Happy Birthday, Brett Favre. Blow out your candles and settle in for the 10 a.m. Favre Update.
• He's had his share of controversies during his 20 years in the NFL. The heavy drinking. The Vicodin addiction. The retirement. Coming out of retirement. The bitter divorce from the Packers. The dreadful ending to his one year with the Jets. The retirement. Coming out of retirement. Signing with the Vikings. The two grudge matches last year against the Packers.
But Deadspingate has got to be the most humiliating for this husband, father and grandfather [New York Daily News]
• During halftime of Saturday's Pitt-Notre Dame game, NBC's Peter King advanced the ongoing Brett Favre story by pointing out that former Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger will cooperate with the NFL's review/investigation of allegations that Favre pursued her and sent inappropriate photos via text message in 2008, while both Sterger and Favre were employed by the Jets. [NBC Sports]
• The most glaring current case-in-point involves the bottom-feeding website Deadspin and its efforts to derail the career and personal life of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre. [Michael Priebe, possible letter writer/fucking ruiner]