Brett Favre: Amazing Asshole

Admittedly, I’ve never been a huge Brett Favre fan, but anyone who doesn’t think shit like this diminishes his legacy for the sheer veracity of it is just being dense:

Brett Favre finally is speaking for himself: He wants to play but doesn’t feel welcome in Green Bay, so he’s asking to be released.

The quarterback’s first substantial comments on his latest retirement decision reversal come in an interview with Fox News on “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.”

“I am guilty of retiring early and there is a reason for that,” Favre said, according to an excerpt provided to The Associated Press before the Monday night broadcast. “And the major issue is ‘Why did he retire?,’ and ‘He asked for a release because he doesn’t want to play in Green Bay.’ That’s not true. And I hope people are hearing this and saying ‘OK, that clears it up.”’

According to Van Susteren, who spoke to the AP by telephone Monday afternoon, Favre said he was “never fully committed” to retiring and felt pressured by the Packers to make a decision, a notion Packers general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy tried to dispel in an interview with the AP on Saturday.

“Ted always wanted Brett back,” McCarthy said. “We always wanted Brett back.”

But really, what does Green Bay owe Favre? Yeah, he won them a Superbowl, took them to another, and nearly single handedlykept them relevant for a decade, but for at least the last 3 years the man has been a franchise killer. They’ve already spent one 1st round pick on a quarterback, under the impression Favre wasn’t long for for the league, and now Aaron Rodgers window to develop as an NFL starter has passed, to the point that with Favre officially retiring, the Packers spent a 2nd round pick on another quarterback. And now Favre can’t figure out why Green Bay wouldn’t be ecstatic about welcoming him back? To kill another highly drafted quarterback’s future, and hold the franchise hostage to his flakey whims for at least another year?

Green Bay should move on and let some other, less invested, franchise deal with Favre’s childishness.