Album of the Week
The first Morphine album I ever heard was 1993's Cure for Pain. That album is absolutely brilliant, I fell in love with it instantly. Their follow-up album was Yes, and in my eyes it had a tough act to follow.
But Yes turned out to be equally as distinguished, cool and unprecedented as their previous outing. Morphine was truly a unique band with a unique sound. No one has ever sounded like them and no one ever will. It's too bad that Mark Sandman (their lead singer/slide bass) died in 1999 because this band could have gone on to do great great things.
I've said from the beginning that I don't think Brett Favre is coming back to the NFL, and I still think he'll stay retired. It's not that I don't want to see Favre play again, but I think he'll look ridiculous if he comes back after his dramatic and emotional departure.
We all have a change of heart sometimes, I understand that... but I don't blame the Packers for wanting to move on (even if Favre is still the best QB in Green Bay). If I were the Packers, I'd trade him... preferably to a team in the AFC (the Chiefs and Bills might be interested). But I definitely wouldn't trade him to Minnesota or Chicago unless they made me an offer I couldn't refuse.
Sending Favre to your NFC rival is like breaking up with a super hot ex-girlfriend and telling her she should go out with your best friend. Awkward! Not to mention a lot of motivation for some devastating revenge.
Things is, the Packers were a fluke last year. Favre thinks he can get them to the Superbowl this upcoming season, but really, he's coming back to a team that probably won't make the playoffs. So it's best that the Packers experience their growing pains with Aaron Rodgers in the fold instead of diminishing (not ruining- he's already a Hall of Famer) Favre's legacy.