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Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Posted on: August 17, 2010 4:58 pm

What more is there to write about the Brett Favre saga?

He was always coming back to play. Did you ever doubt it? I don't care what he said about his injured ankle and the other things he used as excuses for not being with the Vikings. He was always going to play, and it was always going to be after two-a-day practices.

The man knows what he's doing.

He's pretty darn calculating for a player who comes across as a good, old country boy.
Favre walks to his own beat, which sounds like this:

Do-Re-Mi -- only without the Do and the Re.

Can he still play? Probably. Does he give the Vikings the best chance to win? Absolutely.

That's why teammates Steve Hutchinson, Jared Allen and Ryan Longwell all went to Mississippi imploring him to return, which he appears ready to do.

Even with Farve's selfish ways, players can turn a blind eye to all that if they think he can help them win.

Bottom line is that players don't care about contracts, holdouts, off-the-field issues, rape allegations, steroid abuses. All they care about is two things: Money and winning, with money having a good lead.

If Rae Carruth could get out of jail and help a team, they'd welcome him. If Plaxico Burress walked out his cell a free man today, and could help a team, they'd open their arms to him. If O.J. Simpson could still run .... OK, so maybe not that one.

But you get the point.

Favre is no different. He can help the Vikings, which is why his teammates can turn give him a pass for his selfish ways.

What happens if the Vikings don't win it all? He came back last year, they sold their souls, and they didn't win.

Getting to the playoffs and winning a playoff game isn't what this is about. It's about winning a Super Bowl.

Anything less, and it's a failure.

The Vikings are selling their souls for a 40-year-old passer who had his last passes in the playoffs intercepted, ending two team's Super Bowl chances.

So go ahead, Vikings players, coaches, fans and even those media members who slobber over No. 4's every move. Sell your soul.

Just remember you did if there is no ring come next February and he's back on the farm riding that damn tractor.




Category: NFL
Tags: Brett Favre

Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2010 2:48 pm

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Dude, you don't know Favre at all, so chill.  All anyone knows is that he's an old guy that loves the game, but because of his age he has had to take a lot of time to mull it over and see how his body feels for the past 4 years.  Nobody cares except the media because they are losers.

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2010 2:39 pm

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Pure irony.
You criticize him for doing what everyone knew he would do and your criticism is what you are annoyed with.  Yours and the other 50000 sports "reporters" that chased him around a HS football field for the past 3 months saying "Will he?  Won't he? How's the ankle?"

You jacka$$es made the story not him.  I knew in May when he had surgery he didn't want to go to training camp...or he would have had surgery in March.

Quit being the problem and magically watch it go away.

Since: Feb 9, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2010 2:07 pm

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Favre makes the Vikings a much better team, but at what cost? Your telling the two guys that have to back him up that they are not good enough to lead this team. Its the same situation that the Redskins put JCam through last year. You cant tell a guy that he isn't qualified then expect him to be a leader. What happens if Favre reinjures his ankle? Who wants to take a job where the guys on your team, the leaders, skipped camp to go and convince another QB that he was the only guy who could lead the team to greatness? I'm not wishing any evil on the Vikings, I expect them to be right back in the NFC Championship game again this year, but when are they going to find a long term solution? In my own humble opinion, nobody is going to want to play QB for them if they keep bringing Favre back.

Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2010 1:50 pm

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Again, CBS and all media for that matter, is stupid.  Everyone knew Brett was going to play this year.  Why so shocked?  By skipping most of training camp, he did what was best for a 40 year old body to make it through a grueling NFL season and he did it with the coaches and Vikings ownership's permission.  To compare that with rapist, steroids, etc etc...Pete...go write about badmitton or something.  Good luck to Favre and the Vikings.

Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: August 18, 2010 1:49 pm

Favre : the greatest VIkes QB ever??

imo, there is no soul selling here.. 
being a vikes fan for about 35 years, i think after just one season, as far aq vikes qb's go, i would rank brett way ahead of brad johnson, daunte culpepper, jeff george, tommy kramer, and joe kapp; also ahead of  warren moon (vikes career only) and randall cunningham (he had 1 great yr also, but only b/c no one knew yet to double moss).. 
i would even think about putting him ahead of my childhood idol, fran tarkenton..but his career w/ min was so long and he took them to 3 sb's, so at this point just slightly below him (if brett wins sb this year though, then he is #1 all time vikes qb in my book, no doubt).. 
he had such magical of a season and effect on the whole minn fan base..
with a lockout likely next year, the window of opportunity is right now, and for me there would be no excuse NOT to go after brett with full force..
...all this from a former favre hater!...
go brett!! skol vikes!!!!!!

Since: Jun 18, 2010
Posted on: August 18, 2010 1:44 pm

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

For someone who writes about NFL football, you sure do seem to despise the players that are giving you things to write about. Fans get sick of hearing about Brett Favre, Lebron James, Tiger Woods, but the Media, and guys like yourself, just beat the horse to death until I just turn the channel each time the subject comes up. Sure, I think at this point most of us assumed that Brett Favre was coming back, even with the excuses, yet the Media continues reporting it daily. if anyone should be sick of it, it should be the people reading and hearing about it, not you, the person writing it every day for a living. If anything, you should be grateful for Brett Favre being such a drama queen, what else would you be writing about? I mean, god forbid we go out of our way to find a story about an NFL player who's doing something good or has a cool background story, lets just keep reporting the same tired a** stories about Brett Favre. You are as guilty as he is.

Brett Favre is getting old, why the hell would he want to be at practice in the heat? at two a day practices? He proved to Minnesota last season that he could come in on short notice and have a career season, why should they assume that this year would be any different? Is it right in comparison to what other players are expected? No, but the man could just as easily retire and let them find somebody better, which Minnesota obviously cannot seem to do. If they come to his town banging on his front door asking him to come back, how is he the bad guy there? I'm just as sick as the next guy about hearing about Brett Favre and if he's coming back or not the past few seasons, but the bottom line is that you have to respect what the man can do on the field, whether you respect him as a person or not. If he was that bad or selfish of a person, these guys wouldn't be begging him to come back to the team for another season. Brett Favre isn't a bad person, he's just getting old, he's beat up, he's proven everything he can prove on the field, if the man wants to play under his conditions at this point in his career then who the hell are we to judge him? If he won the Superbowl last season, the people who love to crucify him each off season would be the first ones sucking his ****.

Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: August 18, 2010 1:30 pm

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Like when Favre threw away the Vikes chances for a Super Bowl last year in New Orleans with his amateurish last second interception?
Or when he did the same thing in Green Bay vs. the Giants in OT?
Farve is a collosal jerk.  He cares about himself and himself only.  Crotch-suckers like you are as pathetic as the Vikings who have allowed this over-rated prima donna to jerk them around for two years.

Since: Jul 11, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2010 1:28 pm

It's not Favre, its the media.

As a long time packer fan and Favre fan I love seeing him on the field.  The off the field/retirement BS I can do without.  However, I think this season he did not create his own drama, the media did.  His teammate spoke up about a text he received from Favre, but Favre did not go to the media and start waffling.  I think the media expected that sort of thing from Favre because of the precedent he set in previous years, but this year the media created it all on its own and stupid articles like this are holding Favre accountible for the S#$T storm that was created.

Favre, I wish you the best and I love seeing you on the field.  I am glad you did not create this will he or wont he retire drama this year and I hope you play until your arm falls off!

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2010 1:26 pm

Prisco got it wrong

Prisco may have told the wrong story line.  Here's how the true story went.  Brett Favre and the vikings always knew he was coming back.  Chilli and Favre said: let's skip mankato.  Let's get you in the same time as last year because that worked well for all of us. Favre invites his best friend, and the offensive and deffensive captins for a great dinner with the wife and kids to talk over the upcoming season.  Helps get everyone on the same page toward winning the division, super bowl.  Flies back to the twin cities and is ready for the chance that is ahead of him.  Great dinner, great convo, now let's get to the bowl!

Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: August 18, 2010 1:04 pm

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

The reason so many people out there make derogatory comments about Favre is just jealousy. The remaining 90% of us only wish we could tell are employers that we'll think about coming back to work and have them Prisco (slobber) all over us asking us to return! These things only happen in our dreams.

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