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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
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."


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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Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 6:22 pm

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

As a fan of the dreaded fins, I think we all know this season is already down the toilet and we haven't even started pre-season games yet. This organization is run by idiots, And until this team loses very badly so the owner can open his damn eyes and get rid of everyone this is going to continue to be same crappy team it is now. They haven't done anything in trying to improve a bad team to a better one. It's the same if not worse. Since this season is going nowhere for the dolphins, Having Favre play here would atleast be entertaining to watch is it not? I'd rather see him play and throw the long ball then to watch Henne do nothing and see boring games all season long. Another hope I have is that they loose all their games and we get a real HC and draft Luck next draft lol.

Since: Oct 8, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2011 6:20 pm

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

As a dolphins fan...i would rather live and die by the arm of Chad than see Brett come out and add to is INT record and see a guy risk hurting himself more than he already has...

The writers have been playing this up more and more just to get people talking.  Would be quite shocked if Brett came out of retirement again...

Since: Sep 11, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2011 6:11 pm

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


Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 6:10 pm

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

Brett go for it you still have it.... or wait remember what the Saints did too u in the NFC championship game... oh and what the bears did to ya last year... Buddy u r as old as im, and im in worse shape you keep this up you wont beable to get out of bed.Cool

Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2011 6:08 pm

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

Sweet Heaven, LET IT GO! Favre has no business stepping on a football field again unless it's with a whistle in his mouth. He's DONE, D-O-N-E done, and if you don't believe that, look at the way he played, or didn't play, last season. Coach Sparano should be smacked upside the head just for thinking of it.

Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 5:43 pm

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


Since: Oct 5, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2011 5:03 pm

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

Hell if they pay you Brett then hey join the Dolphins I ain't mad at you hell the way the stock market is and the economy is make yo money homey don't matter if you have a good or bad season you still gonna get that money so why not...LOL

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2011 4:56 pm

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

Must have been a slow sports day.  Sports writers are in the rumor starting business because they don't have anything better to write about.  You can't blame Favre that they won't leave him be. 

Since: Feb 9, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 4:54 pm

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

Will, this isn't news. This is manufactured news. The lockout is over, there are better things to write about than the supremely self-centered Bert Farver.

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2011 4:52 pm

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

Brett's not doing this.  The sports writers are.  They blow everything up bigger than life.  If Sparano had been pressed he'd say he was considering Vinnie Testaverde and Jeff George, too.

It's just BS.

If he does come back, I'll join you in blasting him this time!

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