Perhaps the surest sign yet that Brett Favre (aka The Orbiting and Ever-Present Brett Favre PR Death Star/Country Bear Jamboree) will forever be firmly entrenched in the Sports Meme Power Rankings is that his all-encompassing media exposure has now gone international. And we're talking "Wisconsin-National-Guard-camp-in-Iraq" kind of international.â†µ
According to a military official, detainees at a Wisconsin National Guard camp in Iraq are using Brett Favre as a manner of getting at the guard troops there.â†µ
"They know Favre by name," said First Lieutenant Tim Boehnen, who is from New Richmond, Wis.â†µ
"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.'"â†µ
Well played, detainees. No word though on whether or not they also rib the National Guard soldiers about their boyish enthusiasm and propensity to wear Wrangler jeans when not in uniform.