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  • Is Brett Favre's Cochran Endorsement Political Payback to Haley Barbour for Brother's Pardon?

    06/19/2014 12:00:09 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 19,2014 | Matthew Boyle
    JACKSON, Mississippi — NFL legend Brett Favre has endorsed the re-election of Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), cutting a television ad for the six-term incumbent days ahead of a runoff election against Tea Party-backed state senator Chris McDaniel. “I’ve learned through football that strong leadership makes the difference between winning and losing. And when it comes to our state’s future, trust me: Mississippi can win — and win big with Thad Cochran as our strong voice in Washington,” Favre says in the ad. “Thad Cochran always delivers, just like he did during Katrina.” But a drunk-driving accident involving Favre's brother and...
  • Brett Favre Endorses Thad Cochran in US Chamber Ad

    06/19/2014 8:56:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 6-19-14 | Jeff Poor
    In an ad posted on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's YouTube page on Wednesday, former NFL quarterback Brett Favre, a product of the coastal town of Kiln, MS that played college ball at the University of Southern Mississippi, came out to support incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS). “I’ve learned through football that strong leadership makes the difference between winning and losing. And when it comes to our state’s future, trust me: Mississippi can win and win big with Thad Cochran,” Favre said. “Thad Cochran always delivers, just like he did during Katrina." Cochran is locked into a runoff battle with...
  • Rams' wooing of Brett Favre demonstrates the NFL's growing quarterback problem

    10/24/2013 8:12:18 AM PDT · by Jaded · 42 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 10/24/13 | Dan Wetzel
    The St. Louis Rams, desperate for a quarterback like seemingly half the NFL is these days, called Brett Favre this week, according to ESPN. The franchise wanted to see if Favre would unretire for the umpteenth time and give it one last final shot, after all the other one last final shots. Seriously. They called Brett Favre. Favre is 44 years old and currently working as a volunteer offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for the Oak Grove Warriors, a high school team in Mississippi. He spends his spare time jogging and mowing the lawn. He hasn’t played since 2010, when...
  • Saints targeted Favre with Vikings: report

    03/08/2012 7:12:58 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 7, 2012 | BRIAN COSTELLO
    <p>Brett Favre is helped off the field after the Saints got to him in the 2010 NFC title game.</p> <p>An on-field microphone might have captured evidence of the Saints’ bounty on Vikings quarterback Brett Favre, according to a report.</p> <p>Sports Illustrated reported a microphone captured an unidentified Saints defender yelling, “Pay me the money” just after Favre had to be helped off the field with a sprained ankle in the 2010 NFC Championship Game.</p>
  • Michael Vick is all for Brett Favre joining the Eagles

    07/25/2011 3:15:28 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 21 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | July 24, 2011 | Gregg Rosenthal
    One rather important member of the Eagles has weighed on the rumor that the team is interested in Brett Favre joining the team as a backup quarterback. “I would be honored to have Brett Farve as a backup. That will be amazing Learning how to toy with defenses the way he did his whole career,” Michael Vick wrote on Twitter. First things first: There is no indication Favre would be interested in joining the Eagles as a backup. Howard Eskin of WIP radio reported the Eagles have “some” interest in signing Favre, but no one is saying the interest is...
  • 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...
  • Report: Favre's sister is arrested

    01/12/2011 9:33:50 PM PST · by detective · 5 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | Jan 12, 2011
    The younger sister of legendary quarterback Brett Favre was among five people arrested in Diamondhead, Miss., after police discovered a meth lab, WLOX-TV reported Wednesday. According to the report, officers responded to the condo complex after witnessing a drug purchase nearby. Specific charges against the three men and two women have not been announced yet. The suspects were reportedly taken to a hospital for decontamination before being taken to jail. Hazmat teams entered the condo unit to dispose of the chemicals. According to TMZ, Brandi Favre has prior arrests for shoplifting and unlawful use of a weapon. Diamondhead is located...
  • Brett Favre's Sister Arrested in Meth Bust (Brandi Favre in Mississippi)

