In the wake of Minnesota Viking’s quarterback/drama queen Brett Favre’s admission that he sent lewd text messages (along with alleged pictures of his junk as a deal sweetener) to Jenn Sterger when the two were both employed by the New York Jets, sports writers, marketing analysts and even stupid gossip columnists like me are wondering why the Wrangler company is still airing commercials that use the record setting QB as a spokesperson. To me, the bigger question is why in the heck these commercials always show Favre engaged in a good ol’ game of backyard football while wearing Wrangler jeans. NO ONE in the history of pick-up football has EVER worn jeans while playing and, if he did, his mangled balls and rubbed-raw thighs would lead him to never do so again. But I digress. Sterger, a former “hostess” for the Jets, called Favre a “creepy douche” and has agreed to cooperate with National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell’s investigation of the matter as it relates to the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Don’t expect the NFL to come down too harshly on the future Hall-of-Famer, though. Remember, this is the same league that welcomed back a convicted systematic dog murderer (Michael Vick) with open arms and watched happily as a player convicted of DUI manslaughter (Leonard Little) hoisted a Super Bowl trophy. In the interest of fairness, they HAVE suspended MANY players for taking the wrong type of herbal supplements.
Until next time, keep your head hidden in the bushes and your eyes on the stars.