If you happened to catch the Brett Favre train wreck of a press conference yesterday evening you are lucky. It isn’t everyday you get to see something so painful. I want to dissect some of the comments from the Brett Favre portion of the press conference.
First of all what Brett doesn’t understand is that this is the Jet’s press conference in regards to their signing of Brett Favre. This is not the Brett Favre variety hour,special or talk show. This entire press conference made Favre look even more selfish and unstable than he already did. I know what you are saying, I didn’t think that was possible either. Here we go…
Brett was asked about how Packer fans and “Brett Favre fans” should feel.
“…It was a lot of fun for me. I think it was made clear this offseason that they were moving forward. Some things happened in between that. That’s OK. And it’s time for me to move forward…”
They were moving forward? You retired! Were they suppose to cancel the season? Should the NFL have folded operations?
“…I think the fans will continue to be Brett Favre fans. That may be some that say no. And for those people, maybe they were not diehard Brett Favre fans to begin with…”
I think Brett is confused at why 70,000 people came to Lambeau for the past 16 years. If you weren’t there Brett, 69,999 of them still would have been there. They are Packer fans not Favre fans!
Bret was asked about the #4 being retired in Green Bay.
“…I hadn’t really thought about it. I’m sure it will at some point. You know what? They talk about statues and they talk about having streets and I’m not just talking about me. They have that throughout sports. That’s not what it’s about with me. It’s great. It’s like records. I think back to the records that I’ve gained at Southern Miss, I look back, my experience there is much more important than the records. When and if that ever happens, great. I don’t feel like I need a jersey retired, a statue, a street named after me or anything like that for people to remember me or for me to feel like I’ve done something. I think the way I’ve played and the way I’ve handled myself is the most important thing…”
The beginning and end of this snippet are great. The way you have handled yourself is the most important thing? This is a joke right. Where would you like me to start on that one? How about a quote that came from Favre not 2 minutes later.
“…I think my interest at first, I’m sure we all know, was to stay within our division. Maybe that was a little bit of vindictive nature, or whatever, competitive nature, whatever. I think in the end, that was probably the wrong motive and I realized that was not going to happen…”
Now I see what Brett meant of the way he carries himself.
“…To me the most important aspect of winning is chemistry. You can have the best players possible, doesn’t guarantee wins. Chemistry, how you play together. And I think the Giants are a good example of that. They started off shaky this year. Same guys but at the end of the year they got better…”
Wait a second! Now you are praising the Giants at a Jet’s celebratory press conference!? This guys really has no concept of crossing lines.
“…I said last year and the year before that was probably the most talented team I’d ever played on…”
By doing this same retirement song and dance for each of the last 3 years you single-handedly got yourself chased out of town. Good job.
Now this is how the press conference ended:
“..But you know what? There’s nothing like Green Bay fans. That team is going to be good, with or without me and it really serves no purpose to continue talking about it. I know you will try to fuel the fire throughout this season but, once again, I’m here for one reason and that’s to help the Jets win. And I don’t think they need to be asked questions about it. I hope that they are left alone so they can deal with what we have to do. And the same thing for Green Bay. At some point it has to be let go.”
So his closing statement starts out with kissing the Green Bay fans asses. Then goes to kissing the Green Bay team’s asses. Oh wait, what is this unfamiliar word in the middle of this blurb “J-E-T-S” and winning in the same sentence. Okay, maybe Brett does get what the point of this press conference should be. Oh now, hold on, back to the Favre drama and no more mentions of dedication to the Jets or Jet fans.
Favre is nothing more than a hired gun at this point. How sad for a guy who will tell you just how well he handles himself and now he has become a person that even the Packers can’t do business with anymore. Maybe Brett needs to rethink this. Just retire. Again.
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