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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: Jun 21, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2010 12:38 am

Selfish Favre emerges again

Every time there's any mention of Favre, idiot Prisco has to write the exact same article over and over again in the hope that Favre's media pull will help Prisco's popularity, which is non-existent.  Prisco, you are far more selfish than Brett Favre.  Get a life.  Write a different, worthwhile, intelligent story.  Give it a shot, see what happens.

Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2010 12:38 am

Selfish Favre emerges again

GWB didn't deserve the luxury...that bag of water and vinegar totalled the USA car and tossed Obama the keys....Baby Bush wrecked the car over and over for 8 years, it will take a while for a president that can actually read to fix it...

Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2010 12:04 am


The Vikings get what they deserve. To be fair, alot of teams would be better if they had Favre and they were one play (albeit a bad one from Favre) from the Superbowl. So I cant really blame them, however if he couldn't play they are a contender and would have gone after a starting QB. Maybe he has "earned the right" to decide to play or not, frankly you dont really need to be special to do that. But to hold an entire organization hostage makes him a Jerk. This is tired, have some class and make a decision.

Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2010 11:41 pm

If you ask me, which I know you're not...

He's Brett frickin Favre and he can do what he wants with HIS career.

Besides, he really was waiting to see how the ankle was doing - and the Vikings themselves are more than happy to give him all the time in the world.

He's earned it, and stories like this keep the press employed anyway so they shouldn't get so hateful.

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2010 11:30 pm

my bet

he stays retired until his ankle is better and comes back during the season so that his consective starts record keeps on ticking lol

Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: August 3, 2010 11:23 pm

Selfish Favre emerges again

You can`t really say Favre put Minnesota in a bind... It`s the stupidity of their management and ol`baldy that they didn`t prepare themselves. I don`t like thompson, but as soon as Favre was hinting toward retirement, what did he do... draft a QB. The Vikings knew it wouldn`t last more than a year or 2 at the most. So, they only have themselves to blame for not being ready for this day. Minnesota could have gotten a quality back up last year. So, lets just stop this nonsense about Favre putting them in a bind, or holding them hostage.

Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2010 11:17 pm

Selfish Favre emerges again

If the media would just leave the issue alone, it would be a non-issue wouldn't it?  But no, all of the idiot writers have to try beaitng each other to the punch and all wind up making "donkeys" of themselves.  When the man retires, he'll retire!!!  The Vikings are fine with him staying home for a while, cutting his lawn and shooting armadillos ... too bad the media isn't.

Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: August 3, 2010 11:16 pm

Selfish Favre emerges again

. 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

HA HA HA HA, Nice try Prisco!!!! Yeah, its ESPN's fault that Favre gets air time and internet pub. When's the last time CBS ever talked about Favre??? Oh wait, you just did... as well as EVERY OTHER CBS NFL reporter!!! Do you really think we're as dumb as Brett Favre thinks you reporters are?

Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2010 10:59 pm

Selfish Favre emerges again

There is nothing selfish about it.  A selfish man, would have taken the 12 million, and somehow got through the season.  If there was any chance Favre thought he could duplicate his efforts from last year, he would be there.  Favre may be some things, but selfish; come on Pete!  Go Vikes!

Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2010 10:57 pm

Selfish Favre emerges again

Take that stuff to the Drudge Report, this is a sports site. 

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