I was recently released from prison after spending seventeen years behind bars for a crime I prefer not to discuss on this medium. Needless to say, upon my release I had a lot of catching up to do. Movies and TV shows I'd missed, learning about fads that had come and gone, understanding the difference between HD-DVD and Blu-Ray, and most importantly, seeing what my beloved New York Jets had been up to.
I've been a diehard New York Jets fan (J-E-T-S Jets! Jets! Jets!) ever since my grandfather introduced me to them as a child. My buddy Tim was kind enough to record every Jets game on VHS while I was in the slammer, and I've recently had the time to sit down and watch those games.
A few weeks ago it was time for me to watch the 2008 season. Tim told me that I should read up on Brett Favre since he was going to be the new quarterback for the team heading into that season. I didn't know much about this Favre guy other than the fact that he used to play for the Atlanta Falcons, and later the Green Bay Packers, but I was anxious to learn as much as I possibly could about our "new" quarterback.
Because I was still new to this whole Internet thing, Tim ordered me the book, "Favre: The Total Package" from Amazon. It arrived just in time for me to read it before watching the 2008-season games.
I knew I was in for a treat as soon as I read the dust-jacket: "'Favre: The Total Package' paints the full picture of Brett Favre -- fan favorite and all-around great guy."
They weren't kidding -- the book was fantastic!
It featured essays from top sports writers, amazing photography, even a pricing guide for Favre memorabilia and collectibles (if you're into that sort of thing). The exclusive limited-edition hologram card of Brett Favre was a nice touch, too.
Since the book was published in 2008, before his season with the Jets, I wondered what else there was to learn about Favre since the 2008 season. Was he even still playing? Last I heard he had retired.
Curious to see if a second edition of "Favre: The Total Package" was now available, I took to Google to see what Favre had been up to recently, typing in "Brett Favre" and "total package."
Evidently, a Brett Favre biography published in 2008 is the best biography.