New York to Deal with Unwanted Media Attention as Brett Favre Arrives
August 7, 2008
(New York, NY) – With a trade to the New York Jets, the Brett Favre saga is finally at a close.
Or is it?
Sure, we now know what will happen with Favre vis a vis the Packers – they dumped him as unceremoniously as a middle school girlfriend – but how what happens in his new home, New York?
Late yesterday, the Packers traded the unwanted star quarterback to the New York Jets for a conditional 2009 draft pick. Many hope that this will end the media circus that has engulfed all things Brett Favre over the past several weeks. But such hopes are naive, because the media will follow Favre wherever he goes.
So the whirlwind will now tear into the tiny, northeastern town of New York. Sure, a mecca like Green Bay, Wisconsin is equipped to deal with the kind of constant media pressure and attention that a star like Brett Favre brings. But what about New York?
New York has always eschewed any kind of media attention. The city’s people are a simple type, preferring to remain quiet and behind the scenes. The same has always been true of the city’s athletes. So the thought of having a dastardly media prima donna at the center of one of the city’s teams is terrifying to many New Yorkers.
“I guess I’m ok that he’s the new quarterback, but I’m just scared about all them new cameras that will be coming in,” New York resident Miles Stuckey said in response to the trade. “We’re a private people here in New York, and we just don’t like too much attention. It’s a small town, really.”
“Why couldn’t he have gone to the Buccaneers?” wondered Bill Cane of Manhattan. “Or he should have gone to Los Angeles. They’re used to TV cameras and all of that. He obviously loves to be in front of all the news, and we don’t get on like that. Heck, I didn’t even know anyone that had a TV until last year.”
On the bright side, struggling former Packer quarterback Bart Starr was excited to learn that there may be a job opening in Green Bay.