Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by FedererForehand, Aug 18, 2009.
Nothing personal, but I could care less for him, that team and that entire conference.
that dude needs to retire...
As a vikings fan I have two thoughts
1. the rational part of me says (sadly) that favre is the best QB on the team now and it is always good to improve your team. Plus he pretty much is doing this to stick it to the Packers.
2. The un-rational part of me hates all the drama, thinks he is close to being a cancer. I hate the stories about him not attending meetings, needing 6 lockers, doesn't want to come to training camp, and is an attention hog. Plus worst of all he is a packer.
where does that leave me?
um....I think I just threw up in my mouth.
What about the Bears?
There are no words to express the disdain I have for that diva and the media attention surrounding his every move. ESPN might as well be the Brett Favre channel for the next week, bank on it.
I grew up loving Favre, but now I've lost all respect I ever had for him. When you make a decision, it's final. I'm a big stickler about that. The fact that he's retired like 6 times in the past year makes me lose all respect for him.
This isn't like Michael Jordan retiring to play baseball and then coming back, or coming back to help out the Wizards, this is different.
This is all about Favre and his huge ego, and I couldn't express how perturbed I am by this crap he's done the past 2 years.
Neutral about them I'm all for New England (Wes Welker played at my university and I've seen him in person), Indy and San Diego.
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"The Brett Favre Saga"
JBfan-you're not alone. I was talking to my brother the other day & feels the same way you do. I am becoming more and more disenchanted by him...
1. Agree that he's instantly the best QB on the team- but I still personally think he's the 2nd best QB in the state behind Joe Mauer.
2. He's not a packer - do you not like Ryan Longwell or Darren Sharper when he was here?
I think this article sums up how I feel a/b the Brett Favre saga. A good read if you're tired of this mess. And it's funny how the article turned out to be right.
$12,000,000 for a one season contract....:shock:
damn, Farve is getting annoying here, if hes going to play, then play quit going back an forth
I'm a huge packer fan and I just lost whatever respect I had left for him. All my friends who are packer fans feel the same way. I lost a alot after he decided to sign with the jets, despite having a great year with the packers. now he goes to a rival team. if this forum wasnt censored I would have a lot more in this post
He didn't sign with the Jets. He wanted to play for the Packers, but Packers management wouldn't committ to him being the starter, and he wanted to go to an organization that he could start at. Hence the move to the Jets.
The Vikings are better with him than they were without him, but that doesn't mean that the Vikings are going to be a sure thing to make the playoffs.
I Hate Brett Favre
12 mil this season!!!!! It he wants to play why didn't the vikings offer him the league minimum for veterans a measly $800,000 and see if he still wants to play.
Favre is the most overhyped QB of all time. I hope Green Bay crushes him.
^ He did.
Then care less, you've got the saying wrong anyway.
No he didn't Deuce - Brett never missed an NFL game.
I think it's good for football & good for the Vikes - really, who'd we have TJ for QB or Rosey. If he stays injury free, it's a step up for the upcoming season, + it's good theater.
I posted a Colbert Report video in this thread about Favre that is funny. Watch the whole segment because there is a section on tennis, before the Favre part at the end.
This isn't soap operas. This is the NFL. If I need good theatre, I'll go out and watch Wicked.
ESPN treats this guy like he's bigger than the league, honestly. He'll probably get more coverage than some teams get the whole season.
But sports are, first and foremost, entertainment. Without drama, sports would die out in popularity among the masses.
I don't condone Favre for his handling of the situation, but it will be VERY good for the NFL. A future HOF quarterback playing for the rival team? It doesn't get much more Hollywood than that.
I liked that when Favre was addicted to the painkiller Vicodin back in the mid-90s and won one of his 3 MVP awards, some of his teammates joked that MVP stood for 'More Vics, Please'.
Nonetheless, he did announce his retirement several times.
And when one announces one's retirement, one is retired.
Maybe in the wild world of Deuce, but in the NFL, until one files their retirement papers, they are not technically retired, and Favre never filed his retirement papers, so therefore...
He did file his retirement papers.
He conned the Jets by asking them to cut them, then talking to the Vikings once they did cut him. The Jets should get some compensation from the Vikings, since Favre pulled a fast one on them.
ahh ' Cry me a river."
Here's what I don't get, when Favre blows out his bicep around mid November they'll be back to the Tavaris vs Sage situation except neither of those guys would have played more than one or two drives in clean up situations. I don't see quite how a 40 year old Favre who broke down horribly last year, didn't attend camp because he considers himself above the college dorm lifestyle, can be expected to be anything but clubhouse cancer?
Let's see how you feel next offseason when he 'retires' from the Vikings only to come back w/ another team to try and win a SB. We'll see who's crying then. And I promise you, it won't be Brett and his crocodile tears. :lol:
i was driving to school and passed a local church and the big church bulletin said "How not to be Brett Favre - Sunday at 10 am"
Rosenfels is a career backup, so he is the perfect man to be the #2.
Not to defend Favre, but do you really see the other 3 quarterbacks in MN being any moe effective than a 40 year old Favre? I sure don't, and Adrian Peterson can only carry a team so far behind a shoddy quarterback. I, for one, am excited to see what can come out of this.
My brother (a former sportscaster in the southern Wi/northern Il area) texted me with a great joke today: Hey Vikings-"cash for clunkers" is for cars, not quarterbacks!
He's the better option for this season, but they'll be stuck next year with two extremely disgruntled quarterbacks and it'll be the same situation as this summer (minus the Favre distraction).
Is he still around??
I'd bet good money that Jackson is gone before this season is over, Rosenfels is looking elsewhere, and the Vikings take a QB in the draft.
lol, no faith in john david booty?
Sorry, I don't take it that serious, just enjoy the game for what it is + even if he falters this year, nothing lost, nothing gained. Keep those pics coming.
All I'm expecting is one year from him- if we get that, thats all I care about. I'm a Vikings fan 1st- not a Brett Favre fan. Anything to make the team better- Im all for it.
Probably would be a great sermon to listen to Trust me- his inability to make a decision is second to none. I hope I never become like that...
Why does it make people so mad that he's playing for the Vikings? He's a quarterback. That's his profession. He's doing a job. Since when is someone doing their job an offensive act?
Sports fans are a strange breed.
Yea ! that's what I'm talking about !!
Most watched event EVER on cable television means Favre deserves the millions he's getting paid....win OR lose. I can't wait till Nov 1.
OK so I admit I may have been a bit harsh on Brett. But a forewarning to Vikes fans, just remember last year in NY...from 8-3 to sitting at home during the playoffs...the season is still young, unfortunately Brett (and his arm) isn't getting any younger. Just be wary if he breaks down later on in the season...
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