Brett Favre is crushed about his consecutive games streak coming to an end — so crushed that apparently the only way he can get over it is by selling commemorative footballs for $499.99 (and presumably his soul for another $1.50).
If there’s a retailing equivalent of not waiting until the body gets cold, here it is: On the same night Favre’s starting streak ended at 297 straight games, he started selling commemorative footballs on his website for $499.99.
Hey, maybe he can just give one of these to Jenn Sterger and call it even.
When did Favre start manufacturing these — when he was helped off the field against Buffalo last week? Was he lying on the X-ray table when he phoned his agent?
Here’s the pitch, direct from the website, OfficialBrettFavre.com (complete with typos):
Brett Favre Signed inscribed 297 Starts Football
One of the most historic streaks ever in all of sports has come to an end. The NFL’s own Ironman Brett Favre has ended his consecutive starting game streak at 297. Chances are if your [sic] under 40 you don’t remember a time in the NFL with out[sic] Brett Favre playing on Sunday. This is a monumental feat especially at the quarterback position. Just consider since 1992 the Chicago Bears have watched over 20 QB’s start for their team; and the average career length in the NFL is less than four years. We are now offering Official NFL football signed by Brett with inscription: 297 starts 1992-2010.This is a Pre-Sale! Footballs will be available in about 30 days.
I believe if you order now, you also will receive a complete set of DVDs of Favre’s retirements and un-retirements, and an official Brett Favre hand held mirror!
You get the feeling that the next time Favre officially retires, he’ll fake cry again, bottle his tears and sell those, too.
There are planets smaller than this man’s ego.
Seldom have we seen a star athlete’s legacy take such a beating in his last few seasons on the way out the door. The sooner he finally walks out that door, the better.