James Lebron used to be a good basketball player somewhere up north, but he didn’t want to play there anymore (was it in Detroit?), anyway, he went to Miami, and people burned his old jerseys and talked bad about how he left his old team to go play for another team with some Irish (IIRC) guy named O’neal.
So, James is going to play for a basketball team that may win the pennant or a trophy or something, but the fans in Detroit will still think that he should have stayed there and helped sell more jerseys.
And that’s pretty much the extent of my knowledge of him. I had to cheat and look up the spelling of his last name. I don’t know what songs he’s sung. I’d guess he might be on one of those Disney shows but I don’t know.
Yes, you were pretty much on the money. The only thing you missed (and only partly) was the number of teams he’s played on - it’s four (The Atlanta Falcons (as a back-up), the Green Bay Packers, the New York Jets, and the Minnesota Vikings). As for his age, he’s 41 (a grandfather) and he’s played for twenty seasons. He’s started in 313 consecutive games which is an NFL record. Ironically, he was traded by the Falcons after his first season because they figured he was injury-prone and wouldn’t be able to last through a full season.
He’s got that southern “good ole boy” persona that may rub some people the wrong way. He pissed off some of fans by jumping teams and going back and forth on his retirements. And maybe some fans are reacting against what they see as Favre getting too much praise. But overall, Favre’s never seemed any more jerkish to me than the average athlete.
Farve has broken just about every record that an NFL quarterback can. Most passing yards, most passing touchdowns, most consecutive starts for a qb, and whole lot of postseason appearances.
The big problem witth Favre is that he doesn’t want to play preseason games. He doesn’t want to practice other than during the season. So, he retires at the end of the season, and in February everybody believes him. Then come July, the same people believe he is coming back. That’s why he is perceived as a jerk. There will be a quarterback who has been planning on being the starting QB for his team, and having Favre steal it from him at the last minute.