Category Archives: Favre

For those who didn’t already know who to root for this week.

Root for:

Packers over Seahawks.

Panthers over Giants.

*If the first 2 happen, then the Packers clinch a wild card spot in the playoffs.

Redskins over Cowboys.

Enjoy the remainder of the season’s games and Favre’s annual cold-weather collapse.

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Brett Favre won’t be unretiring until next season.

And somewhere, Peter King is weeping.

Brett Favre to make up his mind by Friday unless, of course, he doesn’t.

By Friday, we will know.  Maybe.

Bleacher Report makes me want to kick someone in the balls.

At first glance, Bleacher Report seems like a quasi-legitimate sports news website.  Some stories from Bleacher Report could easily be imagined on the front page of ESPN.com (UFC 100: Octagon Girls of the Past and Present) or in a Rick Reilly column (Lamar Odom: “O-done” with the Los Angeles Lakers?)

While reporters for ESPN and other players in mainstream sports media may be hacks, they’re professional hacks who have to at least ground their reporting in facts and reason, and their reporting generally has at least a shred of significance to the average viewer.  The same can’t be said of the esteemed contributors to Bleacher Report.  They’re just plain old hacks.  And they usually have no idea what the hell they’re talking about.

Case in point, this conspiracy theory from some clueless fan about Favre intentionally losing games for some dumb reason or another:

As for the Jets, they ultimately profited from Favre’s brief time there. Yet they were just a pawn in Favre’s game.   The enemy was the Packers. For their grief, they get just a third round pick out of Favre—not the second rounder or the potential three first round picks possible if the Jets had dealt him.

I’ve heard more coherent and logical theories from my toaster.

Aside from the just plain dumb, there’s the just plain pointless, evidenced by this Packers fan giving his entirely arbitrary predictions for the Madden ratings for Green Bay’s players, ratings which happen to have already been released.

You’re also sure to find an inordinately large amount of uninformed analysis.  Reading one of CheeseheadTV’s exceptional articles breaking down new defensive schemes or contract negotiations puts Bleacher Report to shame.

And for God’s sake, why does Bleacher Report show up in Google News?  If I wanted to hear 30 random assholes offering their fascinating opinions and speculation about Brett Favre, I’d turn on SportsCenter.

Are bloggers’ anonymous sources better than traditional writers’ anonymous sources?

packergeeks says that Favre will be a Viking by the end of the week.

Fran Tarkenton is not Brett Favre’s biggest fan.

Fran Tarkenton:

“I think it’s despicable. What he put the Packers through last year was not good.  Here’s an organization that was loyal to him for 17, 18 years, provided stability of organization, provided players. It just wasn’t about Brett Favre. But, you know, in this day and time, we have glorified the Brett Favre’s of the world so much, they think it’s about them. He goes to New York and bombs. He’s 39 years old. How would you like Ray Nitschke playing in his last year for the Vikings, or how ’bout I retire, and go play for the Packers? I kind of hope it happens, so he can fail.”

But wait, there’s more!

“It’s about team.  It’s not about Brett Favre.  So he goes and runs up to the Jets, doesn’t even dress in the locker room with the players, has a separate facility…it’s all about him, and it’s supposed to be all about your team.”

Tarkenton then proceeds to list a lot of big games that Favre blew that I’d rather not remember.  This is only a small sampling of the rant.  To listen to the audio of the whole Favre segment, click here.

Remember that story that said Favre was having surgery? Yeah, about that…

In the latest edition of “Did Brett Favre sneeze today?,” there is a new conflicting report out saying that Favre wants to heal his arm without surgery.

From ESPN’s Ed Werder:  “Favre, however, remains focused on nonsurgical options, including cortisone injections and natural movements like light throwing and bicep curls that might cause the tendon to release naturally, the source told ESPN.  If the tendon releases and the pain subsides, Favre is virtually certain to play again.  If he has surgery and his arm strength diminishes or the pain remains, he will remain retired.”

So basically, Favre’s return is still inevitable.  Now there’s just two different anonymous sources telling us two different stories about HOW he will return.