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  • Brett Favre tries a Hail Mary for Cochran (Endorsement)

    06/18/2014 9:29:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | June 18, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre is hoping he can help Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) pull out an overtime win in his runoff battle with primary challenger Chris McDaniel. The championship quarterback offers his support to Cochran in a new ad out from the Chamber of Commerce in which he touts Cochran as Mississippi's "strong voice in Washington." "I’ve learned through football that strong leadership can mean the difference between winning and losing," he says in the ad. "Trust me, Mississippi can win," he goes on, with Cochran in office. The three-time MVP started his career as a quarterback...
  • N.F.L. Inquiry Says Saints Set Bounty for Hits

    03/04/2012 7:51:05 PM PST · by U-238 · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/2/2012 | Judy Battista
    During the past three seasons, while the National Football League has been changing rules and levying fines in an effort to improve player safety, members of the New Orleans Saints’ defense maintained a lucrative bounty system that paid players for injuring opponents, according to an extensive investigation by the N.F.L. The Vikings' Brett Favre is said to have been a target of player bounties. The bounty system was financed mostly by players — as many as 27 of them — and was administered by the former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who also contributed money to the pool. The N.F.L. said...
  • Report: Eagles interested in Brett Favre

    07/24/2011 6:56:58 AM PDT · by rintense · 21 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | July 23, 2011 | Mike Florio
    Ugh. Let me repeat that. Ugh. Howard Eskin of WIP radio in Philly reports that the Eagles could sign quarterback Brett Favre as a backup to Mike Vick, after Kevin Kolb is shipped out of town. Sources told Eskin, who serves as a sideline reporter for the team’s radio broadcasts, that it’s “possible” the Eagles will sign Favre. The move would reunite Favre with Andy Reid, who was an assistant with the Packers before becoming a head coach in 1999.
  • What? Brett Favre May Return With Carolina?

    03/27/2011 8:19:33 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    Total Packers ^ | March 27, 2011
    Quarterback Brett Favre may return to the NFL for the 2011 season, according to Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, but not with the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings seem intent on choosing a quarterback in this year’s draft and possibly adding a veteran like the Washington Redskins Donovan McNabb as a bridge until he’s ready. If it happens, it wouldn’t come as a surprise. We’ve all seen this movie before. There are, however, a couple interesting angles here. Favre was quick to file his retirement papers with the league after the 2010 season, something he didn’t do the...
  • Brett Favre sacked with sexual harassment lawsuit (taiwan animation)

    01/07/2011 6:16:22 AM PST · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    On the same day legendary NFL quarterback Brett Favre announced his retirement, two former Jets masseuses sued him for sexual harassment. According to the suit, masseuse Christina Scavo was introduced to the Jets by colleague Shannon O’Toole. Organizer Lisa Ripi oversaw the therapists, who were all young and attractive.
  • The legend of Brett Favre is dead

    11/21/2010 7:54:16 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 145 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Sun Nov 21, 2010 | MJD
    Today's Vikings vs. Packers game will probably not be the last NFL game Brett Favre(notes) plays. It should be, though, because at this point, Favre can't do anything for the Vikings franchise other than continue to pilot their dizzying plunge into a foul pit of football sewage. The Vikings played their fiercest rival today in a game they had to win to keep alive their dim playoff hopes. Not only did they lose; they were destroyed. Embarrassed. Torn apart. The contrast between the beaten-down, ineffective Favre and the energetic, playmaking Aaron Rodgers(notes) could not have been more stark. The legend...
  • DFU YouTube SING-ALONG: Brett Favre Throws Pass to Jenn (tastefully done)

    10/13/2010 9:26:13 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    DFU via YouTube ^ | Oct 13, 2010 | Doug from Upland
    It is big news everywhere. Did Brett Favre really hit on the hot news woman? Did he send things he should not have sent? Will the NFL investigation result in suspension? Here is a tasteful YouTube song about the event. BRETT FAVRE THROWS UNWANTED PASS
  • Brett Favre's Future, Retirement and The Haters

    01/25/2010 10:59:05 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 117 replies · 2,193+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/25/2010 | John G. Winder
    There is much smack talk on the internet today, primarily by what appear to be pimple-faced Cheeto-munching-types who most likely never held a football let alone dared to imagine what it might be like to breath the same rarified air that fills the lungs of an NFL Quarterback the likes of Brett Farve. If the internet has done one thing it is to have spawned an endless army of wannabe athlete arm-chair quarterbacks and no-nothing experts on every sport imaginable or athlete imaginable. Their current targer: Brett Farve.
  • Favre gets better with age

