Port: Brett Favre, selective outrage, and our deeply unhealthy obsession with sports
MINOT, N.D. — Brett Favre is getting roasted, and I’m here for it.
I don’t bear the man any animosity because of his football career and team affiliations. I’d have to care about football before that could be true. But I will admit to some schadenfreude over the suspension of his SiriusXM talk show , and the calls for him to be expelled from the National Football League’s hall of fame.
Though there’s probably little chance of the latter happening. O.J. Simpson is still in the hall of fame, despite having been found responsible for murder in civil court. Lawrence Taylor is still there, despite pleading guilty to criminal misdemeanors after soliciting underage girls for sex.
Americans love their sports heroes a bit too much.
More on that in a moment.