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Ouch!! My Pride!!
Normal 0GREEN BAY (BASN) — Brett Lorenzo Favre looked like a beaten man when he limped onto the podium in the visitor’s media interview room to face the media gallery.
The future Hall of Famer had us waiting for almost an hour after Minnesota’s game against Green Bay to explain why his ego was more bruised than his left ankle.
Did I really think that his injury during the game led to him throwing three interceptions — two of which turned into touchdowns — was the reason the Vikings lost to the Packers?
No. Favre wanted another win against his old team to stick it to the organization for pushing him out the door when he reversed the decision to retire from football.
It was a selfish act by Favre to ask for an open competition for the quarterback’s job with Aaron Rodgers, knowing that he would win it and at the same time throw Rodgers under the bus.
Instead, general manager Ted Thompson threw Favre out the door when he agreed to trade the NFL’s most talked-about player to the New York Jets in 2008.
At the time, no one knew that Favre secretly reached out to former Jets employee Jenn Sterger. He denied sending photos of himself to her phone but admitted leaving voice mails on her phone.
Maybe we’ll hear from Sterger in the future after she comes out of hiding, since she spread the rumors.
Of course, no members of the media would dare ask Favre any questions about the incident. The stinging loss to the Packers at this point outweighs the scandal.
Finally, Rodgers, the pupil, beats Favre the teacher.
So what can Favre do now to resurrect his wounded 2-4 Vikings? Maybe he can stop throwing the ball to the other team. He doesn’t have enough energy left to fight off the Kryptonite rays.
After this season, that should be all she wrote. But knowing Favre, he’ll want one more shot to beat the Packers at Lambeau Field, even if it’s with another team.