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Selfish Favre emerges again

Posted on: August 3, 2010 3:05 pm
Edited on: August 3, 2010 3:07 pm
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BOURBONAIS, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears, like the rest of us, will believe Brett Favre is retired when he doesn't take the field on opening day.

"No until then," Bears linebacker Lance Briggs said. "When that happens, then I might belive he isn't playing."

Word leaked out in typical Favre fashion Tuesday -- hey, he can keep himself in the news for a while -- when it was reported that Favre told teammates and the Vikings coaches that he was planning to retire.

Again.

This tired, played-out story is vintage Favre. The word this time is that he doesn't feel his body will hold up, that an ankle he hurt in the NFC Championship Game loss to the New Orleans Saints hasn't responded.

Want to bet he changes his mind after the Vikings break camp?

Favre has once again proved his selfishness. Why didn't he do a better job rehabbing his ankle? Why wasn't the surgery sooner? Why didn't he let the Vikings know sooner?

The man is all about Favre.

If this were another player, that player would be getting torched. Instead we have a four-letter network that fawns over his every move like a schoolgirl who sees one of those teen idols from a vampire movie.

Nobody says a word. More precisely: The word.

Selfish.

I asked a couple of Bears players off the record if they felt they could handle having a player do what Favre has done on their team.

Nobody bit.

That would be like criticizing the President it seems. You just don't do it -- except in private.

I bet you there is plenty of anti-Favre talk inside locker rooms all over this league, even in Minnesota. Good luck getting anybody to say it.

If Favre is indeed retired, it leaves the Vikings in a quandary at quarterback. Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels are the guys. That means the Vikings will go from Super contender to hopeful wild-card team.

How's that season opener look now at New Orleans? Think NBC would want that game is they knew Favre wasn't playing?
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Then again, maybe he will be there. After all, he's the flip-flop king. And we know how he loves keeping his name in the news.

If he is retired, why not just come out and say it? Have a press conference -- again. Have tears roll down his face. Talk about the emptiness of leaving.

But just leave.

You aren't bigger than the game, although some of his former teammates will tell you Favre acted at times as if he was.

If he's gone, the Packers will be the favorite to win the NFC North, with the Bears becoming more a factor.

"We just have to worry about us, no matter who's playing quarterback for the other team," Briggs said. "It's not our concern."

Hey, Lance. Wait a second. Brett wants to make sure it's all of our concern.

Just wait until the next texts leak out that he's feeling better.

Can hardly wait.

 


 

 


 

 

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Category: NFL
Tags: Brett Favre
 
Comments

Since: Nov 30, 2006
Posted on: September 2, 2010 8:37 am
 

Selfish Favre emerges again

Wow this 'article' proves anyone can be a sportswriter.  Thanks for being holier-than-thou.  There are so many more interesting things to write about.  Go find them, and thank your boss for allowing yourself to be paid.




Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2010 4:44 pm
 

Selfish Favre emerges again

and then the next year, with a rookie QB, the Jets went 9-7 and got to the AFC Championship...so that doesn't work



Since: Apr 19, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2010 12:59 pm
 

Selfish Favre emerges again

Although I do admit he did have a very good year after many mediocre and overrated ones.  He loses just as many games as he wins with some of his throws.


Packers went from 13-3 with Favre to 6-10 without, Jets went from 4-12 without Favre to 8-8 with Favre, Minnesota went from 10-6 without Favre to 12-4 with.  Looks like he wins more games than he loses with those throws to me.  But hey, if you don't like him I guess you could look at those facts some other way.Wink



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2010 12:34 pm
 

Selfish Favre emerges again

Well said.  By the way, you know Favre leaked that he was retiring.  Do you think a sophisticated NFL organization would increase his salary from 13 to 20 million if it had not been a verifiable source.

You guys need to stop defending Favre.  He needs to be put on Lithium for his bipolar nature.  He plays football just like his wish washy attention seeking self.  Although I do admit he did have a very good year after many mediocre and overrated ones.  He loses just as many games as he wins with some of his throws.

Great post Prisco!




Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2010 12:20 pm
 

Selfish Favre emerges again

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/train

ingcamp10/news/story?id=5436231

But if you'd rather spew vitrol before such a story is actually confirmed, then do that instead I guess




Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2010 12:03 pm
 

Selfish Favre emerges again

It was just announced that Favre never said he was going to retire. Check your "sources" better next time before you write a story about how selfish someone is Pete you complete moronic doush. Your reporting is so subpar it makes me want to gouge my eyes out so that I don't accidentally read it. Unfortunately like a car wreck I have to keep looking out of curiosity.

It is amazing how obvious it is when you hate a particular player or team. Your unobjective, unprofessional journalism should be as obvious to your bosses as it is to all the rest of us but for some reason that perplexes 99.9% of us on this site you continue to find work hacking your way through each day by rewriting the same article over and over about how bad and evil Brett Favre is. Get the facts straight next time before you write.

Everyone with a 3rd Grade education or higher knew that the reports yesterday were erroneous, yet you had to run with it and turn on the guy for something that he didn't even do. Many of the reporters such as Ray Ratto and Judge weren't buying into it. Maybe you should hang out with those guys a little bit and get a clue.




Since: Apr 19, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2010 10:01 am
 

Selfish Favre emerges again




Since: Aug 4, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2010 9:48 am
 

Selfish Favre emerges again

I love Favre. Mainly because he is making such ass's of the media.



Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2010 9:43 am
 

Selfish Favre emerges again

One of the few articles where I actually agree with Pete Prisco.  Brett Favre is ridiculous.  I used to be a fan of his, but this year in year out crap is just so annoying.  Favre is not only being selfish, he's also hurting the Vikings.  How difficult is it to just make a decision and stick with it?  If you have any desire to play, then play.  If not, then don't.  Let the Vikings move on and game plan without you.  Let the world be free of the "is he or isn't he" media circus that comes every year at this time.

Sheesh.



Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2010 9:43 am
 

Selfish Favre emerges again

One of the few articles where I actually agree with Pete Prisco.  Brett Favre is ridiculous.  I used to be a fan of his, but this year in year out crap is just so annoying.  Favre is not only being selfish, he's also hurting the Vikings.  How difficult is it to just make a decision and stick with it?  If you have any desire to play, then play.  If not, then don't.  Let the Vikings move on and game plan without you.  Let the world be free of the "is he or isn't he" media circus that comes every year at this time.

Sheesh.


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