As you’ve been able to tell, we’re staunch supporters of Conan O’Brien. You’ve probably also noticed we like to straddle that fine line between sports and pop culture in our articles. So it should come as no surprise that I came up with this comparison amid a conversation last night with Ciaran, a fellow frumpster. It dawned on me that Jay Leno changing his mind about retiring from late night television closely mirrors Brett Favre deciding(multiple times) he wasn’t ready to retire from the NFL.
Brett leaned towards retiring, actually retired, then came back and in doing so altered the careers of Aaron Rogers of the Packers, Chad Pennington of the Jets, and the two headed monster of Tarvaris Jackson/Sage Rosenfels of the Vikings. Jay Leno announced retirement, changed his mind and came back and is now in the process of altering the careers of Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, and the often forgotten about Carson Daly. Continue reading after the FRUMP for more on my comparison as well as funny-man Patton Oswalt’s feelings toward Jay Leno after all this mess.
(image via Mike)