Brett Favre is the greatest quarterback in NFL history. Tom Brady hasn’t made a fraction of the unbelievable throws that Favre did throughout his career. The man won the MVP in 1995…and in 1996…and in 1997. Back-to-back-to-back MVP trophies. King shit.
He’s also a conservative racist asshole who should never have a microphone in front of him yet in the last month, he’s been given the opportunity to publicly say some of the worst takes you find from Twitter accounts with 4 followers.
First he flew off the top rope to tell Deshaun Watson to essentially shut up and dribble. The Texans ruined Watson’s career and Deshaun demanded a trade to an organization that actually prioritized winning.
Here’s what Favre had to say for no reason:
“I’m kind of old school,” Favre told Yahoo! Sports. “I think you play. You get paid a ton of money to do a certain job and just do it and let the chips fall where they may. I think we make too much money to voice an opinion, but I’m not saying he’s wrong. Again, I think it’s a different day and time, and it will be interesting to see how the organization handles it.”
Hm. “We make too much money to voice an opinion”. Interesting. Keep that in mind as you read this article about Favre refusing to stop voicing his opinion.
Last week, Brett Favre had another radio spot in which he cried that he can’t watch sports anymore because everyone is so political now.
“I think both sides, for the most part, want to see it just remain about the sport, not about politics,” Favre said. “At least, that’s my interpretation. I know when I turn on a game, I want to watch the game. I want to watch players play and teams win, lose, come from behind. I want to watch all the, you know, important parts of the game, not what’s going on outside of the game. And I think the general fan feels the same way.”
I promise when I’m watching Daniel Jones drop back on 3rd and long at the 50 in the 4th quarter of a one possession game, I am not suddenly taken out of the play because I remember that someone might’ve kneeled during the anthem or whatever. No one is. Quite literally ZERO fans feel this way.
What Brett Favre is actually saying with this quote and the Deshaun Watson ‘advice’ is that he thinks black players are too loud and should catch passes and shut the fuck up.
One of Favre’s most iconic games was the Monday Night Football game hours after his father passed away. One of the greatest performances ever given the circumstances.
Anddddddd none of us would give ANY shits about that night had we not been waterboarded all day long about Favre’s off-the-field life. So when Favre says ‘I want to watch all the, you know, important parts of the game, not what’s going on outside the game’, he wants us to erase his biggest game.
What these players think and feel, what they go through, as well as their personalities and beliefs, all go into why we care about these athletes and what they accomplish on the field.
So Favre simply does not want players to talk about police brutality which is odd because then you are saying you agree with police brutality.
Which brings us to his latest trash take regarding Derek Chauvin murdering George Floyd.
“I find it hard to believe, and I’m not defending Derek Chauvin in any way, I find it hard to believe, first of all, that he intentionally meant to kill George Floyd,”
Please take all microphones away from Brett Favre. Derek Chauvin kneeled on George’s neck as he begged and pleaded for oxygen and cried out for his mother while staring directly at the cameras recording him. He meant to kill Floyd and it’s not being naive to say that it was unintentional. It’s because you think cops should kill black people.
Fuck Brett Favre.