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Dawn Knight

Dawn Knight

The author of Taliaferro: Breaking Barriers and a high school English teacher.

Foolish Favre


I wish Brett Favre would disappear or at least take advice from W.C. Fields who said, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it." At this point, Favre already seems like a fool (or else we are for continuing to care about his indecisiveness).

This year Favre says he is waiting on an ankle evaluation before committing to the Vikings again. But professional athletes are very in tune to their bodies, and Favre's ankle was injured months ago. I have to wonder whether his indecision is based on other motives.

Favre reaps benefits from his indecisiveness, including being offered more money on his contract and conveniently missing training camp. The Vikings organization is probably willing to overlook this, as Favre had a good season last year (unfortunately). Still, I don't know that his success is worth dealing with his vast ego.

What Favre seems most intent on doing is remaining the center of attention. My grandma taught me how to deal with irritating people like that. I think we should all try it. "Just ignore him, and he'll go away," she'd say.

By Dawn Knight  |  August 5, 2010; 9:13 AM ET  | Category:  Brett Favre , Minnesota Vikings Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Wow, latest news, Brett Favre decides to retire to pursue his passion for photography.

“The announcement came in the form of a text message that Favre sent to his teammates. However, like nearly everything that comes off his fingertips, it was intercepted – this time by the press.”

Read the article.


Posted by: eye95 | August 5, 2010 10:12 AM

Yes, the best way to ignore Brett Favre is to dedicate an 8-member panel blog to him, many stating that the sports press should just ignore him.


Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | August 8, 2010 11:15 AM

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