To many football fans' dismay, Brett Favre has been thrust back into the spotlight with a recent Packers Super Bowl victory. Whether you like him or not, though, he and his legacy are here to stay.
When one looks as Favre as a whole, it is hard to not acknowledge his amazing accomplishments and records. Yet he has undoubtedly done many things wrong (especially off the field) which he may wish to take back or change.
Although he officially retired just less than a month ago, he already has many people wondering if he will flip flop once again.
Let's take a look at a list of things Brett Favre should be doing right now to distract himself from the current Packers and Aaron Rodgers hype.
Although this may seem harsh, in the past few years, Favre has been nothing but a diva. Look at how many times we have seen and heard about his crying. Yes, it is okay for men to cry, but when it's often and coupled with certain actions, it can been seen as too much.
There is nothing left to say about this, except that Favre needs to man up and get back to the status of being called “Iron Man”.
After Favre allegedly “sexted” sideline reporter Jenn Sterger when he played for the Jets during the 2008 season. While he was found “not guilty” of violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy in December 2010, he was fined $50,000.
A man’s phone can be his best friend, and Favre should spend some time learning what should and should not be sent via text message. In addition, there may be some new software out that could appeal to him, and it never hurts to stay up to date on technology. Learning how to be a better texter will only benefit him in the long run.
Okay, so this may seem like a womanly thing to do, but when you have endorsements with companies such as Sears, Wrangler Jeans, and Hyundai, how could you not want to spend money? Plus, his net worth is valued to be around $100 million!
Shopping can ease your mind and help you think about everything besides what you want to think about. Wherever he goes to drop some major cash could end up a headline, and quite possibly even help land him another endorsement deal.
This isn’t just for the birds. Favre has popped up all over news headlines since his former backup quarterback Aaron Rodgers claimed a Super Bowl victory this past Sunday. The best way to avoid the bombarding questions that everyone wants to ask would be to go south to his property in Mississippi.
The weather is warm and welcoming, something that can make just about anyone happy. There are also plenty more activities to do when its not freezing. Plus, the air might not be the only thing that is cold in Wisconsin.
Former teammate LeRoy Butler once said that Favre wasn’t good at “anything else” but football. Thus, now would be a good time to silence such critics and get a new hobby. He may even currently have a hobby that he is exceptionally good at, but he needs to make it public that he is good at it. Bragging about it may not be the route to take, but he should try to somehow get word out that he is perfecting a new hobby.
There have been rumors that Favre may be a candidate to appear on Dancing with the Stars. However, the show has openly said that having him would be too controversial due to its “family nature”. This is a sign that it is definitely in his best interest to avoid any type of reality television show. Many claim that the media is too obsessed with Favre, and that his ego is oversized because of it.
By turning down any opportunities to appear on reality shows, it will show that Favre is not an attention hog and does not need to find any way to thrust himself into the spotlight.
Controversy aside, Brett Favre is one of the greatest quarterbacks the game has ever seen. His love and dedication to football is bar none. Although it is arguable that there are many current players that have a talent level similar to his, it is hard to find players that have the influence he has.
Favre has the ability to shape lives of many young football players (former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, for example) both on and off the field. He should continue to be active with charities and foundations, which will help boost his personal image. He has the ability to do so successfully and capitalizing on these opportunities now would be ideal.
Many people answer family when asked what the most important thing they have is. Favre, who welcomed his first grandchild less than a year ago, should take retirement to spend time with the people who mean the most. At the end of the day, they were the people who still stuck by his side no matter what decisions he made.
Plus, the media and the public love nothing more than a good family man.
So Favre may be feeling a little angry after Rodgers won, but can you really blame him? After everything that happened revolving Rodgers and Favre, they now have the same number of Super Bowl rings (1). Nonetheless, Favre should be the bigger man and congratulate his former teammate on winning. Everyone would benefit from this and a new friendship might ensue.
Finally, it is an appropriate time for Favre to say goodbye to the game. No one doubts his love for it, but he can still be retired and be active within football in virtually any way he pleases. He owns a large handful of NFL records, has won a Super Bowl and 3 MVP awards. He is on top of the game in more ways than one. Changing his mind again and unretiring would strengthen the argument that he has tarnished his legacy by retiring and unretiring so many times.
Favre will be around for a long time, but he is finally done playing football. He is lucky to retire at such a young age compared to other workers; he should take this opportunity and make the most of it.