Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Fun with Favre

Here's an example of what makes watching Brett Favre and the Packers (the only socialist team in major league sports) so much fun to watch. In this photo, Favre takes some time to have a snowball fight in the middle of the game, nailing teammate Donald Driver. Driver later got him back in the middle of Favre's post-game interview with a snowball to the helmet. Favre clearly enjoys playing football, which makes it more fun to watch.

“That was awesome. I’ve been hoping for that for 17 years. I wanted to play where you couldn’t see the field and the snowplow comes out. It just kept getting worse and worse.”

-Brett Favre after the Seattle game.


Crayons said...

OK, this is excellent. I'll throw this vignette into conversation at the water cooler tomorrow. Packer leverage is so mighty in my office that on the Friday before the game, 9 women wore Favre jerseys over their business-casual office wear.

Could you please publish a few more sayings, expressions or stories for the non-Packers in Madison.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Roll socialist Pack roll.

poodledoc said...

How's about "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing!" which I believe was uttered by the late and fairly great Vince Lombardi.

Or this one: "I can't believe we lost to the Bears TWICE this year. Darn." Brett Favre.

Or this: "I wonder if the sell chili dogs in those Lambeau Field luxury boxes". Ed Feeny

I'll probably miss the game since I'll be in a city far away which has a mediocre football team, but I hope the Packers win. Of course.

Ed said...

PoodleDoc: Actually, Lombardi didn't really say that, although the myth claims he did. The actual quote is "Winning isn't everything--but wanting to win is." For more good quotes by and about Lombardi, and there are quite a few, go to

Here's one of my favorites:

"If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you'll be fired with enthusiasm."

Suzy said...

OK, but he still buddied around with Tommy Thompson.