Get motivated, Brett Favre
Brett Favre was at (via satellite) some huge "Get Motivated" seminar in Minneapolis Wednesday. Other speakers included the likes of Rudy Giuliani, Colin Powell and Sarah Palin.
At first I thought Favre seemed out of place, but then I realized the genius behind his participation. Favre is one of the best examples of one of the most powerful motivations known to mankind: spite. Now Favre didn't actually say this, but I challenge you to come up for a better motivation than trying to "stick it" to someone you hate.
Even now, Favre is using spite to power himself to another "best season ever". Every time he talks about how much he loved his season with the Vikings, he knows it's like sticking another knife into the hearts of the Green Bay Packers and their fans.
It's telling that Favre talks about that, instead of, you know, being motivated by the need to make up for his last few NFC Championship Game performances or by a desire to win another Super Bowl.
As much as some Packer fans are still all about Favre, he's all about us. Just look at his new grandson's name, "Parker". Parker - that's just one letter away from "Packer". Is that a coincidence? I don't think so.
The Simpsons had a Halloween episode where ad icons came to life and wrecked havoc on Springfield. To thwart, people just had to stop paying attention. Maybe that's what Packer fans, myself obviously included, need to do. Maybe if we all stop paying attention to Favre he'll finally go away. For real. Unfortunately, that would require us to ignore the power of our own spite, which isn't going to happen any time soon.
Posted by kris at May 27, 2010 11:53 AM
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|# May 27th, 2010 12:26 PM james|
|Did you go? I saw this in the strib the other day. I thought it was a pretty irresponsible article, since it doesn't make any accusations, just says "hmm, this looks fishy..." |
|# May 27th, 2010 12:32 PM kris|
|No, just saw all of the traffic for it.
That article is pretty out of line. I mean, I kind of think motivational seminars are cheesy, but it's not like this is a pyramid scheme.
I wouldn't have minded seeing Guiliani - I didn't realize he was there.