17 April, 2021

Brett Favre on Woke Politics in Sports

As a player, I couldn’t stand Favre. QB for the hated Packers and all that.

As a person, I’ve come to really respect him. He definitely seems as if he has not let fame and fortune affect him. He seems like he’s the same guy he’d be if he’d never played in the NFL, just a whole lot wealthier.

I am not sure I would be as grounded if I’d had his life experiences. So I find that impressive.

NFL Legend Brett Favre Slams Woke Sports Leagues: 'It's A Shame' (thefederalist.com)

“I think both sides, for the most part, want to see it just remain about the sport, not about politics,” Favre said. “At least that’s my interpretation. I know when I turn on a game, I want to watch the game. I want to watch the players play and teams win and lose and come from behind. I want to watch all the important parts of the game, not what’s going on outside the game. I think the general fan feels the same way.”

My mom and I used to talk about “preachy” shows on TV, and how much they drove us crazy. Even if they were preaching what we believed. I don’t tune in to M*A*S*H or Friends, or whatever to be lectured on the issues of the day. I tune in to be distracted from them, to be entertained. It’s the same with sports. If I can’t use sports as an escape, there’s no point in watching.

Favre gets that. I wish more players did.

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