DON’T Believe Favre Retirement HYPE!


Brett Favre-vikings

I don’t buy this garbage. Not for one second. He’s not really retiring. How do I know? Because Favre is an attention whore. Plain and simple. Even HIS OWN AGENT called him one.

Well, he specifically called Favre a drama queen, and “attention whore” is a common synonym for that word. Here’s one of the word “drama queen’s” definitions according to Urban

Someone who turns something unimportant into a major deal. Someone who blows things way out of proportion when ever the chance is given.

Sounds an awful lot like the current Minnesota Vikings, and long time Green Bay Packers QB, doesn’t it? Isn’t it great when the people in the NFL closest to the celebs we hate feel the exact same way that we do about that celeb’s deluded self-absorption?

By Paul M. Banks

This comes to us from the August issue of Men’s Journal.

Favre’s agent Bus Cook, gave the mag this wonderful quote on the same day that Favre told ESPN about his ankle surgery.

“Brett talked to goddamned Ed Werder at ESPN, says he needs ankle surgery. Now why did he do that?” Cook asked.  “I’ve got [Brad] Childress calling. I’ve got reporters calling all damn morning. Goddammit, why does he have to be such a goddamned drama queen? Play, don’t play, goddamn, people are getting sick of it. I’m getting sick of it!

“Why does he have to talk to these people? What good does it do? Ed Werder at ESPN! What’s he ever done for anybody other than say, ‘Look, look, Mommy, I got this first, ain’t I special?’ You got problems with surgery, talk to your wife. Why talk to goddamned Ed Werder?”

Agreed. The quote above just makes me feel so much better about the world. And verifies what I (along with many, many others) have been saying since the summer of ’08. If Favre and LeBron James were able to somehow mate and produce offspring:

1. That child would be extremely gifted athletically

2. It would also set a new and scarily pathological standard for behavior that desperately and pathetically seeks attention.

This is not real. Even if he doesn’t play this season. He’s still not retired. He will never be. Ever see the early ’90s film “What about Bob?” Richard Dreyfuss’ character summed it up best when he had one of his flip-outs about Bill Murray’s Bob Wiley character.


So what if Favre doesn’t play this season. He’ll just come back next year. After changing his mind 20 times of course.

Paul M. Banks is President and CEO of The Sports , a Midwest focused webzine. He is also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, the Chicago Tribune’s blog network, Walter, the Washington Times Communities, Yardbarker Network, and Fox

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  1. David K. says

    Brett Favre is a SAINT!!!

  2. jmccormick says

    If this holds, count the division for the Pack!

  3. paulmbanks says

    I would agree…but you and I know there’s no way this is true.

    Or maybe it is, and he’ll come back again before Spet

  4. jmccormick says

    Yeah he’s coming back, no doubt about it. Indecision 2010, where an ego bigger than Lebron James and Michael Jordan combined is stroked again and again. I actually think that he forgets what his career highlights are because he’s been hit so much, so he retires in July and watches ESPN run his stats and best moments again and again and again for two days straight.

  5. paulmbanks says

    He’s football “50 first dates”

  6. I think it’s hilarious that everyone is taking this “source” so seriously. NOTHING has been confirmed yet. It’s very simple, Favre will come back if his ankle allows him to play. Everything else is pointless.

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