Don Banks in Sports Illustrated is suffering from Favre fatigue, and I can't say that I blame him.
It's hard to find perspective in the moment, but once this is all over (and it will end, eventually, despite all appearances to the contrary) I hope that there remains enough good will towards Favre that his legendary status in Green Bay remains intact. Sure, he has screwed this up in almost every way one can possibly imagine, and he deserves all the hits he is getting. But all those good years should outweigh these bad few weeks.
But what Favre can never get back is the notion that he is somehow different from the rest of the athletic crowd. When it comes right down to it, he is human like everyone else, prone to selfishness and even stupidity at times. There should be no "St. Favre" tributes this fall, and if he plays poorly - certainly a possibility given that he did so in the two years prior to his great year in 2007 - then he should suffer the "told you so" barbs in silence.
Too bad it has to be this way, but that's life.