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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 2, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2010 6:29 am

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Pete Prisco the Brett Favre hater.  It is to no surprise that Crisco would write this greasy story. Favre is better than the other two dudes for QB on the Vikes.  Looks like you will be eating crow again this year Petey birdbrain!

Jason, you are the birdbrain for two reasons. One, Prisco admitted Favre gives the Vikings their best chance to win. He never said Jackson and Rosenfels were better. Read the whole article !

Two, you and the other Viking fans on this thread are delusional if you think the 2010 season will end with a Super Bowl win for Minnesota. It will end for Favre and the Vikings with yet another forced INT that either kills the Vikes playoff hopes in the regular season, or ends their playoff run yet again.

As another poster has pointed out, Favre has exactly ONE Super Bowl win to his credit. Yet so many Favre lovers talk about him as if he has 5 or 6 rings. It 'aint changing this year people !

On another note, I agree with many here about Prisco's comparison between Favre and 3 thugs. Pete, that's wayyyy overboard. Favre has an ego the size of Mount Everest, but he doesn't deserve to be compared to two murderers and a gun toting clown.

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2010 6:08 am

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

All you experts talk with nearly orgasmic rapture about any strong armed kid out of college that scored well with his wunderlich test.  You talk about how they could be that "franchise" guy that takes them to a higher level and how difficult that is to find.  I agree...  This is why Favre is so important to the Vikings.  He is a rental "franchise" QB.  You know what you are getting.  A guy that will play well for a majority of the games in a season, but will have one or two poor outings.  He will throw that pick trying to do too much.  Going to bash Manning for doing that?  Favre just has one problem.  He doesnt like training camp.  I think we have all figured it out by now.  His 40 yr old body just doesnt like the abuse of training camp.  Fine.  Honestly, the Vikings and Favre could just do everyone and themselves a favor and agree (if each is cool with it) that he will come back next season after training camp.

As you said...

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

Renting Favre until he does retire has allowed them to win now (with the potential of winning it all greatly increased) and draft for the future without having to gamble with trying to find "the" guy for the future of the franchise.  They got to draft to fill other needs instead of that rather large gamble on a developmental guy in the 2nd round for a QB. 

Honestly, I think Jackson wasnt progressing too bad, but that Peterson's bust out and current contract are forcing the Vikings to look at this as a now or next year type thing rather than a 3 to 4 year rebuilding process.  Not to mention, that it was a do or die year for the coach.  You are the you hook your livelihood up to Jackson, if you have the chance of playing Favre?  The day that Favre really does hang them up, I do expect that Jackson will get a chance.  Rosenfels was brought into push Jackson should Favre retire and not to actually be the guy.

But like last year, if Favre comes out and plays like he was about 15 years younger...all you writers will be talking about consumption from the fountain of youth like last year or the first several games that he had a Jets suit on.  Yeah the drama gets a bit old, but you are some of the reason for the drama.  A great many of us could forecast the guy wasnt going to suit up until camp was over and the first preseason game or maybe 2 played.  It is his MO.

Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2010 5:01 am

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

I agree with your view on Prisco in regard to this article, but here's a nickel's worth of free advice. Next time you decide to hammer him (or anyone else for that matter) when it comes to "gramatical mistakes", make sure you at least spell grammatical properly. It strengthens your argument, trust me...

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: August 18, 2010 4:41 am

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Brett Favre is no favorite of mine and I get tired of the perennial buildup every year of will he/won't he play another season.  But the media is responsible for part of this.  Imagine if Favre released a statement and the only media outlet was his own website.  Aside from that howerver, Prisco is way off base in his not so subtle attempt to lump Favre's "selfishness" in with the real criminal behavior of convicted felons.  What may be judged as too much ego may be boring, but it is hardly illegal. 

Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2010 4:13 am

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Wow, pretty low even by Prisco's standards to mix criminals in the discussion just to spice up his usual Favre bashing.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2010 2:03 am

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Wait...what?'ve GOT to be kidding me.  You must be a Bears or Packers fan or something.  Let me check...CARDINALS FAN!?  LMAO....I guess that kind of makes sense....but come on man...Brett Favre can do whatever he wants and I'd be ok with that because he's BEEN through the training camps...he's BEEN through the tough losses and INTS lol...and the Vikings have Tavaris Jackson in the wings waiting for this guy to retire.
I don't agree with Prisco about allowing any felon to be my teammate if he helps us win.  I'd demand a trade from the Steelers after what the skating Ben Roethlisberger has done for his Pig Pen Ben scandals.  Plaxico was never a criminal in my mind though...just stupid...but I'd tell him not to bring a gun anywhere near me while I was at it.  Ray Carruth?  That guy needs to stay in jail the rest of his life...if he is messed up enough to murder his girlfriend he's certainly messed up enough to kill anyone else.

Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: August 18, 2010 1:39 am

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Anyone that thinks Favre is going to bring the Vikings to the Superbowl is kidding themselves. He will not make it to the halfway point of the season.

Since: Jun 14, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2010 1:20 am

Another great read! The comments, that is.

Prisco, I read your articles just so I can laugh at all the people who bash you with their comments.  How you still have a job is beyond belief.  Your viewpoints and logic are moronic, at best. 

And why is it that you never proof read your work?  There are always gramatical mistakes! 

Keep up the bad work!  

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2010 12:35 am

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Everyone knew that Favre is best!! Too many jealousy and packers fans!! LOL...

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2010 12:32 am

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

U are an Idiot!!!

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