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Selfish Favre emerges again

Posted on: August 3, 2010 3:05 pm
Edited on: August 3, 2010 3:07 pm
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BOURBONAIS, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears, like the rest of us, will believe Brett Favre is retired when he doesn't take the field on opening day.

"No until then," Bears linebacker Lance Briggs said. "When that happens, then I might belive he isn't playing."

Word leaked out in typical Favre fashion Tuesday -- hey, he can keep himself in the news for a while -- when it was reported that Favre told teammates and the Vikings coaches that he was planning to retire.

Again.

This tired, played-out story is vintage Favre. The word this time is that he doesn't feel his body will hold up, that an ankle he hurt in the NFC Championship Game loss to the New Orleans Saints hasn't responded.

Want to bet he changes his mind after the Vikings break camp?

Favre has once again proved his selfishness. Why didn't he do a better job rehabbing his ankle? Why wasn't the surgery sooner? Why didn't he let the Vikings know sooner?

The man is all about Favre.

If this were another player, that player would be getting torched. Instead we have a four-letter network that fawns over his every move like a schoolgirl who sees one of those teen idols from a vampire movie.

Nobody says a word. More precisely: The word.

Selfish.

I asked a couple of Bears players off the record if they felt they could handle having a player do what Favre has done on their team.

Nobody bit.

That would be like criticizing the President it seems. You just don't do it -- except in private.

I bet you there is plenty of anti-Favre talk inside locker rooms all over this league, even in Minnesota. Good luck getting anybody to say it.

If Favre is indeed retired, it leaves the Vikings in a quandary at quarterback. Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels are the guys. That means the Vikings will go from Super contender to hopeful wild-card team.

How's that season opener look now at New Orleans? Think NBC would want that game is they knew Favre wasn't playing?
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Then again, maybe he will be there. After all, he's the flip-flop king. And we know how he loves keeping his name in the news.

If he is retired, why not just come out and say it? Have a press conference -- again. Have tears roll down his face. Talk about the emptiness of leaving.

But just leave.

You aren't bigger than the game, although some of his former teammates will tell you Favre acted at times as if he was.

If he's gone, the Packers will be the favorite to win the NFC North, with the Bears becoming more a factor.

"We just have to worry about us, no matter who's playing quarterback for the other team," Briggs said. "It's not our concern."

Hey, Lance. Wait a second. Brett wants to make sure it's all of our concern.

Just wait until the next texts leak out that he's feeling better.

Can hardly wait.

 


 

 


 

 

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Category: NFL
Tags: Brett Favre
 
Comments

Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: August 3, 2010 4:14 pm
 

Selfish Favre emerges again

Right on reg1979.



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: August 3, 2010 4:12 pm
 

Selfish Favre emerges again

I couldn't disagree more with this article.

Green Bay Packer let Favre play this game for a few years then they said enough. They said you are now retired as you told us and we don't care that you changed your mind. They stuck with their new guy and got rid of a legend. GOOD for them.

Then the Jets took a risk but not really. They put Favre in there for one year and then drafted what they hope is a future superstar QB.

Then comes the Vikings. They don't draft a QB that can take over. They bet the whole farm on this one guy that for the last 4-5 years have played the retirement game. Everyone knew Favre would play this game and at some point he is actually going to retire. As long as teams are willing to play his games the fault lies with them. Why would Favre do things any other way when he gets paid very handsomely doing things this way.

Schilling did the same thing - no difference and the Yankees had not problems paying for it.

I applaud Green Bay Packers for sticking with Rodgers when Favre tried to return to them. The Vikings are just getting exactly what they signed up for.




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2010 4:07 pm
 

Selfish Favre emerges again

FiveX you are a clown... Incase you have not noticed you cannot buy world series titles. Just because the NY Yankees re-invest in thier club and fans you call that buying a championship? The core 4 is responsible and they are home grown. Get over it dude, sorry whatever losers you root for pocket the cash  & luxury tax money they get from teams like the Yankees.
The Yankees win or lose will always be champions. Pride in pinstripes Mo-Fo.



Since: Jun 24, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2010 4:05 pm
 

Selfish Favre emerges again

HILARIOUS!

your post was a better read than the story!

news flash for Prisco: Farve being selfish is NOT NEWS, all legit NFL fans have already known this since Farve-gate first hit with the Packers. Also, the comments from Lance Briggs are not news worthy either.
He doesnt have anything specific to say about Farve, he says they arent worried about what other teams are doing, only what their team is doing.

