Brett Favre has made my life tough as a San Francisco 49ers fan on several occasions. I thought I should clarify that before readers think I am a Brett Favre fan. I am simply a football fan and a fan of giving people a fair chance.
During my active duty years in the United States Air Force, my favorite supervisor, Master Sergeant Mike Hennessey, mentioned a saying to me that has stuck with me for years. The censored version of this statement is, “One “Oh, Crap!” wipes out a thousand, “Atta Boys!”
Coincidentally, one of the things I remember most about my old boss was that he was a huge Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre fan. This is fitting because of the recent off-field controversy surrounding No. 4, but before we look at Favre’s recent “Oh Crap!” I think we should take the time to look at a few of his thousand “Atta Boys!”
People tend to forget all of the good that a person does when a mistake is made. The simple truth of the matter is that no one is perfect. No one. Not even Brett Favre. So, why can’t we leave his personal life to just that: His personal life? Favre has done more for this world than most of us would do if we had the time or financial ability.
Brett’s Favre Fourward Foundation has given over $3 million to disadvantaged and disabled children since its founding in 1996. Along with the monetary contributions, there have been countless signed items that have been auctioned off for charity. Favre has also granted over 60 children a wish for the Make-a-Wish Foundation in his career. His combined efforts with his wife, Deanna have formed the Deanna Favre Hope Foundation, which provides financial aid for breast cancer patients.
Before the media runs a future NFL Hall-of-Famer in the ground any further, let us not forget the great things the man has done for society. I challenge the journalists to seek out the skeletons in their own closet before condemning someone else, or maybe you should compare your charitable resume to Brett Favre’s.
If you think attacking others will be your big break, then so be it. However, you might want to choose your victims more carefully. I am sure I am not the only one who is a fan of the NFL because of the "F", football. Save the tabloid garbage for Hollywood. Favre will always be a legend to fans of the National Football League.
In closing, I would like to send my best wishes and a message to Favre. I hope everything works out okay for you. We all make mistakes and learn from them. So, keep your chin up off the field for the sake of your family and on the field for the sake of the last season of your career. It is the last season. Isn’t it?