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A Tale Of Two Athletes - Will History Repeat Itself?

The Theme Thursday topic this week is "history". And, as is my predilection, here's a bit of a different take on the theme. Sports has had a history of bad boys. Tiger Woods won't be the last. But who will be the next? Read on.

Until now transgressions of sports figures have sort of flown beneath the radar. They may make the news for a couple of days and then people forget about it. We've seen some who've been shot, who've shot others and who've shot themselves. Then there are those who train and bet on fight dogs. And of course there's the steroid hall of fame. But it was you-know-who who really put transgressing sports figures on the map.

At least MY hero hasn't gone off the rails. He's as straight as an arrow, as cool as a cucumber and as sharp as a tack (I never understood that one. Are tacks sharp?) I'm talking about Brett Favre. But wait a minute. When you think about it, Favre is poised to slip. He's right on the edge. Let me show you what I mean.

The number of NFL seasons Brett Favre has played: 19
The number of mistresses Tiger Woods played with: Hmmm...


Elin and Tiger: par for the course.

Unfortunate ad copy for Brett Favre: I'm comfortable in jeans that fit great.
Unfortunate ad copy for Tiger Woods: Just Do It

Play-by-play double-entendre about Brett Favre: He...could...go...all...the...way.
Play-by-play double-entendre about Tiger Woods: I think he's gonna sink it, Jim.

How Brett Favre exits a car: Your brothers break the window with a golf club after you've had an accident. (1990)
How Tiger Woods exits a car: Your wife breaks the window with a golf club after you've had an accident. (2009)

Most recent image we associate with Tiger Woods: horny. (Well, you know.)
Most recent image we associate with Brett Favre: horny. (Minnesota Vikings)


I'm horny!

How we make fun of Tiger's name: He's not out of the "woods" yet.
How we make fun of Favre's name: We can't. It's not funny. His middle name is Lorenzo, though. That's funny. And if he had a receiver named Lor he could throw it to him in the enzo. OK, only football nuts are likely to get that one.

Check Spelling
So you see, if my sports hero Brett Favre slips. He's primed to make fun of. Of course, I wouldn't make light of him now. I'll just file this away in case I need it later. History will be the judge.

Comments

Alan Burnett said…
Indeed history will be the judge. Thanks for your entertaining alternative take on the theme. Theme Thursday greetings to you.
nonamedufus said…
Alan: Thank you sir. You're certainly up and about early this morning!
Marvel Goose said…
Farve does not have very far to fall on the morality meter. After all, he's from Louisiana: home of Brittany Spears, Huey Long, and a history book full of "colorful" characters.
nonamedufus said…
Goose: Thanks for dropping by. Hope things are going well in your part of the world. Seems most sports stars don't have far to fall. If Favre should, looks like he'd certainly be in interesting company.
Moooooog35 said…
I think Ben Still did an admirable job of making fun of Favre's name.

You know...as much as you could do with it, I guess.

Elin Nordgren..CALL ME!
Anonymous said…
Ha! It's always good to be prepared isn't it?
Me-Me King said…
Ha-ha! He's not out of the woods yet.....maybe not. Regardless of his transgressions, Tiger was voted Athlete of the Year.
Stephanie said…
Tiger's affairs were a cry for help!
Donnie said…
The only thing Favre will "slip" in is perhaps the quarterback ratings.
Skip Simpson said…
Ha!!! Funny and imaginative! Great post! Happy TT!
nonamedufus said…
Moooooog: She's gonna be rich...and single!
nonamedufus said…
Quirks: Who me...or Tiger?
nonamedufus said…
Me-Me: Well he is quite the athlete...both on and off the links!
nonamedufus said…
Stephanie: ...and judging by how many he had I'd say he had an over-abundance of help.
nonamedufus said…
Don: He seems to be doing pretty good in that regard with the Vikings 11-2. Am I hearing Superbowl?
nonamedufus said…
Skip: Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it.
Wings1295 said…
Can't wait til all the Tiger talk IS history!
nonamedufus said…
Wings: ha, ha, nicely put!
JeffScape said…
Favre's certainly more upstanding than Woods, but he's also certainly slipped a few times, no?
nonamedufus said…
Jeff: You know, I don't think he has. I think he's one of the good guys, an actual role model - knock on wood.
Kate Hanley said…
Very funny and original take on the theme. One of my favorite athletes didn't slip (as far as I know) Cal Ripken - he just showed up to play everyday. And, I'm not sure how to make fun of his name.
Kris McCracken said…
Tiger has always been good with wood in his hands.

[Ahem]

I'll get my coat..
Chris said…
Tiger's apparently planning to par every nine-hole course in the country.
nonamedufus said…
Kate: Glad you enjoyed it! I think you're absolutely right about Ripken.
nonamedufus said…
Kris: And he stopped yelling "four" about 15 mistresses ago.
nonamedufus said…
Knucklehead: Okay.
injaynesworld said…
LOL! That is pure gold, my friend. The cleverest stuff I've seen written about Tiger and his endless quest for tail...
e said…
I hope your hero is one of the few not to fall...Happy TT!
nonamedufus said…
injaynesworld: You're too kind. Thanks.
nonamedufus said…
e: Yeah, I have to agree with you there. I hope.
Brian Miller said…
i imagine if i had to stand in the spotlight, someone would find somethign to talk about...

nice take on theme...
Gladys said…
I am bustin up over here. That first picture is too funny. So do you think she should have used a wood on his wood?
nonamedufus said…
Brian: It's sad, isn't it, how the closer to the spotlight one get's the more one's life is an open book.
nonamedufus said…
Gladys: I think she would have used a wood if she could... on that wood.
Dreamhaven said…
Sad but true, with fame comes the opportunity to really screw up.

I'd rather keep my life in the shadows.
\
Happy TT
nonamedufus said…
Dreamhaven: You and me both!
Kris said…
Tiger has always been good with wood in his hands.

[Ahem]

I'll get my coat..
Brian Miller said…
i imagine if i had to stand in the spotlight, someone would find somethign to talk about...

nice take on theme...
Indigo Roth said…
Hey Dufus! He's just too damned good looking, the bastard. Find me a woman who wouldn't reach for one of his thrown balls, and I'll show you a gal who's tired of life. Indigo

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