Tag:Brett Favre
Posted on: January 20, 2011 8:26 pm
Edited on: January 20, 2011 10:48 pm
 

If we can't laugh at Favre, who can we laugh at?

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Because the Facts & Rumors blog can never get enough of Brett Favre or about spoof videos that make fun of famous athletes (Favre included), this was a necessary inclusion.

While the video is NSFW (it’s got some naughty language and some, um, rather suggestive scenes), it’s a rather clever take-off of LeBron James’ Rise Up video, starring a Favre look-alike (and sound-alike).

My favorite (printable) line: “Tommy, completions are way more awesome when you force them through triple coverage. Remember that!” And, of course, the last 15 seconds are gold.

Again, the video is NSFW (Not Safe For Work). Note: questionable language.



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Posted on: January 20, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Hot Routes 1.20.10: Favre's next stop



Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • It appears at this point that Bengals coach Marvin Lewis won’t make many – if any – changes to his coaching staff. Cincinnati fans have fallen out of love with offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski, but it sounds like Lewis will bring him back anyway.
  • Former Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell has taken that same job on Pete Carroll’s staff in Seattle. Well, since it doesn’t look like Brad Childress will return to coaching this year, I guess Brett Favre will just have to play next season with the Seahawks.
  • The Ravens gave up 40 sacks this season, and thus, Baltimore fired OL coach John Matsko and replaced him with assistant OL coach Andy Moeller – who faces seven charges, including DUI, from an arrest in September.
  • Packers fans probably aren’t happy to see the announcement that referee Terry McAulay’s crew will be working Sunday’s NFC title game. That’s because the last time McAulay had a Packers game, the crew penalized Green Bay 19 times (18 were accepted for 152 yards). For his part, Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy doesn’t sound too concerned.
  • Apparently, Bears LB Brian Urlacher and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers get along famously on the field. They have inside jokes, and they try to throw off the other one by calling out dummy audibles. Somebody needs to mic up those guys.
  • Once again, Bears S Chris Harris sat out practice today. He says he’s going to pla y Sunday, but you’d have to assume he’s going to have to get on the practice field at SOME point.
  • An interesting story in the NY Post on some of Darrelle Revis’ exploits in high school in a small Pennsylvania town.

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Posted on: January 19, 2011 11:34 am
 

Hot Routes 1.19.11: Beware of beards



Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • A newer, faster, less sticky way to procure your beer at a football/baseball/rodeo/curling event? Sign me up and color me impressed. This is today’s must-read, by the way. Via Dan Wetzel at Yahoo! Sports’ The Postgame.
  • Former Lions WR Charles Rogers continues to have problems keeping his houses from not going into foreclosure. This time, he owes about $421,000 for a condo in Birmingham, Mich.
  • A circuit court judge in Tampa has ordered former Buccaneers DL Chidi Ahanotu to give up his 2002 Rams conference championship ring, as his ex-wife tries to recover from him $130,000 in legal fees. Naturally, this news did not make Ahanotu very happy.
  • If you believe trash-talking fires up the other team or if you think Rex Ryan is trying to take pressure off his players with his continued proclamations, Ross Tucker of ESPN.com insists you’re completely wrong.
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune columnist Jim Souhan writes he’d rather have Packers coach Mike McCarthy on the sidelines than Vince Lombardi. An … um … interesting perspective. Writes Southan: “Clearly, McCarthy is the better coach. But in the interest of even-handedness, we have to give Lombardi this: He was the better dresser.” This is what we call the “minority voice.”
  • I wonder if Brett Favre can try to hijack major league baseball as well. A link to the MLB Facts & Rumors blog. I also think those boys are taking a shot at us.
  • Apparently, there are quite a few different ways to spell Chicago (my old Cincinnati Post buddies could think of at least one). The Green Bay Press Gazette came up with another attempt.

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Posted on: January 18, 2011 4:09 pm
 

Another masseuse emerges with Favre texting claim

Posted by Will Brinson

Brett Favre hasn't technically retired (just yet), so it's still news when a(nother) masseuse comes forward with claims about awkward texts from the Minnesota quarterback.

And, according to Deadspin.com, that's exactly what happened -- Stephanie Dusenberry reached out to the website (they have her typo-riddled email here as well as a very NSFW picture of a man posing naked in a mirror) to alert them that she received texts from a "Hattisburg.MS" number and eventually called the Eden Prairie police because she felt harassed.

She told Deadspin during phone conversations that "she had problems both in session and out of session with former Vikings defensive back Dwight Smith, wide receiver Aundrae Allison, and back-up running back Albert Young."

Young is (allegedly) the man in the NSFW photo that was (allegedly) texted to Dusenberry.

Awkwardly Dusenberry didn't save the text messages, but told Deadspin she is seeking to obtain the call logs. There's some significant disparity between Dusenberry's claim that she and Jerrad Biggar of the Eden Prairie police department had a conversation "explicitly about Brett Favre" -- Biggar told Deadspin that he "remembers having a conversation with a Vikings massage therapist this fall, but doesn't recall Dusenberry's name or any mention of Favre."

