It’s just not August in the NFL until some reporter is camping out in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
This time around, Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald had the honors. He got sick of hearing the Favre-related speculation about the Dolphins, so Darlington hopped on a flight to New Orleans, drove to Mississippi, and tracked Favre down at Oak Grove High School.
“I haven’t heard anything, and I don’t have any interest. No,” Favre “snapped” before jumping into his pickup truck.
Yeah, he didn’t sound especially happy to see a reporter.
“You’re from Miami?” Favre asked. “Don’t you have anything better to do?”
Just in case Favre’s words don’t convince you, Darlington said that Favre was moving very gingerly. In past summers, Favre regularly worked out with the high schoolers. A source told Darlington that wasn’t the case this summer and Favre was on vacation in Wyoming for much of the summer.
Maybe, just maybe, Darlington will be the last NFL reporter ever sent on FavreWatch to Hattiesburg. But we doubt it.