The facts:

1) The Oakland Raiders need a quarterback following an injury to Jason Campbell.

2) Brett Favre is retired.

3) Oakland is reportedly not considering Favre.

The wish:

Columnist Mike Florio writes a piece titled “Raiders not considering Favre, yet.” It starts out well enough, running down the situation in Oakland and noting that Favre could possibly consider a “Roger Clemens-style partial season, under the right circumstances.”

Then comes the stretching:

Also, Favre played one of the finest games of his career at Oakland, a day after his father died. Only two days before Favre’s 42nd birthday, legendary Raiders owner Al Davis died, which gives the team a strong amount of emotional appeal.

Great point, right there. Like Favre, I place a high degree of the meaning of events that take place two days before my birthday.