Although, this is yet another team that makes it to the Superbowl before the Lions...
OT: Hooray, we don't have to hear about the Brett Favre Vikings for two weeks.
Something tells me this isn't the last we've heard of Mr. Favre...
until this guy is over it.
His tears are so yummy and sweet!
crap, i was going to post that, but i was too busy posting about how i don't want to hear about tebow.
Don't forget the "is he going to retire" drama....that will last until spring.
More likely until mid-August!
going to hear about Brett Favre tomorrow though.
I sometimes wonder if Brett Farve is just CGI created in some Middle America laboratory. As presented (especially up until '06 or so, when he started looking high-maintenance to even his loyal fans) he has been the perfect everyman hero, the kind of fellow you'd chat with over a beer... know what I mean? He may have tarnished his image somewhat with that crowd over the past couple of years with his antics, but I have a feeling we'll be seeing him in Wrangler / truck / meat / dairy / Cracker Barrel / et cetera ads for years to come.
"Bret Favre for Cracker Barrel" is a billion-dollar idea.
I was cheering for the Vikings because if they won, it would have made the Lions look better since they're in the same division.
matter if you root for the Vikes because it has no bearing on the Lions whatsover. This isn't NCAA football where conference may matter in the eyes of the pollster but the NFL, all it matters is the play on the field.
I hate the Vikes and I was rooting for them to lose badly. Since they have Favre, I hate them even more.
Even if the Vikings won the Superbowl it wouldn't make the Lions look better.
Charlie Weis in a bikini couldn't make the Lions look better...
I'm blind, I'm blind. Damn you and the vivid mental image of Charlie in speedos.
Come to think of it, he'd need the top half too.
It's not a complete package without the man-boob lactating cottage cheese/frozen yogurt dispensers.
Man, if I could MS-Paint, I'd have a pic FTW!
Get The Image Out Of My Head. Thanks a lot for mentioning. I'm haunted for the rest of my life....
You edited your original post before I could make my smart ass remark.
I must be faster next time.
The non-stop Farve show is thankfully over. Joe Buck was so over the top today I nearly puked.
That second pick was too awesome.
At least we can say he's consistent...
oops... meant to be on the post below, guess it sort of applies here though too... maybe?
Brett Favre ends his career with his last pass being a INT ..AGAIN
He lost!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He Cost his team the game, this is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To bad we have to go thru his offseason charade again. But for now his team lost and it is his fault. That pick cost them the game.
He HAD to have his final pass be a interception, but I said the same thing 2 years ago...
oops... MichiganMan_24_ beat me to it
cheering for the Saints in two weeks, but there is no way in hell that the Colts will gift wrap a game for them the way the Vikings did.
the Browns, Texans, Lions and Jags are the last teams to not go to the Super Bowl. And it is just a hunch that none of them will be going to the Super Bowl any time soon.
You are correct that the Lions, Texans, Browns, and Jaguars are the only teams to not reach the Super Bowl. Some sad food for thought though, the Lions are the only team that's been around longer than 1995 when you consider the other three teams are expansion teams starting 1995 or later. Jacksonville 1995 Browns 1999 Texans 2002
Nah, the Browns are in the same boat as the Lions....the league considers this version of the Browns to have the history of the old Browns and the Ravens to have their history starting in 1996 or whenever they moved.
In other words, Jim Brown doesn't show up on the rushing records of the Baltimore Ravens.
I know what you are saying and historically speaking the Browns have been around from 1946-1995 and then 1999-present, but just as you say, Jim Brown's records don't show up as the Baltimore Ravens', the Baltimore Ravens didnt exactly leave players in Cleveland for the Browns to use a few years later when they were starting back up. In other words, what I meant is that Browns, Texans, and Jaguars current futility is marked by being fairly recent expansion teams. When one thinks expansion team, most people think Tampa 0-14, Texans never being in the playoffs etc. The Detroit Lions can't claim any such excuse. In the case of Cleveland they can at least claim just such an excuse.
Fair 'nuff. Don't mean to downplay the fact that the Lions do, in fact, suck at historical levels.
I agree completely, the Lions suck at probably the worst rate historically in the NFL. I was just trying further highlight their suckiness by stating that at least the other teams have a recent excuse (expansion) whilest the Lions do not. Well unless you call Millen an excuse...
He looked dead that final drive, poor idiot.
Brett Favre: First QB in NFL history to throw two career ending interceptions.
karma is a bitch
Even though he lost, he'll be back next season.
Even if he won the Super Bowl, he'd be back the next season.
There is no quit in this fucking robot named Brett Favre.