    01/12/2011 2:53:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1/12/11
    Brett Favre's Sister Arrested in Meth Bust58 minutes ago by TMZ Staff Brett Favre's younger sister was arrested in Mississippi today when narcotics agents busted a meth lab hidden in a condo. Brandi Favre was among 5 suspects rounded up on the scene ... and according to WLOX, the perps were taken to a local medical center for decontamination before being thrown behind bars. It's not the first time Brandi's had a run-in with the law -- in the past, she's been arrested for shoplifting and unlawful use of a weapon. Story developing ...
  • Brett Favre Scandal: Jenn Sterger Had Meeting with NFL Commissioner, Says Report

    01/06/2011 11:39:36 AM PST · by safetysign · 92 replies
    CBS News ^ | 01/05/2010 | Naimah Jabali-Nash
    NEW YORK (CBS) Former New York Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger, who accused veteran NFL quarterback Brett Favre of sending her sexually explicit messages, secretly met with the NFL commissioner less than two weeks before Favre was hit with a $50,000 for not cooperating with the league's investigation, according to a report. In a case which she described as "David vs. Goliath," Sterger told Commissioner Roger Goodell that he was "delusional" if he believed the accusations against Favre were "isolated," her lawyer Joesph Conway told The New York Post. In October, Gawker sports blog DeadSpin released voice mails and sent...
  • Vanity: Favre to Arizona Cardinals?

    01/03/2011 9:30:28 AM PST · by SonofReagan · 58 replies
    local radio | 1/3/11 | self
    just heard this shooting around the sports radio dial in Phoenix, nothing further at this time....
  • A Simple Request

    12/29/2010 10:57:39 PM PST · by Dawebman · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Will someone please slip a giant condom over NFL Commissionr Roger Goodell?
  • Brett Favre to be fined $50,000, not suspended, over Jenn Sterger texts

    12/29/2010 12:53:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies · 16+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/29/10 | Staff from agencies
    The NFL announced today that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre will be fined $50,000 for the Jenn Sterger episode. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed the announcement on his Twitter account, writing that the NFL found “no violation of league policy,” during its investigation into accusations that Favre sent lewd photographs to Sterger in 2008. Aiello added that Favre’s fine stemmed from a “lack of cooperation” into the investigation. (Snip) Favre, 41, acknowledged earlier this year that he left Sterger voicemails while trying to woo the stunning ex-model in 2008.
  • Favre fined $50,000 by NFL for lack of cooperation

    12/29/2010 11:35:03 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies · 1+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 12/29/10 | Judd Zulgad
    The NFL has fined Brett Favre $50,000 for his lack of cooperation in its investigation into allegations that the quarterback sent inappropriate text messages and photos to former Jets in-game host Jenn Sterger in 2008 when both were with the organization. Here is the statement issued today by the NFL on the matter: The NFL office conducted an investigation to determine whether Brett Favre’s interaction with New York Jets game-day employee Jenn Sterger in 2008 violated the NFL Personal Conduct Policy. In reviewing the matter, the sole focus was on whether there was a violation of league policies regarding conduct...
  • Brett Favre Allegedly Asked Jenn Sterger for Sex Video

    12/23/2010 10:52:51 AM PST · by Perdogg · 70 replies · 5+ views
    FNC ^ | 12.23.10
    who allegedly received penis photos from Brett Favre also claims she got a text message from the NFL legend in which he asks her for a video of her masturbating, sources connected to the investigation told TMZ.
  • Favre will start vs. Bears in snow

    12/20/2010 5:35:11 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | Monday, December 20, 2010
    Snowy weather doesn't come as much of a surprise in Minnesota, but in an unforseen move, the Vikings announced that Brett Favre will start against the Chicago Bears. Earlier in the day, the Vikings had upgraded Favre to questionable, leading to questions about his availability. Favre didn't practice all week because of a sprained throwing shoulder. The injury kept Favre out of last week's loss to the New York Giants and ended his NFL-record 297 straight regular-season starts. According to multiple media outlets, All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson is inactive for the game. A snow emergency has been declared in...
  • Favre's starts streak ends at 297

