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The Favre watch is on in Miami


After swinging and missing on Kyle Orton and settling for Matt Moore and with a possible win-now-or-else mandate, Dolphins coach Tony Sparano apparently is thinking about trying to lure Brett Favre to Miami.

Sparano isn’t saying whether he is or isn’t, or whether he will or won’t. Per Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Sparano said simply that he can’t say that it won’t happen.

I can’t rule anything out,” Sparano said. “I’m giving you the only answer I can give you.”

In other words: Gentlemen, start your tractors. Favre Watch IV has officially begun.

Inspection of Kelly’s timeline on Twitter hints that Kelly and others at the Sun-Sentinel aren’t just shooting spitballs. This is the trial balloon phase of the courtship of Brett Favre, and if the reaction in Miami isn’t overwhelmingly negative (or if it’s remotely positive) the thing will move to the next level.

The news comes only a couple of weeks after the Eagles briefly were linked to Favre. Somehow, the Eagles will now have an even bigger circus than they would have had with Favre.

And if Favre to Miami happens, he’ll play the Eagles.

And he’ll play the Jets twice.

And he’ll play twice in two weeks in the Meadowlands.

Just when it seemed that this season couldn’t get more interesting, it’s getting more interesting.