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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: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2010 7:55 pm

Selfish Favre emerges again

If favre does indeed stay retired, a BIG IF, guarantee Tarvaris jackson leads them to an 11-5 record and a playoff birth. He studied his ass off on the sideline with Favre all year last year, and when he played in place of favre during meaningless games he was great, and played extremely well replacing Gus frerotte the year before. The guy is ready to go and showcase his talent. Call me crazy but imo jackson will emerge as an above average QB, not saying pro bowl caliber, but definitely between 10th and 15th best

Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2010 7:54 pm

Selfish Favre emerges again

Favre is so damn selfish. How can he keep his fans from seeing that amazing stuff he does on the field?

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2010 7:40 pm

Selfish Favre emerges again

Why wait for Favre to say it himself? He said if himself for the last couple of seasons, even one with a boohoo teared up conferance, does it make a difference if Favre says it himself?  Past history says no.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2010 7:37 pm

Selfish Favre emerges again

I'm sorry, GW never had that luxury? I seem to recall anytime somoene said something bad about him, they got tossed. Dixie Chicks for example. Or they were considered unpatriotic

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2010 7:23 pm

Selfish Favre emerges again

Wow, Prisco said the Vikings were a Super contender. I bet if Favre comes back he'll sing a different story due to his dislike of the organization.

I've said it before and I'll say it again...Prisco, you are a hack! Easily the worst in the business!!!

Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2010 7:13 pm

What does Favre owe anybody?

Am I the only one how actually thinks that Favre has the right to do as he damn well pleases?  He has given way more to this billion dollar industry known as the NFL than he and his crippled body will ever get out.  If the man wants to wait until the last minute to decide his future, he has earned it. Better yet, he has BOUGHT it.  Does it force the Vikings to play out a hand they would have likely changed?  Sure!  But if Favre would have had a horrible season last year, do you think the Vikings would have said, "hey, come on back anyway.  We are going to put you FIRST and our organization second."  Give me a break.  This is a business to the teams of the NFL but to the players who lay their bodies on the line ever time they put the helmet on, it's way more than that.  

Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2010 6:58 pm

Selfish Favre emerges again

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

What did the Yankees have to do with paying for Shilling?

Since: Aug 3, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2010 6:09 pm

Selfish Favre emerges again

I find it hard to believe that Bears would have a problem with their QB being undecided if he executed like Favre did last year.I mean they put up with the Cutler debacle.Prisco has his favorites and Favre has never been one of them.My guess is Brett referred to him as "lil fella" when Pete asked for an interview.Predicable Petey strikes again.

Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: August 3, 2010 5:54 pm

Selfish Favre emerges again

You are completely ridiculous.  Rot in hell.

Since: Aug 3, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2010 5:42 pm

Selfish Favre emerges again

He will be playing by week 1. Dallas vs. Minnesota NFC Championship

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