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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre is currently implicated in a scandal wherein he allegedly photographed his private parts and sent copies of the photo’s to one or more females (other than his wife) that he wanted to seduce.
The whole thing is such a stupid story. It’s like a Greek tragedy about a nearly perfect hero finally destroyed by a single, fatal flaw. Favre, one of the most extraordinary quarterbacks to ever play the game–and a shoo-in for the Football Hall of Fame–has essentially trashed his life, reputation and future prospects by stupidly photographing his own penis and sending out one or more copies by email. What the freak was Favre thinking? Apparently, Favre took too many shots to helmet and suffered some permanent brain damage.
Since this scandal developed, I’d wondered, even hoped, that the NFL and media could somehow keep a lid on Favre’s phallic faux pas. In the end, he seems to be just a good ol’ boy who doesn’t deserve this abuse.
However, the following 1 minute video from Saturday Night Live tells me that Favre’s career is over. I won’t be surprised if he resigns from the Vikings (or manages to suffer a career-ending injury) before this season ends.
Up ’til now, Favre might’ve escaped the public’s wrath as a tragically-flawed Greek super-hero. Now, thanks in part to SNL, Favre’s been reduced to the status of a Greek cartoon character. He’s become the NFL’s Pee Wee Herman. Public figures can survive tragedy, but not ridicule. Favre is finished.
1 minute. http://www.hulu.com/watch/187730/saturday-night-live-brett-favre-wrangler-commercial