    12/13/2010 5:05:35 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    ESPN ^ | Monday, December 13, 2010
    <p>A shoulder injury has put an end to Brett Favre's NFL-record regular-season start streak at 297. The date was Sept. 20, 1992.</p> <p>That's the last time Brett Favre played but did not start a game in the NFL.</p> <p>More than 18 years later Favre, finally, will sit one out.</p>
  • It's over: Brett Favre deactivated for Vikings' game against Giants

    12/13/2010 3:11:49 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 53 replies
    am1500 ESPN ^ | Tom Pelissero
    Brett Favre was listed as inactive for the Minnesota Vikings' game against the New York Giants on Monday night -- snapping a legendary run of 297 consecutive starts (321 including playoffs) that dated to his first NFL start on Sept. 20, 1992. Favre, 41, suffered a sprained sternoclavicular joint near his throwing shoulder on the third play of last weekend's win over Buffalo on a hit from Bills linebacker Arthur Moats. His practice time was extremely limited last week, but as late as Sunday afternoon, Vikings interim coach Leslie Frazier said he expected Favre to try throwing before the game.
  • Snowstorm brings down Metrodome's roof

    12/12/2010 6:25:36 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 99 replies
    Minn Public Radio ^ | 12/12/10 | Elizabeth Dunbar and Tim Nelson
    St. Paul, Minn. — The snowstorm that dumped more than 20 inches of snow on parts of Minnesota brought down the roof of the Metrodome on Sunday morning. Witnesses, including the security director at the nearby Holiday Inn Metrodome, said the roof is no longer visible above the dome's concrete bowl. "We went up to the 14th floor to look at it. It looks kind of like a big dish of sugar," the director, Chris Cowles, said. Sunday's Vikings game against the New York Giants had already been rescheduled for Monday night. Officials from the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission could...
  • Minn. Metrodome collapses in Midwest blizzard

    12/12/2010 7:32:11 AM PST · by mandaladon · 96 replies · 1+ views
    MINNEAPOLIS – A storm that spanned parts of eight states continued to dump heavy snow in the upper Midwest on Sunday, collapsing the Metrodome in Minneapolis and forcing numerous road closures. The storm was moving eastward a day after it dumped 20 inches of snow in some places. A Sunday NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings had already been pushed to Monday because the Giants couldn't get to Minneapolis to play when the inflatable Metrodome collapsed Sunday. It's uncertain when that game will now be played. A blizzard warning was in effect Sunday for...
  • 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...
  • Favre: Shoulder's 'OK' and there's still hope (last 'grudge' game against Green Bay?)

    11/18/2010 10:56:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/18/10 | Dave Campbell - ap
    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP)—This week will likely be the last of Brett Favre’s(notes) four grudge games against Green Bay since he shook up the sports world by signing with former rival Minnesota more than a year ago. If Favre and the Vikings (3-6) aren’t victorious on Sunday, well, the NFC playoffs will probably take place without any purple. This season has been so strange, though, and so frustrating for Favre and his teammates that the rematch against the Packers (6-3) appears to offer far less drama than all the other subplots surrounding the 41-year-old quarterback and his underperforming team. The...
  • Favre leads epic comeback with 446 yards

    11/07/2010 1:50:10 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Sunday, November 7, 2010
    Brett Favre completed 36-of-47 passes for a career-high 446 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions as the Vikings beat the Cardinals, 27-24, in overtime Sunday. This was vintage Favre. The Vikings' season appeared to be over as they trailed by 14 points with under five minutes to go. But Favre caught fire and proved that this offense may be better off without Randy Moss. He avoided any hits on his ankle and that elbow tendinitis was a non-issue. Coach Brad Childress' job appears safe for one more week as the Vikings get ready for the Bears.
  • Report: Childress leaning toward sitting Favre

    10/29/2010 5:22:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 29, 2010 | Chad Finn
    Brett Favre has started 291 consecutive games at quarterback dating back to the 1992 season, when he was a 23-year-old Green Bay Packer, his hair had no traces of gray, and no one had yet invented texting. While Favre hasn't practiced this week because of fractures in his ankle and foot, it was expected that he would make Consecutive Start No. 292 against the Patriots Sunday, extending his remarkable record of durability. But Vikings coach Brad Childress may have other ideas. The Minnesota Star-Tribune reported this morning that according to an NFL source, Childress is leaning toward starting Tavaris Jackson...
  • Jenn Sterger's TV show thrown off air

