Jclombardi updates the Favre Watch.
In the August issue of Men’s Journal, we get a full look at the “private world and tough choices” of the former Packer legend QB Brett Favre.
However, the funny part of the story is his leak of the ankle surgery revelation to ESPN, his agent’s phone calls to deal with the leak, and Favre’s explanation:
“Brett talked to goddamned Ed Werder at ESPN, says he needs ankle surgery. Now why did he do that? I’ve got Childress calling. I’ve got reporterscalling all damn morning. Goddammit, why does he have to be such a goddamned drama queen? Play, don’t play, goddamn, people are getting sick of it. I’m getting sick of it! Why does he have to talk to these people? What good does it do? Ed Werder at ESPN! What’s he ever done for anybody other than say, ‘Look, look, Mommy, I got this first, ain’t I special?’ You got problems with surgery, talk to your wife. Why talk to goddamned Ed Werder?” [After Favre arrives for the interview.] “Hey, Bus,” says Favre. “I guess I screwed up. I didn’t think it was a big deal. I just told him that I might need surgery. He made it into a big thing.” Bus stares him down, but his face crumples into an exasperated grin. “Jesus, Brett. You never learn. You guys go talk. I’ve got goddamn phone calls to make.”
Meanwhile, Monday, Vikings coach Brad Childress was in Favre’s hometown of Hattiesburg, MS. Obviously they talked about when the legendary quarterback will rejoin the team. Also, see “No Deadline Given by Childress for Making decision.”