Deanna Favre Defends Husband On Family Blog

Monday, October 27, 2008


I had no idea that the Favre Family knew what a blog was, let alone that they had one on Blogger (using the most basic template possible), but alas there it is....The Family of Favre. It's a good enough website on the family with pictures, stories and links to charities. Nothing out of the ordinary really. Well outside of the latest post titled "Family".

I almost skipped past it because of the title, but the post is actually Deanna Favre's first blog entry. One that actually serves as a defense of her husband against the "continual attacks" from the media....

But, over the past weeks, we have been deeply affected by the various media reports and accusations that have unfairly questioned Brett’s loyalty, fairness and character... Our children, family and friends have been so supportive and steadfast during these times. Brett and I have two wonderful girls, who, daily, show us unconditional love and remind us that everything will be okay. And, they remind us that media reports, accusations and rumors become irrelevant in light of the joy they bring to our family and in how they remind us that, in all things—even the tough things--- God has a bigger, better purpose.

But, I will say, most hurtful are those media reports who would like you to believe that Brett is eaten up with bitterness over his split with the Packers. Still feeling some grief, sure… but not bitterness. Yes, in the beginning, Brett was angry and hurt with the way things ended, but how could he not be? Brett gave most of his career (and his adult life) to the Packers. They were more than just an organization but also became our home away from home and our surrogate family. We will always love the Packer fans for making Brett more than just the focus of their applause on game day, but as part of their families, too. Again, how could any of us not be hurt and brokenhearted about such a loss of connection? Thus, certainly, Brett does not, in any way, hold a vendetta against his former team. But that has not stopped some from scrutinizing his every move and blaming him for so many things that simply are not true. Some incidents, like the locker room pranks appear funny (but they are still untrue)… Others, like the questionable phone calls to other teams, are hurtful, distasteful, and… still untrue as they have been reported.
Because of this, lately, my heart has been so heavy.
She's kind of all over the place (not unlike myself), but you get the general idea. Let me first say that I'm sure Deanna Favre is an amazing person. She survived Cancer, wrote a book AND helped her husband beat addiction (she was also the only guest on MNF that was even remotely interesting). She is certainly a better person than I.

With that said, while it's great that they are sharing their lives with their fans, it was an extremely sketchy decision to post this. I mean Brett was caught in an all out lie whether he was helping the Lions or not. He went running to Peter King and Chris Mortensen to deny the whole thing, before finally admitting to the Millen conversation in a press conference. I know athletes play the media, and vice versa, but to come out and try and defend something in this fashion just reeks of a PR stunt. Not saying that it is, but it's just odd.

It'll be interesting to see if anything is added to the site in the coming weeks. I'm guessing it will go dormant for awhile.

Family (Family of Favre)
Deanna Favre Thinks the Media is Hard on Brett (The Sporting Blog)

9 Comments:

Kind of ironic that the press has always been glowingly positive toward this family yet the one time that the patriarch is rightfully criticized, they feel betrayed.

GMoney said...
Oct 27, 2008, 12:05:00 PM  

Can he please go away and take his family with him?

Anonymous said...
Oct 27, 2008, 12:26:00 PM  

"the most basic template possible"

How dare they! I expect more from a varsity letterman!

Stop being a total dick!

Anonymous said...
Oct 27, 2008, 12:31:00 PM  

thats a hot white bitch though. word

Anonymous said...
Oct 27, 2008, 12:33:00 PM  

Deanna's blog, Brett having rabbit ears from Jets fans booing, even Joe Namath piled on by saying Favre is "the most fragile as at any point in his career" during the CBS broadcast. Don't you wish you were out hunting, Favre?

Oct 27, 2008, 1:35:00 PM  

DeAnna is hot, but she's married to Brett Favre, so that proves she's not smart. In any case, why should Favre be deified? He sucks just like every other washed-up quarterback. The media is the enemy all the time, huh Brett? If it weren't for this "pernicious" media, no one would know Brett Favre from Brett Butler.

Brad James said...
Oct 27, 2008, 1:45:00 PM  

Deanna, that's Brenda Warner territory. Watch Out!

Anonymous said...
Oct 27, 2008, 8:42:00 PM  

I'm embarrassed ...and discussed with the Green Bay Packers Management, fans and wana bees!
I'd just like to say 'thanks', Brett and Deanna. You are amazing, you are inspiring!

I'm sure you're totally turned off to Green Bay and Wisconsin in general. BUT, if you ever decide that you want to live here again there's a beautiful lot next to ours in Door County (on Green Bay) and we would love to have you as neighbors. My husband is an avid hunter and fisherman. And at the snap of his fingers 500 acreas of prime hunting land are at his disposal to hunt. He'd be proud to hunt or fish any time or any place with your husband.

Stay courageous, you are greatly blessed. And, you and your family are a great blessing and inspiration to many.

God bless you!
Kathy and family

Kathy P said...
Nov 22, 2008, 5:22:00 PM  

Deanna, We were at a wedding reception this past Sat at the Brett Farve Steak House in Green Bay. Excellent food! There was no infant changing station iin the restroom to diaper our 3 month old granddaughter. Kneeling on the floor with changing pad in dress and heels. Perhaps this might be something to consider. I am an 11 year breast cancer survivor. Carolyn

Carolyn said...
Aug 11, 2009, 10:47:00 AM  

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