I saved this one for last because it's a subject that makes me nervous. Let me state very clearly that I'm not a person that walks around looking for racism. If anything I'm the opposite. I also hate people who constantly pull racism into conversations because no one wins in the end.
That said, I contend that if Brett Favre was black, he would be vilified by fans, reporters, and the league. Whew...ok...it's out there so lets discuss.
Brett Favre is stat driven. Brett Favre is self-centered. Brett Favre wants to be the topic of conversation 24/7. Brett Favre distances himself from his teammates. Brett Favre thinks he is more important that the team. Brett Favre abused substances that enabled his career to thrive. Brett Favre lies to the press. Brett Favre is a JERK.
Now let's experiment....Please follow the directions as listed.
1) Take the preceding paragraph.
2) Copy and paste it on a notepad or e-mail.
3) This is the toughest, but most important part.
Remove all the "Brett Favre" references & replace them with "Barry Bonds"...Go ahead...I'll wait.
This is my point. Ask anybody and they will say that Barry Bonds is one of the worse people in the world. At least they would say they would NOT want their child to emulate him. Ask the same about Brett Favre and I believe the answer would be the complete opposite...& there is something so wrong about that,
So there you go...ten reasons why I HATE Brett Favre. Some humorous, but for the most part from my heart and from my brain. There were others that didn't make the grade. (Name spelled weird, unusual "Bro-mance" with Warren Sapp.) But I feel I got my point across.
I hope to get numerous comments...even if they think I'm an idiot. But as a wise man once said..."If you read this diatribe and don't feel a sense of outrage...Then you, my friend, are nothing more that part of the problem."