So after watching ESPN follow around Ryan Longwell's SUV yesterday like OJ friekin Simpson a question popped into my head. Who has been the bigger douche so far this summer; Brett Favre or Lebron James? Pretty tough call right? Like in one corner you've got Lebron's hour long show to make a 5 second announcement while selling his own ads during the program. In the other corner you've got the 'did I or didn't I' text messages to his teammates which resulted in the Vikings sending Longwell, Steve Hutchinson, and Jared Allen to Camp Favre for a sleepover only to return to Vikings camp with him after a night of pizza rolls and playing Nintendo 64. You've got Lebron, Bosh and Wade walking into the Heat's arena for a pep rally versus Favre being dropped off at training camp with a parade of Vikings fans parading around with Favre for President signs. Just an epic battle of one upmanship. Like a cold war arms race. Except instead of the balance of power in the world being up for grabs, the title of who can get more gratuitous faceshots on ESPN is at stake.
At this point I'd call it a tie but if I had to choose I'd still have to go with Lebron setting the douche standard of 2010. Maybe even an early candidate for douche of the decade. Favre would still have to do something epic for his official announcement in order to retake the title. Maybe hold his press conference at Lambeau Field? Or buy a full page ad in the Green Bay Press Gazette thanking Ted Thompson for two great years in Minnesota? Who knows. But rest assured Favre's camp is working on it right now. Because if it's one thing we've learned over the past 4 or 5 years it's that the one thing that Favre does better than throw season ending interceptions in NFC Championship games it is be an attention whore. I almost feel bad for Lebron. Enjoy the throne while you can. Because as the old saying goes, no matter how hard you try to be a self serving billonaaire athlete tool, Brett Favre will ALWAYS be there to trump you. Everyone knows that. Everyone. It's a lesson for the kids really. (cue the NBC The More You Know jingle)