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Please ignore the silly 'Favre to Panthers' rumor

Posted on: March 29, 2011 10:27 am
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Posted by Will Brinson

Yesterday, I could have sworn I heard something about Brett Favre going to the Panthers. However, because it was Monday morning, I simply chalked it up to "not enough coffee."

Turns out though, there was a brief mention of Favre heading to Charlotte yesterday, and it stemmed from a ridiculously casual blind-item mention by Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press.

"Don't discount the possibility of Brett Favre, who turns 42 in October, returning next season, but not with the Vikings," Walters wrote. "Maybe Carolina."

Um, or perhaps not. Yes, the Panthers have employed Jake Delhomme, and yes, they've often been a safe haven for veteran quarterbacks because of Carolina's penchant for running the ball and simply managing possessions from the quarterback position, but this is just silly.

For starters, John Fox (the guy who brought in the vets) is no longer in Carolina. Secondly, Favre is over 40. Thirdly, he was involved in a seriously awkward off-the-field scandal, which is the type of thing that owner Jerry Richardson just doesn't go for.

Oh yes, and Darin Gantt of the Herald Online already spent his Monday debunking the possibility.

"In a word (OK, three words), that's not happening," Gantt wrote yesterday. "Ran it up the flagpole early this morning, and the response was swift and sure."

Of course, the really terrifying thing is that Gantt adds "maybe somewhere" to his report, which means that we might not quite be done with the saga of No. 4 just yet. Sigh.

Gracias, Shutdown Corner

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:14 am
 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Aug 28, 2009
Posted on: April 5, 2011 4:44 pm
 

Please ignore the silly 'Favre to Panthers' rumor

Here's my 'fantasy football" No surgery this off season, then the Vikings re-sign Favre with a big signing of FA's to fix the o-line. Re-sign the best WR out there to fill the roster, MOSS. FA Brian Williams slot, draft a work-in-progress QB, again.

Then WE'RE BACK.....



Since: Jan 8, 2011
Posted on: March 30, 2011 5:37 pm
 

Please ignore the silly 'Favre to Panthers' rumor

But, as John Madden used to Say. "But IT"S BRETT FARRRRVAH (FAVRE). He can do anything he wants and do no wrong.



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: March 30, 2011 12:33 pm
 

Please ignore the silly 'Favre to Panthers' rumor

news really? really?



Since: Aug 3, 2010
Posted on: March 30, 2011 12:24 pm
 

Please ignore the silly 'Favre to Panthers' rumor

I'm going to go watch my grass grow.... ZzZzzZ



Since: Sep 3, 2007
Posted on: March 29, 2011 9:35 pm
 

Please ignore the silly 'Favre to Panthers' rumor

This is a member of the media riding a "big" name. Just like when you tune into sports center and they mention golf. First thing hey say is Tiger Woods is in 12th place. Then after they feed you some garbage, they inform you of the leader board. Let the guy retire already. I own a green bay jersey of his but will not wear an enimy color till he is out  of the league.



Since: Jan 8, 2009
Posted on: March 29, 2011 9:34 pm
 

Please ignore the silly 'Favre to Panthers' rumor

He doesn't have a league to unretire to.  That's the only good thing about the prospect of a strike is not having to deal with the Favre Circus for the first time in 6 years.



Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: March 29, 2011 7:29 pm
 

Please ignore the silly 'Favre to Panthers' rumor

Ignoring..thanks.


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