Santa Claus is a Burglar

Brett Favre….

The character “Brent Farve” as played by Brett Favre. It was a wonderful image that was crafted for him. Fairy tale like. Folk hero like. The champion of people that work hard, as American as a Ford pickup truck and Wranger jeans. Loves hard work and enjoys life like people reminisce they were as a child.

“Brent Farve” was no more real than Michael Corleone. Brett Favre was a natural for the role of “Brent Farve”, much like Al Pacino was for Michael. Al plays a very convincing gangster, and has done so many times, it is a natural role for him. Yet Al is not a gangster, he is nothing like that off the screen. Brett Favre is not “Brent Farve”, and never has been, he was a fictional character created by Brett, Bus, the media, fans, etc…

The problem is how the fairy tale ended. While still in progress the fairy tale was convincing. Over the years it got more and more convincing, the snowball turned into an unstoppable avalanche.

The best ending of course is the typical fairy tale ending, and many people over the years believed that is how it would end. Going out an top and retiring into the sunset like a hero. Like Elway did. “Brent Farve” got close, though it ended on sad note, much like the ending of “the Longest Yard”, so close yet so far.

When he retired, the fairy tale ended. The story ending was a tragedy. Fairy tales don’t have sequels. While some fans were still believers in the fairy tale ending, believing there to be an extra chapter, most fans closed the book and accepted that the fairy tale was over.

The hero, “Brent Farve”, no longer exists. He retired in March of 2008. The man who returned to the NFL is Brett Favre the QB, no longer playing “Brent Farve”. Even if he is trying to, that book is closed, he cannot recreate that character.

The problem is, nobody really knows Brett Favre, nobody really loved him as a player. Everybody loved “Brent Farve”, now with “Brent Farve” gone, Brett Favre is beginning to show himself to fans, not only is he nothing like the character “Brent Farve”, he really isn’t all that likable.

“Brent Farve” made Brett fabulously wealthy and famous, much moreso than his contemporaries like Aikman and Young. They were just football players, not characters in a fairy tale storybook.

Brett Favre today is the same Brett Favre that played “Brent Farve”, more and more people are realizing just how fake “Brent Farve” was. The folk hero that everybody had believed in was a lie, a fallacy, and has been all along. Each day more people come to the realization, the man seen now, the punchline, the object of spite for Packer fans, was actually Brett Favre all along, he just duped the fans into believing that he was something that he wasn’t.

For what?

Fortune and Glory…….

The sad fact is, when you come to the realization, why “Brent Farve” was created, you also realize that that the reason to create “Brent Farve” and motivation for playing him, is the direct opposite of everything that “Brent Farve” stands for.

To create “Brent Farve” you must be greedy, power hungry, and crave glory and fame. “Brent Farve” was the ultimate teammate, in it for the love of the game and the joy of competition. Fame and fortune was for other players, “Brent Farve” was the pure noble sportsman.

Sadly, when people figure this out, the degree that they have been duped, it is like figuring out that Santa Claus is in fact a burglar.


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One Response to “Santa Claus is a Burglar”

  1. MSH Says:

    Brilliant, Waldo…

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