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Sparano on Favre: 'I can't rule anything out'

Posted on: August 4, 2011 3:01 pm
Edited on: August 5, 2011 6:29 am
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Posted by Will Brinson



UPDATE (4:00 p.m.): Bus Cook, Favre's agent, likened Favre to Elvis (no, really) in an attempt to downplay the rumors.

"Brett Favre's retired, that's all I can say," Cook told ESPN. "He's like Elvis now. People just won't let go."

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The Brett Favre watch isn't dead, we're sorry to inform you. We thought it was dead when his agent Bus Cook told the press that Favre is "retired, period."

But then Tony Sparano, who's dealing with some major quarterbacking drama down in Miami, had to go and refuse to say he wouldn't look at Favre for the Dolphins.

"I can't rule anything out...I'm giving you the only answer I can give you," Sparano told reporters when asked about Favre, per Omar Kelly of the Miami Sun-Sentinel.

But all the fault isn't on Sparano -- Dave Hyde, a Sun-Sentinel columnist definitely poured a couple gallons of gasoline on the proverbial fire when he decided to write a column Thursday titled, "Why shouldn't the Dolphins call Brett Favre?"

His list of five specific reasons why the 'Fins should sign Favre are, actually, not that suspect, outside of the part about turning "the Dolphins from a team no one's talking about to one everyone is."

That's just silly, in my opinion. And not because all the publicity surrounding Favre with the Jets and Vikings the last two years has been terrible either. It's because the goal is to win football games, not "get attention." 

But, yeah, I'll recognize that Favre might sell more tickets than incumbent Chad Henne. And jerseys. And ... well, maybe that one works too, dammit.

Still, couldn't we at least just let the initial overtures on Favre begin in a way that doesn't require me to delete a bunch of comments telling me that "this isn't news"? Please?

Didn't think so -- and so we beat on, boat in the past and whatnot.

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Comments

Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 7:40 pm
 

Sparano on Favre: 'I can't rule anything out'

Why can`t the media idiots, and desperate coaches just say.... "Mr Favre, you`ve given this league 100% for many years, Thanks for the Memories, and enjoy your family, and your retirement". Instead, they beg, and beg him to come back, then bitch and bitch, and say, "Why don`t you just retire you old man.... What a bunch of Morons...



Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 7:15 pm
 

Sparano on Favre: 'I can't rule anything out'

WE WANT HENNE!!!! WE WANT HENNE!!!!  please phins i much rather have Chad starting than brett WE WANT HENNE!!!! WE WANT HENNE!!!!




Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2011 7:06 pm
 

Sparano on Favre: 'I can't rule anything out'

Way to go Sparano.  A total Dolphin answer; inconclusive, insignificant, and headline grabbing.  You could have said you have 'interest' in a 49 year old pool cleaner 30 miles north with limited skills and no arm.  Perhaps giving Ricky Martin or Marc Anthony a try out will also give the impression you're trying to win the AFC East.  Stop pushing ink so Fin Fans have something to talk about other than the last 20-odd Marlin home games.  You may hold the interest of magazine browsers in the 10 Or Less check-out aisle at Publix but football fans know you're holding two pennies and a good luck charm.



Since: Apr 29, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2011 6:56 pm
 

Sparano on Favre: 'I can't rule anything out'

Oh my GOD!  PLEASE!  NO!  Don't do it!  He's not worth it.



Since: Jan 29, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 6:51 pm
 

Sparano on Favre: 'I can't rule anything out'

Broncos , fins, 49ers, seatle,browns,cinncy , not tomentchion the number 2 spots he could fill to



Since: Jan 29, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 6:49 pm
 

Sparano on Favre: 'I can't rule anything out'

Are you kiding me look how long crappy pants testiverdy played and he suked huge pistachos. Farve is better that what at least five teams start out there any ways may be more brittle but way better . BRETT YOU CAN DOE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Jul 2, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 6:48 pm
 

Sparano on Favre: 'I can't rule anything out'

IF THIS IS THE BEST STORY ABOUT MIAMI CBS CAN COME UP WITH IT MUST BE A PRETTY BORING
OFFSEASON , BRETT FARVE WONT GO NO WHERE CLOSE TO SOUTH FLORIDA, CHAD HENNE WONT BE
THE STARTER THE ONLY STORY THAT WOULD BE OF INTREST IS WHO IS PASSING TO MARSHALL
AND BEST AND HANDING OFF TO BUSH @ THOMAS ...MY GUESS IS ORTON OR A LATE TRADE WITH ONE
OF THE FEW QBs STILL OUTTHERE AND AS FAR AS A REACH, IT MAYBE PALMERWHO WOULD THRIVE IN MIAMI AND ITS WARM WEATHER

 




Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2011 6:38 pm
 

Sparano on Favre: 'I can't rule anything out'

Greatest QB of all time he can do whatever he wants. The chuck norris of the sports world



Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2011 6:28 pm
 

Sparano on Favre: 'I can't rule anything out'

Do it Brett- NEVER retire!  I have visions of Brett Favre out on the field with a walker, side-stepping tackles to throw 45-yd bombs to the defense.  It's madness that coaches and GMs would actually think that Brett has something left to offer as a STARTER, instead of planning for the future with a young kid.

At this point, Brett is working against getting into the Hall of Fame.  Longevity alone doesn't justify a place in the HOF.  Last year was miserable and wouldn't been a sign to 99.99% of QBs that it was time to retire.  Not Brett though.  Geez, it must be tough to be a Vikings fan...!



Since: Oct 25, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 6:24 pm
 

Sparano on Favre: 'I can't rule anything out'

For all the people complaining about the story, wanting the drama to end, and stating he or she is sick and tired of hearing/reading the Brett Favre thing ... why did you click on the link and read the story? Wouldn't it have made more sense to bypass the story and move onto something else? Just curious.



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