Or Am I Just a Cranky Old Man?
I don’t want to beat up on guys who are already on the ground, but you have to admit that it’s been a tough few days for Brett Favre and Charlie Sheen. Both icons, known for being a tad impulsive in the past, have seen their psychic stocks take a hit because of (and I’m looking for a euphemism here) “bad decision making.”
Brett has admitted to leaving messages on a woman’s phone machine. Please note: the woman in question is not Mrs. Favre, and I don’t think it was a request to play Parcheesi. The issue here is not infidelity or an attempted adultery. No. Perish the thought. We hold Mr. Favre to a higher standard. The issue is that number 4 may have violated something called “NFL personnel policy” because the woman worked for the Jets while Favre was a Jets’ employee.
Contrary to many reports, Favre claims that he did not send lurid pictures of himself. (I think the term is “sexting” and I’m told that in some circles this is what “courtship” looks like in the year 2010. Gulp.) So much for white roses. We can only imagine how Mrs. Favre, who has battled back from breast cancer, is dealing with all of this.
As painful as this has been for her, though, Mrs. Favre may still be having a better day than Mrs. Sheen. And it doesn’t matter which of the multiple Mrs. Sheens we are referring to. According to reports, Charlie was found drunk/stoned and naked in a hotel room in NYC, in a room adjoining his former wife and his two young daughters. Charlie had evidently trashed the hotel room and frightened his naked companion for the evening so much that she called the police.
Immediately following his arrest, Charlie was whisked away to a psychiatric unit for a quick evaluation, before jetting back to LA to continue his acting career. Charlie’s PR man had already issued the statement that he had had an “allergic reaction” before they’d even cleaned his room at the Ritz. Talk about euphemisms! Messing with prostitutes is nothing new for Charlie. (Just ask Heidi Fleiss.) And doing so right next to your kids may be bothersome, but if you thought NFL rules are important, nothing but nothing should ever get in the way of something presciently called “2 and a Half Men.”