Monday, December 19, 2016

Gunslinger by Jeff Pearlman

Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre by Jeff Pearlman- 448 pages

This was an interesting, enthralling read. It was hard to put down at times. The Packers are my second favorite NFL team (behind the Chiefs) and I always enjoyed watching Favre play. Pearlman seemingly holds nothing back in this all-encompassing biography of Favre from his birth until now. He lays Favre, the person and Favre, the quarterback out for all to see, flaws included. I didn't know about Favre's one-time addictions to Vicodin and alcohol (and to womanizing). He, seemingly, has matured into a good father and husband since shedding those addictions, though. It was cool to read about Favre's high school days (and the fact that he threw a total of 32! passes his entire high school career) and college days at Southern Miss (including his first game action while still being intoxicated from drinking 18 beers the night before). Overall, this was a great read about a great football player and icon/legend. He will always be remembered for his cannon arm and tendency to improvise (and, often, make ill-advised throws).

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