fumble, INT. I wasn't. That game sent me into a sport depression, the likes of which I have not seen in my life. The next two months did not see a single visit to profootballtalk, saw hardly any visits to ESPN and basically left me feeling listless toward any sport. Luckily a great NCAA tournament pulled me out of my funk and I am not ready to start thinking about another NFL season. It's a double-edged sword though. The only hope for 2010 rests on the shoulders of a guy I really dislike: Brett Favre. He'll hem and haw and waffle and flat out say he is not coming back. He is. Third or fourth pre-season game, he'll return. But to what end? So that Childress can continue with such an unfounded arrogance the likes of which haven't been seen since Charlie Weiss went on a recruiting visit? So Berrian can drop another crucial third down pass? So AD can fumble, and fumble and look so spectacular so that you feel bad about blaming him for fumbling? So Touchdown Tommy Vardell Reprised can vulture a bunch of TDs from AD and screw my fantasy team? But then there is Rice breaking free down the middle. Winfield destroying a back off the corner. AD doing things I haven't seen in years. Another year in the evolution of Harvin. The front four. And Favre pulling out a last second win. Let's hope it happens in February this time.