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Rope-a-Dope, Minnesota style… August 18, 2010

Posted by ev0rev in Politics.
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I use to have a lot of respect for Brett Favre.  He was tough, gutsy and had a cannon for an arm.  He always seemed to give his all, especially in the face of adversity.

That Brett Favre died quite some time ago.  What we have witnessed over the past few years is a mockery of that man.  Every year the media frenzy helps to feed his bloated ego and he gets to play the same tired game of  “I have a hurt (insert body part here) ,  so I don’t know if I’ll be back”…at which point he gets to sit out all of training camp only to miraculously “recover” just in time for the season to start.

Shame on Minnesota.  Shame on the entire sports community.  Have we all lost any/all self respect?  Let’s call this fiasco what it is… a disgrace to the memory of a once great football player.  I miss him.  I truly felt dirty watching the events unfold this morning.  The news that 3 of his teammates had flown down to PLEAD with him to return (are you kidding?!) and the convoy of vehicles delivering him unto the Minnesota Viking compound (with chase footage from accompanying helicopter!).  It was just a little much for me, I had to turn it off.

I miss the heroic, brave and tough Brett Favre… I prefer to remember him that way.  These images over the past few years do nothing but taint that memory.