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