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Why Brett Favre May Be The Dumbest Guy In NFL History

Updated on January 4, 2009

I'm well aware that the title of this Hub may grate a lot of NFL fans the wrong way, but bear with me. Brett Favre is a future Hall of Famer who certainly belongs on the list of the greatest quarterbacks that the league has ever produced, but we're not discussing his QB ability or record over his entire career, we're talking about being dumber than a screen door on a submarine.

Sure, there have been some total boneheads who have played the game. Who can forget Leon Lett's showboating in Super Bowl XXVII and turning a touchdown into a touchback? Or Dan Orlovsky running himself out of the end zone for a safety? Or Donovan McNabb not having a clue as to the NFL regular season tie scenarios? But Brett is in a class by himself. Just like he was a phenomenal and outstanding QB at Green Bay, his career will forever be marred by the phenomenal and outstanding boner he pulled in New York in the last season.

Let's see, Brett... you're undisputedly among the all time greats as you retire from a career that puts you firmly alongside Bart Starr and Vince Lombardi as the most awesome deities ever to set foot on the frozen tundra of Green Bay, Wisconsin... you are the standard that John Madden seems to apply to every other QB in the league... you retire at the end of a long and incredible run among laurels that are usually reserved for Presidents and Kings... you can look forward to the rest of your life enjoying your untold millions of dollars and eternal fame... you will always be the object of veneration for Cheeseheads everywhere, the true and total essence of Green Bay (yeah... everybody's forgotten you were a Falcon your first year)... so you decide after a year to come back? Why the hell would you ever want to do that?

And when Green Bay rightly spurns you since they have gone on without you and they're not about to toss their 2008 season playbook into the shredder just because you've decided you're bored, you start a bidding war between the Bucs and the Jets for your overaged arm which effectively demolishes both teams? The Bucs' pursuit of you profoundly pisses off Garcia, the only QB on the team worth his salt, and is directly responsible for their choke during the home stretch... and the Jets... well... Brett... it may be time to say it loud and clear. You stunk up the Jets, dude.

Although there were fleeting glimpses of your past divinity, they were way too few and far between. You ended up with a QB Rating of 81, for cryin' out loud! And there were some games, especially near the end of the season, where that Rating might as well have been a negative number. I doubt that I would have mustered a much lower number, and I'm old and short and fat and nearsighted and flatfooted and I can't throw a football through a tractor tire hung on a tree from six feet away!

So, Brett, your career will now always be asterisked, your historical impact has been diminished by half, you may never again be able to get a jar off the top shelf due to your wrecked shoulder, and the only product endorsements you'll get now are for arthritis rubs. Way to go, Brett. In a league which has not really been known for its rocket scientists, you have rightfully earned the title.

Yes, Brett Favre Is The Dumbest Guy In NFL History.


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    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      10 years ago from Toronto

      Give my best to Aunt Katie! Brett's got more money than I will ever see even if I skydive above Fort Knox. I think that the bottom line is that he just wanted to keep playing no matter what reality, the calendar, or his body told him. Let's just thank goodness that stupidity isn't an infectious disease! :)

    • Sally's Trove profile image


      10 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      I never heard the expression about the screen door on the submarine.  My aunt Katie, in her eighties, will love it...maybe she'll even laugh at me because I don't know it.

      Is it really BF's ego propelling him into this pitting game, or did he not invest his earnings wisely?  Maybe he's broke and stupidly scavenging.

      Whatever.  This is a welcome Hub from infectious diseases.

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      10 years ago from Toronto

      Glad to see that I'm hardly alone in my belief that Brett really blew it. As for humility, that seems to not be a very high priority in professional sports as it seems to all boasting and trash talkin'. Some will argue that as long as the athletes can back up their bravado with their performance, you have to pretty well give them their due. But when they're as over the hill and ineffective as Favre has been, they deserve nothing but catcalls and rotten tomatoes.

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      Susan Reid 

      10 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      I agree. A little humility couldn't hurt him. We can only hope others in professional sports will learn from his example.

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      Rebecca Graf 

      10 years ago from Wisconsin

      I agree and this is from someone from Packerland. I place a lot of value on honor and to me he showed none. You don't tell the world you are retiring and then decide that you love the spotlight too much. He pulled a prima dona.

      He could have gone out with glory and being loved. Instead he has marred the end of his career with greed and pride. I'll admit that I don't know him and he might have other deeper reasons, but that is what he is projecting.

      A little humility couldn't hurt him.


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