Brett Favre

Brett Favre - Packers v. Vikings 11/1/09 at Lambeau Field

Anyone who knows me, knows that Brett Favre is one of my favorite football players.  I was heartbroken when this story accusing him of sending some woman pornographic photos and voicemails hit the airwaves.  Obviously, I am leaning towards the idea that it can’t be true, it isn’t true, it must not be true.  I hope I’m right.

I hate this media storm surrounding Brett and this tramp.  The photos and the voicemail are not conclusive.  I think the voicemails sound spliced.  The voice never once mentions his name or says anything sexual.  The photos could be anyone. The only way we will truly find out is if he admits to it.  So far he has not commented either way.  And the whole idea that he put his number up on her myspace page sounds absolutely ridiculous.  Would he really be that stupid? I’m hoping not.

If this were any other person, I would not be commenting.  But since Brett Favre is a sports hero to me, this cuts deep. I was born and raised a Packers fan.  I grew up in the era of Lynn Dickey, who was my favorite QB.  There have been many who’ve come and gone but players like Reggie White and Brett Favre are at the top of my list of all-time favorites.  Walter Payton played for the Bears but his ability, his moves and his greatness on the field is what I respected.  The man was amazing on the field, Bear or not.  Brett Favre, to me, epitomizes all that is awesome about the game of football.  You can SEE how much he loves the game.  He’s a little boy on the field.  In a way, he is forever young.  He is passionate about the game and that resonates with me.

I don’t understand these women who idolize the famous for “other reasons”.  I don’t understand it at all.  They care nothing about the person.  They care only about the “status rating” of that person. It’s sickening. They want a “piece” of them – a piece of meat – a notch on their belt.  These soulless skanks make it difficult for those of us who actually look up to these figures because of their abilities on the field, how they play the game and because we actually LOVE THE GAME OF FOOTBALL!  Some cannot get it through their thick skulls that a woman can respect and look up to a player merely on the grounds of the sport and their ability.

I am praying this whole debacle is false. I am praying that Brett is innocent of these accusations.  Yes, I know he has a past.  He made life difficult for Deanna and the girls years ago. But I thought he changed.  There has not been any hint of him straying for the last 14 years or so.  I’m  not saying it doesn’t happen but to have it happen NOW? I think this is an attempt to extort money and sully his name more than anything.  A person of his stature and financial “freedom”  is a prime target for people to try to take advantage.  He and Deanna have given huge sums of money to charity.  They’ve worked tirelessly for the Make-A-Wish-Foundation.  They have done a lot of good and while I know you can do a lot of good and still be morally questionable, this whole situation just doesn’t make sense.  Where are the cold, hard facts to support this woman’s accusations?  Why won’t she talk?  Perhaps there has been a backdoor settlement or maybe this story has no legs to stand on.  We may never know.  People either love or hate Favre. It’s always been that way. To see him fall would be an elaborate Christmas present to many.  That’s one of the things that sickens me the most.  The public has been so quick to jump on this “bash Favre” bandwagon before any sort of factual information has been revealed.  What happened to innocent until PROVEN guilty?  And really, to be honest, none of this is our business.  If it is true, it is something that should be between Brett, Deanna and this tramp.  Unfortunately, because he is a public figure, we feel like we have a right to know.

If he did do as the accusations suggest, we must remember that it does not diminish his play on the field or the amazing things he’s done on and off the field for others.  He is and will always be a legend.  He will go down as one of the greatest to play the game.  He certainly is the most fun to watch on the field with some of his crazy last minute plays and heart attack-inducing antics.  Unfortunately, if he is guilty, he will also go down as one of the dumbest people/players around.  My respect for him as a football player  on the field will remain the same. But my respect for him as a person will be gone.  I can’t respect someone who conducts himself in such a manner, especially a married man, a recent grandfather,  and a person whom young kids look up to.  This woman, this piece of work, is every bit as guilty  regardless if Favre is involved or not.  She is capitalizing on this situation to make a name for herself.  She is every bit if not more to blame for the whole debacle.

I guess we’ll find out soon enough.  He is meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s VP of security today.  What will we find out? Will we find out anything?  I hope there’s some resolution.  I hope it isn’t true.  I know there are worse things going on in the world. But for a girl (yes I’m 38 but still consider myself a girl – eternally young at heart) who loves the game of football, who idolizes a certain #4 with a kiddish hero-worship because of his greatness on the field, for all he has brought to the game, for the fun he has been to watch, if it IS true, the lustre of the legend – the Gunslinger – will have greatly diminished.

0 Replies to “Brett Favre”

  1. Nice article, really enjoyed the read! Minnesota had a big win on Sunday against the Cowboys, that could end up being possibly the biggest of their season if they go on to do something big. I think it really shows how great a player Favre really is to overcome all the adversity (sexting, elbow, big hits) to be able to come out with a win. He wasn’t spectacular, but it was still a lot of fun to watch and I guess that’s why we put up with Favre. It’s going to be an interesting season for the Minnesota Vikings and I’m sure the NFL is loving the ratings he is giving them. Also, you think you could check out my blog cuz I really wanna hear what you have to say. http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/brett-favre-epitomizes-why-we-put-up-with-superstars/

  2. Hey Chris,
    Thanks for the comment! It should be an interesting season especially if they bounce back after their horrendous start. The win Sunday was indeed huge. I’m wondering what or if we will find out anything today regarding the scandal. Yes, the ratings boost Brett gives the NFL is something I am sure they DO take notice of. How could they not! 🙂 My mom and husband are going to the game Sunday here at Lambeau. I won’t be able to go but even if I could, I am not so sure I could handle the nastiness that is sure to be directed at Favre. It was bad enough when we went last year. I’m not an Aaron Rodgers fan – but not because of Brett so much as I detest that Rodgers dissed the fans and makes ill-advised comments from time to time. He’s a good QB but not nearly as fun to watch. I’ll always be a Packer fan at heart – and once McCarthy and Thompson are gone – I’ll be fine. I personally feel they did wrong by Favre and how they handled his retirement. But that’s another story. I’m still a huge Driver, Harris, Woodson fan. I’m disappointed in A.J. Hawk’s performance. I think he has tapered off a lot in the last year or so. He’s not doing what I think they thought he would. Oh boy – I could go on and on. Sorry about that! I checked out your blog last night and will comment on it today! Thanks again, Chris!

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