WOW. The meaningless preseason game a week from Saturday at the Jets suddently turned into a mega-media event with the trade late last night of superstar QB Brett Favre from Green Bay to New York. It’s doubtful that the Hall of Fame lock will play after less than a week of practice with his new team, but the game will be the Jets’ first at home since the trade and Gang Green will surely be out in full force to roar its approval of its new hero. Favre will be 39 in October, but he gives Jets fans hope that their team, 4-12 last year, can be a contender again. New York won just three playoff games the past 21 seasons, but Favre’s acquisition summons memories of the glorious 1968 season when Joe Namath and the Jets ruled the football world.
— David Elfin