The strange and seemingly unending saga of Brett Favre's un-retirement took another odd twist this afternoon, as Brett decided that the first person he would talk to about this whole mess is none other than Fox News talking blech Greta Van Susteren. Huh?
Van Susteren, via her personal "Greta Wire," made the announcement.
I just interviewed Brett Favre in Mississippi….he is, as you know, entangled in a dispute with the Green Bay Packer General Manager. Brett understands the GM decision..and he accepts it..(And yes he loves the Packer fans)…but now - since the Packer GM made plain he does not want him - he wants to be released by the Packers so that he can see if any other team wants him. I am rushing to the airport but you will see the interview tonight...
How Van Susteren landed this interview when there are plenty of other more sports-friendly outlets is a great question. Apparently, Van Susteren is a "family friend" and a Wisconsin native, according to Awful Announcing. Also, Brett's probably become a little annoyed with the way this story has been advanced, poked and prodded by every other sports media entity that he'd have a better time explaining his motivations for a return to a person who's not going bombard him with questions he doesn't feel like answering.
Brett Favre [Greta Wire]
Favre: Packers Should Let Me Play Elsewhere [AP]
Brett Favre Tells Greta Van Susteren He Wants Packers To Release Him [MDS' Fanhouse]