Brett Favre's Just Trying To Keep up with the Kardashians

Gary KernContributor IAugust 20, 2009

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - AUGUST 18: Brett Favre talks with the media after his first practice with the Minnesota Vikings on August 18, 2009 at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.  (Photo by Scott A. Schneider/Getty Images)

When you think of Brett Favre what comes to mind these days?  For some it might be great quarterback or NFL future Hall of Famer. Well for me, the words liar and manipulator come to mind, not Wrangler Jeans.  

For the last two summers, Brett Favre has basically lied and manipulated the Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings and thousands of football fans. This had me thinking that we all know football is a business and owners, coaches, and players really only care about making money and winning football games.

What fans like myself think really matters little. Fine. The bigger picture here is what professional sports is turning into, which is Reality TV.  

When TMZ is sitting outside Vikings camp shooting pictures of Brett Favre or catching him as he's coming out of the restroom, that's when I'll stop watching all together.   The morale fiber of all sports is what Brett Favre is trashing with his actions the last two years and others are falling in line like dominos.

Everyone used to think Brett Favre was the All-American guy. Good at sports, good to his family, living a simple life. That is all true, but the lying the last two years basically flushes that scenario.  

When I think of All-American guy, liar and flip-flopper is not in the vocabulary. Save that for Politics and Reality TV. Unfortunately, Brett Favre and others (T.O., Chad Ocho Cinco, Tony Romo, Reggie Bush), are slowly turning the NFL into the next hit reality series.

Sports is no longer sports I'm afraid, and the poster child of what it used to be (Favre), has now turned into the next celebrity cameo on Entourage and it's sad. If Derek Jeter falls in line the apocalypse has officially arrived.

So instead of sports, every Sunday, this fall, stay tuned for the next episode of "As the NFL turns" starring Brett Favre as the bitter old Ex-QB, who is still looking for redemption against his former girlfriend "The Green Bay Packers" (insert sappy soap opera music here).  

Who's to blame? 

There are many, but the morale erosion of our society has now oozed into sports which for many was the last true asylum or escape from the daily garbage we are subjected to from most of the information media. The problem is the Brett Favre's, Michael Vick's, and Plaxico Burress's of the world rule the headlines and always will for the unforeseeable future, because morality has given away to greed or in this case ratings.

During his press conference with the Vikings, Favre's 10-year old daughter allegedly said to him that she wanted him to come back and win another Super Bowl. 

His reply, "It's too late sweetie I wish you would of told me sooner". I wouldn't be surprised if his daughter fired back "Yeah daddy but during this last season of the bachelorette a lot of people were allowed to change their minds and come back, so maybe it will work for you again."  

Brett replies; "Your right honey, who do you think sold them that script?"