August 12, 2008, - 10:42 am

Am I the Only One . . .

By Debbie Schlussel
. . . Sick of hearing about whining multi-millionaire Brett Favre? He retired from the Green Bay Packers all on his own. No-one put a gun to his head. Then, he changed his mind. Tough. Then, he trotted out some of his trashy, convicted criminal-endowed family to whine for him. Then, he got the Packers to meet with him and trade him to the New York Jets.
Now, we’re supposed to worry whether this 38-year-old Quarterback (how much is that in dog years?) will be good for the Jets? Who cares? Shut up, and stop whining.
Sorry, but I can’t feel bad or care a whit about a guy who willingly gave up a multi-million dollar job, then whined when they wouldn’t take him back–when the average American is worrying about paying for gas (yes, I know it’s down, but it’s still close to $4 bucks a gallon) and trying to survive. When I lived in Wisconsin, I couldn’t understand the hero worship of this unheroic manchild. So now, it is amusing to watch that he is now persona non-grata there.


Stop Whining

Suck it up, spoiled man who can’t pronounce your name the way it’s spelled.
**** UPDATE: Reader Sean writes:

Thanks for coming down hard on Brett Favre. When all this started, one of the first things I said was “of COURSE they don’t want him back. Why would management want to go on for ANOTHER year of Brett pulling his Hamlet routine of “to play or not to play” while they have to decide what draft picks to make. I’m a Pats fan (yeah I know you don’t like them, but that’s my team), and I think it would be funny to see Brett faced with a pretty competent defense that forces him to throw 3 or 4 picks in one game. Then watch. He’ll start whining about how he didn’t have a chance to study the playbook, or his line didn’t protect him, or something.

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Favre also took a dive (literally) a few seasons back so his friend Michael Strahan could get the all time sack record (during the last game of the season). In big games he would throw big interceptions.

Ripper on August 12, 2008 at 11:30 am

I was sick of Farve’s attitude and behavior from the first day of it. While he has been a great asset to the Packers, he chose to leave – after teasing everyone about it a year ago. Buh-bye.
I’ve always been amused by the pronunciation of his last name – sure, proper noun rules apply, but how does one get “Farv” from “Favre”???? Another aspect of his whiny-ness, IMO.

sbrogden on August 12, 2008 at 11:32 am

As one who’s inlaw’s are from stevens point I think the most telling thing is this. In the bar my father-in-law go’s to on monday they had all the favre jersey’s and signed memorabilia up. On thursday it was all gone. When someone asked where it went the owner said we don’t need it, we don’t care he isn’t a Packer anymore.
As a suffering Lions fan can we have Ted Thompson for our gm. We’ll gladly pay to get Millen out of town.

swede on August 12, 2008 at 11:46 am

Being a millionaire, adored by millions of celeb worshippers must be hard work to make you cry when you are all done.

samurai on August 12, 2008 at 12:12 pm

I doubt you are the only one, Debbie. BTW, expect a very nasty letter from Favre’s man crush Madden!
I’ve never understood the Favre Cult. For some reason he is supposedly this great legend who overcame things, but so did most NFL players and they aren’t considered these great heroes. They just quietly went about their jobs without all of the media blubbering over them.
He’s been a very good QB for sure, but he’s also made some plays that would get a high school QB booed off the field many times, especially in the playoffs.
Don’t forget, after drama queen Favre held the retirement press conference he told the Packers he decided he wanted to come back and they arranged for a charter plane to fly him back to announce he was going to come back. Then, Favre changed his mind yet again and forced them to cancel….until, naturally he changed his mind yet again.

Jeff_W on August 12, 2008 at 12:14 pm

I was at a Nascar race several years ago and a driver walked by. He had a contingent of fans buzzing around him like flies, shoving a paper and a pen in his face hoping to get an autograph. It was downright embarrassing. And I’m a big race fan.
In many ways, fans create this self-absorbed athlete or celebrity mentality by our continuous fawning and drooling. And when they stop winning or playing for us, we toss them aside. Sometimes I don’t know who is worst, the me-me-me athlete or the get-a-life fan.

Rick on August 12, 2008 at 1:23 pm

“spoiled man who can’t pronounce your name the way it’s spelled”
That’s classic right there Debbie.

RadicalRightWinger on August 12, 2008 at 4:18 pm

All these things you’ve said about Farve, just imagine he was a black QB instead of white. You’d all be considered a bunch of racists!!!

softwaregurus on August 12, 2008 at 6:53 pm


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