Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Favre -- again?! Oh c'mon


So now, in the most predictable story of NFL training camp so far, Brett Favre has decided to come back -- again.

After weeks of speculation, Favre ended his second retirement on Tuesday. He boarded a plane from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and landed in St. Paul, Minnesota, then was quickly transported to the Vikings training facility, underwent a physical and signed an undisclosed contract.

The Vikings have been courting the Hamlet of the NFL most of the summer. Favre had already suited up in his familiar No.4 jersey for the Vikes this afternoon.

Surely he'll start for Minnesota, which has just about everything but a decent starting QB and will definitely contend for the NFC playoffs.

The Panthers will get to see Favre again barring injury -- he's nearly always been good against them. Carolina will play Minnesota in a critical home game Dec.20 that you can bet will have some sort of playoff implications.

In the meantime, though, I think most of us can agree we're tired of the Favre act. I mean, in or out, Brett. C'mon.

I've long loved the way Favre played. I've praised him numerous times in print and once went so far to write that I don't own an NFL replica jersey, but if I did, it'd be Favre's No.4.

That was a long time ago, though. Favre has tarnished his legend with me to an extent just because of the way the last few years have unfolded.

I don't mind the guy playing until he's 40 (which he will be in October). I just don't like the "Will-he-or-won't-he?" soap opera that swirls around him every spring and summer. He's like one of those boxers who comes out of retirement 5-6 times.

Not that Favre's wishy-washy nature is a capital offense or anything, but I think I do know the right punishment for it. When Favre finally calls his next "retirement" press conference, whenever that may be, absolutely no one shows up.

26 comments:

704Champ said...

Favre is such a drama queen. He consistently puts himself ahead of his team or potential team and loves backing out of deals at the last second. ESPN seems to love it and help perpetuate it but ENOUGH FAVRE ALREADY!

Anonymous said...

The captain is already thinking about picking him off in December. :-)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like he just didn't want to go to training camp...

Anonymous said...

Is anybody but me sick and tired of this soap opera????

Anonymous said...

It must be quite addictive, the roar of the crowds. He reminds me of gladiators who fight only for the throngs of cheering fans. He is surely addicted to it.

Anonymous said...

Please just make him go away!!!

Anonymous said...

Favre handled it better this year. Following surgery, he wasn't ready for camp. Heck, he probably didn't want to be there the first two weeks, so what? The bottom line is, the Vikings and Favre knew exactly how this would play out weeks ago. And sports journalists were shut out, so now everybody wants to whine about it. Waaaaaa.....

He's a grown man with a world-class skill set that none of his detractors possesses, and therefore, he calls the shots. Public opinion? Pfffft!

Anonymous said...

Geeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzz! There's Something About Mary .

Anonymous said...

Theodoric of Yoric, Medieval Quarterback, (in need of a barber)
Put Steve Martin in.

John said...

I have been a Vikings fan for 39 years. As much as I hate the Packers and as often as Favre has beaten my Vikings, I would still vote him into the Hall of Fame. At 40, he is old and his skills aren't what they were, but he is still a better than most of the quarterbacks in the league (and still better than any QB the Panthers have, sorry, but it is true). I am excited that he will play for the Vikings this year, but it is as they say in poker, an "all-in" moment. The only way this move will be considered a success is if the Vikings win it all. Anything less will be second guessed for years to come. The Vikings have a much better offense than the Jets, and Favre won't have to throw it 50 times with Adrian Peterson in the backfield. I agree that there has been too much drama, but tonight I will go find a website where I can order a #4 Vikings jersey. See you on December 20th. I'll be back to talk smack, or take to it like a man if he gets hurt in the first game and my Vikes go 4-12.

Anonymous said...

I have all ways liked Farve and am just glad he is still playing. I know people are tired of him coming in and out of retirement but as long as he is playing some where I dont care, that is until he is physically unable to play.

Don't get me wrong though, I will be rooting for the Panthers all season long, including our Viking date.

Anonymous said...

I hope this comeback for him is as successful as Jordan's with the Wizards.Favre is a joke who throws just as many Ints as he does T.D.'s.

