We present Brett Favre’s agent Bus Cook, talking to Men’s Journal on the summer day Favre spoke to ESPN about his ankle surgery.
“Brett talked to goddamned Ed Werder at ESPN, says he needs ankle
surgery. Now why did he do that?” Cook asked. “I’ve got [Brad] Childress calling. I’ve got
reporters calling all damn morning. Goddammit, why does he have to be
such a goddamned drama queen? Play, don’t play, goddamn, people are
getting sick of it. I’m getting sick of it!
“Why does he have to talk to
these people? What good does it do? Ed Werder at ESPN! What’s he ever
done for anybody other than say, ‘Look, look, Mommy, I got this first,
ain’t I special?’ You got problems with surgery, talk to your wife. Why
talk to goddamned Ed Werder?”
It’s somehow heartening that the man perhaps closest to Favre feels just like the rest of us. (Well, except goddamned Ed Werder.)
Later Favre enters the office and offers a sheepish apology. Cook’s response: “Jesus, Brett. You never learn. You guys go talk. I’ve got goddamn phone
calls to make,” before poking a finger at Favre. “Thanks to you.”
Never thought I’d say this, but I may have to pick up a copy of this month’s Men’s Journal.