A college newspaper comes out on March 27, complete with an altered front-page banner (Fourth Estate altered to Fourth Mistake) and a story that Brett Favre held a press conference on March 23, four days earlier, to say he was returning to the Packers. The first quote -- right after a line about "thanking everyone from the old man who sleeps behind his daughter's high school to the man who washes his balls when he goes golfing " -- was a dead giveaway.
"I know all the fans will be happy that I'm coming back next year," Favre said. "I knew they were always behind me, but the big difference was all the groups on Facebook telling me to stay. That really swayed me to come back next year."Well played, sirs, editor Dan Whelan and sportswriter Josh Brewer.
It's more of a commentary on how much students are cut-off from the outside world that some of these bright young scholars at the U of Wisconsin-Green Bay got gulled, but then again, it was always surprising when NFL linebackers followed those exaggerated pass fakes that Favre used to do after handing off to a running back. Shame on CNN for siding with the half-wits instead of appreciating the joke.
A Vikings fan would never go for it a student newspaper said Randy Moss was returning to Minnesota. No way.