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Does Brett Favre Help The Minnesota Vikings?

Does Favre increases Minnesota's chances or just its expectations?

Posted by Emil Steiner on August 18, 2009 1:48 PM
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dolph924: Have you seen the guys who would play QB for the Vikings if Favre doesn't? Hard to imagine that even the ashes of Favre after cremation wou...

frieda406: if the question "who is he helping, the team or himself", has to be asked, the answer is obvious. ...

swazal: Maybe it's just the featured photos ... but as someone older than Favre, it occurs to me that the preponderance of negative comments are bei...

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Guba Author Profile Page :

Favre owns a number of records. Maybe he wants to come back and see if he can break the record for the number of interceptions...

trenda Author Profile Page :

Wow.

This is worse than taking Grandpa's car keys away!!!!

Common Brett! We love Ya, but you gotta put the ball down and make some more movies.

("Something About Mary" was a good start, but Bradshaw has you beat with "Failure to Launch"!)

randy28146 Author Profile Page :

Congratualations, Brett Favre. Michael Vick is no longer the biggest jerk in the NFL. Did anyone really doubt the most self-entered athlete in sports would once again un-retire? Or that his latest retirement was nothing but a ploy to keep his name in the news while ducking training camp for several weeks?

oknow1 Author Profile Page :

Farve seems destined to be a media whore in some form or fashion. He actually came back sooner than I thought he would. I assumed he would play the old vet and sign 2-weeks before the opener. He only missed about 2-3 weeks of his name being out the sports news.

I'm telling you everyone salutes this guy as a great QB, this guy is too juvenile to move on with his life. I know he gave up drinking, so this attention and drama must be his new addiction.

plamar1031 Author Profile Page :

What a ridiculous tool this guy is! To spend a better portion of his career w/Greenbay only to sign w/their arch rival, the Vikings?! What an "f-you" move to the Greenbay fans that is. And then missing training camp because he is such a prima donna! Ooooh, he makes me cringe!

mikek728 Author Profile Page :

Disgusted - I am SO sick of hearing about this clown. He's made a joke of the league - a regular "NFL Days of Our Lives". Did he show up at camp with tears? I hope he throws 10 picks in the first 3 games - then he can go home crying. Again.

pdogglimhotmailcom Author Profile Page :

Brett needed his name back in the limelight so that he could sell more Wrangler jeans. He was getting nervous Vick was stealing all the ESPN coverage.

qball43 Author Profile Page :

He's a drama queen. Okay, he's a rich, over the hill drama queen. He didn't get the Jets to the Super Bowl last year and he won't get the Vikes to the Super Bowl this year. So let's just all wish him luck and get on with our business. He's toast.

Hail2TheSquire Author Profile Page :

There will be two frames of thought on the field for the Vikings. The Vikings wanting to win and Brett wanting to live his good ol' boy days, just having "fun". Remember, this is the same guy during the Jets final game to determine if they get into the playoffs that said, "It doesn't matter if we win or lose, let's just go out there and have fun."

dubhlaoich Author Profile Page :

For 10 million bucks I would go back to grade school and let the nuns beat me up - again. But there's no need to fill the newspaper with details on it. Nor is there a need to pound us with the latest stunt by this Mississippi Gym Rat.

StatMan007 Author Profile Page :

All of this petty ripping on Favre is ridiculous. Favre can't just decide to play for the Vikings. He can't force his way into the NFL.

The Vikings courted Favre for months and are now paying him millions upon millions of dollars to play for them, despite his missing training camp. Despite his arm injury last season. They decided to woe Favre back onto the field.

The jerks are all of the people whining about it. He doesn't have to retire because you want him to. If he wants to play football and a team wants to have him, then let him play football.

joelcavicchia Author Profile Page :

I don't understand all the buzz around this aging quarterback. Yeah, he was great, but was he really THAT great?? Ben Roethlisberger has led his team to twice as many Super Bowl victories, and Tom Brady has led his team to three times as many.

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kdrizzle03 Author Profile Page :

Just give it up Favre! I am truly sick of seeing your crying self all over the TV. RETIRE ALREADY!...go back to Mississippi with your gorgeous wife and family and do some cat-fishing!

jimmyjimmy1 Author Profile Page :

Has anyone commented on the fact that Farve looks a little sissy like in purple?

BigSon1 Author Profile Page :

I just don't get all the Favre bashing. Where is our right to determine when someone else should quit their dream job? He obviously has some skill to play the game, at least the Vikings think so. So let Favre do what he loves to do for as long as he can do it. As an old high school baller I get choked up every fall wishing I could still play. And to think he's getting to live that dream and get $250,000 a week to do it. Go Favre!!!

Steve-2 Author Profile Page :

This move is less about Favre and more about the needs of the team. Tarvaris has been Childress' project from the beginning, but with a poor camp topped off by a poor showing in the first preseason game, even Childress knows that Tarvaris is not going to get them to the Superbowl and it's time to move on. Sage looked good, but he's hurt. Childress needed to bring a new quaterback into camp, pronto. He called Favre first, as the best of the available talent, with the known result. But if Favre had declined Childress would have gone after someone else. He had to do something, and that's the real story. Only regret, at this point, is that the Vikes didn't go after a younger, proven starter earlier in the season, when they were available.

dolph924 Author Profile Page :

Have you seen the guys who would play QB for the Vikings if Favre doesn't? Hard to imagine that even the ashes of Favre after cremation wouldn't be WAY better than them. Why would the Vikes let Favre "push them around?" Well Jackson and Rosenfelds seem like the clear answer.

frieda406 Author Profile Page :

if the question "who is he helping, the team or himself", has to be asked, the answer is obvious.

swazal Author Profile Page :

Maybe it's just the featured photos ... but as someone older than Favre, it occurs to me that the preponderance of negative comments are being made by younger folks. They seem to say, "Go away, Old Timer, and find a job as a greeter in Wal-Mart." The Jets were contenders last year because they had Favre; long-suffering Vikings fans may finally have a chance to win the Lombardi trophy with an ex-Packer at the helm. How could would that be for them?

 
 
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