First off a hat tip to our friends at KSTP-TV for finding this bit of Favre video that aired on WDAM in Hattiesburg.
We wrote extensively last week about the Brett Favre story in the latest edition of Men's Journal that gives an interesting look into the quarterback's life.
Writer Stephen Rodrick opens the piece with Favre's longtime agent, Bus Cook, ranting about how his client informed ESPN's Ed Werder about the fact he needed ankle surgery. Cook calls Favre "a drama queen" as he goes on about how Favre shouldn't have talked.
There were plenty of other candid moments in what was an enteraining look at Favre. But it turns out Favre isn't very happy with some elements of the story.
"Really kind of Bus has caught a little grief in the story with Men's Journal," Favre told WDAM sports reporter Mitchell Williams after throwing passes Wednesday at Oak Grove High School. "[Rodrick] spent a day with us. We filmed the Wrangler commercial that day. We joked around and really it was a joking around [day]. You know Bus, you know me. We opened up our family lives to him. I guess the lesson to be learned in all that -- I hate to even say it -- [is] just that you can't trust anybody. That's not the way I was raised [to think like that]."
Favre then added: "I know there are a lot of people out there that like me, I can't do anything wrong. And then there's a fair amount that don't know me but think they do and say negative things. Don't get me wrong. When you hear those things, I'm not immune to any of that stuff. That's painful. I have two girls and I think they know their daddy pretty well. I want them to think the world of me and not hear all these things that are negative and untrue more than anything."
In talking about how much he enjoys working with the high school kids at Oak Grove on a regular basis, Favre also admitted he had gained 14 pounds since January. "I need to lose a little weight anyway," he said.