One of the many tragedies of Brett Favre's non-unretirement is that Ed Werder and Chris Mortensen, ESPN's Woodward and Bernstein of the small-bore, will no longer be feverishly working their anonymous sources for the world's most trivial Favre scoops.
Over the past few months, MortenWerder and their fleet of anonymous busybodies have dropped the following bombshells on us:
"Sources: Favre won't need major surgery," Dec. 30, 2008
The biggest story of all, of course, was Favre's ultimate decision to stay retired, which he relayed to Vikings coach Brad Childress in a phone call yesterday. And who got the scoop? The Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Brett Favre takes a pass on joining Vikings [Star Tribune]