By now you know, the Vikings deactivated Brett Favre for Monday night’s game against the Giants because of his ailing shoulder. It took all of about 10 minutes for the online shop on to offer up memorabilia commemorating the occasion.

On one level, I have to throw my hands up and say, “Really?!” On the other, I have to acknowledge the brilliance of the quick turnaround. That’s marketing and salesmanship at its best.

Get yours before the last-minute holiday rush. .

I may be doing a one-man clap. Sell. Sell. Sell.

I do appreciate the needling of division rival Chicago by the Favre camp. However, a quick spell-check/grammar review probably would have served them well.