When Gregory E. Favre's cousin Brett was drafted into the NFL, he hoped that, finally, people would learn to pronounce their last name correctly. It didn't work out as he had hoped: the name is almost invariably pronounced "Farve" on television.
I knew Brett's grandfather, and his mom attended high school with my younger sister. But I left home long before he was born, and I've never met him. Nevertheless, I have been a great admirer of his talent and the fact that he always answers the opening whistle. He inspires others, as a great leader should. And he has never forgotten where he came from or the friends he grew up with.
I just wish he would tell everyone it's the "v" before the "r." [Link]