NFL athletes make a lot of money. They should have to work really really really really really hard to even come close to deserving the kind of cash that they receive for PLAYING A SPORT. This is where a man from Gulfport Mississippi comes in. Born Oct. 10 1969, Mr. Brett Favre is a 39, going on 40 year old that has "officially retired" from the National Football League not once, not twice, but three times. It has recently been reported that he is coming out of retirement, again, to play for the Minnesota Vikings. He is in position to make twenty-five MILLION dollars over the next two years. This little factoid has me "burning", as Jim Rome would say, to no end, and here's why.
For one, Favre skipped the NFL training camp, which includes mandatory workouts, drills, and practices, in the hot summer heat. Basically, he skipped the grunt work, that is obviously beneath him. Not to mention that he got to avoid living in close quarters with his new teammates during camp, which I'm sure the rest of the Vikes just love. All the while, QBs like Tavaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfells were busting thier a$$ trying to impress the coaches and build team chemistry in Minnesota, fighting it out for a starting role. But don't worry, folks! Favre will still be miles ahead of those "chumps" on the depth chart simply because he has a phonetically irritating last name.
I'm not sure about the rest of you, but if I skipped out on the first month of my job training, I don't think it would bode well for my career choice. It's just absurd that guys like Favre can get away with this crooked b.s., and still be adored by NFL faithful. He will singlehandedly sell millions of dollars worth of NFL merchandise, simply because the sheeple can't get enough. Say no to reality TV athletes, say no to Brett Favre.
Just a little P.S., as many of you know, Favre played SIXTEEN seasons for the Green Bay packers; AKA division rival of the freaking Vikings. Just to be even more of a standup fella, Favre is sleeping with the enemy.