Imagine a little 3rd-grade girl, you’re probably thinking ballet and fairy princesses right, well think again. Imagem her literally obsessed with Brett Favre.
That’s right the Vikings quarterback.
I was the little girl that was always had number 4 on her jersey. And if anyone asked I why I picked number 4 would proudly exclaim because it’s Brett Favre’s number. I painted my bedroom walls purple, I had an alarming amount of Vikings t-shirts, I was obsessed.
He was my idol as a kid.
Favre was born in 1969 in Mississippi and attended the University of Southern Mississippi. He was the son of a football coach. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 1991, and later traded to the Green Bay Packers, then the Minnesota Vikings. He retired in 2010.
Favre faced humble beginnings as he was only offered a scholarship at one school, The University of Southern Mississippi. At the school, he set several records and had a toughness that his teammates admired. He was the 33rd pick in the 1991 draft. He played averagely at the Falcons but when he was traded to the Packers his career took off. He because one of the best in the game, he lead his team so several super bowls, winning three MVP awards along the way. He was traded to the Jets where he had a subpar season, the in 2010, to the Vikings.
Why Young Me Loved Him
Now why you ask was my 8-year-old self utterly obsessed with this middle-aged man? Well watching football is something me and my dad both really enjoy, and it was watching Brett Favre play that my dad first explained the game to me.
I vividly remember lying on the floor in my living room wondering why these grown men were running into each other and yelling about it. As kids tend to, I feed my dad with a constant onslaught of questions. As a dad to only girls, he happily answered in the hopes that I would grow to love football.
Well, I did.
My dad and I still watch football together. And I’m still a Vikings fan. And Brett Favre is still my favorite player of all time.