Liars Go to Hell
We all know the story. Jay Glazer and Judd Zulgad reported Brett Favre had texted teammates stating he was leaning towards retirement. Following #4′s latest (alleged) retirement texts, the entire sporting world eulogized Favre’s amazing career, praised his name and kissed the ground where he walked. Networks such as ESPN, Fox, NFL Network, and geez even E! were a-buzz for the following 48 hours straight discussing Brett Lorenzo’s immortality and accomplishments.
That was until Favre threw a wrench in the reports. We not only found out that the ol’ gun-slinger (mud-flinger) plans to play if healthy and has an upcoming appointment with Dr. James Andrews, but he also told Ed Werder that he never sent those text messages. Well, Visante Shiancoe backed up Glazer and Zulgad’s reports, but Childress was adamant that he never heard anything of said phantom retirement messages. One of these fools is lying, and considering Brett Favre once retired just to see how it feels, I whole-heartedly believe the Glazer/Zulgad tandem.
Regardless of the lies, the he said she said, and whether or not Brett Favre is returning, #4 played his cards perfectly. The media gets a sniff of the words “Brett Favre retirement” and it’s game, set, match. The next several weeks leading up to the NFL season-opener will be filled with nothing but Brett Favre news, banter and discussion. You know he is all set to spend his afternoons, following high school practice of course, basking in the glow of 24-7, Brett Favre sports’ talk.
When all is said and done, Brett will be welcomed back (home) to Green Bay. His number will be retired, I will be crying like a child and the “Welcome Back Kotter” theme song with be blasting over the Lambeau Field speakers. However, now is not that time. Brett is playing the role of spoiled, money-hungry-fame-mongering-diva, who has stooped to the new low of throwing credible and hard working reporters under the bus.
Brett Favre is no longer Green Bay’s problem, thank you Ted. And aside from a few minor off-the-field issues, the 2010 Packers are drama free, focused and poised to make a deep playoff run. The Packers have their eyes set on 1 specific goal, a Superbowl. Putting a stamp on Brett and his mind-games, I have 1 last piece of information for #4 to chew on. To quote the Holy Bible, if I may, Revelations 21:8 states this. ”Liars go to Hell.” You’ve been warned Brett. Repent, lest be smote.