Favre says he came back for money, forgets to mention need for attention
The latest in “things we could’ve told you two years ago,” Brett Favre recently said on NFL Network’s No Huddle: Favre & Sanders that money was the real reason he returned for his 20th and final season.
Pardon me if I’m not shocked, neither by his words nor by his lack of introspection.
I think that everyone was well aware that there was a lot of money on the table and it would be hard for anyone to walk away from, but Favre’s inability to either see or concede to the fact that it also had to do with his ego makes this “admission” hilarious to me.
Deion Sanders, who was doing the interview, apparently thanked him for his honesty, which begs the question: Are half-truths considered honest? Maybe Sanders is a glass half-honest kinda guy.
Many professional players have a very difficult time once out of the spot light and I think the real determining factor in Favre’s decision wasn’t that he wasn’t ready to let go of the game or a pay check, but rather that he wasn’t ready to let go of the attention that went along with playing on Sundays.
Maybe he isn’t able to admit that freely yet, or maybe he is still too caught up in himself to recognize it, but a guy that starving for attention enough to text pictures of his penis to chicks should think about that need for attention as a determining factor as well. I’m of the belief that he is still too caught up in himself to even see it because of his still uncanny ability to redirect questions about other things back to himself.
In the same interview, when asked about the bounty allegedly placed on his head by the Saints, Favre said he didn’t care and went on some egocentric tangent that many people have come close to taking him out but he’s too stubborn and he considers it an honor someone would think that highly, or lowly, about him. So, in sum, Favre doesn’t care about Bounty-gate because ME!
So, even while Favre keeps pushing the agenda that the money was the factor that hooked him, despite the fact he could have made millions doing a variety of things– commercials, broadcasting, appearance fees– we’ll keep nodding our heads in agreement because it’s fun to see rich people doing rich things, talking about how hard it is to pass up being richer. Favre: The All-American man’s man.