Posted by Jayme Joers on October 14, 2010 Jump To Comments
What a tumultuous week it’s been for NFC North Quarterbacks. Okay, well really only for the Captain Dongslinger and ARod, as no one’s seen Stafford in weeks and Cutler is probably still pacing a side line confused with his helmet cocked on top of his head.
There’s been no shortage of junk jokes this week and, so long as the ebow tendinitis is flared up and Favre overthrows everyone except defensive backs, they will keep popping up. I will leave the comedy to others, as clearly I’m only good for a random pun now and then, what is really bothering me about the Sir Sexts-a-lot situation has been a lot of the reaction.
I have no idea if those voicemails and pictures belong to the Text-inator, but one thing is clear to me, Jenn Sterger was harrassed. On Sunday’s Packer Pregame show on am 620 I heard the “he’s a creepy guy, leave his private life alone” arguement. I think anyone living in Wisconsin in the early and mid-90′s has heard the stories of Favre “the creep-ster”, but there is a huge difference between the creepy guy at a bar, and someone who flashes people. And let’s face it, that’s what he did. If walking to my car after work one night a guy approaches me and flashes me, he’s a creep and breaking the law. He’s beyond “guy who says inapproriate things”. When you decide to share your privates with a person or people who have no desire to see them, they stop being part of your private life. I’m not yelling for his head, or for suspensions; mearly clammouring for a proper investigation and less mysognistic reactions to the story. I’ve said it time and time again, as a woman, I don’t care who you are, I’m not anxiously waiting to see your junk. No one is.
So in attempts to take some of the attention off of little Favre, now there’s talk of the tragic end to his start streak. First off, this story is like a comic dying star. Just when you think it’s hit its peak of comedy, it collapses back in on itself and creates some more. Is there any funnier injury at this point than elbow tendinitis? What’s next, severe chafing? Favre will not sit out, at least not the start, for elbow tendinitis. There were times in ’06 when the guy couldn’t feel his whole hand and walked with a limp; I just can’t fathom an over use of the arm would cause him to sit.
Favre doesn’t sit; he starts. Not because it’s the best for the team, but because that stupid untouchable number is his most prized possession. In Packerland, we’ve grown accoustomed the man who will only leave us alone after we force him to; therefore, the news of the possibilty of Aaron Rodgers missing a game brings about a very unfamiliar situation. Aaron Rodgers is a warrior. He doesn’t have to start every game to prove that to me or anyone. If he truely has a concussion and he is not okay to start Sunday, then fine. So be it. I’d rather have him “all there” later in the season and in future years then have him walking in a cloud for the rest of his life, or get sacked against Miami and have to sit out an extended period of time. And this is how life with Rodgers has differed from life with Favre. Calculated risks. Favre plays the game, lives his life with no concept of the risks involved, no cares, no worries. That’s why he has the streak, that’s why he has tendonitis, that’s why he sends pictures of his junk and that’s why he ends so many games with an interception. Consequences be damned. Rodgers, and now the Packers are more calculated than that. There might never be a great streak again, but the longevity of the players and team will benefit. There will be tendonitis, but it won’t be ignored. There hopefully won’t be pictures of junk, but I can’t make promises. And there might be interceptions, but as our team no longer revolves around one person they shouldn’t be as devestating.
My guess, both Rodgers and the Dong Man will play this week. But at the end of the day, Rodgers has the world ahead of him, and Brent “it wasn’t me” Favre will have a big cell phone bill. Hey, at least something’s big right?