Brett Favre, Michael Vick, Plaxico Burress: What’s Wrong with Today’s Athletes?

October 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The phone buzzes damn near off the table, reverberating to the edge before the little hands pick it up. 
"A text message, mommy." 
"Honey, I'll be right in.  Who's it from?"
"Brett Favre."
"NO!  Whatever you do, don't look honey.  Don't look!  It might be a penis!" 
This was my re-enactment of how the whole Brett Favre saga might've begun.  I don't believe Jenn Sterger has a child, but for dramatic and comedic effect, it works.  And while this whole episode might actually not be all that funny for those involved, it seems like it's just another example of an athlete doing something profoundly stupid.
Doesn't it seem like everyday you pick up your local newspaper, your favorite sports magazine, or you pop open the 'ol laptop, you're presented with a column on a star who's done something like this?
You are a person in the limelight, your every move magnified to find the tiniest imperfection, and you're doing ...

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