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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: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: August 18, 2010 12:05 pm

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

RATS!  I had August 20th in the pool.
Favre and I think the NFL Summer camps are too long, Laughing

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2010 11:06 am

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Wow, Pete "Slobber" Prisco's most scathing article yet about Favre and the Vikings. He says that only a Superbowl will be worth it but I say he's wrong. Last year was one of the most exciting years for Vikings football and it's awesome that we get another one this year too. Should the team stay healthy, they are by far the favorites in the NFC. I loved the article Judge wrote on the Vikings about how they were the best team in the NFL last year and that the Saints didn't beat them last year and that they beat themselves. Everybody knows that but I bet it's eating Prisco (Slobber) up!

It's not too often when someone gives people a nickname to call them. I for one, will from this point forward, refer to Prisco as Slobber. Man, I tell you it don't get better that this!

Since: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: August 18, 2010 10:59 am

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

the expression is 'his teammates IN turn', not CAN turn.

Since: Oct 5, 2009
Posted on: August 18, 2010 10:53 am

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

I didn't even know Pete Prisco was still employed with CBS Sports

Since: Oct 1, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2010 10:06 am

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

These comparisons between players are disgusting and absurd.
And only the Favre haters follow his every move so obsessively.
Who cares if he retired and came back three times? if he waits to announce his return after two-a-day practices?How does that make him despicable? He does not need as much preparation as the other players. 

Since: Jul 12, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2010 9:49 am

Prisco writes crap: Shocking, right?

I know clicking on the unprofessional garbage story written by the hands down worst sportswriter in the business only strengthens his reasoning to keep writing this trash.  But it's pretty funny to see how many comments are about Favre coming back (some) and how many are about how awful a writer Prisco is (most). 

I just can't stop laughing about how Prisco blasts the other sports "media" members for "slobbering" on Brett Favre when he himself is easily the most obsessed (and unprofessional) one of them all. 

I'd say fire the idiot, but it's actually pretty entertaining to see how obsessed Prisco is by Brett Favre.  I think a journalism class could spend a whole semester about ethics and use Prisco as an example of someone who "sold his soul" long ago at the expense of any integrity he might have once had.

Keep making a joke of yourself, Pete!  It's damn entertaining!

Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2010 9:01 am

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

  Brett Favre...the first woman to play in the NFL

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: August 18, 2010 8:04 am

Favre is a Pro.....Sisco is a hypocrite,....

Quote straight from SIsco's story:
"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.".  

This is why Favre is coming back.  He wants to win and nothing less.  2 NFC Championship losses in the last 3 years!  How about recognizing his on the field accomplishments as one of the games greatest QB's and most competitive players to ever play the game.    

Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2010 7:18 am

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Well, none of us are shocked and Mr Egomaniac, Brett Favre, will play for the Vikings again. Brett loves the spotlight, so what else is new. So, when Jared Allen, Ryan Longwell, and Steve Hutchinson went to visit him in Mississippi, the drama begins, and of course, the following day(which we knew he would do all along), Brett makes the grand entrance with a chartered jet back to Minnesota to play. The Media loved it and the fans went crazy.

Frankly, I didn't care for you mentioning former Panthers receiver Rae Caruth or Giants receiver Plaxico Burress in the article. I'm sure many Favre lovers thought it was sacrilegious to mention hoodlums in the same sentence with the annointed one. And just for the record, I really do love to watch Brett play, I loved him when he played for the Packers and the Jets and now the Vikes. What I don't love is his ego, and blatant need for attention.

Now of course, the Packers,Lions, and Bears are all thinking wild card, because there is no way they are going to win the division. The Packers have the best shot, but Aaron Rodgers will have to play better than he did last year against the Purple Boys. 

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2010 6:43 am

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Uh...He didn't exactly compare Farve to any of those people.  He said teams will accept alot of personal problems from a guy if he can help them win.  For some reason, he didn't use a name like Mike Vick who pretty much proves his point.  I think Vick proves the point well enough...and it has actually already happened.  Many teams will accept any allowable advantage (and probably some dishonest ones).  That is his point.  There is little to no moral considerations here.  Is Farve's actions fair to Tavaris Jackson and Rosefels?  Is it fair to the vikings?  Those are good questions.  Is there something immoral about Farve's actions here.  If he is being selfish, is that something we should encourage and reward and submit too?  Prisco says, it doesn't matter because the guy can play...and even if things were way way worse, even if he was a murderer, it might not matter one bit.  He did not directly compare Farve to any of these people.  So, if you want to say, "Hey that's sensational journalism and I'd like my news to be more factual and my editorials more grounded than senselessly stirring," I think thats a valid point.  But, if you just react and fly off the handle and don't bother to follow the writer's argument...we will continue to get bad reporting, which helps bad government, which leads to a bad economy, which results in bad lives.  You cannot call people out on things they didn't do.  It draws attention away from the actual problem and instead of trying to fix situations we just run around like lunatics. 

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