You saw the title of this post and no doubt thought it was going to be yet another love note to Drew Brees. Well, you couldn't be more wrong. If you read this blog with any regularity, you may have noticed I have a slightly off-kilter sense of humor. One of my favorite funny movies of all time is the origin of that title, There's Something About Mary, the seminal (and semen-al) 1998 Farrelly brother's comedy. Amongst the great gags in that film is that one of Mary's ex-boyfriends is quarterback Brett Favre.
What I found out this week is that Brett was the third choice to play the ex, which is hard to imagine since he fits the role so well (not to mention the brilliant murdering Ben Stiller does of his name). Okay, so who was the second choice?
Steve Young, whose Mormon upbringing wouldn't allow him to be in such a risque film. No caffeine, weird underpants, and boring movies. Wuss. So who was the first choice?
Would you believe Drew Bledsoe?
I mean, it makes sense in the grand scheme of things, the Farrelly brothers are New England born and bred after all. Turns out one of the more ridiculous moments in Drew's turbulent Patriots history kept him from accepting the role, which is too bad because if anyone could have used a little joyful tidbit in his past, it is Drew. As it is now all anyone remembers him for is failing miserably in the Super Bowl and for nearly getting killed (seriously) by Mo Lewis which led to the rise of Tom Brady. Oh, what might have been.
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