First of all let me say this, I am a Dallas Cowboys fan, but my dislike or in this case hate of Brett Favre goes beyond the game yesterday, it goes back several years including his college days at Southern Miss when he and his Golden Eagles defeated my beloved Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa.
From that point on, I truly hated this man. Now, don’t me wrong it’s not a personal thing. Brett seems to be for the most part, a decent guy. But professionally, I can’t stand the man. Ugh! Anyway, here are my reasons for I hate (for lack a better word) Brett Favre.
The way he treated the Green Bay Packers-All that drama he brought to this team with his retiring bull crap just made me sick. This week, I am retiring, well no I’m not, I’m going come out of retirement and play for the Jets. Then he pulls the same act the following year. Calls a press conference to retire, AGAIN and instead goes to the hated Minnesota Vikings. Way to show some class Brett.
His Diva Attitude-The man acts like he OWNS the NFL. The fact that he got into it with his head coach a few weeks ago, should tell you all you need to know about his personality. He thinks he is bigger then the team and maybe he is, but you still show some respect towards your head coach. Don’t get me wrong, I have no sympathy for the Vikings, you got what you paid for and to this point, it has paid off; for now. Someone cue up the Diva song by Beyonce’ for this guy.
The Way He Treated Aaron Rodgers- I heard when the rookie came into the NFL, Favre didn’t want to have anything to do with him. The kid didn’t asked to be picked by the Packers, they were preparing for the future. Apparently Mr. Favre didn’t like what the Packers had done, so he decided to basically ignore the kid.
Through all of this, Rodgers didn’t say a word, even when he was caught up in this whole retirement mess, he just kept working and it has finally paid off for him. Rodgers’ class during all this shows what a classy guy he is and should have shown some of you Favre fans what a-hole he was, but I digress. Let’s move on shall we.
The media’s Love affair with him-This makes me want to gag the most. The love affair with this man is sickening. The media acts as if he invented the damn game. You know how many Super Bowl’s this man has won? ONE, the exact same number that Peyton Manning has won. Manning gets a lot of well deserve praise too, but least he has EARNED it.
Manning is on his way to breaking several NFL records along with the other records he has already broken. But Favre gets praise for screwing up and then correcting his mistakes. Busted plays, which normally are the quarterback’s fault, he turns into great plays and the media eats it UP. Oh did you see that play? Wow this man is greatest thing since slice bread. I have to test my gag reflexes. This man didn’t invent the game of football, but according to some experts, he did.
These same people failed to mention, that this man has basically bombed in the playoffs. He got the Jets’ fans hopes up last year when he came to the team, but they finished 8-8. On top of that, his teammates with the Jets said he displayed again a diva attitude with them. Oh but that’s not reported much because he is Brett Favre. The greatest quarterback in NFL history though he choked against the New York Giants a few years ago in the NFC Championship game and played mediocre for the Jets late last season. Doesn’t he have the highest interception rate too in the playoffs too?
Yes, I know I can hear the Favre fans especially Vikings fans coming out defending him, but really before he was a Viking, you know good and damn well most of you hated his guts too and know what I am saying is the truth. So cheers, to the most overrated player in NFL history; may the New Orleans Saints score 50 on the Vikings and make him retire for good.