Monday, May 14, 2007

Does this sound like sincere remorse?

Or someone who realized he overreacted?
Uh huh.
Now, I realize that it was probably written by someone in the PR department, but he must have approved it at some stage of the proceedings. Which means he realized that he sounded like a desperate, selfish jerk. That is, like a contemporary professional athlete.
Meanwhile, do yourself a favor and click on the Nietzsche or Nitschke link to the right. Hilarious.


Sal said...

Happy Birthday, Mr. Man. You are now officially old.

Mr.Man said...


Anonymous said...

Actually, yeah, it does sound like someone who may realized he overreacted, and just as likely to me, like someone who realized he had become the subject of Faux Sports' attempt to get some attention. Was it not Faux Sports that carried the "demand to be traded" story? Since when do we credit Faux Sports or Faux News as a reliable journalistic enterprise? Or did I miss the elevation of O'Reilly into the Pantheon of Murrow? Put another way, since when do we automatically credit an unsourced report from a fake news organization over the statement of the person whose statements and actions are reputedly being reported. Why are we so easily and willingly suspending our disbelief in whatever Faux reports?
And no, I don't think the statement the Packers say is Favre's sounds like the product of a public relations writer. It sounds like Favre, and it sounds like Favre talking. Until given good reason to think otherwise -- why wopuldn't I believe Favre over Faux?

Mr.Man said...

First, I don't necessarily agree that the ridiculousness of Fox News carries over to Fox Sports.
Second, Favre does not say in the statement that he did not ask to be traded. Instead, he says "I never wanted to be traded and I don't want to be traded." This leaves open the possibility that he asked to be traded, but didn't mean it, rather making the demand out of protest.

Anonymous said...

You should agree that the ridiculousness of Faux News caries over to Faux Sports. Do you have any evidence to the contrary?

And by the way. Is there any reason why we should not believe that the interests of Brett Favre -- who has agreed to restructure his contract and take less money on several occasions to make it possible for the Packers to make other personnel moves -- are really the same as the Packers' long-term interests?