Brett Farve on plane heading to Minnesota to sign with the Vikings. This story is like a STD. It keeps coming back.
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I thought the Favre stuff was over. *sigh* Here we go again...
It's not herpes if it's everywhere.
Technically, cytomegalovirus is a herpes virus, and it's as ubiquitous as brahs in E.L. Seriously, though, we all have CMV; we all have that form of Herpes.
Someone was jealous of all the Mike Vick coverage.
I hate ESPN's coverage of Favre and to some degree I hate how he keeps handling it, but I do like watching him actually be the quarterback for a team.
And since he's going to the Vikings, obviously we'll get to see him play the Lions and probably far more interesting, the Packers.
Still looks like Bill Frieder to me.
Yeah, I can see it.
the espn website nor the access vikings blog on star tribune - remember this is the place that reported Les Miles to Michigan so not a done deal.
UPDATED - now its up
UPDATE II - confirmed
Good grief. Will this saga ever end?
And not a minute sooner.
Up next: "Is Brett Favre Really Dead?" "Brett Favre Considers Returning as a Zombie." "Can Death Keep Brett Favre Off the Field?"
You're right, though. I can hardly wait.
This isn't breaking news. No one cares. Stop posting about it.
As a Packers fan, can't say I'm too happy. Didn't really care too much about Favre's one year with the Jets since we didn't play him and he was in the AFC conference, but for him to go to the hated Vikings, this is way different. This is just like Boren going to OSU; unacceptable and a traitorous move.
I don't think many people will agree that Minnesota/Green Bay is on the same level as Michigan/OSU. I sure as hell don't, and I'm a Vikings fan.
and while maybe not to the level of M and OSU - I would rank it about the same as M and MSU, given the close ties between Minnesotans and Cheeseheads.
The Twin Cities is at least 25% packers fans and many mixed households. Friends, co-workers, neigbors - Packer/Vikes games are always crazy intense for vikes fans at least. I know the fudgies also fancy their rivalry with the bears, but for the vikes - Fudgies are it.
"WCCO-TV spoke with an official at the Hattiesburg, Miss., airport, who saw an airplane with the Vikings logo leave the airport Tuesday morning. The flight number for that plane has been blocked from tracking systems."
I'm a Vikings fan. I'm sick of this Favre crap. But, at least it appears Brian has caught the NFL's attention.
This is the biggest F-U to Packers fans... Could you imagine Elway "retiring" then coming back and signing with the Raiders? Aikman to the Redskins. The fact that he courted the Vikings as much, if not more, than they went after him (prior to Jackson's injury anyway) proves he's a vindictive self-promoting jack-ass.
I hope he embarrasses himself this year (even more than the last 5 games with the Jets last year)
The Packers pretty much forced Favre to retire. He has every right to want to shove it up their ass.
With all of the jobs that have been "consolidated" or eliminated in Michigan, I would think a lot of people there could relate to him. I had a nice job "consolidated" last year myself, and I can relate. I know Favre has plenty of money so it isn't the same situation, but a player who has done for a franchise what Favre did for the Packers deserves to leave on his own terms and I wish Favre well.
I would love to see Favre come back, beat the Packers twice, and leave on his own terms. After all, it isn't really his fault that ESPN has their noses up his ass.
Favre retired of his own accord, and the packers refused to let him fuck up the future of their team by coming back mid training camp. Its not green bays fault favre is a whiny, indecisive bitch.
Also, that is a very poor analogy. Favre wasn't laid off, he quit, and after his team moved on, and spent valuable time and resources prepping his replacement, he decided he didn't really mean it, and he wants to come back. The packers don't owe him anything, they already gave him millions of dollars, and they put him in great situations to succeed.
I would never wish an injury on an athlete, but I am pretty sure the only way he ever goes away is Theismann style.
All this Mike Vick comeback stuff just made jealous that ESPN wasn't talking about him. He just wants to play the games without putting the every day work in. If he was allowed to "retire" at the post game press conference and "un retire" Sunday morning, every week, I can guarantee that Brett Favre would do it.
to beat the Lions, so it is not that serious.
I don't think you even need to play to beat the Lions. So that argument doesn't work!
I'd call you out for a non-informative headline, but I also guessed it was Brett Farve related before opening. So I guess it's descriptive enough.
I have never wished a plane crashed on anyone, but I hope he experiences some extreme turbulance on the way over.
This guy just really needs to give it up, honestly he is just not that good anymore.
The fact that some of you are wishing unspecified physical harm upon another human being is absolutely wrong.
The trick is to be more medical. HEY FAVRE I HOPE YOU SHATTER BOTH YOUR FEMURS YOU PIG FUCKER
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Many of you need to guide your anger elsewhere. Seriously...you're angry at a guy for wanting to continue playing the awesome game of football. We sit around and think about football, or write about it, or just post off-topic comments.
He's playing the game he loves for a shitload of money, and you guys hate him for it.
Does. Not. Compute.
But he's not. He's in the news, again, for backing out of retirement at the last minute. At this stage the game appears to be secondary to the media attention he's getting. The whole process seems to be drawn out as much as possible. If he was more interested in playing football than in the media circus, couldn't he have signed in Minnesota or elsewhere months ago?
Once he's in the news again for what he actually does on the field, I'll be fine with it (like last year).
I don't hate him for it, I hate ESPN and all the other media outlets that make a huge deal out of it. It's similar to Tebow, I have nothing against the guy, just the way the media hypes him.
Except that he doesn't seem to want to play the game badly enough to go through a preseason, like everyone else has to do. He wants the rules to be bent to his advantage. Why should I admire that?
He's not asking anyone to bend rules. He's not signed to a contract; therefore, he doesn't have to come to preseason camp. If he were signed to a contract but wanted to skip camp, that would be a different story.
The Vikings are the ones who are willing to bring on Favre. If they didn't think he could help them despite not having preseason camp, they'd say "No thanks." But Favre's services are need (or desired, anyway), and they're willing to put up with that. If you ask me, the Vikings are the ones letting this happen.
but he can help a good team get better
First off... why blame ESPN? It's Favre who is being a massive douche and jerking everyone around all the time. ESPN's coverage is no different than the month long "WILL FRED THOMPSON RUN ARGH" election coverage from 2007.
This is a good development, too. It means the story is over for at least 9 months.
Anything to annoy Packers fans is all right by me.
I can only hope for that Brent has made a pact with the same devil that allowed Moon and Randall Cunningham (and to a lesser extent Jeff George - who I heard also called the vikes looking for a job) to revivie their careers in Minnesota after their careers were on the downward plane (Moon less so than Cunningham who was out of the game running his concrete business)
I know, Moon didn't have Moss. The Vikings were 9-7 the year before Moon came in, though, with Jim McMahon under center. I don't think Moon had to sell his soul. Cunningham and George benefitted from having Moss on the team, thoguh.
I hate Favre. People who unretire twice are dbags.