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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: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2010 12:08 am

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Why are we all fooled by a script written long ago? This is never news! This is a script written a long time ago. A footbal team that is unsure of their QB position does not draft for the QB position? Because they knew they didn't have to. The same team doesn't make even a sniff towards McNabb when he appears to be there for nothing? They knew they didn't need to. In fact I don't believe that QB has signed a contract extension either! Another plan? ...........Maybe that's a stretch. Anyway, this has been planned from the start Farve was never going to camp, he was going to be in Minnesota this season all along. He was allowed to play these games such as leaking stories and acting coy because he's Brett Favre.

In my opinion Brett is In Minnesota today because he was asked by his coach for help. He needed the ship put back on course. Who played in camp? A second year player takes off the WHOLE second half of camp? Brett played days after his Father died. I will always love my Grandma, but I was back to work sooner after her passing than Percy was for his. (Not a grief judge's a simple opinion.) Sidney's hip injury? AP's general stiffeness? Even Shiancoe was smart enough to get on that train.

Script was written......other actors unexpectedly joined the script.......the Director called the star to the set.  The star is here to get the understudies back onto the set a little earlier than the premiere.

Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2010 11:24 pm

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Pete, you're an ass.  Regardless of the gigantic ego that Brett Favre loaded onto the plane leaving Hattiesburg bound for the land of 10,000 lakes, you can't possibly think that it's appropriate to compare him to three convicted felons.  While I don't disagree that today's athletes are more about winning than other far more important things in life, the comparison you used for this article should embarrass you as a "professional" writer.

Rae Carruth hired someone to murder the mother of his unborn child while he watched to make sure the job was done.  He was found hiding in the trunk of a car after going on the run from the authorities.

O.J. Simpson has been convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping.  In addition, he was miraculously acquitted of butchering the mother of his children, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

Plaxico Burress pleaded guilty to weapons charges and is serving a two-year prison sentence that will likely end early in 2011.

To the best of my knowledge, Brett Favre has never been charged with, let alone convicted of, any violent felonies.  No weapons charges.  No courtroom appearances broadcast on ESPN.  No perp walks with his lawyers close to his side.  To draw any parallel between Favre and three convicted felons is pathetic on your part.  You should hand in your media credentials today to your bosses at CBS and walk away from this business.

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2010 11:20 pm

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

and even those media members who slobber over No. 4's every movePot. Kettle. Black.

Since: Apr 19, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2010 11:13 pm

From the Packer Fans

First let me say, I love Brett, and all he did while he was in GB.   I am also glad the circus wagon has moved out of Wisconsin and now our friends to the west can deal with it.  If Big Irv was still around, I think a lot of this would be in check and Brett would be a lot better at making a decision and not milking it for all it's worth.  It's like watching OJ in the white Bronco man with the flight has left Mississippi, it's landing in Minnesota, he's on his way to the training facility.  I hope Brett can stay healthy, go out on a good note.  But, I also look forward to beating the Vikings twice, and watching Aaron Rogers accept the MVP trophy and realizing we are champs again.  GO PACK!!!

Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: August 17, 2010 11:12 pm

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

I just wish this moron would hang them up! He is making a bad name for football! What a joke and the new commisoner is allowing it! What  a bunch of crap!

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2010 10:46 pm

Don't blame Brett

I am in no way a fan of the soap opera known as Brett Favre, however, in order for him to pull his shenanigans, there has to be a team willing to put up with his bs and willing to pay him a lot of money. The Vikings put themselves in a position that they are desperate for him to come back. Brett knows this so he does what he wants to do. The only way this will end is for all teams to just say no.

Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2010 10:31 pm

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

How dare you compare brett favre to a murdering psychopath like rae curruth. Do you really think that helps prove your point, to group a, yes selfish, but a clean football player like favre to convicted felons? no. that's dumb. that makes no damn sense....
"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."
....i'm speechless....wait...a-hmm... YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!

The Vikes were arguable a coin flip away from the super bowl and with 98% percent of that team returning, they have the formula to get back to that level. In recent years, they have sent more players to the pro bowl than Paris Hilton has hickies. But they were missing just one piece, Mr. Favre. Not even Mama Tarvaris believes that her son can put up the same production that Favre did last year that is key to propelling them into the Super Bowl. America knew all along that he was going to come back and play and everybody knew last year that he wasn't going to do training camp, but as a player eyeing that season opener coming closer and closer a, i would start to worry too and would be down in the boonies begging him to come back to winter park.
Prisco, you can't convince me that you don't get out of bed in the morning solely because you love your job. It's all about the money. You wanted any promotion because of a pay increase and aspirations for a new sports car; not because you would become a gooder sports writer. I could do what you do. Mama Tarvaris could do what you do. A bagillion men and women standing around an office water cooler could do what you do.

Since: Aug 17, 2010
Posted on: August 17, 2010 10:20 pm

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Just the viking fans setting themselves up for another failure.
As a Packer fan, I never liked the pompus ass for 16 plus years. He won ONE Super Bowl. Pissed away as many games as he won. I hope he comes to GB to retire his number. I'll boo as hard as I did when he returned last year, along with about 60,000 others. Phony jerk.

Since: Aug 17, 2010
Posted on: August 17, 2010 10:19 pm

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Wow, I am loving the Favre love! I expected to see nothing but Favre bashing by the fans, but this is great. CBS hates Brett, I don't know why. But comparing him to those other scum shows how low Pete will go to get attention for his pointless stories. Where's the love Pete? Yes Favre threw picks in his last two playoff games, and I love the Packers, but how many playoff games did the Vikes win with Jackson, and have the Pack won with Rodgers?

Since: Mar 20, 2010
Posted on: August 17, 2010 10:10 pm

Favre to play: Shocking, right?


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