Holy Cow!, I wonder how many players would have said something different?
I promise no one on any defense that would be playing Farve this year will talk any smack, cause none of them want him to come back to prove another point that doesnt need to be proven: Great DEF + Great Run game + Great OFF and DEF lines = Easy to be a QB.

Farve, get over yourself, Prisco, please add some actual content into your articles, Badger Alum, keep the funny coming!



Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: August 3, 2010 4:05 pm
 

Selfish Favre emerges again

This has to be one of the most douche bag articles I have read leading into the season.  Favre tells the Vikings in private that he is retiring because an injury hasn't responded the way he hoped it would.  This goes right along with what Favre has been saying the entire off season.  Yet this DB wants to make Favre out to be selfish and need headlines.  Wake up pal.  Favre simply informed his team that he is retiring.  He didn't air an hour special on ESPN to announce it.  He told the team privately.  You know, the way business is supposed to get done.  If this writer is so insulted that Favre continues to get headlines and he is so tired about it then please explain why he wrote this article.  Like nothing else is going on that he can't write about.  NAH, the fact is he is writing about Favre because Favre makes headlines that people run to to read.  If everyone runs to read it then how tired is the story...really??  If Favre is in fact done then congrats to him for a remarkable career.  If he has a change of heart and comes back at the end of camp then good for him.  I will certainly enjoy watching another year of Favre on Sundays if that is the case.  Either way I really don't care what Favre does or why.  I actually have a life and Favre's retirement impacts me very very very very little.



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2010 3:59 pm
 

Selfish Favre emerges again

This is simply about Albert Haynesworth, he has been getting all the news attention for being a slob and Farve is jealous.  So do what Farve does, get out a quick story about his retirement so he can regain the news spotlight especially with ESPN who I can barley stand to watch anymore because of their bias nature.



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2010 3:59 pm
 

Idiot Prisco Emerges Again!

Wow Pete you are absolutely the worst sportswriter in the country. If he anounced he was coming back you'd say the exact same thing. You are a hypocrite. I cannot stand your articles, your writing style, your ideas, the subject of your articles or the non journalistic approach you have. Stick to the facts and leave the analysis to people who are qualified, oh wait you have no use for facts you just make them up! No need to fact check a Prisco article, there is no verifiablility.

Favre had the ankle surgery to see if he could feel good enough to play

Favre has been throwing the ball and working out in the off-season

Favre is admitting to himself that his body cannot go on anymore

Did you slam Merril Hoge for retitring? How about Emmitt Smith or Michael Irvin? How about Sterling Sharpe or Priest Holmes, were they also being selfish when they announced that their bodies had had enough?

You are an idiot, you should have been fired years ago. You have less legitimacy than Bill O'reilly, you epitomize everything they teach you not to do in journalism school.

Pathetic.



Since: Oct 13, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2010 3:56 pm
 

Selfish Favre emerges again

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I am sure there are articles from last year's offseason, and the one before that of you bad mouthing Brett Favre.  We know how you feel - we have read it many, many times.  How about you muster up some creativity and write something original, rather than rehashing the same tired rhetoric we have all read on several different occasions.

Considering that Brad Childress and Ryan Longwell (Favre’s well documented best friend on the team) haven’t heard anything about the retirement perhaps you, your employer and many other entities should hold off on calling this news.  Right now it is merely speculation.  You have nothing to confirm it outside of “sources”.  Sources are regularly proven wrong.  Then again, one wouldn’t expect a hack like yourself to actually try to base anything on actual facts.



Since: Oct 14, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2010 3:54 pm
 

Selfish Favre emerges again

That's the most ridiculous thing I've read all month, Epur.



Since: Jun 5, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2010 3:53 pm
 

You're In Your Own Little World

Only a clueless sports fanatic could say "That would be like criticizing the President it seems. You just don't do it -- except in private.". Do you read anything besides the sports section? Listen to anything besides sports talk? Watch anything besides ESPN? The President gets hammered mercilessly. Your obliviousness would just be sad if you 1. didn't vote; and 2. didn't express an opinion or complain about anything political. However my guess is you clueless people who only pay attwention to sports still vote, utter lack of relevant knowledge be damned. And you still piss and moan, even though you don't know your ass from your elbow.


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