WATCH: Does Brett Favre Get A Pass Because He’s White?
Brett Favre gets away with a lot. From skipping training camp, to having his own private locker room, to sending pictures of little #4 to sideline reporters, The Gunslinger is afforded a certain amount of breathing room by the media. But is he given a pass because he’s white?
Parker and Skip Bayless debated the topic on “First Take” this morning, and for those of you who shudder at the thought of a racially-charged debate featuring Bayless, you can breathe (somewhat) easily: the conversation was actually quite gripping, as the show ventured into some surprisingly brave territory.
Among the questions discussed: whether Favre is seen by some sort of “savior” by white people in a league that is 72% black, whether his good old boy image hits a nerve with some black people, and whether a black quarterback would ever be afforded the same special treatment that Favre gets.