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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: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2010 9:10 pm

Selfish Favre emerges again

Prisco is the biggest friggen retard on the net. Prisco is just a loser tool that is and always has been a Favre hater. He can't stand anyone that is good at his job and gets along with everyone that he works with. Prickso is hated by his co workers laughed at by everyone else and he just can't stand it. Well Pete it won't be long before they fire you at CBS and it will be all of us who will be the better for it. 

Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2010 9:09 pm

Selfish Favre emerges again

If the Vikings do not have a backup plan, then they have no one to blame but themselves.  Favre can't go on forever.  It is only a matter of time until his retirement is real.  Maybe now, but surely soon.

Since: Aug 26, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2010 9:04 pm

Selfish Favre emerges again

Amazing how you turn this story into nothing. You are better off going to CNN's site if you want.

Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: August 3, 2010 9:00 pm

Selfish Favre- STUPID Prisco!!

Favre has earned the right to do whatever he wants--   And if you don't like it PRISCO- the worst writer in the history of sports reporting-- then-- DON'T WRITE ABOUT IT!  Moron!

Since: Oct 30, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2010 8:54 pm

Selfish Favre emerges again

Badgers Alum - great job !  Looks like someone actually understands.  We'll see Brett in camp around August 20th.  No one from Vikings' management has asked for anything more.  Should be another great year for the Vikings!

Since: Feb 22, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2010 8:49 pm

Selfish Favre emerges again

If he is indeed retired and, i mean really retired, not the Favre retired till camp is over thing, I for one will miss him. I 'll miss the almost certain interception on the most crucial play of a playoff game (assuming the vikes make it). I'll miss the crocodile tears when he appologizes for letting his team down. And most of all I'll miss another off -season of wondering wether or not he'll retire again

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2010 8:49 pm

Selfish Favre emerges again

I would bet 10-1 that he intended(or intends to play).  This time an injured ankle will be why he cannot.  Not whether he can or cannot make up his mind.Yes, the last few seasons have been a joke but tell me the media isnt the fuelbehind most of it.  Every year someone comes out with some story about whyhe will or will not play.  
Would it have been better for Minnesota to know this earlier?  Sure, but thatshouldnt have stopped them from drafting a QB one way or the other.  If Favre would have come back this year, it certainly would have been his last.Then they could have handed the reins over to a QB in his second seasonthat had the opportunity to learn from one of the greats.  
Yes, Favre's maybe I should, maybe I shouldnt play thing in the past was flatout silly.  If he doesnt come back because of an injury, that seems completelydifferent.  Either way, If your a team that throws all your eggs in one 40 yearold basket and a retirement ruins your season, you can take some of that blamefor not having any sort of back up plan.

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2010 8:42 pm

Selfish Favre emerges again

The Queens are weeners with or without the choke artist. They will lose no matter what. Their D line shoots drugs and hides behind their lawyers and then All Day Fumbler singlehandedly blows games. I don't think anyone takes the queens seriously, and for good reason. As for Farce? Zzz  The media's obsession with stroking his ego is beyond me. No doubt he's at home in his Care Bears Pjs tugging it to all the sites with his name all over their headlines. He loves this attention and witless sycophants encourage him. *Raspberry!!!* Sorry, but waffling half-men prima donnas do not earn respect in my book. Jog on, chump.

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2010 8:12 pm

Selfish Favre emerges again

Typical crap from Prisco -- and I'm a Cowboys fan. The Viking have known he could retire and should be preparing for that day. They would not have made it as far last season without him -- and he has more skins on the wall than Prisco could ever dream of.

Guys like Farve are the reason you have a job Picsco. Check your paystub -- then thank Farve.

Since: Jan 28, 2007
Posted on: August 3, 2010 7:57 pm

Selfish Favre emerges again







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