By now, you've no doubt heard the news that Brett Favre called Tony Romo on Tuesday and encouraged him to play with his broken finger. We managed to get a hold of the transcript of their call:
Brett: Hey, Tony. It's Brett. How's the gun slinging going?
Tony: Hey Brett. [sighs] You must have not heard ... I have a broken finger, so I'm gonna have to sit out the next four weeks.
Brett: A broken finger? So what? That shouldn't stop you from playing. Just go have some fun out there. You don't need five fingers for that.
Tony: Really? You think I should try to play?
Brett: Hell, I played with an entire shattered arm once in high school.
Tony: Wow! Really?? How could you still throw the ball accurately?
Brett: Ha. Who gives a crap? I'm Brett Favre. Whoever else was gonna come off the bench behind me couldn't gun sling like me, shattered arm or not. Now just pop some pills and get out there.
Tony: You don't think I'd hurt the team?
Brett: Dammit, Tony! Do you want to be like me or not? The team is not your concern. Most importantly, you want to look tough. And if you are like me, if you go a week without playing football you start getting nauseous and hallucinating. Tell pansy-arm Johnson to sit his 40-year old self back down and you get out there.
Tony: OK, I guess I'll try it!
Brett: You're darn right you'll try it! Just thinking about how much attention you are going to get for playing injured is making me excited. I'm gonna go slam my hand in the car door and play with it wrapped up in a pair of Wrangler Jeans. Later.
Numerous calls from Drew Bledsoe offering advice went unanswered.