Friday, March 07, 2008

Brett Favre Cries At Retirement Press Conference

Watch this and tell me what you think? Is this macho man being a weenie or is he just in touch with his feminine side?



Some people think that his crying is symbolic of the feminization of the culture. You tell me.

Brett's tears indicate
That men are more comfortable expressing their emotions and that's a good thing.
That men have become feminized and that's a bad thing.
  
pollcode.com free polls

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tears were flowing in my house as well, from my toolbelt wearing husband!

Melissa Clouthier said...

Well, I like Brett Favre, and as I can be a complete sissy sometimes, maybe I would have cried if I saw it in real time. But, I've talked about it before, public displays of emotion make me uncomfortable. But, hell, I'm repressed. :)

Anonymous said...

Sometimes it is nice seeing a man cry.

Sister Honey Bunch said...

He needed me there to comfort him.

Melissa Clouthier said...

Sister,

That's EXACTLY what Brett needs. Don't you just love his Southern drawl. And I think it's easier to take his emotion because he's a complete badass on the field.

Still and all, I can't imagine Tom Landry crying. There does seem to be a generational shift. Does helping with the kids and being a more involved dad make for more emotions? Assuming, of course, Brett is that kind of man, too.

Anonymous said...

Do you think that he is being forced out? and thats why so emotional?

David said...

From reading of Civil War memoirs, it wasn't at all uncommon (or considered inappropriate) for men to cry in those days.

Melissa Clouthier said...

David,

Were they crying over the loss of life?

I don't think it is necessarily a big deal to cry over the retirement or feminine for that matter. His tears do seem to indicate a cultural change.

MaxedOutMama said...

Men do cry. I don't think this is him being female. I think men are at least as emotional as females but less in tune with their emotions, and that he was caught by surprise entirely. If they're prepared they do better with the stoicism thing.

I sure wish I looked as cute as he did when I cry!

David Marcoe said...

It's not that real men don't cry. It's that they don't cry over trivial things. When a manly man cries, it's something that's brought him to his knees; grief, despair, joy. When you watch it, it's like the cracking of the world, because it's almost violent in its release.

Melissa Clouthier said...

David Marcoe,

I like your phrase "cracking of the world". There have been a few men in my life who have given me the honor of crying in my presence. It always feels sacred because it's so rare.

Susan said...

Brett Favre doesn't strike me as the type of guy who cries often, so give the guy a break.

Yeah, you can call him a weenie if you want to but I think it showed some vulnerability and that I think makes other men uncomfortable.

I think he is a class act.

sandy said...

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H e l l o . . . N i c e . . . B l o g . . . P U S H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .