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Archive: Brett Favre

When will they ever learn?

The NFL still does not know how long a player should sit out after a concussion and the league should continue to research concussions and prevent players from returning to the field too soon.

By Leonard Shapiro | December 22, 2010; 10:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Futile foursome

Minnesota and Dallas have massively underachieved, but so have the revamped Cincinnati Bengals. Perhaps a "Futile Four" tournament would provide a fitting end to each of their seasons.

By Chris Richardson | November 23, 2010; 01:04 PM ET | Comments (1)

High hopes, blunted expectations

The situations in Dallas and Minnesota both demanded crisis control, which, in this case, resulted in the sacrifice of a head coach to make progress toward a better future.

By Derede McAlpin | November 23, 2010; 10:55 AM ET | Comments (1)

Vikings are biggest loser

The Vikings and Cowboys failed this year for strangely similar reasons, but Minnesota's fall from Super Bowl contender to NFL laughingstock has been the greater surprise

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | November 23, 2010; 10:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Inevitable in Minnesota, not so in Big 'D'

The dismissal of Brad Childress in Minnesota was inevitable, but Wade Phillips' firing in Dallas could have been avoided had the Cowboys lived up to their potential.

By Brandon Benson | November 23, 2010; 10:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys should have been better

The Cowboys' turnaround since Wade Phillips' firing shows their players quit on their former head coach - and that's downright shameful.

By Doug Farrar | November 23, 2010; 09:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Deeply disappointing

Both the Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys have been colossal failures this season. The Vikings placed their bet on a 41-year-old quarterback while the Cowboys have failed to live up to their payroll.

By Dawn Knight | November 23, 2010; 01:13 AM ET | Comments (1)

Boys' bigger surprise

The writing was on the wall for the Vikings after everything went their way in 2009. With a roster loaded with talent, the Cowboys' demise is the bigger stunner.

By Anthony Stalter | November 23, 2010; 12:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Great expectations

Brad Childress became the second head coach to fall victim to unfulfilled expectations on a team picked to challenge for a Super Bowl title.

By Leonard Shapiro | November 23, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

The lights are coming on

Some team will take a chance on Randy Moss, but he just isn't what he used to be -- a bitter pill for the Minnesota Vikings to swallow.

By Jason Maloni | November 2, 2010; 08:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Favre's final chapter

Brad Childress appears to have had it with Brett Favre, meaning "the streak" will end sooner rather than later as the Vikings try to get back on track in the NFC North

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | October 26, 2010; 01:16 PM ET | Comments (1)

Don't give them the satisfaction

Brett Favre should walk away now, for the sake of his rapidly deteriorating legacy and body, and to appease the masses who are sick and tired of his circus.

By Chris Richardson | October 26, 2010; 12:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Living and dying with Brett

It's time for Brad Childress ignore Brett Favre's ego and give his starting quarterback a few weeks off to recover from injury in the hopes that he can return to form for a playoff push.

By Anthony Stalter | October 26, 2010; 11:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Dealing with the devil

The narrow Super Bowl window for Brett Favre and the Vikings has already closed, leaving Brad Childress with a big mess and no clear way out.

By Doug Farrar | October 26, 2010; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (2)

Brett at 100

It's time for Brett Favre to go away, but at this point, who knows when that might happen?

By Brian Tarcy | October 26, 2010; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Expect a start from stubborn ol' Brett

Brett Favre has proven his ability to play through injuries over the course of his career, and until he pulls himself from a game, you have to assume he'll be starting Sunday against New England.

By Brandon Benson | October 26, 2010; 10:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Will Favre finish the season as Vikes starting QB?

Will Brett Favre finish the season as the Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback?

By Reader Poll | October 26, 2010; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Brett's not done yet

Healthy or not, Brett Favre continues to give the Vikings their best chance to win and as long as that remains the case, he should stay put as the team's starting quarterback.

By Rob Rang | October 26, 2010; 01:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Winning trumps the streak

It's in the best interest of both the Vikings and Brett Favre for the QB to take a few weeks off to get healthy and let a streak that means more to him than anyone watching come to an end.

By Michael Kun | October 26, 2010; 12:45 AM ET | Comments (1)

Better off in Hattiesburg

Brett Favre has tarnished his legacy with three years of erratic play and drama following his first retirement from Green Bay in 2008. He should have stayed true to his word this first time around.

By Dave Goldberg | October 26, 2010; 12:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Questions linger for Vikings

Even with Randy Moss, the Vikings still have to prove they can contend for a deep playoff run while the Patriots just keep getting younger.

By Brandon Benson | October 7, 2010; 09:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

No excuses for Albert

There's simply no excuse for Albert Haynesworth's poor character and poor judgment since he signed a $100 million contract with the Washington Redskins.

By Michael Kun | August 24, 2010; 12:30 AM ET | Comments (2)

Don't count your chickens

Brett Favre gives the Vikings the best chance to win, so his decision to come back is a welcome one. But injuries and questionable coaching decisions may keep Minnesota from winning it all this year.

By Anthony Stalter | August 18, 2010; 01:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Groundhog Brett

Brett Favre's offseason routine rivals Punxsutawney Phil's annual Groundhog Day charade.

By Brian Tarcy | August 18, 2010; 11:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rodgers, Packers block the way

Brett Favre's gunslinging approach could cost the Vikings this season with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers poised to take the NFC North.

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | August 18, 2010; 11:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Surviving the opener is key

The Saints gave the NFL the defensive gameplan for stopping Brett Favre in last season's NFC title game, which could spell trouble for the Vikings this fall.

By Doug Farrar | August 18, 2010; 09:36 AM ET | Comments (1)

One more run

If his ankle can hold up, Brett Favre could go out on top by leading the Minnesota Vikings to the Super Bowl.

By Leonard Shapiro | August 18, 2010; 09:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

Concerns at skill positions

Brett Favre's bid for another Super Bowl title could be derailed by injuries and inconsistent play from the Vikings running backs and receivers.

By Brandon Benson | August 18, 2010; 09:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

Window is closing

The window is closing on Brett Favre and the Vikings who may have missed their best chance at a Super Bowl title last season.

By Dave Goldberg | August 18, 2010; 06:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Count on regression

The Vikings could make another playoff run with Brett Favre back, but expect the quarterback to experience a statistical regression back to his career averages across the board.

By Joe Baker | August 18, 2010; 04:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

Healthy Vikes will contend

With Brett Favre back in the fold, the questions the Minnesota Vikings need answers to deal with the health of his supporting cast, including Adrian Peterson, Sidney Rice and Percey Harvin

By Michael Kun | August 18, 2010; 02:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

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; 02:58 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; 09:53 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; 09:46 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; 09:20 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; 09:13 AM ET | Comments (2)

Tighten up

Sloppy football games certainly have drama, but unless your mom still drives you to practice there's no excuse for careless play.

By Jason Maloni | January 26, 2010; 01:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bye bye Brett?

Should Brett Favre retire? (Sorry, we had to ask.)

By Reader Poll | January 26, 2010; 06:41 AM ET | Comments (4)

Bloopers just as compelling

Forget the triumphant John Facenda narration and Sam Spence music-- yesterday's NFC Championship game was more attuned to Elmer J. Fudd and "Yakety Sax"

By Doug Farrar | January 25, 2010; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (3)

Rubberneck theater

It's about unpredictability -- why we've always loved Brett Favre. For his impossible touchdown passes and his interception-defying throws.

By Dave Goldberg | January 25, 2010; 09:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

Colts vs. Vikings

I'd really like to see two of the best quarterbacks ever, hook up in what might be a farewell game for Favre.

By Dave Goldberg | January 22, 2010; 12:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Don't believe the hype

In the end, there's really nothing to see here, as much as the media would like you to think there is.

By Chris Gates | December 24, 2009; 05:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

Vikings bleeding?

At the moment, Childress and Favre are pooh-poohing any notion that the Vikings are about to implode. But definitely, stay tuned.

By Leonard Shapiro | December 24, 2009; 07:35 AM ET | Comments (2)

Wrangling Favre

As clever as Favre can seem on the field, he is only effective when working in a controlled system. These days there is no control in Minnesota.

By Les Carpenter | December 23, 2009; 11:47 AM ET | Comments (5)

Give it up Chilly

You're not going to win an argument with Brett and he's your best shot at a title.

By Dave Goldberg | December 23, 2009; 10:58 AM ET | Comments (1)

Favre breakdown

If the Vikings look uninspired during the playoffs, the team's lack of trust in it's leaders might be the cause.

By Brandon Benson | December 23, 2009; 10:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Favre's relationship chilly

Will Brett Favre's power struggle with head coach Brad Childress doom the Vikings playoffs hopes? Vote now.

By Reader Poll | December 23, 2009; 10:11 AM ET | Comments (1)

Vikings Beware

Anything is possible in the NFL, just ask the Brett Favre and the 2008 New York Jets.

By Anthony Stalter | November 4, 2009; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

Are the 2009 Vikes Favre's Best Team?

Are the 2009 Vikings the best team Brett Favre has ever played on?

By Reader Poll | November 1, 2009; 11:32 AM ET | Comments (3)

Pick Peyton

One game for all the marbles? Give me Peyton Manning.

By Chris Gates | October 19, 2009; 12:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

All About AP

Favre won one game, Adrian Peterson won the rest.

By Shawn Zobel | October 5, 2009; 07:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Even More Than Past Statistics

With so much around him, it's easy to overlook the impact Favre has had on this team.

By Rob Rang | October 5, 2009; 03:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

So Far, So Good

The key for the Vikings offense, and for head coach Brad Childress in particular, is to make sure Favre holsters his heroics.

By Sean McCann | October 5, 2009; 12:49 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Still Magic

Brett Favre has given them something they didn't have before; a chance at a comeback in every game they'll play in.

By Brandon Benson | October 5, 2009; 12:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

So Far, So Average

Through his first three games with the Vikings, Brett Favre ranks 15th in DYAR among quarterbacks

By Doug Farrar | October 5, 2009; 11:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bigger Than Brett

If one were to look at the main reasons for the Minnesota Vikings' 3-0 start to the 2009 season, Brett Favre would actually be a significant way down the list.

By Chris Gates | October 5, 2009; 11:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

What the Vikes Needed

Brett Favre has been a good quarterback on what might be a great team. As a Packers fan, that makes me sick.

By Jeff Nelson | October 5, 2009; 11:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

One-Third Responsible

Brett Favre isn't the only reason why the Vikings are 3-0, but he deserves considerable credit for at least one of their victories this season

By Gene Wang | October 5, 2009; 11:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

How Much Has Brett Helped the Vikings?

How much is Brett Favre actually done for the Minnesota Vikings' 3-0 start this season?

By Reader Poll | October 5, 2009; 11:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

NFL Doesn't Help Books

The League could always do better job but I don't believe the NFL is interested in accommodating sports books or any Fantasy Leagues.

By Johnny Avello | September 18, 2009; 02:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Mums the Word

I see no problem with being secretive about the kind of information a team reveals.

By Chris Richardson | September 18, 2009; 11:03 AM ET | Comments (1)

Hiding Behind HIPAA

The NFL and individual teams manipulate the injury report policy for their own benefit, then hide behind HIPAA.

By Dr. A. Brion Gardner | September 18, 2009; 07:40 AM ET | Comments (8)

American Gamesmanship

Eric Mangini's little games with the weekly injury report reflect a common practice in the NFL, and show that a $125,000 fine is simply the cost of doing business.

By Michael Oriard | September 18, 2009; 07:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

Coach's Call

One can understand why the Belichick-acolyte might have overlooked Brett Favre's injury.

By Jason Maloni | September 18, 2009; 07:17 AM ET | Comments (1)

Don't Pack It in

I was aware of the cheerleaders before I understood anything else about the game. And I hope they never leave it.

By Brandon Benson | September 2, 2009; 08:35 AM ET | Comments (2)

Who's Your Quarterback?

Vote on your choice for steadiest signal caller

By Reader Poll | August 31, 2009; 08:52 AM ET | Comments (2)

Jets Fans Be Mad!

Favre jerked the Jets around just as much as he jerked the Packers around. Only the Packers will be a better team despite Favre's antics.

By Michael Kun | August 20, 2009; 02:53 AM ET | Comments (4)

Waiting Game No Fun for Vikings

Brett Favre deserves to continue to play football, but not at the expense of ruining the team chemistry of the Minnesota Vikings.

By Roman Oben | August 19, 2009; 01:52 PM ET | Comments (5)

Favre, Vikes May Crash and Burn

Brad Childress and Minnesota went all in on Brett Favre, but don't expect them to win out.

By Peter Schaffer | August 19, 2009; 01:49 PM ET | Comments (6)

Favre the Betrayer

His legacy will always be tarnished by his actions at the end of his career.

By Brandon Benson | August 19, 2009; 01:04 PM ET | Comments (5)

Ego Gone Wild

How many Hall of Fame inductees have been booed as they enter Canton? This could be the first.

By Jason Maloni | August 19, 2009; 10:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Stunned and Intrigued

For me, this is the football equivalent of getting punched in the face. By Brock Lesnar. Repeatedly.

By Chris Gates | August 18, 2009; 11:30 PM ET | Comments (1)

Favre Dupes Us Again!

When it comes to retirement, this dude is capable of any level of deceit.

By Sean McCann | August 18, 2009; 11:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Neither Hero nor Villian

He is just human - a football player who made us smile most Sundays in the fall.

By Paul Bessire | August 18, 2009; 09:09 PM ET | Comments (1)

Feeling Betrayed

Now, we wish him the worst of luck, and if all goes well, a lifetime of regret.

By Jeff Nelson | August 18, 2009; 08:43 PM ET | Comments (1)

Guess Who's Back... Back Again

In Green Bay no one seems to care anymore

By Cindy Kagan | August 18, 2009; 04:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Unretiring Ego

Suffice to say, the man loves the spotlight, and Brad Childress is desperate.

By Jim McCormick | August 18, 2009; 03:22 PM ET | Comments (3)

Favre Helps Vikes

Childress is gutless for allowing Brett to dictate when he showed up to play. That said, from a pure football standpoint, Favre makes the Vikings better.

By Anthony Stalter | August 18, 2009; 03:18 PM ET | Comments (10)

He's a Drama Queen

My first thought will not be about how great of a player he was but that he was a huge drama queen the last year and a half.

By Sean Yuille | August 18, 2009; 02:45 PM ET | Comments (1)

Favre's a Selfish Jerk

I know they'll never say it on the record so I'll say it for Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels: Brett Favre is a jackass.

By H. Gore | August 18, 2009; 02:41 PM ET | Comments (13)

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