Yay! Someone in the media who gets that Brett Favre isn’t as rosy-smelling as John Madden wants you to think. Money Quote:
When it comes to his contract, Favre is no different than any other player. His decision to seek his release from the Packers and his belief he is entitled to it, suggests that he believes he is different.
Because Brett Favre is a douchebag. There, I said it. Who’s gonna argue with me?
The 2005 Javon Walker story that Florio referenced, and one of the things Brett Favre said at the time:
What happened to honoring your contract…?
What, indeed, Brett? What indeed? Remember, this is a guy who signed a 10-year $100 million contract in 2001. Who said at the time that he had no intention of playing past 2006. Who said that he was happy to be a Packer for life. What happened to all of that? He’s so full of shit, it’s upsetting me! He’s a prima donna, who just wants what he wants, when he wants it, and expects the team and the league to give it to him. I hate that. If he were a black wide receiver, the only stories you’d hear would be bashing him for his behavior, no question. Favre’s behavior is upsetting, the media’s double standard is upsetting. This whole thing is bugging me, if for no other reason than the talking heads are glossing over this. Please!! Someone go on ESPN and say that Favre is being a douche. Please! Someone say that he doesn’t get to pull strings like this, and manipulate and get his way just because he wants it. Hell, ESPN, call me. I’ll say it!