Monday, October 11, 2010

J-E-T-S: Scum, Scum, Scum!

I just want to say that I am absolutely appaled at the this latest story about Brett Favre and these text messages/voice mails that he left a Jets employee during his tenure in NY; and NOT for the reasons you might think.

We're about to see a lot more of this I'm sure.
If true, I'm not condoning Favre's actions by any means.  But this entire situation begs the question: What are the motives behind this?  Let's put everything into perspective here.  Brett Favre apparently sent voice mails and text messages (and pictures) to a Jets reporter/employee that were "inappropriate" back when he played for the team .... IN 2008.  As I said before, I'm not condoning Favre's actions in any way, but why is everyone acting like Favre is the only one who did something wrong here?  Why is no one questioning the New York Jets, or this employee; Jen Sterger (who by the way was in Playboy).  Not that being in Playboy makes her a terrible person or anything, just thought it was worth noting.  In any event, doesn't anyone find it the least bit curious that this story is just NOW coming out, on the eve of Brett Favre and the Vikings getting ready to play the New York Jets?  I certainly find it a bid odd.

And does no one find it curious that this woman (Sterger) for some odd reason saved voicemails/texts/pictures that Brett Favre sent her, 2 years ago?  Why would you hang on to things like that?  Unless you were planning on using them at a later date (blackmail, lawsuit, etc.) what reason would you have to save them if you were uninterested?  This entire situation just REAKS of fishyness on the Jets' part in my opinion.  Did he do it?  Probably.  But why come out with this NOW?  Why not come out with it when it actually happened?  I just don't get it I guess.  Maybe this chick is hard up for cash or something, who knows.

What I do know is, this entire story has angered me on more than one level.  Not only does it make the douchebag meter go up on Rex Ryan and the New York Jets, but it also leaves me even more upset with the Sports Business World.  All this girl did in her life, was get picked out of a crowd by a camerman at an FSU game because of her looks, and all of the sudden she is completely engrained in the sports world.  She gets to write columns for Sports Illustrated online, she gets a job with an NFL franchise, she hosts a Sports show on Versus, hosts ABC's Race to March Madness, and all FOR WHAT?  SERIOUSLY, FOR WHAT?!  Just because of this girl's looks she gets ENDLESS job opportunities in the Sports field.  She got her degree from Florida St. in CRIMINOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY!  It has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with sports.  The extent of her knowledge on sports is that she is a FAN, and she was spotted in the crowd of a game presumably because she's good looking and probably had half a shirt on.

Just looking to get ahead in life.
This is the type of thing that drives me absolutely BAT SHIT CRAZY.  This girl, with no experience in the sports industry and a degree in a completely unrelated field gets numerous job opportunities.  Meanwhile, hard working people like myself and others that I graduated with get NO opportunities what so ever.  Even though we've graduated with degrees in Sport Management and worked countless athletic events and internships in numerous fields.  I apologize to the working world that I wasn't born a woman with a huge chest and good looks.  This embodies everything that is wrong with this country in my opinion.

People will take this the wrong way I'm sure and this post was not meant to discredit her, or take away from her accomplishments in any way.  I'm sure that she is a hard worker and is doing what it takes to make it in the field.  This is more a reflection on how fickle we are as a society that she receives opportunities that people like myself don't based clearly on her looks and nothing else.  If she was so keen on working in sports, she would've gone to school for something sport related, or at the very least journalism/broadcast journalism.  I know not many people will read this, and probably even fewer people will care.  But this is just the kind of thing that makes my blood boil.  Thanks America, I love you too. 


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  2. There's obviously something wrong with you that you've seen the pictures. And I know you've seen the pictures because you've somehow discerned to me that Brett Favre was wearing Crocs while wanking it. The fact that you noticed that is gross and wrong on so many levels.

  3. Maybe, just maybe, you need to pose for Playgirl. You have the million dollar smile and the ....well you have a million dollar smile and photoshop makes everyone look great. And because you have a degree in Sports management and haven't ruined yourself with stupid text messaging, you might have a better shot at getting the great job you deserve.

  4. Playgirl is a thought .. I don't know about photoshop though. I wouldn't want to make anyone feel any worse about themselves than they already do ;).

    Who knows. All I know is I'm beginning to lose hope.