The #5 FEIR lives in the moment, and for the moment.  Life is a game, and it’s meant for them to win, and have fun doing it.  They make you tired just by watching them, and their attention span tends to be a bit short.  Typically fearless, they often succeed in sports, and take risks that few other Brain Types would dare attempt.  As #5 Peyton Manning ironically once said describing the perfect QB, “I think I could describe the perfect quarterback. Take a little piece of everybody. Take John Elway‘s arm, Dan Marino‘s release, maybe Troy Aikman‘s drop-back, Brett Favre‘s scrambling ability, Joe Montana’s two-minute poise and, naturally, my speed.”  Without knowing it, Manning mentioned 6 quarterbacks with 1 thing in common … they are all #5 FEIRs.

Speaking of Brett Favre, and hilariously showcasing just how much #5s often don’t want to be tied down by details, a story came out recently about how Mr. Favre didn’t know what a “nickel defense” was, ever after having spent a few years in the league.  Brett finally got the courage to ask, and as the story goes, he went to fellow teammate Ty Detmer for help.

“Finally, I said, ‘I just gotta know.’ So I said, ‘Ty, I gotta ask you a question.’ And Ty was about as goofy as I was.
“He says, ‘What’s that?’
“I said, ‘What’s a nickel defense?’
“He gets real quiet. He says, ‘Are you serious?’
“‘Yeah, I’m serious.’
“He says, ‘Well, they basically take out a linebacker and bring in a DB.’
“I said, ‘That’s it?’
“He said, ‘That’s it.’
“I said, ‘Who gives a s–t?'”

What a typical #5 response!  Detmer also went on to say recently that Favre’s wasn’t too keen on the ways of the good o’l trusty playbook.  “It was the first time I’d been around anybody that just kind of winged it.  You could tell the first year he got to play, first year in Green Bay, Don Majkowski was the starter and [Favre] goes in, and he wasn’t great at remembering the formations … You had to know the formation for that play that week, and they changed it every week. You knew he didn’t really have a great grasp on the formations and didn’t really study them as hard as they needed to be studied to be able to call them every week. He was a genuine guy that loved playing the game, but didn’t really put a ton of time into it.”

Not all #5s necessarily “wing” sports this way, though this inherently is their natural bent unless guided by authority figures in their lives (i.e. Archie Manning,etc).  Brett Favre was a poster-boy quarterback #5 who succeeded by sheer talent.  As one journalist concluded, “All Favre did was parlay his freewheelin’ style into a 20-year career that included 24 postseason appearances and a Lombardi Trophy.”

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