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Tag:Brett Favre
Posted on: December 13, 2010 6:30 pm
 

Brett Favre


This should be a time of great sadness. Brett Favre's consecutive game streak is dead.

In a way, it is indeed a sorrowful moment in history. It's likely we'll never see Favre play again. We can appreciate his legend and the accomplishment of starting 297 straight games which is the greatest ironman streak in sports history.

But it remains difficult to have empathy for Favre because of what he morphed into in his final years. His arrogance injured his legacy more than the punishing violence of the sport. He toyed with loyal Green Bay fans -- I'm retiring; no, I'm not; yes, I am; no, I'm not -- and may have behaved inexcusably with a former Jets employee.

He strong armed his way out of Green Bay and then karma fought back.

I'll remember Favre as a top 10 quarterback in history. A great competitor. An overall asset for the NFL. A legend who deserves respect.

But it will also be difficult to forget the end of his career and how he behaved selfishly and petulantly.

Both things are true.

In the end, Favre made it impossible to differentiate what he de-evolved into from what he once was.

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Posted on: November 1, 2009 3:41 pm
Edited on: November 1, 2009 7:10 pm
 

Brett Favre-asm---LIVE BLOGASM

GREEN BAY --

7:03 -- The Vikings just scored again. It's 38-26 with 3:48 remaining. Basically, game over. Have a good night. Favre came back and beat his former team. This is going to be a long, painful week for the Packers. Their nightmare came true.

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6:44 -- The answer is yes they can stay close. It's now 31-26. Rodgers has been every bit as dogged and brilliant as Favre.

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6: 32: Favre is threatening again. The Vikings lead 24-20. If Favre scores here, can the Packers stay close?

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6:16 -- The Packers force the Vikings to punt. If Green Bay can score here it can be a game. Maybe, just once, the Green Bay offensive line will block somebody. Does Rogers have to do everything?

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6:09 -- The Packers have life after a turnover and then they score. It's 24-13. They're showing some guts now. Rodgers in particular is showing some guts. He's basically scrambling every play because the offensive line play is so bad. He deserves a lot of credit for hanging in there.

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5:49 -- Another Green Bay score, this one from Favre to Percy Harvin. This is officially a disaster for the Packers. The stadium is silent. There are over 71,000 people here and it's extremely quiet.

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5: 47 -- The Packers had 47 total yards in the first half and three first downs. That's Raiders football.

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5:44 -- The Packers begin the second half by playing some defense. Finally. Wait. Spoke to soon. On 3rd and 17 Favre completes a pass for 19 yards. He's making it look too easy.

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5:29 -- The Vikings lead 17-3 at the half and things could not have gone worse for the Packers. This was bad. They're not just losing, they're not just losing to rival Minnesota, THEY'RE LOSING TO Brett Favre!

5:12 -- The Packers just got a huge goalline stop. It's the only thing that's gone right for the Packers. That was promptly followed by the offense getting a holding penalty. On a Rogers scramble, he got up slowly, but then was okay. That'd be just what the Packers need.

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5: 00 -- This is turning into a disaster for the Packers. Either Rodgers isn't getting rid of the football when he should or his offensive line is getting blasted. Already the Vikings have three sacks.

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4:46-- End of the first quarter and it's 7-0 Vikings. So far, this game has been a dumpster fire. It hasn't come close to living up to the mega, all- universe, Godzilla-like hype.

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4:38 -- What in the hell are the Packers defenders doing? A cheap shot headbutt by one of them gave the Vikings a first down after a big Packers stop. That was just dumb. The Packers defenders are pushing and shoving after almost every play.

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4:31 -- Rodgers looks indecisive. On a rollout play, he had plenty of room to run for the first, but was caught from behind after holding onto the ball too long. Rodgers, for now at least, looks like the former Hall of Fame player who betrayed his team and is returning.

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4:25 -- Because so much attention is focused on Favre, I've forgotten about Aaron Rodgers. So far, he doesn't look great.

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4:23 -- On almost every pass play the Packers blitzed Favre on his first series.

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4:18 -- Favre comes on the field and the boos are quite loud. Favre's first pass was to Percy Harvin. Nice and safe. The Vikings likely want to keep Favre somewhat calm. His second pass to Chester Taylor was another short one.

