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Archive: August 1, 2010 - August 7, 2010

He'll play, if he can

If he can physically perform, expect Brett Favre back on the field this season -- it's the only place he wants to be.

By Leonard Shapiro | August 5, 2010; 2:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Sideshow is the show

Brett Favre and Albert Haynesworth have hijacked the start of training camp -- and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

By Michael Wilbon | August 5, 2010; 12:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Brett Favre is...

Brett Favre is the girl you dated in high school who always had to be told how pretty she was. So far, the Vikings continue to oblige her.

By Michael Kun | August 5, 2010; 10:25 AM ET | Comments (13)

Vikings play enabler

Each Brett Favre comeback tour so far has featured a different impetus. This time around, the Vikings don't care what that is -- they just want Brett back in the huddle.

By Brandon Benson | August 5, 2010; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

The waiting game

The old gunslinger knows his career will eventually come to an end, but don't expect his wait and see retirement plan to change until that day.

By Jason Maloni | August 5, 2010; 9:53 AM ET | Comments (1)

Brett's broken record

Brett Favre has a bad ankle, hates training camp and knows he holds all the power over the Minnesota Vikings. So let's just leave him alone until the start of the season.

By Dave Goldberg | August 5, 2010; 9:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

It's all an attention grab

Brett Favre's annual retirement dance has become a way for him to string us along and keep the spotlight on him for as long as possible.

By Doug Farrar | August 5, 2010; 9:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Foolish Favre

Brett Favre continues to benefit from his indecisiveness. Maybe it's time we all made a conscious decision to ignore his summer ritual.

By Dawn Knight | August 5, 2010; 9:13 AM ET | Comments (2)

Players can point the finger at themselves

NCAA athletes should shoulder the blame when they take improper benefits from agents.

By Anthony Stalter | August 3, 2010; 1:18 PM ET | Comments (1)

NFL must follow NCAA's lead, add bite to bark

There is no strict policing of agents. Agents' actions can get players and their collegiate teams in real trouble, but until the NFL and/or NFLPA takes a tip from the NCAA and elects to discipline those in their control -- the rogue agents -- the problem will continue to spiral out of control. It will take someone much more intelligent than I to come up with the legal mumbo-jumbo to get this thing fixed correctly. But, doesn't it make sense for agents to suffer similar consequences as the athletes should they be found involved in these cases?

By Rob Rang | August 3, 2010; 12:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Are agents to blame?

Who is most responsible for the issues resulting from improper relations between agents and college athletes?

By Reader Poll | August 3, 2010; 11:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

Heads in the sand

The NCAA must step up and act to protect its players from opportunistic agents rather than simply handing down sanctions to college programs after the fact.

By Dave Goldberg | August 3, 2010; 11:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

The blame game

Universities must provide personnel to teams to prevent agent interaction that may result in NCAA sanctions. College players cannot be held solely accountable.

By Dr. Mark Adickes | August 3, 2010; 10:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

An unsustainable system

NCAA athletes earn millions of dollars for their universities, coaches and administrators but receive very little in return for their performance. That must change.

By Michael Oriard | August 3, 2010; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (3)

New rules for schools

Colleges and agents need to be held accountable for improper dealings with NCAA athletes, and a new system needs to be established that does not punish innocent bystanders for the actions of past players.

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | August 3, 2010; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Slotted salaries needed

Slotted salaries at both the NFL and NCAA levels would greatly reduce the influence of agents while also giving so-called amateur athletes the compensation they deserve for their performance on the field.

By Doug Farrar | August 3, 2010; 1:25 AM ET | Comments (1)

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