Bus Cook, Favre's agent, didn't return a call for comment on the situation and Greg Aiello, NFL spokesman seemed short with his comment to Deadspin as well.

"I haven't heard anything about this, won't comment on it, don't plan on looking into it at this time, and probably won't comment on it until necessary," Aiello said.

Obviously, any new news about Favre isn't exactly the NFL's concern if he's retired. But the possibility of an additional scandal breaking out in Minnesota (relating to "bizarre" sexual activity by members of the Vikings) certainly can't be palpable.

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Posted on: January 17, 2011 9:16 pm
 

Favre thinks Packers will 'win it all'

Posted by Will Brinson

It really wouldn't be the rest of the 2010 season if there wasn't some sort of drama Brett Favre, would it? And actually, it's to be expected that he'll be in the news to a degree, for as long as Aaron Rodgers is helping the Packers dominate (the comparison will exist, unfortunately, forever).

What's not to be expected is that Favre thinks the Packers are "by far" the best team left in the playoffs.

"Aaron is the best QB and the receiving corps is the best ever, maybe," Favre said in an e-mail to ESPN's Ed Werder. "But Dom [Capers] and the defense gets the MVP award at this stage."

Oh, no he did NOT just throw Rodgers a backhanded compliment like that! Just kidding -- it's nice of Favre, who just filed retirement papers with the league -- to start playing nice with Green Bay. "There is no bitterness," Favre also said. "I'm happy for them and very happy and content with my legacy."

Good for Favre -- perhaps watching Robert De Niro on the Golden Globes inspired him to realize that things could have ended worse for an all-time great.

Plus, he HAS to start working on getting back in the good graces of Packers fans. After all, he's only a few short months away from trying to begging Green Bay to sign him to a one-day contract so he can retire as a Packer!

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Posted on: January 17, 2011 11:39 am
Edited on: January 17, 2011 12:54 pm
 

Brett Favre files retirement papers

Posted by Andy BenoitB. Favre

Come on, you didn’t really think you’d read the last of these stories, did you? Brett Favre is retiring. And this time, he’s putting it in print.

According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, Favre has officially fired his retirement papers. Apparently, Favre got the paperwork done shortly after the conclusion of his disappointing 20th NFL season.

Does this mean there’s zero chance of Favre flip-flopping again? Hahahaha – of course not. Favre filed his papers in February 2009 but was granted reinstatement so that he could join the Vikings. After his tearful 2008 farewell press conference in Green Bay, however, Favre did not file the papers.

The difference between this retirement and the previous two is that Favre is 41 and coming off an injury-and scandal-plagued campaign. But who knows, maybe he’ll change his outlook and view that as “unfinished business” come August.

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Posted on: January 12, 2011 5:31 pm
Edited on: January 12, 2011 5:40 pm
 

Brett Favre's sister arrested in meth bust

Posted by Will Brinson

Meth labs are about as prevalent in the South as cheese grits, so it's not a huge deal when the cops bust one. Unless Brandi Favre, the sister of Brett Favre, is in the lab at the time, which she was according to a report on WLBT in Mississippi.

The local station reports that five individuals, including Brandi Favre, Brett's younger sister, were in a Diamondhead, Mississippi condo when Hancock County narcotics agents arrested them Wednesday. (And yes, this does kind of feel like piling on at this point, but until those retirement papers are filed, it's news.)

The report states that there was a drug buy spotted at a local gas station that led them to the location of the meth lab in a condo (which, based on my limited knowledge of meth labs -- largely generated by Breaking Bad -- is kind of a terrible place to have one), where the arrests were made and seven units were cleared out for safety purposes.

The charges for each individual haven't been released by the police yet, so it's entirely possible that Favre's younger sister was simply a victim of "wrong place/wrong time" circumstances.

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Posted on: January 12, 2011 4:30 pm
 

A third plaintiff on the way in Favre suit?

Posted by Andy BenoitB. Favre

Could the sexual harassment lawsuit against Brett Favre soon be getting a third plaintiff? David Jaraslowicz, the lawyer for Christina Scavo and Shannon O’Toole (the massage therapists who are suing Favre and the Jets for sexual harassment that allegedly occurred during the ’08 season) told Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio that the unnamed massage therapist who directly received Favre’s alleged advances could be joining the lawsuit.

“As a matter of fact, I’ve been contacted by her,” Jaraslowicz said, “but I’m not free to give any information at this point.”

Florio followed up with, “So what you’re saying is it’s possible she’ll be joining the lawsuit at some point in the future?”

“Possible,” Jaraslowicz said.

Scavo claims that Favre, via text, invited the unnamed massage therapist to his hotel room and asked her to bring along Scavo. Jaraslowicz acknowledged to Florio that Favre made no direct communications with Scavo or O’Toole.

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