    01/19/2010 9:10:14 AM PST · by pissant · 21 replies · 893+ views
    BBC ^ | 1/19/10 | Neil Reynolds
    I'm about to tuck into a large slice of humble pie. Back in September, I had genuine concerns about Brett Favre's second comeback in as many seasons and wrote about them here. I did not believe Favre would be the final piece in the Minnesota Vikings' jigsaw. I had no doubt the future Hall of Famer could still throw a pretty pass and lead a team with some devastating strikes downfield. I just could not see a 40-year-old quarterback - who had admitted he got tired throwing to college kids over the summer - being in peak physical condition at...
  • Brett Favre: 2009 NFL NVP

    01/06/2010 9:35:58 AM PST · by pissant · 49 replies · 1,484+ views
    Bleacher Report ^ | 1/6/10 | Jacob Waalk
    But Manning doesn't do more with less. I am so incredibly exasperated with this fallacy. He's on the same team he's been on for the last decade, and while Dungy left, Manning still has complete control of his offense and gets to pass it as much as he likes, while Favre has to battle a control freak coach who doesn't like the QB recognizing coverage patterns and calling audibles. The most important stat with quarterbacks is actually pass protection. How potent the running game is is meaningless; pass protection is what's important. Favre has three times as many sacks yet...
  • Childress tried to bench Favre in the third quarter

    12/20/2009 11:49:48 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 26 replies · 1,732+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Monday, December 21, 2009 | Doug Farrar
    Those who adore Brett Favre(notes) with every fiber of their being (i.e., every football broadcaster who has ever lived) and those who like him to go the heck back to Mississippi and leave us alone after this season (i.e., everyone who would like to see NFL Network talk about anything else for once) would agree on one thing: Be it age or any other factor, there were concerns about Favre dropping off at the end of the season as he did with the Jets last year. Starting in Week 13 of 2008 season, Favre didn't have a single-game quarterback rating...
  • Bench Favre? Vikings coach Childress considered it vs. Panthers

    12/21/2009 5:42:32 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 29 replies · 1,093+ views
    NFL.COM ^ | 21 DECEMBER 2009 | AP
    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Brett Favre and Brad Childress enjoyed quite the honeymoon in their first three months together in Minnesota. The coach coaxed the quarterback out of retirement to play for the Vikings, picking up the 40-year-old from the airport and personally chauffeuring him to team headquarters to sign a contract in August.
  • Complaints Fly As Brett Favre’s Walker Gets In The Way Of Browns’ Defenders

    09/14/2009 3:49:13 PM PDT · by writer33 · 35 replies · 2,085+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 09/14/09 | Chris Davis
    Cleveland—Despite Adrian Peterson’s 285 yards rushing in the Minnesota Viking’s win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, September 13, 2009, many complaints have now surfaced from Cleveland defenders that were tripping over Brett Favre’s walker. Even Adrian Peterson had some issues after tripping over it himself several times in the first half of Sunday’s game. “I know Favre’s an ageless quarterback,” claimed Peterson, “but the walker has got to go. It’s holding me back. Every time he drops back to hand the ball off, I trip over the damn thing.” Currently, the Browns are petitioning the league to have the...
  • Minnesota Vikings Cash For Clunkers Program

    Minnesota Vikings NFL football team introduce their new Cash For Clunkers Program
  • Brett Favre, Michael Vick and the Politics of Sports

    08/31/2009 8:41:17 AM PDT · by OneVike · 46 replies · 1,741+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | 8/31/09 | Matt Lewis
    <p>Football season is right around the corner, and two big stories have dominated the run-up to it: The return of Brett Favre and Michael Vick.</p> <p>Vick, of course, is returning to football after serving a prison sentence for a dog-fighting conviction. Favre is an aging legend destined for the Hall of Fame, so his coming out of retirement (again) would be notable under any circumstances. But his return this year is especially noteworthy because of the team he has chosen to play for. The Minnesota Vikings, of course, are the dreaded and hated arch-enemies of his old team, the Green Bay Packers.</p>
  • Top Ten Reasons Brett Favre Came Out of Retirement (Again) - Video

