Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sunday Brunch Rant Week 10

For our 10th edition of Sunday Brunch Rant we will discuss the topic that has flooded the sports airwaves ad nauseam. Oh yes, Brett Favre. The man of the hour(s). Whether you love the guy, are sick of the guy, or don't give a flying monkey about him, we are being spoon fed a daily dosage of Favre-Mania. To tell you the truth, it's driving me insane and actually diminishes my respect for networks like ESPN.

Is it really about reporting the stories that are "most important" to the sports fan? Or is it an obsession with the highest paid and most regarded players in the sports universe? It seems like the latter and it basically sets everyone else in the sports profession aside in a barrel of unimportance. For instance, A-Rod, Favre, Tiger Woods, LeBron James, and other big names get more coverage than the rest of their respective sports.

I'm not sure what bothers me more, the fact that Brett Favre can't make up his mind about playing football or the fact that ESPN is telling me that he can't make up his mind every other segment. Maybe we should let the guy do his own thing without reporting on it like some mad paparazzi organization. 

Just as I write this, I hear in the background a "Developing Story with Rachel Nichols" about Favre once again. With that said, I do not think I am overreacting to this craziness. 

Here's my two cents: Let Brett Favre seek revenge versus the Packers with the Vikings and risk tainting his legendary image with the Packer nation. As for the media, stop exploding every action he takes and avoid treating the story like its an ongoing high speed chase. We can wait for the answers once he decides to sign or not - that's all. 

May the real sports coverage please stand up?

P.S. Happy Mothers Day to all those lovely moms who bend over backwards for their children day in and day out. Too bad we only take one day to respect the people who virtually make this country move.

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