Cost of Brett Favre’s emotional healing: $499.99!

Ladies and gentleman, we give you the sports world's No. 1 ranked cretin: Brett Favre.

As we all know, the earth, the sun, the stars and the moon revolve around Brett Favre.

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.

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189 comments Add your comment

Here we go again

December 13th, 2010
9:06 pm

Jeff, I love you for hating Brett Favre.

Bobo must gogo

December 13th, 2010
9:08 pm

New UGA OC? first?

Reid Adair

December 13th, 2010
9:09 pm

I wasn’t interested, but since he’s throwing in those DVD’s and the mirror, how can I resist?

I will give him credit on one thing. He didn’t just go out there for the first offensive play, hand it off and leave the game to keep the streak going. Some professional athletes and their starts/games played streaks did that.

Great stuff, Jeff – as usual.

jimmymack

December 13th, 2010
9:13 pm

someone should show him the high road

Jeff Schultz

December 13th, 2010
9:15 pm

Thanks … To Bobo Must Go: Favre as OC? Never. He doesn’t have grades to get into Georgia.

merciless truth

December 13th, 2010
9:19 pm

Jeff,
Get over yourself and step down off your high horse. No one plays QB in the NFL without a bit of ego. Brett has busted his butt a long time in the league and this year, though dismal, doesn’t undercut his brilliant career. And you say his legacy has taken a beating the last FEW seasons? Am I missing something? Unless I’m mistaken, he took the Vikes to the Superbowl last year.

You’re a much better writer when you base your opinions on the facts and not your bias.

Sanford Drive

December 13th, 2010
9:20 pm

(((((42-34))))) hahahahahahaha

Sanford Drive

December 13th, 2010
9:22 pm

Tevin Washington,

How was your 8 yard ride on Justin Houston’s back into the Endzone???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KDrPUcUsFY

Loser.

Brett Favre was once a Falcon

December 13th, 2010
9:22 pm

Jerry Seinfeld said it best: “You hit the high note, and you walk away.” Brett Favre’s crash-landing is exactly what he deserves.

5150 P.O.A.D.

December 13th, 2010
9:27 pm

Sanford Drive is so proud of his S.A.T scores 42-34. Maybe if you try again Sanford Drive you can get a total score close to Brett’s 297 starts.

mercifully false

December 13th, 2010
9:29 pm

merciless truth…you ARE mistaken. He did not take the vikings to the super bowl last year.

Sanford Drive

December 13th, 2010
9:29 pm

(((((42-34)))))

So glad it hurts worse than you’ll EVER admit!!!

Kevin Berg

December 13th, 2010
9:30 pm

I hope Jen gets 2 of his balls for free. Bears will beat the Falcons in the playoffs.

5150 P.O.A.D.

December 13th, 2010
9:30 pm

Sanford Rydeme how was Justin Houston’s Ruff Ryde on your back Saturday Night?

Sanford Drive didn't go to UGA

December 13th, 2010
9:30 pm

You’re a disgrace to Georgia fans. As a UGA alum, you embarass me. Find something better to do with your time than post trash talk on every blog.

Sanford Drive

December 13th, 2010
9:31 pm

(((((42-34)))))

9-1

61-39-5

5150 P.O.A.D.

December 13th, 2010
9:36 pm

Sanford Rydeme
If you all all of your S.A.T scores you did get to a score of 191. I guess they let you stop ryding the Short Bus to bag at Publics after all those years.

Sanford Drive

December 13th, 2010
9:36 pm

(((((SHREVEPORT)))))

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5150 P.O.A.D.

December 13th, 2010
9:39 pm

Was that your Christmas present last year? Well, enjoy Mudd Island this year.

M. Patterson

December 13th, 2010
9:40 pm

merciless truth:

“Unless I’m mistaken, he took the Vikes to the Superbowl last year.”

Yes, you’re mistaken. New Orleans beat Minnesota in the NFC Championship last year en route to their Super Bowl title.

You’re a much better commenter when you base your opinions on the facts and not your ignorance.

Great blog, Jeff.

Sautee Dawg

December 13th, 2010
9:41 pm

What do you mean Jeff?? Not shipped in time for Santa??

Sanford Drive

December 13th, 2010
9:42 pm

(((((30-24)))))
(((((42-34)))))

But, but, i mean, um, but, but….. you beat us in 2008!!!!!!

5150 P.O.A.D.

December 13th, 2010
9:42 pm

Patterson That was mean.

Sautee Dawg

December 13th, 2010
9:43 pm

I believe I watched Farve play in Sanford Stadium while he was at So Miss.

5150 P.O.A.D.

December 13th, 2010
9:45 pm

Sanford Rydeme you should have stuck with your other test scores they were 191. These new S.A.T scores are just 130 you are getting dumber. STOP trying and just acept the offer to be a UGA Drunk.

Sanford Drive

December 13th, 2010
9:47 pm

Georgia Tech Math:

Losing by 8 points > Losing by 1 point

ugatiger

December 13th, 2010
9:48 pm

Jeff, to each his own but the man in black let one of the best OB’s in the game go. I guess that is a great case of two ego’s on that head on collision!

well done Jeff

December 13th, 2010
9:49 pm

good stuff… this spoiled egomaniac should be grilled mercilessly.

but 297 games in a row? wow. that is an unbelievable accomplishment.

well done Jeff

December 13th, 2010
9:51 pm

I love that UGA fans come on this board day after day and compare themselves to an above average ACC team. If that is the benchmark for success in Athens these days, my chickens will be on top for years to come!