    08/25/2009 5:26:50 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 790+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 25, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of a David Letterman "Top Ten Reasons Why Brett Favre Came Out of Retirement." This, of course, has to do with the decision of Brett Favre to sign with the Minnesota Vikings, after retiring from football - how many times? Favre's continuing saga has become something of a soap opera, and makes you long for the days when a Quarterback wanted to go out at the top of his game, like Roger Staubach did in 1979, and would have never considered playing for the archrival of the team he spent almost his entire career with - just...
  • Look out Packers, Brett Favre wants revenge

    05/05/2009 1:51:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 2,392+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5/5/09 | Chris Chase
    Championships. Money. Fame. Competition. Those are the things that drive most quarterbacks. Not Brett Favre though; he's more interested in revenge. According to a New York Daily News column by Gary Myers, a(nother) Favre return to the NFL would be motivated by his desire to get revenge on the Packers, the team that kicked him to the curb last spring in favor of Aaron Rodgers.
  • My Way: Picture Tribute to Brett Favre's Career

    02/11/2009 2:05:05 PM PST · by Scott Martin · 15 replies · 1,486+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 2-11-09 | Scott Martin
    Picture's to the words of "My Way" in tribute to Brett Favre on his retirement.
  • Sunday Scoops: Is Favre guilty of insider trading?

    This week Jets quarterback Brett Favre caused a significant stir in The Big D when he curiously pushed Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo into playing this week, or at least giving it a shot with a broken pinkie. Favre reportedly talked Romo into sucking it up to play, and rather than missing Sunday's game, he was listed as the No. 2 behind Brad Johnson. It turns out the Cowboys aren't the only team this year the New York Jets signal caller has spent time talking to. Several sources have told FOX Sports that Favre earlier this year phoned the Detroit Lions...
  • Packers trade Favre to Jets

    08/07/2008 5:14:30 PM PDT · by CIDKauf · 19 replies · 69+ views
    NFL on FOX ^ | 08/07/08 | CIDKauf
    The Brett Favre era in Green Bay is now officially over. But his legendary career is not. The month-long saga has finally come to an end, with the Packers agreeing to trade their future Hall-of-Fame quarterback to the New York Jets, FOXSports.com first reported Wednesday night. "We're going to take this one year at a time," Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum said on a conference call early Thursday morning. "We're excited to have Brett on the team this year."
  • Favre tells Packers he's retiring

    03/04/2008 6:54:40 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 154 replies · 302+ views
    espn.com ^ | 3-4-08 | espn
    Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre has decided to retire, ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting. Mortensen reported that according to Favre's agent, Bus Cook, Favre has informed Packers coach Mike McCarthy of his decision. Foxsports.com first reported Favre's decision.
  • Green Bay 35, NY Giants 13 (Brett Favre becomes winningest quarterback in NFL history)

    09/16/2007 2:24:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 593+ views
    Yahoo!Sports ^ | September 16, 2007 | TOM CANAVAN
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Brett Favre picked a near-perfect way to become the winningest quarterback in NFL history. Favre completed his first 14 passes of the second half and threw three touchdown passes to rally the Green Bay Packers to a 35-13 victory over Eli Manning and the New York Giants on Sunday. The victory was the 149th of Favre's 17-year career and gave him one more than Hall of Famer John Elway. It also gave the Packers their first 2-0 start since they won their first three in 2001. The loss was the second straight for the undisciplined...
  • Brownback asserts Manning, not Favre, is greatest QB

    05/13/2007 9:31:29 AM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 35 replies · 1,044+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 5-12-07 | Associated Press
    LAKE GENEVA, Wis. -- Note to Sen. Sam Brownback: In Packerland, it's not cool to diss Brett Favre. Not amused. The GOP presidential hopeful drew boos and groans Friday at the Wisconsin Republican Party convention when he used a football analogy to talk about the need to focus on families. "This is fundamental blocking and tackling," he said. "This is your line in football. If you don't have a line, how many passes can Peyton Manning complete? Greatest quarterback, maybe, in NFL history." Oops, wrong team to mention in Wisconsin, once described by Gov. Tommy Thompson as the place "where...
  • Favre tells paper he's coming back

