originally posted 8/3/08, and originally updated 8/7/08, and now updated again today, 12/30/08.
Brett Favre. Now, I don’t claim to be an expert on what’s going on with his coming out of retirement, except for what Mr. Mock has tried to explain to me, but here’s what I have gathered so far.
Brett Favre retired, with all kinds of tearful, emotional announcements and tons of fanfare, approximately four months ago. And now, Brett Favre is all, “Waaah! I don’t wanna be retired!” and now he’s throwing a tantrum about wanting to be back with Green Bay. And apparently the latest is that they have just reinstated him, but possibly only to be back up to the new quarterback (who by the way ought to be PISSED OFF at all of this nonsense) but as backup he will still earn 12 million dollars, and now there is talk that he’s going to be pissy if he’s just backup and might try to get traded, and all of it just sounds like he’s being a big fat crybaby.
I have never been a fan, (although I did totally get weepy at his tearful announcement) but now, I’m as far away from being a fan as you can be. I’m like the polar opposite of fan. I’m the anti-fan. Brett Favre, you’re being a jerk, and you should learn to pronounce your last name the way it’s spelled.
UPDATE – 8.7.08: Brett is going to the New York Jets, because the Packers are sick of him. I hope the Jets enjoy his going in and out of retirement like 78 more times.
UPDATE – 12.30.08: Yeah. The retirement talk is starting all over again. And before you try to tell me that if he DOES retire, it’ll be because his shoulder has an owie, let me just point out to you that he is ALMOST 40. Of COURSE he’s going to have owies. And it’s not like he retired this past spring UNAWARE of how old he is. Prior to this past Monday, Bwett (and no, that’s not a typo) told reporters that an MRI would probably determine his future plans, and that if he needed surgery, he’d retire. Well, the MRI came back, and he doesn’t need surgery. He’s probably totally freaking out now, what with not having a good excuse for retiring AGAIN and all.
Next up? Lance Armstrong, who will probably re-retire since he’s about to become a dad again. Convenient.
Everyone needs to just freaking STAY RETIRED when they retire.