Yeah, couldn’t help it. Yeah, been making that dumb joke to my rapt audience of myself since yesterday when I read the news that Brett Favre’s daughter, Tiffany, 21, had a baby boy, Parker Brett, last Friday.
So it was extra amusing when I typed “Brett Favre” into Google just now and the first two automatic fill-ins were “Brett Favre grandfather” and “Brett Favre pants on the ground.”
It’s like the world lives to entertain me about really stupid things so I’ll forget how not entertaining so many other things are. Thanks, Google searchers.
Favre, 40, stated appropriately grandfatherly notions on his Web site.
Deanna and I are very proud and excited to welcome our new grandson Parker Brett to the Favre family. Parker Brett was born on Friday, April 2, weighing 7 lbs. 7 oz and we’re pleased to say that both Mom, Dad and Parker Brett are healthy and doing great.
Dad has not so far been identified.
The NFL says that it does not have the data to confirm that Favre is the only grandfather to ever actively play in the league, but chances are he is the only one on the current roster. He has not announced whether he will return for a 20th season. His age has been brought up already as a factor in discussions of whether he should return, following a season where he took the Vikings to the NFC championship game.
But really? Favre was 19 when Brittany was born. Simple math indicates that a third generation was not much of a stretch here, and grandfather or not, he’s obviously no older today than he would have been if his daughter hadn’t had a child.
I’ve had Favre fatigue from multiple retirements for years now (although even typing this? Hard to stop saying the guy’s name. I feel you, announcers, until you start doing it again, OMG will you stop that?) So I honestly have little interest in his football choices. But what I can do is say congratulations and all the best to this new person and just imagine what it would be like for a little boy to play this kind of catch with Grandpa.