Until last night, I was going into this Packers/Giants game just excited that two teams playing well would meet for an important game. Now, this game has taken on new meaning. Last night on local news coverage and also in several other stories, I learned that the New York sports talk media have been going off on Favre – saying they’re sick of him and he gets way too much attention (implying in their comments that Favre is not deserving of this kind of attention). If the statement were simply that Favre gets too much attention, I’d agree. He is very important to the NFL as a league and they do oversell him, no question (and I could see how people supporting teams quarterbacked by losers like Eli Manning would be frustrated by this.) But it was the vitriol, the pure anger these people had when making these comments that ticked me off. I find this reaction by the New York media, of all people, totally unacceptable. All year long the entire country has New York Yankee BS shoved down our throats, are incessantly told about the problems with Knick basketball, and in the general media, we’re all bombarded by everything New York from dumb sit-coms to lame coming-of-age movies. New York, for once, shut up and let the rest of us have our day. Just shut up.
(By the way, I’m enjoying having the time to think about my comments and then to write them out at my own pace. If I were saying these things as a caller to a New York sports talk show, I’m sure I’d be subjected to the East Coast Shot Clock = having 3 seconds to say what I want to say before being interrupted).