Speaking of agents, I found a part of this NFL-related story odd. It's regarding Drew Brees asking his mother to stop using his image in her campaign commercials running for a spot on the Court of Appeals in Texas.
Drew Brees, who won a state football championship with Westlake High School in suburban Austin, said he got no response from his mother when he first heard about the ads and called her to ask that she stop using them. His agent sent her a letter Oct. 20 threatening legal action, he said.
He called his relationship with his mother "nonexistent" after it crumbled six years ago when he refused to hire her as his agent.
"Mom, did you line up the endorsement deal with Nike?"
"Yes, son, sit down and eat something before you go out. And put on a sweater. Preferably a Nike one."
"But Mom, the other quarterbacks don't wear sweaters."
"Well, the other quarterbacks are going to catch pneumonia and you won't."
"OK.... Mom, make sure that I don't get designated as the "franchise" player."
"Yes, dear. Have a good day at practice."