Oh Really? Brett Favre Played For the Money
I let this nugget languish in the ether because I thought to myself, “Well, what if Brett Favre turns up at the Packers Hall of Fame Induction Banquet to see the guy who made him — Mike Holmgren — get enshrined on Saturday night? What if he sneaks in under the radar in complete non-Brett Favre diva fashion to pay the proper respect. Wouldn’t that be redeeming in some way?”
Well, that didn’t happen. Instead, Favre sent Holmgren a text congratulating him on his induction. It probably said something like this: “Without me you would have been nothing, but good job anyway. Here’s a photo for your special night [insert dick pic].”
Last week, Favre admitted he played his final, putrid season with the shit stains that are the Minnesota Vikings because he wanted the money.
“First of all, the money was too good,” Favre told Deion Sanders on NFL Network. “The money was too good, and I hate to say it’s about money. But, you know, I felt the money was a lot.”
Oh. So it was about the money then? Always doing things for the right reasons, that guy!
Favre went on to say he knew the team wasn’t going to be successful.
“Now, that’s not to say I didn’t give my all,” Favre said. “It just wasn’t to be, and I think I knew that. I really know it now.”
Well you should know it now, by God. Here’s what Captain Awesome did in his final NFL season other than collecting $16.5 million — 2,509 yards, 11 TDs, 19 picks, 6-10 record, consecutive-games streak down the shitter.
Good job by all involved.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.