Football is Favre-Less

I heard the Brett Favre news in the car this morning, seconds before I walked into the dentist office. As I sat in the chair, I had to try to reflect on Favre and what’s been going on with his career these last few years. I had to actually think about how I felt because, quite frankly, I’m indifferent. Perhaps we’ve been conditioned to expect and deal with Favre’s (seemingly final) decision to retire. Perhaps I’m distracted because when I feel my bottom lip it feels like a catcher’s mitt

Early in his career, Favre was simply magnificent. He’s always played with a youthful vigor, but I must say I enjoyed that much more when he was actually youthful. It seemed more genuine then, but maybe that’s not Favre’s fault. At something point, probably around the year 2000, the media’s perception of Favre shifted a little and he went from being a star player to living legend. He was romanticized, perhaps to a fault. It got to be a little much. Again, I’m not sure that was Favre’s fault.

Favre’s dealt with a lot of personal adversity, and at times that fact was obvious in his demeanor, body language, even [...]

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