PRO SPORTS: NOT A GAME
For any of us under the illusion that professional sports is “just a game,” here’s another bit of evidence to dissuade you: MSNBC reports that Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre will play in tonight’s game despite the tragic loss of his father only yesterday:
Brett FavreÃ¢€™s father died Sunday of a heart attack or a stroke while he was driving, Mississippi state police said. Irvin Favre was 58.
Favre went off the road at 5:23 p.m. near Kiln, the hometown of Brett, a three-time NFL most valuable player for the Green Bay Packers.
The decision is understandable–the hopes of an entire team, not to mention a city, rest of Favre’s shoulders. But it’s a sobering situation, to say the least.