07-08: Interception returned for a touchdown to end the game
08-09: Illegal Forward pass to end the game
09-10: Interception which led to game-winning field goal.
You can't escape destiny, Mr. Farve.
Hate to break it to you, but he's on the pro bowl roster for next week
After the way he got nailed today I wouldn't be surprised if he decided to skip the Pro Bowl.
Then he'd have a sudden change of heart.
at the Pro Bowl. I'm sure he'll be there.
What's the over/under on Favre press conferences between now and then regarding his participation in said events?
Clapperback Burt Farv
Well, I will be that guy. I wanted Favre to win. And then to win the Super Bowl. And then to retire. For good.
The fumbles cost them the game. Kind of surprised the Saints couldn't take advantage of the turnovers in regulation. If they bring that kind of play against the Colts, it'll be a long day in Miami.
The reffing was terrible, if we were in this position (if the Vikings were somehow Michigan) we would be flaming mad. The lack of over turned calls when there was direct evidence to the contrary, the NFL wanted the Saints in the Super Bowl
if the game was so close that it was up to the refs then your team didnt get the job done. The vikings had five turnovers to the saints one. The vikings had plenty of opportunities to put this game away. Its disappointing to point fingers at the refs at the end of a game which one team dominated everywhere except the scoreboard.
First off I'm not a Vikings fan, so don't look (and neg) my opinion because you think I am being bias. I am a Bills fan and I am impartial to both teams. But the OT was retarded.
That terrible PI call on Leber, I am sick and tired of everytime a receiver falls down that it is PI, their feet got tangled up and the ball was uncatchable, both of those cancel the penalty.
The 4th and 1, Fox showed the 1 look from the sidelines once, where Thomas had the first down but then fumbled pushing the ball behind the first down mark, and it never went forward again, so again a terrible call.
And the last 1 and the most forgivable was the Meachem catch, he clearly trapped that against the ground, but I'll give the refs that it was not overturnable by the NFL rules.
All I know is the reffing decided the game, whether or not it helped or hurt the Vikings and Saints isn't the issue, its that refs took the game out of the players hands and put it in their own hands. And I will harp on the shittyness of the NFL OT rules, why have the coin flip decide the game, a playoff game should not rest on heads or tails, especially the NFCCG.
Uh, this is horrible.
First, the "Terrible PI call on Leber," as all the officiating since the first time the Pats knocked the Colts out of the AFC championship should have shown you, the NFL is ALL about giving advantages to the offense. A questionable call like that will invariably go to the WR/TE.
Second, the 4th and 1, there was certainly NOT enough evidence to
overturn, similar to the third review which also could not be overturned by NFL rules.
You argue that the "reffing decided the game," but ignore the fact that Minnesota had FIVE turnovers and SIX fumbles. (not to mention a 12 men in the huddle which is not a judgment call by the officials)
If you think the NFL OT rule is bad, (which I think should be changed as well) please don't support that thesis by arguing that it is decided by the flip of a coin. Minnesota's defense WAS on the field and had the opportunity to stop the Saints. If you remember the last time the Vikings played in an OT game, (vs. the Bears) the Vikings lost the coin flip and lost the game... but only after the two teams had possessed the ball one time each. I didn't hear people protesting that coin flip.
According to AdvancedNFLStats.com, "
The dreaded 'lose-the-coin-toss-never-touch-the-ball' scenario happened in 37 out of the 124 OT periods, or about 30% of all overtime games."
Some calls were bad but how about those 5 turnovers?
If you think a conspiracy ends without Favre in the Super Bowl you don't know much about conspiracies.
Perhaps I should have reworded what I said, the game wasn't rigged, but the refs played a bigger role then they should have in this game.
EDIT: It was not me who negged you.
You realize that the officiating was going the Vikings way until late in the 4th Quarter right?
Why aren't you talking about that 3rd down roughing the passer they decided to call for Favre, but an identical roughing the passer was ignored the next Saints drive?
Yeaaaaaaaaay, Brett Favre is gone. K'thnxbai.
You live by the Favre, you die by the Favre . . .
His playing style reminds me of Jim Kelly. Fierce competitor with questionable judgment, but he had the physical tools to make bad decisions work. As he got older, though, the arm lost just enough zip to turn bad decisions into bad plays.
Neither knew when to hang it up either.
Thanks for a great line. I fully intend to borrow it and use it liberally throughout the day. The Vikings should have known the risks of using a double edged Favre.
Seriously, how terrible would it be had the Vikings actually won the game?
BRETT FAVRE: leading his team back after he was injured! Such grit and determination to have fun out there!