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Selfish Favre emerges again

Posted on: August 3, 2010 3:05 pm
Edited on: August 3, 2010 3:07 pm

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.


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.


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?
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.






Category: NFL
Tags: Brett Favre
Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2010 9:36 am
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Since: Jul 11, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2010 7:32 am

Selfish Favre emerges again

Haha, Prickso-I called him that too, bummer I thought I was being clever and original but you beat me too it, props. And yeah, regardless of how you feel about favre (personally I love the guy as a person no less a player) there's no denying Prissyco is a Favre-hater and the biggest disgrace to literature since the author of the Twilight saga.

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2010 7:05 am

Selfish Favre emerges again

Wow.  Was this written in crayon?  Tring to link your hatred of the President with an athelete's POSSIBLE decision to retire.  Tell us oh wise one- would the Vikings have had the season they did last year without Farve? The columnist, and I use the word loosely, suddenly has insight into how hard he tried to rehabilitate his ankle?   This guy has played a record number of consecutive games  and some non athelete with a chip on his shoulder tells us he should have tried harder to get ready ?  Based on what besides your clear hatred of the man?  I've never been a Packer  or Viking fan, but only an idiot can't see that those two franchises reached new levels of success because of this guy.  Sure the retirement thing has been a joke, but don't confuse that with a lack of effort  or success on the field.

Since: Jul 11, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2010 6:31 am

Selfish Favre emerges again

Prisco, more like Prickso, the man is a shoddy "journalist": (I use the term journalist with all contempt) had it out for Favre forever; judging by his example and "resources" with the Bears players, the man is a Chicago fan, which explains is egregious biased view of Favre. Favre never assured the Vikings he was coming back next year, the man is 40 and a quarterback in the NFL for 19 years, straight, and his injuries have been getting worse for the past couple seasons. I'm not saying he's not being selfish, but it's no worse than what any other players are doing these days (Revis anyone?) especially unproven rookies who holdout for record contracts (Suh, Crabtree, etc.), the man is one of the greatest qbs of all time; the vikings could have gone after mcnabb if they wanted, why not trade favre for mcnabb, Andy Reid worked with him on the Packers for years I'm sure he would love to have him. Also, I'm sure the Beaars players who said they would not put up with this would think a lot differently if Favre was their qb instead of cutler, and they actually made it to the playoffs for a change. Thank you Prisco for the always enlightening and resourceful material, keep up the good work, someday you'll be writing for SI instead of cbssports, perhaps after the zombie apocalypse.

Since: Dec 16, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2010 3:14 am

Selfish Favre emerges again

Why do you have to bring politics into this discussion? Especially when your head is in the sand? Pulitzer Prize, Chicago Olympic Bid, Birth Certificate, BP Oil Spill, Health Care Reform, Iraq War, Afghanastan War, Financial Regulation, Don't Ask Don't Tell - I could go on and on with examples of when THIS President was widely criticized. And then I could read a list ten times as long for when GWB wasn't criticized but should have been.  But facts don't mean anything to a Conservative Republican Tea Bagger these days.

Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2010 2:45 am

Selfish Favre emerges again

Hows it Bretts fault that the media jumps all over every rumor about him retiring going on 5 years now.. Farve didnt tell espn and the NFL network to talk about some unknown source all day long, they just cant help themselves. And the Vikes knew what they were getting into last season he gave them a great chance at winning it all and if AP doesnt have his worst game ever they probably do. So if they choose and yeah I said the key word in this whole thing Choose..the right to choose for Favre and the choice the Vikes made this and last season to wait for Brett either way. They could have signed Mcnabb and said fuck brett but obviously if they dont get him back they are ready to move foward with Jackson and the rest of their young very talented team..So hold your pity for children and fools these are grown men and they all make their own choices.

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2010 2:39 am

Selfish Favre emerges again

I think you win, Epur, for being themost cleless one responding to this article.

Since: Apr 14, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2010 2:08 am

Selfish Favre emerges again

if the mans ankle truly has not responded, in his frustration he might tell a friend, hes considering retirement, as an athelete who wants to give 100% this is a completely acceptable response. the fact that favre watch continues to be the the medias favorite obsession is the MEDIAS fault, they are the ones desperate to find a story where one may or may not actually exist. you guys wait with baited breath to take a shot one way or the other eveyrtime the man opens his mouth or in the case sends a text,  the media and yourself are responsible for this soap opera, and you make a living  writing lame ass articles like this judging and condemning at the drop of a hat... we know what Brett did wth his career, and  like a good bottomfeeder, this is what you do with yours. i hope thats a nice paycheck you get for writing this kind of crap

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2010 1:54 am

Selfish Favre emerges again

"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"

Big difference, none of these guys, that I recall "retired" and then "unretired" two previous times.  None of these guys played the "will he or won't he" game year after year in an apparent effort to avoid training camp.  When there were done, they were done and gave their teams plenty of advance notice of their retirement so plans could be made.  Nobody is slamming Favre for retiriing....or not is the waffling and timing of his decisions that are rubbing people the wrong way, that's all.  Want to play -- great, you know where camp is, lets get to work.  Retiring -- the good teammate would give his team time to make better alternate plans at QB than Sage Rosenfels and Tavarius Jackson.

Exactly ! The constant waffling between retiring and unretiring is what makes people slam Brett ! And yes, then when it is apparent that the timing of this helps him avoid training camp, it further creates animosity toward him in the eyes of many. The timing of this "retirement" leaves Minnesota in a huge mess. But the Vikings are at fault too. They should have had a Plan B. Green Bay had a Plan B and stuck to it by telling Favre to take a walk. Now Aaron Rodgers has Green Bay rolling. Minnesota has serious issues and questions. Better stock up on the aspirin !! 

Since: Jan 14, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2010 1:51 am

Selfish Favre emerges again

  Hey Prisco suck just as bad as that hack Jay "Egg on my face" Glazer , the whole thing is BS and you idiots and talking heads report it as FACT . You are a joke as a writer and really should reconsider a career move , like jumping on cars and squeeging windshields for a $1 are qualified for that.

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