    10/29/2010 10:56:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/29/10 | AP
    NEW YORK – Jenn Sterger's TV show has been thrown off the air. The former New York Jets hostess has been featured in "The Daily Line," but Versus has canceled the irreverent sports show for low ratings. Its run ends Thursday. Sterger manager Phil Reese tells The Associated Press on Friday the decision is "unfortunate" but "part of the business."
  • Jenn Sterger’s Show Cancelled by Versus

    10/29/2010 2:05:00 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies · 3+ views
    playerpress.com ^ | Friday October 29 2010
    With all of the media coverage lately concerning the Brett Favre sending former Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger racy voicemails and pictures two years ago while he was quarterbacking the Jets, the Versus Channel cancelled her show, The Daily Line, on Friday. It is just more bad news for Sterger, whose life has turned around for the worse since Deadspin released the story a couple of months ago and then released the actual voicemails and pictures earlier this month that Favre allegedly sent to her. John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal sent a Tweet that the reason the show,...
  • Favre has fractured ankle

    10/25/2010 1:40:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 72 replies · 1+ views
    FoxSports ^ | 10/25/10 | Adam Caplan
    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre has two fractures in his left ankle as a result from Sunday night's loss at the Green Bay Packers, head coach Brad Childress confirmed Monday. According to Childress, Favre has an evulsion fracture as well as a stress fracture in the ankle. Childress said Favre is wearing an ankle boot. He hasn't been ruled out for Sunday's game at the New England Patriots and he won't need surgery, the coach said during his weekly news conference. Favre — who had offseason surgery on the ankle — has started 291 consecutive games, but this injury places...
  • Report: Brett Favre denies lewd photos

    10/24/2010 1:20:54 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 30 replies
    ESPN.com news services ^ | October 24, 2010
    Brett Favre admitted to the NFL this week that he did leave voicemails for Jenn Sterger, but denied sending the former sideline hostess any lewd photographs when he was a member of the New York Jets, Fox Sports reported Sunday. The NFL is investigating the allegations against Favre and is attempting to speak with Sterger, who hasn't decided yet whether she will talk to the league. Phil Reese, a spokesman for Sterger, told The Associated Press on Friday that Sterger is "strongly considering" speaking with NFL officials conducting the probe. "We have an ongoing dialogue with the NFL," Reese said....
  • Jenn Sterger won't talk to NFL if she and Vikings' Brett Favre settle for money

    10/23/2010 1:03:16 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 58 replies
    The Pioneer Press ^ | 10/23/2010 | Jeremy Fowler
    Jenn Sterger, the subject of the NFL's investigation into Brett Favre's behavior, would decline the league's interview request if she and the Vikings quarterback reach a financial settlement that would prevent her from any potential legal action against Favre, the Pioneer Press has learned. The settlement would include a confidentiality agreement between the two that would effectively stop the NFL, which does not have subpoena power, from speaking with Sterger about Favre. The NFL began an investigation Oct. 8 after Deadspin.com reported that Favre allegedly had sent inappropriate messages and pictures to Sterger in 2008 when he was the New...
  • Deanna Favre Guided by Faith (writes book "The Cure for the Chronic Life")

    10/21/2010 3:43:18 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/21/10
    Brett Favre's wife talks about finding her way through personal struggles and she briefly talks about how she is getting through her ordeal right now. Click on link for the interview: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Books/video/deanna-favre-finds-faith-cure-chronic-life-11935206&tab=9482930&section=1206852&playlist=11128087
  • NFL will meet with Favre on Tuesday about allegations

    10/17/2010 4:29:23 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 41 replies
    Star news services ^ | Sat, Oct. 16, 2010
    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre will be interviewed by a member of the NFL’s security team on Tuesday, Commissioner Roger Goodell told NBC on Saturday. Milt Ahlerich, NFL vice president of security, will meet with Favre regarding allegations that Favre sent inappropriate messages to former Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger when he played for the team in 2008. The meeting will take place in the Twin Cities, but Goodell is not expected to attend, NBC reported. Favre could be subject to either a fine or suspension under the league’s personal conduct policy. “We want to make sure that we understand...
  • Brett Favre suffers a very unfortunate mishap in practice

