As a big football fan, I’ve always admired Favre’s aggressive play and off-the-field modesty (although I could do without seeing his Wrangler jeans commercial for the billionth time).
Through his long career, I don’t think I ever heard a word about Favre’s Catholic faith. I guess his wife wrote a bit about it in her recent book about surviving cancer.
But I came across an unusual column by Joseph Kip Kosek, an assistant prof of American Studies at George Washington University. He writes that Favre is: “a peculiar Christian athlete whose career defies familiar evangelical optimism in favor of a darker, distinctly Catholic vision.”
In other words, Favre is no Kurt Warner. (If you don’t follow football and you don’t know who Warner is, forget the whole thing…)