    02/02/2007 9:22:30 AM PST · by 7thson · 73 replies · 1,157+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 02022007 | AP
    GREEN BAY, Wis. - Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre will return for his 17th season, Favre told the Sun Herald in Biloxi, Miss., on Friday. "I am so excited about coming back," he told the newspaper. "We have a good nucleus of young players. We were 8-8 last year and that's encouraging.
  • Sources: Favre to play '06 season for Packers

    04/25/2006 8:46:34 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 28 replies · 330+ views
    Brett Favre informed the Packers on Tuesday that he will definitely play the 2006 season in Green Bay, league and team sources have told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Favre shared his decision with general manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy in a telephone conversation on Tuesday morning, the sources said. Neither Favre, Thompson nor McCarthy was available for immediate comment. Bus Cook, Favre's agent, did not return phone inquiries. Favre has said previously that if he decides to play in 2006 it will be his final season in the NFL.
  • What did McNabb mean?

    02/04/2006 9:37:20 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies · 700+ views
    The Inquirer ^ | Feb. 03, 2006 | Annette John-Hall and Rob Watson
    A figure of speech, some say of the quarterback’s “black-on-black crime” remark. Others say it fans flames. Hear what fans have to say. During the lead-up to the world's biggest sporting extravaganza, the Super Bowl, Donovan McNabb fires off a salvo for the world to hear: Terrell Owens' criticism of his quarterbacking skills last season was "black-on-black crime." Black-on-black crime? A careless choice of words, given the daily tragedies in Philadelphia and other cities, or intentionally loaded? Or just a figure of speech? From the streets of Philadelphia, inside barbershops, and all day over the radio airwaves yesterday, people weighed...
  • Steeler's LB James Harrison body slams Cleveland Browns fan, VIDEO! (+ Bengals, Eagles fan video)

    12/27/2005 10:34:29 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 13 replies · 19,416+ views
    WTAE TV Channel 4 ^ | Monday December 26th, 2005 | Pittsburgh Channel
    Steeler's LB James Harrison body slams Cleveland Browns fan Slideshow:http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/slideshow/sports/5662526/detail.html Excellent video here:http://kdka.com/video/?id=11977@kdka.dayport.com (flash player and video plays in browser window) CLEVELAND -- A Cleveland fan found out the hard way what his favorite team already knows: It's not a good idea to mess with a Pittsburgh linebacker. About six minutes into the fourth quarter of Saturday's Steelers-Browns game, the fan jumped a railing and sprinted onto the field at Cleveland Browns Stadium. With his pants falling down, the man jumped around, waved his hands in the air and moved toward Pittsburgh's bench -- until James Harrison snatched him from...
  • Fan who took ball from Favre gets probation (Drunken Idiot Escapes Prosecution Alert)

    11/23/2005 2:51:54 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 47 replies · 1,229+ views
    ESPN's Web Site ^ | 11/23/05 | AP News Story
    The fan who ran onto the field during a Bengals game and took the football from Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre was placed on 14 months of probation Wednesday after pleading guilty to charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct while intoxicated. Greg Gall of Cincinnati also was sentenced to 230 hours of community service and fined $200. While on probation, he is banned from Paul Brown Stadium and the Reds' Great American Ball Park. A charge of resisting arrest was dropped. "We respect the judge's decision and we hope this will serve to deter similar incidents in the future," Bengals...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....10-26-05....Green is Green is Green

    10/25/2005 9:46:12 PM PDT · by DollyCali · 123 replies · 2,950+ views
    DollyCali | october 26, 2005 | DollyCali
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Frightening Ordeal for the Favres; 'We're the lucky ones' (Green Bay QB)

    09/06/2005 6:39:06 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 5 replies · 429+ views
    The Biloxi Sun Herald via Capital Times ^ | September 6, 2005 | Tony Gnoffo
    KILN, Miss. - The situation at the Favre family compound by Rotten Bayou last week at the height of Hurricane Katrina was only "pretty bad," Scott Favre said, until he opened an outside door to his sister Brandi's room. A wall of water exploded through "like it was fired from a cannon," he said. It propelled a dresser through a closed door on the other side of the room. "That's when all the yelling and screaming started," Favre said as he showed visitors through the family's ruined home. That frightening moment, as Katrina was reaching its peak in the area...
  • These QBs not hated, just most overrated- Tope ten overrated quarterbacks