    10/13/2010 8:43:21 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Wed Oct 13 | Doug Farrar
    It really hasn't been a great week for America's Quarterback, one Brett Lorenzo Favre. Between the Jenn Sterger/massage therapist allegations, Deadspin photos/voicemails and his sub-par performance against the New York Jets in a Monday Night Football loss, Favre has endured one headache after another. Not to mention the idea of losing up to $100 million in endorsements, and the elbow tendinitis that kept him from practicing on Wednesday. And it's probably pretty cold in the Favre home these days. During that Minnesota Vikings Wednesday practice, Favre the observer experienced pain in a rather more sensitive area. Here is both insult...
  • Brett Favre Wife & Mistress: What's Wrong With This Picture?

    10/13/2010 7:33:04 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 42 replies · 4+ views
    cafemom ^ | 10.13.10
    Brett Favre has a whole new set of pictures to worry about this week. Forget the ones of his penis. Now the Internet has put photos of Jenn Sterger, his alleged mistress and the woman who supposedly received all those sexts and penis pictures, side-by-side with photos of Deanna Favre, Brett's wife and childhood sweetheart. And guess who looks like whom?
  • Favre not opposed to sitting if elbow worsens

    10/13/2010 5:01:29 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 22 replies
    Sports Network ^ | Wednesday, 10.13.10
    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre said Wednesday that he would consider missing a few games if the pain in his right elbow gets worse. The 41-year-old signal-caller missed Wednesday's practice after the tendinitis in his elbow flared up during Monday night's 29-20 loss to the Jets. "Sure, I think any player would have to consider that," Favre said when asked if he would consider sitting a game or two. "Going through that type of situation where I can [play], but will rest help? Yeah, it will be a consideration I'll take. I'll be smart about it as the week progresses."...
  • Vikings should bench Favre, now

    10/12/2010 4:55:35 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 55 replies · 1+ views
    NBC Sports ^ | Tuesday, October 12, 2010
    We know that in some circles this will be viewed as blasphemy. But it's time. He's too banged up, and he's too distracted. Most importantly, he's just not getting it done. The Vikings need to find a way to get Brett Favre off the field. Two years ago, Tarvaris Jackson entered the season as the starting quarterback in Minnesota. After two losses -- by five to the Packers in their first post-Favre game and three to the Colts -- Jackson unceremoniously was benched, in favor of Gus Frerotte. Jackson's stats weren't bad. He had completed 30 of 59 passes for...
  • Jenn Sterger seeks 'proper resolution'

    10/12/2010 2:49:31 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 22 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 12, 2010
    As the NFL continued its investigation into allegations that Vikings quarterback Brett Favre sent inappropriate messages and photos to a former New York Jets employee, the woman's manager issued a statement saying the proper resolution of the situation was more important than dealing with it quickly. The NFL is aggressively investigating allegations that Favre sent inappropriate messages and photos to former Jets employee Jenn Sterger, a source familiar with the league's review told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen. The investigation commenced Thursday, the same day that Deadspin.com posted voice messages and salacious photos that Favre allegedly sent to Sterger...
  • Jets expected a gift from Brett Favre: Gang Green just knew an INT was coming

    10/12/2010 10:16:17 AM PDT · by FTJM · 23 replies · 1+ views
    ESPN ^ | October 12, 2010 | Rich Cimini
    There was lightning in the sky, and lightning in Brett Favre's right arm -- still. He threw three touchdown passes in a span of 14 minutes, threatening to create his own "Monday Night Miracle" on the night the original Miracle Jets were honored. On the New York Jets' sideline, the confidence never wavered. When it looked like Favre was going to steal the night, they counted on two things: their own resilience and Favre's penchant for the killer interception. Both proved true, as the Jets won their fourth straight, hanging on for a 29-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings at...
  • Favre: 3 TDs, but Jets triumph (First QB to reach 500th career TD)

