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So, Brett Favre is off to meet with the Vikings, which means that either Favre is a dirty, dirty liar, or that Trent Dilfer is a dirty, dirty liar. Either way, it further reveals Favre's need for the spotlight and the world's attention.

It's a point highlighted in this excellent Dan Wetzel column, which inspired me to put together this handy chart comparing attention-needing NFL superstars Brett Favre(notes) and Terrell Owens(notes). They're perceived very differently, but maybe there are more similarities there than differences. Let's take a look.


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Has a pathological need for the spotlight http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nfl_experts__13/ept_sports_nfl_experts-350372827-1241580461.jpg?ymuepNBDSftilHPe http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nfl_experts__13/ept_sports_nfl_experts-350372827-1241580461.jpg?ymuepNBDSftilHPe
Desperately needs to be adored by the public http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nfl_experts__13/ept_sports_nfl_experts-350372827-1241580461.jpg?ymuepNBDSftilHPe http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nfl_experts__13/ept_sports_nfl_experts-350372827-1241580461.jpg?ymuepNBDSftilHPe
Cries at press conferences http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nfl_experts__13/ept_sports_nfl_experts-350372827-1241580461.jpg?ymuepNBDSftilHPe http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nfl_experts__13/ept_sports_nfl_experts-350372827-1241580461.jpg?ymuepNBDSftilHPe
Has an inflated sense of his own value to an NFL team http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nfl_experts__13/ept_sports_nfl_experts-350372827-1241580461.jpg?ymuepNBDSftilHPe http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nfl_experts__13/ept_sports_nfl_experts-350372827-1241580461.jpg?ymuepNBDSftilHPe
Quite talented, but costs teams games with crucial mistakes http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nfl_experts__13/ept_sports_nfl_experts-350372827-1241580461.jpg?ymuepNBDSftilHPe http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nfl_experts__13/ept_sports_nfl_experts-350372827-1241580461.jpg?ymuepNBDSftilHPe
Says, and probably believes, that all he cares about is winning http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nfl_experts__13/ept_sports_nfl_experts-350372827-1241580461.jpg?ymuepNBDSftilHPe http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nfl_experts__13/ept_sports_nfl_experts-350372827-1241580461.jpg?ymuepNBDSftilHPe
Actions reveal that they're really all about themselves http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nfl_experts__13/ept_sports_nfl_experts-350372827-1241580461.jpg?ymuepNBDSftilHPe http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nfl_experts__13/ept_sports_nfl_experts-350372827-1241580461.jpg?ymuepNBDSftilHPe
(May have) Faked a suicide attempt for attention http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nfl_experts__13/ept_sports_nfl_experts-350372827-1241580461.jpg?ymuepNBDSftilHPe  
Faked retirement for attention (twice)   http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nfl_experts__13/ept_sports_nfl_experts-350372827-1241580461.jpg?ymuepNBDSftilHPe
Sensible enough to not voice his most ego-driven thoughts   http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nfl_experts__13/ept_sports_nfl_experts-350372827-1241580461.jpg?ymuepNBDSftilHPe
Is at least honest http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nfl_experts__13/ept_sports_nfl_experts-350372827-1241580461.jpg?ymuepNBDSftilHPe  


There are a lot of similarities there. I'm not judging, just noting. The differences come in the last four items, and you can decide for yourselves which of those are preferable.

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