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Even Brett Favre’s agent thinks Favre is a drama queen

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Sometimes at PFT we try (and usually fail) to add value to a given quote by trying to say something funny or informative before it. That’s not necessary this time.

We present Brett Favre’s agent Bus Cook, talking to Men’s Journal on the summer day Favre spoke to ESPN about his ankle surgery.

“Brett talked to goddamned Ed Werder at ESPN, says he needs ankle surgery. Now why did he do that?” Cook asked. “I’ve got [Brad] Childress calling. I’ve got reporters calling all damn morning. Goddammit, why does he have to be such a goddamned drama queen? Play, don’t play, goddamn, people are getting sick of it. I’m getting sick of it!

“Why does he have to talk to these people? What good does it do? Ed Werder at ESPN! What’s he ever done for anybody other than say, ‘Look, look, Mommy, I got this first, ain’t I special?’ You got problems with surgery, talk to your wife. Why talk to goddamned Ed Werder?”

It’s somehow heartening that the man perhaps closest to Favre feels just like the rest of us. (Well, except goddamned Ed Werder.)

Later Favre enters the office and offers a sheepish apology. Cook’s response: “Jesus, Brett. You never learn. You guys go talk. I’ve got goddamn phone calls to make,” before poking a finger at Favre. “Thanks to you.”

Never thought I’d say this, but I may have to pick up a copy of this month’s Men’s Journal.