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Favre's retirement part deux starts with email?

Posted on: February 11, 2009 11:52 am
Edited on: February 19, 2009 4:51 pm
 

Brett Favre retires and the initial reaction in the newsroom here is ...  Ed Werder?

ESPN's Dallas Cowboys correspondent received a retirement email from Favre.

"Hey Ed and Chrissy (Mortenson), gonna retire. Thanks for the memories, 4"

That's how the news broke. Brett Favre

Is this typical Favre, or what? Say what you will about his on-field skills and his bumpkin image. But the way this man conducts his image business is simply atrocious. After 18 seasons, one retirement, and a year in New York, how does a 39-year-old man have so little media savvy?

How does he continue to lose at this game? He's making A-Rod look like Obama. If you're going to retire, tell your team. If you're going to retire, send out a press release. Do something. Something other than shooting a quick text in-between ATV-ing in Mississippi.

Some say this is what makes Favre who he is. He just does his own thing and the rest of the world be dammed.

But c'mon, me sayeth. Forget the fawning of John Madden or the adoration of Bristol. Wrangler Jeans is why I'm mad. Camp Favre put together the below statement for his partnership with one of the most horrid ad campaigns to grace sports programming, yet he can't issue a statement about his career ending, again?

"Whether I'm on the lake with my friends or at home with family, when I’m not on the field I want to be comfortable," said Favre . "Wrangler jeans are a perfect fit for my lifestyle. I’ve always loved the brand and what it stands for, and now I’m honored to be a part of the Wrangler legacy."

He had time for THAT, but not enough to let the world know he's hanging up his spikes?

I don't care if the man un-retires for a second time (OK, I do), but have a little bit of sense to dissipate the news in a bit of style. Sure, coming on the heels of Signing Day, where high schoolers are rewarded for their labor of love with fawning media draped over them, this just may be refreshing to some people: A legend going out on his terms.

But this isn't where it ends. We're going to have a presser sometime during the next week. We're going to have more tears, more "I want to play, but my body, family, and Paul at Wrangler Jeans are telling me 'no'." Fine, it's expected. But to start this process off with an email to ESPN, then to have it chased with AP calling the agent to get the info?

Favre being Favre, I guess, which makes me all the more mad for wasting 11 minutes writing this blog -- heck, we'll be doing it again February 11, 2010.

Category: NFL
Tags: Brett Favre
 
Comments

Since: Oct 29, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2009 10:32 am
 

Favre's retirement part deux starts with a email?

Oops! Make that Brett Favre & Oakland Raiders.




Since: Oct 29, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2009 10:31 am
 

Favre's retirement part deux starts with a email?

Laughing Brett Farve & Oakland Raiders!

 

I didn't want to go through last summer's farce again, but that would be worth it. I'd tune in to that circus. Kind of like the Cowboys - you know it's a trainwreck, but you just can't pull your eyes away.




Since: Aug 26, 2008
Posted on: February 14, 2009 4:09 pm
 

Favre's retirement part deux starts with a email?

I know I am not alone with this statement, but GOOD BYE, SO LONG,  DON'T LET THE DOOR HIT YOU ON THE WAY OUT!!!!  He pulled on heart strings with that emotional good bye. Let's look at the facts. He held Green Bay in a limbo state for several years with the rumbles of retiring. The Green Bay Packers couldn't draft properly becuase of his waiting to decide. He finally does and only after the Packers draft, c'mon. He claimed so much to love Green Bay, but Brett, we do them so wrong? He only came back out of spite. He needed to prove the ownership was wrong with chossing Aaron Rodgers as the new QB. The pension package must change after 17 years.   Brett please don't come back, unless you plan to go to the Oakland Raiders. You and Al davis can compare what size "Depends" you are both wearing.




Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: February 11, 2009 12:43 pm
 

Favre's retirement part deux starts with a email?

Is this typical Favre, or what? Say what you will about his on-field skills and his bumpkin image. But the way this man conducts his image business is simply atrocious. After 18 seasons, one retirement, and a year in New York, how does a 39-year-old man have so little media savvy?

 

Because hes a backwoods inbred moron. Add Favre to the Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson quote about QB's, Farve couldn't spell cat if you spotted him the "c" and "t". Good riddance, I would rather hear endless steroid stories than another nonstop offseason of "will the Brett Farve play or not".



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