    10/11/2010 9:51:55 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 47 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | Tuesday, October 12, 2010 | Judd Zulgad
    Brett Favre threw three touchdown passes -- his 500th career TD pass went to Randy Moss -- but he also threw an interception that the Jets turned into a touchdown with 1:30 left to play.
  • Favre did it again

    10/11/2010 9:38:37 PM PDT · by AlmaKing · 45 replies
    NFL - Vikings vs Jets | 10-12-10 | self
    Anyone who watches the NFL knows what I mean. For the record, I'm a Saints fan. Thanks for last year's game, Brett.
  • Favre apologizes to teammates for 'distraction,' cries

    10/11/2010 6:24:11 PM PDT · by pissant · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/11/10 | staff (no pun intended)
    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre apologized to teammates for being a distraction after the NFL said it will investigate allegations that the 11-time Pro Bowler sent lewd photos and messages to former New York Jets employee Jenn Sterger, ESPN reported Monday. Favre reportedly spoke to the team and began crying, according to another ESPN report, during a morning meeting in preparation for the Vikings’ Monday Night Football game against the Jets.
  • Suspension would end Favre’s iron-man march

    10/11/2010 2:26:49 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Monday, October 11, 2011 | Dan Wetzel
    The Jenn Sterger saga may accomplish what two decades of NFL defensive lineman couldn’t – end Brett Favre’s record consecutive games started streak. Favre has started 288 consecutive regular season games at quarterback. Add in 24 playoff games and he is, by far, the NFL leader (second place Peyton Manning(notes), 197/215). He’s started every game since Week 4 of the 1992 season, an iron man streak of unfathomable levels (only four other QBs have ever gone over 100 consecutive starts). Now, here in his 20th season, the streak could be in jeopardy for the most unexpected of reasons. Favre is...
  • Favre apologizes to teammates, vows to play "lights out tonight"

    10/11/2010 2:10:46 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies · 1+ views
    NBC Sports ^ | October 11, 2010 | Mike Florio
    Vikings quarterback Brett Favre has yet to say much about the controversy that currently is making his 20th NFL season one to forget. But he has apologized to his teammates for the distraction, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN. Per Mort, Favre also said that he plans to play "lights out tonight." History says that he could. Peter King of SI.com points out in his Monday Morning Quarterback column that Favre has indeed played "lights out" when facing extreme personal situations. Nearly seven years ago, Favre had the game of his life the day after his father suddenly died. Last...
  • Source: Brett Favre review on fast track

    10/10/2010 10:38:51 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 67 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 10, 2010 | Chris Mortensen
    The NFL is aggressively investigating allegations that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre sent inappropriate messages and photos to a former Jets employee, according to a source familiar with the league's review. The investigation is on a fast track and commenced Thursday, the same day that Deadspin.com posted voice messages and salicious photos that Favre allegedly sent to Jenn Sterger when both were employed by the New York Jets in 2008. Sterger is cooperating with the investigation and a source said that NFL security officials will meet with Favre if she confirms and/or provides evidence that the allegations have merit. Once...
  • Brett Favre allegedly sent sex photos to Jets sideline reporter

    10/09/2010 8:32:51 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 93 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Post ^ | Friday, October 8, 2010 | BRIAN COSTELLO and DON KAPLAN
    <p>Former Jets quarterback Brett Favre allegedly threw a Hail Mary pass to a comely young sideline reporter for the team -- sending her an embarrassing slew of steamy propositions and lewd photos, according to a sports-news website.</p> <p>The voice mails and MySpace messages -- as well as three raunchy pictures of a man's genitals -- were posted in a cringe-inducing two-minute video on the sports blog Deadspin.com.</p>
  • NFL looking into Favre allegations

    10/08/2010 11:01:43 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 28 replies
    AP (via Yahoo) ^ | Oct. 8, 2010 | Barry Wilner
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – The NFL said Friday it would review allegations involving the Vikings' Brett Favre, who the website Deadspin said sent racy messages and photos to a former game hostess while he was the Jets' quarterback in 2008. The league action comes one day after the site posted a video that included below-the-waist photos, said to be of Favre. Asked to respond to the Deadspin report on Thursday, Favre said: "I'm not getting into that. I've got my hands full with the Jets..."
  • Randy Moss: A steep risk-reward

