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Aug 18, 2009 12:00 pm

Biggest stroke in the history of American Sports ?

Aug 18, 2009 12:41 pm

A source close to Brett Favre said the quarterback, pending a physical, will sign a contract with the Minnesota Vikings for between $10 million to $12 million, according to ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.



10-12mm????  Seriously??  For what?
 
Damn.  They should sign Flutie as a backup for $1mm.
Aug 18, 2009 2:21 pm

It is unreal. He doesn't want to put in the effort or the work that would involve training camp and they are still paying him that much. This is exactly why the Packers wanted to move on. He wasn't working out in the off season and before that last year in Green Bay he had sucked for 3 or 4 years. He blew last year in the 2nd Half because he wore down. So annoying.

Aug 18, 2009 7:24 pm

I think he is money.. seriously Sage or Tavaris.. as for references from last year.. you are comparing Thomas Jones to Adrian Peterson?? Also this is the same system he ran for forever in GB...



At least 2 round of playoffs... nobody else is in the division..or NFC.. Giants-no offense, eli is a joke....Eagles-no defense.....Arizona- the nfc curse of losing super bowls....Saints- no defense.... Carolina- everybodys favorite sleeper, every year....Chicago- who does cutler throw to Devin hester..really?.....Green Bay- good luck installing a 3-4 with the wrong personnel...



Am I missing a good team?

Aug 19, 2009 3:15 pm

Eagles & G-Men will be good.  Packers 3-4 looked very good last week against (cough) Cleveland.  Favre will give you 4-5 great games, 4-5 ok games and he will lose 4 for you.  It wouldn't surprise me if Favre got hurt this year and ended his game streak. 

Aug 19, 2009 3:30 pm

Seriously against the Browns, who have no qb, no rb, no rec and te.? I think the Vick thing will bite philly, that guy lied to everybody the first time around, people don't change....



The benefit that favre is going to get is Adrian Peterson(not a viking fan, Titans fan) the defenses are either going to have to play man-man(which favre will pick apart) or a zone of sorts, then Adrian Peterson will have his 2,000yds... This is a much better team then the jets and has a much better rb than he had his last year with GB when they did so well, and he will be inside.

Aug 19, 2009 3:38 pm
chief123:

I think he is money.. seriously Sage or Tavaris.. as for references from last year.. you are comparing Thomas Jones to Adrian Peterson?? Well not only Thomas Jones.  He also had Leon Washington who rushed for 500 yds and 6 tds plus 37 receptions for 2 more td's. 

At least 2 round of playoffs (No way!)... nobody else is in the division..or NFC.. Giants-no offense, eli is a joke (Brandon Jacobs is a BEAST!  And thats hard to admit as an Eagles fan.  Bradshaw will get alot of carries too.  Eli is a joke though)....Eagles-no defense (Philly had the number THREE defense in the NFL last year!  We lost Dawkins which hurts, but he was bad in coverage last year w/his aging legs.  Asante Samuel, Ellis Hobbs, Sheldon Brown, Trent Cole, Mike Patterson...we're still good!).....Arizona- the nfc curse of losing super bowls (Agree)....Saints- no defense (Agree).... Carolina- everybodys favorite sleeper, every year (Not a sleeper anymore, just a boring team that has good fundamentals, until Delhomme chokes on his Chunky Soup)....Chicago- who does cutler throw to Devin hester..really?.....Green Bay- good luck installing a 3-4 with the wrong personnel...

Am I missing a good team?

 
Cowboys.  Don't discount Romo, Barber, Witten, Williams, Ware, Spears and Co.. 
 
 
Aug 19, 2009 4:04 pm

Vikings would have made the playoffs no matter who was playing QB. My point is that hes an ego maniac who loves the spotlight. Guy has been lazy for years and just wants to play in the games with little effort and the F'in media follows him around like he is Jesus Christ.

Aug 19, 2009 4:25 pm

I don't count the cowboys, because Romo is terrible, especially in the clutch.. Barber will never make it for a full year, though i do like the other guy... I don't trust their secondary or their offensive coordinator.



Ron, you are right they would have made the playoffs, like they did last year, but the goal isn't to make the playoffs, just like the goal isn't to produce less than $200K... I think Favre is better than what they had.. It's like replacing a $80K account with a $500K account, yeah it's not a MIL but still better than the 80K, and sure it comes with additional headaches but the increased income is worth it.

Aug 19, 2009 6:13 pm

I am not saying it is the wrong move for the team. I am saying Brett Favre as a man is a complete douche bag.

Aug 19, 2009 9:58 pm

I think that it's probably pretty hard to be one of the best in the world at something and not be an egomaniac, or at least, be portrayed like one to some extent. 