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4:13 -- It seems like there's extra security on the Vikings bench. There's at least four security types. I imagine one of the officer's is assigned to protect Favre's ego.

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4:01 -- There are a LOT of Vikings fans at the game.

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4:00 -- Favre is back out and this time the boos were very loud. It wasn't mixed. There's no question how the fans feel.

And Favre was also the last one Vikings player out.

Drama much there, Brett?

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3:45 -- Favre just walked off the field to a chorus of boos. He had two security guards escort him off the field.

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3:40 -- The signs here are extremely creative (I've documented a bunch of them in my previous blog). Another one: "Hey Favre. Halloween is over. Take off that silly purple costume."

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3:30 --Blogging everything Favre here. My previous blogs are below. Hope that makes (blog) sense.

Meanwhile, Favre continues to warm up. He seems pretty focused and oblivious to what's going on around him. As I said before he looks focused for a traitor.





















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Posted on: November 1, 2009 1:22 pm
Edited on: November 1, 2009 3:38 pm
 

Brett Favre-asm---LIVE BLOGASM

GREEN BAY --

I'll be blogging about Brett Favre's return to football's holy land all day, for hours, for many, many hours. It's a Favrealooza.

It begins with the security here at Lambeau Field and thought we'd begin the day with a little story about crotch grabbing.

They're being very aggressive on Brett Favre Day checking entrants into the stadium. When entering security, guy gave me a little extra crotch check. Just cause that's how they roll here.

Kind of tickled.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

More on the way (Favre blogging, not crotch grabbing).


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One interesting thing that Favre said to the network that continues to suck up to him...

Favre this week was nervous about opening packages postmarked from the state of Wisconsin. One of them he had an assistant from the Vikings open for him. In the box was a bunch of Favre paraphernalia which the sender was returning to Favre with a note that claimed Favre was only coming back for the money and since he was doing that Favre should put the items on eBay. 


*     *     *

Favre has arrived! Favre has arrived! Favre has arrived!

The Earth can continue rotating on its axis now.


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Favre is at Lambeau but he's not on the field yet. Other Vikings players are. Fans are also beginning to trickle in.


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Lots of fans are gathering near the tunnel where the players emerge. I wonder who they're waiting for?


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Another fan with a T-shirt that says: "You broke my heart." He has a sign that reads: "Fredo returns."


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They just showed Favre's image on the stadium screen and he was roundly booed.


*     *     *

Another sign: "Un4given." These fans are getting creative.


*     *     *

Best sign yet: "Welcome back to Lambeau Field...Brent."


*     *     *

Favre just arrived. He jogged out of the tunnel and got pretty heavily booed. There were cheers but the boos were pretty significant.


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Favre continues his warm-up throws. He looks pretty focused for a traitor.






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Posted on: October 26, 2009 8:10 pm
 

Brett Favre Week

Get ready.

Here it comes.

Position your barf bags.

And now, introducing, Brett Favre week.

This week it's going to be Brett Favre, 24/7.

Like the shingles.

The faint of heart had better stay away from ESPN which will talk about Favre like he's cured cancer.

Is there such a thing as a Favre vaccination?


Category: NFL
Posted on: March 4, 2008 12:06 pm
Edited on: March 4, 2008 3:29 pm
 

Brett Favre...Hall of Famer but barely top 10

These are the quarterbacks I would take over Brett Favre, who I thought would only retire after they pried the football from his cold, dead hands:<br />

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Tom Brady, Joe Montana, John Elway, Peyton Manning, John Unitas, Otto Graham (the most underrated thrower perhaps ever), Dan Marino, Steve Young, Warren Moon, Roger Staubach and Terry Bradshaw.<br />

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All of them had better careers than Favre.<br />

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Favre's greatest asset was his endurance but his greatest weakness was his inaccuracy. He tossed more interceptions than any quarterback ever and that's not a good thing for an NFL thrower.<br />

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Favre has been called a "gunslinger" a term that always amused me. When did that become code for error prone?<br />

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All athletes should take notice of how Favre handled the media and fans. He treated both well and the media overlooked his glaring weaknesses as a quarterback because they liked him personally. He was rarely taken to task for throwing so many key interceptions in so many big spots.<br />

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A non-partisan eye looks at Favre's career and sees it for what it was: he achieved Hall of Fame status and was a perfect fit in one of the top football towns in America but he never reached the top tier status of a Brady or Marino.

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