    10/06/2010 6:22:13 AM PDT · by Minn · 53 replies
    ESPN.COM ^ | 10/6/2010 | Kevin Seifert
    Excitement about Randy Moss' possible return to the Minnesota Vikings isn't just consuming the Twitterverse or the team's fan base. A certain quarterback's official Web site just put out an e-mail alert to subscribers. The subject line: "Breaking News Randy Moss to the Vikings????" And really, that's the rub. That's why the Vikings would even consider bringing back one of the most dynamic, divisive and volatile players in franchise history: Because they've already bent over backward to bring back quarterback Brett Favre for one more season, guaranteeing him $16 million for a final run at the Super Bowl. If you're...
  • Favre, Goodell Among NFL Notables Playing Political Football During 2010 Midterms (Favre a Dem)

    09/11/2010 10:52:23 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 41 replies · 1+ views
    OpenSecrets.org ^ | 09/09/10 | Dave Levinthal
    All-universe quarterback Brett Favre will wear Minnesota Vikings purple tonight against the New Orleans Saints during the opening game of the National Football League's 2010 season. But when Farve plays politics, he's bathed in blue, having teamed with his wife, Deanna, to donate $4,800 toward the 2010 re-election campaign of Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.).
  • Admit it, you want to see Favre get knocked around

    09/07/2010 7:23:35 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies · 1+ views
    JSOnline ^ | Sept. 7, 2010 | Michael Hunt
    The Saints punished Brett Favre with some big hits in last season's NFC championship game.Not too long ago, some think tank published a white paper on the things that influence NFL TV ratings. Well, bully for them, but at least around here, that's sort of like spending good money to analyze why a dog would eat your meatball sub if left unattended. Hmm, let's see. Football . . .  TV . . .  watch. Because . . .  it's on? By the time you got around to the reason for this particular Thursday night (season opener), the game itself (Minnesota vs. New Orleans) and the circumstances...
  • The High Price of the N.F.L.’s Preseason Games

    08/23/2010 8:00:45 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 64 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Monday, August 23, 2010 | WILLIAM C. RHODEN
    Brett Favre was sacked in his first preseason game on Sunday. Experts say Favre can skip most of camp and still be ready for the regular season because he knows the system so well. The National Football League perpetrates two annual frauds: one against the American public, the other against players who give body and blood to make the league a multibillion-dollar enterprise. The first fraud is preseason football, those empty, glamorized scrimmages that teams force on season-ticket holders as parts of the regular-season package. The second, more dangerous fraud is training camp, which exposes veteran players to unnecessary risk...
  • Four whole plays for Brett Favre

    08/22/2010 8:21:54 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 66 replies
    ESPN ^ | Sunday, August 22, 2010 | Kevin Seifert
    Let's see how many words I can write on four plays. Because that's all the action Brett Favre saw Sunday night in his preseason debut at San Francisco. (*You'll find out the total if you stick around until the end of this post. The suspense builds....) The short version: Favre completed one pass and absorbed one pretty good lick, courtesy of an Adrian Peterson "olé " that will make Minnesota Vikings coaches think twice about using him as their third-down back this season. The Vikings originally planned to play Favre up to 10 plays, but coach Brad Childress had...
  • With Brett Favre’s Return, Vikings Ticket Prices Soar on Secondary Market

    08/20/2010 5:31:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | Aug. 20 2010 | Maury Brown
    Having Brett Favre on your home team may cause you heartburn, what with all the retiring/unretiring talk, but when he does finally settle in and say, “I’m coming back” fans gobble up tickets at an incredible rate. With Favre now returning to the Minnesota Vikings after his ankle surgery, ticket sales on the secondary resale market have (once again) skyrocketed, up an average of $50 per ticket for home games at the Metrodome, according to ticket search engine company, FanSnap. Leading the way for home games are tickets for Favre’s former team, the Green Bay Packers which are averaging an...