Well written Nifer, for the most part. Before I delve into the topic of penis pictures and text messages, allow me if you will to dispell one notion – “While I’m flabbergasted that someone who has the ability to lead a team would make such a grave alleged mistake.” He no longer has the ability to lead a team, at least to a superbowl; and hasn’t in over a decade (and quite honestly, even that is in question – if my cousin Desmond Howard hadn’t had his best kick return game ever against the Patriots, Favre would be like Marino – ringless, albeit with less of a cocaine issue). The only thing Favre has done is lead his team to disappointment.
And now, the old gunslinger has led his family down the same path. Can we officially change his nickname by the way, I vote for Jason Whitlock of
FoxSports idea – Dongslinger. What scares me about this story (besides Brett Favre on myspace), as well as the Greg Oden one from earlier this year,is how many pictures of athletes’ dongs are actually out there. These are just two guys who got caught, imagine the plethora of penis pics there are from well known athletes just floating out there in cyberspace somewhere. There is also a side of this story that pisses me off…why haven’t any men come out and revealed some pictures of Anna Kournikova in the nude? You are going to tell me that in all her years of partying in Miami she didn’t make just one mistake. My imagination refuses to believe that.
Or maybe, she is just one of the normal ones. Someone who doesn’t deem it necessary to show off her goods in an effort to woo men. And let’s face it, she doesn’t really need to. But seriously, I really wish she did.
I also don’t want to stand down from my pulpit without touching (pun intended) on Jenn Sterger at all. Before I rip her apart for being a media whore, I want to first say that she is not to blame for the start of this mess; as in just because she looks good is not an excuse for some older creep to text her pics of him slinging his gun (see what I did there). However, I do have to question why this is becoming national news two years later…is her tv career not going as well as she planned? Ratings down over on the Versus network? Trying to drum up news ahead of some B movie she will probably star in later. Again, #4 is alone in creating this mess, but it’s at least partially a two way street now.
I’ll leave us with a thought…what if Favre wasn’t married? Would this really be so bad? Gross, yes. But in some ways I still don’t think it would merit the national news attention it would receive anyway, married or not. As the aforementioned Whitlock tweeted, “Think about it: do we really wanna live n a society in which a middle-aged man can’t showcase his junk n pursuit of a younger woman?” However that leads more to a whole other topic on today’s media. But it’s friday, and it’s almost time for yoga…