Saturday, October 16, 2010


Let’s take a break from all of the mayhem being inflicted on the American peeps by the foreign usurper who sits on the throne and take a closer look at the fall of an American icon. A myth. A legend in his own mind.

Brett Favre should have quit while she was ahead.

It’s hard to believe that after all of the drama, and all of the press conferences about retiring or not, our girl would be brought down by a few racy text messages and a few pictures of his… how do we say it delicately…thang.

In case you have not guessed, I am not a Favre fan. While it is hard to question his toughness, which contributes to his streak of consecutive starts and his impact on the record books, I get tired of hearing him billed as “the best quarterback of all time.”

In the same game that he broke both the 70,000 passing yards and 500-touchdown barriers that Favre also became the all-time leader in fumbles with 162. Most of these records are due to his long career, which is an accomplishment. But there a bunch of quarterbacks just in my lifetime who I’d rather have lead my dream team (Joe Montana, Tom Brady ,Peyton Manning, Troy Aikman, Jim Kelly, John Elway, Steve Young, Dan Fouts, Roger Staubach, Terry Bradshaw, Kurt Warner, to name a few).

Last year, he ended his season with a critical interception that cost his team the game. This seemed to be such a shock that the owners voted to change the overtime rules so that Brettie would have had another chance.

How quickly they forget. At the end of the 2007 season, Betty threw an interception in overtime that set up the Giants' game-winning field goal. You can almost set your watch on Bert ending his season on an interception. That’s why he keeps coming back-his ego can’t take it. And he has always been a reckless quarterback who makes questionable decisions.

Pet peeve number two. Brent is billed as the saviour of the Vikings. I seem to be the only one who remembers that during the same year Bette fell apart and almost single-handedly kept the Jets from the playoffs with four times as many interceptions as touchdowns in their playoff run, the Vikings were facing the Eagles in the playoffs. They were already a playoff team on the rise, and the rest of that team should be offended by the categorization of Brett as a savior.

But wait, there’s more! I keep hearing that the Brett-led Vikings outplayed the New Orleans Saints in last year’s NFC championship game.


That game was tied at the end of regulation and went into overtime. The Saints defense hit Birdy so hard he didn’t know what millennium it was. And did I mention the tie score? That sounds to me an awful lot like neither team outplayed the other.

In fact, there’s a word for when one team outplays the other. I think they call them the winner.

The Saints coach and I were good friends when we were yewts back in the Philly suburbs. He has to keep an even profile with the media, so I’ll be offended in his behalf.

Do you see why I call Brett the most over-rated quarterback to ever play the game. Best ever? He’s not in my top ten! He might not make my top twenty.

This all could not happen to a nicer guy. The bum ankle, the tendinitis, the losses to start the season. Favre’s quarterback rating is lower than any season in his 20-year career, and he’s already thrown as many interceptions — seven—as he did all of last season.

And now the naughty picture scandal.

Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league is investigating allegations that Favre sexually harassed former Jets game hostess Jenn Sterger in 2008, while both worked for the team, with voicemails and several graphic photos sent via cell phone.

You see, this scandal conflicts me. The lady in question has not filed a complaint. And notwithstanding the vow Brett made to his wife (which he has reportedly broken time and again anyway), no crime has been committed that should warrant league action.

Sterger has been largely silent about the episode, though her manager, Phil Reese, said, “We don’t want a quick resolution, but the proper resolution,” suggesting she’s keeping all her options open. For his part, Goodell hasn’t hesitated to suspend players for off-field incidents, even in the absence of criminal charges.

So while this seems to be a money grab on Sterger's part, it would give me great joy to see Brett suspended.

That would not really be fair to Brett. But it couldn't happen to a nicer guy!


    >>...Brett Favre should have quit while she was ahead.

    Ha!-Ha! C'mon, dude. You done stole a play from MY playbook!

    >>...Favre also became the all-time leader in fumbles with 162.

    162 Fumbles? FUMBLES? One hundred and sixty-two? Seriously? Is that right? I knew she had the record for all-time most number of interceptions thrown (three hundred and something-something), but she has the record for most fumbles, TOO! That's freakin' pathetic! Damn, she's even worse than I thought. 162? She's worse than Wendell Tyler?

    And by the way -- my prediction for Sunday's game? All that stuffs about will he/won't he start? FUHGEDDABOUDIT! He's definitely going to start the game in order to keep his consecutive streak alive. But see if he doesn't come out of the game after one or two quarters. He will play only long enough to maintain his streak and show what a tough competitor he is, and then he'll head for the sideline.

    Remember you heard it here first on Roller Derby.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underdog'

  2. I read that this morning (about the fumbles).

    At least he picked a cutie to send naughty pictures to...

    I think it's all a Republican conspiracy...

  3. No opinion on this, but I'd thought I'd comment to let everyone know.

    Tossing It Out

  4. He only did it because of the Bush tax cuts and conservatives' failure to counteract global warming.

    ~ D-FensDogg

    Word Verification: Polit

  5. Lee-

    Not even a comment on the pix?

    That Jenn Sterger is quite a babe!


  6. I too think Favre is so overated. There are a dozen or more QB's who are far better. I have no respect for him at all.