Favre Lover or Hater?
Classic E-Mails From the Mail Bag
Like politics, religion, and taxes....there is one subject in sports that you can't ride the fence on....that everyone has an opinion on...and that nearly everyone gets into a fight on.
And that's Brett Favre.
While I believe I've treated the subject in a fair manner, without interjecting opinions...I have one Favre superfan named Gail who loves ripping me a new one over the subject. Here are excerpts from 4 classic e-mails I've received:
From 10/28/10, after the Vikings loss in Green Bay: Your thug Packers broke Favre's ankle on a dirty play, immediately leading to two INT's. Man, would I love to see someone wipe that (bleep) faced smile off your ugly face forever.
Man, I had no idea tackling in the NFL was dirty. Yes, there was an interception on that play when Brad Jones brought the pressure, but how do you blame the other INT on that? As far as my face goes, I've gotten that smile wiped off in a few pro wrestling matches at Blizzard Brawl...and last I checked, Ryan Reynolds won People Magazine's Sexiest Man of the Year, so guilty in the count of ugly as charged!
From 10/31/10: The Packers, the Bucks, the Badgers and the Brewers still suck. And Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the armpit of America.
Let's see on this one...the Packers record-wise are tied for first, the Badgers are in the running for the Rose Bowl, the Bucks are considered a playoff contender, and the Brewers have an offseason to improve. Milwaukee, Wisconsin? Man, I had no idea what state we were in until I was told that. And I think we used deordorant on the place a long time ago. It's one of the most underrated cities in America.
5 Minutes later, on 10/31/10: Tavaris, Brett, the Loch Ness Monster. It doesn't matter, the Vikes will destroy your beloved Packers next time.
Wow, I know the Vikings used to be the Purple People Eaters, so I guess most monsters are Minnesota fans. And beloved Packers? If they do well, it's good for my business...but I don't wave pom-pons, and they don't sign my checks.
6 Minutes later, on 10/31/10: Brett Favre was taken out on a brutal cheap helmet-to-helmet hit. And you are happy about it. You are a two-faced hypocritcial hate-mongering (bleep). And still smiling the (bleep) faced smile of the mentally challenged moron you are.
This is so hot on many levels. Funny, Brad Jones landed on the back of Brett's legs. Maybe Gail suffered a concussion during the game and couldn't remember that. I'm still trying to figure out how I'm happy about that, how I grew an extra face and became a villian of Batman. Nobody likes a downer for an anchor, at least that's what I learned from Will Ferrell in Anchorman...so that's why you smile. And trust me, this isn't the first time my IQ's been questioned.
It's funny. Gail believes what she wants...so hopefully she reads this shocker. I think the Vikings pull out all the stops, and in that wreck of a Humpty Dump, pull out a 34-31 victory. Sorry, just a gut feeling Packers fans. But I'm sure she still won't believe it in print. And now I'm ready for the hate mail the other way...I sure do know how to stir up trouble, don't I?!?!
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