I feel like Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day" once he realizes he is going to wake up to the same day over and over again.
Brett Favre retired. He changed his mind but not before the Packers selected two quarterbacks in the recent draft and have all but named Aaron Rodgers their starting quarterback. NFL practices began in earnest this week across the country.
What sickens me is all Favre, all the time on ESPN. He even has his own category on the sports crawler across the bottom of the screen. Normally, individual sports have their own category and not individual players.
So, I get home tonight wanting to see how the baseball pennant races are shaping up and see what major trades have been made a day before the deadline. The Olympics also start in a week.
Guess what ESPN led off with. Again.
So what if he worked out at a high school in Mississippi. The NFL hasn't reinstated him. He hasn't been traded. He won't be the starter the Green Bay. How about we focus on the important news of the day.
The White Sox and Twins are separated by a half game in the AL Central and played each other.
The Cubs and Brewers are the top teams in the NL Center and played each other.
The Marlins and Mets are in second and third in the NL East and played each other.
The Red Sox are rumored to be trading Manny Ramirez to the Marlins in a huge deal that would impact the NL playoffs.
The Yankees traded for Ivan Rodriguez.
The trade deadline is 16 hours away with a bunch of deals rumored.
The Olympics begin next week.
And we get Brett Favre. It's why I am developing a growing animosity toward ESPN, their anchors, and their story priorities. I sat through most of the televised crap that was "Who's Next?" I mute the TV anytime Chris Berman comes on screen. I turn the channel when Stuart Scott begins to speak his blather. I can't stomach to watch a football game when Pam Ward is doing the play-by-play. And now, you can add the Brett Favre coverage to that list.
Don't get me wrong. I root for the Packers to win more than any other team except for maybe the Titans. I had the wonderful chance to eat breakfast with Favre's parents on a chance encounter in Wisconsin 10 years ago next week. Bonita and the late Irv Favre were down to Earth, great people to be around. It was like eating breakfast with an aunt or uncle you haven't seen in a while.
I'm just tired of all of the coverage ESPN feels they need to devote to a retired player in a sport that isn't even in season.
And it's Bristol's fault, not Brett's.
It's been 15 minutes. I guess it's time for another Favre update on ESPN, followed by a live report, then Chris Mortensen's views, and then a 30-minute NFL show talking about Favre while scrolling across Favre news on the ticker at the bottom of the screen.
I can't believe I just wasted a blog post talking about this. I'll be vomiting in the corner.