Matt "CHOKE" Ryan

December 13th, 2010
9:51 pm

How much for CHOKE’s lack of playoff wins emotional healing? :)

Priceless!

JT

December 13th, 2010
9:52 pm

Sanford Drive, as a UGA fan I never would’ve thought it was possible, but you’ve managed to somehow make Saint Simons look restrained. I couldn’t wait for him to get shut up and now we all have you to replace him. And you’re even worse. At least restrict your boastful nonsense (did you have anything whatsoever to do with any of the UGA victories over Tech?) to college football articles and leave pro football to the adults. Grow up, son. And if you’re already growed up then Lord help you. And us.

5150 P.O.A.D.

December 13th, 2010
9:52 pm

Sautee you probably did in Athens in 1990. Uga 18 So Miss 17. Boy that must have been a great game. Farve might not have been hungover for that game and tried to beat the dawgs.

Doug

December 13th, 2010
9:59 pm

Not to be the guy to make u all look like idiots but you do know that he donates that money right? I mean if you didn’t know it’s fine just don’t report on something before you have the facts.

5150 P.O.A.D.

December 13th, 2010
9:59 pm

UGATIGER
Farve was a Drunk and he couldn’t stay out of the bars at So. Miss of in Atlanta. The Falcons let him go before the public knew too much and we couldn’t get anything for him.
Brett was scoring in the Buckhead Bars more than he was on the practice field. He was at Club D’s and Carlos McGees Saturday Nights before the games and Hammered. He was not ready to grow-up.

gcs

December 13th, 2010
10:03 pm

I think Favre is getting more air time tonight than when he plays. Please just go away already. Take your stupid Wrangler jeans and go back to Mississippi.

.

Mid Town Joe

December 13th, 2010
10:04 pm

Did all you Georgia Bulldog hacks know that Sanford Stadium is named after a Mercer English Graduate?

E

December 13th, 2010
10:07 pm

Wow, only 3 years too late realizing this. Better late than never.

5150 P.O.A.D.

December 13th, 2010
10:08 pm

Mid Town Joe
That can’t be right. I thought Fred and Lemont donated all their Junk Scrap Metal to start building Sanford and Sons Stadium at the Cesspool of the South Field.

P. Bull Terrier

December 13th, 2010
10:13 pm

For $499.99 I would expect Brett to bring the ball to my house and play catch in the back yard with me. I wonder how many he’ll sell.

Legend of Len Barker

December 13th, 2010
10:14 pm

Yes and the Terry College of Business was named for a Ray City native. And so was Clements Field at Georgia Southern.

(You probably have to know about Ray City to understand how insane this is.)

Favre deserves all the negativity he receives. Largest ego ever for an athlete and that’s not just what Schultz mentions. The way he let Strahan have the sacks record was done in a way to make it all about Brett. As is everything else he does.

Brett Favre was once a Falcon

December 13th, 2010
10:26 pm

The Legend of Len Barker is correct. He never busted his butt for the Falcons.

Even when he played on Monday Night Football after his father died, it was all about him.

Tami

December 13th, 2010
10:44 pm

Well said, Jeff! LOL

The Man in Black

December 13th, 2010
10:44 pm

I never liked the kid……

witko

December 13th, 2010
10:45 pm

Let me take note. Brett Favre, love him or hate him, has been a breath of fresh air pro football needed. He plays not to show up his opponent but because he really does have fun. At a time when far too many sport’s stars are staying home with a bad toe, he has played with almost every injury known to mankind. He has not come out of games because of concussions but rather has thrown any number of touchdown passes he does not remember.

So, he sells a few footballs and you are fueled. Now you have learned that ethics do exist. All of a sudden personal conduct is a big deal, even when it is legal. Last week a guy who looked just like you could not remove his lips from Cam’s backside. We had to send him mouthwash. Of course we know that guy could not be you. Last week that guy argued that ethics was whatever one might fool the public into buying. Maybe Brett has fooled the public into buying a football. Looks a whole lot less offensive than your Cam-friendly brand of ethics.

No basic logic skills. No writing skills. Nothing to say. What was once a great sports section prints the ______challenged. You d—– idiot.

5150 P.O.A.D.

December 13th, 2010
10:45 pm

Brett was the 33rd pick and was here for just 1 year. How much butt busting did you want him to do? Did you expect him to take over the starting job from Chris Miller? Glanville didn’t even want Farve to be drafted.

itpdude

December 13th, 2010
10:50 pm

A sad end to what could have been a wonderful legacy.

witko

December 13th, 2010
10:53 pm

Here is the thing Jeff. Favre had a career. On the other hand, you put together badly written sports column after badly written sports column. If not for the crash of newspapers, one suspects you would have no job. Jeff, you are just a barnacle on a sinking ship. You try to matter and think yourself important but you only embarrass what has been a failed career.

Frozen Rope

December 13th, 2010
10:54 pm

Gary Grandview,, pretty good defensive coordinator,, not much of a head coach,,,

Frozen Rope

December 13th, 2010
10:59 pm

Embarrass a Failed Career,, Good one