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Brett Favre doesn’t like the direction in which sports are headed.
“I think both sides, for the most part, want to see it just remain about the sport, not about politics,” Favre said on the Boling with Favre podcast. “At least that’s my interpretation. I know when I turn on a game, I want to watch the game. I want to watch the players play and teams win and lose and come from behind. I want to watch all the important parts of the game, not what’s going on outside the game. I think the general fan feels the same way.”
Declining sports television ratings tend to support Favre’s statement. The more politicized sports become, the more fans seem to be turning their attention elsewhere.
Favre’s comments came after the MLB decided to move its All-Star Game out of Atlanta, citing Georgia voting laws.
He added that none of this was an issue during his playing days as the star quarterback of the Green Bay Packers.
“In fact, that was sort of our protected space, if you will, where we could kind of let our guard down,” Favre said. “We were in something together. We fought together. We won together. We lost together. And we truly were a family. So yeah, to answer your question we absolutely didn’t have issues.”
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Yup. Not everything needs to be political.
“I think both sides, for the most part, want to see it just remain about the sport, not about politics,”
Nice effort trying to be PC Brett, but we all no that is BS. One side is political, the other side is sick of being lectured.
Screw them all. Brett, remember when you played after your dad passed. Ballsy. Aaron Hicks needed a mental day off because a convicted man with an outstanding warrant and his reckless actions led to his death and the ruination of quite a few lives.
But I get why you need to be PC about it.
Yeah, I really stumbled on that sentence, too. Only ONE side wants it to be about sports. Not the other 🙁
Really…Aaron Hicks needed a ‘mental day off’.
Does playing for the Yankees mean it’s just part time now?
last summer dementia Brett was in solidarity with kneeling and riots.
now he was told to login to zoom and say ‘we just want football’ … and next year it will be …
‘we want more pudding at the dining hall in hattisberg’.
does Brett know where Brett is these days?
He was right until the “both sides” comment. And there are more than two sides. Yes conservatives, centrists and even the few actual liberals left want politics out of sports. But no, leftists want to use them solely for propaganda just like their communist forefathers, or destroy them if they can’t.
maybe he can be President of the United States. He’s already got about 50 IQ points on the current one.
The combination of over politicization in sports and folks finding other hobbies during Covid will hopefully doom the NBA and MLB. The NFL and college football are still king.
Pretty sure he was a wokester recently
He made a dumb comment about Colin Kaepernick being some sort of a hero. But past that – I like Brett Farve. He voted for Trump. Doesn’t dislike this country and was tough as hell when played.
I like him 🙂
Yes I’d agree about both sides NOT wanting it to be about sports…the reasonable people want it to be about sports…the side that runs off emotions and passions about every little thing that explodes on twitter want it to be political.
I think he’s right. Several of my left-leaning acquaintances have commented that they just want to watch the game without discussions of societal issues. But the statists and corporatists want every corner of American life infused with racial justice conspiracy theories, trans non-sensical activism, etc.
if they are sick of it, they should speak up. vote with their voice and wallet. hopefully, they do, but I doubt it.
Whenever any prominent figure comes out against the politicization of sports, I see that as a positive. Way to go Brett.