 
The guy is old and beat up.  It only makes sense that if he was going to play this year to do it in the way that is easiest on his body.   That means avoiding training camp.  It also is going to mean not practicing all that much during the season and getting special treatment.  If someone was going to pay be $12 million to be that kind of douche, I'll take the job.
Aug 19, 2009 11:01 pm

I am fine with that, but tell it like it is. Make a decision and be honest about your intentions. Don't go back and forth for 3 straight off seasons leaving 3 different franchises hanging in the wind. Jay Cutler has been torched by the media from what he did, but when it comes to Favre everyone strokes his sack. It is unreal.

Aug 21, 2009 9:24 pm

I like giving old players one more chance...and that's why I'm a Raider's Fan.

Aug 25, 2009 12:59 am

Ron, I think you are just still upset about Favre ripping the Bears apart in the 90's.  Favre and Cutler are not the same case.  Favre never forced his way out of Green Bay.  He was pressured to make up his mind after 07 and retired.  When he had a change of heart they said "we don't want you back, the train has left the station".  He never missed a game for that team playing through pain.  Never held out for a bigger contract and even took managements side when others held out like Sterling Sharpe and Javon Walker.  Cutler forced his way out because his feelings were hurt.  I know the back and fourth is a little much but it does not make him a bad guy, just has a hard time hanging it up for good.   A lot of guys in normal jobs go through this when they retire, multiply this by 100 playing pro football and you can imagine how hard it must be to walk away for good.  Ron, I agree with most of the things you post here, but not when it comes to Favre.  Asset Allocation = Good, Brett Favre = Even better, they both worked out well in the 90's and they both will make a great comeback story in 2009!

Aug 25, 2009 11:35 pm

I actually had a ton of respect for Favre until the last few off seasons. A large majority of the Bears fans I know had grown to respect his skills and toughness even though he was beating our teams head in. I think he has gotten lazy the last few years, Green Bay saw that happening and called him out on it. Then he tried turning the tables on management. What Favre doesn't realize is coaches and GM's are trying to put together careers in a cut throat industry and as they try to prepare he is off fishing in Mississippi. It isn't fair to the teams.

Aug 26, 2009 11:08 am

Favre is kidding himself, he's going to finally retire on such an awful note its going to make it hard for people to remember him in his good years. 

Aug 26, 2009 11:24 am

Isn't there a double edge sword in professional sports.. Leave to early (Barry Sanders) and we are mad and wonder why... Stay too long (Favre/Shaq) we are mad and wonder why.. But don't they have the opportunity to redeem themselves by doing something great.. For example if Shaq and Lebron win the NBA championship this year or if Favre leads the vikings to the superbowl. In 3-5 years no one will remember anyways(like when Montana finished his career as a Chief, or Jordan a wizard, Karl Malone on the lakers, Gary Payton on the lakers, heat). Sure we remember, but don't really care that they did

Aug 27, 2009 2:43 am

Favre is a douche.  I don't care about the Packers or the Vikings...neither is my team.  I just have no respect for an aging prom queen that (1) can't admit he is too lazy to do training camp and (2) chooses a team at least partially to give his former team the finger.  What an ass he is.  I hope he gets sacked 16 times when the Vikings play the Pack.

Aug 31, 2009 12:09 pm

Aug 31, 2009 12:51 pm
chief123:

Isn't there a double edge sword in professional sports.. Leave to early (Barry Sanders) and we are mad and wonder why... Stay too long (Favre/Shaq) we are mad and wonder why.. But don't they have the opportunity to redeem themselves by doing something great.. For example if Shaq and Lebron win the NBA championship this year or if Favre leads the vikings to the superbowl. In 3-5 years no one will remember anyways(like when Montana finished his career as a Chief, or Jordan a wizard, Karl Malone on the lakers, Gary Payton on the lakers, heat). Sure we remember, but don't really care that they did

 
I wouldn't lump Shaq in the Favre category.  Shaq's never retired or led the media to believe he was done.  Shaq doesn't have any "redeeming" to do, he won a title 3 years ago and 3 titles prior to that.  Favre hasn't sniffed a title in 13 years, and in recent history has been the key reason why they haven't sniffed a title (OT interception in '03 vs. Eagles in playoff loss, OT interception in '07 vs. Giants in NFC title game loss, 4 INT's vs. Vikings in '04 playoff loss, 6 INT's vs Rams in '01 playoff loss, 2 INT's and a lost fumble vs. Falcons in '02 playoff loss).  He was DIRECTLY at fault for all 5 playoff eliminations this decade alone. 
 
Montana and Favre are unrelated because Montana was traded to KC and went to 2 playoffs in his 2 seasons in KC including the AFC championship game, and he made the Pro-Bowl in '93.  Jordan is Jordan.  He invented the art of the graceful comeback, unlike Favre who has Sugar Ray Leonard apparently as his life coach.