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Favre slobber-fest

Posted on: October 26, 2010 9:08 am
Edited on: October 26, 2010 10:01 am
 

So I'm watching Sunday night's Minnesota-Green Bay game when I had to excuse myself from the television.

I needed a towel -- to wipe off the drool coming out of the TV from the mouth of Cris Collinsworth.

The Brett Favre love-romp was making me sick. Collinsworth might be brought up on charges of love stalking. That's how bad it was.

Favre was in the midst of a quarterback meltdown that would have lead to nasty verbiage if his name were any other, but all we heard was the usual  Favre-the-gunslinger talk.

It was the same for Jared Allen. The Vikings defensive end was invisible, the same way he's been all season, and then he makes one play. and we heard the love-talk coming again.

It got me to thinking: Why do some guys get free passes and others don't?

Let's be candid here: Favre hasn't been very good. Do I take more shots at him than most? You bet, but somebody has to do it.

If not, we might be waiting to hear from the Catholic Church about a new saint.

Saint Brett.

The reality is he's far from that as his little scandal shows. But that's not what this is about. This is about football, and right now he's not playing well.

He has 10 interceptions for the season, including one that was returned for a touchdown against the Packers and another that set up another score at point-blank range.

But all we hear after the game is how he limped his way to an almost-comeback victory. Did anyone but me notice the big play on the potential winning drive was a short dump pass that Adrian Peterson turned into a big play?

Maybe you were all too smitten like some others. Favre's theatrics with his ankle must have made DeNiro proud.

When he was scrambling around making throws, there was no limp. When he threw the pick, he walked like a 90-year-old man.

Did the same thing with the tendon in his arm a few weeks back in New York.

He's more drama queen than Lady Gaga.

Some thought it scandalous when Vikings coach Brad Childress said after the Green Bay game that he considered benching Favre. Scandalous? Why wouldn't he have at least considered it?

Now comes word that Favre has fractures in his ankle. He's in a boot. The drama lives on.
If it were that bad, why didn't he come out? It was more Favre selfishness.

As for Allen, he has one sack in six games. Chad Clifton ate him up Sunday night. He hasn't been close to the same player he's been in recent years.

Yet he gets a pass, too.

Why, because he's good pals with a lot of people in the media, the laugh-it-up guy who is always quick with a joke.

Here's a joke that isn't funny: Minnesota is 2-4. If they lose this week at New England in the Randy Moss Bowl, their season might be over.

If that happens, some expect Favre to pack it in with all his injuries, real or imagined. He might just decide to shut it down.

At least then I won't need to keep a towel close to wipe of the constant drool of the announcers who do his games.

 

 

 

Category: NFL
Tags: Brett Favre
 
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Since: Oct 1, 2010
Posted on: October 26, 2010 12:06 pm
 

Favre slobber-fest

"Brett Favre 's return to Lambeau Field on Sunday was one for the NFL TV record books. It was the most-watched Sunday Night Football game in history, with 25.7 million viewers."

 

NBC thanks you for tuning in, Mr. Prisco.





Since: Oct 1, 2010
Posted on: October 26, 2010 12:00 pm
 

Favre slobber-fest

Why do people keep calling Favre "selfish" for continuing to play? Last I checked, it's the coach's decision whether to play a quarterback or not.



Since: Nov 4, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2010 11:31 am
 

Favre slobber-fest

Dead on, point blank.

I've been sick the Favre love fest for two years.  He makes LeBron James look like a class act.

Get on your tractor and go home.

Guaranteed, he "retires" this year due to injuries, remarkably with his dumb ass streak intact.  The stupid thing, nobody's ever coming within a 100+ games of it any way you egotistical self absorbed fool.

PS...  You don't have to "strap on" (picture me making fun of you while saying that) a helmet to be a writer.  Most great writers and commentator have never participated in the sports they are involved in. 



Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: October 26, 2010 11:13 am
 

Favre slobber-fest

You know, I hear that Collinsworth won an award for his announcing. I think it was an emmy if thats how you spell it.

Everytime i turn on madden I have to listen to his voice and his stupid comments... and your like, hum its just cause its a game.

Then you watch Sunday Night football, and its the same stuff as is in Madden!

I just wonder who gives out these awards? Cause if my team isnt playing on Sunday night(Packers) then I dont watch it.

I would rather not watch football, than listen to his voice and commentary!



Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2010 11:13 am
 

Favre slobber-fest

How old are you Prisco? You look about 50, but if you are anywhere near Favre's age, try to imagine playing in the NFL. At his age, people sprain their back picking up a newspaper, so if Favre comes up limping or aching more than say, Sam Bradford, it's not all that surprising. And yeah, the guy had two fractures you moron.

I am not a Favre fan, but I'm also not a fan of stupidity.

And Prisco, thanks for putting down that old pair of Brady's underwear you were sniffing to write this column about media worship of star players. Must have been hard for you.



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: October 26, 2010 11:06 am
 

Favre slobber-fest

To mix sports analogies:  Prisco shoots & scores.

I may disagree with a lot of what Prisco says, but this time he is dead on accurate.  All the haters can go to the back of the room and be quiet.  This last game proved that Favre thinks he's bigger than the team, that he's bigger than the game itself.

Childress needs to do the right thing for his team and for Favre's health and sit Favre down.  Don't even think about it, just do it.



Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: October 26, 2010 11:06 am
 

Favre slobber-fest

Lets be honest, Commentators dont know jack about the teams there commentating, they float from week to week to different teams. accourding to the commentator of the chiefs-jaguar game this last sunday, the 4-2 start by the chiefs this year is there "best start in over 12 years". he mentioned that no less then 5 times during the game. In 2003 the chiefs started 9-0, the chiefs also started 4-2 in 2005.
Is it that hard to know what your talkign about? if you going to think up a line like "this is there best start in 12 years" and then say that phrase 5 times, woudlnt you at least look up the stats to back up your talk?
Commentators need to be better prepared for games.



Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: October 26, 2010 11:05 am
 

Favre slobber-fest

Lets be honest, Commentators dont know jack about the teams there commentating, they float from week to week to different teams. accourding to the commentator of the chiefs-jaguar game this last sunday, the 4-2 start by the chiefs this year is there "best start in over 12 years". he mentioned that no less then 5 times during the game. In 2003 the chiefs started 9-0, the chiefs also started 4-2 in 2005.
Is it that hard to know what your talkign about? if you going to think up a line like "this is there best start in 12 years" and then say that phrase 5 times, woudlnt you at least look up the stats to back up your talk?
Commentators need to be better prepared for games.



Since: Jan 27, 2010
Posted on: October 26, 2010 10:39 am
 

Favre slobber-fest

You are the real joke.  I bet you never took a snap with a Pro team. Right?  I bet you never drew an assault rifle from an arms room anywhere on earth. Right?  I bet If you didn't have Brett Favre to criticsize every week you would clip the wings of a sparrow just to watch him die of starvation. Right?  Try writing about something of substance rather than repeating what you over heard in a bar while sipping  a strong slow gin. Right?

Jusr go away! 



Since: Nov 25, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2010 10:32 am
 

Favre slobber-fest

Dead-on article. One would have thought that Favre and Allen were the only two players on the field. Even when Allen did nothing, Collinsworth was crediting him with altering the Packer game plan just by his presence. He used to be insightful; now I'm not sure what he's full of.... Sunday nights are tough, but for me it gets worse on Monday nights with Gruden. Is his criteria for all-pro a carbon-based lifeform that can fog a mirror? I understand that there are truly under-rated and underappreciated players in the NFL, but Gruden finds ones at every position playing in the game he happens to be calling.


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