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Dear Mr. Favre: We Also Like Cheese, Beer and Lots o’ Snow (with random thoughts at the end)

Dear Mr. Favre:

Busted Tee's Free Farve shirt - anyone want to buy it for me?

I understand you currently have a tad bit of drama in your life. A few months back, you thought it best to retire from the sport you loved, because everyone was chomping at the bit for you to. All of us football fans had been anticipating your retirement for the last eight years, as all of your contemporaries hung up the cleats. But over those years, you still had the skills and desire to play, and fortunately, weren’t racked by debilitating concussions or other injuries that have forced some quarterbacks out too soon (gratuitous Steve Young reference of the post.) So you stayed in the NFL, losing some of your effectiveness as a quarterback and as a leader in the locker room (your teammates grew up watching you play – you’re from a completely different generation as yours) but still leading the Green Bay Packers to respectable seasons.

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“Everything Had Changed, Everything Was Strange.”

A brief non-sports note this evening – indulge me for a moment.

Barenaked Ladies, my all time favorite band

Barenaked Ladies, my all time favorite band

My favorite band, Barenaked Ladies, sings songs about the following things:

  • Kobe beef
  • being a vegetarian
  • The X-Files
  • Quebec separatism
  • a bank heist by men dressed up as nuns
  • raps about the Binghamton cabbies (who are very rap worthy, let me tell you)

Pretty geeky things, huh?  Not like your typical rock/pop bands.  All the band members are in their late thirties, early forties.  They all have a number of children (one band member was quoted as of late saying that the number of children outnumbers the number of band members 3 to 1) and just released a children’s album. They seem pretty low key, definitely intelligent, probably responsible, and the last people you would see arrested for anything. Continue reading

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