So I'm watching Sunday night's Minnesota-Green Bay game when I had to excuse myself from the television.
I needed a towel -- to wipe off the drool coming out of the TV from the mouth of Cris Collinsworth.
The Brett Favre love-romp was making me sick. Collinsworth might be brought up on charges of love stalking. That's how bad it was.
Favre was in the midst of a quarterback meltdown that would have lead to nasty verbiage if his name were any other, but all we heard was the usual Favre-the-gunslinger talk.
It got me to thinking: Why do some guys get free passes and others don't?
Let's be candid here: Favre hasn't been very good. Do I take more shots at him than most? You bet, but somebody has to do it.
If not, we might be waiting to hear from the Catholic Church about a new saint.
The reality is he's far from that as his little scandal shows. But that's not what this is about. This is about football, and right now he's not playing well.
He has 10 interceptions for the season, including one that was returned for a touchdown against the Packers and another that set up another score at point-blank range.
But all we hear after the game is how he limped his way to an almost-comeback victory. Did anyone but me notice the big play on the potential winning drive was a short dump pass that Adrian Peterson turned into a big play?
Maybe you were all too smitten like some others. Favre's theatrics with his ankle must have made DeNiro proud.
When he was scrambling around making throws, there was no limp. When he threw the pick, he walked like a 90-year-old man.
Did the same thing with the tendon in his arm a few weeks back in New York.
He's more drama queen than Lady Gaga.
Some thought it scandalous when Vikings coach Brad Childress said after the Green Bay game that he considered benching Favre. Scandalous? Why wouldn't he have at least considered it?
Now comes word that Favre has fractures in his ankle. He's in a boot. The drama lives on.
If it were that bad, why didn't he come out? It was more Favre selfishness.
As for Allen, he has one sack in six games. Chad Clifton ate him up Sunday night. He hasn't been close to the same player he's been in recent years.
Yet he gets a pass, too.
Why, because he's good pals with a lot of people in the media, the laugh-it-up guy who is always quick with a joke.
Here's a joke that isn't funny: Minnesota is 2-4. If they lose this week at New England in the Randy Moss Bowl, their season might be over.
If that happens, some expect Favre to pack it in with all his injuries, real or imagined. He might just decide to shut it down.
At least then I won't need to keep a towel close to wipe of the constant drool of the announcers who do his games.