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A Military Expert's Preview of This Week's Biggest NFL Battle

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One very bitter national-security analyst (and Packers season ticket holder) looks back at the Civil War for some perspective on Brett Favre's first trip back to Lambeau Field

Continue reading this week's World War Room column at Esquire.com.

Reader Comments (7)

"Who will rid me of this meddlesome quarterback?"

October 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Emery
go Vikes!
October 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSean Meade
David, I actually had that line in the first draft, but it was cut and the--more awkward, in my opinion--line about assassination was put in.

If I had seen the readback, I would have reinstated, because I didn't like seeing the term assassination in there. If you have to explain your metaphor, it ain't one.
October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTom Barnett
Just hope he does to Viking fans what he did to us Jets fans.
October 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstuart abrams
Boo or cheer when Favre takes the field?
October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Schupanitz
Glad to see you distance yourself from the word assassination, an unfortunate choice of words on the part of the editor. Your original choice was much better and more humorous.I love sports rivalries, they make the games and the fan experience more fun. Football is not war, it is a sport, it is not even close.
October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHugh
I was literally under the knife (two hours) when it was going to press, so at least I had a good excuse.
October 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTom Barnett

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