If you happen to be a Packers fan who is sick and tired of hearing about Brett Favre(notes), and you’re thinking of joining the National Guard and going overseas to get away from it all, stop. It’s not going to work. The detainees in Baghdad are going to be just as vicious as the Vikings fans you know.
A Wisconsin National Guard unit charged with keeping watch over detainees in Baghdad decided to put up Packers colors and logos all around the camp. The prisoners noticed, started asking questions and suddenly, Favre became an unwitting ally.
From 620WTMJ’s Jay Sorgi (subbing in for the injured Waylon Manning):
“They know Favre by name,” said First Lieutenant Tim Boehnen, who is from New Richmond, Wis.
“One of the big words they know now is shenanigan. They’ll constantly talk about ‘Favre shenanigans,’ ‘He’s so good for the Vikings,’ and ‘The Packers have got to really feel bad about that one.’ “
[…] “They obviously then started up the conversations, and started talking about Brett Favre. They soon learned about Favre going to the Vikings, and things just started going downhill from there.”
In retaliation, I think our troops should make the detainees watch ESPN’s Week 4 Monday Night Football contest between the Vikings and Packers, including pre- and post-game shows. They’ll never want to mention Favre again.
That’s gotta be one of the funniest stories of all time.