If I Hear or See Brett Favre's Name One More Time…

Richard O'NealSenior Analyst IJune 9, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 28: Brett Favre #4 of The New York Jets looks to pass against The Miami Dolphins during their game on December 28, 2008 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

There once was a guy who made a legacy for himself playing quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. I’m sure you’ve heard of him.  That same guy took the Packers to two Super Bowls, winning one. 

There was a time when I didn’t mind seeing his name in the news, but that time has passed. 

ESPN’s obsession with this guy has gone far enough and it needs to be changed before both parties ruin their respective reputations more than they already have.

ESPN has established itself as the report-all network for the coverage of this player. I’m surprised that they haven’t broken away from any sports coverage to let fans know that he just finished using the bathroom or that he paid $1.50 for a Cherry Coke from the vending machine. 

They report on everything else, from him sending X-rays to Minnesota team doctors, to his family purchasing 25 to 30 hotel rooms for the Vikings-Packers game on Nov. 1.

Would anyone else besides me like to tell them how ridiculous this has become? 

I would also like to be one of the first to go on record by stating that I have lost all respect for Chris Mortensen and Ed Werder, who are the two main culprits in reporting all of this pointless mess. 

Anytime you see a headline on ESPN’s website, know that you are going to see one of their names attached to the article.  It’s gotten to the point where I will actually click on the stories just so I can see how badly readers are talking about them and the fact that they report on everything he does. 

It’s pretty sad to see a 16-year career (Should we give credit to the full 18?) of consistency, hard work, and dedication get washed away due to bad decisions, indecisiveness, and an itch to play past his prime.

Do us all a favor and go spend time with your family; they have waited long enough.  Don’t sign with Minnesota.