An open letter to Brett Favre

Brad Willis

Brad Willis is a writer based in Greenville, South Carolina. Willis spent a decade as an award-winning broadcast journalist. He has worked as a freelance writer, columnist, and professional blogger since 2005. He has also served as a commentator and guest on a wide variety of television, radio, and internet shows.

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12 Responses

  1. Drizztdj says:

    You’re killing my ability to rant with these well spoken words sir. 🙂

  2. Su says:

    Great post and yes very well spoken. I too am/was a huge Brett Favre fan. I will remember his play in Green Bay, but don’t want to remember anything since.

  3. pdxrogue says:

    It is truly a gift when someone can conjure up the words embedded in so many hearts — thank you!!

  4. Random101 says:

    Brett Favre will now be known as “TheBrett”.

  5. BadBlood says:

    Brett makes me respect John Elway a bit more each year.

  6. Da Goddess says:

    Oh, BadBlood, please don’t say that. Please. There’s nothing respectable about Elway. The man is a jerk. Worse, he’s a cheap ass jerk.

    Brett, well, he’s a gentleman.

  7. BadBlood says:

    Da Goddess, why is he a jerk? Admittedly, I don’t know much about him personally, but professionally, he did know when to step down and walk away.

  8. Bam-Bam says:

    No words more worthy of both his current & previous stature than,

    “No, we won’t forget…unless you keep giving us reasons to.”

  9. ToddCommish says:

    Interesting that there are so many wistful comments about an admitted Vicodin addict, the NFL career leader in interceptions, and basically, depending on who you talk to, a vindictive (just trying to stick it to the Packers), lazy (just trying to avoid two-a-days) attention whore that doesn’t know when to say when.

    He WAS a very good quarterback… He isn’t anymore. Now he’s become Willie Mays in a Mets uniform, Johnny Unitas in a Chargers uniform, Michael Jordan in a Wizard uniform, a sad caricature of his own youth. People seem to have forgotten that he only won ONE Super Bowl, meaning he isn’t even the most successful Packers quarterback, let alone putting him at the top for the entire NFL.

    I love your writing, Otis, but in this case, you’re spending your talent on a washed-up shell of a Madden-inflated superstar.

  10. StB says:

    Todd, you forgot womanzing drunkard.

  11. marty says:

    I may be standing alone here (judging from the comments) but the only thing I see that Favre did wrong was not hiring a better publicist. Admittedly, he shouldn’t have done the “I’m retiring, no i’m not, yes I am” act in the public eye. He should have recieved better counsel. It can’t be easy to walk away from something you love when you are still capable of doing it. If he thinks he can still compete (and he can) then why walk away just to protect a legacy? The only person he has to answer to in the end is himself (f*ck the bloggers, pundits, and talking heads – sorry) He isn’t as good as he used to be, I’ll grant you that, but he is still better than most and won’t be dead last by a long shot in the NFL this season. Any one of us that had this level of talent and was faced with the retirement decision would have had conflicting thoughts. He should have kept them to himself, but just because he didn’t doesn’t mean we should damn the man.

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