Maybe Favre should start using Exotic Adrian Street's old theme song: I'm in Love With Me. For someone who just wants to fade away riding his tractor, Favre seems to not be able to go 2 weeks without his media sycophants talking about him.
This isn't about Favre wanting to play football again. This is about Favre wanting to play against the Packers, twice if possible. Its not just Zombie Favre, its Zombie Favre with a Vengeance! (Can Zombies hold a grudge? Should he be a ghost or something?)
I can only wonder how much he's got left in the tank. It would be amusing to watch him try to stick it to the Packers only to suck in the process and blow if not both games, the second one.
Childress might be the one coach crazy enough to insist that Tavaris is better than Brett (or vice versa) regardless of who actually proves to be better.
The only way this gets better is if Madden rescinds his retirement once Brett's back.
You believe me, don't you? Please believe what I just said...
The same guy who's won as many championships as Weeb Ewbank and Don McCafferty?
The guy who had Fridge rather than Sweetness get that Super Bowl touchdown?
The guy who traded three years of Saints wins for a running back who loved his weed more than the game?
Yeah I'd root for him too.
Bears fans, you know you can actually go to more than one Super Bowl in a row?
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Originally posted by The ThrillDear God, NO! NOT THIS SH*T AGAIN!!!
Somebody throw this redneck across the River Styx; he just won't stay dead!
Of course, if he was going to play for the Packers and not the Vikings you would be so excited you would probably do inappropriate things to your cheesehead. (Don't try to deny it.)
I'm a Packers fan. And watching Brett Favre in the early 90s is probably the single biggest reason why I'm a Packers fan. And I just want him to go away. I don't want him in Green Bay, I don't want him in Minnesota, and hell, I don't even want him in the CFL. This bird has flown. Great career, legacy gone to shit. And getting shittier.
How did a Favre flame thread turn into a Ditka/Bears flame thread?
I'm having a heart attack of NOT surprise. Favre won't go away, he hasn't had surgery to fix the bicep that appearantly caused last season to drop. He won't retire until he has to, and there'll always be a team looking to sign him for name recognition alone.
"Laugh and the world laughs with you. Frown and the world laughs at you." -Me.
I've never seen anyone so willing to piss away his entire legacy and goodwill, just because he's still throwing a hissy fit over the Packers deciding to move on rather than put up with his retirement drama for another season. If he stayed retired and moved to Green Bay, he'd be a god for the rest of his days. If he plays for Minnesota, for the admitted purpose of putting the screws to the Packers, Green Bay fans will never forgive him. Forget the number retirement ceremonies, et. al.
EDIT: And sure enough, because that train's never late, ESPN has just become "All Favre, All The Time" again. I hope his arm falls off.
(edited by It's False on 6.5.09 1209)
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Originally posted by thecubsfanAs a fan of the Bears, who am I supposed to be rooting for in a looming battle between the Packers and Farve?
An incoming meteor?
Originally posted by drjayphdSo how many GM's do you think I can talk into getting a restraining order against him?
A disappointingly low number, but if you're looking for sponsorship on your noble quest I'm so there.
Brett Favre and the accompanying media bandwagon annoys me to no end. He's all about getting more attention for Brett Favre at this point and for some reason ESPN and co seem to hang on his every word.
Last I checked we were dealing with a near 40-year old coming off arm surgery who's had one good season in the last four and yet we're expected to care like what he does is going to have some bearing on where the Superbowl will wind up.
EDIT: Scratch the "coming off arm surgery" bit (kudos BucsFan). I'm apparently more senile than I thought. Whether a 40 year old who needs arm surgery and didn't have it is better or worse than a 40 year old coming off surgery is probably a moot point. Neither is good.
Originally posted by dMrLast I checked we were dealing with a near 40-year old coming off arm surgery who's had one good season in the last four and yet we're expected to care like what he does is going to have some bearing on where the Superbowl will wind up.
Isn't a 40-year-old who declined to have arm surgery, even though his injury called for it?
Also, I don't think "who's had one good season in the last four" goes far enough in describing how little value Favre brings to the table at this point. He's done nothing but turn in poor-to-average performances in all his teams' biggest games for the past decade. Yeah he put up great numbers overall, but when was the last time he had a big game at a critical moment for his team, against a quality opponent? I guess he turned in a few big games in 2007, but in many of the Packers' wins he threw for 250 yards or less. He threw for less than 200 yards in the playoff win over Seattle, if I remember correctly, so he obviously wasn't the reason they won by like four touchdowns.
He was 68 years old. (philadelphiaeagles.com) I don't think anyone realized how quick this would go when he stepped down to take a leave of absence earlier this offseason. My condolences go out to his family.