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This past week has been filled with a lot of Brett Favre, yeah I know, what else is new? I’ve written so many things about this guy over the last few years I’ve developed a real hatred for the man. It’s hard sometimes to say you hate someone you don’t know personally, but in Favre’s case he’s made it pretty easy to despise him, and quite frankly he brings it all on himself. This week Jimmy Johnson was quoted as saying that he’s a “drama queen”, a term many of us have called him at one point or another. Are the talking heads in the world of sports finally coming around, maybe a little slow on the uptake, but I think they’ve tired of how he’s played games with the media for nothing more than feeding his insatiable appetite for attention.
The repeated comebacks, the games with teams year in and year out, will he be back, is he retiring, and all along his selfishness has effected many other lives, such as Aaron Rogers, Tavaris Jackson, head coaches, owner’s and of course the fans. He’s gone to Green Bay’s division nemesis through the backdoor via New York after a deal was made to release him only if he didn’t sign within the division, he left the Jets after ending their season with another of his trademark interceptions, pushing a pass where it should never had gone, trying to be the hero and bigger than the game once again. He still got the headlines that day, he LOST them the game and it dogged him. He did it to Minnesota again last year after having a career year, and yet he still pulled the same bullshit with them, obviously to avoid camp once again, waited to have surgery on an ankle that was trounced in the NFC championship game versus the Saints, who pummeled him relentlessly. That was the best day I ever had watching Favre play, I cheered hard every time he got tossed around like the old rag doll he is. Go home old man, this is a young man’s game I said!
Favre in the past week has been dogged by behavior we’ve seen from many, like Greg Oden, this new fad of “sexting”, which I don’t understand, sending pictures via text message of yourself fully nude or of a particular area to another with some hope that makes them say, “ hey, I’ve got to have that”! Favre hasn’t denied he sent these picks, it looks like his hands, his skinny legs, his reddish tinted flesh, and I have no doubt the egomaniac did it. Jenn Sterger hasn’t really said much which makes me believe her, and her not hiring Gloria Allred has given her a lot of credibility as far as I’m concerned, whenever that tool pops up she’s always representing some self-serving douchebag. The NFL is investigating it, but unless Sterger really makes a federal case out of it he’ll survive this, to a degree. Is his wife Deanne still standing by him, that’s hard to say, I haven’t seen her at a game in a couple of weeks, she’s probably humiliated by his behavior, but why did it take this and not all the other garbage he’s put teammates and fans through to possibly get her attention the man has some real issues? Maybe it’s just that the money is pretty good, it’s obvious he’s not taller lying down, besides the records aren’t hers, and it’s his legacy not hers that will be discussed for years to come, among other things. He’s certainly left a life in pictures, can you see the coffee table book?
This is a hell of a way to go out, most guys these days start out being sleaze bags, not waiting until the end of a lengthy career and having just christened a grandchild. I say that because this is nowhere near any replication of last season for Favre and the Vikings and I believe, like many he’s done! Personally, I had a lot of reservations that he’d even be able to start following ankle surgery, only because I know what the body feels like after being beaten down and having a lot of orthopedic surgery on joints, your body just never is the same, and with his mileage and age it’s pretty clear he’s feeling it from last year. The tendinitis in his elbow was so bad last week he was seen holding it numerous times and looking in pain. This week started with talks he’d possibly take the back seat, I never believed that for a second, he’s going to start, he might come out of the game at some point, but he’s not going to let his consecutive game record be jeopardized by elbow pain, his ego won’t let that happen, regardless of he realizes he’s just not up to the job anymore, he’s Brett Favre. My question is, when does Richard Childress go to his QB and say, sorry Brett, you’re out, Tavaris is going in and that’s just the way it’s going to be! We all know how well he takes orders so we could see a good show from the sidelines Sunday night. Someone on Sunday goes to 1-4 and undoubtedly is not going to finish in a spot for the post season, if it’s Minnesota do they cut their losses with this dope? Does he take a beating from Dallas’ defense if they show up and give another tearful goodbye, it’s over because he knows he can’t get the job done, walk away with his head hung lower than a puppy who pissed on the carpet?
It’s not going to matter to me, he’s going to be a candidate for Tool of the Week again next week, he’ll see to it, he doesn’t even have to try, in fact, he’s just about got Tool of the Year locked up, I can feel it in my achy bones.
My runner up for Tool of the Week is the entire Dallas Cowboy team. On paper there’s no reason they should be 1-3 and in this much trouble. What the big problem in Dallas is it’s not a team, it’s a bunch of individuals, who play with that “Look At Me”, selfless abandon they’ve become known for. Didn't you just love that celebration penalty last week, Witten scores, hands off to Colombo and he spikes the ball? Another example of simply no discipline in Dallas. This team has found more ways to self-destruct than any in recent memory. Their head coach Wade Weebles couldn’t coach a Pop Warner team, and the only reason Jerry Jones gives him a vote of confidence is there’s no one who wants the fucking job, no one with any coaching credentials wants to go to Dallas to play second fiddle to an owner who sits in the box wearing a headset and spends the second half of the game looking over their shoulder on the sidelines. Phillips is okay with it because he’s Jones’ bitch, plain and simple, he knows his role. Jones has finally found a coach who is putty in his hands, when Jerry says JUMP Philips says Yes Boss and that’s just the way he wants it. Why else do coaches who have had any success there previously last 2 years and then out? Simply because they couldn’t tolerate not being allowed to build the team, be a disciplinarian and do so with Jones relinquishing control of his team. Until Jones learns to leave the team to the football people he’s never going to be hoisting that trophy, but he’ll always find someone else to blame for it. Out!
Enjoy the games folks!