Brett Favre doesn’t talk all that much. But when he talks, he talks plenty.
He talks so much that, as in the case of his recent talking points about the Packers, he has had to talk some more.
On Friday, Favre addressed the controversy that arose from his recent remarks on 790 The Zone in Atlanta, during which he said (among other things) that he was surprised it took Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers three years to win a Super Bowl, and that Rodgers fell into a good situation.
“Nothing, for the most part, surprises me anymore,” Favre, who has caused many football fans to utter that same phrase on multiple occasions over the past three years, told USA Today. “But I have to admit [the reaction to] this one surprised me.”
Yes, it surprised Favre. Perhaps in the same way Rodgers’ failure to take a team stocked like a trout pond to a Super Bowl win in 2008 or 2009 surprised Favre.
Further confirming the depths of his delusion, Favre insisted that he said nothing about Rodgers that could be regarded as critical. “It is very [infrequent] when I do interviews,” Favre said. “I was very gracious and complimentary of the Packers and Aaron Rodgers.”
Favre’s extreme characterization of his comments makes the two backhanded slaps stand out even more. It’s not “very gracious and complimentary” to suggest that Rodgers got lucky, and it’s not “very gracious and complimentary” to suggest that Rodgers failed to capitalize on his good fortune even sooner.
The best possible outcome to all of this? Maybe it will be even more infrequent when Favre does interviews.