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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: May 17, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2010 1:46 am

Selfish Favre emerges again

Haven't you all figured it out yet?  These news sites make money just like their TV counterparts...advertising.  The more hits they get, the more money they can get from said advertisers.  So they purposely have guys like Prisco write controversial articles to get everyone to comment so they can wag the numbers in  potential advertisers faces to up the dollars.

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2010 1:42 am

Selfish Favre emerges again

Dez Bryant takes all kinds of crap for not creating "team unity" by carrying Roy Williams pads -- what does it do to team unity to have your "leader" skip all the hard work the rest of the team is putting in with his "I'm retired, not retired, maybe I'll play later" routine.  If you want to play, say so and get to camp and put in the work with all the other veterans sweating it out.  If you want to play and not go to camp, say so and if its okay with the Vikings (and your teammates) so be it; but at least let them know what is going on so they can plan for the season.  If  you're going to retire, retire, get it over with so every one, including the Vikings and your teammates can move on.

Balrog, you are on the mark too ! I've been saying that for years. But it's kind of management's fault too, because they let diva Favre dictate to them and have his way. As for retiring, I agree. The Vikings are now in trouble(again, somewhat of their own making) partly because of the waffling of Favre. The draft and big free agent QB signings are done and the Vikings are now desperate for a QB to keep their Super Bowl hopes alive. It certainly isn't Tavaris Jackson or Sage Rosenfels. Unless someone else emerges, Minnesota is looking at a 3rd-place finish, barely above Detroit, in the NFC North.

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2010 1:32 am

Selfish Favre emerges again

The reason people think Favre is selfish, and its not a tough argument, is because he waited until after training camp had already begun, until after McNabb and Bulger and others had found teams to be a part of. The guy has done way more than enough to prove to those of us that aren't starstruck by big time athletes that he is a pathological attention seeker who absolutely needs for people to be focused on him. For sure he could have said something even a few weeks ago along the line of "Hey team, my ankle isnt coming along as great as I was hoping, there is a chance I won't be playing this year" but instead he waits until training camp has opened to mention it.

Right on Jono ! By doing it this way he has virtually assured the Vikings and their fans of no chance at the Super Bowl this year. If he had spoken up sooner, the Vikings could have gone after McNabb or some other free agent QB. Maybe even a FA undrafted rookie. Now, the team's fortunes are in the hands of Tavaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels. That really scares the NFC North rivals and the rest of the NFL !

 I'd bet a million dollars that if he doesn't come back by Week 1, he'll wait until after their Week 4 bye just to change the story line up a bit. He'll wait maybe until they've lost a couple of their first games and then he'll be welcomed back as a hero and saviour in Week 5 to lead the team back to many victories and into the playoffs.

The same thing has crossed my mind too. I wouldn't be surprised. The guy can't stand being on the sidelines. If there is a way, the diva will find it.

Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2010 1:16 am

Selfish Favre emerges again

yeah, Favre threw another stupid ball, but don't try blaming it all on him.  What are you a Packers fan?  Read their site and you would think Favre alone lost every game Green Bay has lost in the last 20 years.  Try not to forget, 12 men on the field the play (or non-play) before, and how about the fact that Purple Jesus can't hang onto a football?  I suppose that was Favre's fault too.  Maybe the financial meltdown was because Favre was considering retirement.

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2010 1:11 am

Selfish Favre emerges again

You guys can criticize Prisco all you want, but I agree with him on one thing. I've seen this soap opera of Favre's before and the only way I'll believe he is truly retired is when the Vikings first four regular season games are in the books and Favre isn't there at QB. Come on people, you know as well as I do ! Favre could very well change his mind just as the Vikings last day of training camp is coming to an end. Yes, Prisco writes a lot of bad articles. But I'm with him here. Let's see the egomaniac stay retired once the season starts.

Since: Apr 5, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2010 1:05 am

Selfish Favre emerges again

Gotta agree. Not only has this prima dona wrecked "this" season possibly. But the future of the franchise as well? As you stated, they could've either gone after a free agent? Or worked a trade with a team like my dolphins, who have Tyler Thigpen on the roster. Not that I'd want miami to, I really think he has what it take's. I'm just generalizing. The fact is Farve has put the vikings in a bind. And though I'm not a vikings fan either. It kinda sucks for the fans of minnesota, but especially the players whose chance's are dwindling. But the "most" outrageous part is, had this been any other player like a Randy Moss, or a Ricky Williams? Wait Ricky "did" get blasted by the media. I guess you just can't call out the fair-haired "chosen one"? Yes! I'm alluding to certain social issue's. But please be sure this is "not" one sided. Just to set the record straight, and pardon the pun...Be fair, and balanced....I think Oakland should if they have'nt already? Take legal action against Jamarcus Russell...Breach of contract? Theft of services? Any number of thing's they might come up with? I'd have him paying lawyer fee's until he was "forced" to move back in with his mother. So please don't try to put anything "else" into my statement out here.

Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2010 1:03 am

Selfish Favre emerges again

prisco you write the worst articles imo. how is favre selfish. has favre said a single word this offseason? NOPE. did favre say he was retiring? NOPE. someone else leaked it to jokes like you to make something of it. have not heard a single thing from brett to confirm it or anything, nor did HE HIMSELF announce it. so prisco suck on this u fat fuck      

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2010 12:52 am

Selfish Favre emerges again

It is precisely what prompted the Packers to prepare and name Aaron Rodgers the starting quarterback. Brett Favre has exceded his contributions to the game and although he stood mighty high on the soap-box, complaining that the Packers did not put better players around him; they seem to be doing just fine without him, better in fact on the offense.

Watching the games he played against the Packers, I can't remember the last time the guy tried so hard to beat another team... which is to say that he had a whimsical approach to playing in the latter part of his tenure at Green Bay. Aaron Rodgers has the necessary intensity every game, and will prove to be the better quarterback when all is said and done.

So long Favre, we hardly knew ya.

Since: Apr 5, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2010 12:50 am

Selfish Favre emerges again

Though this may not be Farve related? Neither is you comment. You say pity? The "real" pity is people let GWB get us into two "unfunded" wars that your kid;s if you have any will be paying for. Long after you, and I are "both" gone. The pity is, not one questioned GWB when he was stripping regulation's with have led from mining disasters, to oil spills. The pity is, no one questioned GWB when he cut taxes for the "richest" among us, who in turn invested those savings in developing ( aka "cheap" labor ) nations. The pity is, "no" one questioned GWB when they should have. But that's okay, he and his ilk are sitting pretty. While you and I struggle with everyday life, while arguing which one of "us" is right in their beliefs....That's the "real" pity.

Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2010 12:45 am

Selfish Favre emerges again

For those who dont get it yet......This is a PLOY so he doesnt have to report to training camp...He will be there week one...Book it<br />As far as the media goes....You are all responsible for this...This makes "The Decision" look like a one hour infomercial..

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