    07/25/2005 8:02:19 AM PDT · by Asphalt · 217 replies · 1,417+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 25, 2005 | Jerry Greene
    No. 10 -- Daunte Culpepper: It hurts to put the UCF legend on this list, especially when he's playing for the most inept head coach in the league. But if you can't get to the Super Bowl out of the NFC, something's wrong...
  • Monday Morning Quarterback (AFC predictions)

    06/06/2005 9:05:16 AM PDT · by Asphalt · 207 replies · 1,910+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | June 6, 2005 | Peter King
    GRAND CHUTE, Wis. -- This is my AFC prediction column, and you're probably wondering: What is that weird dateline doing on the AFC prediction column? Well, I came to Wisconsin over the weekend to take the temperature of Brett Favre and gauge his readiness for a 14th season in Green Bay, so it just happens to be where I am right now. Favre interlude: The Packers QB holds an annual benefit softball game in this little suburb of Appleton, Wis., a 30-minute drive from Lambeau Field. He does it here because this is where the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, the Midwest...
  • Favre upset with Walker

    05/04/2005 2:26:10 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 11 replies · 390+ views
    Packer News ^ | 03 May 2005 | Chris Havel
    Brett Favre isn’t sure whether Javon Walker cares what he thinks of his receiver’s holdout, but just in case, the Green Bay Packers’ quarterback made it clear. “If Javon wants to know what his quarterback thinks, and I would think he might, I’d tell him he’s going about this the wrong way,” Favre said. “When his agent tells him not to worry about what his teammates think and all that stuff, I’d tell him I’ve been around a long time and that stuff will come back to haunt you.” Favre, 35, expressed his disappointment with Walker during a telephone interview...
  • Packers' Brett Favre, truly a man's man

    01/10/2004 12:23:00 PM PST · by Lando Lincoln · 274 replies · 3,975+ views
    The Mercury News / Chicago Tribune ^ | 09 January 2004 | RICK MORRISSEY
    <p>CHICAGO - (KRT) - They used to call someone like Brett Favre a "man's man," back when guys didn't have to talk about their feelings or take Lamaze classes or know how to make chicken artichoke soup with fresh tarragon. Modern enlightenment has rendered the "man's man" invisible, or at least forced him to cover up with a sarong.</p>
  • Bring it on, Cheeseheads!

    01/08/2004 8:12:25 AM PST · by wisconsinconservative · 160 replies · 345+ views
    Philly.com ^ | Jan. 05, 2004 | WILLIAM BUNCH
    Bring it on, Cheeseheads! We love Brett, hate the Packers By WILLIAM BUNCH bunchw@phillynews.com AP The always dangerous Brett Favre LOVE the man. Hate the town. OK, let's drop the atty-tude for about 10 seconds, and give some props to Green Bay Packers' QB Brett Favre. All of America - yes, even us - loves the spunk of this future Hall of Famer and his Hollywood-ready saga. It was Favre - in case you've been living in a spider hole outside of Mosul recently - who took the field 24 hours after learning that his mentor father had died of...
  • Tom Perry column: Going to Philly? Brace for the worst (Green Bay Packer fans)

    01/06/2004 2:52:26 PM PST · by Lando Lincoln · 120 replies · 385+ views
    Green Bay Press-Gazette ^ | 06 January 2004 | Tom Perry
    The newspaper guy on the phone from the Philadelphia area was just being honest, not threatening. I had asked him what he would say to Green Bay Packers fans who want to go to Sunday’s game in Philadelphia wearing green and gold. His response: “You might as well put on a sign saying, ‘Beat Me Senseless.’” He didn’t laugh. He didn’t even chuckle. He was just trying to be honest. You know there will be some Packers fans who will show up Sunday in Philly. Some may paint their faces. Some may wear Cheeseheads. Some may wear Brett Favre jerseys....
  • BRETT FAVRE'S FATHER DEAD

    12/21/2003 8:16:24 PM PST · by Neenah · 36 replies · 897+ views
    WBAY TV, Green Bay | 12-21-03 | Neenah
    It was announced on local t.v. this evening, that Brett Favre's Dad has died.It was not known if he suffered a stroke or heart attack while driving in his car in Kiln, Miss.The Packer organization has not announced if Brett will play in the Monday night game. It will be announced tomorrow.Our prayers go out to the family.