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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 24, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2010 7:18 pm

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Exactly what I would have like to say.  Excellent post to a Farve hater and buffoon, aka Prisco.

Since: Jul 19, 2010
Posted on: August 20, 2010 1:12 am

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Can he still play? Probably. Does he give the Vikings the best chance to win? Absolutely. Can he sell tickets .... yes he can.

Why anyone would care one way or another if he plays mystifies me...Of all the players the NFL could do without, Farve isn't one of them.

Even with Farve's selfish ways That's actually laughable and makes absolutely no sense

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2010 8:42 pm

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

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.No, he can't. No player is bigger than the team. I'm like Mike Singletary (ironic, as a Cards fan), I don't want guys who think it's all about themselves. I was glad Anquan Boldin got traded, and I would turn my back on the Cards if they ever had Favre. I'm above winning that way.

Since: Jul 13, 2009
Posted on: August 19, 2010 11:48 am

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Brad Childress is such a moron.  He truly has no idea what he is doing to that locker room by bringing Favre back again.  Are they a better team this year with him?  Probably (but I'm extremely skeptical he'll be able to come anywhere close to what he did last year, especially if the Saints beat him up opening night like they did in the Championship Game).  But regardless of any of this, Childress has completely lost control of this team by allowing him to waltz back in again and sent a message to all of his other star players that they don't have to listen to him anymore and can do whatever they want.  Not to mention, if I'm not mistaken Tarvaris Jackson is a free agent after this season, which (when Favre FINALLY retires for good after this season) leaves them with no quarterback for next year--after all, would you stay if you had been treated like Jackson?

Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: August 18, 2010 7:22 pm

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Reading comprehension might enable you to spell the name Favre correctly! Knowledge of the English language might help you understand what a simile is. Nowhere in Prisco's plaint did I see the words like or as. Those words are the comparative for a simile. Get off your high horse and stop picking on the responders to Prisco's blog. If you would ever proof read your own response, you'd realize how foolish you look. Keep hating on Favre and I'm sure your life will be better. 

Since: Oct 12, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2010 5:10 pm

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

So the DRAMA QUEEN finally made  a decision.

Since: Oct 2, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2010 3:38 pm

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Let me say this, the Vikings don't get to the Super Bowl so do they woe Favre to play next year and go through this again.  How long will this last?  I use to like Farve, but now he is just I don't know what to do without football.  What happens to him if for unforseen circumstances he gets hurt (which is bound to happen sooner or later, law of averages) and he is done and has to retire.  I have also maintained that he will get hurt God for bid and he has no recoarse but to retire i.e. Joe Theisman.  I wouldn't want to see that news conference, he probably could finish it.

Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2010 3:23 pm

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

i dont know why prisco is comparing favre to criminals makes no sense. hey at least we have another qb to use in fantasy football lol.
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Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2010 3:17 pm

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Reading comprehension is severly lacking from this site.  Prisco didn't use a simile to compare Farve or Carruth.  He drew a comparison to player treatment of past trangressions.  Given a behavior, any player would look the other way, as long as payment is prompt and victories are common.  It doesn't matter what you've done or how dickish you seem doing it, if you make us better than, that's ok is clearly the general attitude a player has.  I wonder if Reggie White would have put up with the  "will he, won't he play".

My question is, why is it ok for a star QB to behave in this manner is be heralded a hero, while a star WR does the same thing by showing up a team and gets labeled a malcontent? Bc he's a good person?  The double standards are head scratching.  
It took 3 star players to waste rep time with their commited team members to fly to another state and convince Farve to play? Really?  I can't deny Farve make them better but what kind of message does that send?  Farve has selfishly usurped all the power on this team. I'd even go as far to say he's literally pimping out  Minnesota.  Prisco just raises the valid issue.....that no one cares......

Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2010 3:08 pm

Favre to play: Shocking, right?

Hey Prisco, do everyone a favor and give up your biased NFL power ranking duty to somebody that doesn't completely hate Brett Favre and now the Vikings. We get it, you don't like what he does or how he handles it, but do you think he cares? Do you have to use bias in your team rankings because of it? He probably doesn't even know who you are. Can't wait to see your reasoning to put the Vikings outside the top 5...Oh wait I already read the article and it's because of Favre. I'm sure the Vikings regressed so much to drop from #3 where I believe they belong and the Cowboys did so much to move ahead of them after a 34-3 waxing last season. What have we done, lose our 3rd down RB? People said Favre couldn't do it at 40 and he proved them wrong, so 41 is older yes, but don't being saying the whole "oh he can't do it at 41" bull crap.

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