I wouldnt want him in a Panther Jersey unless the Franchise needed to sale jersey's and T-shirts to make a profit.

Anonymous said...

I am so sick of Farve now. I used to love him and thought he was one of the greatest. But his legacy has forever been tarnished and I wonder if he will make it to the Hall of Fame because of his actions over the last 3 threes. Brett - just give it up an walk away for GOOD. Enjoy your family. Stop playing these games- you have lost the respect of millions

FeisTCCy said...

This is the worst day for the Vikings, I am so sick of Favre stay retired already we Minnesotans could care less if you wanted to be here or not.

704Champ said...

"He's a grown man with a world-class skill set that none of his detractors possesses, and therefore, he calls the shots"

That would be all fine and dandy, except aside from being a more talented football player than the rest of the charlotte.com readers/posters, he is also a huge baby. Waah waah waah, I am Brett Favre, I am bigger than the NFL. Wrong Brett. The sport will go on when you're gone. You're NOT bigger than the league or any individual team. You're just dragging your great legacy through the mud. You thought MJ tarnished his legacy by coming back with the Wizards? Favre has one-upped that x10. What a big baby, always crying. Favre needs to just retire and GTFO of the sports news.

Anonymous said...

Not a very flattering photo, hahaha...

Big E said...

I don't know why he gets all the big fuss anyway.. he only has 1 superbowl ring. Which was like 13 years ago!! He as more interceptions than anyone. The ironman consecutive game streak should have long been looked at. He was on pain killers and drugs for yrs to keep playing.(no checks for steroids huh) Im jus saying. He ruined the Jets season and the QB they had showed him the way home. WHat exactly does he have that many other QB's don't?? I am not seeing where al the fuss comes from. He needs to take it home.. But his subpar yr this season wil be the last straw. No more crybaby retirement garbage. go mow your grass in MS

Ronnie M Bryant said...

I mean, Im not tired of Brett, he's my favorite QB of all time. And often times people forget, even you Scott, that Brett is human, we change our minds, 2, 3 or 4 times. In sports it happens so often. People are calling him a "drama queen" or "selfish", and he's everything but. It trully hurts me to hear the things people say about Brett. Jerry Rice came back, Emitt Smith came back. There teams wanted to move in different directions but those guys still wanted to play and so does Brett. LEAVE HIM ALONE!!! GOOD Grief, STOP passing judgment on people, can't we all be positive for just one day. Goodness this world is just so NEGATIVE, ALL THE TIME. The Panthers lost the 1st pre-season game and some "fans" said "oh were 7-9"...I mean Detroit went 4-0 last year in the pre-season, and what happened...0-16 happened. So let's take one day out atleast, and be positive. Please!

Anonymous said...

You think Farve was just a little jealous of being upstaged by Mike Vick's comeback!!!???

Anonymous said...

Most of you guys don't know jack
about real football. If you did
you would know that at thirty-nine
he's still in the top five. Who
care's about whether he's in or out.
He's back, and that good for football. Fowler you know less about football than golf.

Anonymous said...

Farve is a typical old athlete - he wants attention and his skills are diminished, so he is the drama boy - retiring every year and then crying to come back. He needs to go home and stay there.

PJ said...

Be careful what you say about Brett or you'll have the AARP coming down on you for disrespecting your elders.

J said...

Favre is a washed-up, narcisistic has-been. He'll look good this year, thanks to Adrian Peterson and that great defense. But at the end of the year, he'll hold a teary press conference announcing his retirement, then in April he'll hold another teary press conference saying he loves the game so much, he MIGHT want to come back, forcing the Vikes to make no plans, then in August he'll un-retire again.

Favre thinks the sun rises and sets on his backside, and he doesn't understand he is NOT one of the top 5 QBs anymore (Brady, the Mannings, Brees, Big Ben and Matt Ryan have all passed him by).

Favre, get over yourself.

Anonymous said...

Rather have Favre on my team than Vick.....

Robert Evans said...

I agree. Training camp is over so it’s time for him to play in some games. I’d be PISSED if I am Rosenfels or Jackson.

Lisa said...

I hope Favre steps it up this season and does well for his team.