Wow, do people despise Brett Favre.
I underestimated the overwhelming hate for Favre that exists. Most of it is his own fault, but this last incident is really a witch hunt meant to embarrass and ridicule him as much as possible without merit. I really shouldn't even dignify it with a response, because it's already been blown out of proportion and then beaten to death like a rented mule, but I have to make a couple points. Besides, any shred of dignity left the building a long time ago with this story.
If his pursuit of Jen Sterger was so harassing and inappropriate, why wait over two years to report it? Why not report it right away? Oh, because things were still going well with Favre and the Jets at the time and no one wanted to make waves? So they waited two years to break the story on the week that Favre was returning to play against the Jets. Interesting timing. At first I thought it was another Linda Tripp at work. Some ugly, man-hating, nosy friend of Jen Sterger whispering in her ear to tell the world what a horrible pig that asshole Favre is. Now I think it was all just a chance for Sterger to get some attention. And clearly she has a strong desire for attention judging by the whorish outfits she was barely wearing as a "Jets hostess." What the hell is a "hostess" anyway? Sounds like a euphemism for an expensive escort. I just assumed they were prearranged town pumps for the Gang Green athletes anyway, so how can you fault a guy for using a service as it was intended? That's an issue for Favre and his wife to discuss, not the league office and the general public. Sure the guy is a jerk for cheating on his wife (or trying at least), but he's not the first or the last athlete to bang a groupie. As we speak, some squeaky clean, good image, star of the team from your area is probably doing something really dirty with a woman who isn't his wife.
People had gotten so sick of Favre's own media whoring about whether he was going to retire (again) or not retire (again) that the timing was perfect to take a cheap and easy shot at him. Nobody knew who the fuck Jen Sterger was two weeks ago, but they sure as hell know who she is now. Good job Jen, because success in life isn't about working hard or class, it's about how many people google your name for whatever reason. I'm sure her career will really take off now, like Donna Rice or Mindy Lawton. Who??? Exactly. Well, at least Fireman Ed was probably tugging his fire hose to some of the pictures that turned up of her dressed in Jets stripper clothes, so she's got that going for her.
Say what you will about Favre, the guy is a warrior. Arguably one of the top three QB's of all time, starting 291 straight games in a row (315 with playoffs) at his position is a completely amazing and incomprehensible feat. How many weeks do you think you'd last with numerous 380+ pound trained athletes trying to decapitate or maim you? He's had an unbelievable career, and it's too bad that all this bullshit is going to distract from his accomplishments. It figures that as a Vikings fan we finally get a first ballot hall of famer, the most exciting QB I've ever seen play, and on top of that sticking a purple knife in the heart of our arch rivals, and it has to be tainted now by all this bullshit. He might have been a vain, overpaid, ego maniac, but he was our vain, overpaid, ego maniac. Last year was a magical season for the Vikes, but it's been all downhill since Favre threw that interception in New Orleans in the fourth quarter. He should have retired after that game. There was no way he was going to come close to repeating his amazing performance from last year, especially with a tough injury in the NFC Championship game. He should have gone out on top, but instead he tried everyone's patience beyond the breaking point in the court of public opinion, and now people jump at the chance to kick him on his way out. Demanding media attention for his retirement soap opera is just like his playing style on the field: live by the sword, die by the sword.
Lastly, there is no way those photos are legit. Even if he's a scummy cheater, Favre is not stupid enough to text photos of his privates. He's a twenty year vet. This is not his first rodeo. If he had been cheating in the past, he did a good job covering it up. Besides, those photos had certain shortcomings that nobody would be bragging about. Let's just say it was not third and long. The photos were just a perfect chance to take a shot at somebody that everyone is sick of, and willing to believe anything bad about. There's only one thing that America likes more than an underdog; watching the mighty fall. People have to get their junior high taunts in: "We hate Favre.......and he's got a small dick!" I guess only his wife knows for sure.
And maybe a few Packers "hostesses."