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Brett Favre

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 9:53 pm
by Jeff Boettcher
Catfish,
This one's for you.

brett favre returns as a viqueen? ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 10:57 pm
by Old Scout
At least he is getting good at retiring. Maybe he just likes having retirement parties. :lol:

In the latest sign that Brett Favre will never retire, a report out Tuesday afternoon says the future Hall of Fame quarterback plans to meet with the Minnesota Vikings this week.

Ed Werder of ESPN is reporting that Favre and Vikings coach Brad Childress will meet at an undisclosed location and explore the possibility that Favre could play the 2009 season in Minnesota. According to Werder, Favre and the team have a mutual understanding that he will decide soon whether he's going to play this year, and that if he decides he will play, he'll be fully committed to the team's off-season program.

Favre retired after the 2007 season with the Packers, then came back, was traded to the Jets, and retired again after the 2008 season. But the Jets released him last week, meaning he is an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any team that wants him. It sounds like there's at least a chance that the Vikings want him and that he wants the Vikings, and that Favre will play against the Packers twice in 2009.

Now won't that be interesting ! :?

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 11:04 am
by neup99
Meh, let him come back. I'd love to see Rodgers get a win over Favre. If he does come back, I just hope that it doesn't mean that John Madden will too. That would be tragic!

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 3:14 am
by Catfish
Hey Jeff, still got the ZZZZZZZZZZ's Allright just love all that insight. Your thread will probably stir the pot a bit. How about a love-hate debate over the Brettster. Ok folks, do you love him or are you disgusted by his primadonna queenship. What a drama.
P.S. Jeff, thought about you today while a buddy and I caught 50 crappies and gills. Schools of a couple of hundred around the boat. Then a school of about 800 very small bass, none of them bit. We were under the trestle.
Sorry folks, what about the Farvster?

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 6:17 am
by Deb Richardson
What's wrong with John Madden?

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 8:27 am
by neup99
Deb Richardson wrote:What's wrong with John Madden?


Great coach, horrible commentator. Can't take a joke either. Frank Caliendo does a great impression of him though. I will miss that.

As far as the Favre circus goes, I'm more disappointed than disgusted. Mostly because he will be remembered for the last two years more than the rest of his career. However, I'm sure he's well aware of what he's doing to his reputation.

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 12:12 pm
by Floyd Alvin
Personally I think Favre or anyone else has a right to work and to do so as long as they are able to find some one willing to pay them.

I do wish he could have finished his career with a few less antics but so be it.

As for his reputation, that reminds me of a line Don Johnson said in a movie, "It's not my job to worry about what other people think of me."

The other line I like even better is when a friend of mine was campaigning for mayor and was asked if he stood a chance of getting reelected after having made a large number of his constituents mad over a very controversial vote. His answer was; "I know a whole lot of people in this city. Half and them love me and the other half hate me, there are no undecided. But personally I don't give a d**n what any of them think of me. I have to live with what I think of myself, no one else."

He won by a landslide.

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 11:17 pm
by Jeff Boettcher
Catfish,
Sounds like you had a blast fishing the Trestle! I am definitely jealous. I still have to buy my fishing license for the year. Our daughter graduates from High School, our son's girl friend graduates from UWSP, Mother's Day & my mom's birthday also fall in May. I might be looking at the first week of June before I finally go fishing.

Two things bother me about the Favre stuff:
1.) If I had that much in the bank, I couldn't imagine why I wouldn't retire after the 2007 season, at the top of my game, & just enjoy my family.
2.) After all the Packer organization and the fans had given him, including unconditional support during his recovery from Vicodan addiction, he could trash that relationship.

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 3:51 am
by Catfish
Well by now all have seen the news report of Farve talking with the Vikings but saying no thank you I'm retiring. Gee, have we ever heard that before? If he holds true to that retirement he would be smart. Be with the family, catch some southern catfish, enjoy some of the fruits of his bank account. Like Jeff said he's got all the money he and his family will ever need. But that was the case the last time too.. He said it wasn't for the money, but for the love of the game. I always thought that for the love of the game, leave on a high note and leave while your knees, back, neck etc. are all still working right. When he came back from retirement the last time I thought that he, at the age of, what was it, 37 was old enough to be concerned with hurting himself during his last hoorah. Just think about what a shame it would have been to grab another year and walk around with a neck for the rest of your life you couldn't turn your head with, without the pain. It would have been back to Vikodin for sure. I think about Ali in that respect. He took a couple to many punches and now listen to him talk. He had enough money as well to enjoy life, still talking. Now with all that I have just said, with that and a dollar you could get a cup of coffee anywhere. haha

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:49 pm
by mrbrowns
I couldn't help but notice nobody has brought up this thread since yesterday's announcement, so I figured I'd offer up a few thoughts.
Look at Viking history and you'll notice a couple themes. The most obvious is a lack of Lombardi Trophies...ha ha... and the fact that they always bring in seasoned quarterbacks to lead their team. I think there's a saying about what kind of results they again should expect this year.
And not to beat a dead horse too much, Favre has done plenty of that already, but isn't this the exact type of drama the Packers were trying to keep out of their locker room last year? Yet Childress and the Vikings bring it upon themselves. Talk about a dissfunctional franchise. Put your lifejackets on Vikequeen fans, because my guess is troubled waters lie ahead on this love boat journey. The ticket should be worth the price of admission.
At least Vick can breathe easier now.
Oh yeah, and on a side note, I just want to mention I remained a Favre fan through last year's debacle. I've always loved the way he plays the game and I'm appreciative for what he's done to restore the Packer organization. But I'm still having trouble processing this most recent move. That's it from me. I'm off to start my new anger management classes.

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:38 pm
by Old Scout
I wouldn't doubt that there are going to be Favre jerseys being burned and his picture put on dart boards ! ! :lol:

I have a feeling that the viqueens are going to regret this just like the jets did last year.

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:29 pm
by Old Scout
I think this says it all ! ! :lol:

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:12 am
by Catfish
Old Scout, great cartoon, very funny and hit's the nail right on the head.
Jeff, I just knew that this Farve thing would stir a revival on this old thread. Old yes old thread, how long is the Brett Farve story? I do agree with you on the zzzzzz's, yawn, zzzzzzzzzz's, turn over and fluff the pillow, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!! Snort and snore, zzzzzzzz!!!
Not too long the Farvster will be eligible for medicare, just in case he would get hurt.

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:15 pm
by Old Scout
Another shot at favre

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:15 am
by KEN
This even has Viking fans upset!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VfHnCwLp14&feature

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:58 am
by Deb Richardson
Had some interesting conversations with Vikings fans this weekend. Very civil, very nice folks. They are pumped to have Brett on their side, they aren't expecting any miracles, just some good football. We'll see. Personally, I think he'll do well for them. However, I'm a little concerned he may sustain a career ending injury. Which wouldn't be right, especially if it comes against the Packers.

Bottom line is football is part of the entertainment business. Entertainment follows many avenues, comedy and drama. Football certainly has had both over the years. We'll need to wait for the next episode to see what will play out with Brett. So I don't really want to see anymore of this zzzzzzzzzzzzz. You guys wouldn't be posting if you were that tired or bored with the story. ~big obnoxious smiley face~

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:16 pm
by Jeff Boettcher
I hereby nominate Deb for the position of TLMB content quality cop!!!

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:28 am
by Deb Richardson
The Content Cop says, gee Brett didn't look too bad last night.

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:37 am
by Deb Richardson
The more I think about it I can't be the Content Quality Cop. That title goes along with being the Webmeister. Right Kerry.

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:45 pm
by Kerry Tobin
Hey, you want it, you got it! 8)

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:36 pm
by asterix
Why can't anyone let the man make and honest living? He loves football and maybe he loves money.

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:31 am
by Deb Richardson
Sarcasm will get you no where asterix, it's not about money with Brett, it's about football. Thank you Mr. Ted Thompson for taking away a big part of my Sunday!

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:22 pm
by asterix
I was dead serious. This whole thing is insane. If I worked at McDonalds and went to Burger King I doubt I would have the same problems as he is having. Why should people be able to tell him what to do just because he was successful in life.

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:25 pm
by asterix
Oh, and from now on if I am sarcastic I will try to use a tag such as;
<sarcasim>blah blah blah</sarcasim>

I'm sure I will forget from time to time, but I'll try.

Re: Brett Favre

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:08 pm
by Old Scout
Do you think he will notice that his paycheck is just a little tiny bit short. I doubt it.
From aol.

NFL Fines Brett Favre $10,000 for Cheap Shot on Eugene Wilson
The NFL has fined Vikings quarterback Brett Favre $10,000 for an illegal crackback block in Monday's preseason game against the Houston Texans, sending a strong message that cheap shots won't be tolerated in the league, no matter who is delivering them.
The illegal block came when Favre lined up as a wide receiver in a wildcat formation. When Vikings receiver Percy Harvin, who took the snap on the play, ran to Favre's side of the field, Favre ran inside and drilled Texans defensive back Eugene Wilson with a shot directly into his knees.

Wilson limped off the field after the hit, and Favre was correctly flagged for a 15-yard personal foul penalty. Favre insisted that he hadn't intended to hurt Wilson on the play, and Wilson was not seriously injured, but the blow was clearly illegal, and the NFL was clearly right to take action against Favre. Although a $10,000 fine represents less than one-tenth of 1% of Favre's reported 2009 salary of $12 million, the symbolic value of the fine is clear: The rules aren't just in place to protect star quarterbacks from anonymous defenders, they're also in place to protect anonymous defenders from star quarterbacks.