Longtime Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre will always be remembered as one of the fiercest competitors in NFL history—that’s what happens when a dude starts 297-straight regular season games and set and/or holds numerous passing records.
As good as the Ol’ Gunslinger was at firing the fucking pigskin, though, Favre was every bit as good at joking around—and he recently talked about the cruelest prank he would pull on his Packers teammates.
“When it got extremely cold and guys had to park outside in the outside parking lot,” Favre said. “We would go unlock their cars because it was gated. We’d go out and get into someone’s car and we would move it to the far end of the parking lot and leave it running with the air conditioning on. So when we got out, we would take like a cup of water and we’d throw it on the door and it couldn’t open. When they finally were able to get in, it would be — as you could imagine it’s 30 degrees, 0 degrees, whatever outside — it was even cooler inside. That was a cruel prank, though, in Green Bay.”
That’s just downright mean, if you ask me. Especially when considering the frigid temperatures in Green Bay from November through January.
While cruel as hell to get the best of a teammate like that, Favre did talk about the importance of having fun as a pro football player, which is something else he’ll always be remembered for doing.
“I always did it in fun because, in all honesty, I think when you watch my career you saw a guy who had a tremendous amount of fun and passion for playing,” Favre said. “On and off the field, in the locker room and on the bus rides to the stadium, on the flights back. To me, I could not believe they were paying me to do what I was doing. There would be guys who’d seem so miserable, and I could not figure it out. I always tried to do my best to keep it as lighthearted as possible.”
One of the most ultimate bro athletes in history, Favre was nothing but a big kid out there.